We are Guthrie Dentistry
Guthrie Dentistry is a general practice in Bristol, TN made up of a three generation family team. Dr. Fred Guthrie Sr, Dr. Rick Guthrie Jr, and Dr. Van Guthrie III have almost 100 years of dental experience between the three of them. Guthrie Dentistry provides general, cosmetic, and family dentistry with procedures including cleanings, fillings, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, root canals, extractions, and other dental services. We aim to provide the best dental care possible to our community utilizing state of the art techniques and equipment.
At Guthrie Dentistry, our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, youth and adults by offering the highest-quality dental care in a private-office atmosphere. By providing a team of professional, highly educated, honest, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.
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Address: 744 Bluff City Highway, Bristol, TN 37620
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Fred V. Guthrie, Sr.
Dr. Fred V. Guthrie, Sr. began practicing dentistry in Bristol in 1959. He is a graduate of Dobyns- Bennett High school and then proceeded to attend the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate. He received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1958. Dr. Fred opened his own dental practice here in Bristol in 1959 and built our current dental office in 1980. His son, Dr. Rick, joined him in practice in 1987 and his grandson, Dr. Van, joined in 2016.
Dr. Fred is an active lifetime member in the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, First District Dental Society. He is also an active member and former president of the East Tennessee Academy of Dental Practice Administration. He is an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dr. Fred resides in Bluff City. He has 4 children, Dr. Rick Guthrie, Elisa Gastineau, RDH, Barbara Duncan, CPA, and Brenda Inman, and 8 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family friends and all UT sports.
Dr. Rick Guthrie
Dr. Frederick V. “Rick” Guthrie Jr., is a Bristol native. He is a graduate of Sullivan East High School, received his B.S. from the University of Tennessee, and earned his dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1987. He has served the dental needs of the Bristol area for thirty years in private practice along with his father, Fred Guthrie, Sr., and now his son, Van Guthrie III, who recently graduated from the UT College of Dentistry and joined the practice.
At the state level, Dr. Guthrie served on numerous councils and committees and six years as the First District Trustee. Dr. Guthrie was most recently serving as the president of the Tennessee Dental Association through 2016-2017. Dr. Guthrie received the TDA’s most esteemed annual award, the Fellowship Award, in 2000. Nationally, Dr. Guthrie is a member of the American Dental Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, with fellowships in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. In addition to the TDA, Dr. Guthrie is a member of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry Alumni Board, UT President Advisory Council and Delta Dental of TN Board.
Dr. Guthrie also serves the Healing Hands Health Clinic of Bristol as a charter member and recent facilitator of the UT student rotation partnership. He active in his church Addilynn Memorial UMC, and various community organizations. One of his passions is the relationship with the dental students and the New Dentist Committee of the TDA.
He is a leader in the Boy Scouts of America, where he has served as Scout Master for many years and previously served as the East Tennessee Sequoyah Council President.
Rick and his wife, Cindy, reside in Bluff City, TN and are proud of their three children, Dr. Rachel Guthrie, Dr. Van Guthrie, and Ms. Sarah Guthrie, JD, CPA. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends and the outdoors.
Dr. Van Guthrie
Dr. Frederick “Van” Guthrie, III is a third-generation dentist who grew up watching his grandfather, Dr. Fred, and his father, Dr. Rick, working in the dental office. He is a graduate of Tennessee High School. He received his undergraduate B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee. He went on to graduate from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN.
After dental school graduation he moved back to Northeast Tennessee and currently resides in Bristol, TN. He is enjoying working in the dental office alongside his grandfather and father. Dr. Van rotates through our Bristol and Johnson City office, Boones Creek Dentistry.
Dr. Van is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, as well the First District Dental Society. He volunteers for Believe in Bristol and is an active board member. Dr. Van is also an active member of Addilynn United Methodist Church.
When Dr. Van is not working he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He enjoys traveling, hiking, running, golfing, snow skiing, and spending time on the lake.
