Meet the Team

Dental Hygienist

Mercedes is the dental hygienist for Dr. Nelson She is originally from Los Angeles and moved to Florida in 2000. She has been a member of the team since 2006. As our dental hygienist, Mercedes is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of preventative, educational, and therapeutic needs. Mercedes enjoys reading, watching movies, and most of all, spending time with her beautiful children, Amaya and Aiden, and her husband, Rudy.


Office Manager

Ruth is the office manager for Dr. Nelson. Born, raised, and educated in England, Ruth moved to the United States in 1983. She has been working in the Dental industry for over 28-years and enjoys educating all of our patients in state-of-the-art dentistry. Ruth is delighted to be a part of this dynamic team.



Terry has been a welcomed addition to our team since 2013. With her many years of experience in the dental field, Terry is always available to help with your insurance needs. Terry is a New Jersey native and moved to Florida in 1979. When she is not working, Terry loves to travel with her husband, Mike, and spend time with her children and grandchildren. However, the real love of her life is her dog, Sky.


Insurance Coordinator

Liz became part of the team in 2015. She is a Florida Certified Dental Assistant. She's also knowledgeable of the administrative aspects of the Practice and currently works as a part-time Insurance Coordinator. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them with their dental needs. Outside work, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends.



Clara is originally from Venezuela and was raised in South Florida. Clara enjoys spending quality time with her family. She has been working as a dental assistant for 16 years. She takes pride in her work and enjoys teaching others. Clara has dedicated her career to ensure that patients reach optimum dental health. She is gentle, caring and patient.