At Fairview Family Dentistry, we are happy to serve our patients and the community in a friendly, comfortable, relaxing, and professional environment. We are a family focused practice, proficient in treating adults, teens, and children. Our services range from preventive and restorative procedures to emergency care and cosmetic dentistry.
It is our mission to provide the highest quality care possible using state of the art technology to give every one of our patients beautiful long lasting results. Our team can help you achieve a healthier smile, through a positive dental experience each and every time you visit our practice. We utilize comprehensive treatment planning and digital technology to diagnose and educate you on your specific needs. We are here to walk you through the process, and answer any questions you may have.
We are always accepting new patients and appreciate your referrals. We look forward to meeting you. Call our friendly staff today to schedule an appointment and become part of the family at Fairview Family Dentistry!
Insurance Plans Accepted
We accept and are in network with most major Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) insurance plans, including:
Aetna Blue Cross Blue Shield
GEHA United Healthcare
Our Office Accepts These Forms of Payment:
American Express Discover
Care Credit - Financing option with interest free and low interest payment plans available
Listed below are some of the services provided by our office which include:
Routine and Deep Cleanings
Night Guards and Sports Guards
Digital X-Rays and Oral Cameras
Clear Braces / Aligners
Our exams include diagnostic x-rays (radiographs), oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation (gingivitis/periodontal disease), examination of tooth decay, evaluation of existing restorations, and a comprehensive treatment plan. We also provide limited exams on short notice as part of our emergency care to treat our patients in a timely fashion.
We offer state of the art digital x-rays that allow for easier, instant image capture. Compared to the already low level of radiation exposure with traditional x-rays, digital x-rays reduce an additional 90 percent. Used in diagnosing tooth decay, bone loss, abscesses, poor tooth and root position, cancerous/non-cancerous tumors, problems inside teeth. Digital Intra Oral cameras also allow for easy patient viewing of tooth decay and tooth fractures in high definition color.
Tooth colored white fillings used to repair decay, cracks, fractures in teeth. Composite fillings are very durable and will last many years. They can also be used to improve appearance of discolored teeth, close spaces between teeth, and protect worn teeth.
Nitrous oxide sedation, or laughing gas, is a safe and effective sedative to help you relax during treatment and make your experience more comfortable.
Tooth colored white crowns, often made of porcelain or zirconia, encase the entire tooth restoring original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings. They are also used to fix fractured teeth, decayed teeth, fractured fillings, teeth with large fillings, and to protect teeth that have been treated with a root canal. Crowns involve two appointments, the first to prepare the tooth and have an impression and temporary crown made; and the second to cement and adjust the final completed crown once it comes back from the lab.
Teeth requiring extraction often have extensive decay rendering the tooth past the point of saving. Extractions are classified into two categories, simple and surgical. This is usually determined during the exam phase, however it can change during treatment due to complexities involved with the root shape or form, amount of remaining tooth, and proximity to other structures in the face/sinuses/mandible.
Dental Hygiene and Cleaning
Cleaning involves the removal of calculus (tartar) which is hardened plaque left on the tooth surface for an extended period of time. Calculus forms above and below the gum line. Plaque is also removed, the sticky invisible film that forms on teeth after every meal. Plaque removal is essential to prevent bacteria and food debris from leading to tooth decay and periodontal disease. Professional polishing also helps to remove staining from everyday foods.
Root canal treatment is required when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. During this procedure, the pulp/nerve, bacteria, and any decay are removed from the tooth and the space is filled with special medicated materials to restore the tooth to full function. This procedure is performed on teeth experiencing severe hot/cold pain, toothache pain, abscessed teeth, and teeth fractured due to trauma. Majority of root canal treatments can be completed in one office visit, cases with extensive infection and swelling may require a second appointment to confirm proper healing.
Night guards and harmful habit appliances are fabricated to combat bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth). They can be fabricated in soft or hard plastic and are custom fit to the shape of each patients teeth.
Fairview Family Dentistry is also a certified carrier of Under Armor mouth guards. UA sport mouth guards can be fabricated in a variety of colors and styles, and can be used in many different sport and physical activities. Ask our staff about how these guards can help protect your teeth and improve athletic performance!
