Meet Clayton Cummings, DDS
Owner & Dentist
Through Advanced Dental Health Center, Dr. Cummings has created an anxiety-free environment for his patients. His advanced skill set, commitment to continuing education, and advanced training assures each patient is in good hands.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana Tech University, Dr. Cummings received his DDS from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He has continued to learn through his involvement in the Nashville dental community and is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, the Nashville Dental Society and Volunteer Study Club.
Dr. Cummings was awarded the Certificate of Recognition from the Tennessee Dental Association for the most Continuing Education. He was chosen as Top Dentist by Nashville Lifestyles magazine and has been featured on local TV shows such as, “More At Mid-Day,” “Talk of the Town,” and “Fox News” segment.
Dr. Cummings was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and spent most of his childhood years in Arkansas and Louisiana. He is married to Lisa and has two grown daughters, Lauren and Lindsey.
Much like his all time favorite TV character, Andy Griffith, Dr. Cummings is the “real deal.” What you see is what you get:
“A down to earth, honest, and smart guy who cares most about the care of his patients!”
Meet Our Staff
Heather Messick, RDA
Scheduling Coordinator & Dental Assistant
Heather, our scheduling coordinator, is usually the first person you speak with at Advanced Dental Health Center. She efficiently manages the front desk and the clinical and hygiene schedules. Heather has been with us since 1999, meaning she knows the industry intimately and enjoys answering patient questions and assisting in their treatment decision process. She has formal training as a chairside assistant as well as scheduling coordinator which allows her to assist patients in answering a wide array of questions.
Born and raised in Manasquan, New Jersey, Heather spends much of her time enjoying the outdoors. She loves hiking, biking, and going to the lake.
Crystal Rigsby, RDH
Crystal graduated from Tennessee State University in 2009 with an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She brings a great “can do” attitude to work every day. Eager to provide excellent service, our patients frequently comment that Crystal is “very thorough” and “so comforting.” Crystal has been with us since 2010.
Crystal, a Nashville native, loves spending time with her husband, Jesse, and her son, Beckham. She enjoys decorating, sewing, and crafting when she’s not at work.
Kim Sitler, RDH
Kim received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1993 and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1996 from Western Kentucky University. While in hygiene school, Kim was chosen by the Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association to serve as a student delegate to the American Dental Hygiene Association in Chicago. Her case study work was published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, and she holds licenses in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Kim and Dr. Cummings go way back, working together since 1996. Kim’s patients are like family members to her. Her patients are constantly complimenting her “gentle touch,” knowledge, and vibrant personality.
Kim is a Nashville native and is happily married to her husband, Eric, with two children, Gregory and Reilly. Huge sports fans, they can almost always be found watching or participating in some kind of sporting event.
Lisa, Dr. Cummings wife, worked at Advanced Dental Health Center from 1990-1996 and started back in the office as of August 2014. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, this Christian Brothers University graduate makes sure everything in our office runs smoothly.
Lisa and Dr. Cummings have been married since 1983, and they have two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Lindsey. When she’s not at the office, Lisa spends her time reading, hiking, and traveling.