Meet the Orthodontics Team at SmileMaker

Our team of orthodontists professionals and staff enjoy getting to know each patient while creating beautiful smiles in the Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, and Madison Rivergate areas.  We are the best at providing braces and orthodontic treatment care and we love what we do!

You will find that our orthodontic practice, which serves Gallatin, Nashville, Madison, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville, TN is one of the friendliest places in all of middle Tennessee.  We strive to provide the highest standard of care, while treating our patients as though they were our own family.  Dr. Burton collaborates with many other dentists and specialists to provide the best treatment available. Each of our team members brings special skills to your orthodontic experience and each patient in braces benefits from the many years of experience in the office.  

We are truly a team that works together to prove the best care to you  and your family.  Whether you live in Nashville, Goodlettsville, Madison, Gallatin, Hendersonville, TN or one of the surrounding areas, there is no doubt that it is worth the drive to one of the best orthodontists around.

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Dr. Jay Burton is a Tennessee native who grew up a couple of hours outside of Nashville in McKenzie, TN.  He is an orthodontist serving the areas of Madison, Goodlettsville, Nashville and Hendersonville, TN.  

He completed his undergraduate education at Bethel University and earned an MBA from University of Tennessee at Martin, before achieving his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Louisville. While in dental school, Dr. Burton served as class president and conducted dental mission work in Belize and the Philippines.

Dr. Burton subsequently completed his Orthodontic Residency at the prestigious New York University (NYU) in Manhattan, before achieving Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.

Aside from his passion for braces and making healthy smiles, Dr. Burton enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their young daughter Nora Lynn. They have two dogs, Willa and Dylan, plus a cat named Atlas.

He occupies whatever leisure time remains with reading, running, mountain biking, water sports and golf.

SmileMaker Orthodontic Team Members

Stephanie
StephaniePractice Manager
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am the Practice Manager at SmileMaker Orthodontics. As Practice Manager, it is my job to ensure that each patient receives the best treatment from our clinical staff and excellent customer service from our administrative staff. I also want to make sure that our office is fun and that our staff stays active in community events. My family lives in Gallatin and we love our community! If you ever have any suggestions, feel free to contact me! I am always open to new ideas!
Nicole
NicoleLead Clinical Assistant
Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Registered Dental Assistant. I have been working in the dental field for over 5 years and I have loved every minute of it. I live in Gallatin and love working in the Nashville area and at an office that serves the communities of Hendersonville, Madison, and Gallatin. Another thing I love is laughing and making others laugh. Here at SmileMaker Orthodontics we are always laughing with our patients so I can’t wait to laugh with you.
Presley
PresleyGuest Relations Coordinator
My name is Presley and I am the Guest Relations Coordinator. I take pride in providing our patients a relaxed and comfortable environment so they always have a positive orthodontic experience. My favorite part of my job is giving someone confidence in their smile. I love Nashville and that many of our patients are for Hendersonville, Madison and Goodlettsville. We love the many communities we serve.
Karina
KarinaOrthodontic Assistant
Hello. My name is Karina and I am from Argentina. I love helping people smile and treating our patients at SmileMaker Orthodontics. Before moving to Nashville, I went to dental school and completed a general practice residency in Argentina and then a fellowship in orthodontics at New York University. Currently, I am applying to orthodontic programs so that I can become licensed and practice in the United States. I love working in a practice that serves so many communities. Our patients from Hendersonville, Gallatin, Madison, and Goodlettsville are awesome and such wonderful people.
Melissa
MelissaOrthodontic Assistant
Hello! My name is Melissa. You can find me making sure that you are taken care of from the moment you walk in the door, until you are finished with your appointment! I enjoy helping patients with any issues and seeing everyone’s smiling faces! Our office is just a quick drive from Madison, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville, TN.
Jessica
JessicaPatient Treatment Coordinator
My name is Jessica and I am the Treatment Coordinator. I am also a Registered Dental Assistant. It is my focus to make sure our patients have the best experience possible from their first steps into our office until they are finished with their treatment. I love that my job allows me to meet new people and help them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that ultimately changes their lives.