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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. Jennell attended South Carolina State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. She then attended Tennessee State University where she received a Master’s Degree in Science, followed by the receipt of her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Jennell then joined the US Army where she served as a General Dental Officer for 3 years, and still serves with the National Guard in the Smyrna Medical Command. Dr. Jennell has also completed her Pediatric Dental Residency through NYU Langone Medical Center in Nashville. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Jennell is originally from Sumter, SC. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and looks forward to traveling all over the world with them in the very near future. Dr. Jennell also participates in competitive bodybuilding, and recently won Best Overall with Nspire Sports.
After graduating with a degree in Biology/Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College, Dr. Lisa attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Lisa then completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. Providing excellent dental care in a manner that is safe and encouraging for children, adolescents, and those with special needs has been Dr. Lisa’s mission during her many years of private practice in Tennessee.
Dr. Lisa is board certified and a committee member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, where she helps to formulate examinations. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.
She and her husband, David, have three teenage children, a couple of goldendoodles and a cat. When she is not brushing teeth, Dr. Lisa enjoys playing the piano, singing in her church choir, reading, and traveling.
Dr. Luther was born and raised in western New York. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Science Pre-Professional Studies and was named an Emil Hoffman Chemistry scholar. She went on to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where she was an active board member on the national level for the American Student Dental Association. Following graduation, Dr Luther completed her pediatric Dental Residency at the University of Buffalo, where she was highly involved in many of their unique outreach programs such as Clean Sweep Buffalo and Smile Education Day.
In her spare time she loves to read, be active, and spend time with her family and friends. She loves to play with her two pets, a dog name Kingsley and a cat named Minnerva, and even brushes their teeth to ensure the whole family has good oral hygiene!
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.
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!