Meet Dr. Elam
Robert S Elam, DDS, MAGD
Robert S. Elam did his undergraduate studies at George Peabody College earning a BS in Biology in 1975. He earned his D.D.S. degree from Meharry Medical College in 1980. He is a member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dr. Elam is Board Certified in General Dentistry by the American Board of General Dentistry. He holds the membership designation of “Fellow” and the prestigious “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Elam received the 2011 Life Long Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, their highest award. He is also Past-President of the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Elam has a conscious Sedation License and he and his assistants have Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificates. He is Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, and was voted 2007 “Best of Nashville” Dentist of the year by “The Scene” Magazine. He is the recipient of the 2014 Fred C. Fielder, D.D.S. Distinguished Alumni Award from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry. Dr. Elam is a Board Member of the Interfaith Dental Clinic.
Dr. Elam’s practice emphasis is comprehensive Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, but he enjoys all types of Dentistry including “Sleep Dentistry”. He says: “Sleep Dentistry has helped so many people to improve their Dental and General health. It’s a great way to have your dental work done without having to be ‘in the moment'”.
Bob and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Libby and Buck. Bob is an avid Bass fisherman and dabbles in woodworking and gardening. They both enjoy spending time with their two precious grandchildren Reese and Wright.