DOCTORS LOCATED IN SPRING HILL
Dr. David Snodgrass, D.D.S. – Pediatrics
Dr. David Snodgrass is a Pediatric Dental Specialist trained in a hospital setting. He received his DDS degree from the University of Tennessee in 1984, certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986 and has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Nashville since 1987. He is also a part-time assistant clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry.
Having authored eight publications in five different National and International orthodontic and pediatric journals (see below), Dr. Snodgrass is a recognized lecturer and mentor to orthodontic study clubs all over the United States. He is best known for the “Snodgrass Appliance” a unique idea that combined the attributes of the Haas Palatal Expander with the attributes of Dr. Hilger’s Pendulum appliance. The Snodgrass Appliance has been used by orthodontists for over 30 years. Learn more about Snodgrass Appliances.
His awards include the Achievement, Fellowship and Diplomat Awards from the American Orthodontic Society and the International Association of Orthodontics. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the International Association of Orthodontics and the Tennessee Dental Association. Doctor Snodgrass has treated over 100,000 patients in the middle Tennessee area including over 3,500 cases of physically handicapped and medically compromised children under general anesthesia in out-patient surgery facilities and major hospitals including, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Centennial and Summit.
He and his wife Melody have 3 children and live in the Nashville area. They are involved with many charitable organizations including Danita’s Children in Quanaminthe, Haiti where they built, equipped, supplied and staffed a medical/dental/eye clinic for Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti, 501c3 charitable foundation in 2008. Twice a year Dr. Snodgrass takes a team of 15-20 staff members to Haiti to staff the dental clinic. They also take their dental teams to Monkey Jungle in Sosua, Dominican Republic, 501c3 charitable foundation, the Haitian and Dominican Assistance Corporation where they equip and supply a free dental clinic.
Dr. Nisha Waits was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Destin, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Science from Florida State University and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.
Before joining the Snodgrass-King family, Dr. Waits worked in private practice in Destin, FL. She and her husband fell in love with Nashville while her husband attended Vanderbilt University for graduate school, and they are excited to be back and settle down for good. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, spending time at the lake, and being active in her church. Professionally, Dr. Waits values the trust established with each patient gained through listening to their individual needs so that she can deliver the highest quality of care in a compassionate, painless environment.
Dr. Patrick Knoell is a native Californian who served in the US Navy receiving multiple commendations for actions during Desert Shield/Storm in the Iraq War in 1991. After an honorable discharge, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000; his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2011; and his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in 2013. Dr. Knoell and his wife live in the Columbia area with their daughter and 3 dogs. He loves to golf but, isn’t very good at it! However, he is good at Brazilian Jujitsu and trains under Cesar Gracie! He sounds like a tough guy but, he’s really a lot of fun so, don’t be surprised if you see him making balloon animals at your next appointment!