Dr. DeArmond has been practicing in Cleveland Tennessee since his graduation from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1982. His undergraduate degree was completed in 1978 at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville following graduation from Cleveland Day School in 1974.


Dr. DeArmond has been active in the community as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 10, as a member of the Cleveland YMCA Endowment Fund Board of Directors, and as President of the Cleveland Branch of the Chattanooga Area Metro YMCA Board of Directors. Dr. DeArmond is also a member of the Cleveland Noon-day Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.


Dr. DeArmond has been committed to professional growth and excellence since he began his career. His treatment philosophy and clinical skills have been developed through relationships with several of the most recognized mentors in dentistry.


Early contact and training with dentists such as Peter Dawson, Pete Roach, Jack Turbyfill, and Jose’ Medina were the beginning of a personal journey toward excellence as a professional. Through excellent mentors, the new leaders and educators have been identified and are strong influences in the continued growth of the practice philosophy.


Dr. DeArmond served a five-year gubernatorial appointment to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry where he severed on and chaired several committees. He served as President of the Board of Dentistry in 2005-2006. During his year as President, he also served as the Vice-President of and a program presenter to the Conference of Southern Deans and Dental Examiners. The Conference of Southern Deans and Dental Examiners organization represents all of the southeastern dental schools and their Boards of Dentistry. Through the Board of Dentistry, he has served and continues to serve as a Southern Regional Testing Agency Examiner for Dental Licensure. He has served on the SRTA Long-range Planning Committee, the Examination Committee, and the Examination Review Committee. He most recently served as a Clinic Floor Coordinator.


He has remained active in organized dentistry through his membership in the American Dental Association and its state and local constituencies serving as President of the Chattanooga Dental Society in 2001-2002. Following his year as President, he was awarded the Fellowship Award by the Tennessee Dental Association, which is one of the highest awards presented by the TDA. He has held other leadership positions within these organizations on local, state and national levels.


Dr. DeArmond was recognized by his peers in 1997 for his “conspicuous services rendered in the Art and Science of Dentistry” when he was inducted as a Fellow into the International College of Dentists. In the year 2000, he was again recognized “in recognition of services and devotion to the advancement of the science and art of Dentistry” when he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists.


Dr. DeArmond is an Advisor to the Pankey Institute Board of Directors. The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education is one of the world’s premier institutions for advanced dental education. The Institute has a 40+-year history of training some of the finest comprehensive care dentist worldwide. The Institute’s commitment to complete oral health through thorough and comprehensive patient examination followed by patient education and treatment has established a pattern of treatment that serves as a model for other teaching institutions to follow.


Dr. DeArmond has serves as a member of the Visiting Faculty at the Institute since 2007. Dr. DeArmond is also active in several internationally recognized Academies including The Academy of Operative Dentistry, The Academy of Gold Foil Operators, and the Hollenback-Medina Operative Dentistry Seminar which is an affiliate club of the Academy of R. V. Tucker Study Clubs. . In February of 2006 he was invited to present a program to the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry during their annual meeting in Chicago. Following his presentation, he was invited to join the Academy as a full member. Dr. DeArmond has served on the Council of The Academy of Restorative Dentistry and most recently has been nominated as Vice-President of The Academy of Operative Dentistry. Local dental study clubs allow for personal interaction with colleagues while enjoying short programs of interest.


Dr. Dearmond and his wife, Denise, have been married since 1997 years. Denise is an officer at Southern Heritage Bank. She serves as Director of Marketing and is responsible for coordination and implementation of the banks marketing efforts. They both enjoy travel and sports, particularly UT Football and Basketball, as well as gardening. They take great pleasure spending time with their triplet nieces and nephew, Hannah, Bailey, and Sam and their godchild Hayden. Dr. DeArmond is an avid golfer and fly fisherman. Dr. DeArmond and Denise attend Broad Street United Methodist Church.