Dr. Marie Farrar, DDS

Dr. Marie Farrar, DDS

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Marie Farrar, DDS is an orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics practitioner in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. She practices orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics.Read her story

204 W Main St

Chattanooga, TN 37408

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This content was provided by Dr. Farrar "Dr. Marie Farrar and her staff help children and adults troubled by crooked teeth to improve their overall health and wellbeing so that they can confidently smile and effectively chew for the rest of their lives. As a mom and an orthodontist, Dr. Farrar understands the challenges busy parents face in providing the best care for their children—and for themselves. What makes her practice different is that she bring a woman's eye and a mother's touch to minimize the costs of orthodontic treatment in terms of time, money, discomfort, and overall life energy while maximizing outcomes in terms of aesthetics, function and stability. Why choose Smile Studio Orthodontics? Because Dr. Marie Farrar: values you and your child personally… is sensitive to your needs… respects your (and your child's) time, money, comfort, appearance, and overall life energy… understands what it's like to parent today's busy teenagers… knows how difficult it is to juggle work and self-care into your busy life… pays meticulous attention to details… is committed to your esthetic result, as well as your long-term function and stability… has impeccable credentials and years of experience… About Dr. Farrar A third generation dentist specializing in orthodontics, Dr. Marie Farrar (pronounced "fairer") is an LA girl—born and raised in "lower" Alabama. Following ten years of higher education in Memphis at Rhodes College (BS in psychobiology cum laude) and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry (DDS with high honors & MS in orthodontics), Dr. Marie officially adopted the volunteer state as her home. She and her husband, Dr. Mitch Baldree, settled in Chattanooga in 1991. Dr. Farrar participates in the Chattanooga Area Dental Study Group, and maintains membership in the Chattanooga Area Dental Society, the Tennessee Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. She has attained diplomate status in the American Board of Orthodontics, and has been honored by membership in the Pierre Fauchard Society. The mother of two teenagers, Dr. Marie has spent time as a class mom/PTA representative, as a cubmaster for her son's cub scout troop, and as a Sunday school and confirmation class teacher. She is quite active in her church, First-Centenary UMC, having served in various ministries and leadership roles, including chair of Church Council. When she has some time for herself, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, and digging in the dirt at her family's in-town hobby farm. Dr. Marie feels blessed to have spent the first 20 years of her career honing her clinical skills in a large, high volume - yet high quality - practice. This position gave her the wonderful opportunity to work in her profession part time while her children were young. She is excited and pleased to now have the opportunity to establish her own intentionally small, low volume practice devoted to individualized patient care. With her compassion, intellect, quality education, and years of clinical experience, Dr. Marie Farrar brings a woman's eye and a mother's touch to the practice of orthodontics. About Smile Studio Dr. Marie Farrar, a Chattanooga,TN orthodontist, and her husband, prosthodontist Dr. Mitch Baldree, purchased the building that houses their offices in 1998, at the forefront of the resurgence currently occurring on the Southside. Committed to urban renewal, adaptive renewal, and historic preservation, they were able to transform a former honky-tonk into a respectable professional office. Using grants for facade and historic restoration, Dr. Baldree received the Historic Preservation Award from Cornerstones in 2001. In 2011, Dr. Farrar moved her orthodontic practice into the empty space adjoining her husband's practice. Thanks to a generous grant from Chattanooga,TN Green|Spaces, she was able to achieve LEED Silver recognition for the interior build out of her space. Dr. Marie is committed to pursuing sustainability not only in her personal life but in her professional orthodontic practice as well. In addition to achieving LEED certification, Dr. Farrar is a gold certified member of the EcoDentistry association. Various green practices adopted by the practice include paperless charting, digital radiography & photography, recycling not only paper and cardboard but also sharps and medical waste, purchasing model stone from a local gypsum plant, minimizing the use of plastics and disposables, distilling our own water for steam sterilization, and utilizing eco-friendly cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing products and processes. Dr. Marie maintains that dentistry and orthodontics is a delicate blend of art and science. Smile Studio seeks to use the science of tooth movement and growth modification to help patients achieve optimal smile esthetics and stable, functional dentition. Dr. Marie Farrar is pleased bring Smile Studio to Main Street and to join the vibrant and eclectic community of artists on the Southside."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farrar "Dr. Farrar's guiding principles for her work are: 

  1. The human body is perfectly designed and has a natural tendency to health and wholeness if properly cared for.
  2. The human dentition is perfectly designed to carry the stresses of occlusion throughout life.
  3. Imbalances in dental occlusion will often manifest initially as an unsightly smile, but will eventually create disharmonies in the orofacial complex that adversely affect overall health and quality of life.
  4. A confident smile is critical to one's overall happiness, success, and wellbeing.
  5. Lives are transformed when harmony is restored to the dental and orofacial complex.
  6. Patients can be empowered to maintain balance in their orofacial system through education and support.
  7. Every person is an individual of sacred worth who deserves—and can afford—a  healthy bite and a confident smile.
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2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Orthodontics

17  Conditions Treated

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Underbite

12  Procedures

Background Check

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  • Rhodes College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Univ Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry Dept Of Orthodontics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

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Awards & Honors
  • diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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