About The Practice

Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry since 1994

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Timothy McNutt Sr, DDS, is a pediatric dentist who is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and a graduate of John Overton High School. He opened McNutt Pediatric Dentistry in 1988. In 1989, he purchased the practice of Dr. Dan Baccus. Dr. McNutt had been a patient of Dr. Baccus since he was ten years old, and at one point when he was 13, he told Dr. Baccus, “I am going to buy your practice someday.” With a love of children and dentistry in his heart, Dr. McNutt made good on that statement years later after completing the levels of education listed below.

Dr. McNutt earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis. Both degrees are with honors. While in dental school, Dr. McNutt received multiple awards, which included the IMHOTEP Society for Outstanding Leadership, the Dean’s Leadership Award, and the American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit. He also served as President of his dental class and served as the President of the Student Government for the College of Dentistry.

Dr. McNutt then completed a pediatric dental specialty residency program at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. UAB had a strong program in treating children, hospital dentistry, and facial growth and development. It is one of the few pediatric programs that also train under the orthodontic department for the treatment of young people with braces. Dr. McNutt served as Chief Resident and graduated with honors. He also was a fellow at the Chauncey Sparks Center for Developmental & Learning Disorders.

Dr. McNutt became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 1994. He has been on staff at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for over 20 years. Dr. McNutt has lectured dental students and residents and has written a book for children to help them prepare for their first dental visit, called Alley Alligator’s Awesome Smile. He enjoys speaking with children’s classes and parent groups to help promote good dental health.

Dr. McNutt also enjoys working and playing outdoors, traveling, as well as being involved in civic, church, and charitable activities.



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Alley Alligator's Awesome Smile

Alley is a young alligator who goes for her first dental checkup before she has a dental "problem." The book attempts to present some of the basic things a child may see or experience in a very positive way. The book also presents terms that are commonly used by a pediatric dentist that are less intimidating to a child. Words such as "tooth counter" or "Mr. Thirsty" are substituted for "dental probe" or "dental suction." Alley Alligator's Awesome Smile attempts to instill a desire in children to be excited to care for their smile at an early age and reduce anxiety for future dental care.

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Young Pediatric Patients

Patients under 24 months are free. McNutt Pediatric Dentistry emphasizes parental education. It’s recommended for children to have their first dental visit six months after the teeth come in.

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McNutt Pediatric Dentistry
3817 Bedford Avenue, Suite 120
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-383-0171
Fax: 615-383-8378

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