Meet The Doctors

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell, D.D.S.

Dr. Bell is recognized by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as a board-certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Bell is a native Texan and received her Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She attended Baylor College of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2002. Following dental school, she completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Jason Clapp

Jason Clapp, D.D.S.

Dr. Clapp is recognized by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as a board-certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Clapp grew up in Iowa, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in 1995 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1999. Following dental school, he completed a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Lauren Nelson

Lauren Nelson, D.D.S.

Dr. Nelson is recognized as a board certified pediatric dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. Originally from Arlington, Texas, she always knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. Dr. Nelson graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2008. She achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2012 and completed a two year residency in 2014 for a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, serving children at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Nelson is an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church and enjoys reading, being outdoors with friends and family, and traveling with her husband, Kevin.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Sarita Shah John

Sarita Shah John, D.D.S.

Dr. Shah is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to private practice, Dr. Shah is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, where she trains residents and dental students in clinical pediatric dentistry. Dr. Shah was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Science at UC, Davis and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at University of the Pacific, San Francisco. She completed her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry and Specialty Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith, D.M.D.

Dr. Smith is originally from Ormond Beach, Florida. She earned her bachelors and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Florida. It was during dental school that she realized treating children was the best part of dentistry. She completed a pediatric dental residency at the University of Tennessee where she served as Chief Resident her final year. During her training, Dr. Smith treated children at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, Crittenden Regional Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Smith is an active member of the dental community. She maintains membership with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. In her spare time she enjoys adventures from traveling to exploring new parks with her golden retriever, Elton.