Steven Hecklin Dentistry
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Steven Hecklin Dentistry
Steven Hecklin, DMD
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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Molly D. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


I had a first class experience at Dr. Steven Hecklin and Dr. Brittany Burd’s Office and I definitely plan on being a repeat patient. They quickly got me an appointment within a week and at a time that worked for me. Their online new client on-boarding process was super easy and quick. I just needed to give my basic information and compete a quick medical history questionnaire. It only took about ten minutes to complete everything. This eliminated having to do a formal check-in and filling out paperwork on the day of my appointment. Great communication and reminders via email and text about my upcoming appointment. They even sent me a calendar event for my appointment so I could automatically add it to my calendar on my phone. Since we are in COVID they had me call from my car when I got there the day of my appointment. Once they told me I could come in, I was greeted by a friendly staff wearing a mask. They sprayed my hands with sanitizer and took my temp then walked me straight back to my room. The office was bright and clean and friendly. The dental assistant Ashley was very friendly and professional and Dr. Brittany Burd was awesome! I was there for a cosmetic procedure to fill a few small gaps and file down some ridges on my front teeth. It was painless and I was out of the chair in and hour. These are things I’ve wanted to fix about my smile for YEARS! I always assumed it would cost $1,500+ and require a retainer or invisaline. I already had braces as a kid and didn’t want to go through that again. I’m SO glad I consulted with Dr. Burd and she told me about bonding as a solution. This was a game changer for me. Now I have the smile I always wanted. I couldn’t be more pleased or impressed with my experience at their office. In summary, go see Dr. Hecklin or Dr. Burd. They are awesome. They do great work. Great staff. Affordable. Just do it!

Elizabeth Southard (Source: Google)


I can always rest assured that I am in the best of care when ya’ll are taking care of my dental needs. Everyone is so gentle and careful to keep me comfortable when you are treating me. You’re always so professional and responsive to my needs. Thank you for being My Dentist!

Deborah T. from La Vergne, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hecklin is a Dentist (DMD) and a Doctor (MD) but most importantly he is a person who genuinely cares about the patient (YOU)! His caring is also reflected in his staff and their attitudes toward YOU! In a time where most doctors treat you like you are a number in a cattle call, Dr. Hecklin treats you like an important human being that is there to insure the best treatment possible for your oral and dental health and confidence in your smile. He is adamant that things are done RIGHT, and that you are satisfied, and that thinks LOOK GOOD and that you are PLEASED! I’ve seen him send things back to the LAB over and over if it is not done perfectly. I have been using him for years and have never left his office without being happy with what he did, even when there were some tuff problems to solve. I am sort of a difficult patient, I hate pain, I do not do well with dentists, I don’t like people working in my mouth, I am afraid of needles and I have PTSD. I came to Dr. Hecklin when another dentist really botched up some of my dental work and I was very unhappy and having dental problems. Dr. Hecklin worked with me to get them all straightened out. I would recommend him to anyone who is really searching for a Dentist that knows what the heck he is doing and really CARES about you and the end result and your ongoing dental health! He is not only a choice that I have never regretted, but a choice that I can SMILE about every single time! D. Thomas

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


I used to see Dr. Hecklin for my regular dental care. Then life happened, and before I knew it, years had gone by without a dental check up. I went back to Dr. Hecklin’s office yesterday for x-rays, a cleaning and an exam. Dr. Hecklin and his staff welcomed me and did not judge me for not coming in sooner. EVERYONE that I came in contact with at his office was kind and professional. I have some minor dental issues going on and Dr. Hecklin explained them to me in a way that I could understand. I am so glad I went back, and I look forward to my next 6 month check up and cleaning.

K L (Source: Google)


I had a wonderful first visit with the staff at Dr. Hecklin’s office. They were very welcoming to me as a new patient and both Lindsay (hygienist) and Dr. Burd (dentist) both listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I didn’t feel like “just another patient” here. My cleaning was very thorough and gentle. I would highly recommend this practice based on my first experience.

