Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, and Dentistry

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Office Phone:  615-343-9404
Clinic Phone:  615-322-2377

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

1623 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232

Nursing/Clinical Staff

Jeannie WoodJeannie Wood, Nurse Practitioner
Jeannie has been a nurse since 1997, and has experience in ICU, Oncology, Recovery, and Emergency nursing. She became a Nurse Practitioner in 2013 and joined the OMFS team in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, riding horses, and spending time on her farm with her husband and two children.

Lisa Buttrum

Lisa Buttrum, Dental Assistant
Lisa has been a Nashville resident for 12 years. She has been a dental assistant for 4 years.  Lisa enjoys anything involving a challenge, including but not limited to rock climbing, kayaking and white water rafting.

Support Staff

Debbie TrewynDebbie Trewyn, Senior Executive Secretary
A 30-year employee of Vanderbilt, Debbie joined the department in 2008. Prior to that, she worked for many years in the Provost's office. In her spare time, Debbie loves to travel with husband, Bob, and their 100-pound "puppy," Samson.


Teresa FortTeresa A. Fort, Patient Service Representative
With 20 years experience in the medical field, Teresa has been a PSR in the Oral Surgery Dept. for the past 3 years. Teresa’s extracurricular activities include Grand Worthy Matron, Eastern Stars, Queen Esther #1Samson.


Zilphia HowardZilphia Howard, Patient Service Representative
Zilphia has 19 years of experience in the healthcare field. She has served as a PSR with OMS for the past 4 years.

Leigh Ann HardyLeigh Ann Hardy, Registration/Referral Specialist

Leigh Ann has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2007 and joined the Oral Surgery department in 2010. In her spare time, Leigh Ann likes to travel and spend time at the lake, and is an avid Vanderbilt football fan.


Casey BridgemanCasey Bridgeman, Department Education Coordinator
Casey joined Vanderbilt in 2014 as the Education Coordinator for the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department. Her background is in Student Affairs. She enjoys exploring the Nashville music and food scenes, and loves to spend time outdoors. 

Vera PentchevaVera Pentcheva, Referral Specialist
Vera is originally from Bulgaria. She has worked at Vanderbilt for 9 years. She lives with her husband, two children, and lots of pets. Vera loves to bike to work and she swims during her lunch break.


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