Meet the Team


We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.



Office Manager

I am responsible for all the things that make Milestone Dental Care run smoothly from day to day. I assist our patients with financial arrangements, maximize our office productivity through schedule coordination, and work with Dr. Nelson to develop marketing strategies to promote our wonderful office to the community.

I love working with Dr. Nelson, not only because she is my spouse, but also because she has a great and caring disposition with regard to her staff and patients. She is truly compassionate and dedicated to her work and strives to create the best outcome based on each patient’s individual needs. She begins each day with a smile and keeps it with her throughout the day.

I am a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Air Force as an intelligence analyst from 1968 to 1974. Dr. Nelson and I have two sons, both of whom I am very proud. I am a past president of the Newport Lions Club, and served as a cabinet secretary/treasurer for District 42 Lions International.




Dental Assistant

I have been a part of Dr. Nelson’s team since 2016 and have more than 17 years of experience in dental assisting. I assist Dr. Nelson with all aspects of patient care, from sterilizing equipment and taking records to working alongside her during procedures. I also make models and fabricate temporary restorations and orthodontic retainers. I enjoy putting patients at ease with my friendly demeanor and love helping patients achieve ideal oral health.

I have been married to my husband for 13 years and I have two boys. I enjoy spending my free time with my family.




Dental Hygienist

I earned my Associate’s in Applied Sciences at the Community College of Rhode Island and joined Milestone Dental Care in 2007. I work with our patients during regular hygiene appointments to help them achieve and maintain good oral health. I also provide education to patients on how to prevent dental problems, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, proper brushing, and regular dental checkups. I love working with patients of all ages, but I especially enjoy providing a comfortable, fun experience for children. I am committed to giving my patients excellent dental care, leading to healthy, happy smiles!

I was born and raised in Rhode Island and currently live in Jamestown. I have four children who constantly keep my on my toes!




Schedule Coordinator

I joined the Milestone Dental Care team in 2011, having begun my career in dentistry in 1997. I help to make sure our office runs smoothly coordinating the schedule, in addition to welcoming patients into the office and ensuring their records are up to date. I am also available to assist patients with questions regarding appointments or insurance information. High quality patient care is the most important part of our job, and I enjoy being a part of a team that shares a goal of making sure that our patients receive the very best.

I have been married almost 20 years and have three children. I enjoy working out, going on vacations, and spending time with family and friends.




Dental Hygienist

I started working with Dr. Nelson in the summer of 2016, bringing with me more than 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist. I ensure my patients’ oral health through regular cleanings, preventive treatments, and effective home-care education. I love interacting with my patients on a personal level and contributing to their overall wellness and dental health. I take great pride in my work and it gives me a great feeling of accomplishment.

I met my husband while I was renting a house in Newport during the summer. We married in 1992 and I moved to Portsmouth from Boston. I have a son in college and a daughter in high school. I like to travel, read, exercise, garden, and spend time with my family.

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