Our Bedford Dentistry Team
Maegan Elam, DDS
Dr. Elam is a Southlake, TX native whose passion for easing dental anxiety paired with her gentle manner have made her a beloved dentist in the Bedford area. Growing up, Dr. Elam enjoyed working with power tools on remodel jobs with her father. She still enjoys working with power tools, even though they are much smaller now. Dr. Elam earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from Hardin-Simmons University. After working as a dental assistant for a year Dr. Elam began dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where she received a Doctor of Dental Surgery. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Elam received the Award in Clinical Excellence for the superior care and service she provided. Dr. Elam continues to share that top-tier level of dental care with our patients.
As an established dental practitioner, Dr. Elam has garnered the respect and admiration of her staff and patients over the years. She participates regularly as a member of the Seattle Study Club, American Dental Association, the State of Texas Dental Association, and the Fort Worth District Dental Society. Dr. Elam’s passion is ensuring that every patient has a peaceful dental experience, and she has completed advanced training to offer patients oral-conscious and nitrous oxide sedation, as well as become a Nobel preferred provider for All-On-Four.
Dr. Elam’s motto is "quality care because we care." Our team wants our patients to know we care about them as people, not just a mouth or set of teeth. Dr. Elam tries to be as conservative as possible while providing excellent care and believes oral care is imperative to overall health, so she puts an emphasis on regular recall appointments to assess her patient’s condition. Dr. Elam enjoys creating relationships with patients to make them more comfortable. You can find her amazing team in the office joking around and getting to know each patient. Dr. Elams loves when a patient comes in having a dental phobia and the team makes them comfortable to where they say they've had a great experience.
Outside of the office Dr. Elam and her husband, Jordan, spend most of their time chasing their son and daughter around, but still make time for themselves by traveling as a couple once a year. The pair met while attending Hardin-Simmons University together and are active in their church - enjoying serving however they can.
Maria, Registered Dental Assistant
Maria has more than 21 years of experience in the dental field. As a registered dental assistant, her patients appreciate her pleasant demeanor and the extra effort she puts forth to ensure their comfort. She aims to help all our patients overcome their fear of visiting the dentist. Maria has 3 sons and is a supportive soccermom. Outside of the office, she loves spending time outdoors with her family and her 6 fur-babies (2 dogs and 4 cats). She loves the nature and enjoys camping.
Dawnelle, Registered Dental Assistant
Dawnelle has more than 4 decades of experience in the dental field and is dedicated to making every patient's dental visit a pleasant experience. She has been with the practice for more than 25 years and our patients appreciate her gentle, reassuring manner. Outside the office Dawnelle spends time with family and her cats. She has 2 daughters and 3 grand children, whom she loves dearly. When she isn't playing with her grandkids, she loves getting her hands dirty in the garden, and spending time sewing. She also enjoys being outside and loves camping or even just watching the stars!
Rebecca, Registered Dental Hygienist
Rebecca studied at Texas Woman’s University and graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Dental Hygiene. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge along with giving great oral hygiene advice with a patient centered focus. She strives to develop personal relationships with each of her patients in order to make a positive influence on their oral health. She greets everyone she sees with her warm and bubbly personality. In Rebecca’s free time, she enjoys watching movies with her husband, Jeremy and hiking with her furbaby, Flynn. Her idea of a perfect weekend is spent with family, catching up on football, or dreaming of her next travel destination.
Nancy, Insurance Coordinator
Nancy brings more than 40 years of dental experience to our practice. Actually, Nancy’s love of dentistry stems from even further back. Her great grandfather was a dentist on horseback in Texas during the early 1900s, and she also had an uncle who was a dentist. You could say dentistry is in her genes. Nancy provides an extraordinary level of service to each of our patients assisting them in getting the most from their dental experience. Nancy studied dental assisting at San Antonio College, is a national board certified dental assistant, and she completed The University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Professional Management Academy. Outside of work, Nancy is happily married. She and her husband have 1 son and 2 grandchildren. They also love spoiling their 3 four-legged children. Nancy enjoys cooking, reading, decorating, and having game nights with frinds and family.
Shari, Office Manager
For more than 36 years, Shari has shared her smile with our patients, and they look forward to seeing her. She believes in providing excellent service to build trust with the patients so that they are encouraged to maintain good oral health and make regular dental visits without any hesitation. Shari likes to spend time doing yard work, reading and shopping. Happily married for 35 years, Shari devotes most of her spare time to her family and friends.
Candis, Hygiene Coordinator
Candis is a warm and delightful member of our team. She has more than 23 years of experience in the field and is committed to providing great customer service to our patients. She likes interacting with patients and being able to establish genuine relationships with them. She is orginally from Bremerton, WA and went to Lemoore High School in California where she graduated in 1985. She has been happily married to her husband Dan for 31 years and has 2 children, Jennifer and Danny. In her spare time, Candis enjoys cooking and baking new recipes.