Kevin Sivaneri, DDS

Dr. Kevin Sivaneri, a cosmetic and restorative dentist, is a warm-hearted, personable, and empathetic dentist who fosters a calming and relaxing experience for his patients. Dr. Sivaneri thrives on working collaboratively to optimize his patients’ oral health while he simultaneously develops long-term, meaningful relationships so they always feel like they have a dental home.

Dr. Sivaneri has a wealth of expertise and a progressive outlook on procedures that bring an advanced level of treatment options to Belle Forest Dental. His professional skills and his highly regarded reputation in cosmetic, conservative, and metal-free dentistry allows him to provide a full suite of procedures all from the comfort of one office.

A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, Dr. Sivaneri brings a diverse educational background to the practice. He also completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at West Virginia University, where he met his dental school sweetheart and wife, Dr. Ashley Whetsell. Dr. Sivaneri furthered his clinical training by completing a multidisciplinary and highly intensive two-year General Practice Residency at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. During his first year of residency, he demonstrated such clinical excellence and leadership that Dr. Sivaneri was selected by the director and staff to be Chief Dental Resident for his second year of residency. Dr. Sivaneri is an active member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Nashville Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Spear Education, Young Leaders Council, Crown Council, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Recently, Dr.Sivaneri was elected as an alternate delegate of the Tennessee Dental Association and was selected as a Young Leaders Council member.

Dr. Sivaneri and his wife have two rescued fur-children, Abu and Raksha, whom they enjoy spoiling by taking them on long walks, going to the dog park, and participating in all the dog-friendly activities Nashville has to offer. Their other hobbies include traveling, cycling, watching WVU sports (Let’s Go Mountaineers!), and attempting to cook his mother’s authentic Indian dishes.

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John Munro, DDS

Dr. Munro has been taking care of people’s oral health since 1980. These years of experience have given him the opportunity to provide quality general and cosmetic dentistry services while connecting to his patients in a caring way. The long-standing relationships that have remained intact are one of the things Dr. Munro values most. Belle Forest Dental’s patients often comment on Dr. Munro’s pleasant demeanor and skill in making them feel comfortable during their dentist appointments.

For over ten years, Dr. Munro has served as an officer in the Tennessee Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for over 20 years, as well as numerous other dental organizations. Picked as one of the Top Dentists in Nashville for the last five years, Dr. Munro has managed to stay at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry. In February of 1991, he became the pioneer for take-home whitening trays and was granted a patent for the product and method. This milestone in cosmetic dentistry allowed patients to enjoy this unique service from the comfort of their own home.

In addition to dentistry, Dr. Munro is focused on his family life with his wife Melinda and their son Keaton who are active members of Brentwood Baptist Church. Dr. Munro is an avid scuba diver and accomplished underwater photographer who has won numerous national and internet competitions. His work has been featured in numerous diving publications including, Skin Diver, Scuba Diver, DAN, Fathoms magazines, and recently a National Geographic Publication.

Ashley Whetsell, DDS

To complement the aesthetic dental services provided by Dr. Kevin Sivaneri and Dr. John Munro, Belle Forest Dental is excited to offer Botox and dermal fillers. Dr. Ashley Whetsell was trained by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics to administer dermal fillers and Botox for facial esthetics and orofacial pain. Her meticulous, innovative techniques allow her to sculpt faces to enhance patients’ beauty, self-esteem, and youth.

Dr. Ashley Whetsell, Dr. Kevin Sivaneri’s dental school colleague, sweetheart, and wife, is a practicing dentist in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with Dr. Rachel E. Johnson. She is a proud graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Following graduation, Dr. Whetsell completed a rigorous, oral surgery based general practice residency in Morgantown, West Virginia. She is a member of the Crown Council, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Nashville Dental Society. 

Dr. Sivaneri and Dr. Whetsell have two yappy, rescued Yorkshire terriers, Abu and Raksha. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Whetsell loves traveling, attempting to cook her mother-in-law’s authentic Indian dishes, beating Dr. Sivaneri in any game or sport, supporting the arts, and being outside with her family.