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Meet Dr. Johnny Shanks
Owner & Dentist

It has been a privilege to serve the Upper Cumberland Region including Crossville, Fairfield, and surrounding counties for the past decade. I grew up here and couldn’t be happier to have my practice – Northside Family Dentistry – located in the middle of these amazing communities.
I believe we have the best community, hands down, and I love getting to meet patients from the local area and from across the country who call our community home.


I’m an active member of the Kois Center for Dental Excellence, International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), as well as the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) and the American Dental Association.


I realize that the most important person in the future of your health is you, and that’s why my goal is to partner with you to help you do your part to positively impact your smile. Patient education is key and we want you to make informed decisions about your care, and feel right at home, every step of the way!


I grew up in Cumberland County and graduated from Campbellsville University in 2005 with a BS in biology and chemistry.
I attended the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis and graduated in 2010.

To stay on the cutting edge of dental medicine in recent years, I’ve attended and graduated from the Kois Center for Dental Excellence which teaches the latest advances in esthetics, implants and restorative dentistry.

Life Passions

My family and I are excited to be back home in Crossville and look forward to expanding our roots and sharing our love for the community. I’ve been married to my wife, Portia since 2005 and we enjoy spending time with our four children.

FUN FACT: I played NAIA collegiate baseball for the Campbellsville Tigers, where our team’s hard work rewarded the title of 2003 NAIA Conference Champions.

Your Dental Family

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Registered Dental Assistant
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Practice Coordinator
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Practice Coordinator
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Expanded Functions Dental Hygienist & Clinical Director
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Registered Dental Hygienist
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Registered Dental Assistant


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