Dr. Kent White’s Dental Bio, Health Approach Highlights
Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee
By training at this pace and level, Dr. Kent White is able to offer patients a wide variety of high value services. His skilled care, long-term perspective and artistic flair result in achieving what each patient deserves, which is his only goal.
Comprehensive Foundation & Unique Expertise
Dr. White has been a Las Vegas Institute (LVI) for Advanced Dental Studies Senior Instructor – a position achieved through his aesthetic, reconstructive and neuromuscular dentistry expertise.
In 1999, he became a Neuromuscular Dentistry instructor at LVI – the youngest dentist to attain that status.
In 1995, he completed a yearlong elective hospital and implant residency program at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. He practiced as a clinical chemist for a year and a half, after receiving his BS in Chemistry from MTSU. Then he went on to receive his DDS from UT, Memphis School of Dentistry.
Advanced Oral Health & Enhanced Smile Confidence
A significant ‘wedge’ issue in cracking teeth and hiding disease, is the metal of traditional dentistry. In contrast, Dr. White expertly utilizes all the advanced, healthy techniques including bonding and natural-looking solutions. This treatment ‘seals out’ biological, and prevents, structural failure: the reason for the most serious dental problems people face today.
Dr. White has unique expertise in this approach, which looks at other causes for neuromuscular pain and prevention of pain, before focusing all the attention on teeth. While neuromuscular dentistry is not new, the diagnostic technology has finally caught up with the treatment. When face and jaw muscles are not in correct balance, it affects the muscles of the head, neck, shoulders and back. Determining the proper resting posture achieves pain free results, bringing harmony to oral muscles and health, beauty and patient’s lives.
Restorative & Reconstructive
“Our goal is to restore teeth back to their original health, strength and beauty in the most conservative manner possible,” explains Dr. White. “We’re finding that, given the choice, most people would prefer this type of care rather than what is currently being taught in most dental schools.” He was one of the first dentists in North America to undertake the intensive hands-on training involved in the Full Mouth Reconstructive Training at LVI, the World’s Premier Post-Graduate teaching center.
Dr. White’s expertise provides a comprehensive platform in improving smile confidence by focusing on long-term health and natural-looking beauty. Success is achieved with a high level proficiency in both ‘cosmetic’ and reconstructive dentistry. He pioneered the use of metal-free ceramics and porcelain for crowns and veneers and resin restorative procedures instead of metal fillings.
As a member of the Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. White is very interested in therapies that promote healing and health. He believes patients should have options that don’t create other health concerns. For those who worry about silver/mercury fillings, Dr. White only uses newer, healthier therapies. This philosophy guides his treatment in every way from home care to ongoing professional care.