Welcome to the office of Smiles Dentist!

Welcome to the office of Dr. R. Wes Lauderback and Dr. J. Allen Burleson, leading dental care providers in Jonesborough, Tennessee and the Tri-Cities area. We strive to provide the highest quality care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Our staff is friendly, caring and professional. We take the time to listen to your concerns and genuinely treat all of our patients with the respect they deserve.

Comprehensive Care & Advanced Technology

Smiles Dentist offers a full range of dental services, including routine cleanings, sealants, dental implants, veneers, crowns, periodontal laser therapy, teeth whitening, white fillings, and Invisalign®. Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of comfortable, virtually invisible clear aligners. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including Digital X-rays to ensure you receive the best possible care.

At the office of Smiles Dentist, we pride ourselves on building relationships, both personally and professionally. Most of our patients have a long history with us. In fact, we have seen our young patients grow into adults and bring their children to us for treatment. We stay knowledgeable of the latest advancements in technology so that we can provide the best, most comprehensive care available.

Thank you for your interest in our practice. We look forward to meeting you and seeing you smile!

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Meet The Doctors

  • J. Allen Burleson D.D.S., P.C.
    Practice Owner

    A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Burleson attended East Tennessee State University where he received his undergraduate degree. He earned his D.D.S. degree at the University of Tennessee for Health Sciences in Memphis in June 1982. Shortly after graduating, he began his private dental office in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

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  • Wes Lauderback D.D.S.

    Also a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr. Lauderback attended the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate degree and then completed dental school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. After attending college, Dr. Lauderback joined the Army and served as the Brigade Dentist for 4th Brigade/25th Infantry Division for two years, including airborne training and a deployment to Afghanistan. He then served as an Army dentist for two additional years.  After his military career, he, his wife (Angela), and three children (Brayden-9, Avery-7 & Jackson-4) have been living in Alaska where he has continued to work for the past two years.



What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Visiting J. Allen Burleson, DDS gives my family and me more reasons to smile."
    The Johnson Family
  • "Dr. Burleson provided me with excellent care when I needed it the most."
    Jennifer R.

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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  • Anesthesia Wand

    The single-tooth anesthesia wand provides increased comfort and decreased anxiety when it comes to dental procedures requiring anesthetization. The wand looks like a small pen with an extremely small needle at the tip. The anesthesia wand works by numbing the individual tooth your dentist needs to work ...

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Our Location

222 Headtown Rd. Jonesborough, TN US 37659

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

The Office of Dr. J. Allen Burleson


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-3:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


7:00 am-3:00 pm