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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STEFANIE
DENTAL HYGIENIST

Stefanie Massey is a passionate Registered Dental Hygienist who has served in this field for…

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Stefanie Massey is a passionate Registered Dental Hygienist who has served in this field for upwards of 26 years! She studied at Western Kentucky University before diving into her passion for caring for her patients and working towards seeing them with a healthy smile. Her patients become like family to her. When she’s not making our team and patients smile, Stefanie is spending time with her husband Lance, daughter Ava, and their Schnoodle named Phoebe. She loves hiking, biking, and working on community projects with her church.

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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 Straughn has been a valued member of the TNCLD team since May of 2016. She studied at…

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Kate Straughn has been a valued member of the TNCLD team since May of 2016. She studied at the Dental Staff School of Tennessee in order to become a Registered Dental Assistant. She is a major support to our entire team and says that her favorite part of her work is the bond she shares with her coworkers. During her free time, Kate loves spending time with her husband Nate and their Australian cattle dog Bailey. She’s also an avid reader — ask her about her current read next time you’re in the office.

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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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ANNETTE
OFFICE MANAGER

Annette Reed is a valued member of the TNCLD family. She currently supports us as Office Manager…

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Annette Reed is a valued member of the TNCLD family. She currently supports us as Office Manager but has also served as a Dental Assistant. Her advanced knowledge of all aspects of the dental office allows her to provide guidance and training to the entire team. She loves the sense of teamwork and shared passion for serving our patients among the practice. At home, Annette loves spending quality time with her family — husband Danny and her kids: Austin, Emily, and Caleb.

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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

Tennessee native, Brittany Sneed, joined our dental family in July of 2018 as a talented…

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Tennessee native, Brittany Sneed, joined our dental family in July of 2018 as a talented Registered Dental Hygienist with a passion for helping patients with their overall health. Before starting her career in dentistry, Brittany studied at both Western Kentucky University and Remington College. She lives in Charlotte, Tennessee with her fiancé, Thomas, and their English bulldog named Bentley. Outside of work, she loves running at the park with her pup, kayaking, and boating.

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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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