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!

Preventive Services

Would you like to find a simple, affordable way to avoid dental problems?

A truly beautiful smile doesn't just look good – it is also healthy and free of disease.

At Clark Dental Studio, we understand the impact that unhealthy teeth can have on your quality of life. That's why our team spends a lot of time educating our patients about the importance of preventive services like dental cleanings and exams. Even if you haven't always been conscientious about oral hygiene or brushing and flossing, it's never too late to start! 

Eating healthy foods can also do a lot to keep cavities from developing.

A diet high in sugar and empty carbs is unhealthy for your teeth. Cavity-causing bacteria feed on the sugars produced by these foods, creating acid that eats away at your teeth and causes decay. But even though personal oral hygiene and diet are important, they aren't really effective unless combined with routine professional dental cleanings and exams.

As important as healthy teeth are, preventive services aren’t just good for your oral health. A lack of proper oral hygiene combined with chronic gum disease can contribute to serious issues like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and even pregnancy complications.

Routine Dental Exams

Routine dental exams give us a chance to keep up with the current condition of your oral health. These exams focus on your entire mouth to identify potential problems like early signs of gum disease, problems with your dental bite, and even oral cancer symptoms.

If you are a new patient, one of our doctors will chat with you to learn about your expectations for a healthier smile. Next, we’ll perform a visual exam to look for any signs of obvious problems. We'll also perform a head and neck exam for irregularities, unusual growths, or signs of any tumors. Aside from oral cancer, there are MANY other types of cancers and syndromes that have oral manifestations, and we're your first line of defense.

Digital x-rays allow us to view any problems that may be developing deep inside your teeth. During your follow-up visit, we’ll talk to you about our findings and work with you to develop a plan for treatment that fits your specific needs.

Professional Dental Cleanings

You can’t just rely on daily brushing and flossing at home if you want a really healthy smile. Even with the most conscientious care, it's still essential to schedule routine professional dental cleanings with a skilled dental hygienist to eliminate cavity-causing plaque and tartar on your teeth.

During these cleanings, we’ll also check for signs of gum disease and make appropriate plans for treatment. Cleanings twice a year are sufficient for many patients, but for those with a history of periodontal (gum) disease, we usually recommend more frequent cleanings.

Please Contact Us to Arrange an Appointment

Has it been a while since your last cleaning and exam? Please give our Chattanooga office a call. We’ll help you catch up with your oral health care and have you smiling proudly in no time!