Our office is conveniently located in Germantown. Please call so we may answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Summer Hours start June 1st thru July 31st.
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dr. Parris is an associate professor and teaches at the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry on Fridays. The office is staffed until noon on Fridays and if an emergency occurs an assistant can see you.
Once treatment has begun, appointments need to be made approximately every four to six weeks, or as Dr. Parris requests.
We work by appointment and do our best to stay on time. If a patient comes late we may have to reschedule the appointment; otherwise it may inconvenience the next patient who is on time. We do our best so you can depend on us and we hope we can depend on you. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify us as soon as possible so that your appointment time can be used for someone else.
Since many of our patients go to school, it is impossible to see each of them after school. We have arranged our schedule to accommodate people most of the time. To do that, we reserve afternoons for progress checks and appliance adjustments. Most appointments are for these purposes and take little time. So that we can handle the majority of our patients during these times, the occasional longer appointments need to be scheduled during school hours.
It is important to notify us if a problem occurs between visits so we can schedule an extra appointment for you if necessary. Loose braces or broken appliances sometimes cannot be repaired during a regular appointment and often need to be rescheduled. Feel free to call the office if an emergency arises.
Much of the success of the treatment depends on GOOD COOPERATION of patients and parents. To achieve the optimum results you must help with the following:
- Maintain excellent oral hygiene.
- Wear all appliances, elastics, headgear, retainers, etc. as instructed.
- Avoid foods and habits that could damage or loosen the appliances.
- Visit your regular dentist every six months or as he recommends.
- Excessive appliance breakage
- Extended treatment time due to lack of cooperation
- Lost or broken retainers
- Broken appointments – a fee will be charged
- Additional charge for clear brackets
- TADS (temporary anchorage devices)