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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, United Concordia, and Delta Dental Premier.  I do accept other insurance plans.  I am not contracted to accept TennCare 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 need 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 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 x-rays 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.

Update 11/2022

Please check your insurance for last year and upcoming renewal.  Many employers changed policies mid-year.  And they will probably change again. So to prevent any unwarranted bills, please verify policy before any work is done even if it is a cleaning. Some policies have X-rays as basic coverage than preventive which means that they will not cover full cost.