Dr. Thomas J. Heeren


After earning his dental degree from the University of Tennessee, Dr. Heeren served as a military dental officer for four years in the U.S. Navy. He completed a general practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center, “The President’s Hospital.” before practicing for more than 4,000 active-duty patients in support of Marine Corps units en route to their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. During his tour with the USMC, Dr. Heeren deployed for eight months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was the sole provider of dental services in the western Iraq area of operations. Upon returning, Dr. Heeren earned his Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontics and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina. During his free time, Dr. Heeren plays the guitar, enjoys live music and a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

Dr. Heeren also offers Sedation Dentistry at our Nashville location helping fearful and anxious patients receive the endodontic care they need without additional stress.