Nashville’s choice for exceptional dentistry

Here, words like “trust”, “quality” and “excellence”, aren’t just words we throw around; they’re the foundation of everything we do. Simply meeting your expectations is never enough for us…we’re here to completely transform the way you feel about the dentist!

re-imagining what the dental experience can be

Welcome to the office of Dr. David Dickerson, DDS and Dr. Derek Thompson, DMD. At 21st Century Dentistry, you’ll find a group of people who are dedicated to giving you a better life, through better dentistry.

We invite you to check out our hundreds of 5-star reviews online, and discover how we’re delivering cutting edge, total-care dentistry to Nashville, while holding true to the locally-owned, hometown values that this office was built on 30 years ago.


Routine visits and preventive dentistry are the best way for you and your family to maintain optimal oral health and minimize your need for more costly restorative treatment. This is not a new concept, but something we truly believe in.

We are here to educate you on ways to prevent future problems and aim to provide you with an unparalleled experience that gets you excited to visit us every 6 months.


Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you. Research shows that your smile has a significant impact on self-confidence, as well as personal and professional opportunities.

We offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, from porcelain veneers to Kor Whitening. If you are not completely happy with your smile, give us a call to find out how we can help.


There's never a good time for a dental emergency, but unfortunately, they can happen. From a chipped front tooth to a relentless toothache, we have the skills to treat a wide variety of unexpected problems.

The best thing to do when you or a loved one have a dental emergency is to stabilize the situation, remain calm, and call us as soon as possible.


(thankfully, the feeling is mutual)