Lumberton TX dentist Dr. David Nelams
Meet the Staff

Dr. H. David Nelams, DDSH. David Nelams, DDS

Dr. Nelams has lived in Southeast Texas all of his life. After attending Lamar University he attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Since graduating from dental school Dr. Nelams has kept up with the latest that dentistry has to offer through continuing education. Dr Nelams understands that constantly being a student of dentistry is the way to offer his patients the very best of care.

Through continuing education Dr. Nelams has completed courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, smile design utilizing veneers, endodontics, sedation dentistry, as well as dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Nelams has had orthodontics as a part of his practice for 20 years. He enjoys seeing smiles improve. Whether it is traditional braces or invisalign, the invisible braces, lives and smiles can change.

Dr. Nelams is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Sabine Area Dental Society, and the American Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Nelams has been married to his wife Shanna for 38 years. They have two daughters. The oldest is Lindsey, who is a special needs child who will always be at home. Shanna is her caregiver and one of the world's best Moms. Judith is their youngest daughter. She is going into her third year at Lamar University. Judith is in the dual undergraduate and graduate History program and will graduate with her masters in 2016.

When not at the office Dr. Nelams will be busy with family and church activities. Dr. Nelams can also be found at the barn with Mariah and Nagano, his two horses.

Carolyn - Financial Coordinator

Carolyn is the Financial Coordinator for our office. Carolyn is a multi-talented person and takes care of many of the task in the office that is required to make things run smoothly. One of her favorite things about her job is getting to know each of our special patients that come to see us. Carolyn loves to find ways to make the dentistry our patients need affordable.

Carolyn and her husband live in Silsbee. They love to spend time at the lake fishing or relaxing. Carolyn's favorite subject is her three beautiful granddaughters Paisley, Alyssa, and Everleigh.


Ann - Hygiene Coordinator/Dental Assistant

Ann has over 13 years of dental experience. She graduated from LSU Dental Assistant Program in 1998. She moved from Louisianna to Texas and has been on Dr. Nelams dental team for the past 7 years.

She enjoys the variety of her job and getting to know the patients and their families.

Ann enjoys cooking Cajun foods. She always makes time to be with her husband, three wonderful children, and two grandchildren. She loves LSU and Elvis.


Bailey - Registered Dental Assistant

Bailey is a recent graduate of Lamar's Dental Assistant Program where she earned her dental assisting certificate. She loves meeting new people and helping to improve their smiles.

She has been a patient of Dr. Nelams' for 16 years and joined the staff in August 2013.

She is a native from Evadale, TX where she graduated high school in 2010. She has a 2 year old daughter, Baylor, whom she loves dearly and is her life. She is a huge Miami Heat fan and loves basketball, shopping, and hunting.


Sommer - Registered Dental Assistant

Sommer was born and raised in Kirbyville, TX where she graduated high school in 2000. She received her dental assisting education from Lamar State College-Orange in 2003.

She is a registered dental assistant and has 10 years of experience, all with Dr. Nelams. She keeps up to date with her continuing education every year by attending the Star of the South dental convention in Houston, TX and loves to learn new techniques to help improve her patients smiles. The part she loves most about her job is the look on her patients face when they see their brand new white smile.

Her hobbies include sports, horror movies, music, reading, shopping, going to the beach/river
and she is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loves anything Hello Kitty or cupcake. She has one fur
baby named Benni Mae that may be the most hyper rat-terrier on the planet.


Stephanie - Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie is a registered dental hygienist. She received her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from LIT in 2005. Stephanie has been a part of Dr. Nelams' dental team since 2006. She is compassionate and caring toward her patients.

Stephanie resides with her husband, Benny, and children, Brayden and Isabela in Vidor, TX. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.


Sheri - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sheri has been providing quality care for her patients since graduating the dental hygiene program at Lamar University in 1994.

She lives in Silsbee with her husband and four kids. The kids keep her involved in everything from soccer to cheerleading. When not on the sidelines taking pictures you will find Sheri and her husband camping throughout the state.

Sheri joined Dr. Nelams team in 2006 and has shown sincere dedication in creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for our patients during their visits.


Theresa - Doctors Scheduling Coordinator

Theresa joined Dr. Nelam's Dental Team in March 2014. She started her career in the field on dentistry in 1990, bringing 20 years of experience to our office. Theresa enjoys being part of a team that provides exceptional dental care to our patients.

Theresa lives in Lumberton and loves spending time with her husband, two children, and one grandson. Some of her hobbies include gardening and riding motorcycles with her husband.



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