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Get to Know Deidra Harrison-McClain

Dr. McClain has been working in the dental field for several years now, getting her start as an assistant before becoming a full-fledged dentist. Today, she loves having the opportunity to communicate the importance of dental health to her patients while also engaging with them in a genuinely comfortable setting. Her creative talents pair very well with quality dental care, and she can’t wait to meet your entire family. Keep reading below to learn more about her:

Why Did You Decide to Become A Dentist?

Patient receiving dental treatment

When Dr. McClain first started orthodontic treatment as a sixth grader, she immediately knew that becoming her dentist was her biggest dream. Her desire never changed over the years, and she later realized that this type of work combined all of the things she loved – art, science, and helping people!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Harrison-McClain jumping graduation day

After graduating cum laude from Tennessee State with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, Dr. McClain went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery through Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where she was at the top of her class. Later, she earned the valuable opportunity to complete a dental residency through the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, participating in rotations in the areas of Anesthesia, Family Medicine, Oral Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Operating Room Dentistry.

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Tennis balls on empty court

When she isn’t busy helping patients, Dr. McClain enjoys spending lots of quality time with her husband, playing tennis, painting, doing pottery (including ceramics), working out, and running (although more slowly these days). She is also passionate about giving back to her community and volunteered for several organizations that bring aid to Tennessee’s marginalized communities, such as Trinity Health Clinic, Remote Area Medical, and Hope Smiles. She also volunteers in Jamaica annually with Jamaica Awareness Association of California. An interesting fact about her: she is bilingual and also speaks Spanish!

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