OMS-Nash-2017-westDr. Kevin West is a native of Middle Tennessee. After completing undergraduate training at Western Kentucky University he obtained his doctorate of dental medicine and masters in oral biology at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He returned to Nashville to complete his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. West joined OMSNashville in 2007. He maintains a full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery practice including reconstructive surgery, removal of wisdom teeth and dental implants. Dr. West also maintains hospital privileges at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Skyline Medical Center and Baptist Hospital. He serves as a clinical associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as well as volunteers actively at the Interfaith Dental Clinic, a local non-profit committed to providing dental services to underserved communities.

Dr. West and his wife Beth have two children, a daughter and a son. He enjoys traveling, playing golf, and is an active member of Brentwood Baptist Church.


University of Louisville School of Dentistry
D.M.D., M.S.

Western Kentucky University


Dental, Tennessee # DS0000008272

Post-Doctoral Training

Chief Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Surgical Intern, Department of General Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Tennessee Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Brentwood Baptist Medical Dental Unit Volunteer
  • Oral Surgery Advisory Counsel
  • Interfaith Dental Clinic

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Staff Volunteer Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Interfaith Dental Clinic

Patient Reviews

  • “My journey started a little over three years ago with a referral from my dentist. Dr. West and his staff are amazing! They are so friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services!”

  • “I am totally impressed and think very highly of Dr. West. He is a real professional and at the same time is very personal in his approach to me as a patient. The folks who support him are the same. I have been treated extremely well from start to finish.”

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Research Experience

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Retrospective Analysis of 100 Tx’d Pts
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

University of Louisville
Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry/Department of Orthodontics
Master’s Program in Oral Biology

University of Tennessee – Knoxville
National Science Foundation
Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Enhancement Benefit versus Histogram Distribution in Photostimulable Phosphor Cephalometrics KD West, et al. Poster Presentation, University of Louisville Student Convention, February 6, 2002.

The Use of Enhancement Benefits with Photostimulable Phosphors on Cephalometric Landmark Kentucky Dental Association Table Clinic Presentation, April 13, 2002.

Volunteer & Community Service Activities

  • Interfaith Dental Clinic Volunteer
  • Brentwood Baptist Medical Dental Unit Volunteer

1998 to 1999
Western Kentucky University National Alumni Association Board MemberInterfaith Dental Clinic


Gerald Springer, Chanda Elam, Anna Edwards, Craig Bowe, David Boyles, John Bartmess, Martin Chandler, Kevin West, Jan Williams, James Green, Richard M. Pagni*, and George W. Kabalka*:
Chemical and Spectroscopic Studies Related to the Lewis Acidity of Lithium Perchlorate in Diethyl Ether. – J. Org. Chem. 1999, 64(7), 2202-2210.

KD West, SE Vickers, AM Silveria, BE Johnson, JP Scheetz, TT Farman, AG Farman:
Enhancement Benefit Versus Histogram Distribution in Photostimulable Phosphor Cephalometics. – J of Dental Research, 2002, 81, A-430.

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