Meet Dr. Nabors

A Mississippi native, Dr. Thomas Nabors followed in his father’s footsteps to pursue a career as a dentist. Over his years in practice, Dr. Nabors has earned a reputation as a leading nationwide dental educator and one of Nashville’s top cosmetic dentists. He is known for his incredibly lifelike results with porcelain veneers and his use of state-of-the-art technology to elevate the patient experience.

You’ll find Dr. Nabors practicing out of our dental office in Nashville, TN, alongside Dr. Andrea Clegg, another elite cosmetic dentist.


Cosmetic Dentistry Continuum

Louisiana State University College of Dentistry
New Orleans, LA

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

University of Tennessee Health Science Center: College of Dentistry
Memphis, TN

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Biology, General
Lipscomb University
Nasvhille, TN

Professional Appointments & Distinctions

Dr. Nabors is a published academic author, developer of dental protocols, and highly regarded lecturer. Dentists from around the country visit Nashville to learn from him. In 2022, Dr. Nabors and Dr. Clegg founded Beam Education, dedicated to hosting continuing education courses in veneers and periodontal treatment protocols.

Co-Founder—OralDNA Labs

Dr. Nabors co-founded the first laboratory dedicated to salivary diagnostics in the United States.

Clinical Mentor—Veneer Training

The Hornbrook Group

Trademark Holder and Developer—Modular Periodontal Therapy

This comprehensive approach to periodontics is intended to help dental professionals provide the most effective care for gum disease in all stages.

Trademark and Patent Work–ORTHOgami

This innovative tool that makes flossing with orthodontic appliances easier can be found at major retailers nationwide.


Best of Show Award—Smile Gallery Competition

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Annual Scientific Session

ACE Award for Continuing Education

Tennessee Dental Association

In the Spirit of Giving

Community and charity are very important to Dr. Nabors. He has performed medical mission work in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras through IC13 since 2010. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Give Back a Smile program and the Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation.


Academy of General Dentistry


American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Accredited Member
Dr. Nabors is also a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Crown Council

Lifetime Qualified Member

American Academy of Facial Esthetics


American Dental Association


Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry


Nashville Dental Society


Outside the Office

Dr. Nabors has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 30 years. They have three children—Wright, Brett, and Sophie. The family loves sports and traveling. Even as the kids have grown and left the nest, they still make sure to take an annual vacation to Disney World together.

Dr. Nabors is also an avid automotive enthusiast. He renovated his own “shop in the woods” down in Fairview, TN, where he restores vintage cars. You’ll find Dr. Nabors on the track, too. In fact, he recently won the 2023 National Auto Sport Association’s TT1 class for the Mid-South series. If you’re a gearhead yourself, be sure to let Dr. Nabors know during your next appointment here in Nashville.

A Spotlight on Smile Design

Dr. Nabor’s talent for dental aesthetics makes him a top cosmetic dentist in Nashville. He stands apart for his thorough approach to smile design, which involves a one-on-one analysis of a patient’s:

  • Lip Structure
  • Facial Movements
  • Gum Health
  • Skin Tone
  • Tooth Alignment
  • Tooth Shape
  • Tooth Contour
  • Tooth Color

He weighs these factors carefully to plan a course of treatment that brings out the very best in not just your smile, but what surrounds it.

All Specialties & Services

A 5-Star Review For Dr. Nabors and Team

"This practice is amazing. My hygienist is excellent—kind, caring and very thorough in her work, and my experience with Dr. Nabors has been very positive. Dr. Nabors was recommended to me by our previous dentist in another city, and now I know why. After a year and a half I can also strongly recommend the practice!" Linda H., 5-Star Google Review

Other Professionals At Our Nashville Practice

Beam Smile Design

Welcome to Beam Smile Design. Led by Drs. Andrea Clegg and Thomas Nabors, our practice in Nashville, TN, offers cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry services to help patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Our affiliations include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics

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