Meet the Doctor

Justin M. Chafin, DMD

When Dr. Chafin opened Firefly Pediatric Dentistry, he did so to promote a relaxing and fun environment where kids and their parents are treated like family. He was born and raised in Florence, Alabama, and moved to Nashville to obtain his undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University. Following, he enrolled in dental school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where his interest in pediatric dentistry flourished. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at New York University, and then he and his wife moved back to Tennessee, where he opened his practice in Franklin.

Dr. Chafin always knew he wanted to work with children, and he couldn’t be happier with his profession as a pediatric dentist. He approaches children with kindness and a genuine desire to help establish healthy dental habits and routines that will guide them towards optimal oral health for life. Dr. Chafin is enthusiastic about accepting patients, no matter who they are, where they came from, or the level of dental care they require. He treats patients and their parents with the ultimate level of respect and concern for their well-being. Dr. Chafin bases treatment decisions on proven research, and he offers traditional as well as biologically friendly care.


Dr. Justin Chafin is a dentist in Franklin, TN who lives with his wife, Kayla.
Dr. Justin Chafin is a dentist in Franklin, TN who lives with his wife, Kayla.

Dr. Chafin has also presented research at numerous conferences and in scientific journals including:

  • AAPD Annual Session – 2017
  • New York University College of Dentistry Research Scholarship Expo – 2017
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging 21st Annual Scientific Symposium – 2013
  • Tennessee Academy of Science – 2007

He is happily married to his wife Kayla, who he met at Lipscomb University and married in 2012. They have a black and white Shih Tzu named Willow, who wears a ponytail along with many adorable bows. The two couldn’t be happier living near their families, where they enjoy supporting local businesses and music venues, trying new restaurants, attending local events, and experiencing new places.

Children Shine with Every Smile!

Firefly Pediatric Dentistry Inspires Healthy Teeth and Happy Patients