Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry

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  • 705 Gate Ln

    Knoxville, TN 37909

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I have been taking my kids to another dentist up until today. What a difference! Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry was wonderful! Everyone was pleasant, and the atmosphere was great. Despite having never been there, my children were immediately at ease. After two years with the other dentist, I still had never met the man. Never even talked to him on the phone. Dr. French personally looked at both of my children's x-rays and made himself available to answer any questions I might have had. The assistants are excellent, as well. My kids spoke glowingly of them after their appointment. I am so pleased that I chose Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry for my children.

I also witnessed parents being allowed to sit on the table and hold their young children during their teeth cleanings. What a comforting thing to offer a scared, young child! A+ to the staff for realizing that some kids might need a bit of extra consideration to feel comfortable!

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I have been taking my kids to another dentist up until today. What a difference! Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry was wonderful! Everyone was pleasant, and the atmosphere was great. Despite having never been there, my children were immediately at ease. After two years with the other dentist, I still had never met the man. Never even talked to him on the phone. Dr. French personally looked at both of my children's x-rays and made himself available to answer any questions I might have had. The assistants are excellent, as well. My kids spoke glowingly of them after their appointment. I am so pleased that I chose Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry for my children.

I also witnessed parents being allowed to sit on the table and hold their young children during their teeth cleanings. What a comforting thing to offer a scared, young child! A+ to the staff for realizing that some kids might need a bit of extra consideration to feel comfortable!

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We have been going to Dr. Townsend for about 4 years now, and we usually have nothing but great things to say about our visits. However, this last time was less than great. Dr. Townsend and his crew are wonderful, and the service and attention provided to my daughter were amazing, as usual, but it was the scheduling that upsets me. My daughter came in for a cleanning in March, and I was told she had a cavity. Long story short, after losing and regaining dental insurance, I called the first part of september to get an appointment to get her tooth fixed. The office staff was very polite, and I explained exactly what i was needing (my daughter's tooth fixed). I got an appointment within 2 weeks. I take a 1/2 day off from work, keep my daughter out of school, and get to the office, and get her cleanning. No cavity fill. Dr. Townsend tells me she has a cavity (which is why i originally came), and told me I need to come back to get it filled. When I get to the front to make the appointment (again), it was another 2 weeks out. So now I get to miss more work, my daughter gets to miss more school, and I get to spend more in gas to drive to take care of something I thought was getting taken care of this week, and my daughter's tooth is still bothering her. I love Dr Townsend, and I don't want to go anywhere else, but this is so annoying. How hard is it to actually listen to what a parent is trying to say?

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We have been going to Dr. Townsend for about 4 years now, and we usually have nothing but great things to say about our visits. However, this last time was less than great. Dr. Townsend and his crew are wonderful, and the service and attention provided to my daughter were amazing, as usual, but it was the scheduling that upsets me. My daughter came in for a cleanning in March, and I was told she had a cavity. Long story short, after losing and regaining dental insurance, I called the first part of september to get an appointment to get her tooth fixed. The office staff was very polite, and I explained exactly what i was needing (my daughter's tooth fixed). I got an appointment within 2 weeks. I take a 1/2 day off from work, keep my daughter out of school, and get to the office, and get her cleanning. No cavity fill. Dr. Townsend tells me she has a cavity (which is why i originally came), and told me I need to come back to get it filled. When I get to the front to make the appointment (again), it was another 2 weeks out. So now I get to miss more work, my daughter gets to miss more school, and I get to spend more in gas to drive to take care of something I thought was getting taken care of this week, and my daughter's tooth is still bothering her. I love Dr Townsend, and I don't want to go anywhere else, but this is so annoying. How hard is it to actually listen to what a parent is trying to say?

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The most amazing, caring staff, Dr. Bo Townsend is wonderful with my son, and his staff is as well. Extremely clean, a bright and friendly environment, not at all what you'd expect from a dentist's office. Completely kid-centered, there is nowhere else I would want my child to go!

In response to the review below: My child has been going to KPD for five years and has never had so much as a cleaning without first doing an x-ray, so I'm not buying that. I have also never heard Dr. Bo talk to a child in a belittling way. I have heard him instruct them not to kick or bite him, which I find perfectly reasonable.

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The most amazing, caring staff, Dr. Bo Townsend is wonderful with my son, and his staff is as well. Extremely clean, a bright and friendly environment, not at all what you'd expect from a dentist's office. Completely kid-centered, there is nowhere else I would want my child to go!

