Dr. Nash

The team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry makes achieving a great smile easy and convenient. We want every child to grow up with a beautiful, healthy smile. That’s why we proudly offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry for kids in Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas. Contact our team today at 888.339.8108 to learn more about our Pediatric treatments and the average cost and benefits.


Dr. Thurston Nash completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology and completed a second major in History with a focus in American Studies, along with a minor in Chemistry. He attended the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California for dental school. Following this, Dr. Nash completed a residency program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Dentistry, obtaining a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Nash has been published in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s journal Pediatric Dentistry. His research project was focused on Silver Diamine Fluoride’s use with Potassium Iodide and its influence on tooth staining.

Dr. Thurston Nash joins Clifton and Mauney Dentistry

Dr Nash became a dentist to build relationships with patients and to help them take ownership of their smiles! He chose to specialize in kids because they are light-hearted and he enjoys getting to know them, watching them grow-up and helping put a smile on their faces.

Life Long Learner

Dr. Nash is in the process of becoming board-certified with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, NC Dental Society, and the Durham-Orange Dental Society.

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Outside of work, Dr. Nash enjoys spending time with his wife Borden, seeing friends and family, and anything sports related, especially Tar Heel athletics. He is an avid basketball player and has a keen interest in sports history, a subject in which he took several college courses. As a food lover, Dr. Nash likes to try restaurants and foods around the Chapel Hill area. He certainly misses the New Orleans and Louisiana food scene, but loves being back in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Nash was born and raised in Concord, North Carolina and spent the majority of his childhood there before his family relocated to Chapel Hill. He attended the nearby East Chapel Hill High School before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue his undergraduate degree.