Sullivan Dental Partners

Dr. Richard Sullivan, III, DDS

I received my bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from Rhodes College in Memphis. I then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where I graduated in 1988 as salutatorian with honors. 

I’m heavily involved with many types of continuing education, including lectures, meetings, and hands-on demonstrations. Oral healthcare is constantly evolving. The new technologies, along with materials and processes, mean even more comfortable care and strong results for my patients. By staying current with these changes, I ensure my patients have access to the best care possible.

I have received numerous awards during my dental career, and I am a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. I also belong to the following associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry

I love what I do, as it allows me to enhance each patient’s quality of life. Being a general dentist means I form relationships that last for years – and sometimes generations. I’ve practiced long enough that I am now seeing the children of patients who were children when I first became a dentist. 

It’s truly an honor to be chosen by these families to care for their smiles.

As a fourth-generation dentist, the profession is “in my blood.” I have spent my entire life in and around the dental office. I have had the privilege of studying under my father and my grandfather. I have many patients now who have seen my grandfather, my father, me, and now my son as well. We are part of this wonderful community, and I cannot be more grateful to be allowed to care for the smiles of my friends and neighbors.

I’ve lived in Brentwood my whole life. My wife Linda and I were married in 1987, and our son, Richard Sullivan, IV, DDS, is a new member of the practice. Our daughter, Emily Anne Sullivan, is a registered nurse. We have three Pomeranians, too: Tank, Smith, and Wesson.

I’m an avid firearms collector, especially Smith & Wesson and Colts. I also enjoy waterskiing and wake boarding, Iron Tribe Crossfit, and photography

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