See What Our Patients Are Saying!

I Love Providence Dental care. I switched to them about 2 years ago and have had only good experiences. They offer a wide variety of other services but they are not pushy at all about signing up for anything extra if you don't want it. They also preformed on me my very first root canal, and while I can not say it was totally pain free, it was nowhere near as bad as what I had been told to expect. They best part of the visits to me is that each chair has a Comcast TV screen that pulls right down to about 24 inches over your face and they will give you the remote to watch anything you like while they are working on you or cleaning your teeth. The TV's even have "On Demand", so you can catch up on some shows that you are behind on. Great staff, and beautiful facility. You will be pleased with your visit.
Tony Kohanski
"We have received wonderful care from Providence Dental - Dr. Gunnels and Heather are so good that I started bringing my ten year old son to see them, and they are great with him too. Very clean office as well."
Gina Pulliam
"I have been a patient with Providence Dental Care for over ten years. The staff are amazing and I adore my dentist Dr. Larry Lafever. They are so professional, kind and caring. BEST ALL AROUND!!!"
"The level of professionalism and quality care Dr. LaFever and his staff provide are the best there is. My family now has 3 generations under the watchful care of this fantastic team of pros. Keep up the great work folks and thanks for your care."
Will Sellers
"I love Dr Gunnels. He is very caring, and always concerned about his patients."
"I have never liked a dentist since I was a child, had bad experiences. To make a long story short it was about 10 years since I had gone to a dentist and I asked around to try and find one that other people would boast about. That is when I heard about Dr. Gunnels and his staff. Now I go religiously! They are the sweetest and most compassionate people there are and really make you comfortable. Wouldn't go anywhere else. My whole family now goes there and they all love them all. "
"Nowadays it's hard to find a good dentist and staff but Providence Dental is a rare find. They are an excellent facility with a great staff! Plus, they care about customer service! I can't brag on them enough!"
Heather Fisher
"Dr. LaFever and all of the staff at Providence Dental Care are exceptionally professional and very caring about their patients. I would highly recommend them."
"I visited Dr. LaFever office a little apprehensive about replacing a very old crown. He and his assistant put me at ease and I felt no pain other than a tiny prick during the numbing process. Dr. LaFever also took care of some additional decay upon removing the old crown. A very professional and pleasant experience."
Lee Johnson
"What a pleasant office. All the staff are very considerate and helpful. I actually enjoy my visits."
"Always a relaxed, pleasant experience with state of the art facilities and informed advice and skilled service. "
Jim Beaskey
"Dr Gunnel and his staff are the best!Just go in for a consult and I promise you will not want to go anywhere else. "
Wendy D'Angelo
"I love Dr. LaFever and all the staff at Providence Dental Care! They are patient, caring, and thorough. I feel right a home when I am there. I'm so glad to finally have a dentist I trust and enjoy seeing!"
Kathy Tack
" Dr. LaFever is kind and gentle through every procedure. Everything is explained in detail. Patsy and Jill make each visit complete with smiles and hugs."
Donna Moore
"Dr. LeFever is the only dentist for me and my family, he's the best!"
"Our dentist for the past seven years and we are very pleased with all aspects of their service. Great doctor and great assistants. Never had any issues and our teeth are in good shape thanks to Dr. LaFever"
Jan Peer
"Dr LeFever is a great dentist. I always feel very comfortable and secure that he will do what needs to be done and I can trust what he tells me. "
RoseMaria Davis
"Other dentists have had issues numbing me prior to my dental work, this has not been the case with Dr. Gunnels. He and his staff are always very professional and friendly. I can't imagine myself going anywhere else now."
Ed Gonyea
"I have been going to Dr. Lafever since before my kids were born and they are now 25, 20, and 18. They are like family. I wouldn't go to anyone else. "
deborah Poirier
"A totally delightful experience! The staff is so friendly and it is obvious they love working there!
The service/treatment is professional, thorough, gentle (as pain free as possible) , and explanations with options very helpful in making informed decisions. I highly recommend Dr. Larry LaFever and his staff!"
