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Dr. Kalchthaler,

I very much appreciate you getting me in so quickly and fixing my tooth. I had been in pain for 4 days and you did a great job on the root canal, no pain then or now. 

Thank you,


Jeffrey M.

The experience in your office was fantastic.  Everyone was helpful and pleasant.  I can say that I do not like having a root canal, but the experience there makes it much better.  I appreciate the professionalism of each and every person in the office.  Dr. Durand is wonderful and very courteous and professional.  His calm and quiet demeanor puts you at ease.  The flowers are a nice touch too!

Cathy H.

I have never experienced the professionalism, caring, and friendly atmosphere from any organization albiet medical or otherwise.  Thank you,

Richard N.

Had a great experience at your office. Dr. Kalchthaler was so caring and gentle and the staff was wonderful.
Tammy S.

I'm happy to say that I was more than pleased with my experience at your office. Your office personnel, the dental assistant and of course Dr. Kalchthaler. What most expect to be a miserable experience, was more than comfortable for me. Ya'll did a great job.
Gene F.

To have a root canal and admit it was a good experience is really saying something!!  Dr. Durand and his ENTIRE staff were wonderful.  So professional, caring and kind.  I can't say enough good things about all of you.  I have already recommended you to friends and family if they should need you. 

Emily K.

Dr. K and staff,

You make the world a better place for all those whose lives you touch. Hope all the good care you give to others comes back to you. Thanks for the great care during my recent root canal. A special thanks for seeing for so quickly.

Jeff T.

I have been directed to Dr. Durand for possible root canal procedures twice by my dentist, Dr. Spencer. The first time I was surprised and pleased when Dr. Durand told me he felt after my exam. He felt I did not require a root canal. My friends said that in their experience if you went for an exam you were always told by the doctors they saw that the procedure was necessary! Apparently, Dr. Durand is to be considered the exception who truly puts the patients needs first! This time I was having considerable pain and after the exam he sat down with me and explained that he felt it would be in my best interests. All of you and the doctor were very professional, efficient and kind. I had heard so many horror stories about the procedure that I was very nervous but everyone made sure to make me comfortable and at ease. This evening even though I just had it done this afternoon I feel less pain than I did before it was done! And just in case I was having trouble the doctor just called me to ask if everything was OK. I am so grateful for the exceptional care and concern I don't know how to explain it. Thanks so much and God bless you all. 

Kathleen W.


I wanted to thank you and your staff for your exemplary professionalism and care.

This was my second procedure in your office, and I'm again impressed with Foothills Endo.

My wife has worked in the dental community for well over 3 decades, and I'm somewhat familar with the dynamics of various practices. I have nothing but the highest praise for you and your staff!

By the way, my recovery has been speedy; so far, so good.

My very best,


Steven B.

Dr. Mark Kalchthaler and Staff,

Barbara and I want to express our most sincere thanks to you and the staff at Foothills Endodontics for the most professional, courteous, friendly, and sincere caring given me while under your treatment and follow up.

Your generosity, in consideration of our personal needs in these economic times, demonstrated a true compassion for your patients. A personal phone call from the doctor the evening following my procedure was the most comforting and appreciated.

Barbara and I extend ur most heartfelt thanks to each of you. God bless you, one and all.

Ronald H.

A little word of thanks....for a whole lot of nice!

Thank you for the great experience I had in your office. The words "Root Canal" were dreaded by me but after my visit in your office I have different feelings.

Thank you to a wonderful office and staff.

Becky C.

Dear Dr. Durand,

I am writing to briefly but sincerely thank you for what did in assisting me when I came in to have my root canal done back in May. I feel as though I have a brand new tooth! Your workmanship was so outstanding that I never needed any post-op pain relief, and after the first week, even the biting down discomfort was gone.

What you taught me about my teeth and my destructive lifestyle habits during those two visits doubtless spared me many times more the greif and expense further down the road and will stay with me for life. I haven't purchased even one Hall's cough drop since that time and have made some other necessary changes as well.

