40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

PAIGE MARIE PRATHER

  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Signature Smiles

Age:

30

Name of Practice:

Signature Smiles

Specialty:

General Dentistry

Education:

DDS, Ohio State University; GPR, Dayton Veterans Administration Hospital


Why She Was Nominated

She’s an oral surgeon who’s attracting attention for her willingness to find new products and procedures that will better enable her to serve her patients.

Inspiration

Inspired by her father, an oral surgeon, Dr. Prather has a passion for clinical surgery and offers implant replacement, IV sedation and extractions. “Obviously it runs in the family,” she says.

Tool She Can't Live Without

The WamKey. “I spent years cutting through crowns, which as we all know takes hours. The WamKey allows removal in a matter of minutes and usually preserves the crown enough to be used as a temporary.”

Favorite Office Music

Indie, including Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Ray LaMontagne and Brett Dennen.