Elite Dental Care TN | Oak Ridge Community Involvement - Elite Dental Care - Oak Ridge Dentist
(865) 482-1731 ph

Elite Dental Care TN

We Support Local Small Business

You might see Dr. Lenihan and our team out and about in Oak Ridge, supporting our local small businesses!  From lunches and bowling, movies and eating ice cream – our favorite!  If you see us, be sure to say Hi!

Supporting Our Community In Oak Ridge

Aside from being the most trusted dentist in Oak Ridge, Dr. Lenihan has been a member of several civic organizations. Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Alumni of the O.R. Leadership Program, and many others. He is a member of the Oak Ridge Rotary Club and has helped in many activities with it, such as the STREET Painting Festival. He has sponsored many local children as artists, the proceeds all go to the Roane State Community College Foundation which pays for scholarships for older and Non-traditional student grants etc.

Dr Lenihan was a member of the Oak Ridge Educational Foundation. This group spearheaded the funding, design, and rebuild of Oak Ridge High School. Also aided in the funding of the Endowment for school system programs.

Dr. Lenihan also participated in the Oak Ridge Leadership program and the Citizens Police Academy; both great learning experiences.

As a Team, we have sent many “Care Packages” to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of many of our patients. Our packages have included Halloween candy, toothbrushes, hand-written notes from Patients to service-members they have never met, and blank greeting cards for the soldiers to send to loved ones back home.

We helped the OR Rotary Club Fill 3 Semis full of water, health care products, and food for the victims of Katrina. People from all walks of life donated to the cause.


Dr. Lenihan is proud to sponsor students each year for the Street Painting Festival.  We have sponsored students from both St. Mary’s School and the Roane State Dental Hygiene Program!  In past years, the Dental Hygiene students placed 1st in their category and students from St. Mary’s consistently place in the Middle School category.  They do a fantastic job!



For our ANNUAL RE-STOCKING THE FOOD BANK campaign, we put the word out to our patients in mid-January that we need their help to help us re-stock our local food pantry. We collect non-perishable items and monetary donations.  Some  years, we join forces with the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge and receive a great response!  We will deliver the donations to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry at St. Mary’s.  Keep the donations coming in! A BIG THANK YOU to our WONDERFUL PATIENTS!


During the months of October & November, we have asked our patients to write encouraging messages to our military troops overseas to be included with our care packages. We have had a huge response!  Over the years, we have put together boxes that included toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, candy, Christmas cards, and your encouraging messages. Thank you for your support.