Archive for the ‘Reasons to Smile’ Category

Mary Ansley Chitwood’s Graduation Speech

Mary Ansley recently graduated from Siegel High School as Valedictorian. We wanted to share her speech with you because it will be sure to bring you a chuckle and a smile!


MTSU’s Phillip Tanner Signs with the Cowboys for Second Year in a Row

Former MTSU Player, Phillip Tanner, Scores Big in Dallas

As MTSU’s athletic dentist, we have the continuous pleasure of seeing some of the NFL’s up and coming stars.  And it has been such a pleasure to see MTSU alumnus, Phillip Tanner, play ball with the Blue Raiders and now with the Dallas Cowboys.

Tanner’s dedication and hard work in college ball certainly paid off last year when he signed with the Dallas Cowboys.  As a rookie, he played in 9 games, served on special teams, rushed 76 yards and scored one touchdown!  His work ethic and respect for the game has driven him to new heights in personal improvement and achievement.

Ever the role model for young aspiring players and fans of the game, Tanner showed his gratitude and humility for playing the game in a recent article by the DNJ.   “I love being about to talk to kinds and seeing their eyes light up.  If I made it, why can’t they make it?”

We are excited to see one of our own move on to a second season in the NFL.  Good luck with the Cowboys this year, Tanner!  We will be rooting for you, and every other Blue Raider that has hit the big leagues.



Michael Y. Gives Us a Reason to Smile

Michael Y. shows off his pearly whites at the end of his implant therapy.

Debbie B. Flashes a Grin

Dr. Chitwood with implant patient, Debbie B.

Debbie B. Flashes a grin at the end of her implant therapy