Meet Our Dentists
Dr. Michael Hernandez, DDS
- Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
“I love practicing dentistry! Helping patients achieve their dental health goals and giving them a smile to be proud of is very fulfilling. I strive to give all of my patients a comfortable and enjoyable experience. I want my patients to feel confident that I am helping them achieve the best dental health possible.”
Dr. Hernandez grew up in Columbia, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Hernandez graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He started his career by giving back to the people of North Carolina – his first position was at a community health service center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Dr. Hernandez then worked a private practice near Asheville, North Carolina for four years before joining the team at Chattanooga Dental Care. Dr. Hernandez believes that you should never stop learning, and he is always expanding his knowledge in all aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Hernandez now lives in Chattanooga with his wife Tarra, son Adrian, and their dog Beowulf. They love living in Chattanooga and taking advantage of all the area has to offer. They enjoy hiking, running, local art, food, and music.
Dr. Steven VanDenburgh, DDS
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, Loma Linda University
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Neuromuscular Dentistry
Dr. Steven VanDenburgh had the honor of owning his own dental practice for 29 years which he recently sold to relocate to Harrison Tennessee and make his home forever.
Dr. VanDenburgh enjoys and finds great satisfaction in restoring beautiful smiles, function, and health for his patients, and understands how this brings confidence and joy into their lives. He also enjoys forming trusting and lasting relationships with both patients and those he works with each day. He believes this has the effect of turning appointments into much more relaxed and enjoyable experiences and strives to make visits as comfortable as he can. Dr. VanDenburgh also enjoys using the latest science and technology and spends many hours learning about them in order to bring them into his way of practicing.
Outside the office, he enjoys distance cycling, playing drums, guitar, and, currently, bass in bands for many years, ranging from Blues, to Rock, to Country, and he has no plans to stop. He also loves RV camping, Harley rides with his wife, Lynette, and boating. Currently, he is attempting to do woodworking, starting with patio furniture and a porch swing for home. And then, of course, there is Star Trek!