Kevin L. Ragsdale, D.D.S.
1501 Broadrick Dr., Suite 2
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 275-6631

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1501 Broadrick Dr., Suite 2
Dalton, GA 30720

Dr. Ragsdale useMeet Dr. Ragsdale......


Dr. Ragsdale was born in the small southeastern Missouri town of Festus....yes, just like in Gunsmoke. Festus is similar to Dalton in size, population, economy and proximity to large cities. Although he considers Tampa, Florida to be his home, he has also lived in Miami, Florida and Houston,Texas because his dad's job with Eastern Airlines required them to transfer a few times. Dr. Ragsdale graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, and attended Emory College, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Biology in 1981. He graduated from Emory University School of Dentistry in May 1985. After visiting the Dalton area and loving the mountains, four seasons, and people who made him feel relaxed and at home, he decided to move to Dalton to begin his dental practice. He began his practice in June 1985, and in March 1989 moved to his present location at 1501 Broadrick Drive.

Dr. Ragsdale is married to the former Cindy Creswell and they have two boys. Dr. Ragsdale enjoys spending time with his family, and attending his kid's school, scouting and athletic events. He has played sports all his life, including baseball and basketball  competitively from grade school through dental school. He and his family enjoy outdoor activities, especially snow skiing and white water rafting. When time permits, they like to travel and see the sights. All of the Ragsdales believe community service is important and divide their activities between Dalton and Chattanooga. Dr. Ragsdale's private time is spend reading, attending Continuing Education courses and collecting baseball memorabilia, which as a hobby has afforded him opportunities to meet many of baseball's stars from the 1950's up to the present day. Dr. Ragsdale has also known the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat (mostly defeat) since he has been a long-suffering fan of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers since 1976.

As a dental professional, Dr. Ragsdale is proud of the fact that he is BILINGUAL IN SPANISH. 

Dr. Ragsdale eliminated silver fillings from his practice in 1996, began doing Velscope fluorescent oral cancer screening exams in 2007, and in 2010 started doing non-metal all ceramic CEREC restoration utilizing digital imaging and CADCAM technology. The practice philosophy of "Healthy Living Begins With a Beautiful Smile" resonates throughout his office, and in his staff's approach to treating each patient. However, his pride in his practice is that all of his staff members have been with him for at least 6 years and as long as 20 years.

Dr. Ragsdale is passionate about his family, his practice, his staff, and Dalton.



Paula Kelley

Paula has worked for Dr. Ragsdale since 1993 as his front desk receptionist/office manager. Originally from Warner Robins, Georgia, Paula and her husband Mike, reside in Chatsworth and have two grown children and one grandchild. Paula enjoys working in an office where she not only meets new people on a daily basis, but also being able to see dental transformations take place. In her spare time, Paula enjoys travel, reading, knitting, making jewelry and internet activities.


Brenda Thomas

Brenda is a life-long resident of Dalton and Whitfield County. She graduated from Northwest High School. She is married to Ondray Thomas and has two sons, Brandon and Mitchell. She has worked for Dr. Ragsdale for 10 years and has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She works at the front desk and, due to her vast experience in dentistry, Brenda is able to assist Dr. Ragsdale and the hygienists as needed, when she is not doing her primary job as front desk receptionist/insurance coordinator.



Piper Wilson

Piper has been working for Dr. Ragsdale for 11.5 years. She graduated from Chattanooga State Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She lives in Chattanooga, TN. Piper is married and she and her husband, Stephen, have two children; Cooper is 9 years old and Caroline is 5 years old. When Piper is not working, she enjoys spending time at the lake, skiing, tubing and swimming. She unwinds from a crazy day by working in her yard.





Shannon Looper

Originally from Dothan, AL, Shannon has lived in Dalton since 1991. The majority of that time, she has worked in the dental field. She has worked with Dr. Ragsdale since 1998. She is married to Brian Looper and they are the proud parents of Spencer, a West Highland terrier, and Chloe and Elliott, 2 short-haired tabbies adopted from the Humane Society. When not helping Dr. Ragsdale transform one beautiful smile after another, Shannon enjoys photography and scrapbooking.




April Mitchell

April graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996. She began her dental career soon after with Dr. Ragsdale in February of 1997. She lives in Ringgold with her husband Jeff and their three children; Abbey, Judson and Taylor Grace. When not working or taking care of her family, she enjoys scrapbooking and traveling.




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