In response to the review below: My child has been going to KPD for five years and has never had so much as a cleaning without first doing an x-ray, so I'm not buying that. I have also never heard Dr. Bo talk to a child in a belittling way. I have heard him instruct them not to kick or bite him, which I find perfectly reasonable.

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After being a wife and survivor of physical, mental and verbal abuse from a marriage that brought fourth four of the most beautiful children in the world, I was apprehensive of seeing a male dentist my insurance and many other parents recommended Dr. Bo Townsend to me for my four children two of which were born premature and the other two being extremely shy and fearing dentists after seeing a dentist that Dr. Bo used to work with years ago, my children's ages are 12, 11, and then the two 7 year old twins, anyway upon our arrival to his office several years ago we were treated with the utmost respect, care and kindness. Dr. Bo and his staff was completely professional and very gentle with my children even though they knew nothing of my children or my life and the pain we have undergone over the years. As of today, I can tell you that my children still love Dr. Bo and his entire staff, they have been seeing him since my oldest was 5 or 6 and he is 12 now, and to my dismay the only disappointment that we have had was today when I was told that Dr. Bo was only seeing children 6 and under but recommends my children to another Dentist who is in the same office Dr. French, we are going to miss Dr. Bo and his great care but he highly recommends my children to Dr. French so I know that they will still receive the great care they always have. Another disappointment we have had is that I just found out that Mrs. Bobbie is gone? I never knew this lol no wonder I did not get a call for Girl Scout cookies this year, she was awesome and always ordered cookies from my girls every year.The greatest disappointment is the finding of the slanderous woman who found it necessary to start this blog about the great Dr. Bo it is a disappointment that some people have to start something in order to put their blame of irresponsibility on someone as great as Dr. Bo.My children and I love Dr. Bo and all he stands for and we hope that he continues his work in the 3rd world countries spreading the word of Jesus Christ and we hope that God continues to bless Dr. Bo with many, many more years of all of his great care and kindness and the strength he needs to continue the great work that he does. Sincerely,I. K.

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After being a wife and survivor of physical, mental and verbal abuse from a marriage that brought fourth four of the most beautiful children in the world, I was apprehensive of seeing a male dentist my insurance and many other parents recommended Dr. Bo Townsend to me for my four children two of which were born premature and the other two being extremely shy and fearing dentists after seeing a dentist that Dr. Bo used to work with years ago, my children's ages are 12, 11, and then the two 7 year old twins, anyway upon our arrival to his office several years ago we were treated with the utmost respect, care and kindness. Dr. Bo and his staff was completely professional and very gentle with my children even though they knew nothing of my children or my life and the pain we have undergone over the years. As of today, I can tell you that my children still love Dr. Bo and his entire staff, they have been seeing him since my oldest was 5 or 6 and he is 12 now, and to my dismay the only disappointment that we have had was today when I was told that Dr. Bo was only seeing children 6 and under but recommends my children to another Dentist who is in the same office Dr. French, we are going to miss Dr. Bo and his great care but he highly recommends my children to Dr. French so I know that they will still receive the great care they always have. Another disappointment we have had is that I just found out that Mrs. Bobbie is gone? I never knew this lol no wonder I did not get a call for Girl Scout cookies this year, she was awesome and always ordered cookies from my girls every year.The greatest disappointment is the finding of the slanderous woman who found it necessary to start this blog about the great Dr. Bo it is a disappointment that some people have to start something in order to put their blame of irresponsibility on someone as great as Dr. Bo.My children and I love Dr. Bo and all he stands for and we hope that he continues his work in the 3rd world countries spreading the word of Jesus Christ and we hope that God continues to bless Dr. Bo with many, many more years of all of his great care and kindness and the strength he needs to continue the great work that he does. Sincerely,I. K.

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I just moved here from South Carolina with my husband and our 3 boys. I just called to make an appointment with Dr. Bo because of a great referral and what I had ready here on line! When the receptionist answered she had told me that Dr. Bo only sees children usually under age 6 as new patients. When I told her that my 11 yr old son had PDDNOS and Epilepsy she said that she would be happy to book them with Dr. Bo in that case. She not only booked both my boys with him she was very nice and understanding of my fears. Our appointment is in April I will be happy to write about my experience after that time. Until then thanks you to the receptionist that took my call today!

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I just moved here from South Carolina with my husband and our 3 boys. I just called to make an appointment with Dr. Bo because of a great referral and what I had ready here on line! When the receptionist answered she had told me that Dr. Bo only sees children usually under age 6 as new patients. When I told her that my 11 yr old son had PDDNOS and Epilepsy she said that she would be happy to book them with Dr. Bo in that case. She not only booked both my boys with him she was very nice and understanding of my fears. Our appointment is in April I will be happy to write about my experience after that time. Until then thanks you to the receptionist that took my call today!

