12 South Dental Studio
Jon Baese, DDS:
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12 South Dental Studio
Jon Baese, DDS
Nashville, TN













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Matt J. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


12 South Dental Studio consistently provides a great experience! The office vibe is amazing and everyone is so welcoming. They really go above and beyond making it a good and comfortable experience. When I got back in the treatment room I had my HGTV on and my hands getting some good wax treatment. They make it so comfortable back there I could fall asleep while they are cleaning my teeth. Dr. Baese and his team are the best!

Kate (Source: Google)


Our family loves 12 South Dental! Dr. Baese and his team are wonderful. They make booking an appointment so easy and the in office experience enjoyable. Everyone is so friendly and kind. They’ve really gotten to know our family. Shout out to Kayla, Taylor and Michelle! Plus who doesn’t love a goody bad?

Jacoby D. from Saint Louis, MO (Source: Yelp)


I really don’t like going to the dentist. Who does? But my experience at 12 South Dental was top notch. Out of all my years going to the dentist for cleanings, this has been the best experience so far. I walked in to the trendy reception area with all of my paperwork ready, and I didn’t even have to sit down before I was brought back. My dental hygienist Holly was the sweetest. She talked to me more like a friend than a patient. She was also very gentle and made an over-due cleaning bearable. Dr. Baese was great as well. I could tell he cared about getting to know his patients as a person, rather than just doing a quick check up without conversing. They also offered a hand wax treatment (I’m sure there’s a technical term for this) while your teeth are being cleaned. I tried it but didn’t like it on my hands, so I took it off. I’m a weirdo. Also props for asking what channel you’d like to watch OR asking for your favorite Pandora station for your cleaning. In and out within 30-45 minutes and left with a cleaner smile on my face.

Kellie P. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


My experience here is always timely and pleasant. I feel listened to and respected, and I feel like a priority. My teeth look and feel amazing when I leave. I’ve gotten a few cleans, and had a chipped tooth repaired. I love the pampering with the parafin wax and customized playlist, it puts me at ease! It’s weird but I love going to the dentist now! They are so nice, efficient and respectful. The prices are comparable and reasonable. I would absolutely recommend visiting 12 South Dental

Cori Stritzel (Source: Google)


I absolutely love 12 South dental! The team is always so professional and so kind. They do everything with excellence. I had a lot of work that was needed on my teeth and they were able to do it all with my interest and concerns taken into consideration. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted and welcomed by the staff. The whole team is amazing. I highly recommend going here!

Karem T. from Carlsbad, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have been routine visitors for over three years. We even continued visiting during our temporary living abroad when we would schedule appointments during our US home trips. We keep coming back because the level of attention and care surpasses any other dentist (and office) that we’ve visited before. I recently had some moderately complex dental work from Dr. Baese as well. Everything turned out well and feels great!

Dot C. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Baese since he opened. He is amazing. Very meticulous. His hygienists are great and gentle. Even my daughter loves going there.  Unfortunately the word is out how great the office is and it is getting harder to get it, but in an emergency he always takes care of his patients.

LaTonya Winfrey (Source: Google)


My experience at 12 South Dental Studio has been absolutely amazing. Usually, I am a nervous wreck with other dentists. I mentioned my anxiety regarding dental work one time and the office staff ensured I had the best experience ever. From my choice on the Pandora station, to all the other accommodations made, I had the BEST experience ever. So much so, that I took a quick nap while he was working. Who knew it could be like this? Thank you Dr. Baese and your crew!

Peter Racine Jr. (Source: Google)


Best service, friendliest faces, and safest environment you could find anywhere. The staff here at 12 South Dental are fantastic at what they do from top to bottom and care more about your dental health than their pockets. Huge shout out to Taylor and Kayla for always making sure I’m in great shape. Highly recommend this Studio for all your dental needs.

