Dr. Troy Hoover has been practicing dentistry since 1994, giving him over twenty years of experience with extractions and dentures for folks living in Elizabethton, Johnson City, & Bristol, Tennessee and in Elk Park, Newland, & Banner Elk in North Carolina. He strives to provide a comfortable dental experience, always respectful of those with dental fear. His gentle southern accent helps ease patients into a relaxed state of mind during all procedures. His wife Alicia is a Registered Nurse and the Office Manager.
After working in dentistry for all these years, Dr. Troy Hoover has developed a theory on why people avoid dental work – pain. “That’s what keeps most people out of the office,” Troy Hoover said. “So many people are scared. We’re hoping to change that.” Have no fear! Dr. Troy Hoover understands that “dental phobia” is common and works with all patients to alleviate that fear. With twenty years of experience he has refined techniques to provide treatment that is as painless as possible.
Dr. Troy Hoover and his wife, Alicia, began their dental practice on Monday, July 1, 2014 in Elizabethton. Focusing more on oral surgery, Dr. Hoover said he hoped to focus more on pain relief rather than ‘cosmetic’ dentistry. Dr. Hoover’s wife Alicia, a registered nurse, manages the office and engages with every patient that walks through the door. Clementine, the family pooch is perhaps the most requested member of the staff.
His practice’s goal? To provide care that people need, but may not be able to afford. “We know there are a lot of people in this area that can’t necessarily afford a mainstream dentist,” Troy Hoover said. “We’re trying to offer affordable dentistry, at affordable rates, so people can get out of pain.”
Originally from Baton Rouge, La., Troy Hoover’s Louisiana practice primarily focused on “cosmetic” dentistry. However, after opening a satellite office in one of Baton Rouge’s suburbs, known as Walker, his wife, Alicia, said she noticed a dramatic difference in both her husband’s demeanor, and the patients’ needs.
“The people that came in there didn’t need cosmetic dentistry; they needed pain relief,” Alicia Hoover said. “I saw him come home, and the way that he felt at the end of the day was completely different. It felt good to help people instantly who needed it and couldn’t afford it otherwise.”
Dr. Hoover focuses on tooth extractions, partial and full dentures. Custom dentures can be conventional or immediate.