Business hours.

Mondays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesdays: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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About Smile Studio

Dr. Marie Farrar, a Chattanooga,TN orthodontist, and her husband, prosthodontist Dr. Mitch Baldree, purchased the building that houses their offices in 1998, at the forefront of the resurgence currently occurring on the Southside.  Committed to urban renewal, adaptive renewal, and historic preservation, they were able to transform a former honky-tonk into a respectable professional office.  Using grants for facade and historic restoration, Dr. Baldree received the Historic Preservation Award from Cornerstones in 2001.

In 2011, Dr. Farrar moved her orthodontic practice into the empty space adjoining her husband’s practice.  Thanks to a generous grant from Chattanooga,TN Green|Spaces, she was able to achieve LEED Silver recognition for the interior build out of her space.

Dr. Marie is committed to pursuing sustainability not only in her personal life but in her professional orthodontic practice as well.  In addition to achieving LEED certification, Dr. Farrar is a gold certified member of the EcoDentistry association.  Various green practices adopted by the practice include paperless charting, digital radiography & photography, recycling not only paper and cardboard but also sharps and medical waste, purchasing model stone from a local gypsum plant, minimizing the use of plastics and disposables, distilling our own water for steam sterilization, and utilizing eco-friendly cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing products and processes.

Dr. Marie maintains that dentistry and orthodontics is a delicate blend of art and science.  Smile Studio seeks to use the science of tooth movement and growth modification to help patients achieve optimal smile esthetics and stable, functional dentition.  Dr. Marie Farrar is pleased bring Smile Studio to Main Street and to join the vibrant and eclectic community of artists and restauranteurs on the Southside.

Meet our Staff


Krista, RDAHi, my name is Krista and I am the front office coordinator for Smile Studio. I am most likely the person you will speak to when you call our office. I am a registered dental assistant. My experience as an RDA has been in general dentistry, oral surgery, and orthodontics.

I love that our practice is dedicated to providing personalized care to each and every person that we have the privilege of calling our patients.

My husband Justin and I have been married for almost 14 years and we have one beautiful daughter named Rainey. We also have a miniature dachshund named Sunshine. My family enjoys church, traveling, and sports (football and golf are our favorites).







Mary, RDAMy name is Mary and I am Dr. Farrar’s clinical coordinator. I have been a registered dental assistant in general dentistry for 18 years and recently joined the Smile Studio family.

I have already seen patients come out of braces and love seeing the end result and the smiles on their faces. It is very satisfying and rewarding to see patients complete their smiles and being a part of it.

My husband and I have 2 small boys, Hunter (5) and Colin (2). We have or try to have fun every day as they grow! I have a cat named Molly who tries to manage our house! My favorite things are spending time with the boys and being outside as much as possible!







Julia, RDA

Hi, I'm Julia and I've been with Dr Farrar since she opened Smile Studio going on 7 years now! I help in the new patient process as her treatment coordinator.

I have worked in dentistry for 17 years, first in oral surgery, then in pedo and now orthodontic offices. I love working in a smaller office and really getting to know our patients through the one on one time we are able to spend together! The smiles I get at the end of treatment are truly priceless! 

My husband Kevin and I have been married for 16 years and we have two amazing kids Addison and Wyatt, and a Schnauzer named Neely. My family and I are very active in church and spend most of our time on the soccer and baseball fields! In our down time we love listening to bands at local venues and enjoying our beautiful city!





In the News & On the Web

Times Free Press LEED announcement (4/17/12).

Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects webpage

ASID 2012 design award for Misty Moon of H+K

Gold Certified by the EcoDentistry Association

Chattanooga Magazine article

Lumicor Case Study (see pages 80, 83 & 84)

Blush Magazine BioBite (November 2013)

Blush Magazine Q & A (October 2013)

Blush Magazine Q & A (April 2013)

Blush Magazine Q & A (January 2014)

Times Free Press Halloween Candy Buy-back (11/1/14)

HealthScope O is for Orthodontics 2014

Blush Magazine Q & A (January 2015)

Blush Magazine Green is the New Healthy (March 2015)

Blush Magazine Q & A (July 2015)

City Scope Women Take Charge (2015 Annual Business Issue)

Orthodontic Products Report Distinct Design: Beyond Aesthetics (February 2016)

Natural Awakenings Smile Studio (April 2016)

Natural Awakenings Uncontrolled Stress (November 2016)

Natural Awakenings Pacifiers and Thumbs Suck (February 2017)