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Dr. Mary Ellen Dobbs and her husband, Ryan, grew up in East Tennessee. She studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery. She completed her orthodontic residency and Masters degree in Oral Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is now an orthodontist practicing in Knoxville, TN.


Dr. Dobbs is dedicated to continuing education and her professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Second District Dental Society. She is also one of the few area orthodontists who are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.


Mary Ellen and Ryan are avid outdoor enthusiasts and are excited to have returned to beautiful East Tennessee. In their spare time they enjoy hiking and flat water kayaking. They currently reside in Lenoir City with their daughters, Eva, Claire and Anna Kathryn, and are members of Central United Methodist Church.

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