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Get To Know The Team At Snodgrass-King

Article by Kellie Walton

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Franklin Lifestyle

A visit to the dentist can carry with it a touch of anxiety, but the expert team at Snodgrass-King, a full-service dentistry group treating pediatric patients and adults, is committed to making the experience the best it can be. 

Filled with travelers, musicians, parents, and thrill-seekers, get to know the staff at Snodgrass-King locations around Middle Tennessee. 

Dr. Chad Augusty, Orthodontist

Before becoming an orthodontist, Dr. Chad learned to play three instruments (piano, trumpet, and fiddle). Now he enjoys playing video games and trivia, watching movies, and trying new restaurants. When visiting him, be sure to peep his socks – his impressive collection surpasses 170 pairs representing holidays and other fun designs. 

Dr. Matthew Bidwell, General Dentist

Dr. Bidwell loves creating new smiles at Snodgrass-King. When not at work, Dr. Bidwell enjoys hanging out with his new daughter, wake surfing, camping, and picking out bad movies to watch. During lunch breaks, you can catch him one-wheeling on the greenway. Fun fact: Dr. Bidwell has bungee jumped 22 times. 

Dr. Vincent Chiappone, Orthodontist

Snodgrass-King orthodontist Dr. Vincent Chiappone is an Air Force Reserves veteran, who deployed to three separate continents during active-duty rotations. Outside of the office, Dr. C enjoys playing the piano, hiking through Tennessee, swimming, and cooking steaks and chops. 

Dr. Yeganeh Jewell, Orthodontist

Dr. Yeganeh Jewell is an avid traveler who enjoys learning about other cultures. That carries over into working at Snodgrass-King, as she has the opportunity to get to know many wonderful patients and families in the community. In addition to traveling, Dr. Jewell enjoys family time, barre, and biking. “I picked up learning piano after I had my daughter, because I believe it is never too late to learn and do what you are passionate about!”

Dr. John King, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. John King shared that each and every day is a blessing, and he particularly enjoys providing the best care possible to Snodgrass-King patients. Outside of the office, Dr. King enjoys traveling, staying fit and volunteering to help others in need. 

Dr. Patrick Knoell, Pediatric Dentist

Many people dread going to the dentist, but Dr. Knoell enjoys helping uneasy patients have an experience so positive, they look forward to coming back. Dr. Knoell plays electric guitar and enjoys spending time with friends in the sunshine, and he also trained under Cesar Gracie Jie-Jitsu for six years. “I am an LSU alumni and 100 percent die hard LSU Tiger football fanatic. Please don't say 'Roll Tide' in my presence,” Dr. Knoell shared. 

Dr. Horton Li, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Horton Li enjoys cooking and making craft cocktails for family and friends, and traveling around the world. But at Snodgrass-King, he appreciates the wonderful support, friendly staff, family feel and fun work environment. Fun fact: Dr. Li once won a spoonbread eating championship while in college. 

Dr. Tae Park, General Dentist

“I have become a dentist to follow my dad's legacy. He always cared for his patients and treated them with whole heart as if they were his family. He is my role model. I do also LOVE dentistry and enjoy what I do,” Dr. Park shared. His favorite part about working at Snodgrass-King is having a great team with a shared goal of treating patients like family. In addition to dentistry, he enjoys hiking, cars, games, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. 

Dr. Kristin Shuba, General Dentist

As a new mother, parenting is Dr. Shuba’s favorite hobby outside of work. From Russia (with Love), she shared, “Snodgrass-King dental allows me to provide a wide variety of services to my patients including implants and cosmetic dentistry. The practice offers the opportunity for me to work with patients of all ages and build lifelong relationships with them. I love working with my patients and giving them the best dental care available. It is my greatest joy to provide a smile patients can build a future on.”

Dr. Matthew Smith, General Dentist

Dr. Matthew Smith has a wealth of hobbies outside of dentistry. Among them, martial arts, tennis, hiking, and walking his yorkie, Oli. Before becoming a dentist, he worked in music playing classical guitar. Dr. Smith holds two advanced degrees from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. “I love forming meaningful relationships with my patients and helping to restore their confidence and smile one tooth at a time,” Dr. Smith shared. 

Dr. David J. Snodgrass, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Snodgrass is passionate about making every visit to a Snodgrass-King office fun and memorable for both parents and children. With a goal to be remembered as more than just a dentist, Dr. Snodgrass shares his favorite thing about work is, “meeting every family, (many from all over the world), and their most prized possession(s) with my trained and caring staff. And, living up to our pledge to "Give Every Child a Smile to Build Their Future On!"

Snodgrass-King operates four locations around Middle Tennessee: Cool Springs, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro and Spring Hill.

  • Dr. Chad Augusty
  • Dr. Matthew Bidwell
  • Dr. Patrick Knoell, Dr. Yeganeh Jewell and Dr. Tae Park
  • Dr. Kristin Shuba
  • Dr. Matthew Smith
  • Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John King

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