Dr. Mitchell

Kisha Steele Mitchell, DDS

Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell joined the amazing team at Dentistry for Kids in 2016, and became the proud new owner in 2017. Dr. Mitchell has a passion for working with children, and strives to make each dental visit an enjoyable experience in a kid-friendly environment. She feels most accomplished when she helps a fearful child become relaxed and look forward to their dental visits. It is her goal to partner with families from infancy through adolescence to help children achieve their best dental health.

Dr. Mitchell received her education at Howard University in Washington, DC where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics in 2002, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree in 2006, completed a residency in Orthodontics in 2008, and later completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Mitchell is one of very few dental specialists Board Certified in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. This unique training and experience makes her the ideal provider to address the comprehensive dental needs of children.

Dr. Mitchell is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association of Orthodontists®, American Dental Association®, National Dental Association, Old North State Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Outside of the office, Dr. Mitchell engages in youth mentorship. She also enjoys traveling, as well spending time with her husband Charles and two young children, Charles, Jr. and Bella.


Dr. Nelson

Dana E. Nelson, DDS

Dr. Dana E. Nelson joined the Dentistry for Kids team in 2020. She has a passion for helping children develop good dental habits that can be maintained for a lifetime of good oral health, and has been an amazing addition to our growing team.

Dr. Nelson earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minor in chemistry from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2002. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC, in 2006. Following dental school, Dr. Nelson completed a general practice residency in 2007 at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, which included instruction in pediatric dentistry and treatment for children in the hospital setting.

After completing her education and dental training, Dr. Nelson moved to North Carolina where she began to work in the public health setting for many years. It was during her public health experience that she solidified her desire to devote her dental career to children’s dentistry.

Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Old North State Dental Society. Dr. Nelson is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte NC. When she is not serving children, Dr. Nelson enjoys church, traveling, long outdoor runs, as well as arts and crafts projects.