At ProHealth we work hard to be sure we are convenient and affordable. One way we are convenient is by having a dental clinic in the same building with our medical, lifestyle and pharmacy services. In the fall of 2013 Dr. Ray White, CEO of ProHealth wanted to add a dental clinic. He asked Dr. Felix Lawrence to set up dental clinic in the Franklin office. He agreed and we would like to share a little information and history about Dr. Lawrence.
Dr. Lawrence is our dentist. He has provided many years of service in dentistry. He started immediately following completion of dental school when he accepted advanced training as an intern at MeHarry Medical College, School of Dentistry (Hubbard Hospital) in Nashville, Tennessee. During his training he was instrumental in setting up protocol for saving the teeth of children who lost them during injury on school playgrounds.
Since then he has completed graduate training in dentistry and served as director for three major graduate training programs. Dr. Lawrence also serves as a missionary. In 1980 he, along with nine other missionaries went to Haiti and set up a dental clinic that served the Haitian population. Additionally he has travelled to Jamaica as a missionary and also set up a dental clinic there for the Jamaicans.
When asked what he enjoyed most about his work he stated, “Helping others. That is my mission.”
Today our clinic is in full operation and has a staff of three thanks to the dedication of Dr. Lawrence. The services provided are emergency dental services, oral prophylaxis (cleaning), fillings and extraction of teeth. Education for proper care is also offered. An arrangement has been made for patients who need additional services to be referred to a collaborating dentist.
More about the rest of the team:
Diana is a Registered Dental Assistant she received her Dental Assistant education from Remington College in Nashville. Diana joined ProHealth Dental Clinic in August 2015. Diana has her certification in Nitrous Oxide monitoring, CPR/BLS, Sealant Placement, Coronal Polishing, and Radiology. Diana continues her education each year by attending CE courses. Her favorite phrase is “Dental is Life.”
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, TN. Mother of two boys she keeps busy in sports. She has a passion for traveling, art, music, and of course dentistry.
Vitaliy Ogorodnik, RDH BS
Vitaliy graduated with the Bachelors degree of Applied Science earning his license to practice dental hygiene. Vitaliy is also certified in the administration of local anesthetic. His goal is to allow patients to take ownership in their oral health by providing an honest assessment of their dental needs. He brings confidence and understanding of dental health to best meet your needs.
When not at work Vitaliy spends time traveling, playing with his son Caleb, and enjoys avidly supporting the Nashville Predators.