George A. Nelson, III, DMD
For the past 37 years, Dr. George A. Nelson, III has been providing all his patients with outstanding orthodontic care. "I enjoy making a difference in people's lives. As an orthodontist, I help them make a positive change, not just in their appearance, but also in their self-esteem. In that way, I'm not merely treating their teeth. It's more personal than that. What I do is help them feel better about themselves."
Highly educated and well trained, Dr. Nelson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in 1971. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1974. Dr. Nelson continued his education and obtained an Orthodontic Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1976.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Nelson maintains memberships in many prestigious professional organizations to keep up-to-date on the latest techniques and technology. He is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Alabama Orthodontic Association.
"My number-one priority is to provide consistently excellent orthodontic care for every patient I see, children and adults alike. And my staff and I know how to achieve that, such as catering to your individual needs and taking extra steps to ensure the most complete diagnosis and treatment plan. From doing the work with my own hands to making myself available to patients and parents, I take pride in my work so you can have a great smile you can be completely proud of."
Dr. Nelson is well-connected with his local community. While raising his children, he enjoyed coaching their softball, baseball, and football teams. His son is now a local physician, his daughter an attorney. Dr. Nelson is a member of Canterbury United Methodist Church.
"The majority of my patients are children, so I really make an effort to nurture those relationships. Instead of discussing treatments with parents only, I like to involve the kids, too, because it's their teeth. And ultimately, it's their responsibility to take care of their braces and maintain good hygiene. After years of practicing orthodontics and even coaching children's sports teams, I've come to know that kids respond well when you give them the respect they deserve."
Sara Wolfe, DDS, MSD
Dr. Sara Wolfe spent most of her childhood years in Dayton, Ohio. She attended the University of Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Spanish.
Dr. Wolfe received her dental education at The Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude in 2004. She was awarded the Paul Toplek Orthodontic Achievement Award upon graduation and was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, a prestigious honor given to students in the top 12% of each graduating class.
Following dental school, she spent one-year practicing dentistry in Ohio then moved to Gainesville, Florida where, she completed a one-year fellowship in orthodontics. It was at this time that she decided to specialize in the field of orthodontics.
Dr. Wolfe attended Saint Louis University, earning her certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 2008. During this 30 month program in Saint Louis, she participated in a fellowship with the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club; administering dental care to underserved children in the community. Her orthodontic education included training in many aspects of orthodontic treatment including Invisalign®, lingual braces, and use of orthodontic implants.
Dr. Wolfe and her husband Jamie, a Birmingham native, were married in 2009 and decided to make Birmingham their home. They have a 9 month old son, Dayton, named after Dr. Wolfe’s home town.
Dr. Wolfe is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the Southern Association of Orthodontists. She continues to further her education through her commitment to these organizations and attendance of continuing education programs throughout the year.