Lalita Nekkanti, DDS

Dentist located in Green Hills, Nashville, TN

About Dr. Nekkanti

Born in New Jersey and briefly raised in India, I had several cavities growing up. Sealants and fluoridated water were never an option for me while I was living in India. Once I returned to NJ, I had my cavities filled at my local dentist. Personally, I was always scared before dental visits. My dentist, however, always had a way of calming me before appointments and making me as comfortable as possible to get my cavities filled.

I decided to become a dentist based on my own experiences as a patient. My childhood dentist inspired me to enter a profession where I would serve a community in need and in fear of dental care. I hope to engage my patients in their treatment and reduce their anxiety from dental procedures at Roach Family Dentistry & Associates.



Education: Drew University & Tufts University

I attended Drew University for my undergraduate education and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as Women & Gender Studies. I then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, I received the Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement and also graduated with honors. After Tufts, I attended a two-year general practice residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. During residency, I learned to manage the dental needs of medically complex patients in the hospital and private practice setting.



Continuing Dental Education

Residency training has provided extensive continuing dental education. I continue to learn about the latest technology and advanced techniques to improve the patient experience. I also enjoy learning and expanding the scope of dentistry I practice. Some of my favorite continuing education courses revolve around CEREC same day crowns, Invisalign, molar root canals, implant placement, veneers, and cosmetic procedures.


Professional Dentistry Affiliations

· American Dental Association

· Tennessee Dental Association

· Nashville Dental Society


Outside the Office

I have been living in Nashville for two years. I used to play varsity tennis in college and play noncompetitively now. I also enjoy yoga, biking, hiking, reading, cooking, eating Jeni’s ice cream, and exploring Nashville.

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Born in New Jersey and briefly raised in India, I had several cavities growing up. Sealants and fluoridated water were never an option for me while I was living in India. Once I returned to NJ, I had my cavities filled at my local dentist. Personally, I was always scared before dental visits. My dentist, however, always had a way of calming me before appointments and making me as comfortable as possible to get my cavities filled.

I decided to become a dentist based on my own experiences as a patient. My childhood dentist inspired me to enter a profession where I would serve a community in need and in fear of dental care. I hope to engage my patients in their treatment and reduce their anxiety from dental procedures at Roach Family Dentistry & Associates.



Education: Drew University & Tufts University

I attended Drew University for my undergraduate education and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as well as Women & Gender Studies. I then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine. While at Tufts, I received the Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement and also graduated with honors. After Tufts, I attended a two-year general practice residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. During residency, I learned to manage the dental needs of medically complex patients in the hospital and private practice setting.



Continuing Dental Education

Residency training has provided extensive continuing dental education. I continue to learn about the latest technology and advanced techniques to improve the patient experience. I also enjoy learning and expanding the scope of dentistry I practice. Some of my favorite continuing education courses revolve around CEREC same day crowns, Invisalign, molar root canals, implant placement, veneers, and cosmetic procedures.


Professional Dentistry Affiliations

· American Dental Association

· Tennessee Dental Association

· Nashville Dental Society


Outside the Office

I have been living in Nashville for two years. I used to play varsity tennis in college and play noncompetitively now. I also enjoy yoga, biking, hiking, reading, cooking, eating Jeni’s ice cream, and exploring Nashville.


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