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Newman Dental Associates creates a welcoming atmosphere for all ages

When most people think about going to the dentist, they probably imagine a sterile, intimidating environment. But one local dentist is looking to change that mindset with his new dental office — and it’s worth checking out.

Dr. Jim Newman, DDS, opened Newman Dental Associates in Lebanon last October on South Cumberland Street. After several months of renovation and even more of planning, he’s transformed the office into an inviting, modern space that’s sure to catch people’s attention for all the right reasons.

From the moment people walk pass the outdoor water feature and through the double doors, it’s clear it isn’t a typical dentist office.

They’re welcomed by a stunning chandelier, dark flooring, beautifully exposed ceilings and, of course, smiling faces. In the waiting room, they’ll relax in contemporary chairs next to a cozy fireplace and TV. Yes, these really are all things in a dental office.

“We wanted to create a comforting, quiet environment,” Newman says. That’s the theme throughout, including the entrance area, exam rooms, hallways and even the sterilization center. It makes patients feel like they are visiting their friend’s (well-designed) home.

But what really sets this practice apart is the local, family-oriented team — and that starts with Newman, who is a 2008 Lebanon High School graduate. His family has lived here for at least the past five generations, making it even more special for him to have a business here now.

After going away to Lipscomb University for undergrad and the University of Tennessee for his doctoral degree in dental surgery, Newman says he knew he wanted to come back home to open his practice.

“We’re from here, and we’ll always be here. Being able to open a dental office in my hometown is a dream come true,” says Newman, son of Randy and Lisa Newman. He also wanted to open his office in the heart of Lebanon, making it convenient for people to stop by.

His caring, dedicated staff includes Ashlie Johnson Gallaher, RDH; Tammy Pritchett, RDA; Jamie Johnson, his grandmother, and Lisa Newman, his mother. It’s easy to see how much they all enjoy working together, something that patients and anyone who visits are quick to notice.

“We’re a service-oriented family. We love people and what we do,” he says. “We’re just hometown people who focus on family-friendly care at affordable prices.”

He starts out by asking patients what they want from their dental care, instead of pushing services on them.

“He’s really fair and good at going over options with them,” Gallaher says. “I can’t say enough good things about him.”

They offer a full list of dental services like family dentistry, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, Botox, whitening and removable and fixed prosthodontics — making them the one-stop family dentistry.

This local practice has a lot to offer residents, from their renovated décor and advanced technologies to their dedicated staff.

“We want people to feel at home,” Newman explains. “Yes, you’re going to the dentist, but you’re also going to see friends.”

Newman Dental Associates is located at 337 South Cumberland in Lebanon. They are open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday by request. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 615-470-8550.

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