Pediatric Dentistry

The Meharry Pediatric Dentistry Clinic is committed to offering comprehensive children’s dental services in a child-friendly setting. Our pediatric dental faculty oversee dental students, pediatric dental residents and specialty trained dental assistants to assure your child‘s dental health care needs are met in a compassionate, caring and safe environment. Children can get cavities almost as soon as their teeth come in. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children visit the dentist when the first tooth appears and no later than their first birthday. We strive to provide children with a long term dental home.

We provide a wide range of dental services for children from birth to age 18: examinations, diagnoses of dental conditions and a complete range of dental treatment procedures in a state-of-the-art facility. We provide treatment of complex dental cases including children with special health care needs or medical complications. We have multiple specialists available onsite for consultations and referrals, including early orthodontic intervention, the ability to schedule more than one child at the same appointment time and multilingual dental care providers.

Our reasonable fees are approximately 50 percent lower than the average private pediatric dental office in the Nashville area. We accept TennCare and most private insurance plans as well as Visa, MasterCard, cash and check. Flexible payment options are available for cases that require multiple visits.

Meharry Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Fourth Floor
Nashville, TN 37208

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Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.

All patients are seen by appointment only, including emergencies. The clinic is open year-round except during holidays and exam weeks.

All prospective patients are required to complete and return an application prior to scheduling their first appointment. You may call and have a packet mailed to you or stop by during regular clinic hours and complete the application on-site for faster service.

A parent or guardian must accompany a child to his or her first visit, and we prefer that you also accompany him or her on subsequent visits. Your child’s medical history will be reviewed and discussed with you. A complete examination will be performed, and we will discuss your child’s oral health needs and the services that we can provide. Fees will be discussed at this time as well as payment options.


Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.