Green Hills Smiles
Gregory Eckel, DDS:
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Green Hills Smiles
Gregory Eckel, 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: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Rebecca J. from Green Hills, Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Now I have had terrible luck with dentists all my life since I was a kid had braces for six years people have messed up teeth but I went in today to Green Hills smiles for a cleaning/x-rays and everybody was so nice they were great I wasn’t scared at all and overall experience was amazing and I can tell you now this dentist will be my forever dentist. this is the best dentist that I’ve been to and I’ve been to a lot highly recommend.

Deborah Chaney (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Eckel and his staff are amazing. I would recommend him to anyone and actually have given his name to several people. He is very one on one with his patients and makes you feel like you’ve visited a friend not a doctor. He’s done an awesome job with implants in my upper gums. You would be doing yourself a favor if you choose him for your dentist.

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


When looking to have my dental care taken care of I not only worried about the dentist being a caring person  but the staff too. When I called I received immediate comfort speaking to Marsha when I explained my needs. Then when arriving at the office all of the staff showed respect and I felt at home immediately.  This office works with just about all insurance companies and works out amazing payment plans. If you need a new dental office give them a call, you will not be disappointed

Alex Rizzutto (Source: Google)


This was my first time visiting and I had a wonderful experience. Everyone in the office was exceptionally kind and professional. Heather, the dental hygienist, was incredible throughout the visit whether that entailed being patient with my frequent desire to rinse, or taking the time to explain things to me. This was my second attempt at finding a dentist in Nashville and am glad to say I’ve found a good one. Definitely recommend.

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


Our family finally met a dentist we can trust, Greg and his staff are like family after the first visit. We will never need another dentist. The knowledge and state of the art technology he uses makes you wonder how any other dentist can still do there job with out this equipment . You will not regret making Green Hills Smiles your choice.

Elliott K. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


I had a very good experience here. Everyone was very friendly. There was no wait. I was in and out very quickly. Other dentists in Nashville tried to upsell me without even the sell – they literally just added an electronic toothbrush to my invoice without consulting me. I didn’t even know about it until I asked for an itemized invoice – they just had everything lumped into a single line. In comparison, Green Hills told me about some basic work I needed done but otherwise did not pressure me or try to tack on a bunch of extra stuff.

Tina Sampson (Source: Google)


Dr. Eckel and his staff are great! They’re very friendly and make you feel comfortable. I like that I can be in and out quickly, yet I don’t feel like I was rushed through my cleaning and exam. They’re very efficient and do a very thorough job. And, Dr. Eckel did a great job on my crowns. I drive out of my way to go to Green Hills Smiles.

Maggie M. from Evergreen, CO (Source: Yelp)


My journey to this office started with an emergent broken tooth on a Saturday. I am new to Nashville and found a couple dentist options that could get me in right away, but I liked Marsha at Dr. Eckel’s office best so I went to his office. Marsha verified my insurance quickly and get me right in to see Dr. Eckel. He’s awesome. Easy to talk to, explains things simply and makes you feel at ease. You also always know where you stand for procedure costs as they provide a care plan prior to doing any work.  I had the consult for my broken tooth yesterday (which was broken down to the root) then returned today for an extraction and implant. Everyone was so kind to me throughout the whole procedure, and Dr. Eckel’s assistant was by my side the whole time providing comforting words, bits of advice, and some hilarious stories keeping me in a good mood through the procedure. It’s a great office and I highly recommend it! I’ll be back…and not just because I have to for my implant 🙂

Kristen A. from Laguna Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am new to Nashville so I was terrified to have to change dentists. Dr. Eckel was beyond friendly and communicative about the procedure (he was happy to answer all of my questions and even snapped pictures of my tooth so I could see the cavity that he was going to fill). I left the office feeling respected as a patient and was confident in the work that had been done on my teeth. I will definitely be going back.

