At Magnolia Family Dentistry, our mission is to help patients achieve optimum oral health by providing quality dental care in an enjoyable and caring environment. Dr. Leaha Nels and our team are genuine and caring individuals, and our patients appreciate our kindness and compassion. Our goal is to focus on providing quality care and educating our patients and our Midwest City community to achieve better health and wellness.
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Dr. Leaha Nels, DDS
Dr. Leaha Nels is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Prior to receiving her Doctorate in Dentistry, she earned her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene also from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. Dr. Nels was born and raised in East Oklahoma City.
In dental school, Dr. Nels received Pediatric Honors, the Ishmael Award for Scientific Research, and the William E. Brown Service award for Community Service. Dr. Nels still enjoys giving back and being involved in the community. She volunteers for Good Shepherd Ministries Dental Clinic, the Oklahoma Mission of Mercy and has volunteered for dental mission trips in Vietnam.
Dr. Nels is a member of several professional organizations including: The Oklahoma Dental Association, The Oklahoma Association for Women Dentists, Spear Study Club, and The American Dental Association.
Dr. Nels and her husband Tyler live in Midwest City, where Tyler is a firefighter. When not in the office you can find Dr. Nels at the gym, at home baking up something sweet, or enjoying time with family and friends over a meal.
Dr. Nels wants patients to be comfortable with their dental care and will go above and beyond to ensure patient needs and desires are met. She has a strong drive to continue learning to provide her patients with the best dental care possible. Magnolia Family Dentistry promises to provide each patient with an effective treatment plan to help maintain a healthy smile.
Jackie, Dental Assistant
Jackie was born in Albuquerque, NM and moved to McAlester, OK at age 12. She attended Haskell Indian Nation University in Lawrence, KS before transferring to Eastern Oklahoma State College for General Studies in 2010. Jackie then went on to receive her Dental Assistant training in 2011 from the Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester. But her continuing education didn’t stop there. Jackie has received advanced training in radiation safety, coronel polishing, topical fluoride, nitrous oxide, and infection control.
For Jackie, the best part of this job is providing excellent care for our patients. Her husband works in industrial engineering, and they have two children. When she’s not in the office helping patients (and Dr. Nels), you can find her exercising, running—she loves mud runs—and spending time with her family.
Corissa, Dental Assistant
Corissa grew up in the Panhandle of Oklahoma in a little town called Laverne. She completed her pre-reqs at NWOSU in Alva, then transferred to OU College of Dentistry where she graduated in 2017 with her BSDH (Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene).
For Corissa, the best part of this job is interacting with our wonderful patients every day, educating them on disease etiology and oral-systemic links. Corissa is married to her wonderful husband, Josh, and they have two young girls, Addy and Lyla, that keep her on her toes! When she’s not in the office taking care of patients, you can find her reading, staying active, and spending time with her family.
Laura, Treatment Coordinator
Laura was born in Norman, OK but spent most of her childhood in Texas. She returned to Oklahoma when she was 16 and has been a Midwest City resident for over 10 years. Laura graduated from Lawton, OK High School in 1999 and has worked in many fields over the years, but dentistry is her favorite! Laura has received EMT basic training, she’s worked in a Sherriff’s office, and as an apprentice painter. In the dental field, she’s received OSHA, dental assisting, and x-ray training.
For Laura, the best part of this job is dentistry itself! She loves seeing how improving dental health can change lives. Laura is currently engaged to be married, and she has two boys of her own and two step-daughters, plus a tiny Chihuahua named Ginger. When she’s not in the office planning treatments, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, going to the lake, and spending cozy movie nights with her family.
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