MEET THE DOCTORS
TERRY L. WATSON, DMD
Dr. Watson enjoys transforming people’s lives through cosmetic dentistry with an emphasis on creating new smiles using implants to restore normal functions.
“The most fulfilling part of my job is getting to see the confidence and self-esteem of my patients skyrocket after doing the work that so many of them thought was impossible!”
This University of Louisville School of Dentistry graduate genuinely cares about the health and happiness of each patient. That’s why in the summer of 2016, after running a successful practice in Arkansas for 20 years, Dr. Watson purchased this practice from Dr. Michael Tabor and renamed it Midtown Smiles. He’s thrilled to be providing excellent care to our wonderful patients while Dr. Tabor focuses on Dental Sleep Medicine!
Dr. Watson believes in building a real relationship with each patient and often becomes so comfortable around his patients that you might catch him singing chairside! Outside the office, Dr. Watson cherishes the time spent with his wife Dana (who serves as office manager at Midtown Smiles) and their two daughters.
Dr. Watson is an avid outdoorsman, spending his free time hunting, fishing and boating among other outdoor activities. Need a custom duck call? Dr. Watson might be able to help you out!
If you’re looking for a dentist to provide a personal touch to professional care (with a great sense of humor), Dr. Watson is here for you and can’t wait to see you at your next appointment!
Terry L. Watson, DMD
Owner + Dentist
MICHAEL P. TABOR, DDS
Dr. Michael Tabor has been providing outstanding dental care to his patients since 1973 and has been in the Midtown area since 2002.
Over his 40+ years of dental experience, Dr. Tabor says one of his greatest joys is watching the lives and personalities of his patients change with their smiles. Dr. Tabor was recently recognized as one of Nashville’s Top Dentists by Nashville Lifestyles for his outstanding work in cosmetic dentistry.
He now spends his time helping patients get more restful nights of sleep by fighting the symptoms of sleep apnea with Dental Sleep Medicine. He’s excited to start a new chapter in his dental career by being on the forefront of this medical breakthrough.
Outside of work, Dr. Tabor enjoys spending time with his wife Karen, two children (Missy and Jayson) and his seven wonderful grandkids! During his time off he also enjoys golfing, attending rock concerts and playing the drums!
Michael P. Tabor, DDS
MEET OUR TEAM
Dana, our office manager, understands that dentistry is so much more than cleanings and fillings. She recognizes that effective dentistry requires strong relationships built on excellence and trust, and she enjoys getting to really know the people who walk through our door on a personal level.
This Arkansas State University graduate is a Fellow of the American Association of Dental Office Management and has been working in the dental field since 2002.
Above all else, Dana appreciates how friendly Midtown Smiles patients are and how much fun our team has together!
Outside the office, Dana spends quality time with her husband, Dr. Watson, and their two daughters. The Watson family enjoys going to the beach or lake, boating, attending concerts and visiting amusement parks together.
She believes people should make the most of every single day they are blessed with and considers herself a travel enthusiast.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Brittany, a Nashville native and resident, joined our team in 2015, and we are so thankful to have her on board!
With four different science degrees, she’s one of the smartest people we know! Brittany is certified as a RDA and a RDH, and she puts extensive knowledge into practice every single day for the betterment of our patients.
She loves her job for two main reasons: the patients and her team.
Brittany enjoys having the chance to change people’s smiles, and she feels blessed to work alongside other talented individuals who are focused on the health and happiness of their patients.
When she’s not at the Midtown Smiles office, Brittany cherishes any time spent with family and showers affection on her three dogs. Some of her hobbies include cooking, dance, yoga, biking and traveling.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
One of the main things Heather looks forward to is changing a patient’s perspective on visiting the dentist.
Heather received her expanded functions dental assistant license through UT College of Dentistry. She knows that many people dread going to the dentist, and loves having the chance to make nervous patients into patients who actually enjoy going to the dentist.
She has 19 years of experience in dentistry and has been with our practice since November 2011, We are thankful for her desire to make patients feel more comfortable in our office.
When she’s not at Midtown Smiles, Heather focuses on spending time with her husband Brent and their son Charlie. Heather’s family loves spending time on the lake, going to UT football games and traveling.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Savanah started doing her clinicals with us in 2015 after receiving her Associates degree in applied science and RDA license in 2016 from Volstate. We were fortunate enough to be able to hire her full-time in July of 2016.
She likes watching smiles transform throughout the treatment process. Seeing patients become more confident as they get closer to finishing treatment is one of the most rewarding things about her job.
Not only does Savanah appreciate time spent working with our patients, she is thankful to be working with a team of people she values every single day.
Savanah savors any time spent with her friends and family. She relishes working out and spending time outside, and she also loves crafting and refurbishing furniture.
We are thankful to have such an adventurous spirit on our staff!