"Did you ever break a front tooth on a Saturday, being new to Nashville, and not have a dentist? Well in 1987 this happened to me. I looked through the yellow pages and found Dr.Lafever's name, which by the way was about the only one with office hours on Saturday. The receptionist told me to come in at 1:30PM. I was treated with respect,great care,and his work is done to perfection . So for 28 years Dr. Lafever and staff are like family. It makes the doctor and me seem old .No offense doctor. I don't know what I would do without him. "
Fran Fornof
"My entire family loves Dr. LaFever and his staff. He is gentle and caring and listens to any concerns we might have. He has the best hygienist too. Beth is so friendly and funny. My 7 year old twin grandkids love both her and Dr. LaFever and have no fear. "
Georgia Sellers
"Excellent care! Very clean office. Have finally found the dentist office where I will remain as long as I live in the area!!"
Denise Swanson
"I have only great things to say about Dr Gunnels and his assistants. I have been gone for about 6 years due to change in insurance, and am
am very happy to be back. I have always had a good experience with Dr Gunnels and hope to continue as his patient for many years to come "
Fay Wallage
"Professional and caring treatment. Got me in quickly even though I was a new patient. Solved my problem and I am feeling great. Thank You!!!"
Keith Glaser
"This past December I broke a tooth on a Thursday night, thankfully it had a filling Dr. LaFever had put in years earlier. It held in place, and I had called his emergency number on Friday. He responded quickly and I said it could wait until Monday. He worked me in on a time frame I had, and I was done quickly. Just last week I had my semi annual cleaning. The crown I received in December is in great condition. I have been his patient for over 21 years now, and will hopefully continue with him to his retirement."
Dave Wallace
"From someone who has always been less than enthusiastic about a visit to the Dentist, I can sing the praises of the staff at Providence Dental. Heather is wonderful, always get a Patsy hug, and Beth never fails to give me a cheery hello. Dr. LaFever is such a gentle Dentist that I never mind that visit anymore. The whole staff is welcoming and comforting considering going to the Dentist could be quite unnerving. Love them and would wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone."
Mary Probst
"I have been a patient at Providence Dental Care long before they were in Providence. Dr. Larry LaFever and his staff are like family to me. I know if I ever have dental need or emergency they are there for me. I have the utmost respect and confidence in their abilities as dental professionals. May God bless this office and staff.??"
Gayle Wemyss
"Dr. LaFever and his staff are kind and knowledgeable. They have made each of my family members feel comfortable. They are mindful of our individual needs."
"Dr.Lefevre is the best Dentist in Tn. & Ga. I drive 573 miles to have my dental work done by him. He is Honest, professional, and most of all, a man and a Dr. I respect. I'll put my word and reputation on the line for him. He's that good. Just make an appointment and you will never visit another Dentist. I promise. 416"
Billy R. Short sr
"I have received exceptional oral care at Providence. Dr. LaFever really cares about the patients and their dental needs. Everyone there is amazing! But I have to say Beth and Patsy are AWESOME! "
Wayne Chandler
"The whole staff is so kind and friendly. It is a very pleasant experience and I would HIGHLY recommend Providence Dental Care to everyone."
Connie Armstrong
"The best dental experience of my life! They really go beyond to make things comfortable. It has meant so much to our family that our little son looks forward to his time at the dentist too. From the comfortable and entertaining waiting room (toys!) to the flat screen tv's at each chair and kind dental professionals...starting out on the right foot for dental health just got a lot easier. Thank you!"
Julie K
"Dr. Gunnels has been my dentist for about 4 years now. I am very pleased with him and his staff."
Betty Jo Shanks
"The entire staff are courteous and friendly. Specifically Heather and Dr Gunnels are great! I never feel like just another patient and they are always on time and quick but I never feel rushed"
"I moved to Tennessee a year ago and was very concerned about finding a new dentist that I had as much confidence in as the dentist of 30 years that I left behind in Georgia. Dr LeFever has more that filled his shoes and I am so thankful to have found him."
RoseMaria Davis
"I have been with Providence Dental Care for a long time and I have not found any nicer doctor or staff. "
Don Tyree
"Office staff was very friendly and office was very clean. Dr. Gunnels was extremely nice and personable. Dental hygienist was gentle and thorough in cleaning!"
"Providence Dental has met all of our expectations over the past five years. The dentists are both exceptional doctors who treat their patients with skill and compassion. The support staff is very professional and go above and beyond the norm to accommodate the needs of patients. We have, and will continue to, recommend Providence Dental to our friends and neighbors."
