Meet the Team

Pediatric dentist Dr. Jessica BellJessica 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 ClappJason 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.


Sarita Shah John, D.D.S.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Sarita Shah JohnDr. 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.


Lauren Nelson, D.D.S.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Sarita Shah JohnDr. 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.


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.


Sandra Fox, D.D.S

Dr. Fox is recognized as a board certified pediatric dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. Originally from Iowa, Dr. Fox is enjoying making the great state of Texas her new home. Dr. Fox graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with High Distinction. She achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa in 2012 and a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 2014. Dr. Fox loves serving children with special healthcare needs and has served as staff dentist for Childserve Rehabilitation Clinic. In her free time, Dr. Fox enjoys traveling with her husband, Mark, watersports, and exploring local restaurants.



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Staff


North Texas Children's Dentistry staff member - Micah
Micah

Micah is our Office Manager. She is a registered dental assistant and has been working in the pediatric dental field since 1998. She attended The University of North Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts in biology. She lives in Whitesboro with her husband and son. One of her passions is traveling. She has been all over the United States but her favorite adventure was a 2 week tour of Israel.

 


North Texas Children's Dentistry staff member - Kalin
Kalin

Kalin is our Dental Hygienist. She attended Texas Women's University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science in 2006 and joined our team in 2007. Kalin grew up in Gainesville and now resides nearby with her husband and two sons on their farm. Kalin loves to spend time with her family cooking, playing softball, fishing, and taking care of their horses, donkeys and goat.


North Texas Children's Dentistry staff member - Gladys
Gladys

Gladys is a Registered Dental Assistant. She has been working as a dental assistant for over ten years and has been a part of our team since 2004. Gladys grew up in Gainesville and is still part of the community here with her family. She loves working with children and always helps the kids have a great experience at the dentist.


North Texas Children's Dentistry staff member - Amy
Amy

Amy is a Registered Dental Assistant. She became a dental assistant in 2008 and has loved being a part of the NTCD team since 2009! She lives on a farm in Bonita with her family. She spends her free time caring for her daughter and all their many farm animals! She is wonderful with all the kids we see at NTCD.



Mackenzie

MacKenzie (aka Kenzie) is a registered dental assistant. She grew up in Keller, TX and now resides in Marietta, OK with her daughter and husband. She loves kids! She has worked with children for eight years as a certified lifeguard specializing in swimming lessons and now as a pediatric dental assistant. She enjoys spending her summers tubing and four-wheeling at the lake. And most of all she enjoys spoiling her little girl!



Britney

Britney is a registered dental assistant. She joined our team in 2013 and she loves working with the kids in our office! She was raised in Whitesboro and still resides there with her daughter and husband. Britney graduated from S&S High School in 2007 and received her RDA from Paris Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors, going to the lake and doing a variety of different crafts.



Kelbie

Kelbie is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She attended TWU where she received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in 2016. Kelbie resides in Gainesville with her husband and dog Stella. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her family.



Paige

Paige is a registered dental assistant from Keller, TX. She now resides in Marietta, OK with her husband and 2 daughters. Paige is so sweet to the kids and loves working with them here at NTCD. She enjoys reading and spending time tubing and riding four wheelers at the lake with her family.



Mayra

Mayra is a registered dental assistant. She joined our team in 2015 as an administrative assistant. After working with us for a little over a year she decided to become an assistant. Mayra received her RDA certificate in June of 2017 and she is loving working clinically with the kids! Mayra lives in Gainesville with her husband. She enjoys doing crafts, photography and shopping.



Rylee

Rylee is a Registered Dental Assistant. She resides in Paradise, TX with her family and two cocker spaniels, Sugar and Bubba. She enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her friends.



Laura

Laura joined the NTCD team in June 2016. She is one of our administrative assistants. Laura lives in Gainesville but she is originally from New Mexico. Laura has three daughters that keep her very busy! In her free time, Laura loves to dance and visit her family in New Mexico.



Julia

Julia has been an administrative assistant with NTCD since 2016. She lives in Gainesville with her husband and two sons. Julia’s hobbies include shopping, going to see movies at the theater, baking, and playing with her two dogs.




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