Our Team

Our Dental Health Team

Jimmy Nielsen, DDS

Celina dentist Dr. NielsenGeneral/Family Dentist

Dr. Jimmy Nielsen received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2013, he opened Nielsen Dental Studio in Celina, TX.

In addition to the wide range of general and family dental services that Dr. Nielsen provides, he is also known for his comfortable, easy-to-talk-to manner when getting to know patients personally.

Outside of the office, Dr. Nielsen volunteers for Mission of Mercy projects, and enjoys spending time with his wife, their three sons, and identical twin daughters. He also enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, and having time to do yard work.

Michelle Smith

Dental Hygienist

Michelle graduated from Northeast Texas Community College with her AAS degree, and has been with Dr. Nielsen since 2012, and with Nielsen Dental Studio since it opened in 2013. She is specially certified in CPR and first aid, and is known for her exceptionally gentle manner. She is a member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church and Head2Toe Nutrition.

Michelle enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her husband, three children and one grandchild, as well as her dog and cat. She also enjoys exercising and spending time at the shooting range.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Kellie Moore

Registered Dental Assistant

Kellie graduated from Caddo Mills High School in 2002, and became a registered dental assistant after graduating from Paris Junior College. She is also specially certified in CPR, and has been with Dr. Nielsen since 2011, and with Nielsen Dental Studio since it opened in 2013. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know each patient and helping them understand their treatment.

Kellie also likes doing anything outdoors, including hunting, fishing, watching her son play baseball, and cheering on the Texas Rangers.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Lana Salmon

Registered Dental Assistant

Lana graduated from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio as a certified dental assistant, is also certified in CPR administration, and has been with Dr. Nielsen since 2012 and with Nielsen Dental Studio since it opened in 2013. She is gentle, friendly, and sensitive when caring for every patient, and takes joy in getting to know patients and their families.

Lana loves off-roading in her jeep, hiking, and being with her husband and two children, and also has a strong affinity for all kinds of animals.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

Melissa Smith

Front Desk Coordinator/Office Manager

Melissa has been with Dr. Nielsen since 2012, and has been the front desk coordinator/office manager for Nielsen Dental Studio since it opened in 2013. Her voice is often the first that patients hear when contacting the office, and she is especially polite and adept at explaining benefits and treatment plans.

When not in the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her children at their sporting events, doing crafts and DIY projects at home, and playing with her Pomeranian, Sassy.

Everything happens for a reason.