Dr. Kerry Nelson
Dr. Nelson is a native of Texas with a background rooted in dentistry. By the time he turned five, he knew that he wanted to be a dentist. His passion for the field continued throughout his high school years as he began working in a dental laboratory, focusing on crowns and bridges. Following his college graduation, he became a research coordinator on multiple clinical research studies, which focused strongly on cancers of the head and neck
In 2001, Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with honors where he continued to research cancers of the mouth. He has been practicing general dentistry for the past ten years and has been with Westlakes Family Dental since 2003.
Dr. Nelson’s active involvements and memberships include the San Antonio District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry and the Christian Medical and Dental Association as a council chair.
Dr. Kevin Sandefer
Dr. Sandefer was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley but is proud to call San Antonio his new home. He is eager to serve his new community and is also a fluent speaker of Spanish, which enables a broader range of communication with our patients.
His love for dentistry developed as an undergraduate student of Texas A&M University and, due to this passion, Dr. Sandefer later attended the University of Texas Health Science Center. Upon graduation, he returned to the Rio Grande Valley where he began his dental career. Soon after, he was named as the Dental Director of a high-volume community health center.
After five years of practicing, Dr. Sandefer chose to pursue a one-year residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During that time, he underwent extensive training in intravenous sedation, esthetic dentistry, conscious sedation, the surgical placement of implants and much more. Dr. Sandefer has been an outstanding addition to Westlakes Family Dental and is a great match with his caring and compassionate treatment of all patients.
Dr. Ksenia Royal-Priest
Coming from a long line of family members who have dedicated their lives to the medical and dental field, it was never a question for Dr. Royal what career path she would pursue. Following her father, who was a military Doctor, Dr. Royal traveled around the world, experiencing different cultures and learning different languages. She received her dental education in Europe (Ukranian Dental Academy, 2006) and in the United States (UIC College of Dentistry at Chicago, 2017). She also obtained a Masters in Dentistry.
Dr. Royal brings years of experience, both domestic and abroad, to Westlakes Family Dental. Now settled here, she is proud to call Texas her home and is excited to serve the diverse population of San Antonio. What Dr. Royal loves the most is that through her passion for dentistry she is able to care for and serve people of all walks of life.
Dr. Royal-Priest is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.