Dear New Patients,

I am looking forward to meeting you. Since a visit to a new dentist can be unsettling to a patient, I thought it might ease your mind if you learned a little about me.

I attended high school in Memphis and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin. I completed my four years of dental school at the UT Medical Center in Memphis. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in June of 1981.

Upon graduation my husband convinced me to move to New York State. I was in private practice for eleven years in the small town of Warwick, NY. Although we loved Warwick, we longed to return to our home state of Tennessee. We fell in love with Knoxville and relocated here in May of 1996. I acquired this dental practice in December of 1996.

On a personal note, I have two daughters, Jo Beth and Dani. JoBeth is married to our nice son-in-law, Will. My husband, Booder,
is an artist and carpenter. We all love UT Lady Vols Basketball and try to attend every home game. I also love to cook and bake.

I am lucky to have a wonderful staff. The first person to greet you will be my receptionist, Teresa. She is also my insurance specialist. Lois is my chairside assistant and has been with me since I acquired the practice. My hygienists, Debi and Fara, came to us highly recommended. They will clean your teeth with care. Sam helps Teresa at the front desk on Mondays.

The staff and I attend several continuing education courses throughout the year in order to keep up with the latest procedures in dentistry. I enjoy all phases of dentistry. We especially enjoy doing esthetic dental procedures such as tooth whitening, bonding, facings and crowns. It gives us a special thrill to improve the quality of a smile.

I am comfortable working on children and enjoy having them, as well as their parents, as patients. As an office, we are committed to providing quality dental care while trying to make your visits with us as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Susan Orwick-Barnes, DDS, PC