Jason B. from Philadelphia, PA (Source: Yelp)


Recently moved to Nashville from Philly and needed to find a local dentist. Heard about Green Hill Smiles through Living Social and am I ever glad I did. Greg couldn’t have been nicer and his assistant Cara was great. Beautiful new office tucked just behind Green Hills Mall with easy parking. My wife and I were in and out in about an hour. It’s safe to say I’ve got my Nashville dentist situation figured out.

Linda Crista (Source: Google)


Greatest Dentist ever! In my most agonizing tooth pain experience to date, he was ready and willing to help me the same day, offering to stay after his last patient to fit me in for an extraction. Dr Eckel gave me several options and didn’t push towards what would profit him but what benefited me. I have been going there for years, and I can honestly say that he is caring and never rushes his great work! This should be the Dentist you see if you are looking to improve the esthetics of your smile as well because he will always make sure you leave pleased with his work. Trust me, you will be so glad you found this man!

Beth S. from Brentwood, TN (Source: Yelp)


Greg Eckel is such a talented dentist and super kind and courteous. He also employs a great staff that make you feel very welcomed. Dr. Eckel’s work is top notch and his follow up is terrific. If you have any type of emergency, you can call or text his cell. Highly recommend!

Abby K. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I just recently moved to Nashville and needed to find a dentist. Dr. Eckel and his staff were great. I had a 1:00pm appointment and I was in within a few minutes. Sarah was very personable, and Dr. Eckel was very welcoming, friendly, and even had a few jokes. The receptionist at the front was also very friendly and helpful with my insurance questions. Overall, great experience and I’m glad I was able to find a great dentist. My next appt is also set 🙂

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


Dr. Eckel is great! He is reasonable in his treatments and has exceeded all expectations. In particular he he treated my crown as if it were his own tooth sending it back to be redone when it didn’t come out right. I’ve been to several dentists in Nashville and none have been as reliable as Dr. Eckel. I would recommend Dr Eckel and his staff to anyone.!

Danny Wright (Source: Facebook)


First meeting with dr Eckel was on a Saturday for an emergency apt. He was very nice and kind durning the visit. I’m terrified of dentist but he helped me get over that a little. Looking forward to clean heathy teeth thanks to dr Eckel.

Kelly W. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I had a great first visit. Other dentists I saw in nashville recommended filling cavities without even looking at X-rays (i was pregnant at the time). Dr Eckel takes a conservative approach. His hygienist was great and told me that other dentists she had worked for would see my decalcification between my teeth and immediately want to intervene. Dr Eckel is different. I saw him for all of about 30 seconds during my first visit, but I took that as a good sign! I should add I hadn’t been to the dentist in almost three years (no insurance) so was terrified something big was going to be wrong. They didn’t shame me for my lack of dental care.

Molly Storey (Source: Google)


This was my second appointment at Green Hills Smiles and I am so happy I decided to make this my neighborhood dentist office! Everyone is so friendly, organized, and the office is incredibly clean. I love that they text you for reminders (and text back when you are trying to schedule an appointment! So convenient) Truly a 5-star experience each time!

Nayyer Ghadirian (Source: Google)


I went to Green Hills Smiles for the first time yesterday. Had a very positive experience. The dental hygienist, Heather, was caring and gentle. She not only did a great job cleaning my teeth, but she was also patient and thorough in explaining different ways to keep my teeth healthy. I also came away with a positive impression of Dr. Eckel.

Rebecca Delius (Source: Google)


I’ve only ever had very pleasant experiences with Green Hills Smiles. Reception is friendly and engaging, the hygienists are personable and work efficiently but gently and the doctor is easy to talk to and is patient with questions. The office itself is clean and all of the equipment seems very new and state of the art. Would definitely recommend and will keep returning.

Kristi McClellan (Source: Google)


The office was easy to find and on a nice section of town. The office was clean and decorated nice. The staff were all very friendly. It wasn’t crowded so they were able to take me back immediately. My dental hygienist was great. I believe her name was Heather. She was kind and very knowledgeable! She took her time and did a great job cleaning my teeth! The doctor came in briefly but he was very pleasant as well! I have always felt that cleanings can be uncomfortable as I try to make conversation with a hand or tools in my mouth but this office has TVs on the ceiling so that made it way more enjoyable and comfortable! The hour that I spent there flew by so fast that I didn’t even know an hour had passed! I would definitely recommend this office to anyone! (I’m even trying to get my husband to set up an appt there!)

