Meet Dr. Scruggs

Merwin M Scruggs DMD

Merwin M. Scruggs, D.M.D

A family dentist dedicated to serving Murfreesboro.

Dr. Merwin Scruggs takes a highly personalized approach at Magnolia Dental Group because he believes that’s what dentistry should be — personal. He’s more than happy to educate his patients and talk through dental treatment options with them, but first and foremost, he wants to understand their individual needs. He knows that everyone has different goals and expectations when it comes to dental care, so getting on the same page is important. Dr. Scruggs wants to ensure that the healthy smiles he delivers are also happy, confident smiles.

“My favorite part of dentistry is talking with patients and understanding how their lives can be impacted by my profession. I love that I can build a lasting relationship with them and provide them with comfortable, lasting dental care,” he says.

Dr. Scruggs is committed to providing quality dental care that’s affordable. The treatments that he recommends are all aimed at helping patients achieve their goals, not overselling products and services. And as a family dentist in Murfreesboro, he believes that every family deserves top-rate dental care regardless of circumstance. That’s why he regularly volunteers at the Interfaith Dental Clinic in Murfreesboro.

When Dr. Scruggs is not serving his patients or volunteering, he enjoys hiking, traveling, grilling, and spending time with his family.

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Merwin M Scruggs DMD

Hannah Scruggs, Receptionist

My name is Hannah Scruggs, I was born and raised in Tylertown, MS. I married Dr. Scruggs in 2016 and taught 2nd grade while he was in dental school. I started working at Magnolia Dental Group when it opened in 2022. Dr. Scruggs’ and I have two daughters, McKenzie and Maddie, and a morkie named Zoey! My favorite part about my job is helping patients receive the dental care they need and deserve! 

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Bree Gunn, RDA – Business Administrator

Bree was born in Mt. Pleasant, TX and raised around Warren County, TN. In December of 2018, she decided to pursue a dental career and became a registered dental assistant through TNPTI. After being an RDA for 3 years, she developed an interest in becoming a business administrator in which plays her current role in our office. She loves meeting new people and making a difference no matter how big or small! When Bree isn’t working at the office, she is making memories with her three little boys, traveling, or reading books!

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Kaily McCall, Lead Dental Assistant

Kaily was born and raised in LaVergne, Tennessee. She attended the Dental Assistant School of Nashville in 2022 and has been working at Magnolia Dental Group since it opened. Kaily loves getting to know patients and building relationships with them. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, being outside, and traveling.

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Ieshia Porter, RDH

Ieshia Porter graduated from Tennessee State University in 2015, where she received her Degree of Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Ieshia has been working in dentistry to help and serve the community for a total of eight wonderful years now. As an hygienist, Ieshia is very passionate about patient care and loves ensuring her patients feel comfortable in her chair. Outside of the office, Some of Ieshia’s hobbies include outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with her two dogs Zoe and Mia.

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Leah Lozado, RDA

My name is Leah Lozado. I was born and raised in South Florida. I have been married to my husband for 15 years and have 3 beautiful children. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years and after my youngest child went to Kindergarten; I pursued my dream of becoming an RDA. I graduated from Tennessee Professional Training Institute in 2023. I love working with the team at Magnolia, they have become part of my family. I enjoy the opportunity to work with patients one on one, and deliver the care they need. In my free time I like to bake, garden, embroider, read, and spend time with family.