I’m Dr. Andrew Monteith MacConnell, DDS, MIIF, DABOI/ID. I am the first dentist in Eastern Tennessee & the Tri-Cities Board Certified in Dental Implants. I am currently being honored as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (DABOI/ID).
The American Board of Oral Implantatology was a 5 year goal of mine that required a total of 750 hours of completed continuing education. The certification is the biggest honor of my 35 year professional career.
My educational background started in 1976. I graduated number 7 in my class at Ocean City High School in Ocean City, NJ. I then began my college years at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA; Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and Clemson University, SC. I was accepted under the early acceptance program at Emory University Dental School finishing in the top of my class where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1984. I studied at the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department where I completed a residency in IV Moderate Sedation. I have been a general dentist for 35 years. I started in private practice in June of 1984 in West Point, Georgia; I practiced there for 14 years. I also practiced Dentistry in Atlanta Georgia for many years. I am licensed as a dentist in Georgia and Tennessee. I studied dental implants with the Midwest Dental Implant Institute in Columbus, Ohio and completed their dental implant externship program in August of 2014 and then earned a fellowship from them shortly thereafter (MIIF).
To continue serving the Tri-Cities region and growing professionally in my field of practice, I regularly travel nationally and internationally to lecture and learn to ensure the Tri-Cities has access to the most up to date advanced dental knowledge and technology for my patients such as the XNAV Dental Implant Computer Driven Guided Surgery, the same technology neurosurgeons and cardiac surgeons use.
I have studied and performed surgery with the two dental legends; Dr. Hilt Tatum and Dr. Duke Heller. Dr. Heller, founder of the Midwest Implant Institute (MII). I am currently studying dental implantology internationally with the top implant dentists in the world at the Dr. Hilt Tatum Advanced Dental implant Institute in San Juan Puerto Rico.
My practice in the Tri-Cities is now international, drawing patients in from all over the world.
The Center for Family & Implant Dentistry is located at 4453 Highway 11E in Bluff City, TN.
Dental Implants are a great advancement in dentistry as they permanently replace missing teeth in a way that no previous dental technique was able to accomplish. Implants are anchors made out of the strongest titanium materials, that are implanted into the bone and then covered with a cap or denture. They are stronger than a natural root and will never require a root canal or filling. An implant will help maintain the health and shape of the bone in the jaw area, and neighboring teeth do not need to be filed down to make room for it.
It is imperative that the dentist performing the implant be experienced and skilled in all the proper techniques of Implant dentistry. When done successfully, an implant will result in a comfortable and natural looking tooth, thereby providing a permanent solution to a missing tooth.