Dr. Andrew Williamson, better known by children as Dr. Drew, originally hails from Columbia, Tennessee, where he spent most of his childhood, and graduated from high school in 1999. After leaving the state of Tennessee to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming a pediatric dentist, he is very excited to be back in the rapidly growing community of Spring Hill, Tennessee running his independently owned pediatric dental practice.
Dr. Drew began the pursuit of his dream and his college career at Tennessee Technological University, where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in 2004 studying Health Science Biology. Upon completion of his undergraduate career, Dr. Drew was accepted to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. It was here that he completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) in May of 2008. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Drew decided he would like to have more experience treating medically compromised patients and patients with special health care needs in a hospital based setting. In May 2008, he was granted the opportunity to complete a one year General Practice Residency at University Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. During his completion of this program, Dr. Drew’s dream became a reality, as he was accepted to a two-year pediatric dental residency program at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. While working at Riley Hospital for Children from July 2009 to June 2011, Dr. Drew was asked to take the position of Chief Resident, which allowed him the opportunity to serve on the Advanced Graduate Committee for Medical Education, oversee the responsibilities of 11 pediatric dental residents, and facilitate other leadership roles as well. While completing his pediatric certification, Dr. Drew also obtained his Masters of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) by conducting research on “Current Trends in Pulp Therapy.” His paper was published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children in 2014.
Once Dr. Drew completed the majority of his educational endeavors, he and his wife decided to move back to lovely Spring Hill, Tennessee to begin their new marriage. Dr Drew initially worked for another practice in the middle Tennessee area before feeling called to open his own practice in Spring Hill, where he could let his practice minister through his hands and his interaction with children. He opened the doors of Williamson Pediatric Dentistry on November 1, 2012 as a very small and intimate 2 chair practice seeing 5-10 patients a day. It has grown since that point into what is now a 6 chair practice, seeing around 40 patients a day. In fact, Williamson Pediatric Dentistry was voted as the “Best Pediatric Dental Practice” in Williamson County at the 2019 Sizzle Awards!!! The practice has come a long way since we opened, and we couldn’t be prouder of the purpose we are serving in Spring Hill at this time.
In September of 2015, Dr. Drew took a very big step in his career by choosing to become a “Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.” This board certification took months of preparation and culminated in a rigorous two hour oral examination in which he was tested on all aspects of pediatric dentistry, showing his comprehensive knowledge of the job he performs every day. This was a very difficult achievement, and we are so proud of him for accomplishing it!
Dr. Drew and Angie enjoy living in Spring Hill and becoming more active with their church and their community through events and missions. Dr. Drew has served as a member of the Board of Directors with the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce in the past. He also enjoys sponsoring local sport teams, and is involved in supporting local non-profit organizations such the Well Outreach and the Pregnancy Centers of Middle Tennessee. He also loves to give back to his community through local donations to support our school systems and their sport programs as well.
When Dr. Drew is not practicing what he loves, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Angie, and their beautiful children, Nehemiah, Jonah, and Audrey! They also have two sweet boys in heaven, Riley and Gabriel. On a nice weekend or a day off from the office, you are likely to find him at a local golf course, playing or coaching sports with his kids, building a new Lego set, or watching college sports including Michigan football and Louisville basketball.
Dr. Drew is currently a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates, Tennessee Dental Association, and the 6th District Dental Society. He stays up to date with the latest advancements in the field of pediatric dentistry through continuing education courses, and wants to provide state of the art pediatric dental care to all of his patients. He currently has privileges with a surgery center in Nashville and plans to begin the process of becoming credentialed to be able to care for his patients at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital or Centennial Children’s Hospital in the future.