Meet The Doctors
Rick Bletzacker, D.M.D. (Dr. B)
Dr. Rick Bletzacker (Or Dr. B, as most patients call him!) was raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. While at Ohio State, he was accepted in the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program, a program that is focused on community service projects and enhancing leadership skills.
Like Dr. Foster, Dr. Bletzacker earned his DMD at the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry. He was elected as both the Vice President of Membership & Marketing and class representative for the local chapter of the American Student Dental Association, a subsidiary of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Bletzacker is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. He is committed to further continuing his education and providing his patients with quality care in a comfortable environment.
In his spare time, Dr. Bletzacker enjoys playing the guitar, golfing, cycling, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Tyler Bowland, D.M.D.
Dr. Tyler Bowland is a Knoxville native and graduate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He attended the University of Tennessee for his undergraduate studies where he received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.
He has practiced general dentistry in Knoxville and Nashville the last few years and serves as a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Psi Omega Dental Fraternity.
Outside the office, Dr. Bowland enjoys spending time on the golf course or on the lake. He is an avid Vols and Titans fan as well. He and his fiancé, Lindsey, enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants in the Nashville area.
Timothy S. Foster, D.M.D. (Retired)
Dr. Foster graduated from undergraduate school at Murray State University in western Kentucky with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. He then graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1982. Dr. Foster had a scholarship in dental school with the National Health Service Corp and fulfilled that scholarship by practicing near Cleveland Tennessee for 3 years at Benton Family Health Care Center. Dr. Foster joined Dr. Ernest Tomlinson in 1986 who had practiced in Donelson since 1951. Multiple generations of many of Dr. Tomlinson’s original patients are still a part of our family of patients.
Dr. Tim Foster is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Nashville Dental Society and the Music City Dental Study Group. Dr. Foster has consistently furthered his education through meetings and continuing education courses throughout the years. He serves as a volunteer dentist at the InterFaith Dental Clinic to help provide dental care for the working poor and is actively involved in Hermitage United Methodist Church and the Room in the Inn for the homeless.
Dr. Foster and his wife, Melody have two daughters, Lauren and Katie. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, boating, skiing, traveling and family activities.