Meet The Team

Dr. Shelby Nelson, DMD

Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Dr. Shelby Nelson knew at a young age she wanted to help people be proud of their smiles. Her philosophy as a general and cosmetic dentist in Brentwood, TN is to work with patients to provide them with their healthiest smiles, using minimally invasive treatment alongside the newest technology and dental materials. She always considers overall health and function when putting together individualized treatment plans. Beyond this, “I love educating patients so that they can understand the goal of their treatment and feel comfortable while in the dental chair,” explains Dr. Nelson.

In 2012, Dr. Nelson attended the University of St Andrews in Scotland to study biology for two years. She completed her degree in biology at Wofford College. After graduating from dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), she moved to Nashville, TN to begin practicing. Dr. Nelson is an active member of the Tennessee State Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the Spear Institute.

Dr. Shelby Nelson, DMD in Brentwood TN

Dr. Nelson is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle where she enjoys running, good food, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her vizsla puppy, Nellie. She is grateful for the opportunity to carry on the long-standing tradition of Brentwood Dental Center and to meet the needs of all patients—existing and new.

Education

  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Affiliations and Awards

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Tennessee State Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Shelby Nelson, DMD in Brentwood TN

Amanda Thompson

As a Nashville native, Amanda has been practicing dental hygiene for 30 years. She enjoys providing quality dental care to achieve optimal health in all of her patients that she loves so dearly. When she is not in the office, you can find her at Center Hill Lake with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Vickie Franks

Vickie has been a proud member of the Brentwood Dental team since 2019. She has more than 15 years of experience as a registered dental assistant. Her expertise allows her to complete patient care with great confidence and success. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs, watching football and pulling for her Auburn Tigers.

Dr. Shelby Nelson, DMD in Brentwood TN
Dr. Shelby Nelson, DMD in Brentwood TN

Cindy Uttz

Cindy is our Office Manager, specializing in patient care and insurance. She has more than 30 years of experience in the dental industry and maintains her license as a registered dental assistant as well. She is passionate about hospitality and ensuring the best possible patient experience from the time you walk through the door to the time that you leave. Cindy has 2 wonderful sons, Jeffery and Jay and loves to travel with her husband, Steve. When she is not working, you can find her enjoying the magic of Disney World.

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