About the Office
Our Oak Hill Family Dental Center believes in providing the best dental care available, and that you should be completely informed of the conditions of your oral health. We support a "full care" dentistry environment. What this means to you is that we will recommend whatever is needed to bring you to an optimum state of oral health, and a comprehensive prevention plan to address future problems. This level of dental care is what we would provide if you were a member of our immediate family.
Advances in modern dentistry can leave you with a much more pleasant experience than you may have had in the past and often with shorter duration appointments and faster recovery times.
Everyone at our office is committed to providing you with the most advanced dental treatments and technology available while maintaining a calm environment.
Russell Nelson, DDS
Dr. Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Washington Jefferson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He went on to The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston where he graduated in 1983 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Nelson has been practicing dentistry in the Oak Hill area of Austin, Texas for 35 years.
In his practice Dr. Nelson works with patients to comfortably alleviate dental issues as well as to assist patients in reaching their desired look through cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Nelson skillfully provides all general dentistry services including fillings, crowns, root canals, veneers, implant restorations, whitening, wisdom tooth extraction, dentures and a variety of other procedures. He is also able to provide invisible braces and other dental appliances.
It is no secret that people are frequently afraid of visiting the dentist or worried that dental work will be painful. Dr. Nelson prides himself on working with patients to make them comfortable through a variety of available anesthetics. He is also especially careful and patient when working with children and endeavors to make their dental experiences as worry free as possible.
Dr. Nelson realizes that dental emergencies can be extremely painful and do not always occur during regular business hours. He is available after hours and on weekends to provide emergency services as well as to follow up with patients regarding recent procedures.
For many years Dr. Nelson has gone on mission trips to provide dental care to residents of Galeana, Mexico and its surrounding villages, the border region of south Texas, Visahapatnam, India, and Guatemala. He has plans to continue this ministry in the years to come.
Dr. Nelson married the love of his life, Marian while attending dental school 37 years ago. Both Dr. Nelson and his wife, Marian, enjoy working with each other and make a great team! Together they have three grown children: Bethany, Hannah and Seth. In his free time he enjoys skiing, hiking, boating, woodworking, stained glass and bicycling. He also takes great pleasure in spending time with friends and family and is an active member in Sunset Canyon Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and on various committees throughout the years.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Yvette has been working in the dental field for 36 years. She started as a dental assistant and went on to receive her Dental Hygiene license from Bee County College in 1987. Yvette is a member of the American Dental Hygiene association and has been a practicing hygienist for 31 years, most of which has been with Dr. Nelson. As a part of the dental team she strives to provide individual quality dental care to each of her patients and is excited to offer comfortable dental treatment as well as a few laughs.
Yvette has lived in Austin for her entire life. She and her wonderful husband, Chris, have been married for 31 years and have two beautiful children, Kelley and Coleman. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening and dancing.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Elodie is a native of New Orleans, but she has been in the Austin area since 1982. She has been in the dental field for over 40 years. She feels her experience and empathy for patients are her best qualities that she brings to the practice.
Marian graduated from The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston with her Bachelors of Science degree and is a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed working in neonatal ICU for 15 years before taking time off to raise her 3 active children. Eleven years ago her husband, Dr. Nelson, encouraged her to come work with him at his office. Marian is also now a Registered Dental Assistant and works directly with patients during dental procedures. She strives to put the patients at ease and enjoys laughing and talking with them.
Marian shares a strong faith and commitment to doing God’s work with her husband. She is involved in her church and travels with Dr. Nelson on mission trips to Mexico and India. Her other activities include spending time with friends and family, hiking, skiing, exercising, book club and playing in the hand bell choir at her church.
Claims Processor and Dental Assistant
Janette is an Austin native and has been working the dental field for 35 years. Her experience includes working both as a Registered Dental Assistant and as a claims processor for dental insurance. She has worked for Dr. Nelson as the front desk coordinator for the past 15 years and looks forward to seeing the patients smiling faces for many more years to come.
Janette feels fortunate to be married to her best friend, Kirk. Together they have been blessed with a son, Bailey, who never fails to keep their life fun and interesting.
Carmen grew up in south Texas and moved to Austin in 1995 when she started working in various areas within the dental field. She has been working with Dr. Nelson for 18 years and during much of this time has focused on billing and interacting with insurance carriers. As someone that understands what a headache it can be to deal with insurance companies Carmen works hard to assist patients, help relieve additional stress and make sure claims are handled appropriately. She is happy to help with any questions patients may have regarding their accounts.
Carmen and her husband, Rusty, have a dog named Blaze. When she is not at work Carmen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to live music, visiting the lake and going to happy hour.