Dr. Ron Foust
Dr. Foust graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis, TN in March 1975. He then spent over a year in Charlotte, North Carolina functioning as a children’s dentist with the Mecklenburg County Health Department. Upon returning to his hometown of Knoxville he opened his private office where he has practiced dentistry at his present location since September 1976.
Dr. Foust has spent his professional years developing his skills through extensive continuing education. He is fortunate to have been taught by a number of well-respected mentors known worldwide. This esteemed list includes his mentors in the Florida Dento-Facial Study Club, Dr. Carl Gugino and Dr. Donnie Myers for over 24 years, Dr. Mike Schuster of the Schuster Centre for Professional Development and Dr. William Brandt, UT Health Science Center, Memphis. Through their mentoring Dr. Foust has incorporated many technologies he learned from them into his own practice such as Cone Beam X-rays (Dental CT) and neuromuscular technologies to aid in his treatment of patients with muscular dysfunction and orthodontic challenges. Because he was the first in the region to utilize the latest cone beam imaging technology in his practice he was asked to serve as a luminary for Biolase, Inc. Through his expertise and passion for cone beam technology he hopes to inspire others to use cone beam diagnostically.
Dr. Foust bases his practice philosophy on building trusting relationships with his patients. He believes this to be the first and most important characteristic of a dental medicine doctor. Excellence for his patients’ dental health is always his goal throughout the diagnostic and treatment phases of dentistry.
Being an avid fly fisherman Dr. Foust is quite happy to spend his free time on a great trout river fishing with the flies he tied himself. He and his wife, Pat, of 41 years are active members of their church, Sevier Heights Baptist in Knoxville.