Robert L. (BOB) Pryor, DDS, MS
Dr. Bob Pryor was born and raised in Oak Ridge, TN and knew by seventh grade he wanted to be a dentist. After graduating from ORHS in 1974, Dr. Bob attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he graduated in 1978 with highest honors. Next was completion of dental school at the UT College of Dentistry-Memphis in 1982 and on to military service in the US Navy. Lieutenant Pryor served three years on active duty at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, TX and was able to practice all phases of dentistry.
It was then that Dr. Bob realized that he wanted to exclusively provide dental care to children and dental /oral education to parents. Upon completion of a two year residency program in pediatric dentistry at UT-Memphis/Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in 1987. Dr. Bob happily returned to his hometown to start a private practice and serve patients in East Tennessee.
In addition to his Tennessee specialty license to practice pediatric dentistry, Dr. Bob is affiliated with multiple dental organizations. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the American Dental Assoc. (ADA), the TN Dental Assoc. (TDA), the Second District Dental Society, the Anderson County Dental Society and the Roane County Dental Society.
Dr. Bob has also been actively involved with many civic organizations. He is currently or in the past been on the board of the Oak Ridge Boys/Girls Club, CASA of East TN Homeland and the Children's Museum. He actively supports Girl's Inc., Safety City and all the public schools in Oak Ridge (including St. Mary's School).
Through the local dental society, Dr. Bob has supported the education of registered dental assistants, including instruction in pediatric dentistry. He has aided in the growth and development of the dental hygiene program at Roane State Community College - Oak Ridge Campus. Dr. Bob's belief in dental education includes having staff member "Miss Terry", a registered nurse and dental assistant, visit local day care centers and kindergartens to discuss oral/ dental care to children and caregivers.
Dr. Bob is married to his lovely wife Theresa and has two wonderful sons, Ryan and Kenton. He loves all types of sports both as a spectator or participant.
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