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We are recently new patients with Dr. Bo. We met Dr. Bo "unfortunately" through an accident that my 7-year old son had in October. He was called in to take care of my child who had knocked his front permanently teeth loose (one hanging only by a thread). He happened to be the pediatric dentist on-call for emergency. Sometimes there is a silver lining where you least expect it. I have searched for pediatric dentists all over Knoxville and was not satisfied with any of them. I finally found a dentist (not pediatric) to care for my children's dental health. After this accident and all of Dr. Bo's genuine caring for my child; my child will remain with Dr. Bo. His staff is always upbeat and friendly. Due to Dr. Bo's hard work and care; my child will most likely keep his front permanent teeth. THANK YOU Dr. Bo!

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We are recently new patients with Dr. Bo. We met Dr. Bo "unfortunately" through an accident that my 7-year old son had in October. He was called in to take care of my child who had knocked his front permanently teeth loose (one hanging only by a thread). He happened to be the pediatric dentist on-call for emergency. Sometimes there is a silver lining where you least expect it. I have searched for pediatric dentists all over Knoxville and was not satisfied with any of them. I finally found a dentist (not pediatric) to care for my children's dental health. After this accident and all of Dr. Bo's genuine caring for my child; my child will remain with Dr. Bo. His staff is always upbeat and friendly. Due to Dr. Bo's hard work and care; my child will most likely keep his front permanent teeth. THANK YOU Dr. Bo!

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Wow! Our daughter had her first dental visit last week. We chose Dr. Bo based upon referral and reviews of him and his facility and staff. We could have never been more pleased! The staff was wonderful, the office was very clean and pretty and Dr. Bo and the hygienist were fantastic with our daughter, Natalie. If you are looking for a great dentist and a caring staff for your child, please consider this practice.

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Wow! Our daughter had her first dental visit last week. We chose Dr. Bo based upon referral and reviews of him and his facility and staff. We could have never been more pleased! The staff was wonderful, the office was very clean and pretty and Dr. Bo and the hygienist were fantastic with our daughter, Natalie. If you are looking for a great dentist and a caring staff for your child, please consider this practice.

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I don't know why such people would try to bring a business such as yours down. I have always had a great experience bringing in my son. Caring staff makes a big difference! I haven't taken my son anywhere but my dentist whom recommended Dr. Bo. They met my expectation each time and were very consistant, which meant I could expect the same quality each and every visit. I do not have insurance and they treated me the same as if I did have insurance. That shouldn't scare you from making an appointment with this professional place!! I would highly recommend them 110%!! Make an appointment TODAY!

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I don't know why such people would try to bring a business such as yours down. I have always had a great experience bringing in my son. Caring staff makes a big difference! I haven't taken my son anywhere but my dentist whom recommended Dr. Bo. They met my expectation each time and were very consistant, which meant I could expect the same quality each and every visit. I do not have insurance and they treated me the same as if I did have insurance. That shouldn't scare you from making an appointment with this professional place!! I would highly recommend them 110%!! Make an appointment TODAY!

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My children love to go to the dentist now. They used to cry and scream. Thanks to a caring staff, Stacie and Ceann are the first ones you see they are wonderful. Then the back staff I love them all.
Allison, cute and fun, Bobbi always bubbly and you can tell she love kids, Phylis she is great with the kids and can get them to do anything. And there are some new faces but Im sure they are great or Dr Bo wouldnt have them..

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My children love to go to the dentist now. They used to cry and scream. Thanks to a caring staff, Stacie and Ceann are the first ones you see they are wonderful. Then the back staff I love them all.
Allison, cute and fun, Bobbi always bubbly and you can tell she love kids, Phylis she is great with the kids and can get them to do anything. And there are some new faces but Im sure they are great or Dr Bo wouldnt have them..

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well my 4 yr old was terrified to visit the dentist after a bad experience at another practice we had a great expierence with Dr. Bo and his nurses.. my 4 yr old daughter is a live wire and is a mess and they handled it well and with patience she cried and they reassured her very well even let her help hold the mirror... i would recommend them to anyone along with ther caring staff and clean office which is a very comfortable stting for children ...

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well my 4 yr old was terrified to visit the dentist after a bad experience at another practice we had a great expierence with Dr. Bo and his nurses.. my 4 yr old daughter is a live wire and is a mess and they handled it well and with patience she cried and they reassured her very well even let her help hold the mirror... i would recommend them to anyone along with ther caring staff and clean office which is a very comfortable stting for children ...

