Get to Know the Smith Dental Doctors
Robert L. Smith, DMD
Dr. Smith is passionate about creating beautiful smiles! After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2003, Dr. Smith attended Harvard University for his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, where he learned the art and science of dentistry from world class instructors and mentors. In 2012, he began an orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as Chief Resident, providing braces, Invisalign, surgical orthodontics and cleft lip/palate orthodontics. Dr. Smith now specializes exclusively in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics creating beautiful smiles with Invisalign and braces for children and adults.
Outside of the office he loves exploring Tennessee with his wife Heidi and their five children!
Rachel Carlson, DMD
Born and raised in a small town outside Chicago, Dr. Rachel Carlson attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship, and after completing her undergrad went on to dental school at Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine. After moving to Nashville in 2013, Dr. Carlson met, fell in love, and married Justin, a Tennessee native, and now, like many of us, hopes to never leave.
With a comprehensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Carlson is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Dental Societies, as well as the American Dental Association. Away from the practice, she can most often be found pursuing a lifelong love of horses.
Dr. Phillip Tischbein
"I create smiles, what's your superpower?"
For my patients to leave the office feeling we have done everything in our power to treat their wants and needs, to educate them about their oral health, focus on prevention of future disease, and to feel comfortable each step of the way.
Dr. Tischbein attended Indiana University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to earn his Masters degree at Purdue University. After completing his Masters he went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Indiana University School of Dentistry. Following dental school Dr. Tischbein completed his residency in General Practice at University of Louisville focusing on oral surgery, endodontics, and implant dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
Dr. Tischbein spends most of his free time with his wife Courtney and his dog Rayne. They enjoy working out together, hiking, traveling, and trying new local food spots. When a rainy day comes about they also enjoy a good movie or Netflix marathon.
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