SmileDirectClub, LLC will invest $4.5 million to expand two facilities in the Nashville, TN area. The orthodontics company will create approximately 440 jobs in Davidson County over the next five years.
SmileDirectClub is expanding in two Davidson County locations. 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.
“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,” said SmileDirectClub CEO Doug Hudson. “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.”
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.
“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,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “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.”
“During Gov. Haslam’s administration, healthcare and medical device companies have invested more than $800 million in Tennessee, creating approximately 8,100 new jobs,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Chief Operating Officer Ted Townsend. “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 Smile Direct Club in Nashville and thank the company’s leadership for committing to create another 440 jobs in Davidson County.”
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