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Thanks for searching for me.  I have been practicing in Nolensville for the past 20 years at 921 Oldham Drive.

My office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8am-5pm with lunch at Noon.  615.776.3592  if busy, try our cell or text to 615.487.3475.  I do see emergencies after hours and weekends, but please call and leave a message. I still need to do my chores as well in life.

I provide treatment to all ages, 1-101.  I am currently a contracted provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental Premier.  I do accept most other insurance plans.  I am not contracted to accept TennCare or Medicare plans.

Please call the office if you wish us to check on your insurance plan.  Even though dental insurance companies say that you must go to a “PPO” or preferred provider, most plans have written clause that allow you to go out of network.  If you are not sure, ask for a pre-determination of work to be done.  Insurance companies will send you a letter, after submission, of the estimated payment and one’s out of pocket liability.  You might find the difference to be pretty small given convenience of being close to home.  SEE Insurance***

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Comment on Insurance

Insurance is only one of several financial tools available to pay for medical and dental services.  There are other tools like health savings accounts.  Healthcare is a unique service that does not operate like standard business models.  Be aware that prices of services or product are set at cost of operating the business and rate of inflation as other businesses do.  As labor cost go up, so do the cost of the services.  However, the unique dental needs of each patient requires individual treatment that does not always fall within an insurance companies policies.  That is when insurance companies may say that we, as doctors, overcharge for services.  These insurance companies are attempting to make a profit for their shareholders.   I try to keep fees as reasonable as possible to continue to operate for our community.  Thank you..  

Update 11/23/18

Recent changes in Tricare allow for more competition in markets.  When deciding on a dental plan, be more concerned about Maximum yearly benefit (how much the plan pays for a year of work).  The old standard plans have $1000 a yr. (set up in 1970 cost) which does not cover enough now since all major work (varying fillings, crowns and dentures) covers only 50% of the price.  New plans are out with higher yearly benefits.  Also, most plans now are making patients pay for any work above preventive care (cleanings and exam) and it does not matter whether you are in network or not.  So do not worry about being in network since you will pay some portion of your care out of pocket.

Update 12/2019

In an effort to help those without insurance or losing it, I am offering an in-office prepaid preventive agreement.  This agreement is not insurance, but an agreement between patient and me.  I provide two cleaning, exams, and set of xrays for one price over a year period plus discounted restorative services as needed in that year.  Pricing is as competitive as dental insurance without the paperwork or hassle of policy restrictions. Please call for more information.

Update 5/2021

With the repeal of McFadden Act, medical/dental insurance companies are no longer protected against lawsuits under Anti-competition laws.  This outcome should allow for more competition and should allow for more out of network providers to provide care in your area.  Please consult policy and demand free choice of providers.