Meet the Team

Our Practice

We provide care that 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 their childhood. Our main goal is to make sure your child only has great experiences at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, everytime. As both Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists, we know that we need to bring together technologies that protect your child’s health, comforts that help them receive anxiety-free dental care, and amenities that make trips to the dentist fun!

Our Doctors in Clarksville, TN

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Dr. Matt Damin

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Matt graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry. He worked in research until he started Dental School at the University of Louisville where he received his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree. From there Dr. Matt went on to Indiana University’s James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital for his Pediatric Residency where he received a Master’s of Science in Dentistry with a minor in Psychology. Dr. Matt is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

What Dr. Matt loves most about Pediatric Dentistry is being able to watch his patients grow and the impact that he is able to make on these patients and their families. In his free time Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and woodworking.

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Dr. Latasha Garrett

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Garrett completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. While working as an Associate Chemist with Merck Pharmaceutical, she discovered that her passion lay in the dental field. Dr. Garrett completed dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She then furthered her education by completing a two-year Pediatric Dental Residency at NYU-Lutheran Hospital in Maryland.

Dr. Garrett joined our Cumberland family in July 2016. She is a member of both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association and has spent time working with the Indian Health Service in Bethel, Alaska as well as volunteering in the Memphis community and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Garrett enjoys getting to know all of her patients, seeing them grow and watching their personalities develop over time. She finds Pediatric Dentistry rewarding through improving her patients’ quality of life by removing their dental pain. Dr. Garrett was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, bicycling, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Dr. Blerta Selden

Orthodontist

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.

Our Clarksville Team

Leslie Cook, RDA

Practice Administrator

NaSasha Carter
NaSasha Carter

Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

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Candace Baker

Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator

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