Meet Dr. Matthew Clark
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Welcome to our Practice

Welcome to Clark Dental Studio!

We’re so glad you stopped by to learn more about our practice. It’s our goal to provide you and your family with the most comfortable and pleasant dental experience you’ve ever had!

Dr. James Kimball established his practice at this location nearly 40 years ago, serving patients from Chattanooga and surrounding areas. Dr. Matt Clark recently purchased the current practice, Clark Dental Studio, and is grateful to Dr. Kimball for the wonderful care he has consistently provided to his patients. We’re very excited about carrying on his tradition of excellence!

Our Core Values Put Your Needs First

We understand that many people are fearful about visiting the dentist. Over the years, our wonderful team has worked with fearful patients, helping them to overcome their fears. Using a friendly, compassionate approach, we’ll show you that it really isn’t necessary to spend your life avoiding dental visits due to anxiety.

When you have scheduled time with us, our focus is completely on you and your needs. We spend the time it takes to get to know you because we’ve found it’s the best way to put you at ease and help us understand your concerns. And when you know you’re being cared for by people who care about your feelings, suddenly dental care seems a lot less challenging!

We are committed to treating all our patients with the highest degree of respect and understanding. If we believe you need a particular procedure, we’ll take the time to discuss why it’s necessary and how it will benefit your oral health. By making decisions together, we ensure that you receive the care that’s best suited to your needs.

We Take the Stress Out of Managing Dental Care

You probably have financial concerns about your dental care, and we want to do everything we can to minimize these worries for you.

If you’re insured, you may have lots of questions about what is and isn’t covered and how it will affect your dental care. Our goal is to take the guesswork out of insurance coverage and benefits and ensure you always receive the maximum benefits offered under your policy.

We work with a number of insurance companies, including Delta Dental, Cigna, Aetna, and River Health. However, we are happy to file all insurance claims for our patients’ convenience. Please contact our Chattanooga dental office with your insurance questions and we’ll find the answers you’re looking for!

If you’re not insured, that's no problem, either. We accept all major credit cards and also offer interest-free CareCredit financing. CareCredit allows you to arrange easy monthly payments that fit your budget. Please contact our office to learn more about this convenient interest-free financing option and apply for instant approval.

Please Call to Schedule Your First Appointment!

Are you tired of dealing with dental practices where you feel your needs aren’t being met? Managing your oral health care is vital to your overall well-being, and we want to make it a pleasure for you to be an active part of that process.

Please call our Chattanooga dental office to arrange a convenient appointment so you can experience top-notch service in a warm and inviting environment. We look forward to welcoming you!

Our Team

Clark Dental Studio

Every member of our team is committed to treating you with honesty, compassion, and respect for your individual needs. We want you to be comfortable, so we've created an environment that is friendly and welcoming from the moment you enter our reception area until you leave our office with a healthier smile.

Please take a moment to meet the exceptional team that makes it easy for us to deliver the highest quality dental care possible!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Matt Clark

Dr. Matt Clark

Originally from Union City, Dr. Clark grew up wanting to be a dentist. He entered college close to home at the University of Tennessee-Martin, never changed his course of study, and stayed true to his plan, graduating with high honors and a degree in cell and molecular biology. He then went on to Memphis to attend and graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.

Upon graduation, he moved to his wife’s hometown of Dyersburg to work in a pediatric dental office, which is the probable cause of his residual "goofiness" after relocating to Chattanooga. Being able to work and learn from the dentists at Dyersburg Pediatric Dentistry was a remarkable experience.

In his free time, Dr. Clark loves spending time with his wife of 5 years, Kari. And although he does not have any children, he does have a miniature schnauzer named Gracey who is his "precious baby girl." He loves to eat weird food and is a huge fan of the Duke Blue Devils.

Dr. James Kimball

Dr. James Kimball is a Chattanooga native and attended the McCallie School. He is a 1968 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and served as an officer in the US Army for five years, mostly overseas. After proudly serving his country, Dr. Kimball returned to the US and received his Doctor of Dental Science Degree from UT Memphis. He has been practicing dentistry in Chattanooga since 1978.

Dr. Kimball has provided his services to the community at the Dr. Bill Roy Mercy Dental Clinic and is an active member of the following associations:

American Dental Association
Tennessee Dental Association
Chattanooga Area Dental Society
International College of Dentists 
Chattanooga Dental Implants

Kari - RDH

 Kari

Kari is originally from Dyersburg and moved to Chattanooga in May of 2016. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she obtained the prerequisite coursework for dental hygiene. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. While at the UTHSC, she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.

Kari has been practicing as a dental hygienist since 2007. When not working, she loves spending time with her husband Matt and her miniature schnauzer, Gracey. Her other hobbies include reading, playing in a trivia league, baking, and watching college basketball (let’s go, Duke!). She’s very excited to now be a Chattanoogan and looks forward to meeting all the patients very soon.

Lesley - RDH

 Lesley

Lesley has a bachelor's degree in economics from UT Knoxville and an associate's degree of applied science from Chattanooga State in dental hygiene. She has been practicing in the dental field for 14 years. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, and hiking. She and her husband have two boys (who floss every day!).

Mimi - RDH

 Mimi

Mimi was a member of the first graduating dental hygiene class at Chattanooga State in 1978. She's worked steadily except for taking a few weeks off to have two children – her daughter, who works at Sequatchie Cove Creamery and is the founder of Chattanooga Girls Rock, and her son, who is a chemical engineering student at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. She is currently planning her second career as a gardener and master custodian for forgotten animals.

Sherry - RDA, CDA

 Sherry

Sherry is from the East Brainerd area but currently lives in North Georgia. She graduated from Chattanooga State with a dental assisting certificate in 1987. She enjoys spending most of her time attending sporting events with her son. She also has three dogs that occupy the rest of her time.

Jenny - RDA

 Jenny

Jenny graduated from the Chattanooga State Dental Assisting program in 2013 and has been in the office for three years. Originally from Peachtree City, Georgia, Jenny moved to the Chattanooga area in 2011. She has two fur babies and a precious 10-year-old boy. She enjoys coming to work everyday and couldn’t imagine spending her days anywhere else (except with her son, of course). When Jenny is not working or taking her son to taekwondo practice, she enjoys swimming, cooking, and eating Mexican food.