Jon R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a lot of work done on my teeth in the last 1/14 years, due to misalignment, poor chewing habits and wear and tear from grinding at night. I talked with Dr Hecklin and he clearly explained how I could achieve a result that would leave me with a perfect bite, and strong, attractive teeth. He first referred me to Dr A. Joel Gluck for “Invisalign” braces to position my teeth correctly. After 54 weeks, my teeth were in perfect alignment and ready for the next phase. Dr. Hecklin then replaced my middle-upper 12 teeth and my middle lower 12 teeth (which all were badly worn) with porcelain crowns. I now have an attractive smile, and can chew easily and comfortably. Throughout this process, I was amazed by the complete professionalism of Dr. Hecklin and his assistants, and the entire staff. All in all, a great experience.

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


My family loves Dr. Hecklin!!!! I have recommended him to all of my friends! My husband and other news people sang his praises when I was looking for a local dentist a decade ago. He created a beautiful bridge in my mouth and performs every task as painlessly as possible. I trust him completely. My child has been going to him since age 3 and he is so patient, kind, and compassionate with her. She has had to have quite a few baby teeth pulled and he really takes his time with her and is so very sensitive to her needs. He does a beautiful job in the most painless way possible! My daughter and I were both traumatized from bad experiences other places. Our trust did not come easily. I am so grateful to be able to have such a wonderful dentist for both myself and my child!

B Hedrick (Source: Google)


Dr. Hecklin has been my dentist for over 25 years. He’s not the type of dentist who recommends things a patient doesn’t need. Now, my daughter goes to him and he’s great with her as well. His staff has been with him for years which says a lot about him. Vanessa at the front desk and Beth, my hygienist are fantastic! I highly recommend Dr. Hecklin and this dental practice!

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


I LOVE THIS PRACTICE!!! I came into Dr. Hecklin’s office for X-rays and a general workup. Everyone was so nice and I can see they truly care about the client. It was nice to walk into an office with smiling faces. I am very self conscious about my mouth due to some dental care lack in the past, but Dr.Hecklin welcomed me and did not judge my mouth. He told me that it was ok and he was going to help. So far I am loving my mouth and smile a lot more often. I just want to give a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for being to amazing!!!!

Meredith G. from Bellevue, Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hecklin became my dentist through a google search years ago when I had a tooth literally break in half! I called the office and they worked me in same day! Since that first appointment, he has been absolutely amazing at helping me perfect my smile! Everyone in his office is so kind and so welcoming! If you’re looking for the best, you’ve found it with this group!

Debbie Gold (Source: Google)


I have a fear of going to the dentist. Without a doubt, Dr. Hecklin’s office made me feel comfortable and at ease . From clearnings to a recent crown, I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Hecklin and his staff. Kind, caring, compassionate and professional If anyone is looking for a great Dentist, I would highly recommend him!

Kristen Hollis (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Hecklin my entire life. He is loved and respected by all of his patients. We’ve had multiple emergency dental situations, and he has always been willing to help us even when it has been outside of office hours. I know that I can trust him with my teeth which is a huge comfort every time I walk into their office. I’ve also seen Dr. Schlessel which has been an equally comforting and successful experience. Highly recommend both of them for cosmetic and routine dentistry!

Deborah Thomas (Source: Google)


When I unknowingly bit down on a cherry pit and crushed my molar I panicked: I was in SO MUCH PAIN! I called Dr. Hecklin’s office but they had already left the office for the day. I called his emergency number and was extremely relived to hear his voice. I told him what had happened as best as I could through so much pain. He told me to come on into the office now; it was after hours. He and his sweet wife met me there. He took one look at my crushed tooth and said you need an oral surgeon RIGHT NOW. Within the hour he had me lined up for oral surgery, and within 4 hours my surgery was done and I was back home recovering. This was a harrowing, painful and unexpected experience, but I am forever grateful to the compassion and kindness Dr. Hecklin showed to me along with the patience and caring of his wonderful supportive staff. Circumstances don’t make us who we are, they reveal who we are…..when the chips are down, you can count on Dr. Heclkin and his staff. They are the VERY BEST!!! Now that its for my implant to replace the molar, 3 guesses who is doing that? EXACTLY!

