Our Mission

Hometown Family Dentistry is where dental care meets Cookeville comfort. We’re a dedicated team of local folks who share one main mission: to give our neighbors, families, and friends the very best dentistry while bringing our community closer together in personal, purposeful ways. Raised on faith and hard work, we promise to provide our services with honesty and integrity every day.

Get to Know Your Cookeville Dental Pro

Dr. John Wesley Halliburton

Growing up just outside of Cookeville in the small town of Defeated, Tennessee, dentistry has always been close to Dr. Halliburton’s heart. He spent countless summers and after school hours at the local dental office tagging alongside his grandmother, a dental receptionist of more than 20 years. During his time in undergrad at Tennessee Tech University, he started shadowing a team of passionate dentists and fell in love with the fulfilling life that comes with caring for patients and their smiles.

Dr. Halliburton ran wholeheartedly toward his dream career and became a Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2017. Flash forward to today, and he couldn’t feel more blessed to co-own Hometown Family Dentistry with his long-time best friend, Dr. Matthew Whitson — they’ve known each other since babyhood and even graduated from the same dental school together! Dr. Halliburton is also the brains behind the Life and Dentistry Podcast, a platform where dental professionals can learn, grow, and encourage one another by sharing real conversations.

For Dr. Halliburton, the most rewarding part of his work is building sincere relationships with the families in his care. He strives to enrich the lives of his patients by delivering a thoughtful and refreshing dental experience that leads them to a lifetime of thriving smiles. He will always take the time to ensure you feel seen, heard, and valued as his patient.

In his free time, you can find Dr. Halliburton treasuring quality time with his family. He’s married to his wonderful wife, Samantha, and he’s a loving father to three precious kiddos. He’s also an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hike, fish, hunt, and enjoy Cookeville’s stunning scenery in all of the best ways!

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Giving Back to Cookeville

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What to Expect

A Peek at Your First Appointment

When you walk through the doors of our office, you’ll instantly feel like family. Our happy crew will greet you with warm smiles and ensure your visit feels effortless from start to finish. We genuinely enjoy getting to know our patients, so you can always expect our team to strike up a friendly conversation! 

Our dental team will begin by strengthening and protecting your pearly whites with gentle preventive care. Next, we'll chat with you and answer any questions you may have. We’ll always offer guidance with your best interest in mind, so you can make the most informed decisions with clarity and confidence. 

By the end of your first visit, you’ll leave with a gleaming smile and an individualized, pressure-free treatment plan designed for optimal oral health!

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Made with You in Mind

Our Office

Designed to reflect our hometown’s welcoming spirit, our space brings a big dose of Tennessee hospitality to every visit. Before your appointment, feel free to grab a fresh cup of coffee in our beautiful patient lounge. And when it comes to treating your smile, we’ve got your back with unparalleled comfort. Our operatories are fitted with modern amenities and soothing comforts to guarantee the most relaxing dental experience possible.

  • Complimentary Coffee Bar
  • Cozy Neck Pillows
  • Warm Towels
  • Wireless Headphones
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Care Built on Community

Giving Back to Cookeville

Hometown Family Dentistry is committed to giving back to the community that’s given so much to us. As a local business, our mission to serve others is carried far beyond the walls of our office and into the city we cherish most. From our active involvement in the Rotary Club of Cookeville and the local Lions Club to sharing our paths to dentistry with students right here at Tennessee Tech, our community and our patients are at the forefront of all that we do. If there’s a cause in Cookeville that’s important to you, let us know and let’s make a positive impact together!