Meet the Doctors

Dr. Rushing and the Nashville Smile Team take great pride in always being extremely gentle and pain-free.  Our office goes to great lengths to be able to help our most fearful patients find ways to overcome or manage their fears, to become persons happy with their smile and their oral health.

Our office works hard to provide the best service and most current procedures to our patients. We want you to get the best dentistry available, and we want to be sensitive to your special needs. Many of our patients have been here so long they feel like family, but new or returning we consider it a privilege to serve them all.

Kristin Rushing, DDS

Dr. Rushing has enjoyed private practice in the Nashville area since 2006 and has kept up to date on many continuing education courses, ensuring that her patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced care.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a special interest in helping patients improve their smiles’ appearance and function with cosmetic and implant services.


Dr. Rushing attended Middle Tennessee State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology, followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, and the Millennium Study Club. One of her highest honors has been being selected as a finalist in several Toast of Music City Readers Choice Awards for Best Dentist.

Committed to stay on the cutting edge of advancements in dentistry, Dr. Rushing has completed training with the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, comprehensive training with the Midwest Implant Institute, and has completed orthodontic training so she can offer comprehensive general, orthodontic, sedation and implant services to the families of South Nashville.

Dr. Rushing met her husband Lewis Williams while in dental school and has enjoyed wedded bliss since 2006.  Lewis is a practicing attorney in Nashville.  They have two children John and Abby, and two fur babies Duke and Ellie.

Dr. Rushing is a proud supporter of Interfaith Dental Clinic, Crieve Hall Baseball league, the Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp, as well as Operation Gratitude.

Lee Coulter, DDS


Dr. Lee Coulter retired at the end of 2015 after practicing dentistry for over thirty years. He hasn’t let retirement slow him down. Dr. Coulter finally persuaded his wife Cathy to set sail on his long time dream of … well… sailing. They began their adventure on the intercostal waterway trekking all the way to Nova Scotia, before setting sail for the Caribbean. They keep us up to date on their adventures with Lee and Cathy’s Sailing Blog.

Call to schedule your smile evaluation with one of our Doctors today! (615) 455-8775

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