Dr. Crystal Rucker is so proud to be a native of Clarksville, TN. Her military family was stationed in the area when she was 4 years old. Growing up in Clarksville helped to cultivate her personal values of love for family, support for your country, and faith in God. This great city also instilled in Dr. Rucker the importance of education. Her journey to becoming a pediatric dentist was inspired by an educational program at Clarksville High School when she was only 15 years old.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Rucker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She then went on to complete a General Practice Residency in Dallas, TX. After several wonderful years of employment within a pediatric dental office, Dr. Rucker was motivated to become a specialist in pediatric dentistry. She received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Lutheran Medical Center in Maryland. Through her advanced training in Maryland she became proficient in the areas of child growth and development, preventative dental care, behavior management techniques, care for patients with special health care needs, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia. In addition to practicing dentistry for over 15 years, Dr. Rucker is also a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
When Dr. Rucker realized her desire to start her own pediatric dental practice, she knew she wanted it to be in the city that gave so much to her. She is so excited to serve the pediatric and special healthcare needs community of her Clarksville hometown through Sango Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Rucker’s professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Tennessee Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and Clarksville’s 8th District Dental Society.