John Wesley Halliburton was born just down the road from Cookeville in a little area called Defeated located near the Smith-Jackson County line where he was raised on his family’s cattle farm.


When he’s not at the office, he loves to spend his time outdoors: hunting, fishing, and playing basketball. He spends his free time with his family and keeping up with college sports. He attends Hickory Grove United Methodist Church where his parents and grandparents have been members for decades.


John Wesley has been married to his beautiful wife Samantha since 2014. In 2017, they welcomed a son into the world, Sebastian. They round out their family with a cat and a couple of dogs.


John Wesley is a 2009 graduate of Smith County High School in Carthage, Tn. He earned a BS in Biology Health Science in 2013 from Tennessee Tech University here in Cookeville. In 2017, he graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Kentucky College on Dentistry in Lexington, KY.


In his years in dental school, John Wesley, along with Dr. Matthew and some of their friends, founded the Life and Dentistry Podcast where they explore the ins and outs of dentistry as it blends with everyday life. Their episodes have been downloaded all across the country. They host an annual continuing education conference where they discuss and learn new concepts in the world of dentistry.


Dr. John Wesley is a member in the American Dental Association, The Tennessee Dental Association, as well as the American Academy of General Dentistry.


He has been blessed to take this journey with Dr. Matthew. Their friendship has provided them both support through all of life’s ups and downs, teaching them the value of relationships. They were both raised to appreciate people, give back to the community, and lend a helping hand when needed.


Dr. Andy has proved to be a mentor to both Dr. John Wesley and Dr. Matthew. He’s offered them guidance and wisdom while handing over the reigns to a practice he’s spent decades growing. The transition has been seamless thanks to him and the staff: the lovely ladies who keep everything smooth sailing. They are a joy to work with and light up the office every day.