Dr. Russell was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She has always had ties to the city of New Orleans and solidified that relationship when she moved there to attend Xavier University of Louisiana. She graduated with a degree in biology and attended Howard University in Washington, DC to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After meeting and marrying Dr. Shelton she returned to New Orleans and worked in private practice until she and Dr. Shelton opened Tulane Family Dentistry. Dr. Russell enjoys pediatric dentistry and has furthered her knowledge in behavioral management, conscious sedation, aesthetic pediatric dentistry and trauma management of the pediatric population. She understands a child’s hesitation with the dentist and works to allay each child’s anxieties to make every visit a positive experience. Dr. Russell is a member of the American Dental Association and New Orleans Dental Association.
Dr. Russell believes that every child should have positive dental experiences that formulate positive oral habits. It is for this reason that Dr. Russell is so passionate about pediatric dentistry. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Russell moved to New Orleans to obtain her undergraduate degree. As a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, she learned about the impact that she could make in the lives of the children of New Orleans. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University and returned to the city that had such a positive impact on her life. 6 years after opening Tulane family Dentistry, her passion for the field led her back to school to further her training in pediatric dentistry. Currently, she is a resident at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, and is ecstatic to bring the most current techniques and technology back to the children of the city she loves. Dr. Russell is a board member for Breakthrough NOLA, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. In her spare time, she enjoys spending precious moments with her husband, Dr. Shelton, and four beautiful children.