Luke T. from México, D.F., Mexico (Source: Yelp)


I have had such a wonderful experience with 12 South. The staff are so welcoming, the hygienists so skilled, and Dr. Baese so kind. I also feel like they provide dental care for a very reasonable price. The part that stands out to me most about my experience is actually what happened after I moved away from Nashville. I had a dental emergency about a month after I left, and I called Dr. Baese. It turns out he was on vacation with his family, but he called me back right away. He took the time to answer all of my desperate questions, and he e-mailed my x-rays as soon as he regained access. Months later, I had a follow up question about the care I was receiving and he replied to my weekend e-mail that day. I am incredibly grateful to have such a brilliant professional so invested in my welfare.

AJ F. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I have worked in 12th South for about 3 years and am so excited that Dr. Baese has found a home for his business in the neighborhood! I was going to the same dentist for over 10 years, but was always a little inconvenient to make a trip 45 minutes away. A co worker suggested Dr. Baese and I was hesitant for change but gave it a shot and I am so glad I did! The office is beautiful, the receptionist was welcoming & friendly and Ashley, who gave me my cleaning, was so down to earth and took great care of making sure I was comfortable the whole time. Dr. Baese has an awesome positive energy, very professional and took his time answering all my questions. I am so excited that such an awesome dental staff is in our 12th South community and highly recommend making a visit! You’ll love it!

Jeneth Aquino (Source: Google)


I love this place! Everyone from the front desk with Taylor to Alison ( dental hygienist) and Dr. Baese, are professional, kind, and very welcoming! They are also very transparent with pricing. The plans and the dental education that they provide are helpful! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone!

Lisa T. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


The entire setting is quite relaxing and unlike a typical dentist’s office. You’re greeted by name when you walk in the front door, offered a beverage, and escorted to the back. Dr. Baese talks over all procedures with you prior to anything he does and goes over your xrays with you. Not that this matters, but there’s also a television on the ceiling for you to watch and during your cleaning he acts like you are the most important thing happening right then. Highly recommend this guy!

Olivia Largent (Source: Google)


Dr. Baese and his entire staff are incredible! The office is extremely clean and I felt very comfortable from the moment I stepped through the front doors. They were truly thorough and did an exceptional job at explaining each step of my visit. I could not be more pleased with the care and treatment I received! I highly recommend 12 south dental to anyone looking for a fantastic dental team.

Anya Dvirnak (Source: Google)


Dr. Baese and his staff are incredible. From the office admin staff to making scheduling an appointment easy, the dental hygienists doing a wonderful job and Dr. Baese’s easy going professionalism and top notch work (might I add playing your favorite pandora music while he works on you) I cannot recommend this dental practice more. I have been to other dental practices here in Nashville and this is by far the best!

Shannon Livewell Woodworth (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to 12 South since I moved to Nashville just about four years ago. The staff is thorough, polite and fun! I am never waiting past my appointment time and always in & out as efficiently as possible. I had an issue after my last cleaning and the staff took me in day-of me calling once they re-opened from the weekend, spent enough time to make sure I was happy with the outcome and explained everything to me along the way. Cannot say enough good things about them!

Nate Akey (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient since they opened the studio, and I’m a forever patient. I feel important when I call, and I feel important when I’m in the chair..and that’s important. Besides great customer service, the care I have received has been very high quality- I had a couple old fillings replaced, cleanings, crown replaced, and the most noticeable, a cracked front tooth fixed, which turned out better than I thought it could. They pay attention to your experience and deliver quality care. My experience is that they sweat the details, and that goes along way with me

Tory Matuszeski (Source: Google)


I have been going to 12 South Dental now for over 6 years. Even when I wasn’t living in Nashville, I would still have them as my dentist when I would come into town to visit. The entire staff is so friendly and accommodating…from Taylor at the front desk, Taylor to my hygienist Kayla, and Dr. Baese, I would hands down recommend!!!

Mae Brennan (Source: Google)


Best experience possible at the dentist!! All around 10/10 experience. Taylor was so wonderful making sure I was good to go upon arrival with my insurance and paperwork, she’s so kind! Kayla was the best hygienist I’ve ever had, she’s so personable, you can tell she really cares about your experience and comfort during your visit! She was so thorough and gentle! Allison is my absolute favorite, she’s a ball of sunshine and I loved getting to see her! Dr. Baese was wonderful, I absolutely am making this my forever dental studio!!