For everything you did in properly educating me and in helping me beyond my current distress, thank you from my heart! You and your staff are the BEST, and I wish you all a blessed and beautiful year in every way.



Shirlisa H.

Dr. Kalchthaler and Staff,
Thank you so very much for getting me into your office Tuesday afternoon. I appreciate the kindness and care expressed by you and your staff while I was there. I am doing fine & look forward to the next visit to complete the procedure.
May God Bless you all!!
Thanks again,

Julie G.

Dr. Durand & Staff,

     Just had to write you a note to say thank you for the quality service I got when I came for my root canal.  I know I was really scared & you all put me right at ease.  It really was as easy as you said it would be ( I still can't believe it)!

     Thanks for making it pain free and for being so kind hearted.  You all should be proud of what you do for patients.


Tammy T.

Dear Dr. Durand,

     I want to thank you for all the help and concern when I saw you twice in January.  I sincerely appreciate your not doing a root canal and being so patient and thorough in your search for the cause of my intense pain.  You were absolutely right- it was a nerve issue.  The pain eventually stopped when I quit flossing every day under the "cantilevered" tooth and allowed it to heal.

     Thank you for your honesty and integrity.


Melody G.

To the Office Staff of Dr. Larry Durand,

     I just wanted to thank each of you for the kindness, gentleness, and great care you gave me when I visited your office.

     You were all so sweet and considerate.  I was very inpressed by that.  Thank you also for the lovely flowers you gave me when I was leaving!  You made my root canal experience somewhat pleasant!

     Thank you for caring!


(I appreciated the follow-up call as well!)

J. G.

Dr. Durand & Staff,

Our family would like to thank you for taking time out of your weekend to take care of Christopher.  It meant a lot to him when you called to check upon him.  He really does trust you and your judgment which means a great deal to Mike and I.

Thanks again for your excellent care.

Mike, Lynne, & Christopher F.

Dear Dr. Durand,

Referred to you by my dentist, I contacted your office last week and was graciously given an immediate appointment.  I just wanted you to know how absolutely wonderful your staff is.  Very kind and understanding, they put me at ease and even presented me with a flower as I left!

Seldom does one find such a level of hospitality in a business office.  Your ladies are terrific and I am deeply grateful for their kindness.

                                                                                       Thank you!


Eva P.

Dear Dr. Durand,

I have never written a thank you card to any doctor.  I just wanted to express my gratitude for the professional work you did on my root canal.  Most medical professionals I come in contact with have no bedside (or chairside) manner.  You are the exception to the rule.  Your staff is also to be commended in this area.  I hope I never have to have another root canal, but if I do, I would want you to do it.

                                                                                                  Best regards,


Brian M.

I was very impressed.  I felt like I was in a spa except "for the shots".  But that couldn't be helped!  It was the best dental office I've ever been in!!  Loved the follow-up calls!  I've never had a dentist call to check on me that night and the next day!

Dr. Durand and all the staff are number one in my book!  I will be singing your praises everywhere I go!!  Thanks so very much!

Arlene H.

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We provide our patients and referring doctors the best care available.    We are friendly and caring and recognize that each patient presents as a unique individual, with special needs and requests, which we strive to identify and fulfill. Our knowledge, technique and instrumentation raise the standard for excellence and profitability. Our attention to the technical as well as the human aspects of endodontic care sets us apart from others and elicits favorable reactions from our patients and referring doctors.

We are committed to personal and professional growth that is ongoing. This continuous journey gives us satisfaction, joy and a prosperous career.

While our goals give us direction, it is the challenge that is of greater importance. We take every opportunity to give our best to each patient and each other. We are loving and joyous with each other. This atmosphere empowers each of us to be happy, alive, and fulfilled. Our office is a fun place to be and brings us personal fulfillment and inner peace.

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Our mission is to provide each patient with excellent endodontic care in a pain-free and caring environment.  We understand how uneasy some patients are with dental visits and make every effort to provide you with a comfortable and positive experience. 



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Maryville, TN 37804

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