Mike P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


I am from out of town, and needed an emergency procedure done.  I am very glad that I called Dr. Eckel — he was incredibly helpful. He worked very carefully on my complicated procedure, even fixing where other dentists had previously went wrong.  He uses state-of-the-art equipment and charged an extremely fair price.  He was easy to talk with and seemed genuinely interested in giving me the best care possible.  I highly recommend his practice to anyone seeking a dentist in the area.  5 out of 5.

Elisaliz L. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eckel is the best. I have always had such big fears of dental work. I am very nervous and Dr. Eckel makes me feel comfortable and will go the extra mile to make sure I am comfortable. I love that I get to see all the same people and you can definantly feel the family like atmosphere. Ms.Jackie is awesome and she always makes sure I am comfortable aswell! I absolutely love thier receptionist Sara! She is so on it! She always makes it a point to check on me. She always accomodates for my scheduling needs. She makes me feel so comfortable. I feel like I can ask her any question and she will find an answer.

Rose DeJaynes Defend (Source: Facebook)


If there were more than 5 stars available for this review – then I would give every star available to Dr. Eckel! He is the nicest, kindest, caring dentist that I have ever been to in my 64 years of life!! I was reluctant to see a new dentist because they were my least favorite people. But, Dr. Eckel is wonderful. He put me at ease on the very first visit. He worked with my insurance company to get the treatment I needed. I was still a little uneasy about the first treatment appointment. I was surprised right off the bat! He doesn’t use that nasty tasting swab thing to numb the gum and then that horrific PINCH of the numbing solution going into your gum. He taps on the area and I NEVER FELT A THING!!! When he said “ok, let’s let that sit for a bit” I asked him if he had already numbed the area to which he replied “yes”! HE’S THE BEST!!!!! I think Dental schools should clone Dr. Eckel! He is one in a million! His interaction with his patients is great! He’s the first dentist, in my life, that didn’t make me feel like $$$$$ when I walked into his office. He LISTENED to me. Then he examined my problems and told me what he would do if it were him! He broke my treatment plans into several appointments so I wouldn’t have problems opening my jaw the next day. I just can’t say enough about him. He makes you feel like you are his only patient today. Jackie in the front office is the sweetest person. She has a knack with patients and is very concerned and caring. I only wish I had found Green Hills Smiles sooner. Thank you Dr. Eckel and thank you Jackie for all the kindness, care and concern that you have shown to me over the past few weeks. I look forward to finishing up the treatment plan with the very best Dentist in the whole USA!!!!!!!!! Keep up the excellent work!

Kyle Seitz (Source: Google)


Was a little uneasy upon arrival because admittedly hadn’t been to the dentist in years. Alexa was exceptional in the way she eliminated any anxiety I had. Also, she was very gentile throughout the process. I will absolutely reference this office to friends and anyone who is looking for the best possible experience.

Toya W. from Antioch, Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Green Hills Smiles are the best! My first appointment was through groupon because I did not have dental insurance. The entire staff was professional and friendly. Although I had no insurance, I was treated with the greatest care and concern that anyone could ask for. I was given a thorough explanation of the work I needed and after considering my situation many payment options were discussed since I had no insurance.  I had an emergency before my insurance kicked in and she squeezed me in. When I arrived to the appointment I was welcomed and didn’t have to wait. Just as before Dr. Eckel treated me with an incredible amount of kindness and patience. He is personable and I did not feel rushed. He was very calming and checked on me throughout the procedure. I couldn’t ask for a better dentist. I recommend this dental office to my friends and family

Tina S. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Eckel is an excellent dentist. He does great work, is prompt, professional and makes you feel very comfortable. He takes his time to do it right and did an excellent job on my crowns. His staff is also very professional and friendly. Somehow, he makes it a pleasant experience even when he’s drilling in your mouth. I didn’t think that was possible. I also love how he has HGTV on the TV on the ceiling. It’s the best experience I’ve had with a dentist.

