YOUR TRUSTED
PEDIATRIC DENTAL TEAM

ABOUT BRENTWOOD 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.

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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.

Dr. Justine Bursian

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.

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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.

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.