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Murder victim Dr. Rachael Maidens, an accomplished young woman

Dr. Rachael Maidens and her young daughter, from a photo taken from her public Facebook page. Young Natalie Maidens is safe and with relatives this morning, police confirm.

From all accounts, Dr. Rachael Frisbie Maidens was an accomplished young professional who was devoted to her 2-year-old daughter and dedicated to her orthodontic practice, RM Orthodontics and Family Dentistry.

The Governors Club resident was reportedly shot to death by her husband Randolph Maidens Sunday afternoon at their Governors Way home. Randolph Maidens surrendered and was taken into custody around 6:30 a.m. this morning without incident, Brentwood Asst. Police Chief Thomas Walsh tells Brentwood Home Page. He is currently being processed at Brentwood Police Department headquarters in Maryland Farms.

According to her business website, Maidens, a Brentwood native, graduated from Father Ryan High School and Birmingham-Southern College before attending dental school at the University of Florida College of Dental Medicine. At Birmingham-Southern she earned All-Conference and All-American Academic honors in tennis while earning magna cum laude in biology and psychology.

The following is taken directly from her website:

Because of her demonstrated leadership skills and service in the community, she earned the Deinheisser scholarship while at UFCD while serving as class president.

Dr. Maidens went on to publish articles for the IADR (International Association for Dental Research) and studied orthodontics at Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington D.C., where she served as head resident during her two-year tenure. She also served as a member of the craniofacial team, treating patients with a variety of different development anomalies. CNMC is the only hospital-based orthodontics residency in the United States, and the experience she received there provided intense training for a variety both surgical and non-surgical orthodontic cases. She has given guest lectures to orthodontic residents, and provided many orthodontic educational presentations to general dentists and other specialists. Dr. Maidens feels privileged to speak with children/teens at career days and health fairs and enjoys educating and inspiring others.

Dr. Maidens passed the Board exam by the American Board of Orthodontics in 2006, and also belongs to various professional affiliations, including the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and the American Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Association. She practices with the Six Elements Philosophy developed by Dr. Lawrence Andrews, which is a comprehensive orthodontic philosophy emphasizing optimal occlusion and aesthetics. Dr. Maidens practiced in Atlanta for three years before coming back to her hometown to make the dream of her own practice become reality.

Brentwood Home Page is following this story. We would love to hear from friends, patients and others who knew Dr. Maidens. Please email us at news@brentwoodhomepage.com or, if you are a BHP member, feel free to leave a comment here. Please check back for updates through the day.

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