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5111 Maryland Way Suite 306 Brentwood, TN 37027 View Location



About our practice

Our office is a full-service cosmetic and family dentistry practice. Maryland Farms Family Dentistry believes our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. We strive to make your visit the most pleasant dental experience possible. Our patients are our most important asset, and we take pride in our ability to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients.

Our Doctors:

James N. Burton, D.D.S.

Dr. Burton is a native of Middle Tennessee. Having grown up in Brentwood, he longed to return to this area to practice. He received his education from Lipscomb University and the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis. He has thoroughly enjoyed being able to return to Brentwood to practice as a general dentist.

Dr Burton is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and a Board Member for the Nashville Dental Society. Dr. Burton and his wife, Lauren, have 3 children and are actively involved in the Brentwood community and their church. Dr. Burton serves on several different boards for local non-profit organizations. When asked what he likes most about dentistry, the answer is "the ability to help and serve others." That not only includes helping people through his office, but also through work on international mission trips, and through volunteering at the Interfaith Dental Clinic providing services for the uninsured, low-income working people of the Nashville area.

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Elizabeth Waggener, D.D.S.

Dr. Elizabeth Waggener graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences with her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1995. She operated as a sole practitioner in Somerville, Tennessee from 1995 until 2008. In 2008, Dr. Waggener sold her private practice and relocated to Brentwood, Tennessee with her husband and three daughters. She joined the practice of Maryland Farms Family Dentistry in August 2008. Dr. Waggener has received additional training in the Invisalign Orthodontic Procedure. She feels very blessed to be a part of the Maryland Farms Family Dentistry "family."

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Seth B. Portis, D.M.D.

Dr. Portis is a native of Tennessee. Having graduated from Lipscomb University in 2001, he and his wife Carrie and their three children are very excited about returning to the Nashville area. Dr. Portis received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. While at ULSD, Dr. Portis was selected for the Dean's List for academic achievements six times, and he was selected by the administration to serve on the Admissions Commitee to interview and select potential candidates for ULSD. During his time at ULSD, Dr. Portis gained extensive training and experience with restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, dentures, endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, implant restorations, and oral surgery.

Dr. Portis is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. WHen asked about what area of Dentistry he enjoys most, he says, "I really do enjoy all aspects of cosmetic and family Dentistry. Each patient is unique and I feel blessed to serve the community doing what I love!" Dr. Portis enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, and is very passionate about serving others. He and his family have always been active in their church and community, and they are excited to be a part of the family at Maryland Farms Family Dentistry!

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Maryland Farms Family Dentistry, located in the heart of Brentwood, Tennessee, has continued to serve the Brentwood community since 1987. Our office is a full-service cosmetic and family dentistry practice. You will instantly bond and fall in love with our highly skilled and trained staff. The warm and caring staff members help patients feel welcome, loved, and comfortable, allowing for the most pleasant dental experience possible.

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