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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Acclaimed Nashville Dentist


Dr. Jake Bateman was born and raised in East TN. After high school he received a full scholarship to compete for The Ohio State University Men’s Gymnastics team. Leaving Columbus as a Big Ten Rookie of the Year, 2 time All-American, and a 2 time Team Captain, Dr. Bateman moved to Colorado following college to continue training at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. A year later, he began his next career at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

While at UT College of Dentistry, Jake received several scholarships and awards for his academic and clinical performance. During his senior campaign, he received the Restorative Dentistry Award for Excellence, Fixed Prosthodontics “Best of the Best” Award, and The Academy of General Dentistry Outstanding Performance Award. Dr. Bateman was the first UT Dentistry student in 5 years to receive the “Jack Wells Excellence in Dentistry” Award.

He is immediate past President of The First District Dental Society. He has also served as New Dentist Chair for the Tennessee Dental Association (1st district) and Program Chair for the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He holds standing membership with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He has received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which only is held by 6% of Dentists in the US. Dr. Bateman has also been invited into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the International College of Dentists (ICD). In 2023, Dr. Bateman was awarded the Fellowship Award for his service and contribution to the profession: the highest honor given by the Tennessee Dental Association. Furthermore, he was a standing member of the Spear Study Club, visiting the Campus in Scottsdale, AZ regularly for education. On a yearly basis, Dr. Bateman accumulates more than 100 hours of Continuing Education yearly. His passion for aesthetic dentistry and clinical excellence led him to join forces with Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Bateman enjoys spending time with his two daughters (Ayres and Lottie) and with his wife, Laurel, and English Bulldog (Bess). They are awaiting the birth of their 3rd child in January 2024.

Professional Associations

President of First District Dental Society

Program Chair Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

First District Representative for New Dentist Association

American Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry Fellow

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Spear Study Club

Personal Honors and Awards

• Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry

• Pierre Fauchard Academy

• International College of Dentists

• Tennessee Dental Association Fellowship Award Winner

• Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Service award

• Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award

• Academy of Operative Dentistry Award for Clinical Excellence

• Whip-Mix “Best of The Best” Excellence in Prosthodontics Award

• Jack E. Wells Professional Achievement Award

• Dr. John T Camp Scholarship

• Dr. Harold Cloogman Scholarship

• Dr. W.C. Lady Scholarship

• UT Advanced Prosthodontic Program

• NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship

• National Society of Collegiate Scholars member

• 3x OSU Health Sciences Scholars

• 3x College Gymnastics Association First Team All-American

• 3x Big Ten Conference First Team Academic All-Big Ten

• ESPN CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-America

Schedule an Appointment with Nashville Dentist Dr. Bateman Today!

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bateman, give us a call today! This Nashville dentist is ready to meet with you and help you achieve your smile goals here in Tennessee!

Email: jbateman@drdenniswell.som