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I would just like to say that Dr Bo and his staff are awesome. The office is always clean and organized when I go in there. They have several Flat screen TVs for the kids to watch Disney movies in the waiting room and while they are having their teeth being cleaned.As for his staff, he has excellent receptionists as well as a bunch of wonderful women working with him. With other offices that I have been to, everyone was all grumpy and really didn't seem like they wanted to be there. That is not the case with Dr. Bo's team.

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I would just like to say that Dr Bo and his staff are awesome. The office is always clean and organized when I go in there. They have several Flat screen TVs for the kids to watch Disney movies in the waiting room and while they are having their teeth being cleaned.As for his staff, he has excellent receptionists as well as a bunch of wonderful women working with him. With other offices that I have been to, everyone was all grumpy and really didn't seem like they wanted to be there. That is not the case with Dr. Bo's team.

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Since the visit below, I have been with Dr. Bo for 3 years. My daughter has never been apprehensive and we have had to have 2 teeth removed since this due to her baby teeth not giving way for her permenant teeth to come in and it was causing headaches. They have since moved, the staff is stayed relatively the same. They are always extremely polite, they contact me prior to every visit to ensure we haven't forgotten. My daughters comfort is my number one priority. She has had a tough beginning. Dr. Bo is always genuine, kind and has a manner about him that is soothing to children. Again I recommend him highly.

PREVIOUS COMMENT - FIRST VISIT
I was apprehensive as a Tenncare patient my child would not be treated fairly and I met with a wonderful and caring staff and dentist.

I will highly recommend Dr. "Bo" Townsend to anyone. My daughter office visit indicated that she would need to have that front left tooth removed and it was my luck that a cancellation was made giving me the opportunity to handle all of this in one day.

She was a champion. I guess we always underestimate our children. The way she fears strangers I was prepared for the worst experience and she handled it beautifully. Because it is a pediatric dentist they have flat screen TV's playing Disney movies where the children can occupy their eyes while they are being worked on. They gave her a small amount of gas that remained on her face during the entire procedure, she didn't feel nor see one of the five shots he did on her mouth, his tone was soothing so when she got excited he would just simply ask her to lie still and place her hands on her belly and he had that tooth out in about 30 seconds so truly it took a total of about 15 minutes and most of that was prep.

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Since the visit below, I have been with Dr. Bo for 3 years. My daughter has never been apprehensive and we have had to have 2 teeth removed since this due to her baby teeth not giving way for her permenant teeth to come in and it was causing headaches. They have since moved, the staff is stayed relatively the same. They are always extremely polite, they contact me prior to every visit to ensure we haven't forgotten. My daughters comfort is my number one priority. She has had a tough beginning. Dr. Bo is always genuine, kind and has a manner about him that is soothing to children. Again I recommend him highly.

PREVIOUS COMMENT - FIRST VISIT
I was apprehensive as a Tenncare patient my child would not be treated fairly and I met with a wonderful and caring staff and dentist.

I will highly recommend Dr. "Bo" Townsend to anyone. My daughter office visit indicated that she would need to have that front left tooth removed and it was my luck that a cancellation was made giving me the opportunity to handle all of this in one day.

She was a champion. I guess we always underestimate our children. The way she fears strangers I was prepared for the worst experience and she handled it beautifully. Because it is a pediatric dentist they have flat screen TV's playing Disney movies where the children can occupy their eyes while they are being worked on. They gave her a small amount of gas that remained on her face during the entire procedure, she didn't feel nor see one of the five shots he did on her mouth, his tone was soothing so when she got excited he would just simply ask her to lie still and place her hands on her belly and he had that tooth out in about 30 seconds so truly it took a total of about 15 minutes and most of that was prep.

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My daughter, Jayda, is 6 yrs old and has sensory problems along with Epilepsy. I was concerned when trying to find a dentist that would understand about her "special" needs. Dr. Bo seems to really care about the kids he sees and is patient with my daughter. She listens to him and says she likes him, and that's important to me. I highly recommend taking your child to Dr. Bo, he's a Christian man and he has a sweet bunch of ladies working for him!!

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My daughter, Jayda, is 6 yrs old and has sensory problems along with Epilepsy. I was concerned when trying to find a dentist that would understand about her "special" needs. Dr. Bo seems to really care about the kids he sees and is patient with my daughter. She listens to him and says she likes him, and that's important to me. I highly recommend taking your child to Dr. Bo, he's a Christian man and he has a sweet bunch of ladies working for him!!

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