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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 Smyrna, TN

Dr. Chastity Rucker

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Rucker graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She went on to Meharry School of Dentistry followed by a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. After practicing General Dentistry for several years, Dr. Rucker returned to New York to complete her Pediatric Dental Residency at Harlem Hospital Center in association with Columbia University.

Dr. Rucker is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentists.

Dr. Rucker is a Nashville native and enjoys travelling, taking cooking classes, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Mirissa Price

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Price is originally from Tucson, Arizona. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Leadership Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. She also founded a nonprofit, Crafting Yourself, which offered after school programming to middle school students with a focus on using creativity to build self-efficacy and resiliency in youth. She went to dental school at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she served as a Scholar of Dental Education and a national Give Kids A Smile Ambassador. She remained in Boston for her pediatric dental training at Boston Children’s Hospital.

She spends much of her time playing with her two-year-old morkie (maltese-yorkie) Joey, hiking, swimming, throwing pottery, performing improv comedy, eating a well-made vegetarian sandwich, and maintaining an active lifestyle at the local boxing and CrossFit gyms.

Dr. Price’s favorite aspect of pediatric dentistry is not only working with the families, but going on great storytelling adventures with her patients. She loves Nashville and all the friendliness, beauty, and family-focus of the city, so much so that she is happy to now consider Nashville home.

Dr. Ryann Luther

Pediatric Dentist

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!

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Dr. Peter Wojtkiewicz

Orthodontist

Dr. Pete received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2001 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a three-year orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he received extensive training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Pete practiced as an associate orthodontist with a large group practice until 2011 when he and his partners founded Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Pete is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association.

Dr. Pete lives in Nashville with his wife, Jackie, and their two children, Layla and Maksim. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cycling, and spending time with his family.    

Dr. Michael Seelig

Orthodontist

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.

Our Smyrna Team

Suzanne Bradshaw

Practice Administrator
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Karen Nieto

Pediatric Treatment Coordinator

Vanessa King

Orthodontic Treatment Coordinator

Location

1540 Rock Springs Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167

(615) 220-6161

Mon: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wed: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sat—Sun: Closed

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