Dr. Matthew Hart is one of our highly educated and skilled dentists here at Beck Dental Care. He attended Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, TN, and received his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in 2004. Dr. Hart graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 2008.
A year later, Dr. Hart purchased a private dental practice in Columbia, TN. He spent several years working to grow the practice until he ran out of space. It was at this point, in 2015, that Dr. Hart merged his private practice with Beck Dental Care.
Dr. Hart on why he got into dentistry Read Transcript
Well I've always wanted to help people. I grew up, my dad owned his own business, but my mom was a nurse, and so I saw the autonomy that my dad had and running his own business, but also saw my mom interacting with patients and helping people, and I've always had that desire to want to help people. Dentistry gave me that perfect opportunity, to be able to help people and also own my own business.
I went to Rhodes College down in Memphis for my undergrad. I played football the whole time I was at Rhodes. After graduating Rhodes, went to the University of Tennessee in Memphis for Dental School.
Without continuing education, you fall behind. You don't know what the new options are. Continuing education gives us the most up-to-date information and lets us offer our patients the newest technologies and the newest treatments.
To better serve his patients, Dr. Hart has received training in IV sedation, Six Month Smiles, and other areas of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. He has consistently received the ACE Award from the Tennessee Dental Association for completing at least twice the amount of required continuing education.
Most rewarding aspect has been just watching the change it makes in people. Taking someone that hasn't smiled for 20 years because they're embarrassed or ashamed of their teeth, being able to restore them back to a place where they're smiling, and they smile all the time. There's no better feeling than taking someone that wasn't smiling, wouldn't smile, and even seeing tears in their eyes as they look at themselves smile again and just how happy they are.
- Tennessee Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- 6th District Dental Society
- Implant Study Club of Columbia, TN