"Dr. Gunnels is so professional, caring and considerate. I would tell anyone who is undecided about their dentist, to go see Dr. Josh Gunnels! "
Karen Lowe
"I believe in taking care of my teeth but I have had some awful experiences at other dentist offices. Dr. Lafever and his staff made sure I was comfortable and was in no pain. I had to get 1 crown and a feeling and I didn't feel anything. I have 3 other crowns and tons of feelings that were not done by Dr. Lafever and they hurt worst after I got them done. I have told so many people about my experience. My daughter and husband are patients as well!! "
Mary Watson
"I have been a patient of Dr. LaFever's for nearly 20 years. It always been a pleasure to have any dental procedures done by him or any of his staff. I am treated like family every time I visit the office and I really appreciate that type of service that goes above and beyond what you expect. Providence Dental has a fantastic team and my family and I will be back."
Will Sellers
"Have been a patient of Dr LaFever for over 15 years. He and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, and always kind. I trust my teeth to no one else."
Judy Bullman
"My first trip to your office was very pleasant----short waiting time,thorough cleaning and x-rays. I find the pricing very reasonable as well.
Thank you for your high standards and welcoming atmosphere."
Ann Jones
"I love Providence Dental Care! They really listen to you, and do everything possible to make you comfortable. Everyone you meet, from the front desk to check out, is friendly and professional. Dr. Gunnels is amazing, and goes above and beyond to make sure you are okay. I would recommend Providence Dental to anyone!"
Tasha Keller
"The best dental office I have ever used. The staff is knowledgeable, efficient and extremely pleasant; as is Dr LaFever. I cannot imagine going anywhere else."
Karen Hardin
"If every dental office were like this one, most people would actually GO to the dentist! :) Beautiful place, amazing staff, awesome experience!! Highly recommend!!"
"Very polite yet professional as well. Would recommend them to anyone."
Julia Hamblen
"Now that I've been Dr. Gunnels' patient a little longer, I'm even happier that I found Providence Dental! Honestly, I've seen a few dentists & doctors in my life & this place is seriously the best! Dr. Gunnels is so caring & considerate, just an incredible human being with a compassionate heart. He genuinely cares & wants you comfortable & pain-free. The entire staff is fantastic, just as kind and caring as Dr. Gunnels. The best assistants ever! (Rachel & Stephanie have both taken care of me & are awesome) Heather J is the best hygienist with a special quality that calms nerves, so caring! In the business office, Katie is a sweetheart & so helpful. Love the entire place & everyone I've dealt with at Providence Dental. I've found my dental home, finally."
Donna Keen
"From a person who was in dentistry 35 years I can honestly say that this practice offers a great service. I am very comfortable there and will continue to spread the word!"
Karen Thompson
"I broke a crown and Dr LaFever was not my doctor yet, I was going to make a cleaning appointment from a referral of my sister, but then I broke a front crowned tooth. I call the morning after it happened and I was treated like I had been going there for ever. They got me in that morning even they had other patients. It was so professional, but also so personable. I am so glad my sister referred me, and anyone who is leery or has had a bad dental experience I would for sure give Dr LaFever and his staff a try. "
"Before reading my review, you should know a few things about me: I am terrified of dentists, I was not blessed with great whatever genes determine tooth development so I've endured numerous and very extensive oral surgeries and I am terrified of dentists. Did I mention I am SO terrified of dentists that I've gotten my teeth cleaned every six months for the last 20 years just to make sure nothing worse happens and I spend more time brushing my teeth than most people do brushing their hair? I've been to dentists in 2 different states, countless cities and towns all in an effort to find the ideal dentist with excellent skills, a terrific and caring chair side manner and, quite frankly, one who wouldn't laugh at my heart racing, teeth chattering fear. After moving to Mt Juliet in late 2007 I finally found my dental "dream team" with Dr. Josh Gunnels and Heather! They put me at ease from the very beginning with their kind and caring manner yet without being condescending. Their skills are such that I can truly state my dental health is the best its ever been. When they recommend a treatment or a device I know it is with MY health and budget in mind, not THEIR revenue like at some other places. If anyone has EVER had a bad experience in a dental office, I highly recommend heading over to Providence Dental Care right away...they'll make you smile!"
