Larry W. Lafever, D.D.S.
Dr. LaFever was born and raised in Nashville. While finishing dental school in Memphis, he met his wife Leigh Ellen (she was attending Pharmacy school). They married in December 1983 and have two grown children, Lauren (husband Trevor) and Luke. Dr. LaFever and his wife have lived in Mt. Juliet since 1993. During his youth, he loved to do various types of art work, especially sculpting, leather work, and oil painting. He has always had excellent hand dexterity and an eye for color, form and shade. These attributes, as well as a love of science, are the qualities that led him to pursue a career in dentistry. He saw it as a field in which he could be both an artist and a scientist. Other areas of interest include the Bible and Biblical apologetics, science and theology. He enjoys most sports, especially golf.
He began private practice in Hermitage, Tennessee in 1985 after serving in the Navy. In 2009 he opened Providence Dental Care in Mount Juliet. Dr LaFever has completed numerous continuing education hours in various dental treatment modalities, including Orthodontics (Braces), Prosthodontics (Caps, Crowns, Dentures), Periodontics (Gum Treatment), Sedation Dentistry and Implants, and Cosmetic Dentistry. Providence Dental Care staff and he will always continue to increase their knowledge of newer and better ways to help his patients improve and maintain their oral health. Dr. LaFever is a member in good standing of the following dental organizations: American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Society.
Academic and Educational Background:
Middle Tennessee State University, Class of 1978 Double Majors Biology and Chemistry, Mathematics Minor Graduated with a 3.9 GPA.
- Dean's List and Honor Roll every semester
- Sigma Honor Club
- Phi Sigma Beta Honor Society
- Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Class of 1982. Graduated 7th in graduating class of 146. Certificate of Scholarship, academic year of 1980-81. Certificate of Honor entire course of Dentistry
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Richard Doggett Dean and Marguerite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society
United States Navy Lieutenant, Dental Corps Past Memberships Low Country Dental Society - Beauford, S.C.
Memphis Dental Society - Memphis, T.N. Letter of Commendation, Commanding Dental Officer M.C.R.S, Parris Island, S.C.