Model City Dentistry by Frank Merendino, DDS has resumed normal business hours on a reduced patient and staff schedule 

We at Model City Dentistry take our patients health and wellness very seriously!  As well as following all OSHA guidelines, we maintain above-standard protocol for our patients and staff. We have installed medical grade air purification systems throughout our facility, wear OSHA mandated PPE equipment including N95 masks as well as medically sterilized equipment and uniforms. We sterilize our main entrances and doors in between every check in and check out.  Please contact us if you have additional questions.

*COVID-19 Protocol for Model City Dentistry*

Due to our Practice Social Distancing Guidelines, which are above standard from the OSHA mandates, we are unable to allow visitors in our lobby; instead please follow the below practice protocol until further notice, including emergency and new patient visits :

1 - Please remain in your vehicle upon arrival to your appointment

2 - Call 423-246-6135 to let us know you have arrived

3 - We will text you when your room is ready for you

*Upon Check In you will complete a Covid-19 Screening including a temperature check.

*If you are experiencing fever, respiratory symptoms, have had recent travel, or have had contact with someone who has the coronavirus we will need to reschedule your dental appointment on behalf of the health of our patients and staff.  Thank you for your understanding!*

Model City Dentistry by Frank Merendino, DDS located conveniently in beautiful downtown Kingsport, the Model City of Tennessee!

When you visit our office, your smile and comfort is our top priority.  Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Our commitment to you is to provide the best possible dental care & the latest in dental technology while also ensuring you feel comfortable and cared for during your appointments.  

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to having you as a member of our dental family!

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Our Services

The concept of Family Dentistry is rooted in the belief of treating patients of all ages, from children to the elderly and everyone in between. We believe in establishing a strong foundation for good oral health care, creating and enforcing proper habits, and using preventive and restorative care to help our patients achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
From placement to restoration, we provide a variety of dental implant options to our patients who need tooth replacement. Dental implants can support single crowns, bridges, partials, or dentures in a multitude of ways, and their strength is as close to natural teeth as a patient can get.
Dr. Merendino provides an esthetic for nearly all of his dental work. This could be as small as a tooth-colored filling that matches the existing shade to a complete smile makeover with porcelain veneers and crowns.
Dr. Merendino has state of the art equipment for treating abscessed or painful teeth that need a root canal to get our patients out of pain and back to their normal chewing functions.
While preventive dentistry is necessary to sustain the health of your smile over time, oral surgery may be needed to treat dental concerns and restore oral health. We offer an array of advanced surgical processes, including extractions, implants, and some periodontal procedures, that follow your individualized treatment plan.



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