About Us

WE'LL TREAT YOUR FAMILY, JUST LIKE OUR FAMILY!

When you hear someone say, this feels like "home to me", you know they have experienced the feeling of family, warmth and comfort. At Cloudland Dental, we want  you to feel just like a member of the family and will make sure you are treated exactly how our own families are treated! From financial options to flexible schedules, to one-stop-dental-shops to caring providers - we want you to be happy here.

Dr. Don Flanagan recognized a need for compassionate, caring dental providers long ago and after opening his very first orthodontic practice in the 1970's has continued to build the Cloudland Dental Family around these principles. Dr. Flanagan's first general dental practice opened in Hixson in 2001 and was quickly followed by other locations.   The Cleveland practice was soon to follow the next year and quickly grew out of it’s office to the current location on Stuart Road. In 2005, the Crossville practice was established. This office has expanded to triple it’s original size and is still growing. As the Dental Centers’ continued to grow, an office was added in Chattanooga on Hwy 58 in 2007 & then Sweetwater in 2008. 

In 2008, Dr. Flanagan retired from Orthodontics and has focused his attention to the Dental Centers. The Dental Centers, now known as Cloudland Dental is continuing to impact it’s communities as they practice dentistry and treat your family, like they are our family!

When Dr. Flanagan fully retired in 2019, Cloudland Dental partnered with North American Dental Group. With this partnership, the Cloudland offices continue bringing you the same services and amazing experiences that were cultivated under Dr. Flanagan's ownership. Plus, all of our friendly team members that you know and love are still here to serve you!

Visit our locations page to learn more about each office and check out what we are doing to help our communities. Then, make your appointment online and see how Cloudland Dental is unique and different from the other dentist offices in Tennessee. Simply put, we care about your oral and overall health and your experience at our office!

We'll Treat Your Family, Like Our Family!

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    Dr. Kristen Conner , Regional Dental Director

    Dr. Kristen Conner was born in Southwest Virginia. She followed in a long line of family footsteps and obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2001.

    She knew at a young age she wanted to be a dentist having grown up watching her grandfather, an orthodontist, create beautiful smiles.  She went on to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and earned her degree in 2005.  She has been practicing in the Chattanooga area since 2005.  Dr. Conner has attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), is a member of the ADA, AGD, AAFE, AACD, and AOS.  

    In her free time, Dr. Conner loves spending time with her husband Chris, son William, and two dogs. She loves playing tennis, exercising, and the Tennessee Vols!  You will find Dr. Conner in our Hwy 58 location!

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    Dr. Mae Languri , DMD

    Mae Languri, D.M.D earned her Dental Degree with High Honors from Boston University. Prior to that, she graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry. She became a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honor Dental Society due to her outstanding clinical performance.

    ​Dr. Mae is an active member of the American Dental Association and Tennessee Dental Society.  Dr. Mae’s ultimate goal is to provide a pleasant experience for her patients with professional and comprehensive treatments. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, reading books and traveling.   You'll find Dr. Mae in our Crossville office!

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    Dr. James Larson , Orthodontist

    Dr. James Larson received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee.  He completed his orthodontic training at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Larson has practiced orthodontics for 25 years.  He spent 10 years with the Air Force, doing both general dentistry and orthodontics, including three years spent in the Middle East during the Gulf War.  He is a member of the Tennessee Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics.

    Dr. Larson is happily married to his wife, Annette.  They live on the beautiful Hiwassee River.  They have nine children and twenty-three grandchildren.  In his spare time, Dr. Larson enjoys reading, fixing things and anything outdoors.

    Cloudland Dental is proud to have Dr. Larson as part of our team, providing orthodontics in the Sweetwater and Crossville locations.

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    Dr. Morrie Graves

    Dr. Morrie Graves completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cell and Molecular Biology before continuing to UNLV School of Dental Medicine where he completed his dental studies.  

    Dr. Graves first decided to pursue dentistry after volunteering at a homeless shelter dental clinic and seeing the effect dentistry can have on people’s lives and decided to dedicate his life to helping others. He also enjoys working with “young at heart” patients.  

    In his spare time, he likes to play music, long boarding, and spending time with family. He is the oldest of 12 siblings and he and wife have 5 children.   ​ You will find Dr. Graves at our Crossville office!

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    Dr. Nisha Patel

    Dr. Nisha Patel grew up in Georgia and attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology with honors. Her passion for dentistry developed when she went on a dental mission trip abroad to help the underserved population. Dr. Patel then completed her dental education at Nova Southeastern University and is Board Certified with a degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. She strives to stay up to date with the latest developments in dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses. ​ Dr. Patel places a priority on her patients first and treats them like her family. During her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and learning new recipes. Dr. Patel practices at Cloudland Dental on Shallowford Rd in Chattanooga.

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    Dr. William Walker

    Dr. William Walker was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and was raised in Memphis, TN.  He completed his bachelor’s degree from The University of TN , Knoxville, and his Doctor Of Dental Medicine degree from The University of TN college of dentistry in Memphis, TN.           Dr. Walker was also an Instructor of Operative Dentistry at U.T. Memphis, TN after receiving his degree in Doctor of Dental Medicine.   Dr. Walker owned a successful dental practice in Cleveland, TN for 33 years before joining Cloudland Dental in January of 2017.  Dr. Walker shares a passion for helping people and improving their quality of health through dentistry with his father and grandfather, who were also dentists.   Dr. Walker is a member of The American Dental Association, Chattanooga Dental Society, and the Cleveland Dental Study Club.   Dr. Walker enjoys spending time with his wife Amy, son Jefferson, and their yellow Labrador retriever, Daisy.  Dr. Walker is an Outdoorsman, who loves Fly Fishing, Camping, and Golfing.  Dr. Walker practices in our Sweetwater office and our Hwy. 58 office.

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    Dr. James Larson , Orthodontist

    Dr. James Larson received his dental degree from the University of Tennessee.  He completed his orthodontic training at the University of Washington.

    Dr. Larson has practiced orthodontics for 25 years.  He spent 10 years with the Air Force, doing both general dentistry and orthodontics, including three years spent in the Middle East during the Gulf War.  He is a member of the Tennessee Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics.

    Dr. Larson is happily married to his wife, Annette.  They live on the beautiful Hiwassee River.  They have nine children and twenty-three grandchildren.  In his spare time, Dr. Larson enjoys reading, fixing things and anything outdoors.

    Cloudland Dental is proud to have Dr. Larson as part of our team, providing orthodontics in the Sweetwater and Crossville locations.

    Tips from the Experts

    When Choosing Your Dentist, Look For A Professional Who:

    • Is Board Certified
    • Views Your HEALTH as a TOP Priority!
    • Listens To YOUR Concerns and Needs
    • Can Take Care of Your Entire Family, Including Small Children
    • Has a Relationship with Specialists like Oral Surgeons and Orthodontists in Your Area
    • Can Help You Achieve The Smile of Your Dreams
    • Accepts Your Insurance
    • Has Emergency Hours and Coverage For When You Need It 
    • Has A Flexible Schedule, and Can See You When It's Convenient For Your Schedule!
    • Has Many PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE For All Budgets, Credit Scores, For Those Without Insurance and For Anything Insurance May Not Cover.  Make Sure They Have Some Interest-Free Options For You To Look At!
    • Has an Interest in Continuing Education and The Latest Dental Techniques
    • Can Offer Cosmetic, General, and Specialty Services
    • Has a preventative attitude toward Dental Health - let's prevent dental problems with routine care and take care of small issues BEFORE they grow.  This saves you TIME, and MONEY - plus, benefits your overall health!