Dr. Jim Erpenbach was raised in Knoxville. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Memphis in 1982. He has been practicing for more than 35 years.
Dr. Erpenbach strongly believes advanced continuing education is vitally important to provide the most current scientific-based care for his patients. He averages between 120 to 150 hours a year in continuing education focused on teeth conserving biomimetic dentistry and the link between mouth health and effects on general health (oral-systemic links).
He enjoys getting to know his patients, and they appreciate his gentle touch. Young children especially enjoy the many magic tricks always in his pocket along with balloon animals he makes.
He is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, founding member and teaching mentor for the Academy of Minimal Invasive Biometric Dentistry, teaching mentor for Texas Institute Advanced Dental Studies for minimally invasive/preventive dentistry with hydro-air abrasion, and member of the Crown Council, the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and the Second District Dental Society.
He has worked with Remote Area Medical as well as several international trips to Haiti and Belize.
He is married to his wife Gwen and has three children, Katie, Christopher, and Michael.