Lori Cameron
"The experience was awesome! I had no appointment and was seen within 30-minutes. Dr Gunnels was amazing and very engaged with my needs. Excellent care givers and service providers!!!"
Larry Dean Miller
"Dr. Josh and his team are simply the best. They are professional, kind and personable. "
R. Stephen
"I have been going to Dr, LaFaver for several years and I can honestly say this is the most pleasant dental office I have ever been to. And also they do a great job of fixing my teeth....even working me in when I wondered in on the wrong day for my appointment. "
Tina Carlton
"I've been to Dr. Gunnells twice now and I will never go elsewhere. They are the kindest staff. He is approachable, considerate, conscientious and genuine. He also does fantastic work! My filling looks amazing!!! Please give these dentists your business-they actually care. "
"Received a referral card from my neighbor, and when the time came to find a local dentist that could meet all my dental needs, I called. Great staff, personable and professional environment, and Dr. LeFever had answers to all my questions and concerns. Bonus that I received a referral credit that reduced the cost of my x-ray. I made a great choice!"
"I've been a patient of Dr. Lefever's for 20 years now. He's moved 3 times since then, and I've followed. Always professional, yet personal. I hope he doesn't retire anytime in the near future..."
Dave Wallace
"I never liked going to the dentist until I started going to Providence Dental! Josh Gunnels and his team is SO awesome! I actually enjoy going to the dentist now! "
Karen Tucker
"It took me 5yrs to find a dentist that is actually very good and Dr Lafever is the one!!! Don't trust any other practice with your teeth, this is to important."
"I had a great visit with Dr. Gunnels and the Providence Dental staff. They took their time with me and were very thorough. I am very thankful to have found such a caring dental practice."
Nicole Dowdy
"The entire office staff are so courteous and friendly. Dr LaFever is a great dentist who deeply cares for all of his patients. My husband and I will continue using Dr. LaFever and will recommend him to anyone who wants a good dentist. "
Nilda Villar
"Just had my scheduled cleaning. Like a lot of people, I don't necessarily enjoy going to the dentist but they were very good at making me feel at ease. They were very gentle and their office is beautiful. A great experience for me."
" I am a really picky person, in terms of putting my teeth and overall health in someone's hands. Honestly I couldn't ask for a better dentist. Dr. Gunnels is awesome. My oral health is at its best. Thank you!"
"Me and my family have been going to Dr. Lafever for many years and have never had anything but the best treatment. I would never think of going anywhere else."
Sharia Greenwood
"Just realized my family has gone to
Dr. Lafever, Patsy, Beth and Jill for over 10 years. Wow!! They are the most caring, personable, honest and understanding group one could ever go to for something as important as your teeth. They are just as good with kids as they are with adults. We wouldn't go anywhere else!! Thanks for everything! "
Melinda Brown
"A change of dental insurance necessitated finding a new dentist. I chose Dr. Gunnels & his amazing staff. I was in a lot of pain when I came for my 1st appt. at Providence Dental. I knew from the beginning I was in good hands. Dr. Gunnels is absolutely precious! He has genuine concern, the best chair-side manners I've ever seen in a dentist and did everything he possibly could to put me at ease & make sure I was pain-free. The staff is also wonderful, very caring & friendly. The beautiful office is just a wonderful bonus! I am truly glad I found Providence Dental and Dr. Gunnels."
Donna Keen
"We moved to Nashville 2 years ago and had to start looking for new doctors and a dentist.

Shortly after the move, I had a tooth that cracked and Providence was able to see me the same day. Since then, the staff at Providence have been so kind and helpful, they feel like friends.

We whole heartedly endorse Dr. Lafever and his team! The atmosphere and culture at Providence will make you feel at home. "
Michael Winegeart
"By far the best Dental Care I have ever received. Appointments are always on time. Never have to wait like other places."
"I am a new patient, and my first visit was great! The staff is very friendly, and professional. The office has all the latest modern amenities. I could not stop talking about my visit after I left. Needless to say I will be back!! "
Whitney Harris
"Dr. LaFever and his staff are beyond compare! Having been a patient for 20+ years, I just cannot imagine going to anyone else. Simply the very best!"
