Find us at any of the following locations:

Bearden Office

Farragut Office

Tazewell Pike Office

Who We Are

We have an amazing team among 3 offices, who all understand the importance of making sure each and every child is happy and comfortable. Each doctor and staff member helps make Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry a fun, comfortable environment for children. Our team feels truly blessed to work with such an excellent group of people. Come in and meet us!

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Bo Townsend

Dr. Bo and his wife Minette both grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 75 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. They both graduated from Millsaps College in 1996, and Dr. Bo attended dental school at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis from 1996-2000. After completing dental school, Dr. Bo and Minette moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked in a dental office that primarily treated children. It was there that he discovered his passion for pediatric dentistry. Dr. Bo then completed an additional two-year residency program to specialize in pediatric dentistry at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.

Dr. Bo has treated children from around the world. He wants all children to have the opportunity for good oral care and to learn that going to the dentist is not a scary experience. He has been a part of several mission trips to help kids in pain and to spread the love of Jesus Christ. In 2000, Dr. Bo went on his first trip to Russia; in 2002, he went to Chile; in 2004, Africa; and in 2007, Nicaragua. He also treats children from Wears Valley Ranch in Sevierville, TN.

Dr. Bo is active in the dental profession. He has a specialty license to practice pediatric dentistry in Tennessee and he is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA).

Dr. Bo has three daughters Marley, Emory, and Reed. He stays busy watching them play soccer, run cross country and track. Dr. Bo also enjoys hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors with his family and friends in beautiful East Tennessee!

Education:

Undergraduate Degree – Millsaps College

Dental School – University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Dr. Jessica Tucker

Dr. Jessica Tucker grew up in Memphis, TN. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 2011 and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2015. She left home to complete her post-doctoral residency at Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates in Richmond, VA. She practiced for one year in Richmond until she realized nothing is better than home sweet home. She made her journey back to TN and moved to Knoxville to be closer to her identical twin sister and growing family. Dr. Jessica Tucker enjoys everything outdoors including running, biking, hiking, kayaking, listening to live music, and volunteering at local events and charity organizations. She also fosters for local pet rescues including the bulldog and French bulldog rescues.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association. She is board eligible with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jessica Tucker enjoys working with children and making their visits to the dentist a fun and enjoyable experience so they may have healthy smiles for the rest of their lives. Dr. Jessica looks forward to building long lasting relationships with KPD’s patients and their families.

Education:

Undergraduate Degree – Mississippi State University

Dental School – University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Post-Doctoral Residency – Bon Secours Pediatric Dental Associates

Dr. Charlotte Grant - Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Charlotte Grant

Dr. Charlotte graduated from University of Michigan Dental School in 2004, and was general dentist in Michigan for 17 years before going back to school to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She completed her pediatric residency at University of Minnesota in 2023, and is now a board-eligible specialist. During residency Charlotte focused on medically and behaviorally complex patients. She believes every child deserves dental care.

When it came time to seek a job after residency, Charlotte and her husband decided they were tired of Michigan winters and settled in Knoxville. Since coming here they have been enjoying the local arts scene, the outdoor activities, and the much warmer weather. Charlotte and her husband have two teenage daughters, and a rescued dog named Emma. They enjoy visiting family in Michigan, but are very happy to call Tennessee home.

Dr. Samantha Rose

Dr. Samantha Rose

Dr. Samantha Rose was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since childhood, she has always loved being around others and helping her community. Drawing inspiration from the impact of her hometown pediatric dentist, she decided to pursue dentistry with the goals of helping others and positively impacting her patients.

She attended Florida Atlantic University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Rose discovered her true passion—working with children. Dr. Rose is an incredibly warm, compassionate, dedicated, and kind person who cares about her patients and community. She loves the energy and excitement of pediatric dentistry and feels right at home working with children. In her free time, Dr. Rose loves learning about pediatric care as well as spending time with family, friends, and her rescue dog, Arlo.

 

We Love Our Staff

Our staff is the best around! They are highly trained, caring, and passionate about pediatric dentistry. We know that children can have a lot of anxiety at the dentist, but we assure you that our staff will do our very best to make your child comfortable and confident in the dental chair, giving you peace of mind that your child is receiving quality care.

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