Meet Our Doctors
Priscila Jelsing, DDS
Your expert dentist in Bixby, OK.
Dr. Priscila Jelsing was born in Brazil. She received her dental training from a Brazilian dental university in the state of Rio de Janeiro, after which, she also earned a specialty degree in Periodontics, graduating first in her class in 2004.
Dr. Jelsing owned and operated a private dental practice in Rio de Janeiro before continuing her career in America, joining the staff of Loma Linda University as a Professor in the Periodontics program. After teaching for two years, she started the Doctor of Dental Surgery program, receiving her American License as a dentist in the US.
She had the privilege of serving the community in North Dakota with her passion for dentistry for six years. During this time, she opened four dental practices in four different communities. In 2017, she relocated to Tulsa to be closer to family and to begin to create a unique type of dental experience. Dr. Jelsing wanted to create a first-class private practice, where there is integrity in the care provided to each client in the family’s new beloved town of Tulsa.
Apart from being a dentist, Dr. Priscila Jelsing is a mom of two girls, twin boys, one Bichon Frise, and one golden retriever. She enjoys Brazilian gourmet cooking for her family and friends, personal and professional growth books, and has been an active drummer since she was 15 years old. Traveling the world and running half-marathons is something she is falling in love with lately.
Received dental training from a Brazilian dental university in the state of Rio de Janeiro
Earned a specialty degree in periodontics
Received her American license as a dentist here in the USA from the Doctor of Dental Surgery program
Training in dental implantology from Advanced Implant Educators of Augusta Dental College
Dr. Jelsing is highly experienced in all phases of restorative dentistry…Learn more about our services…
She has participated in mission trips to underserved communities in Brazil as well as Africa. All are experiences that she will never forget
Worked at Loma Linda University as a professor in the periodontics program
Experienced in implementing orthodontic treatment as part of The American Orthodontic Society…Opens a new window to the official website…
Spartan Family Dentistry provides excellent care, and the entire staff is very professional. Every visit has been great. Dr. Jelsing really understands how to make patients feel comfortable and take the anxiety away from the dental patient experience. You can tell she loves her craft.
Rich C. (Spartan Patient)
Dr. Lynna Van Merkey
Dr. Lynna Van Merkey received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, graduating with Distinction. She was inducted to the highly prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society, receiving the OKU Dr. William S. Kramer Award based on demonstrated scholarship, character, and the potential promise for the advancement of dentistry and service to humanity.
She is passionate about continuing education to expand her knowledge and skills in all areas of dentistry. Dr. Van Merkey has a cheerful, caring personality complemented by a gentle treatment approach. She is committed to providing the highest quality of care to her patients.
Outside of the office, Dr. Van Merkey enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur babies, Winston the standard poodle and Moose the giant schnauzer. She loves to cook, do yoga, paint, and play the piano.
Dr. Mazen Naaman
Growing up, Dr. Naaman had great dentists who helped him enjoy each appointment and showed him the beauty of working in the dental field. Once in dental school, he fell in love with cosmetic dentistry because it allows him to use his artistic skills and eye for detail.
Dr. Naaman has years of experience in placing dental implants and utilizes the latest technology to provide you with superior outcomes. He has the ability to replace your missing tooth while you sit back comfortably and relax in the dentist’s chair.
With his calm and fun personality, Dr. Naaman helps you achieve your smile goals while having an absolute blast!