Chattanooga Dentist Provides the Best Care in the Best Atmosphere
Dr. Erin Eudaly grew up in Columbia, TN as the oldest child of three. She was interested in teeth from a young age; she even remembers writing a poem about dental hygiene in third grade. Positive experiences with her own dentist gave her the vision of pursuing a career in dentistry. Her childhood visions of polishing molars and filling cavities were solidified by the end of her high school years with several moving and powerful encounters in Panama.
She helped care for hundreds of children and adults in a makeshift clinic, working each day as long as the sun would allow. Her ability to speak Spanish allowed her to have a direct interaction with the patients, explaining the nature of their disease and treatment and then calming and consoling them through their procedures. She particularly enjoyed holding the young children as they had their teeth examined. It was witnessing this level of disease and having the hands-on experiences in treatment that hooked her on dentistry for good.
She graduated from Harding University in Searcy, AR with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She went on to complete dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis. Dr. Eudaly practiced dentistry for several years in Millington, TN before moving to Chattanooga. She and her husband, Stuart, were attracted to Chattanooga because of its landscape and people.
Dr. Eudaly loves her career in dentistry because it blends her loves for art and science and also allows her to meet amazing people with inspiring stories. She appreciates the focus at Smiles of Chattanooga on giving the best care in the best atmosphere. She has received numerous awards in her career, including the James T. Andrews Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service in Restorative Dentistry, Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award, and a High Achievement Award in Special Care Dentistry for treating patients with disabilities.
She especially loves seeing a patient’s face light up after a great experience, whether it was receiving a painless injection or seeing the end result of a cosmetic case. She also enjoys seeing patients take an interest in caring for their dental health and changing their habits.
When not at the office, she loves cooking, traveling, painting, and hosting get-togethers for friends. She also loves spending time with her husband and her young son, who was born in April 2018.