J. Daron Clark, D.M.D.
Dr. Clark received his DMD from the University of Mississippi in 2007, and has a general dental practice in downtown Nashville with a special interest in TMD, craniofacial pain, and sleep medicine, and aesthetics.
Through his Fellowship with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and his subsequent coursework with other advanced institutes Dr. Clark has completed over 400 hours of post doctorate education in advanced TMD, craniofacial pain, dental orthopedics, and sleep medicine. His education has allowed him provide his patients with conservative therapies to reduce pain and disease and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Although many dental providers are capable of treating the teeth, Dr. Clark’s unique background and education allows him to more effectively diagnose, treat, and manage the entire head and neck system. Although this expertise shines through in his treatment of total rehabilitation for chronic pain patients, it is also evident in his ability to conservatively treat simple dental conditions like lingering tooth sensitivity, broken teeth, and chronic infection or decay. His passion for conservative dentistry has lead him to advanced education courses in tooth preparation and bonding protocols which allow him to treat tooth decay more conservatively, saving tooth structure and increasing the lifespan of his patient’s natural dentition. In addition to treating acute problems, his philosophy of care includes helping patients discover the underlying conditions that are contributing to their frequent or long-standing health conditions.
Dr. Clark believes that the key to success in achieving the best results for his patients lies in a holistic approach to healthcare. He works to break down barriers between different specialties in medicine to ensure his patients receive the best care available for treating complex medical and dental conditions. Dr. Clark believes in a comprehensive total body health approach to dental care and a team-based approach to patient care in which all healthcare providers communicate openly and effectively to provide the patient with the best overall experience.
Dr. Clark grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Mississippi College where he played for the Men’s Soccer Team. During his time as a college athlete, Dr. Clark received All-Conference Honorable Mention 4 years in a row, spent two years a team captain, and was voted MVP his senior year.
Dr. Clark is a avid cyclist, runner, and soccer player. With his focus on health and community, he is honored to be the Official Dentist of the Nashville Soccer Club, and finds a great amount of satisfaction in helping athletes unlock their maximum potential through dental orthopedics.