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Dr. Stephen Poss, DDS, Brentwood, TN

1646 Westgate Circle
Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: (615) 373-1056
Fax: (615) 373-4864
drpossoffice@earthlink.net

Dr. Poss began practicing dentistry over 28 years ago, after graduating from the University of Tennessee Dental School. Post-graduate training has remained a top priority throughout his career, and he's one of only a handful of dentists in the area to graduate from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he received advanced training on the intricacies of occlusion, TMJ, and smile makeovers.

In addition to maintaining a full-time practice inBrentwoodDr. Poss lectures internationally onesthetic dentistry and TMD treatment. A former Clinical Director at the Las Vegas Institute from 1997-2004, Dr. Poss has directed numerous live patient continuums at various teaching institutes. Dr. Poss is currently the Clinical Director at The Center for Exceptional Practices in Cleveland, Ohio, and he is also on the editorial team of the Reality publishing. His articles and newsletters have been published widely.

Technology has always played an integral role in Dr. Poss's private practice, and he's pleased to be an active consultant for several dental manufacturers. He gives his professional opinion on new product development and refinement. He was also one of the select few chosen to open a regional learning center for the enhancement and education of dentists on the latest cosmetic and restorative materials.

In 2004, The Consumers’ Research Council of America recognized Dr. Poss as one of "America’s Top Dentists."

Tuesday
Mar182014

The Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee

The ACSDD, or Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a great organization that has inter-disciplinary actions of different aspects of sleep for continuing education, says Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee.  As a dentist, Dr. Poss says the ACSDD has been especially helpful for him getting into sleep medicine.

Dr. Poss says there's a tremendous amount of information he's gotten and in 2019, he became a diplomate member of the ACSDD.  It has made such an awareness, he says, and by providing great online programs, the ACSDD has allowed him to get to a higher knowledge quickly with sleep medicine.

"Sleep medicine is such a different aspect compared to other areas of dentistry because of the medical aspect with tit and this organization has been very, very helpful in getting me to that level," Dr. Poss says.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Importance of Good Dental Hygiene, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Poss Dental Designs, Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee

Over the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about the advancement of the systemic problems that bad oral hygiene has, says Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee.  There's a lot of health benefits of getting your teeth cleaned, so maintaining good oral hygiene is really critical in your overall health, he says.

For those with gum disease, there's technology now, such as topical antibiotics, lasers to disinfect pockets and a Velascope to look for pre-cancerous areas, Dr. Poss says.  "There's a lot of technology out there to make the whole experience better," he adds.

Dr. Poss says that periodontal disease is so preventable and left untreated, it can be unsightly and painful.  "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," Dr. Poss notes.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

 

Tuesday
Mar182014

Poss Dental Designs, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Brentwood, Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee, says that his practice vision is to provide the highest quality standard of care and meet and exceed patients' expectations, in an atmosphere that's calm and pleasant.

Dr. Poss lectures and teaches all aspects of dentistry, from cosmetics to TMJ to sleep apnea, to dentists all around the world.  He has one dental assistant that's been with him for 10 years and a practice administrator who is very proficient in insurance.

"We make it a total unique experience to make it easy for the patient," Dr. Poss says.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

 

Monday
Mar172014

TMJ Signs and Symptoms, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

There are many signs to watch for when concerned about TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, disorders, says Dr. Stephen Poss, dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs.  People may start noticing their jaw popping, muscle pain, headaches, upper neck pain and trouble eating and chewing because of pain in their muscles and joints.  "It can be quite uncomfortable and life-alerting for some patients," Dr. Poss says.

Dr. Poss uses a computer that connects to muscles in the patient's head, neck and face to help funnel and diagnose, as no two patients are the same.  From there, Dr.Poss can find a more effective way to treat TMJ problems for that patient.

Left untreated, 70% of TMJ disorders can get worse, leading to locked jaws, where patients cannot open or close their jaw from this locked position, says Dr. Poss.

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.

 

Monday
Mar172014

Dental Implants, With Dr. Stephen Poss, Dentist, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Tennessee

For patients considering a bridge or crown, it depends on their situation about which route to go, says Dr. Stephen Poss, of Poss Dental Designs in Brentwood, Tennessee.  If you have bad teeth adjacent to a missing tooth, a bridge would be a good option because the bridge would be cemented in and you'd be done with the procedure.  A lot of times, people will be missing a tooth and the adjacent teeth will be in really good shape, in which case an implant would be an option. An implant would be permanently placed in the bone on top of which a crown can be put. 

It's important to talk with your dentist about this because there's a lot of consideration about where the implant is going to be.  Dr. Poss uses a 3D imaging system that provides them with a surgical guide to know exactly where the implant is going to be placed before the procedure is ever started. 

Dr. Poss has seen the biggest change in dentistry when it comes to patients missing multiple teeth needing dentures.  With the new implant technology, patients can have their dentures snap in to their implants or they can be screwed into the implant so the denture stays in all of the time without worrying about if it's going to come out, providing it with a lot of stability. 

Dr. Stephen Poss, a dentist in Brentwood, Tennessee with Poss Dental Designs, is a leading sleep expert with Sleep Better TV, providing online, on-demand, sleep breathing disorder video content.  Sleep Better TV is a featured network of Sequence Media Group.