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Dr. Walter C. Chitwood, Jr.
Dr. Walter Chitwood, one of only a handful of board certified implant dentists in Tennessee. He is both a skilled dental reactionary and an educator to patients and fellow dentists.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Chitwood is very involved with the community. He frequently takes time away from his practice to travel on medical mission trips (19 trips to Mexico and Nicaragua since 1995).
Dr. Chitwood and his wife, Denise, have three children: Carleigh, Mary Ansley, and Walt III.
Dr. Andrew Flipse
Dr. Andrew Flipse joined our practice in 2016. He is General Dentist who graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2015 where he served as the class president for 4 years and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Flipse also served in the United States Air Force and has a background in Musical Engineering. He is dedicated to serving his community and enjoys volunteering his time at the Interfaith Dental Clinic. His favorite hobby is sailing.
Michelle joined our team in February 2006 as our Office Administrator. She has worked in the dental field for over 25 years as a Dental Assistant and Office Manager. Michelle is also our contact person regarding your dental implant treatment and scheduling. Originally from Arkansas, Michelle moved here in 2000 and loves the Murfreesboro area. Michelle has two sons; Ryan and Matthew. She enjoys spending time outdoors, weekends on the lake and trips to the beach
Melinda is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant who has been working with Dr. Chitwood as his Hygiene and Insurance Coordinator since 2001. She is the main contact person when calling to schedule appointments. Melinda is also the ZOOM whitening expert in our office! She performs some of our in-office ZOOM procedures, as well as assists Dr. Chitwood and Dr. Flipse with emergency walk-ins. Melinda and her husband, Chris, live in Smyrna with their two children, Hailey and Colton. They enjoy spending time outdoors and family trips to the beach!
Nitha is a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant who joined our team in September 2015. She graduated from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in August, 2015. She enjoys spending time with her son, Aston. She also loves to travel and visits the gym on a regular basis.
Donna is a Registered Dental assistant and has been working with Dr. Chitwood for 20 years. She is married to Harold and has two sons, Jon and Matt Parker, who have blessed her with five grandchildren. Donna loves spending time gardening, swimming, and attending her favorite gym for Yoga and Zumba class.
Alison is a Registered Dental Hygienist who joined our team in November of 2006. She has been practicing in the dental field for 17 years. Alison and her husband Clay enjoy spending time with their two children, Halle and Hunter, and their two boxer dogs; Sadie and Brinley. When she is not working, Alison likes to travel, loves to shop and really enjoys time outdoors or attending sporting events with her family.
Jennifer, a Registered Dental Hygienist, joined our team in 2004. She has been working in the dental field for 17 years. Before moving to Tennessee in 2001, she lived and worked in Mississippi. Jennifer loves to spend time traveling with her family. She and her husband, Johnny, have three children: Emily, Trent and Sarah.
Cindy joined our team in July, 2015, as our Implant Coordinator. She is the implant liaison between our many referral doctors. She also serves as Dr. Chitwood's personal assistant and is the contact person for coordinating special events and lectures. Cindy and her husband, Billy, have been married for 27 years. They have two sons, Rob and Matt. She loves spending time at the beach, loves to travel and crochet.