Dr. Baese DDS

Jon Baese, DDS


Dr. Baese (Bay-see) is a Nashville native who founded the 12 South Dental Studio out of his vision for providing a unique dental experience to the Nashville community. He has completed extensive training and experience in cosmetic dentistry and began pursuing complex dental cases early in his career. His love for learning and his pursuit of excellence have led him to complete intensive training at Spear Education in Scottsdale, Arizona and at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington. He is also a certified “DuraThin Prepless Veneer” clinician.

Dr. Baese is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Tennessee Dental Association (TDA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He received an Award of Excellence from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain as well as admission into the Dean Odontological Society, an Honorary Society for exceptional educational achievement.

He has also received recognition as the Phillip E. Isaacman Master Waxer for his attention to detail and ability to replicate natural dental anatomy. Dr. Baese graduated with a degree in Biology and a minor in Business from Lipscomb University before graduating from the University of Tennessee with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

He met his wife, Kristin, while serving the people of Guatemala and have since led several trips to the area to provide dental care to the rural areas. They have been married since 2009 and as of 2018 added twin boys to their family. Dr. Baese and his family enjoy traveling, backpacking and exploring the new restaurants of Nashville.



Office Manager

Michelle was born and raised in Louisiana. She made Nashville her home in 1999. Michelle started out working in dentistry as an assistant in 1996 and in 2018 joined 12 South Dental Studio as the Office Manager. She loves helping and connecting with patients while working alongside an awesome team. Outside of the office she enjoys tackling DIY home projects, hiking and kayaking.


Patient Care Coordinator

Taylor is from Memphis and now lives in Nashville with her husband, Matt, and her daughter, Hazel. She has her Master’s Degree in Social Work but changed paths a few years ago and is so thankful to have landed at 12 South Dental Studio. Her favorite part of her job is connecting with our patients and making everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our office. When not at work, Taylor loves spending time with her husband and daughter, having game nights with friends, and enjoying a good wine and charcuterie board.


Dental Hygienist

Allison is from Lexington, KY and joined the 12 South Dental Studio team in 2015. She graduated from Western Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Allison has always loved going to the dentist, which has fueled her passion to make this her career. She’s thoughtful about making each patient appointment relaxing and enjoyable!

When not at work, you can catch Allison at the local gyms around town or out trying new restaurants.



Dental Hygienist

Kayla is from Jackson, TN and joined the 12 South Dental Studio team in 2016. She graduated from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Kayla enjoys focusing on each patients’ different needs in order to build an ongoing and trusting relationship with them. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, staying involved in church and spending time with her energetic little boy, Johnston and her husband Mark.



Registered Dental Assistant

Natalie moved to Nashville in 2011 after graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Marketing. After realizing how much a smile meant to her, she obtained her certification at the Dental Staffing School of Tennessee in 2015.

She enjoys connecting with her patients on a personal level while providing a helpful hand to Dr.Baese. When not at work, Natalie enjoys working retail on the weekends, walks around the neighborhood with her dog, Gary, and spending time with family and friends.

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12 South Dental Studio - Dentist in Nashville, TN
Our Location

2700 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204​​

Contact Us

Phone 615.832.6300

Fax 615.832.6308


Office Hours

Monday: 7 am - 4 pm

Tuesday: 7 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 7 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 7 am - 4 pm

Friday: 7 am - 4 pm