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SmileDirectClub Expands Operations in Nashville And Antioch, Tennessee

SmileDirectClub, an orthodontics company, will invest $4.5 million to expand two operation centers in Nashville, Tennessee. The company plans to create approximately 440 jobs in Davidson County over the next five years.

The company will add office and customer service personnel in its new downtown Nashville headquarters at 414 Union Street. SmileDirectClub will also create jobs at a new manufacturing and distribution center in Antioch.

Founded in 2014, Nashville-based SmileDirectClub is a leader in teledentistry. The company uses cloud-based technology to connect patients with a network of state-licensed dental professionals who provide ongoing, remote orthodontic treatment. SmileDirectClub works with an orthodontic lab to custom-make a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift patients’ teeth into the desired position without in-office visits.

"We could not be more proud and excited to call Nashville home. Nashville is growing exponentially, and we’re happy to be growing right alongside it,” SmileDirectClub CEO Doug Hudson said. “We put our new office in the heart of downtown because we want to be in the middle of all the energy, growth and fun this city has to offer. These are the exact qualities we wish to exhibit as a company. We’re all about making people smile, and Nashville is the city that puts a smile on our face."

“The surest way for our cities and communities to continue to prosper is by fostering a business climate that encourages our existing businesses to hire and grow,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Whether they are long-time companies or newer startups such as SmileDirectClub, the success of our existing businesses is crucial to the overall well-being of our local communities. Thank you, SmileDirectClub for investing further in Tennessee and bringing us one step closer toward our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“During Governor Haslam’s administration, health care and medical device companies have invested more than $800 million in Tennessee, creating approximately 8,100 new jobs,” TNECD COO Ted Townsend said. “With companies such as SmileDirectClub, Nashville has been at the forefront of delivering health care in innovative ways. We look forward to the continued growth of SmileDirectClub in Nashville and thank the company’s leadership for committing to create another 440 jobs in Davidson County.”

“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate SmileDirectClub on its decision to grow both its corporate office and manufacturing operations in Nashville,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “Attracting and retaining quality jobs is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help support continued growth of companies like SmileDirectClub in the region.”

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