We are very proud of our team here at Heritage Family Dental.
Our entire team is filled with dental health professionals who are here to help you! They will do anything they can to give you a smile of which you can be proud.
Our staff is dedicated to giving our patients the very best care dentistry has to offer. We do this by continuing our education and keeping up with the latest developments.
We believe in giving our patients a comfortable office. We want you to be comfortable talking to anyone on our staff. We are there to answer your questions. It is our goal to give you a friendly and professional atmosphere so you are comfortable coming to your dentist.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today.
Dr. Sagar Shah, DDS
Dr. Shah has been practicing dentistry since 2012. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University, he received his DDS at New York University College of Dentistry. Every since moving back to his hometown of Nashville, he has been able to fulfill his desire to serve the community in many ways. In addition to the general population, Dr. Shah has spent a significant part of his career treating the special needs community. Dr. Shah is absolutely passionate with the vast opportunities his profession allows. His strong sense of curiosity and desire to learn have made him a life-long student within the field, continuously furthering his education to better serve patients. He finds it an honor the multitude of ways a dentist can now offer care outside of the conventional “drill and fill” perception. However, the most exciting and humanizing part of his career is being able to build relationships with the people he encounters.
Dr. Shah is married to his wonderful and caring wife, Sheena, who is also a dentist. He admits that they talk about teeth when they are home, but that it only makes them better dentists. Outside of work, Dr. Shah is an avid reader, traveler, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also recently working on a social media blog called “More than Meets the Eye Nashville”.
Laurie Sparks – Business Manager, Lead Dental Assistant
After having my second child instead of returning to restaurant management I became a server and one day waited on a dentist who offered me a job as a dental assistant. 25 years later I am still enjoying this career and all aspects of it!! About 10 years of this career was working with special needs adults, very awesome individuals! I have also been a dental assisting instructor, another rewarding position to be able to use my years of knowledge to teach those with the same interests. I enjoy getting to know patients and developing relationships with them, not just treating them like a number. This new position will allow me to enjoy both the clinical and business side to dentistry, so excited to be a part of this team!!
In my spare time I enjoy redecorating my old farmhouse I recently purchased, antique shopping and walking. I have 2 grown children, Jeremy & Alyssa. Jeremy is deaf so our family mostly uses sign language and we are all extreme animal lovers!! We also have a deaf dog!
Jaelyn Mead – Business Assistant, Dental Assistant
Jaelyn graduated from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Dental Assisting program in 2014. She worked for two years in oral surgery and one year in general dentistry before making the transition to work the front office. Jaelyn and her husband Nick married in September of 2015, they have a cat Winnie, a puppy Link and are expecting their first child in May of 2018.
“I love people and building relationships. I believe every patient should be treated like family. Without our patients we simply wouldn’t be here.”