Lesa Byrum (Source: Google)


I’ve known Dr. Hecklin for many years….and I must say…he is among the very TOP of those dentists that is knowledgeable, conservative, passionate, patient, laid back, and a pleasure to have as my dentist! The office is inviting, relaxing and FUN!…yes, FUN! The staff is equally as knowledgeable, passionate, welcoming, laid back! It’s so calming and refreshing to know I am well-taken care of and that I matter in this fast pace of “next” in the service industry. Thank you Dr. Hecklin for taking such GREAT care of me and my mouth!

Brittany Clark (Source: Yelp)


ATTENTION! If you’re looking for a great dentist in Nashville TN, go see Dr. Shawn Schlessel! First off, let me begin by telling you about the nightmare I had before someone recommended going to Dr. Hecklin and Dr. Schlessel’s office. I had not been to the dentist in 5 years, so when I got a flyer in the mail for a $60 cleaning at different office in the neighborhood, I figured it was time to make an appointment. I went in for a cleaning an was told that I had 6 cavities that needed to be filled costing total of $1,539. I was shocked. Even though it had been quite some time since I visited the dentist office, I practice good oral hygiene and felt that they weren’t being completely truthful with their diagnosis. I am currently a graduate student with a limited budget, so I tried going to a local dental school for a cheaper second opinion. The student who saw me appeared to have no idea what she was doing. It took an hour to get my x-rays completed and she kept stabbing me mouth with the equipment throughout the process. After the painful examination was done, the student and her teacher told me I only had 2 cavities that needed to be filled, but I sure as hell wasn’t going back there to let them do the fillings. Finally, someone recommended I go see Dr. Schlessel and praise Jesus Hallelujah that they did! First off, the receptionist there was very sweet and helpful. We had to go back an forth a few times on the phone to get my X-rays sent over from the other office and she was always quick to call me back. She even sent me a link so that I could fill out my paperwork online before I arrived to my appointment which was convenient. Dr. Schlessel, who was super friendly and professional, looked over my previous X-rays and paperwork, then did a thorough examination. Guess what, he determined that I actually was CAVITY FREE!!! However, I do need to get my wisdom teeth taken out so he referred me to an oral surgeon whom he trusts. I also appreciated his patience and time spent answering any questions I had while I was there. Bottom line, Dr. Schlessel is a dentist you can TRUST. He isn’t trying to deceive you and convince you to go through with dental work you don’t actually need, unlike the other 2 places I visited. My experience at Dr. Hecklin Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was awesome and I plan on using them for my dental care as long as I’m living in Nashville.

Theresa Tarkington Kersey (Source: Google)


I have been seeing Dr Hecklin since we moved to TN 18 years ago. You will not find a better dentist (and person) anywhere. I was a dental phobic person, but he was understanding and always took time with me, now I look forward to seeing him, and all the wonderful ladies who work there! He also has a wonderful new associate Dr. Sean Schlessel whom I have also seen and he is very cool too! I love these guys, they have worked wonders with my very challenging teeth!

Stryker Warren (Source: Google)


I have been a patient for 20+ years; oral hygiene to restorative procedures; evident is great leadership by Dr. Hecklin; the entire staff is exemplary clinically and their systems are patient-centric; Steve has also built a referral network that is exceptional when needed; I have referred others whose experiences have been exceptional as well; Steve quickly demonstrates competence, compassion and is excellent communicating. This office has been dependably capable of turning experiences that many of us become anxious over into a collaborative discussion and an outcome that is what a patient seeks in every dimension: communication, compassion, outcome and follow-up. Simply exemplary.

Susan Andrews (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about Dr. Steven Hecklin and how grateful I am to have him as my dentist. I have some difficult issues and am having six implants at once. He has gone above and beyond to ensure every step is taken for the best results and the least amount of discomfort. He even met me on a Sunday with an issue. I very highly recommend him and his amazing staff!

