Meet the Team

Boutique Dentistry for Nashville, Tennessee

Gretchen, Office DirectorGretchen, Office Director:

With well over a decade of dental experience and a unique and warm approach, Gretchen is sure to make your visit at the Center for Advanced Dentistry one to remember. Her unique gift of communicating and extensive knowledge of dentistry allows her to communicate to our patients in a way that makes treatment options understandable and attainable. Gretchen also has a gift for honest and straightforward communication while being empathetic and truly getting to know her patients as individuals. Having a truly effervescent personality, along with her focus on a fun and informative consultation, you will feel more like you have had a visit with a friend. In addition to helping our patients attain the highest level of dentistry, you may find Gretchen exercising her remarkable talent singing on stage with her band or performing solo. In addition, Gretchen volunteers her time to the Nashville Opera Guild, Nashville Go Red for Women and many other charities in and around the Nashville area. 

Melissa, Patient Coordinator

Melissa, Patient Coordinator:

Melissa is the first face patients see when walking through our doors and the first voice you hear when calling our office. With true passion and commitment to excellence, Melissa is deliberate about delivering a first class experience to our patients. To name just a few of her many gifts and talents, she excels at building relationships by cheerfully coordinating appointments to our office, effectively providing financial plans,and carefully listening to your needs and desires. Melissa’s warm heart and infectious laugh leave you feeling secure in knowing you are in the hands of the very best. When not at CAD, you will find her enjoying her beautiful home all the way in Smith County. She is a wife to her high school sweetheart, Joe, and mother to their curly-headed and exuberant daughter Adalyne, who, true to her larger than life personality, has a boy cat named “Pearl.”

Paige Brown, RDH

Paige Brown, RDH:

Paige brings with her more than a decade of dental experience. Being raised by her father who was a dentist, she could not help but fall in love with dentistry. Paige began her career as a dental assistant and in her pursuit for education became dual degreed as a registered dental hygienist. Due to this distinct advantage, assisting patients with even the most complex treatment plans is facilitated with ease. Furthering her training to provide the most advanced treatment available, Paige is also licensed in local anesthesia and laser therapy. Her treatment from standard hygiene all the way to intricate periodontal therapy is second to none! Paige’s warmth, empathy and gentle chairside manner, along with Dr. White’s continuous investment in cutting-edge hygiene technology, is the perfect combination for providing our patients with her state-of-the-art care. Nestled on her scenic and expansive property in Dickson, TN, Paige and her husband, Joel, who is an accomplished musician, raise their three active and handsome sons, Kayden, Shep, and Jesse.

Shawna Jenkins, CDA, EFDAShawna Jenkins, CDA, EFDA:

Holding the highest level of certification as an expanded functions dental assistant, it is no wonder that Shawna is one of the finest dental assistants in all of Nashville. In her pursuit for superior dental care, Shawna assists in delivering the highest level of treatment available. She is greatly skilled in neuromuscular dentistry, aesthetic (cosmetic) dentistry, implant dentistry, and loves the challenge of complex full mouth reconstruction cases. Shawna’s compassionate nature and desire to provide a comforting experience to our patients means that she always goes the extra mile to treat every patient like a VIP. Her quick wit and sense of humor help our patients feel even more welcomed and relaxed. Shawna also travels to surrounding areas with Dr. White delivering powerful dental seminars on developments in modern and contemporary dental treatment. Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, you will often hear Shawna proudly cheering, “Go BUCKS!” She and her better half, Ryan, enjoy the Nashville music scene and are proud rescue “parents” of their precious dog, Drake.