Meet Dr. Melissa Nabors
Changing Attitudes About Dentistry
I understand that some people have dental-related anxiety. Perhaps they had a bad experience or maybe they’ve heard stories from friends. Whatever the reason, they now stress about seeing the dentist and may put off visits for years.
I work hard with patients who fear seeing the dentist: my staff and I are here to listen, without judgment, and will help each person move past their concerns. Dentistry doesn’t have to hurt and people shouldn’t suffer from fear of the dentist. My goal is to provide dental care with a gentle touch. Changing patient attitudes helps patients become more receptive to treatment and take better care of their oral health.
As a dentist, I enjoy helping people learn that coming to see me is nothing to fret about, and can actually be an enjoyable experience. In fact, I like that as much as I like fixing teeth and restoring smiles!
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
- Bachelor of Arts from University of Kansas, triple major in German, History of Art, and Pre-Dentistry (honor roll and Phi Beta Kappa)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Each year I attend multiple conferences, lectures, and seminars focused on continuing dental education. This is a constantly changing field, especially the technological advances that make dentistry faster, easier, and prettier. My patients trust me to provide the highest level of care and access to the best treatments. Continuing education ensures I live up to their expectations.
- American Dental Association
- American Association of Women Dentists
- California Dental Association
- San Fernando Valley Dental Society
- Phi Beta Kappa
I grew up in the Midwest, attending high school and college in Lawrence, KS. I then moved to Kansas City for four years while attending dental school, then returned to Lawrence,KS to practice with my former dentist and his son. In 1987 I moved here to Lancaster, CA.
My husband Steve is an aerospace engineer. He loves red cars, red airplanes, and red motorcycles!
When not working, I can be found swimming or practicing yoga, browsing for treasures on eBay, and enjoying life. I love watercolor and figure drawing classes and travels to places with palm trees. I’m also a fan of dark chocolate, in small quantities: it has antioxidants and is therefore healthy, right?