Invisible braces, also known as clear aligner treatment, are a great way to improve the appearance of any smile. Clear aligners can move rotated and tilted teeth, close spaces and gaps, and restore proper function and alignment. They are a great alternative to traditional metal bracket braces.
Removable dental appliances remedy spaces left by missing and/or extracted teeth. Partial dentures attach to remaining teeth and can be made from flexible acrylic that is color matched to existing tooth and gingiva color. The result is a comfortable, esthetic, and well fitting option.
This is a simple non invasive treatment for changing the color of tooth enamel. The most popular method is a home based whitening system with custom designed trays. The trays hold the whitening gel in a position that is safe and prevents soft tissue damage to the gums. Whitening is not permanent and usually requires touch up every several years, more frequently for smokers and coffee/wine/tea drinkers. It can also be used to whiten genetically discolored teeth, improve appearance of fluorosis from childhood and teeth stained from medications.
MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Devin Krekel
Dr. Devin Krekel is the founder and owner dentist at Fairview Family Dentistry. Dr. Krekel, or Dr. K, as his patients call him, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Biology in just three years with Honors distinction. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, a leading clinical university located in Portland, Oregon. He graduated with distinction for successfully completing the top amount of restorative and clinical procedures in his class.
Dr. K has over 10 years of experience treating patients. After practicing previously in nearby Hickman County, he opened Fairview Family Dentistry in 2016. He has since been an active healthcare provider and community member in Williamson, Hickman and Dickson counties. Dr. Krekel and his wife Courtney reside in Fairview with their son William and their daughter Elizabeth. Dr. K is passionate about dentistry and enjoys getting to know his patients and learning their stories. He is an active member of the Tennessee Dental and American Dental Associations. He helps give back to the community by volunteering his time through service with Give Kids A Smile and Mission of Mercy.
Outside of the dental practice, Dr. Krekel enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking and spending time outdoors, golfing, classic cars, and supporting his favorite sports teams.
MEET THE STAFF
Patient Care Specialist
Lynn is our patient care specialist and office manager. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the dental field and has enjoyed helping and building relationships with all of her patients. She started in dentistry as a dental hygienist, completing her training at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, and then transitioned to an office management role. She has a passion for handling all treatment details in a way that helps alleviate the stress for patients and contributes to a positive dental experience. She is always available to help and answer any questions that you may have!
Lynn and her husband Jim live just outside Franklin with their Yellow Labrador Retrievers, Ruby and Frankie. She is the proud godmother of her niece's 4-year-old triplet boys. Lynn enjoys collecting recipes and cooking, reading, and watching football.
Brittany is our Dental Hygienist. She has over 8 years of experience cleaning and maintaining healthy smiles. She loves educating her patients about their oral health and providing them with the best possible care. Brittany stays current in her profession through year long continuing education courses.
Brittany and her husband live in Bon Aqua. They have two children, a 4 year old daughter, and a 2 year old son, and her dog Lady. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and following the Nashville Predators. Go Preds!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla is our dental assistant. She enjoys helping patients maintain their dental health. She stays current with continuing education classes and always makes herself available to our patients. She resides in Hickman county, where she enjoys taking care of her numerous animals on her homestead. She also enjoys spending time on the river and riding her RZR with her boyfriend.
Registered Dental Assistant
7022 City Center Way
Fairview, TN 37062
Bowie Commons Complex next to Publix
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday- Sunday Closed
“I recently had to have my first ever root canal. I was so nervous! The entire staff was so wonderful and calming. Dr. K is great. I couldn't have asked for a better experience”
"I had such a great experience today at Fairview Family Dentistry! I had a tooth break and Dr. K got me in and fixed up quickly. Awesome staff and facility. I have already decided to become a patient there and will highly recommend them to all of my friends and family!"
"I had a broken crown and I needed a new dentist. Went to Dr. K and he took care of me. I was very impressed with the experience, Dr. K takes pride in his work. With a professional and friendly staff and a clean office, It was a no brain-er I chose Dr. K as my new dentist.
"Dear Dr. K and staff,
My mother and I just wanted to drop a quick note of gratitude. Words cannot express how good it feels to smile and have confidence. We just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing gift. Your kindness and skill will definitely keep us coming back. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts."
Valerie G. and Sheila S.