Welcome to Selmer Smiles

Since 1979, we have provided the community of Selmer, TN, with beautiful smiles that last and treatments that put the most anxious at ease. We are up-to-date with the newest developments within the field and take full advantage of them to offer you the best care possible. 

Our excellent staff is likewise dedicated to giving you ownership of your dental experience. They will schedule your appointments efficiently and create financial arrangements that fit your budget. You will feel comfortable and in control at our warm office.

As a general dentistry practice, we offer services across all disciplines in the oral healthcare field. This means that you have one convenient location for almost all of your dental needs, including:

  • Cleanings
  • Periodontal evaluations and treatments for gum disease
  • TruDenta® pain relief
  • Invisalign Adult® clear aligners
  • Opalescence® teeth whitening
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures
  • Root canals
  • Implant restoration
  • Emergency dental care

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Laser Dentistry

    Lasers direct a controlled force of energy that can remove or alter bone and tissue. By applying varying wavelengths of energy, dental lasers are used to detect and treat a myriad of oral health issues, including detecting oral cancer and treating small cavities. There are two different types of dental ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Intraoral Camera

    Slightly bigger than a pen, an intraoral camera is an innovative tool that can take up-close pictures of teeth, gums, and other hard-to-reach places in the mouth. Intraoral cameras can help dentists detect dental issues like tooth decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancers. Benefits of using an intraoral ...

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Meet the Doctor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Ravi Patel Patel

    Dr. Patel is a native of Henderson, Tennessee. He graduated from Chester County High School in 2012. He finished his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Memphis in 2016. Dr. Patel then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery, with multiple years of corporate practice experience.

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Hours of Operation

Lunch 12:30PM - 1:30 PM




8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm






What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Great Doctor and staff! They were very nice and my options were explained several different ways and of which I felt comfortable with our decision!
    I highly recommend Selmer smiles!"
    Mike S.
  • "Very sweet dental assistance that do everything to make you feel welcome and at ease during some of the procedures that tend to make you nervous. Dr Patel goes above and beyond to make sure your complete dental care needs are met as quickly as possible. My teeth are finally starting to look and feel pretty again and I am starting to smile a little more now. Thankyou for all you do!!"
    Tanya R.
  • "I have always been terrified of going to the dentist. So much so that by the time I took my first born she was 6 and had to have a mini root canal. I felt like the worst parent in the world! The staff and Selmer Smiles has always made my children and me feel safe and welcomed when we are there. To find a dentist you truly feel comfortable with is amazing! Nothing but praises to Dr. Patel and his amazing staff!"
    Brittany C.
  • "I had heard many good things about Dr. Patel. I made a special trip back to my hometown to see for myself. I was looking for a good provider and I found the perfect place. The entire staff was super!
    It's worth the drive for me, I get a superb dentist and get to visit family all in one trip!"
    Sonya C.