Vickie Smith
"Moved from Ca. Had only lived in Mt. Juliet for about 3 weeks,, and came down with a tooth ache. Dr. Lafever saw me early in the morning, and took care of it. Friendly and efficient staff. My husband and I will be using Dr. Lafever for our dentist."
"Dr. Gunnels and the staff at Providence Dental Care have absolutely blown me away. I have never had such an uplifting and refreshing experience with a dentist before. In fact, I was scared and nervous. But everyone was so kind and concerned about my issues and made me feel like I was their top priority. They have definitely put me at ease about going to the dentist and I am totally looking forward to my next visit! "
Amanda Willis
"AWESOME! Enough said!

Honestly, this place is the BEST dentist I've EVER been to. Great perks. Friendly staff. Professional service. Couldn't ask for more!"
"I've been a patient of Dr. LaFever's for alomst 20 years now. I've never had a bad experience here, and they have always worked with me when it comes to payments & scheduling. I consider Dr. LaFever & his staff my friends."
Dave Wallace
"You all are AMAZIING! Such an awesome facility (love the TV's in the room and on the ceiling!!)! The whole staff is professional, kind, happy and considerate. We are so glad that you all are our dentists!!"
Martha and MIke Borchetta
"You and your staff are a joy to be around. So professional and so friendly. We always leave feeling like we have been to visit good friends.
Mike Borchetta"
mike borchetta
"Beth has been cleaning my teeth for years, ever since our children were in Cub Scouts together. Dr. LaFever is a wonderful dentist and someone I trust completely. And Patsy--well, Patsy is the greatest. I look forward to dentist's appointments. The front staff have always been kind and totally professional."
Mary Barksdale
"Can I move into the dentist office? What a fantastic place. I never want to leave the waiting room. It's perfect for kids and adults. Very welcoming and comfortable. Games, movies, delicious drinks...who would want to go anywhere else?! Then, the service inside the office is great from accounts payable to dental assistants (We love you Beth!) and Dr. "Larry Boy" himself. Best dental office ever!"
Bill Conger
"Everyone is friendly! Pretty quick to get in and out of the office!
Dr. Gunnels is very nice and happy to help with any questions."
"Once again, good atmosphere, friendly, attentive. Pleasant visit and good cleaning. "
": Providence Dental Care is the best in all of Mt. Juliet. The staff are caring, understand and they make everyone feel welcomed. Dr. Larry LaFever is just the best ever. Our family has been using the Providence Dental Care for over 15 years, and we will continue to recommend them to everyone we come across looking for a dental practice.
"We have three generations in my family that are dedicated patients to Dr. Lafever and his team. We started in 1995 and many cleanings, fillings and crowns later we are still super satisfied with the wonderful fun atmosphere in your offices. Please keep up that true professional spirit and many thanks and lots of love to Dr. Lafever, Patsy and Beth. "
Will Sellers
"I love Dr. LaFever and all of his staff! I have been going to him for years. I even drove 30 minutes to see him, but it it worth it! Such friendly people and he is very gentle in his work. They do everything to make sure you are comfortable!"
Melissa Rice
"It is a joy to see Dr Gunnels and his wonderful, friendly staff (Heather) because not only are they dedicated professionals giving expert care, but also they give personal attention in thoroughly covering all concerns about my oral health needs. "
Judy Dusche
"As someone that needed dental work but always had a reason or another for not doing so mainly driven by fears, I reached out for help from Dr Gunnels. From the initial email inquiry on line to the appointments I have had to date, all have been professional, timely and have exceeded my expectations. I am already pleased with the work performed to date and I eagerly look forward to the end result. I have never admitted to liking my dentist and could never understand when someone said they did, but I now can say the same of Dr Gunnels and his team (Stephanie, Katie and Heather to name but a few). "
"We drive by a lot of dentists when we come from Franklin, TN to have our dental check-ups with Beth (hygienist) and Dr. Lafever. Personal attention and professionalism make being their patient a pleasure."
