Dr Tommy Spears, Dr. Jake Goza, and Dr. Ben Sentell
Tommy Spears D.D.S.
Tommy was born and raised in Maryville, Tennessee. He was the youngest son of Oliver and Barbara Spears. He graduated Maryville High School in 1978 and then proceeded to college at Middle Tennessee State University graduating with a degree in Chemistry in 1982. He graduated from University of Tennessee Dental School in 1986 and spent his first 3 years as an associate with Dr. Richard Myers out of Maynardville, Tennessee.
Tommy purchased a small dental practice on Lamar Alexander Parkway from a dentist in 1989. In 1999 he built and moved into the building that we currently occupy. Tommy married his childhood sweetheart, Sandy, in 1988 and they have 3 children. They are members of Monte Vista Baptist Church.
Dr. Spears is a member of the local dental society along with the Panky Study Club and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentist. He also has studied at the L.D. Panky Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and has trained directly under the inventor and is a certified clinician of DuraThin Veneers (the beautiful prepless veneer). Dr. Spears offers dental care for the whole family. From cleanings, sealants, tooth whitening, tooth colored fillings, crowns and cosmetic veneers; to bridges, full and partial dentures and implant restorations. Our goal is to make every patient’s visit pleasant and comfortable. Dr. Spears is also Trudenta certified.
Jake Goza D.D.S.
Jake was born and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the youngest of two boys. He graduated in 1998 from Brookland High School, in Jonesboro. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Arkansas State University in 2002. Dr. Goza spent one year after college teaching at his former high school, and then in 2003, started his dental education at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. After receiving his degree, he has been working in a private practice in Houma, LA., just outside of New Orleans.
While working in New Orleans, Jake met his future wife, Kellie, who is a native of Knoxville. They were married in May 2009 and wanted to relocate to the Knoxville area. Maryville was the perfect place for them to settle down, call home and start a family. They are avid football fans and are members of the Church of Christ. Jake and Kellie are looking forward to meeting new friends and being involved with a variety of community activities.
Dr. Goza is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and plans on being involved with the local chapters of dental societies. He stays up to date with varying procedures by attending numerous Continuing Education courses, one of which is Lumineers (porcelain veneers). He performs all aspects of general dentistry, including whitening, cosmetic restorations, root canal therapy, crowns and fixed bridges, implant and non-implant retained dentures and restorations, cleanings, and sealants. He loves to work with children as well as adults. Dr. Goza is Trudenta certified and is proud to be a part of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies.
Ben Sentell D.D.S
Ben was raised in Jackson, Tennessee until his father’s job at Blount Memorial Hospital moved the Sentell family to Maryville in 2006. He is a 2009 graduate of Maryville High School. He is the oldest son of Kevin and Amy Sentell. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN in 2013. Dr. Sentell completed his dental training in 2017 at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Ben and his wife, Hillary-a native of Maryville, met at Maryville High School in 2008. They were married in 2014. They are currently expecting their first child, Mary Bray. Ben and Hillary attend Maryville Church of Christ. Ben enjoys fishing, golfing, and playing with his dog, George.
Dr. Sentell is a member of the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. While in dental school, he was inducted into the Richard Doggett Dean Odontological Society. He graduated as a member of the Dean’s Society. Ben is excited to be back in Maryville pursuing his passion of providing comfortable and exceptional dental care to patients.