Dr. Kent White – Nashville Dentist

Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Kent White, Nashvile DentistWhen asked what the most rewarding part about being a dentist is, Dr. White unequivocally answers that it is the emotional and physical healing and transformation that occurs in his patients as they receive the most advanced care available. How is this achieved? Well, as his patient Bobby Smith puts it, “Dr. White is a smile expert…not just another dentist. He changed my smile from the inside out. He is my ‘Smile-ologist’!”

Dr. White’s Dentist Career Story

Dr. White's certificate of membership from the American Academy of Sleep MedicineDr. White has spent his entire 20-year dental career in pursuit of the highest level of training for contemporary and advanced dental wellness. He firmly believes that staying informed means that he is able to offer his patients the very best. Dr. White’s patients travel from all over the country (including Los Angeles and New York) for his comprehensive and aesthetic dental expertise. Dr. White is passionate about delivering excellence to his clients and is committed to serving his patients with the utmost care.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, Dr. White was an honor graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. He then furthered his education by completing an elective general practice residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine. This medical training gives him a broader view of dental practice that helps him respond to all his patients’ oral health concerns. He also completed an implantology focused residency under the direction of two implant pioneers, Dr. Arun Garg and Dr. Carl Misch, who are world-renowned leaders in implant development. Since then, Dr. White has completed several hyper-focused live patient and minimally invasive implant courses, making him a true expert in his field.

Pursuit to Change the Course of Dentistry

In 1999, after completing two years of study while at the same time owning and operating his private practice, Dr. White was offered and accepted a position as a Senior Clinical Instructor at LVI. At that time, Dr. White was the youngest dentist to ever hold this significant title. Being closely involved with LVI over the past 14 years has kept Dr. White at the forefront of all-inclusive and holistic dentistry. This includes the use of advanced physiologic orthodontics, which can transform not just your smile, but your entire face. As an instructor for more than seven years, he was able to share his expertise with other dentists from around the world. Dr. White currently mentors the top dentists in the science and art of aesthetic dentistry, and only 4% of dentists worldwide pursue this level of training.


American Dental Association/Tennessee Dental Association/Nashville Dental Society
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Implant Prosthodontic Section Mastership
International Academy of Physiological Aesthetics
Academy of Laser Dentistry
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
International Association of Mercury Free and Safe Dentistry
Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
North American Neuromuscular Study Club
Tennessee Wellness Committee

At Home with Dr. White

You might ask, “Does Dr. White have hobbies and free time?” Of course! When he is not being a dentist, you will find him involved in competitive tennis, playing one of his guitars from his collection, traveling to the beach, or enjoying quality time with his wife, Gretchen, his son, Landis, and his daughter, Kirstie. Not to be remiss, Dr. White is a devoted daddy to two four legged doggie babies—Georgie and Gidget. In fact, Gidget is part of Dr. White’s dental family. As a certified therapy dog in training, Gidget can be found “working in the office,” providing tranquility and happiness to high fear and phobic patients.

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