About our office
No insurance, no problem! New pediatric patients (up to age 14) will receive a comprehensive exam, x-rays, teeth cleaning and treatment plan for only $89. Not valid with insurance submission. Call us today!
As Pediatric and Orthodontic specialists, we know that we need to bring together technologies that protect your child’s health, comforts that help him or her receive anxiety-free dental care, and amenities that make trips to the dentist fun! We also know that the care we provide will set the stage for your child’s dental care well into adulthood – most people who have a fear of the dentist had bad experiences in childhood, and one of our main goals is to make sure your child only has great exper...Read More
Meet our team
Dr. Rucker graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She went on to Meharry School of Dentistry followed by a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York. After practicing General Dentistry for several years, Dr. Rucker returned to New York to complete her Pediatric Dental Residency at Harlem Hospital Center in association with Columbia University. Dr. Rucker is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Am...Read More
Dr. Jennell attended South Carolina State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree. She then attended Tennessee State University where she received a Master’s Degree in Science, followed by the receipt of her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Jennell then joined the US Army where she served as a General Dental Officer for 3 years, and still serves with the National Guard in the Smyrna Medical Command. Dr. Jennell has also completed her Pediatric ...Read More
Dr. Craig attended Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She then attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry where she was awarded her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Dr. Craig has been in practice as a General Dentist for several years, and is now excited to make the switch over to Pediatric Dentistry! She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. Dr. Craig is originally from Coving...Read More
Dr. Pete received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2001 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He went on to complete a three-year orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he received extensive training in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Dr. Pete practiced as an associate orthodontist with a large group practice until 2011 when he and his partners founded Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Pete is an active member...Read More
Dr. Melvin attended the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Melvin went on to pursue a career in orthodontics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry. Dr. Melvin is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Den...Read More
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Services we provide
At Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Smyrna 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.
We offer a number of convenient payment options for our patients which make it easy to afford any care you may need.