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Kellye Rice,
Cosmetic, Laser and Sleep Dentist
Dr. Kellye N. Rice graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1982 with a BA in Biology, and 1986 with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from University of Alabama, Birmingham. She has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since she opened her practice in Cool Springs in 1986.

She is recognized by the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association as being in the Top 10% of the profession for exceeding Continuing Education requirements. She excels in the area of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry but puts the basic health of the mouth first in all her treatment planning for her patients. In 2012 she expanded her emphasis in Laser Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Rice is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only non-profit professional association dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. In February of 2017, Dr. Rice was acknowledged by the AADSM as a member of a special “Qualified” category of dentists who have education and experience above the average to treat certain sleep apnea patients with an Oral Appliance. Dr. Rice helps treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy and NightLase, a non-ablative laser treatment that also produces very good results. AADSM membership provides Dr. Rice with access to educational resource and practice management tools that help her better serve her patients by providing the highest quality of care in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For more information about AADSM, visit

Dr. Rice is also Certified by the Academy of Clinical Technology in the use of the latest applications of the Fotona Light Walker Twin Laser. She received ongoing training in procedures such as SmoothLase, also known as the “inside out facelift,” and sister procedures such as NightLase treatment of the soft palate for the reduction of snoring. These non-ablative, non-cutting treatments are done using topical gel anesthetics only, have no downtime and are tolerated extremely well by patients. To learn more visit procedures.

Dr Rice is married to her husband, Jeff, for almost 34 years, since 1984. They have 3 grown children, Haley, Hunter and Hope, but no grandchildren, yet. She loves theater, music, reading and jewelry making. She also holds close the little known secret that she can play the drums, piano and violin, although the latter must be done when no one else is in the house!!!!!!

Dr Rice is a member of the Otter Creek Congregation and is also very passionate about the non-profit that she has worked with for over 15 years, Morningstar Sanctuary Shelter for Domestic Violence. You can learn more at www.


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  • "I found everyone at this practice to be exceptionally professional, pleasant, and helpful. This level of care is superior, and the staff goes above and beyond."
    KELLY T.
  • "Highly recommend! Did not feel like I was being treated with a "cookie cutter" solution to a dental issue. Greatly appreciated!"
    CINDY R.
  • "Making the decision to go to this practice was a wise move. Everyone is professional and friendly. They are thorough and explain everything to you."
    SAM M.
  • "I always feel at ease when I'm in the dental chair. She makes sure that I am comfortable at all times and that I am not in any pain whatsoever."
    HALEY R.
  • ""Been going their since 2005. She completely reversed my early gum disease and corrected my poorly done old crowns and later helping me on the cosmetic side."
    ROB A.