YOUR TRUSTED
PEDIATRIC DENTAL TEAM

ABOUT NOLENSVILLE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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Dr. Ryan A. Cregger

Creating a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

As a pediatric dentist, I’m able to develop long-term, supportive relationships with my patients and their families. It’s rewarding to watch a child mature into a young adult who’s committed to caring for oral health.

Visiting the dentist can be a frightening experience for a child. Our team works hard to maintain a welcoming, safe environment, full of laughter and smiles. We want our young patients to be enthusiastic about coming to visit us, and we look forward to seeing them! — Dr. Ryan Cregger

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Ryan received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry at Memphis in 2006. During dental school, he discovered a passion and affinity for working with children. His natural warmth and kindness quickly puts even the most timid patient at ease.

That passion led Dr. Ryan to complete a rigorous two-year pediatric dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In 2008 he was awarded his Master of Science. In 2017, Dr. Ryan became a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. 

The pediatric dental residency provided Dr. Ryan with extensive experience in all facets of dental care for infants, children, and people with special needs. The program offered exposure to the latest techniques and technologies used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral disease. It also taught operating room procedures, oral conscious sedation, and the use of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Dr. Ryan has been certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and CPR. Each year he participates in many continuing education courses. This ensures he remains current on advances in treatment strategies, techniques, materials, and technology.

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
Personal Life

A Tennessee native, Dr. Ryan and his wife Allison live in Franklin with their two daughters, Rebecca and Abigail. They enjoy the many activities and events in the area. When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Ryan’s priority is quality time with his loved ones. He coaches his daughter’s travel softball team and enjoys golf, fishing, and time outdoors.

Meet Dr. JD Shadburne 

Providing a Dental Home

 

“It’s a privilege to provide children with comprehensive oral health care in a warm, friendly environment.  What I love most about being a pediatric dentist is building strong relationships with my patients and their families.  These relationships make it possible to deliver exceptional care in a coordinated, compassionate, and family-centered way.” – Dr. J.D. Shadburne

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. J.D. attended Western Kentucky University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2018, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  After dental school, Dr. J.D. completed a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been nationally ranked among the top three Children’s Hospitals according to US News and World Report.  The pediatric dental residency program provided Dr. J.D. with a wide range of experiences in providing high-quality dental care for children of all ages. 

Dr. J.D. has been certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  Dr. J.D. participates in many continuing education courses, ensuring he provides the best evidence-based dental therapies.

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
Family and Fun

Originally from Kentucky, Dr. J.D. fell in love with Tennessee when he met his wife Sarah.  They welcomed their first child, Isla, in October 2019. More than anything, Dr. J.D. enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He also enjoys playing guitar and banjo and loves to travel. His family has a goal of visiting all of the U.S. National Parks.

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Meet Dr. JD Shadburne 

Providing a Dental Home

 

“It’s a privilege to provide children with comprehensive oral health care in a warm, friendly environment.  What I love most about being a pediatric dentist is building strong relationships with my patients and their families.  These relationships make it possible to deliver exceptional care in a coordinated, compassionate, and family-centered way.” – Dr. J.D. Shadburne

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. J.D. attended Western Kentucky University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2018, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  After dental school, Dr. J.D. completed a two-year residency program in pediatric dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been nationally ranked among the top three Children’s Hospitals according to US News and World Report.  The pediatric dental residency program provided Dr. J.D. with a wide range of experiences in providing high-quality dental care for children of all ages. 

Dr. J.D. has been certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).  Dr. J.D. participates in many continuing education courses, ensuring he provides the best evidence-based dental therapies.

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
Family and Fun

Originally from Kentucky, Dr. J.D. fell in love with Tennessee when he met his wife Sarah.  They welcomed their first child, Isla, in October 2019. More than anything, Dr. J.D. enjoys spending time with his loved ones. He also enjoys playing guitar and banjo and loves to travel. His family has a goal of visiting all of the U.S. National Parks.

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Dr. Katherine M. Bell

Education and Continuing Education

After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, Dr. Katherine M. Bell moved to Colorado where she completed her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado, one of the top ten children’s hospitals in the nation. During her specialty training, she received extensive experience in treating pediatric patients in both the traditional office and hospital settings, caring for patients with special health care needs and complex medical conditions, and managing multidisciplinary trauma cases. As a pediatric dental resident, she participated in the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic. She was awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award in residency and remains committed to giving back to her community.

Following residency, Dr. Bell decided she wanted even more cold weather and snow and moved to Minnesota where she enjoyed caring for patients in the Twin Cities area. In private practice, she gained additional experience in utilizing an all-tissue dental laser to complete treatment for children of all ages. In addition to serving on 3M Oral Care focus panels, staying active with local study clubs, and participating in events such as the Minnesota Mission of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile, she was selected by her professional peers as one of Minnesota Monthly’s 2020 Best Dentists.

While in dental school, Dr. Bell served as president of the Ethics Council and received the Alabama Dental Association Student Leadership Award. It was during a mission trip to Honduras with the Christian Medical Ministry of Alabama (CMMA) that she fully realized her desire to become a pediatric dentist. She considers it a distinct honor and privilege to serve others through dentistry and is dedicated to helping each patient have a positive dental experience.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Bell is board-certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Dr. Bell enjoys completing additional continuing education courses to provide the best care for her patients and their families. 

Personal Life

When she is not in the office, you are most likely to find Dr. Bell exploring the outdoors! She completed the 2019 Twin Cities Marathon and believes running is the best way to enjoy creation. In addition to running and snow skiing, Dr. Bell enjoys baking desserts, reading, studying history, and spending time with her family. As an Auburn University alumna, she readily cheers for the Tigers throughout the year. She is excited to become a part of the community in which generations of her family have lived.

Our Team

We have a great team of staff who are passionate about taking care of your child’s smile! We’re excited to see our patients’ smiling faces.