Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist Columbia 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 N James Campbell Blvd and Old Williamsport Pk next to Columbia Professional Center and Eye Healthcare Partners of Columbia. Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Columbia is conveniently located along the Industrial Park exit off of Hwy 412.
We love investing in our community and doing school outreach! Some of the surrounding schools our team visits within the Maury County School District are Mt Pleasant Elementary and High School, Spring Hill Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and many more!
Our team at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Columbia serves the communities of Maury County including Columbia, Lewisburg, and Mt Pleasant.
Dr. Felix graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Boston University. He went on to obtain a Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Felix then chose to pursue a career in Dentistry. He attended the Meharry School of Dentistry in Nashville followed by a Pediatric Dental residency at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Felix joined our Cumberland family in July 2016. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Felix is originally from East Lyme, Connecticut. He met his wife, Brittany, while in dental school and they now live in Spring Hill with their daughter, Brooke, and dog, Mr. Darcy. In his free time, Dr. Felix enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, traveling, spoiling his dog, and cheering on the New England Patriots. Dr. Felix loves being a Pediatric Dentist because he loves working with children.
Dr. Grover grew up in India and after finishing dental school and working for 3 years, she decided to come and pursue higher studies in the United States. She spent 2 years at University of Pennsylvania where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine followed by 3 years at University of Connecticut from where she received her master’s in science and Orthodontic training. An active member of American Association of Orthodontics and American Dental Association, she regularly attends professional meetings and continuing education courses to keep herself up to date in her field. In her free time, she likes to exercise, read, and spend time with family.
From the doctor: I believe that Orthodontics is a unique combination of art and science. Giving patients a happy and healthy smile is my passion. My goal is to address each patient’s individual orthodontic needs in a warm and caring environment. The objective is to provide you with the highest standard of treatment and a pleasant experience. My favorite quote – Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Sam Collins, D.M.D. hails from the small town of Norris, Tennessee. He developed his work ethic from time spent on his father’s Christmas tree farm, and his patience from growing up with three sisters. A late bloomer to orthodontic care himself, he got his braces off just in time to head to Belmont University. During his time there, Dr. Collins earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and also became a fan of all things Music City. (Yes, even Vanderbilt football.)
After college, he attended dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While earning his DMD, he developed a passion for orthodontics, specifically the patient connections and gratifications that come with the field. Dr. Collins completed his orthodontics residency at Medical University of South Carolina in 2018. During his free time, he enjoys spending afternoons on the lake, golfing, fishing, and the occasional game of pick-up basketball.
Born on a balmy spring day in Louisville, KY, Joel Veitschegger was raised in Bowling Green, KY and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Music and in Religious Studies. During his summers, he was a counselor at academic camps for middle school and high school-aged kids and taught guitar lessons to students of the same ages year-round. After completing his pre-dental requirements and getting married, Joel and his wife, Katherine, moved to Lexington, KY where he earned a D.M.D. from the University of Kentucky. After his graduation in 2010, they moved to rural Northern Maine and lived for three years, where he worked at a private practice as well as a MaineCare children’s clinic. In 2013, they moved to Nashville, TN to be close to family and start one of their own. While working in a group practice and volunteering in a local clinic, Joel and Katherine had a son, Walker West. In 2018, Joel completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency at NYU-Langone Hospitals and earned his ABPD Board Certification in 2019. Dr. Joel enjoys exercising and collecting record albums and listens to them with his son and his Norwich Terrier, Onus. They are all excited to live and work in the Middle Tennessee area and about their new Norwich Terrier, Mr. Henry Pickles.
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!