Dr. Rhonda has been providing dental care in our area since 2012, when she and her husband moved here from Minnesota. She is passionate about getting to know her patient’s wants and needs to provide the best dental experience possible. She frequently attends continuing education courses to improve her skills, and is constantly learning new techniques.
Since moving to Port Lavaca, Dr. Rhonda has immersed herself in the community, serving as an ambassador for the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce, treasurer for the Rotary club, campaign chair and board member of the United Way, and member of the Board of Managers for Memorial Medical Center.
She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and spent her first 6 years as a dentist with Midwest Dental in Minnesota. Her dedication to serving veterans stems from serving 23 years in the Army National Guard where she was deployed twice to Iraq.
Dr. Rhonda is currently president of the Guadalupe Valley District Dental Society, member of the American Legion, the VFW, the TX Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Karin, AAS – Patient Coordinator
Karin graduated from Victoria College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Management and has several years of experience as a dental assistant. She has always loved dentistry and is excited to be working in the dental field. She aspires to make every patient feel at home when they walk through the door and enjoys the challenges that come along with her current reception, scheduling, and insurance responsibilities. Born and raised in Calhoun County, Karin loves fishing and hunting with her family.
Donna has been working as a dental hygienist in Calhoun County for 20 years. She was born, raised, and lives in Victoria County, but has strong family ties to Calhoun. She attended Victoria College and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Bee County College in Beeville. She enjoys her job as a hygienist very much and particularly likes helping people with periodontitis save their teeth. Her hobbies include listening to live Texas music with her husband, hanging out with her family, and going to Big Bend and other state and national parks.
Vanessa has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2013. She joined Dr. Nielsen's team in 2013. Vanessa enjoys taking care of our patients' needs, helping them feel comfortable, and working as a team with others in our office. She is bilingual (English and Spanish) and is certified in coronal polishing and monitoring nitrous oxide for our patients. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and taking care of her dog, Prince.
Ashley is a Registered Dental Assistant who graduated from Del Mar Community College in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2015. She joined Dr. Nielsen’s team in July of 2016. Ashley enjoys spending time with her son, Kytonn.
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