Doctor Mary Linda Johns

Mary Linda Johns, DDS

About Mary Linda Johns, DDS

General Dental Care

Dr. Mary Linda Johns devotes her practice to general dental care for the entire family with interests in cosmetic dentistry and pediatrics. “Helping people feel good about receiving the dental treatment they need is very important to me. What a child experiences during the first visit to the dentist will last forever, therefore we want to create a pleasant experience for each child.”

In 1981, Drs. Johns graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and returned to Cookeville to open their practice together. It has always been important to both doctors to be able to combine raising a family with their dental practice. They have three children, who are all married, and one granddaughter. Their youngest son is carrying on the family tradition and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. Dr. Andrew Johns has returned to Cookeville to join the family practice.


Dr. Mary Linda Johns attended high school in Cookeville, Tennessee and received B.S. degree in Biology from Tennessee Technological University. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and returned to Cookeville to open a dental practice with her husband Dr. Steve Johns in 1981.

  • Putnam County Senior High School – Class of 1972
  • Tennessee Technological University – 1972-1976
  • University Of Tennessee College Of Dentistry – 1977-1981
  • Graduate Las Vegas Institute for Cosmetic Dentistry

Drs. Steve and Mary Linda Johns are both very active in the community. They attend and teach Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church.

Dr. Mary Linda Johns is a past recipient of the Outstanding Young Tennessean Jaycee Award. She is also a Genesis House Board Member where she once served as President.

Dr. Johns is also a Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics where she is able to fulfill her goal of helping people feel better about themselves and watch her team members reach their goals.