The accomplished dental specialists at Southern Dental Implant Center make as much difference outside the office as they do in the treatment room. Though they hold impressive professional credentials—including extensive training in soft-tissue management and prestigious professorships at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center—they spend their free time serving the community around them, whether through Dr. Mayall's love of rescuing abused dogs or Dr. Collier's mission work throughout the world.
This charitable spirit extends to their treatments, which polish up smiles safely and effectively with a combination of thorough preventive care and cosmetic and restorative treatments. Digital x-rays safely assess and diagnose oral trouble spots, and intraoral cameras display precise imaging of teeth during cleanings, porcelain-veneer implants, and restorative repairs.
Along with high-tech preventive treatments, Southern Dental Implant Center puts patients at ease with tension-erasing oral and IV sedation and same-day immediate tooth implants, which eliminate the months-long healing of traditional procedures and weeks-long wait of mail-order dental surgeries.
In 1993, Sid Fletchter made an unlikely career switch from rock-and-roll to dentistry. After enjoying some success and even an MTV appearance as part of the band Roxy Blue, he decided to go back to school and learn how to brighten smiles for a living. Now back in his hometown of Memphis with his own practice, he couldn't be happier with the change.
Dr. Fletcher offers regular checkups as well as special procedures such as fillings and root canals. He also performs cosmetic services, including teeth whitening, reconstruction, and lipstick removal.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Crowns, Root Canals,Fillings,Extractions
The staff at SmileAway Family Dentistry views the mouth as more than a literal opening—they also see it as a window to the body's overall health. Thus, they strive to improve their clients’ holistic well-being from the top down with both medical and cosmetic services. Dr. Veena Ammal oversees all procedures, from exams and cleanings to root canals, crown installations, and whitening treatments. To better tackle oral ailments, the team relies on a combination of in-depth patient education and advanced technology, such as digital x-rays and Robocops that remind you to floss.
Just as their serene office ambiance puts anxious minds at ease, the staff also eases the stresses of making appointments by accommodating busy schedules with lunch-hour appointments.
Led by Drs. Drew Mefford and Wade Clayton, the staffers at Clayton-Mefford Dental, formerly Appling Dental Group, help foster healthier teeth and gums. Their services include everything from routine checkups to KöR teeth-whitening treatments, which can rid pearly whites of stains and tooth-fairy graffiti. As a sign of the times, the office features technologically advanced tools, such as digital x-rays, laser dentistry, and E4D crowns that staffers can create and apply in one day.
With its patients’ concerns paramount, Cordova Family and Cosmetic Dentistry staffs two doctors, one of whom is always reachable in the event of an after-hours or weekend emergency. Cordova also makes same-day appointments possible and offers free nitrous to ease patient anxiety during visits. With experience across the board, the duo performs cosmetic, surgical, and general dentistry, including tooth extractions, root canals, and deep cleanings.
When it comes to anything teeth-related, Dr. Weston is Mr. Fix-it. He extracts and replaces teeth, and covers chipped or badly stained chompers with custom veneers. Crooked teeth straighten out with Invisalign clear braces, and cavities are repaired with fillings that match the color of your teeth or eyes. Using the Zoom whitening system, Dr. Weston can also return teeth to their pearly white state.