McKay's Mill Dental

Meet the Team at McKay's Mill Dental

The professionals at McKay’s Mill Dental are simply the best in the area! Dr. Avrit has the skills and expertise you want for your family, and we treat patients of all ages, including children.

Our wide range of services means you can get the smile of your dreams in one convenient location. Some of our most popular services include cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, dental implants, straightening teeth with orthodontics, and gum disease treatment.

We invite you to call for an appointment if you are looking for a cosmetic or pediatric dentist in Franklin or the greater Nashville, Tennessee area.

Meet Our Dental Team

Our Franklin dental team is here to serve the residents of the greater Nashville area, including Franklin, Brentwood, and Cool Springs. Our comprehensive range of services includes cosmetic dentistry (such as teeth whitening and dental implants), as well as orthodontics, sedation dentistry, children’s dentistry, and more. Please take a few moments and read about the team of dental professionals at our McKay’s Mill Dental office.

Dr. Matt Avrit

Dr. Matt Avrit was born and raised here in Nashville, TN, where he graduated from Goodpasture High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1998.

He worked for General Electric and BASF before returning to school, earning his DMD degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Avrit was accepted into an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program with the United States Air force at David Grant Medical Center, where he received specialized training in advanced dental techniques.

For the next three years, Dr. Avrit was the Deputy Commander of the 42d Dental Flight at Maxwell AFB, AL, earning multiple awards and recognition’s including the 2009 Squadron Officer of the Year. During that time, he was responsible for handling all of the difficult and advanced cases that came through the clinic.

Now more than ever, people of all ages are taking steps to have the healthiest, most beautiful smiles possible. Dr. Avrit is highly trained and extremely experienced in all aspects of general, surgical, and cosmetic dentistry. He is constantly taking high-level continuing education classes given by the top teachers in the dental field.

Dr. Avrit currently resides in Brentwood with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars and working out at his CrossFit gym.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Brenna has been in the dental field since she started with McKay’s Mill Dental in 2009 and loves working here! One of the many reasons she loves her job is her amazing patients and the relationships she’s formed with them over the years.

Brenna is a native of Graham, Washington, and travels there frequently to spend time with her family, including her sweet nieces and nephews. She also has a great love for live music and has traveled to new places to see a concert of a band she enjoys.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is a native of Lynnville, Tennessee and attended Remington College for her dental hygienist training. She has been with McKay’s Mill Dental since 2008.

When she’s not helping our patients, Stephanie enjoys kayaking, hiking, traveling, spending time with her sweet pup, and with friends and family.


Dental Hygienist

Erin is a native of Roy, Utah, and has worked in the dental field since 1998, starting as a dental assistant. She is the recipient of the Weber State University Crest Award for service. Erin recently joined our team in 2021 and enjoys getting to know her patients and educating them on their oral health.

Outside of dentistry, Erin has four kids that are her whole world, and she enjoys spending time supporting them in their school and sports activities.


Dental Assistant

Samantha has been part of McKay’s Mill Dental team since 2015. Her role is to assist Dr. Avrit in all chairside procedures. The best part of the job for Samantha is getting to see her patients enjoy their healthy new smiles.

In her free time, Samantha loves to bake.


Dental Assistant

Vanecia holds an Associate of Science from Nashville State Community College and a Bachelors's degree in biology from Tennesse State University. She additionally attended Kaplan College, where she received her dental assisting degree.

Vanecia worked at McKay’s Mill Dental several years ago, and we are happy to have her back on a full-time basis! The best part of the job for Vanecia is seeing the boost in confidence a patient gets after having their smiles transformed.

A native of Murfreesboro, Vanecia has lived in Nashville since she was seven years old. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, roller skating, and spending time with her two children, dog, and bearded dragon.


Dental Assistant

Jessica’s interest in working in the dental field began when she volunteered at a dental practice and had the chance to learn what role a dental assistant plays. She subsequently attended Dental Staff School for her assistant training.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, Jessica recently started at McKay’s Mill Dental, and we’re excited to have her on our team! She enjoys helping patients achieve excellent oral health and loves when they leave our office with a big, happy smile.

In her spare time, she is a race car driver and enjoys spending time with her father.


Office Manager

Chrishelle joined McKay’s Mill Dental in December 2020, and shortly after, she became our full-time office manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of New Orleans.

As our office manager, Chrishelle speaks to many patients every day and often doesn’t get to meet them in person. It makes her day when she meets someone she’s spoken to and can connect a face to a name.

Chrishelle is a native of New Orlean (Go Saints!) and loves spending time with her husband and kids, especially working on puzzles as a family. In her free time, she also enjoys cooking, reading, working out, and traveling every chance she gets.


Insurance Specialist/Registered Dental Assistant

Katy attended Dental Staff School of Tennessee, where she received her registered dental assistant training. She became a member of McKay’s Mill Dental team in September 2020 and serves a dual role as our dental assistant and insurance specialist.

The best part of the job for Katy is seeing the transformation patients go through from the time they arrive until the time they leave. Many patients arrive feeling nervous, but by the time they leave, they laugh and joke around and walk out with big smiles feeling completely satisfied.

Outside of dentistry, Katy enjoys spending time with her sweet daughter!

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