Meet Our Dental Team
Donna Rehrer, Appointment Coordinator
I have been helping our Lutz-area patients smile since Dr. Nelson opened his practice in 1987. Over the years, I have built lasting relationships with our patients and look forward to meeting new people every day. I received my training from the Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers and I also have knowledge in radiology and advanced hygiene. I take pride in working with a doctor and team who focus on patient satisfaction and quality dental designs.
I am married with three grown children and six grandchildren. When I am not handling our administrative duties, I enjoy shopping, cooking, horticulture, interior design, and listening to music.
Karen Dallas, Financial Coordinator
I am the Financial/Insurance Coordinator for our office, and I love helping our patients with their dental treatment needs. My passion for dentistry started over 20 years ago as a dental assistant when I received my expanded functions dental assisting certification from the Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers. Over the years I have acquired an extensive knowledge of dentistry that allows me to maximize your insurance benefits. I also can provide affordable financial options that will allow you to receive dental treatment without delay. I am here to help with any dental treatment or insurance questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to call me.
I am married and have one son, stepson and a stepdaughter. I am a rare Florida Native and grew up in the North Tampa area. I love hanging out at my favorite beaches enjoying the sunshine. My hobbies include running and exercising.
Denise Hall, Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, I’m Denise Hall. I am a registered Dental Hygienist. I have been in dentistry for 30 years, and I’ve been a part of the incredible dental team at Dr. Nelson’s office for 15 years. I have built strong, lasting relationships with my patients and they often tell me I have a gentle touch. My goal is to create a comfortable environment, and provide a thorough dental cleaning for each and every patient. I’m extremely confident in the quality of our dentistry that I have willingly referred many personal friends and family to this practice.
When the gloves are off and the office is closed, I enjoy quality time with my husband and three sons. My husband Brad and I have been married 24 years and we are constantly busy with our children; Joshua, Benjamin, and Joseph. Outside of my home, I am active in my church’s choir and praise team all while making time for running and exercising. Thanks for your time reading about me, I would love the opportunity to learn about you, all while shining your pearly whites!
Debbie Wade, Dental Hygienist
After moving to Florida from North Carolina in 1998, I joined this amazing team led by Dr. Nelson in 2000. Using my gift for gab, I have helped my patients achieve healthier and more beautiful smiles and getting to know some really wonderful people along the way! I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to help our patients maintain their dental health.
Outside of the office, I love spending time with my family, which includes my two beautiful daughters and three grandkids! When I'm not dazzling people with my wealth of trivial knowledge, I can be found reading, riding my bike, going to the beach and enjoying the company of my wonderful group of friends.
Laura Sickinger, Dental Assistant
Originally from Baltimore, MD, I moved south and earned my degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College. I have worked at Dr. Nelson’s office for eight years and enjoy building lasting relationships with our patients and staff. I am constantly learning new techniques and improving my dental skills. Outside of work you will find me enjoying the outdoors with my two beautiful daughters. We enjoy the beach, playing and watching sports, and relaxing with family and friends.
Frances Cameli, Dental Sleep Medicine Program Manager, CDA
Hello! Did you sleep well last night? I’m Frances, the Dental Sleep Medicine program manager for Dr. Nelson. I have over 23 years of experience as a dental assistant. I enjoy helping our patients find relief from snoring, sleep apnea, and freedom from the CPAP machine. The best part of my day is when I hear a patient say, “this sleep apnea oral appliance has changed my life!” When I’m away from the office, I love to travel the world and volunteer for various non-profit organizations. My husband and I have raised two wonderful boys who are both attending college now. Both boys have always been active in sports and played musical instruments, so my latest project is figuring out how to redecorate the “man cave” and cook for two again. When you visit Nelson Dentistry, I will take the time to get to know you and make it my mission to help you get a better night’s sleep.