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


I tried Green Hills Smiles thanks to a groupon, but I will be going back. Everyone at the office was great — the receptionist was friendly, welcoming, and helpful. My dental hygienist, Jackie (sp?), was wonderful– thorough, gentle, and fun to talk to (but didn’t make me talk with my mouth full of toothpaste). And Greg was easy to talk to, encouraging, and really seemed to know his stuff. The billing was easy, they were very friendly to uninsured patients, and it was all smooth and pleasant. I know that I’m just kind of rambling here– but I really hate going to the dentist, and I get a little effusive when I find one that doesn’t stress me out. Highly recommended!

Lacy R. from Franklin, TN (Source: Yelp)


If you are looking for a dentist in the area, Dr. Eckel is awesome! He always goes above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and ease my anxiety. I must admit, the ceiling tv’s do help create a great distraction! He is very gentle and thorough with his work. I feel like he’s a doctor you can trust. I’ve had dentist in the past half way fix a tooth or do unnecessary work, but that has not been my experience with Dr. Eckel. Comfortable office, inviting staff, and conveniently located…I highly recommend checking this office out!

Heh Miao (Source: Google)


My wife felt there was a hole on one of her teeth. We called Greenhills Smiles, which is our dental provider. As before, my wife was let in the next morning. Dr. Eckel examed her tooth and filled the hole quickly. The charge is very reasonable.. Great job! Highly recommend for those who are looking for a highly qualified dentist.

Dionne D. from Memphis, TN (Source: Yelp)


One of the best experiences I’ve ever had at the dentist! The staff is friendly, relaxed and informative.  Dr. Eckels is very personable. The whole atmosphere is laid back so it takes the anxiety of a dental visit away immediately.  Plus I had a great teeth cleaning and will be going back for some additional work!

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


The team at green hills smiles is wonderful. All the services i’ve received here have been great. I’ve received cleanings as well as other dental work, all wonderful. update: jacquie contacted me and let me know that there were issues with the insurance company that were resolved, and they are now able to continue to service it until december. cheers to that! everything below this is old news. However, after being told that my insurance would be supported for the rest of the year (2018) in February, I got a message today that it will no longer be accepted after June 20 (today is june 13). There are no available appointments before my coverage stops, and the office is closed for the final week of coverage! I can’t change my dental coverage until next year. This notification should have been sent out months ago, and they shouldn’t have said that coverage would extend to the end of the year at any point if this option was on the table. I’ve given three stars, because the actual service is great. Poor communication and poor execution of policies loses two sta i will alter my review if there was communication that I missed.

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


I can hardly express how pleased I am with my experiences. On my first visit two years ago, I was given a comprehensive treatment plan that is very reasonable and have already had one crown replaced with no interest financing. The very low-turnover staff is genuine, friendly, and compassionate; and the lovely office is located on a beautiful, quiet street with plenty of free parking. Tell them Harrison sent you!

Keiron Miles (Source: Google)


Super clean dental space. Staff is so friendly and calming if you have dental anxiety like me. They are tedious yet gentle. They also have the latest tools in dental technology. They are open and honest about finances; they don’t try to scam you. The check in process and appointment reminders are great and professional.

Kalee R (Source: Google)


We drive a commute of 1+ hour to visit a good dentist. And it is 100% worth the drive. My son had his first ever dentist appointment with dr. Eckel and his staff. They were very thorough in cleaning and inspecting his teeth. Dr. Eckel even gave a recommendation to a pediatrician dentist to go to for some fillings. Everyone worked so nicely with my son and he left the dentist office so happy! My family and I will continue to use Green Hill Smiles!

Ravi S. from Miami Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


A really great dentist, accepts a wide variety of insurance and takes pride in his work. His staff is friendly as well. He spends a lot of time with his patients and has excellent bedside manner – a breath of fresh air coming from NYC. Does not push unnecessary procedures or treatments. Has new technology for deep cleaning which speeds up the process.