Dr. Victor Beck, Jr. was born in Lawrenceburg, TN and grew up in Columbia, TN. He eventually found his way to Columbia State College, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1970. Just three short years later, he received his DDS (doctor of dental surgery degree) from the University of Tennessee.
For the past 40 years, Dr. Beck has been serving the Columbia, TN community through his private dental practice. He has a special interest in helping his patients smile proudly through reconstructive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, but he and our entire team of dentists can serve all your dentistry needs here at Beck Dental Care.
I was born and raised here in Columbia. I graduated high school here, spent two years at our junior college, Columbia State, and then from there went straight to dental school. Went to the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Graduated there after three years and came back to Columbia. I like to say I used to cut their grass and now I fix their teeth, so this has been home for me for a long, long time.
We've had a long time, a long-term commitment to CE, continuing education. In fact, the first continuing education course I took was the day after I graduated dental school. I just felt like I needed to really be on top of things. I've spent a lot of time over the years on restoring teeth, on implants, on sedation, on cosmetics, on orthodontics, just a broad range of subjects. I felt like the patients we have deserve the best and we need to be up to speed on everything. I and my partners and associates, we're really committed to CE and staying abreast of the facts.
Somehow, I always knew I wanted to be in healthcare and when I was a kid, so by age 15, I decided that I wanted to do healthcare. I wanted to do something where I felt like I was helping people, and I looked around our community, there were a couple of dentists, and I kind of shadowed them and checked that out. It looked like the right fit for me.
Dr. Beck has not stopped learning, either. He has dedicated hundreds of hours each year to learning the newest and most effective treatments to help you and your smile. In addition to the many professional and academic awards Dr. Beck has won, he has also given more than 100 presentations at various gatherings and seminars in the dental field.Dr. Beck on the most rewarding part of dentistry Read Transcript
The thing that really hits home with me is, I just really feel good when I see someone get their smile back. It changes their personality, it changes their, it changes their options.
I see people's very personalities change, so when I give them back the smile, or if I can get somebody out of pain, then go home and have a better night and better day tomorrow. It just doesn't get much better than that.
Dr. Beck has been married to his wife, Tricia, for more than 40 years. They have two grown children, Vic III and Adam. In his spare time, Dr. Beck enjoys fishing, gardening, travel, and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren: Lilli, Charlie, John, Wyatt, Jack, Bennett, and Henry.
- Maury County Dental Society
- Sixth District Dental Society
- Tennessee Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology