Welcome to our new Associate

We would like to welcome our new Associate, Dr. Joshua McKinney, to our Brogdon Dental professional team! Here is a short bio of Dr. McKinney. We hope you will stop in to meet him and say hello the next time you’re by our office.

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Dr. Joshua McKinney was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. After graduating from The McCallie School, he attended Wofford College where he had the great opportunity to play college baseball. During his time at Wofford, Dr. McKinney had great mentors who helped guide him to pursue his passion in health care. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He currently lives in Ooltewah with his wife Brittne and their two golden retrievers. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, golfing, fitness and traveling. Dr. McKinney is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association and Chattanooga Area Dental Society.

April – Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month and many pre-cancer and cancers can be found early during your routine dental examination. Unfortunately though, some cancers may not cause symptoms at all until they’ve reached an advanced stage, or they may cause symptoms similar to those caused by a disease other than cancer, such as a toothache. Many dentist recommend you routinely check your mouth for sores or anything unusual.

Some factors that can contribute to your increased risk of Oral Cancer include:

  • Tobacco use of any kind, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and snuff, among others
  •  Heavy alcohol use
  • Previous oral cancer diagnosis

If you have any of these factors or have found an unusual sore or lesion in your mouth, please let us know.  Dr. Brogdon may want to perform an Oral Cancer Examination.  The American Dental Association recommends all adults undergo periodic oral exams when they visit the dentist.

Remember you may not always experience any pain until later stages. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Call today to set up your appointment.