Lynda W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hecklin and Dr. Burd are doing everything to insure the safety of their patients. I felt completely comfortable going in for my last appointment and was pleased that I was able to get in as soon as I asked for an appointment. I have gone to this dentist office for over 40 years and would not go to any other dental practice. The staff members are the best too. They are friendly, competent and go out of their way to help patients. I highly recommend this dental practice.

Terri P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Our family has used Dr. Hecklin’s office for our dental needs for over twenty years! His dental hygienists and office staff are great. Dr. Brittney Bird is fairly new to the practice and I saw her recently for an old crown that had split and needed replacement. With Covid-19, they are doing a great job with furniture spacing in the reception area as well as new protocols to make all patients feel safe during this pandemic.

Avi P. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I have been patients or Dr. Hecklin’s for nearly 20 years and both consider him to be at the very top of his profession. No one is eager to go to the dentist … but Steve goes out of his way to be welcoming and make our experience as comfortable as possible. He is always concerned about, and goes out of his way to minimize, any discomfort we experience. We have great confidence in him both as a caretaker of our dental health and as a creative problem solver whenever dental issues arise. Steve is highly skilled and empathic, a great combination. As pleased as we are with the care he gives us, we are equally as pleased with the staff in his office. Without hesitation, the Poster family stands with applause at the care we have been given and would recommend Steve, without reservation, to others. … Avi Poster

Avi Poster (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been patients or Dr. Hecklin’s for nearly 20 years and both consider him to be at the very top of his profession. No one is eager to go to the dentist … but Steve goes out of his way to be welcoming and make our experience as comfortable as possible. He is always concerned about, and goes out of his way to minimize, any discomfort we experience. We have great confidence in him both as a caretaker of our dental health and as a creative problem solver whenever dental issues arise. Steve is highly skilled and empathic, a great combination. As pleased as we are with the care he gives us, we are equally as pleased with the staff in his office. Without hesitation, the Poster family stands with applause at the care we have been given and would recommend Steve, without reservation, to others. … Avi Poster

Hilda Wilsdorf (Source: Google)


Dr. Hecklin and all of his staff go the extra mile to make sure you are both happy and comfortable with their service. I’ve had many procedures (crowns, fillings, veneers) done by Dr. Hecklin and can attest that not only were they done professionally but also painlessly. If you’re looking for exceptional dental work at a fair price Dr. Hecklin is the one to see!

George B. from Forest Hills, TN (Source: Yelp)


I have been a very satisfied patient of Dr. Hecklin for twenty eight years. The quality of dental services is first rate and the staff are very professional and care about the patient’s satisfaction. The longevity of many of the staff is also a strong indicator of a high quality clinical practice, staff, and leadership. Also, Dr. Hecklin has responded promptly and effectively to a few emergency dental situations I have had over the past twenty eight years, whether I have been in or out of town. I would recommend Dr. Hecklin and his dental practice without any reservation.

Mitch P. from Brentwood, TN (Source: Yelp)


Everyone at the office of Dr. Hecklin and Dr. Schlessel is the best! From Leslie at the front desk, to Lindsey, who cleaned my teeth, to Dr. Schlessel, who filled in for a vacationing Dr. Hecklin…all were very professional, very nice and very friendly! Do yourself a favor. If you are looking for a dentist, look no further, and see Drs. Hecklin and Schlessel. It will be the best decision that you have made in a long time.

Tammy K. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Hecklin has been my dentist for 3 years. As soon as I walk in I ‘am always greeted with a warm welcome and a smile. The employees give the office a family like atmosphere and my teeth have never looked better than they do now. I highly recommend Dr Hecklin and his awesome staff over any dentist I have used.

Todd B. from Pleasant View, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr Hecklin and his staff went above and beyond to give me a great smile! Dr. Hecklin came up with a plan of action and kept me informed throughout. He sets your mind at ease while working on your teeth. I had several crowns and a bridge put in. Dr. Shawn put in a permanent crown and did an amazing job as well. It was fast and painless! It was so nice to go to a dentist group that understands my needs. I would highly recommend him and his staff!

