Meet The Team

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“I love the quality of work and the staff. They are like friends of mine, I actually look forward to coming to my dental cleanings.”
– Julie, Current Patient

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DR. CHAD EDWARDS
DENTIST/CO-OWNER

Dr. Edwards was born in Nashville and raised in Franklin. He attended David Lipscomb University…

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Dr. Edwards was born in Nashville and raised in Franklin. He attended David Lipscomb University and received his B.S. in Microbiology from The University of Memphis in 1995. He then attended the University of Tennessee where he received his D.D.S. in 2001. At UT he was involved in research and student government for which he received the Dean’s Leadership Award in 2001.Dr. Edwards is published in The Journal of Biochemistry. He is a member of the Nashville Dental Society, the Tennessee Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Clear Aligners, and he is a Fellow in the World Clinical Laser Institute.

Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his wife Kerri and his two children, Stiles and Daisy. He likes to cook, play golf and watch sports.

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DR. RYAN TORTI
DENTIST/CO-OWNER

Dr. Ryan Torti is a native Nashvillian. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from Samford University…

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Dr. Ryan Torti is a native Nashvillian. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Torti graduated from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a Doctoral Degree in Dentistry. Dentistry is his passion and this is reflected in how he treats his patients. Dr. Torti’s treatment philosophy includes providing exceptional dental care in addition to advocating for the complete well being of his patients.

Dr. Torti believes in professional development and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, and the Academy of Clear Aligners.

Away from the offices, Dr. Torti utilizes his dental education by volunteering for medical-dental mission trips. He has a heart for serving those who do not have access to appropriate dental care.

Dr. Torti, his wife, Sarah, and their son, Jude, live in Franklin along with their English Bulldogs, Ernie and Nellie.

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ANDREA
DENTAL HYGIENIST

Andrea is one of our Dental Hygienists. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Southern Illinois University in 1992…

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Andrea is one of our Dental Hygienists. She received her Dental Hygiene Degree from Southern Illinois University in 1992. She practiced in the same office for more than eight years before moving to Tennessee in the fall of 2000 when her husband, Martin, accepted a job in Nashville.

Many of Andrea’s continuing education courses have emphasized the link between our oral health and overall systemic health. She welcomes the opportunity to partner with you in keeping your smile clean and healthy for a lifetime.

Outside the office, Andrea loves spending time with her husband and their 3 children. She enjoys sewing, embroidery and church activities. She also may be seen promoting Dr. Edwards, Dr. Torti and the office’s services in the community through school programs and health fairs.

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KATE
DENTAL ASSISTANT

Kate joined our team in May of 2016. She graduated from Dental Staff School of Tennessee as a…

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Kate joined our team of rockstars in May of 2016. She graduated from Dental Staff School of Tennessee as a Dental Assistant. Work doesn’t feel like work to Kate because she legitimately finds joy in being with her patients and Tennessee Centers of Laser Dentistry Team! When she’s not helping to create beautiful smiles, Kate enjoys training for marathons with her puppy and planning her dream wedding next year!

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NIKKI
DENTAL ASSISTANT / APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR

Nikki joined our team in January and has been a great addition to our team…

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Nikki joined our team in January and has been a great addition to our team of dental assistants! She graduated from the Dental Staff School of Tennessee and is certified in Coronal Polishing, nitrous, sealants, and radiology.

Nikki’s favorite part of her job is being able to make strong connections with our patients and keep their oral health in tip-top shape!

When Nikki isn’t at our office being a rockstar she is spending time with her family.

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MISTICA
DENTAL ASSISTANT / APPOINTMENT COORDINATOR

Mistica is a Tennessee native and has been with our practice since September 2018…

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Mistica is a Tennessee native and has been with our practice since September 2018. She graduated from Dental Staff School of Tennessee. What makes her so great is that she is certified in Coronal Polishing, nitrous, sealants, and radiology. She’ll also be able to help our Spanish speaking patients since she is fluent in the language.
When Mistica isn’t making our patients smile, she’s riding in her jeep and taking her fur baby, Coco on walks!

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STEFANIE
DENTAL HYGIENIST

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KIMBERLY
DENTAL HYGIENIST

Kimberly grew up in northern Indiana, but she now calls Tennessee home. She has worked as a dental hygienist in this practice since…

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Kimberly grew up in northern Indiana, but she now calls Tennessee home. She has worked as a dental hygienist in this practice since 2007. She is passionate about helping patients feel safe and as comfortable as possible. Her favorite part about being a hygienist is when patients give their testimony of how much healthier they have become after making the changes recommended at Tennessee Centers for Laser Dentistry.

She and her family enjoy road trips and visiting state and national parks (especially Yellowstone National Park where she and her husband first met). Kimberly loves animals in general, especially her sweet Greyhound!

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ANNETTE
OFFICE MANAGER

Annette has been in dentistry since 1986, and she serves as our Appointment Coordinator. She joined our team in 2007…

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Annette has been in dentistry since 1986, and she serves as our Appointment Coordinator. She joined our team in 2007. Annette is a big asset to our office. Her knowledge of dentistry and her experience as a dental assistant allow her to assist patients in scheduling appointments, answering insurance questions and helping with financial arrangements. She continues to pursue knowledge in order to assist our patients even better in the future.

Annette, a native of Williamson County, enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves attending her children’s sporting events.

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MEGAN

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Megan is a great addition to our awesome team of hygienists. She started at…

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Megan is a great addition to our awesome team of hygienists. She started at Tennessee Centers for Laser Dentistry in 2015 and really knows how to put our patients at ease and be sure they have an enjoyable experience during their hygiene appointments. Megan is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and grew up in Illinois on a dairy farm.

After college, Megan lived in Austin, Texas for five years until making Franklin her new home with her daughter Sloane.

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BRITTANY

DENTAL HYGIENIST

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