For Dr. Will, dentistry runs in the family! His sister is a dentist, his parent’s met in dental school, and his grandfather was also a dentist. Although he explored other career paths, Dr. Will always came back to dentistry because he loves that dental work gives him the ability to help people while working with his hands. As an active, adventurous person, Dr. Will felt that he needed to have freedom and flexibility with his work, and owning his own practice fit the bill perfectly.
Dr. Will attended University of Miami for his undergraduate work before graduating from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014. He went on to complete his surgical and sedation residency at The Foundry AEGD in 2015. After completing his education, he was eager to get started in the field and began working at his father’s practice. When the time came, Dr. Will was honored to take over the practice as his own.
When he is not helping people reach the peak of dental health, Dr. Will can be found reaching the peaks of mountains. He loves getting outside and exploring in nature; He has climbed Mt. Rainier in Washington, Mt. Elbrus in Russia, Mt. McKinley in Alaska, and numerous volcanoes in Ecuador. He even plans to climb Everest one day soon!
Dr. Hayden, a Nashville native, attended Lipscomb University before going on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. With a special interest in dental implants and IV sedation, he completed the Foundry Dental Center residency program in Birmingham, AL earning his Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Hayden ensures his patients feel safe, comfortable, and cared for while providing exceptional and life changing dental care. On the weekends, he enjoys playing golf, watching sports and drinking coffee with his wife, Noni and their dog, Jax.
Dr. Riggs was born and raised in Indiana, but is happy to call Tennessee home. With an extensive educational background and comprehensive practical experience, Dr. Riggs is a valuable part of the team here at the Burkitt Center. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology and his D.D.S. from Indiana University, he went on to continue his education at the University of Texas. Dr. Riggs then completed his general surgery internship and a residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Medical Center. Now, Dr, Riggs is proud to serve our community by offering comfortable, transformative dental care.
Dr. Riggs is a fellow on the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is a member of the Hines Academy and the Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. You can rest assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Riggs. In his free time, Dr. Riggs enjoys spending time at home doing yard work and playing with his dogs. (He even recently won lawn of the month!)
We are a modern office and we utilize the latest dental technology to ensure efficient appointments and the best possible outcomes for your health. By implementing digital dentistry, we are able to provide our patients with safe, comfortable care. We take a proactive approach to dentistry to help you avoid issues before they arise. When treatment for an issue is necessary, we will work closely with you to develop an individualized, custom plan to make sure your unique needs are met. One size does not fit all when it comes to dentistry, and by addressing each patient’s distinct needs, we are able to accommodate any case with ease and precision.