Our Office

Our address is 1735 Galleria Blvd., Suite 1073 in Franklin, TN.
Our office is in the Target plaza, down the street from the CoolSprings Galleria.

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Dr. Cummings

Dr. Clayton Cummings was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was raised in southwest Arkansas. He went to Louisiana Tech University and graduated with a BS in Zoology in 1983. He then attended dental school at University of Tennessee, Memphis graduating in 1987. Dr. Cummings and his wife are celebrating 35 of marriage, with two daughters Lauren and Lindsey both of whom are registered nurses.

Dr. Cummings loves dentistry so much so that he was won awards from the state of Tennessee for the most continuing education hours. Learning is a passion and keeping up with technology has been exciting. 

His practice philosophy is based on the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Helping others is what wakes him up every morning. Whether that be helping one patient at a time or helping other doctors and their teams grow. In 2015, he joined a national dental broker team to help retiring doctors match with new doctors. 

He offers all aspects of dentistry spanning from simple crowns and fillings to full mouth restorations. Dr. Cummings favorite patients are senior citizens because they are discerning in what they want and very deserving of quality dental health care.

In his free time, Dr. C likes to do yard work and hike the Warner Park System with his wife Lisa and their rescue dog, Mae. He is also a private pilot and enjoys working out at the YMCA. He has come to realize that being active is key to keeping young at heart. 

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Dr. Erin Tao

Dr. Erin Tao is originally from Lafayette, Indiana, where she completed her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. She went on to The Ohio State College of Dentistry and then furthered her dental education with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Zablocki VAMC in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. She is a member of many professional dental groups including the ADA, TDA, AGD and strives to maintain an active and high-quality continuing education schedule to provide you and your family with the most up-to-date and modern dental care.

Dr. Tao has been supporting her husband by following him as he completed his medical training, but is thankful and excited to make the Greater Nashville area their home. 

Her practice philosophy is simple: educate and motivate. Dr Tao’s priority is to ensure her patients and their families know that our office sees you first as a person and a dental patient second. 

She brings a variety of skills to the office to complement and expand upon Dr. Cummings areas of expertise. She enjoys focusing her care on restorative (fillings, crowns & restoring dental implants), dental surgery (extractions and grafting in preparation for implants), and she also enjoys treatment planning and caring for your children and/or teen’s dental needs. 

In her time out of the office, you will find her exploring Tennessee’s beautiful running trails, crafting at a jewelry or glass blowing art class, agility training with her dogs, or playing a competitive game of racquetball.