Dr. Shelby Nelson was born in Amarillo, Texas, and later moved to Plano, Texas, to complete her high school career. She graduated with honors from Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She then attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry and was accepted into an additional rigorous 3-year periodontal residency. She obtained her Master of Science in oral biology and her Certificate in Periodontics in 2012 from Baylor College of Dentistry. She opened Custom Periodontics in December 2012.
Dr. Shelby Nelson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, Texas Society of Periodontist, Southwest Society of Periodontist, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association, and is a board member for her local Fort Worth District Dental Society. She has received numerous awards for excellence in clinical periodontology, and her peers have even elected her as Fort Worth’s top dentist.
She enjoys philanthropy among her many hobbies and is proud to call Fort Worth her home. She also enjoys spending time traveling with her son, Wyatt.