Meet Your Knoxville Dentist

Dr. Joshua J. Kimrey

Dr. Kimrey was born and raised here in Knoxville as the oldest of three siblings. He attended the Cedar Bluff schools before enrolling at Webb School of Knoxville for high school where he played football each year and served as captain of his Varsity team. Throughout his teenage and college years, Dr. Kimrey worked for his father’s microwave engineering firm.


After graduating from Clemson University with high honors and a degree in Chemistry, Dr. Kimrey continued on to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). While in dental school, he worked during the summer in the Oral Surgery clinic.

In Fall 2012, Dr. Kimrey attended the Dental Education Laboratories’ Art of Endodontics course in Santa Barbara, California under the direction of esteemed endodontist Dr. Stephen Buchanan.  In Fall 2014, Dr. Kimrey attended an intensive CEREC course in Scottsdale, Arizona where he perfected the creation of one-day crowns.  Dr. Kimrey is currently studying the prestigious Dawson Academy’s Core Curriculum focusing on complete dentistry and perfecting esthetics.


Dr. Kimrey and his wife, Rachel, were high school sweethearts and married shortly after they both graduated from Clemson. They welcomed their first son Luke to their family in March 2012.  Their daughter Livie joined their family in September 2015.

Interests and hobbies

The Kimreys enjoy cheering on the Tennessee Vols and Clemson Tigers. They are also active members at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

Professional Focus

Dr. Kimrey has been a patient of Cornerstone Dental since we first opened our doors in 1988.  And, after dental school he worked very closely with Dr. Dan Anderson (one of Cornerstone Dental’s founding dentists) for several years prior to Dr. Anderson retiring in the summer of 2013.  Dr. Kimrey has a very similar approach and it was a very smooth transition for Dr. Anderson, his support team and his patients for Dr. Kimrey to continue in his footsteps.  Dr. Kimrey’s professional focus is on the confidence and comfort of every patient; from crafting esthetically pleasing fillings to completing careful and seamless one-day crowns, Dr. Kimrey values the new self-esteem a healthy and beautiful smile can bring to his patients.

On Cornerstone

“What I love most about Cornerstone is the genuine family feel. We all work as a team to ensure our patients have the best dental experience in Knoxville. Not only do our teams feel like family, our patients do, too.”