Sevierville location is now open and accepting new patients!

Find us at any of the following locations:

Bearden Office

Farragut Office

Tazewell Pike Office

Sevierville 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 with KP Dentistry

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!


Undergraduate Degree – Millsaps College
Dental School – University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Dr. Charlotte Grant

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.


Dental School – University of Michigan Dental School
Residency – University of Minnesota

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.


Dr. Denise Terese-Koch, Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Denise Terese-Koch

Dr. Denise Terese-Koch was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1992 with a number of awards including Outstanding Leadership and Academic Excellence Award from the American Association of Women Dentists and the Outstanding Achievement in Dental Practice Management Award from the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration. In 1993, Dr. Terese-Koch received her General Practice Residency Certificate and Hospital Dentistry Certificate from Loyola University Medical Center. After earning a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998, Dr. Terese-Koch shifted focus to academia and earned her Master of Business Administration from Belhaven University in 2016, and her Doctor of Education in 2021 from Liberty University.

With her extensive education, training, and experience, Dr. Terese-Koch became the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Lincoln Memorial University-College of Dental Medicine in 2020. She was instrumental in establishing the College of Dental Medicine, developing the Doctor of Dental Medicine program from the ground up. Dr. Terese-Koch continued achieving and earning awards, including being featured as #21 in Incisal Edge’s 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry in 2021, earned a Fellowship from Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2023, and was named Industry Icon at the 11th Annual Lucy Hobbs Awards in 2024. Most recently, Dr. Terese-Koch made the decision to leave academia to focus on caring for the oral health of children in East Tennessee.

When she isn’t providing comprehensive dentistry and oral-systemic healthcare to her patients, she can be found spending time with her family and five dogs, camping, fishing, off-roading in her jeep, or cheering on the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. A fun fact about Dr. Terese-Koch is that she ran a horse rescue farm in Illinois!

Dr. Terese-Koch looks forward to meeting your family and providing your children with exceptional dental care here at Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry!


Dental School – Loyola School of Dentistry
Residency – General Practice Residency Certificate
Hospital Dentistry Certificate – Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship – Academy of General Dentistry
MBA – Belhaven University
EdD – Liberty University

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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