Brentwood’s Pediatric Dental Office

ABOUT BRENTWOOD PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

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At Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry, our Pediatric Dentists Dr. Cregger and Dr. McGowan work as a team alongside Orthodontist Dr. Bursian and General Dentist Dr. Shah to address the unique dental needs of children. They are committed to providing exceptional dental care to ensure your child’s teeth and gums are healthy and strong. They believe every child deserves a positive dental experience and work hard to create a comfortable and friendly environment where children feel at ease. They use the latest techniques and technology to provide the highest quality dental services, including preventative care, restorative treatments, and emergency services. Our doctors are passionate about their work. They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their young patients by promoting good oral health habits that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Ryan Cregger - Pediatric Dentist - Brentwoos Pediatric Dentistry

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.

Dr. Justine Bursian

Dr. Justine Bursian attended Albion College in Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she studied Biochemistry and Spanish. She then went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Bursian moved to New York where she completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center and continued on to complete her orthodontic residency at Bronxcare Health Systems, where she obtained her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

She is a member of the American Board Of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontics and the Southern Association of Orthodontics.

Dr. Bursian resides in Spring Hill with her husband and three children. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Bursian can be found traveling, cooking, reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.

 

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Justine Bursian attended Albion College in Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she studied Biochemistry and Spanish. She then went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Bursian moved to New York where she completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center and continued on to complete her orthodontic residency at Bronxcare Health Systems, where she obtained her certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Professional Memberships
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
Personal Life

Dr. Bursian resides in Spring Hill with her husband and three children. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Bursian can be found traveling, cooking, reading, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Bursian - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Harry McGowan - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Hari McGowan

As a Tennessee State University grad, Dr. McGowan received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. His compassion for and ability to relate to children always allowed him to communicate with and calm even the most anxious patients. “I’m not just the dentist, I’m the kid that had a bunch of cavities.” His love for oral surgery pushed him to gain further knowledge and experience in the field by completing a post-graduate internship with Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons at Harlem Hospital in New York City. After completing his internship, Dr. McGowan then completed a residency in general practice at General Hospital/ Meharry Medical College. Striving to then reach his original goal of becoming a pediatric dentist, he completed a pediatric dental residency at Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr. McGowan’s education has provided him with knowledge in fields from oral trauma and wisdom teeth extractions to cosmetic dentistry.
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentist
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
Personal Life
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Dr. McGowan and his wife Megan live in Brentwood with their two sons, Elijah and Jacob, and their twin daughters, Mia and Kasin. Outside of helping kids with their teeth and self-esteem, Dr. McGowan loves spending time with family and friends. Their French Bulldog Rugsby is in contention for the calmest dog alive. Dr. McGowan’s hobbies are spending quality time with his family, cooking, cycling, RC cars/trucks, and video games.

Dr. Nidhi Shah

Dr. Nidhi Shah was born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended the University of Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Since graduating, Dr. Shah has gained ample experience in all pediatric procedures by working as a family dentist in the greater Nashville area and loves working with kids of all ages! Dr. Shah is a proud member of the Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society.
Dr. Shah is recently married, and she and her husband can’t wait to raise their own family amongst their huge extended family in the beautiful state of Tennessee! When Dr. Shah isn’t providing exceptional care to her patients, she can be found cooking new recipes that her friends and family recommend, traveling, listening to audiobooks, trying new restaurants (Dr. Shah and her husband are huge foodies), and watching Tennessee Vols football! Two fun facts about Dr. Shah are that she has made it a goal to travel to all 50 U.S. states (she’s over halfway there), and she’s never had a pet. During your family’s next visit, be sure to tell Dr. Shah about your pets and help her decide what pet should be her first!
Dr. Shah looks forward to meeting your family and providing your children with friendly, gentle care here at Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended the University of Health Science Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Since graduating, Dr. Shah has gained ample experience in all pediatric procedures by working as a family dentist in the greater Nashville area and loves working with kids of all ages! Dr. Shah is a proud member of the Tennessee Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society.

Professional Memberships
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
Personal Life

Dr. Shah is recently married, and she and her husband can’t wait to raise their own family amongst their huge extended family in the beautiful state of Tennessee! When Dr. Shah isn’t providing exceptional care to her patients, she can be found cooking new recipes that her friends and family recommend, traveling, listening to audiobooks, trying new restaurants (Dr. Shah and her husband are huge foodies), and watching Tennessee Vols football! Two fun facts about Dr. Shah are that she has made it a goal to travel to all 50 U.S. states (she’s over halfway there), and she’s never had a pet. During your family’s next visit, be sure to tell Dr. Shah about your pets and help her decide what pet should be her first!
Dr. Shah looks forward to meeting your family and providing your children with friendly, gentle care here at Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Nidhi Shah - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Our Team

At our pediatric dental practice, we understand that a positive dental experience is crucial to ensuring that children develop healthy oral habits for life. That’s why we have assembled a team of friendly and experienced staff who are passionate about taking care of your child’s smile. Our team is committed to creating a welcoming and comfortable environment that helps children feel at ease and encourages them to take an active role in their dental care.

Jena Bryant - Ortho RDA / Treatment Coordinator - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Jena Bryant

Orthodontic Office Manager

Shawnell Farrell - Office Manager - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Shawnell Farrell

Pediatric Office Manager

Kearra Perigo – Billing / Financial Coordinator - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Kearra Perigo

Billing / Financial Coordinator

Shannon Marsee – RDA / Treatment Coordinator - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Shannon Marsee

Treatment Coordinator / RDA

Tiffany Woods – Patient Coordinator - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Tiffany Woods

Patient Coordinator

Candace Moore - Lead Clinical Assistant - EFDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Candace Moore

E F D A / Lead Assistant

Tracy Edger-Pinkerton - EFDA/RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Tracy Pinkerton

E F D A

Silvia Davis-Hatton - RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sylvia Davis Hatton

RDA

Jordon Reddon

RDA

Olivia Schroeder – RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Olivia Schroeder

RDA

Adrianna Zaragoza – RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Adrianna Zaragoza

RDA

Kayla Dansby – RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Kayla Dansby

RDA

Isabella Lee- RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Isabella Lee

RDA

Charis MacKrell - Ortho RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Charis MacKrell

Orthodontic RDA

Cynthia Crutcher – RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Cynthia Crutcher

RDA

Sydney Kocurek – Sterile Tech - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Sydney Kocurek

Sterilization Technician

Macayle Hibner - Ortho RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Macayle Hibner

Lead Orthodontic RDA

Greichmar Irizarry Colon - Ortho RDA - Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Greichmar “Kiki” Irizarry Colon

Orthodontic RDA