Dr. Phillip Kemp, DDS, AAACD, has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the Nashville area for over 30 years – opening his private practice in 1988 – with the goal to provide quality dentistry to his patients. His passion for dentistry flows from a heart that loves to help others look and feel their best so they can go and impact the world.
He serves as the President on the Board of Dentistry for the State of Tennessee and developed Hope Restore—an elective teaching program at UT Memphis where students learn cosmetic dentistry, advanced dental techniques, and practice management skills. He introduced this same program to Meharry where he works with students serving the underserved. Under these programs, students serve those in need while gaining much needed experience in the practice of dentistry.
Dr. Kemp is the founder of Hope Smiles, a nonprofit dental organization that provides care for people in underserved areas in the US, Uganda, China and Haiti. These services are made possible through generous community and private financial support, donated materials and volunteer dental professionals.
Hope Smiles has organized many dental serve trips to China, Uganda, Haiti, and local and rural areas throughout Tennessee, Texas, and Washington D.C. In China, Uganda and Haiti, most of the care occurs in orphanages and care centers for very poor and underserved.
A native Middle Tennessean, Dr. Kemp lives in Brentwood with his wife of over 35 years, Rhonda, and their four children – Tyler, Nolan, Peyton and Macy Li. He loves hunting, coaching, photography, and spending time with his family.
Joining the family business alongside his father, Dr. Nolan Kemp, DDS, is passionate about continuing his father’s legacy of providing exceptional care so his patients can look and feel their best.
Dr. Nolan Kemp, attended the University of Tennessee and went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
In the summer of 2018, Dr. Nolan participated on a dental outreach team with the Hope Smiles partners in Uganda. It was there that he and his wife, along with a group of close friends, experienced what quality care in remote, underserved communities can do for a person’s life. Dr. Nolan brings the same approach of quality, compassionate dental care to every person he sees, whether serving in a remote village in Uganda or right here at home in Tennessee.
When Dr. Nolan is not doing what he loves at work, he enjoys playing golf. However, his favorite thing to do is to simply spend time with his wife Caroline, and son Elijah. You can find them hiking, camping, and enjoying the outdoors. They love living here in middle Tennessee, but also enjoy getting away to Colorado a couple of times a year for skiing or backpacking.
We treat each patient with a personalized plan. Whether it’s a routine exam, cleaning, or something a bit more serious, we are grateful that you’ve chosen us to be a part of the process.
We strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology and education in our industry, pushing ourselves to get better in order to provide the best care possible to our patients.
Dr. Phillip Kemp has been practicing family and cosmetic dentistry in the Nashville area for over 30 years. Kemp Dental works to provide a professional and skilled staff.
LOVE FROM OUR PATIENTS
My family and I have been coming to Kemp Dental for the past 15 years. Their truly exceptional service has never wavered!
We are passionate about continuing a legacy of providing exceptional care, improving for the sake of you, our patient and friend.
We strive to stay on the cutting edge of technology and education in our industry, pushing ourselves to get better in order to provide you with our personal and professional best.
Our non-profit, Hope Smiles empowers communities in Uganda and Tennessee who are without the available dental services or means to get adequate care by training professionals as well as providing emergency care.
Dr. Kemp is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, instructor at Meharry Medical College of Dentistry, and one of only eight AACD accredited dentists in Tennessee.