Meet Dr. John K Stark, DMD

Goodlettsville Pediatric Dentist

The Professional Side

Dr. John K. Stark is a former middle school science teacher who returned to school as a student to earn a doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He continued his studies at Tufts where he specialized in pediatric dentistry. 

He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and his local dental societies in both Middle and East Tennessee.

He believes in a well-rounded approach for your childs oral health – not only in relation to their teeth, but also in their growth and development. His approach to your childs care includes evaluation for cavities, risk factors for dental pathology, nutritional counseling, as well as for Orthodontics and Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs). 

Dr. Stark works closely with pediatricians, lactation consultants, speech therapists, and myotherapists in evaluation and treatment of lip and tongue tie. He has utilized CO2 laser to perform tongue-tie releases on children as young as a few hours old! 

He and Dr. Juhn also have a pediatric dental practice in Johnson City, Tennessee. 

The Personal Side

Dr. Stark is blessed with a son, Theo, who brings so much joy to his life. Theo is starting potty training and does a great impression of his favorite animal – an elephant! 

Dr. Stark has had the opportunity to hold several different jobs in the past – some highlights: middle-school science teacher, artisan baker, and whitewater guide. He was a state Scrabble champion and spends his free time traveling, perfecting his culinary chops, playing guitar, and thinking about who would win in a fight between an alligator and a tiger. He hopes to have the opportunity to cage dive with Great White Sharks this year!

Fun Facts About Dr. Stark

  • Favorite Board Game: Scrabble!
  • Favorite Activity: Traveling, hiking, baking and playing guitar
  • Favorite Food: Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food… or fried chicken!
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We provide quality, affordable and comprehensive pediatric dental care to Goodlettsville, TN. Request an appointment with Dr. Stark today!