Patient Information

The staff at Belle Meade Smile Center is committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable environment where patients can relax and feel at ease. Here you will find information on what to expect during your first appointment along with links to patient forms and paperwork.

Contact Us

We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment. Call Belle Meade Smile Center at 615-994-6008 or stop by our office.
4515 Harding Pike #312
Nashville, TN 37205

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New Patient Information


  • ​As your dental care team, Belle Meade Smile Center promises to make every dental visit a pleasant experience and to exceed your expectations of what it means to visit the dentist.
  • We know that everyone has a unique smile and unique dental health needs. You can expect us to be honest and open about your treatment plan and to act with your best health in mind.
  • Making sound decisions about your dental care and oral health is an easy thing to do with the right preparation beforehand.
  • Make a list of questions to ask our office so you don’t forget anything on the day of your appointment.
  • This list should include any concerns you have about your oral health and any oral problems you’ve been experiencing.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow us time to answer any questions you may have and to complete your patient registration information so we can stay on schedule with your appointment.

  • ​Financial Arrangements


  • We accept many forms of payment including cash, check or money order.
  • We also accept most major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. ​
  • Financing arrangements are available through CareCredit.

  • Insurance


  • Our goal at Belle Meade Smile Center is to provide the very highest quality dental care available at the most reasonable rate.
  • Commercial insurance is often based on minimal levels of traditional treatments and will typically under-reimburse patients for the more modern, effective treatments.
  • At Belle Meade Smile Center, we work with many insurance carriers.
  • As a courtesy, our efficient office personnel will help you with billing your insurance provider for eligible treatments and assist you in obtaining reimbursement.
  • We ask that you pay all estimated co-payments and deductibles for treatment at the time service is provided.
  • Our estimates are subject to final approval by your insurance company which means the amount we calculate as due is subject to change.
  • We strive to provide an accurate estimate of fees and insurance coverage before beginning treatment.
  • However, due to variances and complexities of insurance contracts, we cannot guarantee when or how much your insurance will pay.
  • Please remember that your account is your financial responsibility.
  • You will owe any portion of the costs that your insurance does not pay.
  • ​To see if we work with your insurance carrier or dental plan, please call our office at (615) 994-6008 for assistance.

  • Payment Methods – Check or Cash Accepted

    Welcome to
    Belle Meade Smile Center

    Making An Appointment

    Making an Appointment

    It is easy to make an appointment for your initial examination and dental treatments with Belle Meade Smile Center. Simply call 615-994-6008 and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you. If you schedule an appointment and something comes up, please call and cancel 24 hours in advance so that we can accommodate other patient requests.

    Your Visit to Belle Meade Smile Center

    What to Expect

    Walk into our lobby where you will be greeted by our friendly staff. We will provide you with new patient paperwork that includes a health questionnaire, request for your insurance information and contact information. We will also provide you with information to familiarize you with our office and how we handle things like patient privacy.

    Initial Examination

    Initial Examination

    Your initial dental exam will take around one hour. The expert staff at Belle Meade Smile Center will ask you questions, get to know your oral hygiene routine, and listen to your health concerns. We believe in educating patients and empowering them to make good choices to improve their oral health. We will demonstrate how to properly care for your teeth and make additional suggestions as needed. Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth then Dr. Phillip Shipp will complete your examination and make recommendations for proposed dental treatments.

    Pain Concerns

    Pain Concerns

    We work to ensure our patients feel comfortable, and that includes minimizing their pain as much as possible. If you are undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Phillip Shipp will meet with you to discuss your pain tolerance and create a plan for pain management. Working together, we will treat your dental health problems in a way that minimizes pain and enables you to get back to your life faster.

    Dental Insurance

    Dental Insurance

    We accept a variety of insurance providers and endeavor to accommodate our patients' request. Please call our office at 615-994-6008 to see if we are currently working with your insurance provider.

    Our pricing structure is designed to ensure that patients are able to receive the high quality dental care they deserve. If your dental insurance will not cover all of your dental treatments, we will work with you to identify a payment solution. We are health care professionals first and will work with you to make sure you receive the treatment you need.

    Financial Policy

    Financial Policy

    Belle Meade Smile Center provides high quality dental care to families throughout the Nashville area. We understand that every dental patient has different financial needs. We will work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need, with or without insurance. Call our office to ask about our different payment options that may include cash, check, financing, and credit cards. We provide budget friendly dental care so call today and learn how Belle Meade Smile Center is the solution to all of your oral health needs.