"We strive to provide each of our patients with the best possible dental care in a modern, comfortable, and friendly environment."

-Dr. Otterpohl


We are always welcoming new patients and would love to have you as part of our dental family! Please explore our web site to learn more about us. You can find information about our staff, our office, and the services that we offer. If you have any questions please call, we love hearing from our patients and prospective new patients.

We’ll Provide You With That Winning Smile!

Our Location

5505 Edmondson Pike, Suite 201 | Nashville, TN 37211

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 AM-1:00 PM

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 AM-1:00 PM

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 AM-1:00 PM

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


8:00 AM-1:00 PM

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


By Appointment Only





Meet the Dentist


    Dr. Joe Otterpohl graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1980 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. He has maintained a successful dental practice in Nashville, TN since graduation. Having a keen interest in the cosmetic side of dentistry and restoring patients' teeth and smile to the best possible outcome, he considers facial esthetics a natural progression in his desire to give his patients not only great smiles but also beautiful skin, facial tone and a youthful appearance.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Thank you for making my teeth look so good!"
  • "Feeling so much better thanks to you. You are the best!"
  • "I never thought I'd give a dentist's office five stars, but after one visit, I don't think I'll ever go anywhere else. Thanks for being awesome and helping me through my dental anxiety with fun and laughter!"
  • "I am a big baby about going to the dentist, it's sort of embarrassing. But Dr. Otterpohl and his team take care of me and don't rush me. For years I *never* went back to the same dentist more than once due to having such an awful time. But I've gone to Dr. O since 2008!"
  • "Dr. Otterpohl and the entire staff at this practice are superb. Front and back office are the best. All provide exceptional for an patient care experience and clinical care as well as work with me on my own complicated schedule as I have to reschedule often. The email and text reminders are very helpful. Highly recommend."
  • "I've been a client of Otterpohl Dental for almost 30 years. Dr. O always does great work, and the staff is very pleasant and efficient. Scheduling is easy. Nice facilities. Everything that anyone could ask for. I never hesitate to refer my friends to Dr. O."
  • "I have been coming to Dr. Otterpohl for almost 20 years and everyone In the office is always so polite. Brittany does a great job on my teeth just like Phyllis used to. Dr. Otterpohl is always professional and friendly."
  • "My family and I have been going to Dr. Otterpohl for over 20 years and the level of service we received is always very good. The environment allows for a relaxed and comfortable setting."
  • "Always a great experience. I have seen Dr Otterpohl for over 20 years as well as my entire family and have never had a bad experience. He is the most kind dentist that takes his time with each person. Never in a rush and always does great work."
  • "Everyone is always so friendly and I never have to wait! Dr Otterpohl is great!"

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