Your Dental Care Professionals in Cookeville, TN
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials, work experience, and personalities.
Dr. Walter Chitwood was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in 1978 and of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982.
His postgraduate training includes implant externships at the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation in Clearwater, FL, and the Misch International Implant Institute in Dearborn, MI.
Dr. Chitwood is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is a Fellow of several organizations including the American Society of Osseointegration, the Academy of Dentistry International, and the Academy of Implants and Transplants. He is an Honored Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and has recently been inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists.
In addition to his private dental practice, he holds several teaching appointments, including the Assistant Professor- at the University of Tennessee College Dentistry (Dept. of Prosthodontics), and is a faculty member of the AAID MaxiCourses of Oregon and Rutgers University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Chitwood also speaks routinely at meetings on the state, national and international levels. He lectures extensively on treatment planning, aseptic preparation technique, and all surgical aspects for implant dentistry both to doctors and staff members.
Dr. Chitwood has also held many offices in his career. He is a Past President of the American Board of Oral Implantology, Treasurer of the Southern District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry. He has also been selected as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Oral Implantology, the official publication of the AAID.
Dr. Chitwood resides in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Denise. They have three children, Carleigh Dunbar (husband Daniel), Mary Ansley, and Walt III.