Dr. Samuel Flettrich Pulitzer

I was born and raised in New Orleans with my 3 sisters and my brother. I enjoy the food, architecture, friendly people, Mardi Gras, arts, coffee & beignets, Jazz Fest and all of the other activities that New Orleans is well known for.

After graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida I worked at Wemco Industries, the largest necktie company in the world. I had the pleasure of working there for 10 years designing men’s sportswear and necktie lines including Resilio, Wembley, NFL, and TABASCO. The company was sold to a large NYC based firm around 1996 and that’s when I went back to school.

I met my lovely wife Cindy “Cindy Lou” on her first day at LSU Dental School. We dated through dental school and our orthodontic residency at LSU.  We now have three young boys, Bryce, Avery and Vaughn. Cindy and I evacuated New Orleans with just two nights worth of clothing on the Saturday morning before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Cindy was 7-and-a-half months pregnant with Bryce at the time. Well, Bryce was born 6 weeks after Katrina in Monroe, LA. (Cindy’s home town). Cindy’s dad is an orthodontist in Monroe and was able to put us to work in his practice. Fortunately for us, his practice utilizes the DAMON system and tests new DAMON system products before they are released. We learned many practice pearls there.

Cindy and I now happily live and practice in Kingsport with our growing family. We are so happy to live in such a wonderful family oriented area with so many activities and friendly people.


  • Ormco Insider: One of aprrox. 50 Orthodontic offices in America  beta testing & collecting research data for future Orthodontic products

  • CoFounder of the oldest Spear Study Club in the Tri-Cities & SW VA areas (Since 2013)

  • Board member of FC Dallas Tri Soccer club for Youth Soccer Players in the Tri-Cities & SW VA

  • Advisor to Northeast State Registered Dental Assistant School in Downtown Kingsport (Since 2009)

  • Guest Orthodontic Lecturer at ETSU Dental Hygiene Program Since 2009

  • Host Annual Lecture series about various Orthodontics topics to more than 250 Dental Professionals


  • Rollins College: BA Economics in 1986
  • University of New Orleans: Pre-dental & MBA program
    (Did not graduate– took a break when I was accepted to dental school)
  • Louisiana State University Health Science Center,
    School of Dentistry, 2003
  • Louisiana State University Health Science Center,
    Orthodontics Fellowship Certificate, 2005


  • OKU Dental Honor Society
  • American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association,
  • Kingsport Dental Society and the First District Dental Society of Tennessee
  • Member of the North Carolina/South Carolina DAMON Study Club