Frank Owens
"Dr. Gunnels is awesome!!! I was nervous about getting my first filling today but he made me feel at ease and did an amazing job. Very friendly! So glad to find a dentist you can trust! "
Ashley Metzelaars
"The office staff are always very pleasant and nice. Dr. Gunnels provides exceptional care for me and my family. He is very gentle and compassionate in his treatment. He truly cares about his patients and takes time to listen to their needs. I would highly recommend this establishment."
Jennifer Rose
"This was my 1st visit to Providence Dental Care after recently moving to the area. While researching local dental offices, Providence was always helpful, professional, friendly. Their office is very clean, neat w/ a good layout and the entire staff was fantastic."
Sharon Reid
"Where do I begin?? Words cannot say enough about Dr. LaFever and his staff!! I had a broken tooth and had the unfortunate experience at another dental office. I called Dr LaFever's office and spoke with Jill and she was so wonderful and caring and was able to get me into right away. I told her of my previous experience and she assured me that I would not be disappointed and boy was she right. From my 1st step on the door I felt so at ease, after filling out some paperwork I was called back by Kristi. She was so sweet and caring. She knew how scared I was and kept me comfortable while Dr. LaFever was numbing my mouth. He walks you though everything that he is doing and talks to you and makes sure you are doing ok. Before anything is started, they make sure that you have no surprises as far as cost etc. I wish I would have found them along time ago. PS: They even had warm blankets :) I didn't use but they are there if you need it.. I received a follow up call the next day from Kristi just to make sure I was ok and if I had any questions. How often do you get that anymore! Thank you again and I am looking forward to my next visit. "
Lori Hunter
"My wife and I moved to the area from out of state and just had our initial cleaning and exam. We were most impressed with the facilities and the professional way everything was handled. My wife required and extraction which went painlessly with excellent pre and post attention by the staff. "
Jim Beasley
"Always treated great here. They genuinely care about your dental health."
Daniel Di Giacomo
"Great service! Friendly staff! I recommend this office for all your dental needs."
Chrysa Bright
"I have been a patient of Dr. LaFever and Beth for many years and have always been treated with respect and have received outstanding care. Going to Providence always ends up being a pleasant experience and we all end up laughing a bunch, especially when Patsy comes around.

When I lost my wife four and a half years ago to an auto-immune disorder the staff was sensitive to my grief and did not shy away from allowing me to talk about my feelings. This meant s much to me."
Mike Harkreader
"I am a new patient of Dr. LaFever and his staff. They were professional, friendly & caring. If you are looking for a new dentist you should give Dr. LaFever the opportunity to see you and your family. I don't think you will be disappointed. My last visit I have several old fillings that need to be replaced. During the procedure Dr. LaFaver & his assistant was very tentivity and talked to me during the procedure to make sure I was alright. I am extremely please with their services.

Jeanette Gilley"
Jeanette Gilley
"Dr. Gunnels and staff were very welcoming and professional. For my first visit, it was very relaxing and comfortable."
"Always profession and I really trust their diagnosis for my dental needs."
Donald Ellis
"Providence Dental Care is the best dental care I have ever had. I would rate them Excellent. Everyone is very caring and concerned about the patient. They always try to work with you as to your needs. I would recommend them very highly."
Joyce D
"Dr. Gunnels has been my dentist for approximately 2 years. I am finding him to be a great dentist and am glad I chose him when I moved to this area from MD."
Betty Jo Shanks
"Dr. LaFever and his wonderful staff have been a true blessing for me and my family over the years. While it would be more practical to find a dentist in our County, we don't mind driving the distance for the wonderful services Providence Dental Care offers in an unparalleled professional and friendly atmosphere!"
Ruben E. De Pena
"Providence Dental is a family affair for us; three generations are receiving excellent service. Dr. L. and all of his staff share their professionalism and personal care to the "nth" degree. Through every procedure, my personal comfort is always uppermost in their minds. Everyone at Providence Dental Care is "off the chart"."
Mike Warner Sr
"Dr. Lafever has been my dentist for 28 years. He and his staff (especially Beth) have always given me superb treatment. They treat me like family rather than a patient. I actually look forward to seeing them twice each year."
Cheryl Harwell
"Dr Gunnels and staff take great care of me."
James Bearden
"All the people I have been in contact with are very professional and friendly in every way. They are very concerned about your oral health. When performing the dental work, they go out of their way to have the work be as painless as possible."