About our office

Advanced Dental Health Center, a state-of-the-art dental care practice located in the Green Hills area of Nashville, TN, is committed to the overall well-being of each patient. We understand that your smile plays an important role in your overall health, and we consider this before recommending treatment options. We also know how valuable your time is, which is why we have an in-office lab so that your permanent solutions can be created on-site instead of being sent to a third-party lab for prod...Read More

Meet our team

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Clayton C. Cummings, DDS Owner & Dentist Read Bio

Through Advanced Dental Health Center, Dr. Cummings has created an anxiety-free environment for his patients. His advanced skill set, commitment to continuing education, and advanced training assures each patient is in good hands. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University, Dr. Cummings received his DDS from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He has continued to learn through his involvement in the Nashville dental community and is a proud member...Read More

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Erin Tao, DDS Associate Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Tao’s practice philosophy is simple: educate and motivate. She provides her patients with the knowledge to make dental decisions that make sense for their lifestyle and health goals. She enjoys keeping a full continuing education schedule and bringing modern techniques back to the office to better serve our patients. At Advanced Dental Health Center, she strives to make sure you and your family know that our office sees you as a real person first and a dental patient second. Dr. Tao is orig...Read More

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Kim Sitler Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Kim received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1993 and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1996 from Western Kentucky University. While in hygiene school, Kim was chosen by the Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association to serve as a student delegate to the American Dental Hygiene Association in Chicago. Her case study work was published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, and she holds licenses in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Kim and Dr. Cummings go way back, working togethe...Read More

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Crystal Rigsby Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Crystal graduated from Tennessee State University in 2009 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She brings a great “can do” attitude to work every day. Eager to provide excellent service, our patients frequently comment that Crystal is “very thorough” and “so comforting.” Crystal has been with us since 2010. Crystal, a Nashville native, loves spending time with her husband, Jesse, and her son, Beckham. She enjoys decorating, sewing, and crafting when she’s not at work.

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Lisa Cummings Office Manager Read Bio

Lisa, Dr. Cummings wife, worked at Advanced Dental Health Center from 1990-1996 and started back in the office as of August 2014. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, this Christian Brothers University graduate makes sure everything in our office runs smoothly. Lisa and Dr. Cummings have been married since 1983, and they have two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Lindsey. When she’s not at the office, Lisa spends her time reading, hiking, and traveling.

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Heather Messick Scheduling Coordinator & Dental Assistant Read Bio

Heather, our scheduling coordinator, is usually the first person you speak with at Advanced Dental Health Center. She efficiently manages the front desk and the clinical and hygiene schedules. Heather has been with us since 1999, meaning she knows the industry intimately and enjoys answering patient questions and assisting in their treatment decision process. She has formal training as a chairside assistant as well as scheduling coordinator which allows her to assist patients in answering a wide...Read More

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Kelly Horner, RDH Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Many patients can attribute their “ah hah” moment about the connection between their oral health and overall health to Kelly. Joining our practice in February of 2018, Kelly places focus on building relationships with patients and showing them how much she cares for them and their oral health needs. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts as well as Tennessee State University with an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. She was her dental ...Read More

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Melinda Bustamante Financial Coordinator Read Bio

Melinda joined the Advanced Dental Health Center team as our Financial Coordinator in May of 2018. She comes to us from Arizona where she received an Associates Degree from Phoenix College and a Degree of Arts from Bryman College. She has a background in dentistry, serving as a dental assistant for nine years before moving into her profession in financial services. She now has fifteen years of experience helping patients achieve the care they need. Her favorite thing about her work is creating l...Read More

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Brandy Waller, RDA Dental Assistant Read Bio

Brandy loves assisting Dr. Cummings to help patients reach a better, more confident smile. She received her RDA license through the board of dentistry and has worked in the dental industry for over 15 years. Brandy joined our dental family back in July 2017 and truly enjoys watching patients transform after they’ve finished their treatment. She is from White House, TN and currently resides in Hendersonville with her husband and three Bulldogs (Lou, Joe, and Lola). They are proud parents of th...Read More

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Brandi Maige, RDA Dental Assistant Read Bio

Brandi loves being a part the Advanced Dental Health Center team and making sure patients are always comfortable and at ease. Originally from Waco, Texas, she graduated from Dental Staff School of Tennessee to become a Registered Dental Assistant and joined the practice in October 2017. Outside of work, Brandi lives on a farm in Primm Springs, TN with her husband, Spencer, their two children, Braxton and Izabella. They also have 2 goats (Dolly and Penelope), 1 yorkie (Toby Mac) and a lot of c...Read More

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Jenni Phillips, RDA Dental Assistant Read Bio

Jenni joined our team in February of 2019 as a Dental Assistant. She always makes our patients feel comfortable at our practice and she loves when they smile because of the work we’ve done. Jenni loves the adventure! When she’s not here, you’ll find her hiking, or exploring Nashville.

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Mackenzie Brown, RDA Dental Assistant Read Bio

Mackenize joined our team in October of 2019 as Dental Assistant who loves making a connection with our patients. She is a native to Bowling Green, Kentucky, but now lives in the great music city, Nashville. When she’s not helping make our patients smiles, she’s out with her friends having fun!

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Services we provide

At Advanced Dental Health Center we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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