Dr. H. David Nelams has lived in Southeast Texas all his life. After attending Lamar University, he attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He received his DDS in 1993 and has been practicing in Lumberton since 1994. Since graduation, Dr. Nelams has kept up with the latest that dentistry has to offer through continuing education. He understands that constantly being a student of dentistry is the way to offer his patients the very best care. He considers dentistry a wonderful way to improve the lives of others and is especially happy when he can relieve pain for a patient. He also enjoys helping patients overcome their fear of going to the dentist, which he accomplishes by taking extra time to listen to their concerns and to explain all aspects of their treatment.
Through continuing education, Dr. Nelams has completed courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, smile design using veneers, endodontics, sedation dentistry, and dental sleep medicine. He has had orthodontics as a part of his practice for more than 20 years. He enjoys seeing smiles and lives change through orthodontic care such as Invisalign.
Dr. Nelams is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Sabine District Dental Society, and the American Orthodontic Society.
Dr. Nelams has been married to his wife, Shanna, for 38 years. They have two daughters. The oldest, Lindsey, has special needs and will always be at home. Shanna is her caregiver and one of the world’s best moms. Judith is their younger daughter, who completed her master’s degree at Lamar University.
When not at the office, Dr. Nelams will be busy with family and church activities. He can also be found fishing or at the barn with Mariah and Nagano, his two horses.