Kids Dentist and Pediatric Orthodontist in Clarksville TN!
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As Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists, we know that we need to bring together technologies that protect your child’s health, comforts that help him or her receive anxiety-free dental care, and amenities that make trips to the dentist fun! We also know that the care we provide will set the stage for your child’s dental care well into adulthood – most people who have a fear of the dentist had bad experiences in childhood, and one of our main goals is to make sure your child only has great experiences at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. And we haven’t forgotten the fun! We offer video games in the waiting room, free wifi, and TVs in every operatory, helping keep your child entertained and distracted during dental visits.
You’ll find our office at the intersection of Dunlop Lane and Ted Crozier Sr Blvd next to Blades Hair and Color Gallery across the street from the Premier Medical Group. Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Clarksville is conveniently located near Clarksville Transit Bus Route 8 at the Premier Medical Group and Dunlop Lane, less than a one-minute walk from our office.
We love investing in our community and doing school outreach! Some of the surrounding schools our team visits within the Montgomery County School District are Rossview Elementary, Middle, and High School, Burt Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, St. Bethlehem Elementary, and many more!
Our team at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Clarksville serves the communities of Montgomery County including Clarksville, Port Royal, and Sango.
Dr. Mike was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where he started his undergrad at Washington University. After his first year, he transferred to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and graduated with a B.A. in Neuroscience. Shortly after, he went to University of Louisville School of Dentistry and graduated in May 2017 with magna cum laude honors. Then, Dr. Mike received a Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s of Oral Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he was also awarded the Dr. Jerome and Mrs. Joy Fein Endowed Scholarship “in recognition of excellence in the Orthodontics Residency Program.”
Community involvement is also important to Dr. Mike, who has participated in mission trips with the Christian Dental Society and has worked in a mobile dental unit with St. Matthew’s Baptist Church. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Mike is excited to be back in Middle Tennessee to continue his love for dentistry and helping people every day. He is in search of the best wings in the area! Dr. Mike likes to spend his free time outdoors, golfing, barbecuing, hiking, and fishing, and watching professional and college sports. He is a die-hard Blues and Cardinals fan.
Dr. Sam was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She completed her undergraduate education at St. John Fisher College, where she majored in Biology and minored in Spanish. Dr. Sam received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. She graduated dental school with magna cum laude honors, and was the recipient of the New York State Dental Foundation Scholarship, The ADA Foundation Scholarship, and the Women’s Dental Guild Scholarship. Her post-doctoral training was completed at Indiana University/ Riley Children’s Hospital for Children, where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science in Dentistry. While in residency, Dr. Sam completed the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship. This fellowship is an interdisciplinary leadership-training program focused on working with children and families affected by Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
Dr. Sam loves being involved and giving back to the community! She has volunteered for Remote Area Medical mission trips in Tennessee, and provided dental care in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling, baking, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills!
Dr. Lauren grew up in the state of Washington. She completed her undergraduate education at Seattle University, where she played softball and majored in Finance. Dr. Lauren received her dental degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She graduated dental school in 2017 with magna cum laude honors, was the Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for her class, and was a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.
Her post-doctoral training was completed at Indiana University/Riley Hospital for Children, where she received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and received a Master’s in Science Dentistry for a project focusing on presurgical treatment of cleft lip and palate patients. While in residency, Dr. Lauren was named Chief Resident her second year of the program.
Dr. Lauren loves giving back to the community. She has volunteered for the Union Gospel Mission free dental clinic in Seattle, Give Kids a Smile: Kentucky, and has completed two mission trips to Jamaica to provide free dental care.
In her free time, she loves spending time with family, trying new restaurants, and rooting for her favorite sports teams: the Seattle Mariners, Seahawks and the University of Washington Huskies.
Dr. Blerta received her Bachelors of Biomedical Science degree from the University of South Florida where she graduated with top honors. She continued on to dental school at Nova Southeastern College of Dentistry where she graduated again with honors, as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Blerta completed her orthodontic residency at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Originally from Albania, Dr. Blerta and her family moved to the United States in 2008. She now lives in Nashville with her husband, Erik, and their puppy, Ove. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, and cooking.
We recognize that every child has unique dental treatment needs from kids dentist. Sometimes a simple procedure can seem overwhelming or intimidating. If you have a child with special needs, we can provide kids dentist and pediatric dental care for them in an environment that ensures their experiences are positive and rewarding. Our team of specialists work to make the parents a part of the treatment process. At Cumberland we focus on educating our team members on the diverse needs of every child.
For greater comfort, we offer oral sedation for kids. Some children might need sedation from kids dentist during their dental visits for a variety of reasons, and if your child is especially sensitive to anxiety, oral sedation can make all the difference!