Meet Your Dental Team in Brentwood

We invite you to meet your dental team in Brentwood, TN. Our dedicated dentist and staff come with decades of treating smiles. We’ve been in practice here since 1986, and we love seeing patients walk out of our office with beautiful, healthy smiles. Continue reading to get to know us better then call [phone] to schedule your appointment.

Welcome to Cool Springs Laser Dentistry

Our practice combines a compassionate atmosphere with patient-centric treatments that keep your oral health as the top focus. Our advanced technology including digital X-rays, laser treatments, digital scanning, 3-D imaging, and more ensures your care is efficient and thorough. Plus, you’ll enjoy a friendly welcome from our staff when you walk through the door and comforting amenities that make you feel right at home.

Kellye Rice, DMD

FAGD, ABDSM, General Dentist

Dr. Kellye N. Rice graduated from David Lipscomb University in 1982 with a BA in Biology, and in 1986 with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since she opened her practice in Cool Springs in 1986.

Dr. Rice is recognized by the American Dental Association and the Tennessee Dental Association as being in the top 10 percent of the profession for exceeding continuing education requirements. She excels in the areas of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry but puts the basic health of the mouth first in all her treatment planning for her patients. In 2012 she expanded her emphasis on laser dentistry and dental sleep medicine.

To visit a trustworthy dentist in Brentwood, TN, call today at (615) 763-4234 to schedule your appointment.
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Dr. Kellye Rice is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), the only professional nonprofit association dedicated to the practice of dental sleep medicine. In February of 2017, Dr. Rice was acknowledged by the AADSM as a member of a special “qualified” category of dentists who have education and experience above the average to treat certain sleep apnea patients with an oral appliance. Her membership provides access to educational resources and practice management tools that help her serve her patients with the highest quality treatments for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

She is also certified in the use of the latest applications of the Fotona Light Walker Twin Laser. She received ongoing training in procedures such as SmoothLase, also known as the “inside out facelift,” and sister procedures such as NightLase treatment of the soft palate for the reduction of snoring. These non-ablative, non-cutting treatments are done using topical gel anesthetics only, have no downtime, and are tolerated extremely well by patients.

Dr. Rice and her husband, Jeff, have been married since 1984. They have three grown children: Haley, Hunter, and Hope. Dr. Rice loves theater, music, reading, and jewelry making. Most people don’t know that she can play the drums, piano, and violin (although the violin only gets played when no one else is at home!).

A member of the Otter Creek congregation, Dr. Rice is very passionate about the non-profit that she has worked with for over 15 years, Morning Star Sanctuary, a shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Our Amazing Team

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Elaine has been a faithful hygienist at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry for over 21 years. Her periodontal experience is invaluable to Dr. Rice in getting patients to their optimal gum health. She is a New Jersey native, but has raised her three children right here in Middle Tennessee. Her time is now spent taking care of patients and having fun with her grandchildren.
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Registered Dental Hygienist
For over 40 years, Janeane has served in dentistry. She received her degree in dental hygiene from East Tennessee State University and has worked for Dr. Rice since late 2008. She also teaches in Dr. Rice’s Dental Assistant Certification Program, the Dental Assistant School of Nashville, and is most beloved by her students. She has been married to Terry for over 35 years. They married off their only son, Kreg, in January 2018.
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Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator
Kaye has been a valued part of Dr. Rice’s team for over 26 years. In fact, she was the first employee when Dr. Rice opened her practice in 1986, being absent for only 6 years while her family lived in Georgia! Kaye knows how to address patients’ fears and calm their nerves. She is also extremely knowledgeable about dental insurance, payment plans that work well for patients, and how to be a patient advocate. If you need help with your treatment, call Kaye and she can work it out. Kaye has been married to Randy for over 32 years. They live in Franklin and have three sons.
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Registered Dental Assistant
Caitlin is a Registered Dental Assistant who attended Dr. Rice’s dental assistant program, the Dental Assistant School of Nashville, on a gap year while she continued her studies at BYU- Idaho. Caitlin quickly fell in love with dentistry and realized she was exactly where she wanted to be. She is very passionate about her patients and loves taking on new challenges, especially when it comes to guiding patients through clear aligner therapy. Caitlin is a New York native, but has lived in Nashville for the last 6 years. She is fluent in English and Spanish. When she is not working with her patients, she is spending time with her dog Stark, and her family.

Abby Zaffiro

Registered Dental Assistant
Abby is proud to be a part of Dr Rice’s team since graduating from Dr Rice’s Dental Assistant School of Nashville last winter. She loves the dental field and is quickly becoming our digital printing expert! She adores her dog, Guinness!


Registered Dental Assistant
Rekha attended Dr. Rice’s Dental Assistant School of Nashville in 2023 and has happily joined our amazing team to follow her passion of working in dentistry. She is always ready to help her teammates with a smile on her face, whenever she can. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 20 years and together they have 2 daughters and 1 son. When she is not working as a dental assistant, Rekha loves to get creative in the kitchen with her cooking!


Registered Dental Assistant
Makenzie is one of the newest dental assistants here at Dr Rice’s office. She is originally from a small town called Dover Tennessee, where she has lived her whole life. She is looking forward to moving closer to this area now that she is part of such a welcoming team. She also graduated from the Dental Assistant School of Nashville, here at Dr Rice’s office. She has always had a passion for helping people to feel good about themselves in any way possible. Now she gets to do that as a valued part of our dental team! In her free time, she likes to spend time with family, friends and play with her dog, Kylo!


Registered Dental Assistant
Makayla also attended the Dental Assistant School of Nashville. She grew up in Camden, Ohio and moved to Vanleer, TN in October 2023, where she lives with her fiancé. Together, they raise high quality Show Goats and Show Pigs. In her free time, when not caring for patients at the office, she loves to spend time with family, friends and her dog, Diesel. She has always had a passion for helping people feel their absolute best about themselves and is falling right into step with the rest of the team. She looks forward to meeting new people and helping them throughout their journey to get the best possible healthy smile.

No Insurance?

Now you can afford the dental care you and your family need!

Join our CSLD Membership Club to save on preventive care services and get discounts on other treatments. If you have no insurance in Brentwood, TN, you can still get the quality dental care you deserve. Sign up today!