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Meet Dr. Donald Hooie

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Meet the Doctor

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Where Advanced
Training & Experience Meet a Hometown Heart

Dr‭. ‬Donald Hooie graduated with honors in Memphis from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1987‭. ‬Each year‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie continues his general dentistry education with some of the most well-known clinicians in the country‭, ‬focusing on teeth whitening‭, ‬veneers‭, ‬dentures‭, ‬implants‭, ‬crowns and bridges‭, ‬composite white fillings‭, ‬non-surgical gum disease care‭, ‬single-visit‭ ‬root canals‭, ‬laser dentistry‭, clear aligner‭ ‬adult orthodontics‭, ‬and preventive dentistry such as thorough dental cleanings‭, ‬and oral cancer screening

Throughout his career‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie has completed approximately 15,000‭ ‬hours of continuing education‭, ‬averaging nearly 60‭ ‬hours per‭ ‬year‭. ‬His experience was gained while Dr‭. ‬Hooie was completing his general practice residency at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital‭ ‬in Portsmouth‭, ‬VA‭. ‬He treated a variety of patients and their needs while also handling sedation and general anesthesia for the medical team‭. ‬After six‭ ‬years in the United States Navy‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie transitioned to the Naval Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander‭. He then started his own practice‭, ‬fulfilling his dream of becoming a helpful‭, ‬hometown dentist just like the doctor he saw as a child‭. ‬He was drawn to dentistry because of how‭ ‬much he enjoyed helping people‭. ‬However‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie also loved dental technology and tools‭ ‬—‭ ‬which is still evident in his Crossville dental office today‭.‬

Dr‭. ‬Hooie holds certification for‭:‬

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Memberships & Affiliations

Dr‭. ‬Hooie’s memberships include the American Dental Association‭, ‬the Tennessee Dental Association‭, ‬the Crossville Dental Society‭, the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, DOCS Education, American Legion, ‬and the‭ ‬Association of Military Surgeons of the United States‭. ‬He is highly involved in helping those without access to quality dental care‭. ‬He has provided care with Remote Area Medical‭, ‬the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico‭, ‬the Kuna Indian Reservation in‭ ‬Panama‭, ‬and with Servant Ministries in Guatemala‭. ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie also sponsors a‭ ‬“Free Dental Day”‭ ‬in Crossville for locals experiencing smile issues‭. ‬You might notice his name and office around town as a sponsor for local basketball‭, ‬baseball‭, ‬T-ball‭, ‬soccer‭, ‬volleyball‭, ‬marching band‭, ‬JROTC‭, ‬and Young Marines organizations‭. ‬He’s also a Habitat for Humanity sponsor‭. ‬

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Giving Back

When not in the office‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie is an affiliate member of the Crossville Lions Club‭, ‬where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow and formerly served as president‭, ‬vice-president‭, ‬and secretary‭. ‬He holds many positions in local Boy Scouting and has been a scout leader for over 40‭ ‬years‭. ‬He’s an Eagle Scout with both the Woodbadge and Silver Beaver Award‭. ‬In his spare time‭, ‬Dr‭. ‬Hooie spends time with his family‭, ‬which includes his wife Shalena‭ and their extended family‭. ‬He also enjoys‭ ‬canoeing‭, ‬kayaking‭, ‬climbing/rappelling‭, ‬hiking‭, ‬jeeps‭, ‬and history‭.‬