Riley H. Lunn


As founding partner of Lunn Dentistry, Dr. Riley has been treating patients since 1969. While trained in general dentistry, his expertise is in evaluating and treating craniofacial pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. TMJ and muscle disorders, commonly called “TMD,” are a group of painful conditions that affect the jaw joint and the muscles controlling jaw movements. For many people, TMJ symptoms seem to start without obvious reason. If you are experiencing pain discomfort in your jaw muscles, please feel free to ask Dr. Riley if your craniofacial symptoms might be related to a joint or muscle disorder.

In addition to practicing dentistry and working to improve the lives of patients suffering from temporomandibular joint and sleep problems, Dr. Riley is founder of CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice. Since 1987, he has been involved in cutting edge research in dental medicine and, as publisher of this journal, has made a major contribution to the international dental world. Currently, Dr. Riley serves as editor in chief.

Dr. Riley is also an internationally known speaker, and he has lectured on treating TMD in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Like family!

“I always feel at home at Lunn Dentistry. The Doctors and staff there are like family. Dr. Riley Lunn is more than a dentist; he is a friend. He was especially helpful during my last visit to aid me in some difficult decisions.” — Winnie M.

Doctor of Dental Surgery
Founder, Chattanooga TMJ Associates at Lunn Dentistry
Founding Partner; Lunn Dentistry

Graduate; College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
1999 Distinguished Service Award for Leadership and Commitment; UT College of Dentistry
2001 Distinguished Alumni; UT College of Dentistry
Editor in Chief; CRANIO® The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice
Certified; Obstructive Sleep Airway, OSA University

Tennessee Dental Association
Chattanooga Area Dental Society
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American College of Dentists
American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, International College of Dentists
American Equilibration Society

World-class expertise.

“I especially appreciated the time Dr. Riley took to explore what might be causing my pain. The experience Lunn Dentistry offers is the friendliness and familiarity of a small town dentist, but with world-class technical resources and expertise.” — Ted H.

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Dentists
Fellow, International College of Dentists
Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow, Tennessee Dental Association
Member, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
Honorary Diplomate, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Past President, American Equilibration Society
Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Amazing experience.

“As always, we had an amazing experience with Dr Riley Lunn and the entire staff at Lunn Dentistry. His attention to our dental needs has always been his top priority…even on his day off! Thank you for taking care of our entire family.” — Will T.


Founding Editor: CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, December 1982 to present
Series Editor, “Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint,” Cranio Clinics International, Williams & Wilkins, 1991, Vol. 1, No.1 (Westesson & Katzberg)
Series Editor, “Intraoral Orthotics,” Cranio Clinics International, Williams & Wilkins, 1991, Vol.1, No. 2 (Bledsoe)
“Standard Procedures for the Dentist in the Operating Room,” Journal of the Hawaiian State Dental Association, January 1968

Click to view Curriculum Vitae

Always very gentle with me.

“They are always very gentle with me as I don’t do well with pain. They ask questions and make sure I am not hurting.” — Jim

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