- Routine cleaning and exam
- Stainless Steel Crowns
- Emergency Services
- Nitrous Oxide
- Conscious Sedation
- General Anesthesia
Emergency appointments during office hours will be accommodated to the best of our ability. After hours emergency care will be available by calling the office to be connected with Dr. Suzanne who will give you further information regarding your child’s particular situation.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first dental appointment should be scheduled six months after the eruption of their first tooth or by the child’s first birthday. At our office, the first visit is very important. We will use this appointment to get you acquainted with our office and discuss with you recommendations for your child’s future dental care. We will continue to see your child every six months for routine care. It is important to identify a dental home for your child. This provides you with a familiar place to go should your child have a dental emergency and allows us to monitor your child as they grow and develop.
At the first appointment, we encourage a parent to follow with their child. You and your child can get acquainted with the staff, the office, and how our staff works together. Any questions or concerns you have will certainly be addressed. At following appointments, we encourage your child to accompany a staff member through the appointment to allow us to form a bond with your child and establish a trusting relationship.
There are several things you can do to prepare your child for their first dental appointment to help make it a success. We strive to make your child’s experience a pleasant one and a little preparation can only aid us. The most important thing you can do is to talk positively about the dentist. Even if you are not a fan, do not let your child know that. We use child friendly terminology in our office. We do not use words like “shot”, “needle”, “drill”, “pain” or “hurt”. We make teeth sleepy with sleepy bubbles, wash out sugar bugs, and avoid discomfort as much as possible.
The first appointment will consist of an exam when the dentist will count their teeth and check their gums and tissues. They will have their teeth polished and flossed. If x-rays are indicated, they will also be taken. Proper brushing and flossing will be reviewed as well to ensure good home care.
Meet Our Dentists
I have wanted to be a dentist since the age of 8. I have always enjoyed helping others and helping others improve their smiles is just an added bonus to my job. The children I get to work with are the highlights of my day. Hearing their stories, learning of their accomplishments, and watching them and their families grow, I feel, is the essence of being a pediatric dentist!
I was born and raised in Kentucky not too far north of the Nashville area. I attended Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2003. I then received my Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2007. While there, I served as the president of the American Academy of Women Dentists organization and coordinated both the Saturday Morning Clinics for underprivileged children as well as the annual ASDA day vendor fairs. Finally, I completed a Pediatric Dental residency program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and received my certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2009.
I am a Board Certified pediatric dentist. I am an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and I support Healthy Smiles Healthy Children, a foundation of the AAPD. I am also involved an interdisciplinary dental study club as I feel education should be continual in my profession.
I enjoy being an active member of the Wilson County community as well and am a proud member of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. As an office we proudly support local sports teams, local school performances, as well as many local fundraising events. Being involved and supporting the community I live in, is extremely important to me. In just the few short years my family and I have lived here the growth we have seen is amazing and we can’t wait to see what is in store for Wilson County.
When I am not working, I am loving life as a mommy to 2 amazing, smart and energetic boys, Preston and Henry, and am spending as much time with them and my husband as possible. We all also proudly cheer on the Kentucky Wildcats!
Dr. Tom attended Providence College where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. After Providence, he attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where he received his Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Tom went on to pursue a career in dentistry at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree and graduated with top honors. Dr. Tom attended Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine where he received his Pediatric Dental training. Dr. Tom is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Tom is originally from Mendham, New Jersey, but is now proud to call Middle Tennessee his home. In his free time, Dr. Tom loves to spend time with his wife, Rose, and sons, Thomas Sebastian and William “Liam” Virgil.