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.
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.
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.
Kellie | Office Manager
The success of our practice wouldn’t be if it weren’t for our awesome Office Manager, Kellie! Over 30 years of experience, Kellie is unique in that she has been certified as TMJ and Orthodontic Assistant and extended certification in radiology for TMJ. Her knowledge has been a great asset here at Dentistry of Nashville. Kellie enjoys fostering (and sometimes adopting) rescue animals and currently is in the process of opening a thrift store where all proceeds will go to local animal shelters here in Middle Tennessee.
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.
Kim | Financial Coordinator
Kim will always help you make informed decisions about your oral health so you are never confused about financial obligations. When she isn’t here helping our patients, Kim is either chasing storms or flipping houses with her husband, Kyle.
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.
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!
Marlene | Registered Dental Hygienist
Marlene is considered an original at our office. With over 46 years of experience and 22 of those being spent at Dentistry of Nashville, Marlene will make sure you feel right at home during your hygiene appointments. When she’s not making our patients’ smiles shine, you’ll find her playing a tune on the piano or writing for her blog, Yental Hygiene!
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.
Amy | Registered Dental Hygienist
Coming from a family of hygienists, Amy knew where she wanted to go in her career. After living in Texas for 34 years, she is so happy to be back in the Southeast with her family! Her goal is always to make patients’ smiles healthy for life.
Gena | Registered Dental Hygienist
Gena joined our office in 2009 and has continued to leave a lasting impression on our patients. When she’s not here making your appointment amazing, she’s rocking out at concerts or kayaking down the river!
Angela | Registered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in the Nashville area, Mary 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 Jerry and her two daughters!
Amber Rose | Registered Dental Assistant, Insurance Coordinator
Amber Rose discovered her passion for not only assisting, but managing and she is your go-to team member for all things concerning your benefits. She joined our dental family is 2018 and continues to make our patients smile! In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, crafting, and spending time with her three girls.
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.
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.
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!
Cathie | Business Administrator
Bio coming soon!
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!