3071 Kirby Whitten Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134

Meet the Dentists


The combination of training, special interests, and talents of our dentists give us the ability to deliver a level of dental care for children and teens that is unparalleled in the Mid-South.

Timothy P. Bakelaar, DMD, Pediatric Dentist 

Dr. Tim hails from Brandon, Mississippi. He graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2001.    He completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of Mississippi in 2002, and then completed a 2 year pediatric dental residency program at the University of Tennessee in 2004.  While at UT, Dr. Tim treated children in the  Mid South area at Crittenden Regional Hospital, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Dr. Tim has been with Bartlett Pediatric Dentistry since 2004.

Dr.Tim was named one of the “topDentists” in Memphis Magazine in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.   This is an honor voted on by dentists in the Memphis metro area recognizing excellence in dentistry. He is board certified in pediatric dentistry, serving as a Diplomate of The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Tim is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the Memphis Dental Society.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Tim’s special interest is taking care of the comprehensive dental needs of our younger patients.  He is licensed to provide in-office sedation, and he has hospital privileges at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and LeBonheur East Surgery Center.

He is married to Ellie and they have a young daughter, Abby. Tim enjoys sports and fly fishing.

Lauren Trammell

Lauren Trammell, DDS, General Dentist

Dr. Lauren is  originally from Milan, Tennessee. She is completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi in 2007, and  graduated from The University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in 2011.    While at UT, she was honored with the Pediatric Dentistry award by the faculty for the highest level of achievement with pediatric patients, and was an active participant in the Give Kids A Smile program.   She is an active member of the American Association of Women Dentists, the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association, and the Memphis Dental Society.     Dr. Lauren’s special interest is the comprehensive treatment of children of all ages.  Dr. Lauren joined Bartlett Pediatric Dentistry in 2011.

Dr. Lauren and her husband Chip,, have a young daughter, Aven. Chip is currently an orthodontic resident at the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Lauren enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Lauren looks forward to taking care of your child’s dental needs.

Dr. Mike McClain

Mike McClain, DMD, Orthodontist

Dr. McClain graduated from Murray State University, majoring in physics, and from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. After dental school, he entered the US Navy and completed his residency at the US Army Orthodontics program in Maryland. He served as Chief of Orthodontics at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Since his retirement from the Navy, he has practiced orthodontics for 15 years in northwest Tennessee. He is married to Debbie, and they have two boys, Chris and Cody. He enjoys traveling, reading, and playing with their dogs.