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Meet Dr. Mallory Dawson, Our Resident Orthodontist

Mallory Dawson PhotoHey friends! I am Dr. Mallory Dawson, and I’ve been an orthodontist at Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics for 3 years! I’m currently practicing in both our Cookeville and White House, TN locations. 

I attended the Medical College of Georgia for dental school and then did orthodontic residency at Seton Hill University. As an orthodontist, I specialize in moving teeth, aligning jaws, and creating smiles that look beautiful and, more importantly, function properly.

I grew up in a small town called Perry, Georgia of about 20,000 people. While there, I spent a lot of time swimming at the pool, playing tennis with my sister, and practicing piano.

I had braces from 8th grade to 10th grade. Even 18 years later, I remember the gooey impressions, constantly asking my orthodontist about my treatment, and how slimy my teeth felt when my braces finally came off. My orthodontist and family dentist have both helped me with my career and continue to be mentors today.

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My favorite part of working for Cumberland is the people. We have the best team, doctors, and of course, patients! I have made lifelong friendships with our pediatric dentists and orthodontists. We text regularly, go to conferences together, and hang out on the weekends. Working with close friends makes every day of work a great day!

My goal as an orthodontist is to give every patient the smile of their dreams and to enjoy the process along the way. I’d love y’all to follow along on Instagram @dr.mallory.ortho and @cumberlandsmiles as we show you tips and tricks about aligners and braces, patient smile transformations, and an exclusive, inside look of our practice.