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Dr. Miranda Ritter has joined the Blue Ridge Family Dentistry team in Maryville, TN. Proudly focusing on comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry, building generations of beautiful smiles.

Orofacial pain and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be debilitating and finding treatment can be elusive. Dr. Molly Harriss has over 20 years of practiced expertise treating temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Most recently Dr. Molly completed the 2021-2022 Louisiana State University ...

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Dr. Molly just finished her training in Functional And Cosmetic Excellence (FACE) in Advanced Orthodontics. FACE takes orthodontics past straight teeth. FACE includes muscle physiology, joint health, airways, and bite function. It also considers the position of the upper and lower jaws for the be...

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Dr. Molly Harriss uses an array of laser therapies with hard and soft tissue lasers from Biolase. The clinical protocols used have been developed by Dr. William Chen.

Bacterial reduction inside the tooth’s root chamber is a special skill of Biolase laser. It can help maximize the life span of a...

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We are proud to announce Dr. Molly Harriss has received the Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR) from the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is reserved for Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry who have proven exemplary performance in continuous training, teaching, and comm...

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6 months ago
I have terrible dental anxiety and hadn’t been to the dentist in about 8 years. I was very nervous when I made my appointment but had heard good things about Blue Ridge. Yesterday was my first appointment and all of the staff was wonderful. Especially Lisa, the dental hygienist who did my exam. I expressed my apprehension of the dentist office and she made sure she explained everything we were doing and made a point to make sure I was comfortable. She was absolutely amazing and now I can’t wait to go back for my cleaning. I saw Dr. Allison and she was wonderful too. Very warm and welcoming. They made sure I understood what was going on and why they were making the recommendations they did. The office was clean and bright. Plus, I never once felt like I was being judged for my lack in previous dental care. Everyone was just happy I was there and they could provide what I needed at this time. Highly recommend Blue Ridge Family Dentistry!
- Hannah G
5 months ago
In a nutshell: These are good people who come together to help everyone who walk through their doors. For my military members, you want to go here. Just make sure that the staff in the front office and United Concordia are on the same page. In addition to all of this, Dr. Molly (owner and lead dentist, Lee (dental hygienist), and Misty (front office technician) are wonderful and patient professionals! They will blow you away with their exceptional service! Cheers!
- Mikey K
2 weeks ago
All the staff is very friendly and understanding of your needs. My husband and I have been very happy with the quality of the work we’ve had done. Love Dr John and his team of expert assistance’s that help take the fear out of being at the dentist.
- Sherry L

Comprehensive & Compassionate Dentistry

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Blue Ridge Family Dentistry provides compassionate and convenient dentistry to Maryville, Alcoa, Blount County, and East Tennessee. Our comprehensive general dentistry approach provides a breadth of traditional dentistry including crowns, bridges, dentures, root canals, implant placing, implant restoration, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and children’s dentistry. This approach allows you and your family to receive the majority of your dental care from one location, guaranteeing consistent care.

Our History
Founded in 2002, Blue Ridge Family Dentistry is a private general dentistry practice wholly owned by Dr. Molly Harriss, DDS. Our family has been providing care to East Tennesseans since the late Dr. Jerry Harriss started practicing dentistry in Lenoir City in 1976. Now we are located in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee. Dr. Molly Harriss and her team of associate doctors provide quality, state-of-the-art dentistry, focusing on comprehensive care and occlusion. We offer convenient hours and accept several PPO insurances; we strive to make it easy, convenient, and affordable for our patients to receive quality, compassionate care.

Our Doctors
Dr. Molly Harriss is one of the most esteemed general dentists in Tennessee. Her accolades began at Lenoir City High School in the early '90s. Some of her most recent accomplishments are listed below: 
  • FACE, Functional and Cosmetic Excellence an Advanced Orthodontics Course, 2022
  • LLSR, Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from Academy of General Dentistry, 2021
  • FOM, Fellowship in the International Association of Orofacial Myology, 2021
  • MAGD, Master of the Academy of General Dentists, 2019
  • MICOI, Master with the International Congress of Implantologists, 2014

Dr. John Williams is a cosmetic dentist with extensive training through the Louisiana State University (LSU) continuum on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. John received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He also received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management. He received his Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Zoology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dr. Amber Shaikh is a general dentist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in chemistry with a Biology minor. Dr. Amber then went on to graduate from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC. Most recently, Dr. Amber has completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program with East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine while practicing in Spruce Pine, NC.

Dr. Miranda Ritter is a general dentist from St Louis Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, in Nutrition and Dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Miranda went on to obtain her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from Southern Illinois University. She currently lives in Vonore with her husband and Miniature Schnauzer, “Barbara.” 

Insurance & Payment Arrangements
We collaborate with Delta Dental and Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). We work with various other PPO insurances through certain umbrella networks. We also offer a private individual membership option with competitive rates to insurance companies. 

Filing insurance claims and providing estimates is a courtesy extended to our patients. Any remaining balance is the patients responsibility. Patients can pay on accounts through this link.

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824 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37801

Business Hours

Mon:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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