Dr. Meghana Sthanam, DMD
I’m a life-long southerner, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I graduated in 2014 from Vanderbilt University, here in Nashville (Go Dores!), with a degree in Neuroscience and Biological Sciences. I graduated and worked in management consulting, after which I returned to school to receive my Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Furthering a desire to continue and expand my dental education (I’m a life-long learner), I was fortunate to earn the opportunity to complete a residency in General Dentistry Practice at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. I was able to expand my practical knowledge in all aspects of dentistry - from medically complex patient management to sedation, to emergency dental treatment.
I am so excited to join the team at Sullivan Dental Partners as their new dentist. I have enjoyed guiding my patients to an understanding and exploration of their dental needs. It has been most rewarding to experience, along with my patients, the transformations from dental issues and concerns to health and esthetics. My goal is to develop a symbiotic relationship between provider and patient, where we provide a compassionate, proactive clinical environment, nurture independence, and emphasize home care. As a daughter of scientists, I appreciate that oral health cannot be divorced from overall health and I strive to approach my patient care holistically. I very much value the trust that my patients place in my hands and I am honored to be your choice of dentist to guide you through this journey.
I am delighted to return to Nashville, my favorite city, and can’t wait to explore all the changes that have happened since I left. I’m an avid crafter and in my free time I love to knit, embroider (or “paint with thread”), and do pottery. I also love traveling and try to explore this country and world as often as I can. One of my biggest draws to return to Nashville was the live music scene, and I can’t wait to be part of a crowd enjoying music again. I enjoy volunteering for organizations that address homelessness and access to health/dental care. In dental school, I was lucky to spend time in Washington, DC, and Montgomery, AL, personally urging our lawmakers to pass laws that increase patients' access to quality dental care, addressing the opioid crisis, and student loans. One of my most rewarding experiences in my residency was when we dedicated our clinic to serving patients with special needs who so often were unable to find providers that would treat them. I plan on bringing these services and passions with me throughout my career.
I thank Dr. Rick, Dr. Sully, and the entire team at Sullivan Dental Partners for allowing me to serve Brentwood. I hope to see you soon!