Patient Testimonials
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.

From the initial telephone contact with Vicki, to the welcoming at the office by Serena, the prep by Ronisha and finally the exam by Dr. Durand, I don't know how it could have been any better.  Thanks for getting me in, for taking care of my pain, for Dr. Durand's honesty in accessing my problem, to getting me over to the oral surgeon to have the tooth extracted, you all were wonderful.  Most people don't like going to the dentist's office, but somehow, I feel like your office would just be a good place to drop in and visit.  Thanks again to all of you.

Harold A.

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.

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Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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. 



Training and Experience

We are committed to continuing education and learning.  We read journals and attend lectures, meetings, and conventions to stay informed of new techniques and advances in our field.  We also maintain membership in various professional organizations and study clubs.  


312 High St
Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 982-8000
Fax: (865) 982-8512