A Note from Dr. Blackman

There is a void...something missing in healthcare and other industries today. Why don't more companies, especially those involved in healthcare, strive to provide exceptional service experiences for patients and parents alike?  Many businesses, and healthcare specifically, could certainly benefit from a good dose of SERVICE and HOSPITALITY.

Founded upon our long-standing principle of EXCELLENCE IN ORTHODONTICS, we want our guests' time in treatment here to be an EXPERIENCE. As soon as you enter our doors, we want you to feel the difference. Our facility offers a "retreat-like" feel; a warm, comfortable environment that allows for smooth patient flow, improved, cutting edge procedures, and communications.

We want our guests to look forward to an "escape" during the busy day, whether it's you or your family member who is here creating their new "reflection." Children will enjoy their own waiting area which includes an iPad Bar (complete with homework apps as well as the latest games), an XBox360 Wall, and state-of-the-art Theater. The children will be well taken care of while you enjoy freshly-brewed coffee or hot tea and refreshments, taking a moment to unwind, or get some work completed with our free WiFi service.

We look forward to serving you...it is our pleasure!

About Our Doctors

Dr. Scott Blackman

Orthodontist | Dr. Scott Blackman | Clarksville TNDr. Scott Blackman joined our practice in 1996. He received his undergraduate and dental education from the University of Tennessee, where he also completed his postgraduate orthodontic residency. Dr. Blackman is a graduate of the World Clinical Laser Institute for laser dentistry with Level II certification, and is a graduate of the Ritz Carlton Leadership Center for service excellence. He is an officer in the Tennessee Dental Association and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Tennessee Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontics, Tennessee Association of Orthodontics and the Eighth District Dental Society. Dr. Blackman has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for 20 plus years and has 3 boys, Connor, Griffin, and Brennan. When he is not creating Designer Smiles, Dr. Blackman is a competitive triathlete and runner, having competed in seven Ironman Triathlons and over 25 marathons!

Dr. Gerald Karr

Orthodontist | Dr. Gerald Karr | Clarksville TNDr. Gerald Karr has been in the specialty of orthodontics since 1976. He received his undergraduate education from East Tennessee State University and his dental and orthodontic education from the University of Tennessee. He completed his postgraduate orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He is an officer in the Tennessee Dental Association and is a member of the America Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the Eighth District Dental Society. Dr. Karr is a fellow of The American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, Southern Association of Orthodontics, and the Tennessee Association of Orthodontics.


Dr. Jillian Nyquist

Dr. Jillian Nyquist is originally from Paducah, KY.  She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Kentucky, where she stayed to earn her dental degree at UK College of Dentistry.  She completed her post-graduate orthodontic training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Andrew McArthur Brooks Fellow, where she received her Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master’s of Science Degree.

Dr. Nyquist joined the Reflections family in August of 2016, and aspires to continue the tradition of excellence in service to patients and exceptional orthodontic care that Dr.’s Blackman and Karr have been providing for several decades.  Dr. Nyquist is a lifelong learner who regularly participates in continuing education to stay informed about the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry.

She is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Tennessee Association of Orthodontists, and the Eighth District Dental Society.

Her favorite part of her job is not only the unveiling of new, beautiful smiles but building relationships with her patients throughout the course of their treatment and giving them a smile they are truly proud about.

Dr. Nyquist has been married to her husband, James, for four years. They have a one year old son, Brooks.  Outside of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.  She and her family enjoy traveling, spending time at the lake during the summer, hiking, and cheering for the UK Wildcats!

Dr. Blackman, Dr. Karr, and Dr. Nyquist use a team approach to provide our patients with the most comprehensive and advanced orthodontic treatments available.

We always knew our daughters would need braces. Picking Drs. Blackman and Karr for orthodontics proved to be the best choice we could have made. The professionalism of Drs. Blackman and Karr are above the rest, and the friendliness of the office staff is unbeatable. We are pleased with our daughters progress and look forward to those designer smiles!

-Laverne Marble, Clarksville, TN