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.

Emily Meltzer DDS

Emily Meltzer, DDS


Dr. Emily Meltzer shares our values in creating a wonderful patient experience. Dr. Meltzer grew up in Philadelphia and later obtained her undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She attended the prestigious Temple University for her dental degree and later completed residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia from 2007-2008. Dr. Meltzer practiced 5 years in Philadelphia and then moved to Baltimore where she practiced an additional 5 years. After starting a family, Dr. Meltzer and her husband decided to move to Nashville with their two children, where they have made 12 South their home.

Dr. Meltzer shares Dr. Baese’s belief in a lifelong commitment to education and strives to stay current with the latest advances in the field of dentistry. She is active in the local dental community and is the sitting Vice President of the Southern Women’s Dental Study Club. She also volunteers her time at Interfaith Dental Clinic and has provided dental care to the people of the Dominican Republic with Operation Smile.

Dr. Meltzer loves spending time with her family and exploring the outdoors. She is an avid runner, hiker and enjoys yoga.

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

2700 12th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37204​​

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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