(Nashville, Tenn.) – Local dentist, Dr. Dennis J. Wells, has been recognized in the 2004-2005 edition of The Best Dentists in America. Dr. Wells’ nomination was based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which over 9,000 leading dentists throughout the country voted on the abilities of other dentists and their specialties.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by my peers and to be a part of The Best Dentists in America,” said Dr. Wells, founder of Nashville Aesthetic Dentistry – Dennis J. Wells, DDS. “My work and my practice are very important to me and I feel privileged to receive this acknowledgement.”

The Best Dentists in America is published by Woodward/White who have been publishing The Best Lawyers in America for twenty years and founded The Best Doctors in America. Their lists have become the most highly respected and reputable referrals and have been featured in national newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Forbes and The Washington Post.

Dr. Wells knows first hand that creating beautiful, natural smiles can change lives—he starred in two episodes of the national hit TV show Extreme Makeover this season. One of only four dentists nationwide, Dr. Wells was invited by ABC to join the Extreme Makeover professional team and to be featured on the hit TV show. Dr. Wells has also appeared in numerous print and television stories on oral-health and cosmetic dentistry issues.

“It’s amazing to see how having a beautiful, healthy smile that exudes confidence and happiness can affect a person’s life,” said Dr. Wells. “My profession is cosmetic dentistry, but my life’s work is creating smiles that really give people a reason to smile.”

Dr. Wells has committed his professional life to perfecting the art of cosmetic dentistry. He believes that every smile is as unique and individual as the person who owns it, and offers state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and periodontic services. Utilizing the latest in dental technology, Dr. Wells creates smiles that are natural and fitting for each and every individual. Time is spent customizing a plan for each smile using various nuances in colors, contours, and shapes. Focusing on restorative dentistry, Dr. Wells gives special attention to detail and quality with procedures including porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and composite fillings. A beautiful, younger smile can be achieved in just a few short weeks.