Dr. Thomas Gatgens, DDS

Dr. Thomas Gatgens, DDS

Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Thomas Gatgens, DDS is a dentistry practitioner in Dickson, TN and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee in 2006 and practices dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.Read his story

320 E College St

Dickson, TN 37055

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This content was provided by Dr. Gatgens "Dr. Ford Gatgens graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 2006 and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at the University of Tennessee, which focused on comprehensive dentistry and implant placement and restoration. Before opening Accent Smile Center in December of 2009, he practiced dentistry in East Tennessee and the Green Hills area in Nashville, TN. Continuous learning is a lifelong passion for Dr. Gatgens and he and the Team regularly attend continuing education courses to ensure they have the knowledge and training to offer to best quality dentistry for their patients. In 2014 Dr Gatgens completed a fellowship with the WCLI World Class Laser Institute where he took an additional 50 hours of CE in laser dentistry, completed a written and verbal test, and presented two cases displaying clinical competency. He uses his knowledge of lasers to help his patients receive the best outcomes possible in all areas of dentistry. In addition he enjoys lecturing to students at University of Tennessee College of Dentistry regarding lasers and their use in the dental field. In addition, Dr. Gatgens is very involved with Smile Source, a dental group that helps independent dentists to ensure their viability with the ever changing corporate dental groups. Smile Source dentists are committed to education and delivering the highest quality dental care to their patients. He helps mentor other dentists and also serves on the advisory panel for Smile Source. Helping others through charity organizations and volunteering are an important value both Dr. Gatgens and his wife Erin believe. In October 2014 they went on a medical mission trip to the countries of Kenya and Tanzania Africa where they helped others receive medical and dental care while also spreading God's love to the tribal people. "It is an amazing thing to get to experience other cultures and truly see how appreciative people are for very little they have. It is a very humbling experience and I feel blessed to use my talents to give back." Click to view photos from their trip. When Dr. Gatgens is not in the office, he enjoys outdoor activities such as water and snow skiing, biking, running, swimming, hiking and camping and spending time with his wife and daughter. Traveling to continuing education meetings takes the majority of his vacation time but he also enjoys time to see different places around the country and world. Dr. Gatgens and his family are also avid Tennessee Sports fans. You can usually find them watching, if not attending, games for the Tennessee Vols, Nashville Predators and the Tennessee Titans. Professional Associations: Smile Source The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health American Dental Association Academy of General Dentistry American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Christian Medical & Dental Society Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation Nashville Dental Society Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry Tennessee Dental Association Academy of Laser Dentistry "
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2  Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

13  Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

20  Procedures

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  • Lipscomb University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Tennessee
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Tennessee-Advanced Education In General Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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The staff was friendly and I didn't feel a thing when I got my tooth filled
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Rick in Cumberland Furnace, TN – Dec 14, 2017
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Great staff and environment always playing some great music to relax
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Wayne in Bon Aqua, TN – Sep 01, 2017
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