Margaret Beeler has been a dental hygienist since graduating from East Tennessee State University in 1982. She has been working with Guthrie Dentistry since 2005. The favorite part of her job is educating patients on optimum dental health. Margaret finds witnessing her patients make dental changes and how it positively affects their overall health extremely rewarding.
In her spare time, Margaret enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her two daughters and their husbands. She lives in Kingsport.
Mary Anne Maples has been a dental hygienist since 1982 and proudly working in this office since 2013. Mary Anne is a graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and East Tennessee State University. She strives to provide patients with thorough gentle dental cleanings and helping them maintain a great smile with good oral hygiene habits.
Mary Anne and her husband Dave have made Bristol their home since 1981. They have two grown children, Kelly and David. Mary Anne enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and going to the beach
Julie Botts is a graduate of East Tennessee State University class of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been working at Guthrie dentistry since the fall of 2015. Julie has a passion for helping others, and her favorite part of her job is encouraging dental health and helping to provide healthy smiles!
Julie is from Elizabethton and currently resides in Johnson City. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and anything to do with the outdoors whether it be hiking, kayaking, running or playing tennis.
Cindy Godfrey is a 1979 graduate of East Tennessee State University with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences. She is an active member of her professional organization, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, which keeps her abreast in all aspects of her profession. Cindy strives to pass this continuing education to all patients so they can always maintain maximum dental health care. She has been employed at Guthrie Dentistry since 2004.
When Cindy isn’t practicing Dental Hygiene, you will find her traveling to the beach and spending time with her family, friends and pets.
Erikka began her dental career as a dental assistant and is currently the scheduling coordinator for the office. Erikka enjoys getting to know all the patients at the office as she greets them for their appointments and converses with them on the phone.
Erikka currently resides in Bluff City with her husband, Tyler, and her two sons, Griffyn and Isayah. She is an active member at Addilynn United Methodist Church.
Gerri is a dental assistant and has been with the office for 30 plus years. She is currently assisting Dr. Fred and helping with scheduling. Her favorite part of her job is getting to see and socialize with all the patients that come into the office.
Gerri resides in Bluff City. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets.
Jennifer has been a Dental Assistant since 2000. She graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School. She completed her dental assisting certification from the Washington County Virginia Dental Assistant program. She holds a CDA and RDA certificates. She has been with our practice since 2012. She is committed to treating patients with the utmost care and compassion.
Jennifer currently resides in Bristol with her husband Chad, and three boxers, Gracie, Maddie and Kara.
Angelica has been a dental assistant since 2016 and joined our practice in April of 2019. She is a Tennessee High School graduate and resides in Bristol with her family. Her big personality keeps our team and patients smiling and laughing. Angelica enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeremiah and daughters, Neela, Braelyn and Eliana. She also enjoys shopping and taking naps.
Brittany has been a dental assistant since 2017. She graduated from Virginia High School in 2011 and completed her Associates Degree of Applied Science with a concentration in dental assisting at Northeast State Community College in 2017. Brittany has a passion for helping people and loves helping our patients maintain healthy smiles. Brittany resides in Bristol with her family and enjoys hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with her family and pets. She has two dogs, Maya and Cooper; two cats, Binx and Biscuit; and a bearded dragon named Nubs.
Stevie is a 2011 graduate of King College with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a decade of reception experience. She is a lifelong resident of the Bristol area, currently living on the TN side with her husband, Daniel, their son, David, and their three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, painting, and reading. Stevie loves getting know all our patients and welcoming them to our office.
Lili began her dental career in 2016 working in a pediatric dental office as a hygiene scheduling coordinator. She joined our practice in February 2020. Lili is eager to learn as much as she can about general dentistry. When she’s not in the office you can find her running outside, in the gym or spending time with precious twin girls she has babysat since birth. Lili resides in Johnson City.
Yvonne is a Bristol native who joined our practice in December 2018. She has previously worked as both an EMT and a physical therapy tech. In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys spending time with her four sons, her husband and her dog, Milo and cat, Ellie.