Dr. Bruce McLeod received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and graduated with honors from University of Maryland Dental School. He went on to serve in the United States Navy for 13 years and completed his General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1993, he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He later became the Department Head of Dentistry of the Orlando, Florida Naval Hospital, received the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Service, and became the Oral and Maxillofacial Department Head in Mayport, Florida. In 1997, Dr. McLeod joined OMSNashville as the third partner.

Dr. McLeod is an avid swimmer and participates in yearly open water meets. He enjoys going to TCU games and spending time with his family (wife, Maria, and two daughters, Kristen, and Michelle) and friends on the lake.

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  • “If you are looking for compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, experts in corrective jaw surgery, then Dr. Bruce McLeod and his staff are the only choice… I am 100% sure that I am very pleased with the work and even more pleased with, what I would consider, my new friends.”

  • “Dr. McLeod is incredible. One of the most calm and collected people I’ve ever met. He is a professional through and through. I feel like I was fortunate to get my procedure done by him and his great team!”

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Certification of Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery June 30, 1993
  • Certificate of completion: Branemark intra-oral implants
  • Certificate of completion: Branemark Cranio-facial implant course
  • Trans-mandibular implant course with Dr. Boskar
  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology-One month externship
  • Facial Trauma Course-University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Naval Hospital; Bethesda, Maryland

  • Certificate of Internship: General Practice Residency in Dentistry June 30, 1985
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

University of Maryland Dental School

  • DDS received May 25, 1984
  • George B. Clendenin Memorial Award, International College of Dentist, Highest standing freshman year
  • Gorgas Odontological Honorary Society (top third of class)
  • Gamma Pi Dental Prosthodontic Honorary Society

Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Science, Biology, May 10, 1980

Career History

  • August 1997— Present
  • Private Practice; Hendersonville, Tennessee

August 1996 — August 1997

  • Branch Dental Clinic; Mayport, Florida
  • Department Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

July 1995 — August 1996

  • USS Enterprise CVN 65
  • Battle group Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certification
  • Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Service

July 1993 — July 1995

  • Naval Hospital, Orlando Florida
  • Department Head, Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for all Central Florida military patients
  • ACLS Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Completed 30 Orthognathic cases

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • Tennessee Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Nashville Dental Association

July 1989 — July 1993

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Residency Program

July 1986 — July 1989

  • Naval Dental Clinic; Orlando, Florida
  • 30 months in Oral Surgery Department, Exodontia
  • Infection Control Coordinator, received Navy Achievement Medal for improvements in central sterilization facility
  • Command Social Chairman
  • Casualty Treatment Training Course
  • Oral Surgery short course, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
  • ACLS

July 1985 — July 1986

  • USS Coronado AGF 11
  • Department Head, Dental
  • Welfare and Recreation Officer
  • Wardroom Social Chairman
  • President of the board for a Special Courts Martial
  • BLS instructor
  • ACLS

June 1984 to July 1985

  • Naval Hospital; Bethesda, Maryland
  • General Practice Residency

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