We craft beautiful smiles by creating healthy teeth and gums, and strive to provide a comfortable dental experience with a professional staff, the latest technology and a relaxing environment.
Our doctors offer a wide variety of general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Among the most popular are cosmetic bonding, veneers, teeth-whitening, tooth-colored fillings and root canals. At Dentistry of Nashville, we believe in going the extra mile to help our patients. That is why we offer emergency service to those patients who require it.
If you are looking for a dental practice that is devoted to making you feel comfortable, while providing you with exceptionally high quality results, you have come to the right place!
Each professional in our office undergoes extensive training and contributes to our mission of providing you with the highest level of expertise and service, using only the most up-to-date equipment.
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.
Michael Vaughan, DDS
Dr. Michael 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 University of Regensburg in Germany. Dr. Vaughan graduated from University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and completed a 2 year General Practice residency at Vanderbilt University in 1993.
Dr. Vaughan joined the practice of Dr. Roy Elam, Dr. Robert Elam and Dr. Bill Knox located across from Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Vaughan is an active member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Dental Association (Alternate Delegate 1996-1998. Delegate from 1992-2002) 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 received the Howard Gamble Outstanding Editor Award in 2002. He has written pages on dental related topics that have been published or reviewed by the Journal of Dental Research and the Journal of Tennessee Dental Association.
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. Michael Vaughan is very involved in the Nashville community and civic activities. He is an active member of the River church in Nashville and has led medical mission trips to Mexico and Brazil. He enjoys water skiing and tennis in summer and snow skiing and hiking in winter. Dr. Vaughan likes to spend free time with his daughters Megan and Mollie and visiting family in California and North Carolina. Dr Vaughan is married to the former Carla Zuim of Rio De Janeiro.
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 and Aesthetic Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Implants, Endodontics (root canals), 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, The Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. Dr. Fleming was voted into 2016 and 2017 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 such activities as boating, hunting, fishing, and spending time on his family’s farm.
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