Meet The Doctors – Adults

Dr. Lauren Poole

Dr. Lauren Poole

Dr. Lauren Poole serves as head of the General and Cosmetic Dentistry department at Snodgrass-King. Originally from San Diego, California, Dr. Poole spent much of her childhood growing up in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Poole attended the University of Tennessee and graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree with honors from the University of Louisville and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Poole quickly made Nashville her permanent home and joined the Snodgrass-King family in 2015. She and her husband live in Nashville and spend their time taking advantage of the Nashville music and restaurant scene. They are also proud to attend most of the Tennessee Volunteers home football games.

Dr. Nisha Waits

Dr. Nisha Waits

Dr. Nisha Waits was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in Destin, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Science from Florida State University and was awarded her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Before joining the Snodgrass-King family, Dr. Waits worked in private practice in Destin, FL. She and her husband fell in love with Nashville while her husband attended Vanderbilt University for graduate school, and they are excited to be back and settle down for good. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, cooking, spending time at the lake, and being active in her church. Professionally, Dr. Waits values the trust established with each patient gained through listening to their individual needs so that she can deliver the highest quality of care in a compassionate, painless environment.

Dr. Tiffany Rangel

Dr. Tiffany Hetmanek

Dr. Tiffany Rangel was raised in Southwest Florida. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Florida, she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2010. While at the University of Florida she was a member of the prestigious Florida Dazzler Dance Team. She also served as the Academic Chairman of her Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She is an active member of the American Association of General Dentists, the American Association of Women Dentists, and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity.

Before joining the Snodgrass King family, Dr.Rangel worked in a private practice in Southwest Florida for a year and half. Her desire to live in a larger, more dynamic city and to follow her family and friends brought her to Nashville. She enjoys dance, all sports, and vigorous physical activities.

Dr. Ian Mort

Ian Mort Snodgrass King Dentist

Dr. Ian Mort of Rochester, New York, is our newest Adult General Dentist at the Mt. Juliet office.  He attended State University of New York at Geneseo in Geneseo, NY.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2012 with a B.S. in Biology.  He then went on to continue his education at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in Buffalo, NY.  He completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Ian is very new to Nashville, and enjoys anything involving metropolitan areas.  He is looking forward to exploring all things Nashville.  He is also an avid sports fan! He loves to watch and play golf, soccer, football, basketball and hockey (good thing Nashville is now a huge hockey city!). 

Dr. Ian’s favorite part about being a dentist is the public service aspect.  He enjoys being able to help someone improve their physical and emotional health, and well-being. He finds that aspect very powerful and fulfilling. 

Dr. Ian admires the reputation the company holds throughout the community.   He is excited to be part of the Snodgrass-King team and looks forward to contributing to such a great workplace!