During high school and college, Dr. Kirk worked in a hospital and the experiences he had throughout these formative years piqued his interest in a career in healthcare. He recognized early that a healthy, strong smile has a profound effect on a person’s confidence and quality of life, so he decided that he wanted to become an oral surgeon. A native of Tennessee, Dr. Kirk stayed in his home state and earned his degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he graduated with honors in 1994.
During his last year in dental school, Dr. Kirk was selected by the United States Navy to participate in a post-graduate residency in general dentistry. After completing his Navy residency, Dr. Kirk served as a Dental Officer and Department Head for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four Zero (NMCB 40). Upon leaving active duty, Dr. Kirk was selected as one of two dentists for advanced training in anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then went on to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis for his Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, and received his certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in June of 2002. He has been practicing in Lebanon, Tennessee for nearly 20 years.
While many patients come to Dr. Kirk after experiencing oral trauma, injuries, and other dental damage, his compassionate approach and extensive experience makes the entire process as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for an experienced oral surgeon in Lebanon, Dr. Kirk would love to meet you.
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial
- SurgeonsAmerican Board of Oral and Maxillofacial
- SurgeonsAmerican Dental Society of
- AnesthesiaTennessee Society of Oral and
- Maxillofacial Surgeons
“I had 3 teeth extracted and this was by far the best dental visit I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. It was actually a pleasant visit with a wonderful staff and a very professional surgeon. No other dentist will ever work on me other than Dr. Kirk.”
“The absolute best dental office I've ever been to! Everything was clearly explained and all staff were very professional, welcoming, caring and patient with me as I was very scared! Couldn't ask for a better experience with my very first surgery!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!”
"We take a team approach to help you find a solution to your oral surgery problem."
– Dr. Kirk