Dr. Snodgrass, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentist – Cool Springs
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.
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. John T. King, a Franklin native, received his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the University of Louisville in 1996. In 1998, he became certified in pediatric dentistry after studying at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. He followed in his father’s footsteps, Dr. William C. King, in achieving Diplomat Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in February of 2000. He was named fellow in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2017 and was the recipient of the Nashville Lifestyles’ Top Dentist awards of 2016-2017.
Currently, Dr. King is a part time clinical professor of Pediatric Dentistry at Vanderbilt University, as well as an adjunct professor in General Dentistry at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. Aside from practicing, Dr. King has also been published in the ADA journal. He and his wife, Victoria, have two children, Eli and Sam. He is active in the Nashville community and is a member of Nashville Catholic and is a past president of Bellevue’s Athletic Association.