Taylor B. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I chose 12 South Dental Studio based on the location and the convenience to my home. Now I choose 12 South Dental Studio based on the customer service, expertise, professionalism and exceptional staff. This place is wonderful and now I actually look forward to teeth cleanings. Kelsey surpasses her role as office manager in so many ways. She went above and beyond the scope of her job to help me find a reputable dental insurance plan to align with the dental work I needed. In addition, she was attentive and patient and kind throughout the process. Both hygienists are thorough and do an excellent job from start to finish. Dr. Baese is a true gentleman and an excellent dentist who has managed to completely turn my dental health around. I can’t say enough great things about this place. Thanks to everyone at 12 South Dental Studio. Keep up the great work.

Kate S. from Midtown, Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I just had my first appointment here and I felt so comfortable. It’s so rare to find a dentist office that is welcoming and makes you feel like you’re taken care of. The dental hygienist was so thorough and made sure I was relaxed and at ease. I was so nervous to leave my dentist at home once I moved, but this staff couldn’t have made it any easier or enjoyable. (I never thought I’d use the word enjoyable to describe a dentist!) Thanks for taking such good care of your patients!!

Laura G. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr Baese and the entire staff at this wonderful office are the best. I had dental anxiety issues; in a few visits, that’s behind me, thanks in part to Taylor, who was so patient with me. There is a street level entrance with parking in the rear lot behind the little red brick building with the famous “I Believe in Nashville” mural. They restored my faith in people and having my teeth finally fixed properly is life changing.

Julie (Source: Google)


Dr. Baese and his team at 12 South Dental Studio provide expert dental care in a friendly, efficient, and scrupulously clean atmosphere. All the precautions have made me feel very safe. Over the years he and his team have corrected my previous dental work and kept my teeth and gums healthy. I especially like that we have worked together to create a prevention plan for optimal dental and heart health. Kayla is a skilled dental hygienist – thorough, knowledgeable, personable, and caring. You won’t find a more helpful front desk staff. Taylor is accommodating, responsive, and welcoming. Michelle, the office manager, is so patient, and she persistently advocates for me each time my insurance changes. It is an all-around outstanding dental experience.

L R (Source: Google)


12 South Dental Studio actually makes going to the dentist enjoyable. From check in, to the paraffin hand treatments during cleanings (pre Covid), to the positivity in the entire office it is a very welcoming place to be. Everyone there is happy, the office is spotless, I NEVER feel like they try to talk me into dental services I don’t need and I trust them completely. It is clear that the entire team not only enjoys what they do but they also treat all their patients with respect and kindness. I happily recommend 12 South Dental for family members of all ages.

G V. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Have been going to this office for about 4 years now and have had a great experience each time. They work well and efficiently. They tell you the straight truth and don’t try to pressure you into cosmetic procedures that are unnecessary. Even recently moved X-Rays to every 2 years because I’m “low risk” for cavities and other problems X-Rays would catch. It feels like the type of thing another practice wouldn’t do (they’d keep it at once a year) because it would mean less $$ for them even if at the expense of the patient.

Kate M. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I never knew that going to the dentist could be enjoyable! The office is very friendly and intimate, and has a very hipster, quintessentially Nashville vibe that one doesn’t expect from a dentist office. I had a complimentary parrafin wax treatment during my cleaning that left my hands feeling totally soft and refreshed. Best of all, they let you pick your own pandora station to listen to, and there’s a TV on the ceiling above the chair – you can pick the channel and watch your favorite show to distract you from your teeth cleaning. Everyone was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and the whole thing was covered by my dental insurance. I’ll be recommending this place to anyone who asks.

Suzanna R. from Buchs, Switzerland (Source: Yelp)


The team at 12 South Dental Studio made my recent teeth cleaning experience as good as a teeth cleaning can get! The office is a beautiful mix of history with the exposed ceiling in the reception area and modern with televisions placed on the wall and ceiling to keep your mind occupied while they get their job done. They made me very comfortable. They listened to and worked with my concerns. They offered a parrafin hand treatment during my service, which was such a nice tough, though I did not take them up on it! I have already recommended the office to several people.

