Shawna Chesser, DDS - Welcome to Natural Smiles by Design

About Dr. Chesser 

Dr. Shawna Chesser is a Prosthodontist, a specialist in Implant, Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry. Dr. Chesser has received advanced specialty training inTMD, dental implants, veneers, crowns and bridges, partial and complete dentures, full smile makeover and cancer reconstruction.

Dr. Chesser attended Fisk University and received her Bachelors Degree in Biology.         She continued her education at Meharry School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree with honors. After dental school Dr. Chesser spent three additional years studying Prosthodontics. She completed her advanced specialty training, in Prosthodontics, at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Her training  and experience provides her with a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile, the preservation of a healthy mouth and the creation of tooth replacement.

 Dr. Chesser enjoys incorporating her love for art with the science of dentistry. She is constantly intrigued by the positive impact her artistry has on the self-esteem of her patients.  Dr. Chesser takes great pride in knowing she plays a role in enhancing the "quality of life" of others through dentistry.

Academic background:

  • Assistant Professor at Meharry School of Dentistry
  • Supervisory Dentist at Tennessee State University, Department Dental Hygiene 

Dr. Chesser is an active member of

  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Society