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Dr. Jeffrey A. Nelson
Dr. Nelson graduated from Jasper High School in Jasper, Texas in 1976. He was president of his senior class and president of the National Honor Society. He attended Texas A & M University in College Station from 1976-1979 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He participated in numerous postgraduate continuing education courses most notably at the Pankey Institute of Key Biscayne, Florida, The Center for Professional Development in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the MAXI-AAID implant and oral surgery residency in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. He is also a member of the Hunt County Study Club, the Texas Dental Association, The American Dental Association, and is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. He currently participates in numerous hours of continuing education annually to aid in his commitment to excellence in treatment. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry from 1979 to 1983 and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in June of 1983. That August, he established his practice on Terrell Road in Greenville. He moved his office to its present location in 1998. In 2004, he received the Greenville Chamber of Commerce small businessman of the year award. Dr. Nelson is committed to continuing dental education. He has completed well over 1500 hours of advanced dental education, earning his Fellowship (1993) and Mastership (2004) in the Academy of General Dentistry. Of the 37,000 members of the Academy of General Dentistry, only 2000 have earned master distinction since its founding in 1956. He is a member of numerous Dental Study Clubs, is past president of the Greenville Daybreak Rotary Club, and is actively involved at Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Greenville Christian School. Dr. Nelson and his wife, Beth have four children and one grand-child. He enjoys flying, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Our hygienists are licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. They participate in continuing education every year and have received advanced training in preventative periodontal treatment. Our hygienists are dedicated to increasing their knowledge and professional skills which results in a high level of professional diagnostic skills not routinely delivered by dental hygienists. Our hygiene department maintains a master appointment schedule for the entire year. In order to maintain control, we attempt to appoint in advance through the use of reminder cards and letters. This service includes telephone contact or e-mail to remind you of these important appointments.
Vickie Kimball, Registered Dental Hygienist, Certified Dental Technologist
Vickie is licensed in dental hygiene by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and by the National Board of Dental Examiners. Vickie is also certified in ceramics from the National Board for Certification of Dental Laboratory Technology. She holds certifications in CPR, radiology, pit and fissure sealants, laser technology and nitrous oxide sedation. She has been in dentistry since 1984. She has extensive experience in all facets of dentistry, having worked as a dental assistant, financial secretary, and office manager before becoming a hygienist. Vickie and her husband owned and operated a dental laboratory, for the fabrication of gold and porcelain crowns and bridges, for 8 years. She graduated from Tyler Junior College in 1999, where she received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Vickie graduated top of her class with a 4.0 GPA. She received the highest clinical honors and was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler award for top clinical grades. She received the Certificate of Merit and was named to the President's List each semester. She also received the Certificate of Excellence and was a dental hygiene Honor student. Vickie was inducted into the Dental Hygiene National Honor Society, Sigma Phi Alpha, for her outstanding academic achievements. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, as well as Freshman President of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association, where she also served as a student delegate. She has practiced with Dr. Nelson since her graduation. Vickie acts as the Emergency Coordinator for our practice where she is responsible for the upkeep and monitoring of our emergency equipment and our policy and procedure manuals. She maintains her licensure through yearly continuing education where she has attended courses on numerous topics including; periodontics, implant placement and maintenance, sleep disorders, nutrition, risk management, orthodontics, pharmacology, emergency medicine, oral cancer and pathology, hard and soft tissue laser technology, tissue grafting and forensic odontology. Vickie is a native Texan, born in Leonard and raised in Sunnyvale. She has lived in the Greenville area since 1984 with her husband, Joe. They have three beautiful daughters and three wonderful granddaughters. Vickie's hobbies include reading, gardening, genealogy and home improvement projects, but time with her husband and family is what she enjoys most.
Traci Tanner, Registered Dental Hygienist
Traci holds a license in Dental Hygiene and is registered by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. She is certified in the monitoring of nitrous oxide sedation, administering CPR, digital radiology, and the placement of pit and fissure sealants. Traci began her interest in the dental field in 1996 where she was initially employed as an orthodontist assistant with Dr. Barry McNew. It was after three years with him that she decided to continue her education and become a dental hygienist. She graduated from Collin County Community College in 2003, where a degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene was earned. It was announced soon after graduation that the CCCC Dental Hygiene Class of 2003 would rank 12th in the entire nation of hygiene programs according to test scores. Upon graduation, she was awarded the "Most Compassionate in Patient Care Award." This award would be the first of its kind given by the supervising dentist on campus. Traci was 2001-2003 Member and Vice-President of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association as well as being placed on the President's List of Academics. Traci is a home town girl and is married to Jason for almost 20 years now. Together they have been blessed with two children, Tiffani and Trevor. She enjoys running and outdoor activities. What she desires most of all is that others may see the love of Christ through her.
The dental assistants are an integral part of our team. Each of them has come to us because they share our beliefs and values and are an integral part of the clinical team helping us to deliver the highest quality of technical care that is possible.
Michele Hyde, chair-side assistant, clinical operations manager
Employed since January of 2001.
Certified in CPR and First Aid, Certified in Nitrous Oxide, Certified in Radiology, infection control and jurisprudence. Receiving an average of 12 hours of continuing education yearly, with recent emphasis on implant placement, restoration, and Cerec crown preparation. Michelle is married with a son and daughter, and one grandson. Her hobbies include family sports and activities, gardening, and motorcycle riding.
Amy Tumlinson, chair-side assistant
Employed since June 2002.
Certified in Radiology, CPR and First Aid, Nitrous Oxide, infection control and jurisprudence.
Amy received her certification in 1995 as a chair-side assistant. She receives an average of 12 continuing education hours yearly with recent emphasis on implant placement, restoration and Cerec crown preparation. Amy is the mother of 2, a son and a daughter. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, reading and hanging out with family.
Our Administrative Staff
In our office, the administrative staff help make your visits pleasant by informing you completely of what will be done at each appointment, by assuring that any pre-medications, audio-analgesia, or other discomfort reducing procedures are planned with our restorative procedures, and by ensuring that you are comfortable after the treatment is completed. They are knowledgeable about all areas of the practice, and able to answer your questions regarding treatment, procedures, or anything pertaining to finances and insurance.
Melissa Dooley, Business Administrative Assistant
Melissa joined the practice in August 2008 and has been in dentistry since 2004. She has a certification in Radiology, CPR, First Aid, Infection Control, and Jurisprudence. She graduated from the Careers in Dental Assisting program at Paris Junior College in Greenville, Texas in 2004. She attends at least 12 continuing credit hours yearly in clinical and administrative studies. Melissa has 1 daughter and attends Authentic Life Fellowship church. Her hobbies include family activities, gardening, reading and fishing.