Jamie P. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Generally speaking, no one likes to go to the dentist. But a trip to 12 South Dental Studio is actually very enjoyable. It’s a top-notch professional experience from the time you walk into the sun-lit lobby to when you settle up with the receptionist, who is a delight. Aside from the TVs on the ceiling, paraffin wax hand treatment and personalized music, Dr. Baese and his staff make you feel comfortable and confident that you’re getting the best dental care available in Nashville. Dr. Baese takes the time to understand you and your teeth. And it’s not just a feel good experience. I’m 38, and the dental cleaning here was the best I have ever had from any dentist. On top of being a bunch of pros, Dr. Baese and his staff here are genuinely nice people who make you glad to support them and happy as one can be to have to go to a dentist.

Lloyd Hannon (Source: Google)


Nobody likes to go to the dentist, but it’s necessary and 12 south dental studio makes the experience as pleasant as possible. Great atmosphere and design. Sweet people, good music is always playing and it’s in the neighborhood! I highly recommend Dr. Baese and all of the staff at 12 south dental.

Paulina Wear (Source: Google)


I’ve been anxious about going to the dentist my entire life and have always put it off! Ever since starting at 12th South Dental Studio I have NEVER been nervous. I’ve never had any kind of pain or bad experience- even with getting multiple cavities filled! Super impressed and I recommend the team to all my friends!

Johnny (Source: Google)


I’m so happy I found Dr. Baese and his staff! I’ve gone through several bad experiences at different dentists in Nashville, and this one is definitely the best one in town. I have severe acid reflux and laying on my back for a long period of time is difficult for me. But Dr. Baese and his staff go out of their way to make sure I’m comfortable. They’re very accomodating and super patient! They also make sure I understand everything that’s going on and always ask if I have any questions. They’re also being very careful with COVID precautions. If I ever move away from Nashville I will buy a plane ticket just to go to the dentist now haha.

Elizabeth Kim (Source: Google)


was introduced to this office through a coworker. Love them so much! Everyone was so nice, and the paraffin wax hand treatment during cleanings (a pre covid experience, but an example of the type of office it is) was something I always looked forward to. I have an exposed sensitive root in my mouth from a past dentist and these guys always took care of me. And taylor is the scheduling queen! She is so sweet and always went out of her way to help me get the most convenient appointment times. I only left because I moved out of state!

Susan Schoenecker (Source: Google)


We have been patients of 12 South Dental for just over a year. My husband had a cleaning and came home so happy. Not only are Dr. Basee and his team thoughtful and careful in their practice, but exceptionally caring and happy in their interactions. They discussed the cleaning and exam, but also asked about our kid away at college! We have been impressed and comforted by their safety measures during the pandemic. We feel so lucky they call 12 South home. Thank you all for going above and beyond.

Rachel Moore (Source: Google)


I’ve gotten to know Dr. Baese and his team over the past several years and look forward to my visits and the high quality of care offered here. They are kind, courteous, professional and efficient. They take the time to get to know you, listen to any concerns and give helpful feedback. The space itself is immaculate, well designed and spotless. It’s also extremely comfortable; you’re offered a paraffin wax treatment for your hands during your cleaning, TVs are mounted on the ceiling and there’s always good music playing. 5 stars all around!

Karis Needham (Source: Google)


I went to 12 South Dental Studio to get a second opinion after my dentist told me I needed a bunch of work done. After spending an hour at 12 South Dental, I knew I was in a fantastic place and decided to make it my dental home. I’ve never had to wait more than five minutes for my appointments, and have always been under the care of friendly and knowledgeable hygienists who took the time to explain to me what they were doing and how healthy my teeth were. Dr. Baese takes a conservative approach to dentistry and doesn’t recommend more work on your teeth than what you actually need. The work is thorough and painless. I highly recommend 12 South Dental Studio!