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Meet Dr. Coulter


Dr. John Coulter was born in Knoxville and raised a Vols fan. He met his wife, Ashley Robins Coulter, in elementary school. They began dating while attending high school in Knoxville, and the rest is history. Together, the Coulters have two children, Grayson and Callie. They enjoy exploring in and around Knoxville and just grilling on the their back porch. When it is not football season Dr. Coulter enjoys spending time on the lake or taking a family hike up House Mountain.

Education and Training

Dr. Coulter is committed to his patients and to delivering high quality dental care. In order to provide his patients with the dental care they deserve, Dr. Coulter has completed advanced training in general dentistry. This training has included emphasis in disciplines such as pediatrics, cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and surgical procedures.

  • Four years of undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Four years of dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Memphis
  • One year in a General Practice Residency at the UT Medical Center – Knoxville
  • One year as chief resident in the General Practice Residency
  • One year Operating Room Fellowship at the UT Medical Center

Dr. Coulter currently serves as adjunct faculty within the Department of General Dentistry at UT Medical Center. He has a published journal article entitled “Management of Traumatic Tooth Injuries in the Dental Office”.

Dr. Coulter believes in lifelong learning and has amassed hundreds of hours of continuing education (CE) hours in all aspects of dentistry. In 2017 he was awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. This designation follows one of the most rigorous continuing dental education programs today. A general dentist who is a “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized as a leader and exemplifies to other dentists the importance of quality continuing dental education. Dr. Coulter is committed to his patient’s well-being and realizes that education and lifelong learning will enable him to provide the highest quality patient care.

Member of the following dental organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Second District Dental Association
  • International Association for Dental Traumatology
Dr Coulter, his wife Ashley, son Grayon, daughter Callie

Meet the Team

Ashley - Front Office

When you walk in or call our office you’ll most likely be greeted by Ashley. She has been with Dr. Coulter since the beginning and knows this place inside and out. She can answer any questions about insurance or scheduling and works hard to keep the lines of communication open.

Ashley lives in Oak Ridge with her husband, two sons Cadon and Camron, and new baby girl Ava. When she’s not at work her kiddos keep her busy. Between basketball tournaments, pool days, and family weekends, Ashley is living the mom dream! Her two favorite things in this world are bubble baths and a glass of wine… which also falls into mom life, right?

We asked her what is your favorite vacation spot?

Her answer, the Bahamas’s!

Forrest - Dental Hygienist
Forrest - Dental Hygienist

No one cares about your teeth more than this all-star hygienist. She works hard to get the gunk off your teeth and keep your gums healthy. Got some coffee stain on your teeth? She will get those pearly whites sparkling again!

Forrest was born and raised in South Knoxville and returned after graduating from East Tennessee State University. The only place you’ll see Forrest sitting is at work because she is always on the go! She’s loves an excuse for quick weekend trips and visiting new places. Her favorite people in the world are her sisters… except when they steal her clothes 😉

We asked her, what is something you want to relive?

Her answer, skydiving!

Lauren - Dental Assistant

They say with every great man is a great woman and Dr. Coulter couldn’t work without Lauren. Your comfort is her priority and   she works hard to ensure that you have a positive experience in the dental chair.

Lauren is a West Knoxville native and she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she’s  not at work you can find her on the lake with friends or hanging around Rocky Hill. All she needs in life is her black lab Allie, a cold beer, her family, and a chair by the water. ? Make every season summer!

We asked her, what’s one thing you would change about the world?

Her answer, make every season summer!

Rebecca - Front Office

Why would you leave the financial sector to work in a dental office? In short, because we’re awesome! Rebecca brings a money mind to our dental office. She works hard to get the most out our your insurance benefits and ensure that you have a full understanding of your treatment plan.

Rebecca is from Strawberry Plains and graduated from East Tennessee State University. She has two dogs, Stella and Blossom, whom she loves walking at the park. Going on weekend trips and to country concerts are some of her favorite things to do. In the fall and spring you can find her hunting with her dad in the woods… or will you? Her nephew has her heart and she loves watching him grow.

We asked her, what item would you splurge on if you won the lottery?

Her answer, a beach house in Charleston!

Fun Facts

Dr. Coulter credits his love of cooking to mayonnaise. Back in middle school, his mom would always put mayo, which he hated, on all of his school lunches. Finally, he started packing his own lunches, and he got pretty good at it!

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