Pediatric Dentist and
Orthodontist in Franklin 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.
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.
Dr. Ruth Bol was raised in Bakersfield, CA. She graduated from Cal-State Bakersfield Magna Cum Laude in 2000 and received a full Indian Health Scholarship for undergraduate studies and dental school followed by the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco where she graduated in 2003. After graduation, Dr. Ruth worked with American Indian Tribes as a Dentist and Dental Director in Washington and Arizona’s underserved communities. She then attended UCLA for her pediatric residency while participating in the Maternal Child Health Bureau leadership program and receiving her master’s degree in Public Health. Dr Ruth was awarded the 3M ESPE Research fellowships from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and selected to participate in the American Dental Association Diversity and Leadership Institute.
Dr. Ruth is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, serving on their Inter Professional Committee, as well as being a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Ruth was inducted into the American College of Dentists fellowship and is also the Past President of the Society of American Indian Dentists and remains involved in their national outreach efforts.
Dr. Ruth currently is the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at Meharry Medical College. She continues to be involved with the American Association of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD), serving on their Diversity and Inclusion Task force. Dr. Bol is also an Associate Professor at Western University School of Health Sciences and continues to be involved in organized dentistry.
In Dr. Ruth’s spare time she enjoys exercising, competing in Latin and ballroom dancing, and enjoyed a small stint doing stand up comedy.
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.
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!