Barbara McGee (Source: Google)


Dr. Hecklin has truly mastered the art of refined dentistry. Like many, I used to hate going to the dentist. But Dr. Hecklin has always treated me with calm and careful expertise. Not only am I confident I am getting the best care available, but his capable, professional and polite staff always make me feel they are glad to see me. I recommend his office to many and especially recommend him to all who fear going to the dentist!

Joy Murphey (Source: Google)


Got to appt. Wait time was less than 5 minutes. Morgan was kind, funny, engaging and interested in my health and oral hygiene. Saw Dr.Heckin and said my teeth look good and asked about my health. Wished me a Merry Christmas. Set an appt for 6 months. All staff was personable and helpful. Thank you again, Joy.

Whitney D. from Nashville, TN (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Hecklin and his entire team are amazing!! My family has gone to him for more than 25 years. He makes sure that everything is perfect before you leave the office. My daughter just had to have a dental implant. Dr. Hecklin worked with our oral surgeon to fashion the temporary tooth and his temporaries look better than most permanents I’ve seen. Same with his crowns. From start to finish, he makes sure everything is done right. I feel like that office is family – from the front desk to the hygienists to the dental assistants. You not only will get the best dental care, you will be supported from the minute you walk into the office. Dental work isn’t always fun but at Dr. Hecklin’s, not only will the work be done right, it’s the most comforting, caring environment. I can’t recommend the practice more highly.

Larisa W. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I came to Dr. Hecklin after some not-so-good experiences with other dentists.  He was recommended to me by a coworker who had recommended him to countless others – and she said everyone seemed to love him.  So I went to his office and was NOT disappointed.  His staff members are so easy to work with, are flexible, and they know their stuff.  Plus, for the first time in a while, I did not feel like I was being taken advantage of by a dentist diagnosing things that did not need fixing.  Dr. Hecklin and his staff are trustworthy and friendly.  Highly recommended.

Hillary Kaplan (Source: Google)


My three sons, husband and I have all been patients of Dr. Hecklin for years. Dr. Hecklin and his staff always provide the highest level of care and professionalism. In addition to routine dental hygiene/cleaning visits, our family has had experience with both restorative and cosmetic procedures done by Dr. Hecklin and we could not be happier. Every member of the staff is friendly and highly-skilled. I highly recommend Dr. Hecklin and his practice!!

Julie Schoerke (Source: Google)


Dr. Hecklin has been our family dentist for 15 years and has always been amazing, along with his team. My son had an issue with having been hurt by a dentist when he was a little boy and Dr. Hecklin was the first dentist to be able to work on his teeth again because of his patience and compassion. We’ve had various dentists around the country and this is the guy we’ll always stick with!

Christina Saulnier (Source: Google)


Dr.Hecklin, Dr.Shawn and staff are AMAZING! I came to them with a lot of dental anxiety as a result of previous negative dental experiences. After only my first visit with this office my anxiety was gone. Everyone is friendly and caring and I actually look forward to getting to see everyone when I have an appointment. I HIGHLY recommend Dr.Hecklin and Dr.Shawn for all of your dental needs!

David Goodman (Source: Google)


Covid-19 update: The practice has re-opened and is now seeing patients on a limited basis. I went in yesterday for a 6-month checkup and was very impressed with the sanitary precautions in place. Everyone was wearing face masks, the seats in the waiting area have been rearranged, and plexiglass panels have been hung in front of the clerical area. I received a “pre-screen” call before before my visit to check on my current health and was screened again when I entered the office. I’m considered “high risk” due to my age and health condition so I’m very concerned about exposing myself to danger. During my visit, I felt very comfortable with the safety precautions Dr. Hecklin and his staff have put in place. Totally pleased with the practice! When I broke a tooth, “Dr. Shawn” was able to see me as soon as I arrived at the office and temporarily repaired the tooth until a crown could be made. Drs Hecklin and Schlessel care very deeply about their patients and it shows. I recommend them 100%!