Dr. Kinder graduated cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 2003. She joined Family Dental Center since 2003. She is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry. She practices and enjoys all phases of general dentistry. A native of New Market, Tennessee, she and her husband, Thomas, are active members of Nance’s Grove Baptist Church, where she enjoys teaching a children’s Sunday School class as well as Vacation Bible School.
Dr. Qi graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2007. She worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for two years prior to attending dental school. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2013. She is originally from Shanghai, China, but grew up in Dallas, Texas. She moved to Kingsport after graduating from dental school, joining Family Dental Center TriCities, P.C. in July 2013. She loves spending time outdoors and enjoys filling her spare time with cooking and baking.
Dr. Blankenship graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2013. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2020. She had the opportunity to volunteer on several dental mission trips to Haiti and finds great joy in serving her patients. She strives to build trusting relationships with her patients to make them feel comfortable creating exceptional smiles together.
She grew up in Duluth, Georgia with three older sisters. (Her poor Dad!) Dr. Blankenship and her family made Kingsport their new home when her husband started working for Eastman. They love the mountains and think the area is a little piece of heaven. She enjoys swimming, hiking and spending time with her family.