About Us

Our Mission

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 with a commitment towards 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 AssociationThe Oklahoma Association for Women DentistsSpear 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 that 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 grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Beyond her Dental Assistant education, Jackie has received advanced training in in radiation safety, coronal polishing, topical fluoride, nitrous oxide, and infection control.  In addition to laughing at Dr. Nels’ cheesy jokes, Jackie takes care of a lot of things behind the scenes that patients might not always think of (but we definitely appreciate), and she takes extreme pride in ensuring that Magnolia Family Dentistry is beyond compliant and up to date on all things involved with sterilization and infection control.  She has a genuine care for her patients and dentistry as a whole. In fact, she can often be found giving time to causes such as OKMOM (Oklahoma Mission of Mercy) and other similar endeavors.  Outside of dentistry, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her three children and her husband Donovan. Jackie is another vital piece of the Magnolia Family Dentistry team and an integral part of making a memorable patient experience.

Jasmine, Dental Hygienist

Jasmine originally hails from Dayton, Ohio. Her dental career began in 2009, when she worked as a dental assistant as an active duty member of the United States Air Force. Jasmine was honorably discharged in 2013 and later graduated from Rose State’s Dental Hygiene program.

Jasmine is married to her husband, Jacob, who is currently serving as an active duty member of the Air Force. Together they have a baby boy.

When she is not at work, Jasmine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as staying active at the gym.

Jasmine truly cares about her patients and takes pride in providing a comfortable experience for them. Beyond the patient experience, Jasmine genuinely enjoys educating her patients about dental health and how it goes hand in hand with overall health. Though she cares about all of her patients, she has a soft spot for pediatric dentistry, where she believes that helping children have a good experiences now helps to set them up for success in the future. We are thrilled to have Jasmine as part of our team.

Ariel, Treatment Coordinator

Ariel comes to us from Mustang, Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband of 7 years, Cord.  Ariel graduated from Mustang High School and is currently attending Rose State College. She has an unmatched passion for learning, which helps to optimize the patient experience. Ariel strives to create a stress-free environment for our patients by diligently handling a variety of “behind the scenes” issues (insurance, scheduling, etc…)

Outside of dentistry, Ariel has a wide variety of hobbies ranging from outdoor activities, chess, and the world of arts. It is this well rounded nature that makes her so personable and approachable. We are beyond excited to have Ariel as a part of the Magnolia family.

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