Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist in White House 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. DeAndra Jones is an Arkansas native, which is where she discovered her desire to help people at an early age. Dentistry became a strong interest for her during the early years of high school. This interest solidified into a life goal after working as a pre-school instructor the summer after her high school graduation. Since then, Dr. DeAndra has dedicated her life to acquiring dental access in rural communities such as her hometown.
Dr. Jones went on to graduate Cum Laude from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in the spring of 2015 and entered Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, the following fall. Dr. DeAndra graduated from Tufts in May of 2019 and went on to receive her Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry certificate in the summer of 2021 from NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Program at the Springfield, Missouri, training site.
Dr. DeAndra Jones has a passion for helping others achieve their life goals and overcome challenges. One way she fulfilled this passion is by creating a nonprofit organization called Growth Garden which aims to expose minority high school youth to careers in the STEM field. Dr. Jones has two gorgeous cats named Oliver and Kovu. She enjoys baking, traveling, and gardening. Dr. DeAndra looks forward to treating your child with love and fun!
Dr. Melvin attended the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Dr. Melvin went on to pursue a career in orthodontics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry. Dr. Melvin is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Melvin is originally from Atlanta, but she is very excited to call Nashville her new home! In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants, spending time with friends and family, working out, reading, traveling, and rooting on the Georgia Bulldogs!
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!