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About Us

Bo Townsend, D.D.S.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Bo TownsendDr. Bo grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 75 miles south of Memphis, TN. He graduated from Millsaps College in 1996, and attended dental school at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis from 1996-2000. After completing dental school, Dr. Bo and his family moved to Phoenix, AZ, where he worked in a dental office that primarily treated children. It was there that he discovered his passion for pediatric dentistry. Dr. Bo moved back to Memphis and completed an additional two year residency program to specialize in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Bo has treated children from around the world. He wants all children to have the opportunity for good oral care and to learn that going to the dentist is not a scary experience. He has been a part of several mission trips to help kids in pain and to spread the love of Jesus Christ. In 2000, Dr. Bo went on his first trip to Russia; in 2002, he went to Chile; in 2004, Africa; and in 2007, Nicaragua. All of these children are gifts…. Therefore, the office belief is “Children are a gift from the Lord.” Psalm 127:3

Dr. Bo is active in the dental profession. He has a specialty license to practice pediatric dentistry in Tennessee and he is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA).

Dr. Bo has three little girls Marley, Emory and Reed. He loves being a daddy and spending time with his girls. There is nothing like walking in the door at home and hearing “Yeah, Daddy’s home!!!” Dr. Bo does enjoy hunting and fishing. One of Emory’s first words was deer. Dr. Bo’s wife Minette works with him in the practice. They are members at Cokesbury United Methodist Church.

James Wood, D.D.S.

Pediatric dentist Dr. James WoodDr. Wood is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2004 with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He then went on to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis where he graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2008. Dr. Wood came back to Knoxville in the fall of 2008 and has practiced in Knoxville since dental school. Dr. Wood trained in areas of oral surgery, prosthodontics, and endodontics, but came to realize that working in pediatrics was his calling. His goal in dentistry is to ensure a positive experience and working environment that will encourage good dental health in children for their future. He enjoys outdoor activities such as fly fishing, hiking, and camping. He also enjoys automotive work and restoring antique cars.


Stephen Fowler, D.M.D.

Pediatric dentist Dr. FowlerDr. Fowler was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky. He graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and attended The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry from 2007-2011. After completing a 1-year residency in General Practice Dentistry at the University of Kentucky he discovered a passion working with children. He finds it rewarding to help kids through a fear of the dentist. He has had the opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip to Haiti. Dr. Fowler and his wife, Sarah, moved to Knoxville, TN in 2013 and are proud to call East Tennessee home. He enjoys playing golf, guitar and spending time with his family.


We have an amazing team, who all understand the importance of making sure each and every child is happy and comfortable. Each staff member has helped make Knoxville Pediatric Dentistry a fun place, and Dr. Bo and feels truly blessed to work with such an excellent team. Come meet them!
The staff with Pediatric dentist Dr. Bo Townsend
The Gate Lane staff with Pediatric dentist Dr. Bo Townsend