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Dr. Cakmes has a general practice specializing in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Cakmes has successfully improved all kinds of smiles, from those needing general maintenance to those needing total aesthetic reconstruction. But one comment is consistent among all his patients. They believe “Dr. Cakmes is the gentlest dentist they have ever known.” His careful approach minimizes patient discomfort and makes every patient feel cared for and important. Because he believes in the value of a team atmosphere, Dr. Cakmes has cultivated a staff environment that is highly supportive and loyal. Patients benefit from the cooperative efforts of Dr. Cakmes and his staff.

“I believe that each of my patients deserves the highest quality of care. That’s why I strive to use the best techniques to provide the best results for every patient.”

Dr. Cakmes earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN with a Bachelor of Arts degree in microbiology in 1981. He went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1985.

His professional memberships include: The American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The Academy of Dental Health Practice Administrators, and The Second District Dental Society. Dr. Cakmes continues to build his knowledge through yearly continuing education courses and hands-on seminars.

Dr. Cakmes is married with two sons. He enjoys golfing, boating, camping and U.T. Football.

Portrait of Dr. Nick Cakmes, Knoxville Dentist.


Portrait of Dr. Steven Cakmes DDS.

Growing up, Steven Cakmes spent a lot of time in his dad’s office. Watching his father interact with patients is what sparked his own interest in the dental field. A Knoxville native himself, he is excited about coming back to his hometown and serving the community he grew up with.

“I have a strong sense of community and becoming a dentist in the area I grew up, and being able to give back to that community makes me happy.”

Dr. Steven earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.

When he’s not at Cakmes Dental Studio, Steven enjoys outdoor activities like running, camping, and tending to his garden. You may also catch him at the local farmer’s market or a Tennessee football game.

He is a Remote Area Medical Volunteer and does volunteer work with the Knoxville County Health Department

Steven credits a lot of his success and accomplishments to the support of his family. “My family has always been very supportive and have encouraged me to follow my dreams. It takes a village to get to where I’m at, and they have been that village for me.”


Rachel McBane, Office Manager

Rachel McBane

Office Manager
Ashley Tatman, RDH

Ashley Tatman

Registered Dental Hygienist
Becca Durfee, RDA

Becca Durfee

Registered Dental Assistant
Courtney Schlosser, RDH

Courtney Schlosser

Registered Dental Hygienist
Jordan Ralls, RDA, Front Desk

Jordan Ralls

Registered Dental Assistant, Front Desk
Maryssa Gum-Thompson, RDA

Maryssa Gum-Thompson

Registered Dental Assistant
Rachel Cox, RDH

Rachel Cox

Registered Dental Hygienist
Shelby Clowers, RDA

Shelby Clowers

Registered Dental Assistant

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  • 6230 Highland Place Way
    Suite 201
    Knoxville, TN 37919

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