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Choosing a Dentist


Choosing a dentist should be an important decision, and the first step is finding the right fit for you. Getting a recommendation from a friend or family member is an excellent place to start. You can also check out reviews of other dentists online to get a better idea of what to expect.


Having been in the dental profession for over twenty years, Dr. McNutt has dedicated his career to helping children and their families. He has a passion for giving back to the dental community and is committed to mentoring future dental students.

His first love is his wife and family. He enjoys watching Baylor sports and skiing. He also has a hobby of reading. Currently, he practices hygiene on a case-by-case basis, but he still enjoys spending time with his family.

He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with honors and is an active American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry member. He has also been trained in advanced pediatric anesthesia and growth and development. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is on the faculty at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

He has a Master of Science in Orthodontics and a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He has received the Dean’s Leadership Award and the Certificate of Merit from the American Society of Dentistry for Children. He has been involved in civic activities and has lectured at various educational conferences.


Among other honors, McNutt has received the American Society of Dentistry for Children Certificate of Merit. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association and the Nashville Dental Society. Currently, he serves as the official corporate sponsor of Best Buddies of Tennessee.

Wheaton College with the Leland Ryken Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities has also recognized him. His research has been published in academic journals and has received international grants. He is currently researching the French Bible through the Enlightenment. In addition, he co-edits a volume of edited works for the Wheaton Theology Conference and InterVarity Press Academic.

He was awarded a Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union in 1988 for his contributions to deep-sea exploration. He has been on a dozen deep-sea expeditions. He is the former director of the United States Geological Survey and has served as chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.


Among the many hobbies of Dr. McNutt is his devotion to the Texas Longhorn. This die-hard Longhorn fan has attended several games. He has also been a staunch supporter of the University of Texas at Austin. He has an honorary doctorate from several universities and holds memberships in the Dallas County Medical Society, the John Jones Surgical Society, and the Dallas County Academy of Science.

He has been an active member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) since the early 1980s. He has been awarded the Macelwane Medal, as well as the Maurice Ewing Medal, for his contributions to deep-sea exploration. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Modern Woodmen of America. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, he received his BS in physics from Colorado College. His Ph.D. in Earth Sciences was awarded by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Professional Affiliations

During her academic career, Marcia McNutt, DDS, Ph.D., received many honors and awards. Her most notable accomplishments include being the first woman to lead the US Geological Survey. She was also the president of the National Academy of Sciences. Recognizing her achievements, she has been awarded an honorary doctorate from several universities.

In addition to her scientific work, McNutt serves as a church elder. She is active in several professional organizations and speaks to several groups. She has also been recognized for her excellent patient care.

In addition to her work in the medical field, McNutt is an author of books for children. Her newest book, Alley Alligator’s Awesome Smile, helps prepare children for their first dental visit. She also authored an essay for Christianity Today. Her research has led to international grants. She is currently working on the social history of John Calvin’s thoughts. She has also published academic journal articles.