About Us

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Joseph A. Faiz, D.D.S.

American Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Joe is originally from Kingsport, TN and graduated with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Joe attended dental school at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. While in dental school, Dr. Joe received the Dr.Dubb and Dr. Petrovsky Scholarship Awards, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Award, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Certificate of Merit. He was also inducted into the Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Scholastic Honor Society, awarded to students with high moral character and in the top of their class academically.

Dr. Joe also received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for his dedication to the leadership and advancement of dentistry through service. After dental school, Dr. Joe completed an additional two-year residency program to specialize in pediatric dentistry at UT Memphis. During his residency program, Dr. Joe was honored to serve as Chief Resident. Throughout his pediatric dental residency, he received extensive clinical, emergency, and surgical training at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and Crittendon Regional Hospital. Dr. Joe’s favorite part of his residency was treating children from all over the world at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Joe is the Past President of the Tennessee Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently serving as the Tennessee State representative to the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Joe is nationally involved by serving as the Tennessee Public Policy advocate to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

The priceless rewards of working with children led Dr.Joe to open Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro in 2008. Dr. Joe is board certified and is a Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has a specialty license to practice pediatric dentistry in Tennessee and he is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD), and the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA). Dr. Joe has a remarkable dedication to children that shaped his decision to become a pediatric dentist. He passionately believes in helping those less fortunate; he has traveled to Guatemala, Macedonia, Greece, Honduras, Mexico, and Kenya to bring much-needed dental care to underprivileged children. Dr. Joe enjoys spending time with his wife, Sophia and their two children, Mahan and Melody. He also enjoys traveling, working out, and being involved in his church.

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Jack D. Mallette, D.D.S.

American Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Jack Mallette, a native of Murfreesboro, is dedicated to serving the children of middle Tennessee. Dr. Jack graduated cum laude with a degree in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University. He then attended dental school at The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN. While in dental school, Dr. Jack received the Cecily W. Tipton Scholarship and the Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association Award for Excellence. He was also inducted into the Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Scholastic Honor Society, awarded to students with high moral character and in the top of their class academically.

After dental school, Dr. Jack completed an additional two-year residency program to specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Tennessee, which is considered to be one of the best programs in the country. During his pediatric dental residency, he received extensive clinical, emergency, and hospital training. He performed pediatric dental surgery at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and Crittendon Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jack also had the privilege of treating children from all over the world at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dr. Jack is passionate about dentistry and is very active in the dental profession. He holds a specialty license which allows him to practice Pediatric Dentistry in Tennessee. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD), the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and is a board certified by this organization. Dr. Jack is happily married to his wife, Melinda Beckman Mallette, who is a Pediatrician in Murfreesboro. Together they have two children and value their family life. When they are away from the practice they are active in their church, enjoy traveling, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with family and friends.

Joel Veitschegger, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Joel Veitschegger was raised in Bowling Green, KY and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Music and in Religious Studies. During the summers, he was a counselor at academic camps for middle school and high school-aged kids and taught guitar lessons to students of the same ages year-round. After completing his pre-dental requirements and getting married, Joel and his wife, Katherine, moved to Lexington, KY where he earned a D.M.D. from the University of Kentucky. During a summer in dental school, he did an externship with the Indian Health Service in Taos, New Mexico. After graduating in 2010, Joel and his wife moved to rural Northern Maine and lived for three years, working at a private practice as well as a MaineCare children’s clinic. In 2013, they moved to Nashville, TN to be close to family and start one of their own. While working in a group practice and volunteering in a local clinic, Joel and Katherine had a son, Walker West. In 2018, Joel completed a two-year pediatric dentistry residency at NYU-Langone Hospitals. Joel enjoys exercising and collecting record albums and keeps them in a storage unit to protect them from his son and his Norwich Terrier, Onus. They are all excited to live and work in the Middle Tennessee area.

Ron Taylor, D.M.D., M.S.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Dr. Ron Taylor was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated college Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida and continued his studies at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with honors. While in Dental School, Dr. Ron was president of the American Student Dental Association.

After receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Ron earned his master’s degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from Saint Louis University, one of the most highly regarded orthodontic residencies in the country. As a child, Dr. Ron spent many hours in his Uncle’s orthodontic practice. His Uncle had a big influence on him and his brothers. Dr. Ron’s two brothers, one of whom is an identical twin, are orthodontists as well.

After over 20 years of practice in south Florida, Dr. Ron and his family decided to move to Tennessee. He enjoys the change of seasons and the friendly spirit of Nashville. Dr. Ron loves orthodontics and creating beautiful and healthy smiles at Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics of Murfreesboro. Dr. Ron stays on the cutting edge of orthodontics through continuing education and maintains membership in many state and national orthodontic associations. He and his wife, Stephanie, have three wonderful children: Holden, Dalton and Riley. In his spare time, Dr. Ron enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and spending time with his family.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.