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OUR DENTISTS

Dr. C. Dale Sullivan, Sr.

Dr. Dale Sullivan, Sr. inherited Sullivan Family Dentistry from his father, Richard Hugh Sullivan who started it all in 1932. He has been a dentist with our practice since 1968, upon graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Sullivan served as President of the Nashville Dental Society from 2004-2005. In 2000, Dr. Sullivan was elected for Fellowship in the College with the American College of Dentists in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Sullivan has been married to his wife Anna for 55 years, and together have three children (Anna Sullivan Bright, Ruthie Sullivan Fleenor and C. Dale Sullivan, Jr.) and nine grandchildren. Dr. Sullivan celebrated his 50th year anniversary working as a dentist in summer of 2017. Dr. Sullivan retired in November 2017 and was recently recognized at the 2018 Tennessee Dental Association annual conference for his many years of service. He enjoys working at home and spending time with his Wife Anna. He misses his patients dearly. If you would like to write him a letter please let us know and we can give you a stamped envelope and note card for you to write him a note of appreciation. 

 
Dr. C. Dale Sullivan, Jr.

Dr. Dale Sullivan, Jr. grew up watching his father and grandfather excel in the field of dentistry, and upon graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1996, he joined them as a professional peer in their field. Dr. Sullivan and his wife Becky Arnold Sullivan will celebrate 23 years of marriage in December 2017, and have three daughters together—Anna Jeanine, Rebecca and Virginia. In his spare time, Dr. Sullivan enjoys spending time with his friends and family, watching football and fly fishing.

 
Dr. Hunter C. Fleenor

Dr. Hunter Fleenor recently joined the Sullivan Family Dentistry team, but he is no stranger to the practice. Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May 2017, Dr. Fleenor joined his grandfather (Dr. Sullivan, Sr.) and uncle (Dr. Sullivan, Jr.) as the third dentist currently practicing in our office. His mother Ruthie Fleenor is also a dental assistant for the practice. Hunter is married to Natalie Heard Fleenor, and they recently moved back to Nashville for him to join our practice. When he's not working, you will find him spending time with his family, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cooking with his wife. He also has a new baby girl at home now and so most of his time is spent playing with her. 

 

Dental Hygienists

Amy Harrington, RDH

Amy has worked at Sullivan Family Dentistry since 1999 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. A Nashville-native and graduate of Tennessee State University, Amy loves the close relationships she has developed with our patients and fellow team members over the years. Together Amy and her husband Greg have a daughter, Kate, and Great Pyrenees dog, Hope. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, canoeing, and going to the beach for vacation.

Denise Draper, RDH

Denise has worked at Sullivan Family Dentistry since 2015. She is one of our skilled registered dental hygienists who perform regular cleanings for patients at the practice. A graduate of Vanderbilt University's Expanded Function Dental Hygiene program, as well as Aquinas College for her undergraduate degree, Denise calls Nashville home with her daughter Josie.

Dental Assistants

Ruthie Sullivan Fleenor, RDA

Ruthie is our excellent Registered Dental Assistant and provides crucial support for our practice operations and to our patients. She is the daughter of Dr. Sullivan, Sr., sister of Dr. Sullivan, Jr., and mother of Dr. Fleenor—so she is extremely experienced in working with our dentists and keeping it in the family! Ruthie's kind heart, warm personality and sense of humor helps our patients feel at home and comfortable during procedures. Ruthie and her husband Todd have been married for 34 years, and together have four grown children and two daughters-in-law—Todd and Meagan, Hunter and Natalie, Glenn and Ruth. In her spare time, Ruthie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, genealogy, and kayaking.

Whitney Clark, RDA

Whitney is the newest member of our staff as a Registered Dental Assistant. Whitney was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., and is a 2016 graduate of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro. She has previously worked with corporate dental practices in the area, but is now happy to be a part of our private family practice. Whitney also has experience assisting during oral surgery procedures—which will be helpful now that we are offering dental implants! She looks forward to forming good relationships with our patients and continuing to grow professionally as an assistant here at Sullivan Family Dentistry. Whitney enjoys interacting with patients, helping them to better understand steps they can take to achieve and maintain good oral health. In her free time, Whitney loves spending time with her family, kayaking, painting, and hiking with her boyfriend and Pyrenees Lab mix. She may be the newest member to the team, but she feels like she has been part of the Sullivan Family since the start.

Office Manager

Beth Stuart

Beth is the first face that will greet you when you visit our office. She has been a part of our team since 1999 as our Office Manager, and she is known by her consistent joy and enthusiasm in welcoming our patients to the office. Beth is a cousin to the Sullivan family, and has been a patient of the practice for as long as she can remember. In addition to working with family, some of her favorite things about working at Sullivan Family Dentistry include interacting with our amazing patients, and being in an environment where we strive to provide the highest quality care and service. Beth lives in Ashland City with her husband Mike, and they have two sons and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with family and friends, reading, walking and being out in nature.

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