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!

Emergency Care

It is just natural for emergencies to happen when they are least expected. Everything seems fine one moment, then suddenly you’re hit with a painful toothache.

At this point, you have only one concern – getting relief and getting it as quickly as possible.

We’re Here When You Need Us

There’s no doubt that dental emergencies are stressful.

At a time like this, the last thing you need is the uncertainty of seeing a dentist you don’t know or who won’t be able to handle your emergency promptly. If ever there was a time when you needed immediate attention from people you trust, this is it. That is why, at Clark Dental Studio, we always make your dental emergency a priority.

By nature, dental emergencies are unpredictable, so we always reserve time in our schedule for seeing emergency patients. If your emergency occurs during regular hours, we’ll make arrangements to get you in as quickly as possible, usually the same day.

Of course, most emergencies seem to happen after hours, and we know how upsetting that can be – especially if the emergency involves your child! For your peace of mind, we regularly check our messages after hours. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible, listen to your concerns, and explain how to deal with the situation until we see you the next day. Dr. Clark and our team will do everything to make sure you get the treatment you need when it matters most.

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

With any type of emergency, your first step is to call us and tell us what’s going on. Our goal is to see you as quickly as possible. However, it’s a good idea to know how to deal with different types of emergencies before we can see you.

It's important to know that if your emergency involves trauma to your head, neck, or face, you need to call 911 as soon possible or go immediately to an emergency room. 

When a tooth is knocked out, time is of the essence because immediate action can make the difference between keeping or losing the tooth. Place the tooth in a glass of milk or water to keep it moist. 

In the case of a severe toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water. Try using floss to gently remove any debris or particles of food that may be stuck between teeth. Use an ice pack on the affected area at 20-minute intervals to relieve discomfort.

If you've cracked a tooth, rinse with warm water to clean the area. Again, a cold compress placed on your face (for no more than 20 minutes) will minimize discomfort and swelling.

A lost filling or dental crown weakens your tooth and leaves it without protection. Please call us immediately to minimize the risk of further damage.

Call Your Chattanooga Emergency Dentist

The team at Clark Dental Studio is here to make high quality dental care available to you when you need it. If you have an emergency, please contact us as soon as possible at (423) 266-7927. A member of our team will make arrangements to get you in to see us, probably the same day. After hours, you can call the same number, leave a message, and we will return your call promptly.