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Meet Robert S. Elam, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Robert S. Elam did his undergraduate studies at George Peabody College earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He earned his dental degree at Meharry Medical College and continues to serve his alma mater by being an Adjunct Professor. He is a member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association and many more.

Dr. Elam’s practice emphasis is comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry, but he enjoys all types of dentistry including “sleep dentistry.”

Dr. Elam and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Libby and Buck. Dr. Elam is an avid Bass fisherman and dabbles in woodworking and gardening. They both enjoy spending time with their two precious grandchildren, Reese and Wright.

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Meet Michael Vaughan, DDS

Dr. Micheal Vaughan grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and attended Vanderbilt University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He studied German and History at the University of Regensburg in Germany. Dr. Vaughan graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and completed a 2 year General Practice residency at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Vaughan is an active member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Dr. Vaughan received the designation “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1999 and was Editor for the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry from 1999-2004.

Dr. Vaughan learned the technique of intravenous or IV Sedation at Vanderbilt University and holds a Comprehensive Conscious Sedation License to use both oral & IV conscious sedation in the practice of dentistry. He is certified in both Basic Life Support & Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Dr. Vaughan likes to spend free time with his wife and daughters, Megan and Mollie, and visiting family in California and North Carolina.

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Meet James Fleming, DDS

Dr. James Fleming was raised in Columbia, Tennessee and attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He continued his education at The University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Fleming regularly attends continuing education courses in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Implants, Endodontics, as well as General Restorative Dentistry. He maintains active membership in The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and many others. Dr. Fleming was voted into 2016, 2017, and 2018 Top Nashville Dentist for Nashville Lifestyles.

Together with his lovely wife Cheryl, Dr. Fleming enjoys spending time with his two sons, Mac and Swope. They enjoy activities such as boating, hunting fishing, and spending time on his family’s farm.

Meet Your Dental Family

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Lori | Hygiene Coordinator

Lori is one of the first faces you’ll see here at Dentistry of Nashville! She’s been with the practice since 2006. She’ll make sure you understand every aspect of your appointment. In her free time, Lori loves spending time with her two daughters.

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Kim | Financial Coordinator

Kim will always help you make informed financial decisions regarding your oral health. When she isn’t helping our patients with their financial or insurance questions, Kim enjoys chasing storms and flipping houses with her husband, Kyle, as well as blogging about their many creative adventures.

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Noemi | Patient Coordinator

Noemi joined us in November of 2018 as part of the front office team. As Patient Coordinator, she can help you schedule an appointment and help with all the necessary forms. Born and raised in Southern California she relocated to Tennessee in 2013 with her military husband. She currently lives in Clarksville and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their cat.

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Kat | Registered Dental Hygienist

Kat loves making our patients feel at ease during their appointments. She enjoys the one-on-one time she has with each one of you! In her spare time, you’ll find Kat spending time with her family, traveling and even scuba diving!

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Marlene | Registered Dental Hygienist

Marlene is a practicing clinical dental hygienist with over 47 years of experience (with over 20 of those being at our office). She graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in 1972 and completed her bachelor’s degree in 1982.

She’s active in the Nashville Dental Hygienists’ Association and has served as president and trustee. Marlene’s favorite hobbies are photography and playing the piano.

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Jevonna | Registered Dental Hygienist

Jevonna has spread her love of dentistry all over the U.S. and even in Germany! When she moved to Tennessee in 1996, she fit right in at Dentistry of Nashville. Jevonna has always enjoyed making patients smile and well educated on their oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, two sweet pugs, in her garden.

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Angela | Registered Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in the Nashville area, Angela has been an active part of the dental field for over 23 years. She graduated from TSU in 2002 with her Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene and is certified to administer local anesthesia. She is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each patient. Angela is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys making memories with her husband Jason and her two daughters!

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Mary | Registered Dental Assistant

Graduated from the TN Technology Center of Murfreesboro as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2007.  She strives to create a positive patient experience and collaborative care plan for optimal oral health. Mary’s gentle touch and friendly chair-side manner help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their visit. In her spare time, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

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Melissa | Registered Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Nashville, Melissa has had a very diverse career background. She started in the dental industry and moved on to start a business in landscaping. Melissa has found her passion for dentistry again at Dentistry of Nashville. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two fur babies, Sidney and Roxi.

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Jayme | Registered Dental Assistant

Jayme is our newest addition to our dental family. Her passion to help create beautiful smiles makes her an excellent fit here at our office. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching Monday Night Football. Go Titans!

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Sherry | Office Mother

We wouldn’t trade our Office Mom for a million dollars! Sherry makes sure that our office is in tip-top shape, from operatories to all of our linens. Sherry is also a Pastor, a party planner, and a cook!


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