Dr. David Snodgrass – 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. Patrick Knoell – Pediatrics

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!

Dr. Yeganeh Jewell – Orthodontics

Dr. Yeganeh Jewell relocated to the Nashville area after practicing for several years in Northern Nevada. She was raised in Southern California and earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from UCLA. She followed her dream of becoming a dentist by attending Loma Linda University where she also completed her Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Residency. At LLU, she was awarded the “Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award” for academic and clinical excellence!

Dr. Jewell is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is also an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association. Dr. Jewell believes in serving others and giving back to the community. During her career she has partaken in several local and international medical mission trips including, ones to Bangladesh and Honduras. Outside of the office, she loves to spend time with her husband and their daughter. They enjoy the outdoors, and are true travel enthusiasts.

As an orthodontist, Dr. Jewell strives to provide her patients with the highest quality of care. She will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that will best address your concerns and improve your oral health. Her goal is to make the duration of your orthodontic treatment a fun and comfortable experience!

Dr. Tae Park – Adults

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Dr. Tae Park grew up in South Korea watching his Dad practice dentistry until the age of 16 when he moved to the United States to finish high school in Virginia. He always admired the way his Father took care of his patients with “Best in Class Patient Care” and has carried this philosophy throughout his career.

Dr. Park received a B.S. in Biology in 2003 from Columbia Union College in Maryland and graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2007. He spent his first 14 years practicing General Dentistry in California and Alaska. Like many, the allure of the south brought him to Middle Tennessee.  He found his home at Snodgrass-King after meeting Dr. Snodgrass who he admires as someone who aligns with his passion for putting patients first.

Dr. Park offers comprehensive dental services that include, root canals and wisdom teeth/surgical extractions. 

Dr. Park is busy in his off time exploring new restaurants, hiking, cooking and caring for his black lab, Kona! He is looking forward to raising a family with the love of his life and spending many years in Tennessee.