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Priscila Jelsing, DDS

Your expert dentist in Bixby, OK.

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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.

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  • 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
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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

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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.

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Dr. Nichole Myers

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Dr. Nichole Myers was raised in Colorado, following her undergraduate work at the University of Colorado she completed Dental School at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA followed by a General Practice Residency in New York City.

She is a third-generation dentist. She became interested in the field at a young age while observing her grandfather’s work. Drawing on her experiences from both sides of the chair, she tries to listen carefully and understand each patient’s perspective, so she can make their visit pleasant.

It’s no wonder she’s earned the trust and loyalty of even the most timid of patients, completely transforming their attitudes about dental care. Days away are spent with her two daughters and husband, training for her next marathon, or trying new restaurants.

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