Dr. Terry Spurlin-Moore
Dr. Terry Spurlin dreamed of being a dentist after a heart-to-heart with her father at age six. He asked one day, while she was riding in the back seat of the family car, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A young Terry told him, “I want to be a ballerina!” But, he challenged her saying, “You look like a doctor to me!”
In retrospect, Dr. Spurlin realized that was the exact moment that she thought of becoming a doctor. The support, care and planted seed of becoming one is owed – in large part – to her father. She also owes much of her internal drive to succeed, a constant interest in the healthcare profession and fascination with dentistry, and an overall desire to care for people to her father. As an inquisitive child, Dr. Spurlin realized that the early conversation with her father was the catalyst for her interest in science and laid the groundwork for her future career.
Dr. Spurlin completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a pre-dental concentration. She also had the opportunity to further her studies in history and anthropology at the University of Ghana: Legon, West Africa before coming back to the United States to pursue and complete her degree in dentistry at Meharry Medical College. With the intent to be the best, she also completed her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Her goal is to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles for years of laughter and enjoyment while making all her patients feel like they are guests. Well respected by her peers and community, as a Nashville dentist she is passionate about creating a relaxing and nurturing environment that provides each patient with an individualized experience where they receive exceptional care and dental education. This approach enhances awareness and ability to ensure patients have a relationship with Nashville dentist Dr. Spurlin and her team.
A very positive person, Nashville dentist Dr. Spurlin can always be caught with a smile on her face, especially after making a patient feel healthier and happier about their own smile.
Dental Associations, Awards and Certifications
- Academy of General Dentistry | Nashville Dental Society
- Tennessee Dental Association | Capital City Dental Society
- Top Dentists 2016, featured in Nashville Lifestyles
Dr. Spurlin’s Education & Experience
2011: Implant Maxi course; Georgia Regents University
2010: Ross Nash Institute for Dental Learning
University of Alabama at Birmingham
General Practice Resident, dentistry 2005 – 2006
Meharry Medical College
DDS, dentistry 2001 – 2005
University of Ghana: Legon, West Africa
history, anthropology 1998 – 1998
Michigan State University
BS, anthropology, pre-dental 1994 – 1998
Diane Clark, Front Desk Administrator
Diane is a native Tennessean and hails from Memphis. She moved to Middle TN in the late ’90’s and loves the Nashville area. She has over 20 years of dental experience and truly enjoys getting to know the patients and working with them to ensure that they get the necessary treatment. She has a great appreciation for the dedication to excellence at Music City Dental and is glad to be a part of such a caring, well-trained staff. “I look forward to work each day, since this is my dream job.” When not working, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is grateful for what each day holds.
Lynette Jones, Registered Dental Assistant
Lynette is a native of Fayetteville, NC and has been a registered Dental Assistant for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Carrington College with a certification in dental assisting and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from University of Phoenix. With her experience from the military and other dental practices over the years, she brings a great deal of experience to Music City Dental.
As a part of the Music City team, Lynette takes great pride in addressing her patients’ needs while ensuring that they have a perfect patient experience.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking & exploring new foods, culture, and traveling.
Sherrie Rives, Front Desk Facilitator
Sherry joined our team in 2016. She is a native of Nashville. She has two adult sons and a beautiful granddaughter. Her warm front desk welcome will help make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. Behind her beautiful smile is a woman who is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and attention from our front office. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. When she is not working, traveling is first on her list.
Edgar Ramos, Registered Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Mexico, bilingual and a graduate of Kaplan College-Dental assisting program. I have been assisting since 2015. My favorite part of dentistry is seeing the positive life-changing results that cosmetic dentistry can provide for patients. I am happy to be a part of the Music City Dental family. I love being a part of this great team and creating special bonds with our patients. In my spare time, I love to go for walks, watch movies and enjoy spending time with my loved ones.
Rosylin Davis, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rosylin is a Tennessee native and has been practicing dental hygiene for over twenty years. She enjoys serving the Nashville community at Music City Dental because it is a place of warmth, kindness and respect. Outside of work she spends time with family and friends.