Meet Dr. Rhodes


Dr. John Rhodes has been married to Lisa Rhodes for almost 35 years, and they have two daughters, Jill and Abby, ages 27 and 23. Lisa is a Registered Nurse who worked tirelessly to put him through dental school. Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Rhodes graduated from Murray State University in 1980 and University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1985. On July 22, 2014, he celebrated 29 years of practicing dentistry!

For relaxation, he and his wife like to travel, spend time with family and friends, and stay very involved in church activities. Dr. Rhodes is also a private pilot who flies small single engine aircraft whenever he can. He also enjoys playing the piano, college basketball, reading, and watching movies. The family has two dogs: a Jack Russell Terrier and a boxer mix. They are fine pups!

Dr. Rhodes has been involved in mission dental work in the country of Panama on two separate occasions, and is currently considering a similar excursion to the Dominican Republic with his older daughter and her husband, Chad, who teach in a school there.


Meet Dr. Slager

Dr. Slager - Rhodes and Slager DentalDr. Slager, a Michigan native, began his dental career in the United States Air Force after graduating from dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy. After serving in the military, he moved to Cookeville with his wife and two daughters. He served the dental needs of the Cookeville community at a neighboring practice where he quickly became known for his compassionate dental care for all patients and the dentist kids actually want to see. He partnered with Dr. Rhodes on February 1st, 2017 to form Rhodes and Slager Family Dental Care. Dr. Slager is an avid sports fan, enjoys hiking the countless trails of Middle Tennessee, but his passion is Dentistry. If you don’t have a dentist, or are looking for a new dental home, call our office today.