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Patient Testimonials

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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.

What makes us different?

Our office was the first endodontic practice in the Knoxville area to incorporate the use of microscopes as well as digitally captured x-ray images.  Microscopes provide an excellent view inside your tooth during treatment allowing the doctor to treat problems in a much more meticulous way.  Digital x-rays provide greatly enlarged images of the teeth and allow each image to be captured with far less radiation to you.

Most patients have places they would prefer to be other than a dental office.  Some have had bad dental experiences in the past and have significant anxiety.  We like to learn from you what special needs you have and customize our approach to your care.  Our goal is to give you technically excellent care in a way that leaves you with "spring in your step" when you leave and greater confidence in your ability to have a good dental experience in the future.  

We have online collaboration with referring dentists.  This allows us to send your dentist x-rays and details of your care in real time.  This reduces delays and miscommunications regarding your care.

We employ the latest barrier techniques and follow ADA, CDC, OSHA and TOSHA guidelines relating to infection control.  We use 2 autoclaves that are monitored by Blount Memorial Hospital to insure our instruments are being properly sterilized.

We recycle as much of our office waste as possible and have upgraded our equipment to reduce the amount of water we use.

Since 1992 each patient treated has been given a fresh flower upon completion of their visit as a symbol of our dedication to make your visit as comfortable and as pleasant as possible.

Office location

We are located on High Street, not far from the Blount County Courthouse and Ft. Craig Elementary School.  The office is surrounded with mature trees and a stand of bamboo which provide pleasant views for the picture windows in the reception and patient care rooms.  The trees also provide habitat for birds, squirrels, and a groundhog.

WE are a short drive from Knoxville, Lenoir City, and Sevierville.
Services to those in need

Over the years the staff and doctors of Foothills Endodontics have participated in serving those with unmet dental needs by participation with Remote Area Medical, Good Samaritan Clinic, Blount Smiles, Trinity Dental Clinic and Donated Dental Services.

Holiday Donations 2015

Giving back to local charities has become a tradition to the staff here at Foothills Endodontics. Every year our office chooses an angel tree or organization to purchase toys and needed items for. We each took much pride in hand picking these gifts for "Toys and Things for Blount County Society" this year in 2015. We look forward to our next opportunity to GIVE a little piece of happiness.

312 High St
Maryville, TN 37804

(865) 982-8000
(865) 982-8512