James L. Vaden has practiced orthodontics in Cookeville, Tennessee since June 1972 when he received a Masters Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. During this period of time, he has provided orthodontic care and/or consultation to well over 10,000 patients, both children and adults. Experience matters!! He continues to practice at the same location where he started his practice. The facility has been updated several times and continues to enable him and his well trained staff to provide excellent orthodontic care to patients who desire their services.
Dr. Vaden was raised on a dairy, beef and tobacco farm in Williamson County, Tennessee. He grew up farming and continues to farm in the Buck Mountain area of Putnam County. He attended Vanderbilt University where he received a B.A. degree in History. He then went to dental school at the University of Tennessee and also received his graduate orthodontic training at the University of Tennessee.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Vaden has authored over 75 articles which have appeared in peer reviewed orthodontic journals. He has authored or co-authored 15 book chapters that are in various orthodontic textbooks. He has given approximately 250 major lectures to national as well as international groups of orthodontists.