Meet Our Sleep Apnea Team
Frances Cameli, Dental Sleep Medicine Program Manager, CDA
Frances is a certified dental assistant and the dental sleep medicine program manager at Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine. With more than twenty years of experience in the field of dentistry, Frances loves helping patients understand sleep apnea, their treatment options, and how a dentist can help them sleep soundly. It is her goal every day to hear patients say, “This sleep apnea oral appliance changed my life!” Frances always takes the time to get to know her patients, and is dedicated to helping them get their best night’s sleep.
In her free time, Frances loves to travel and volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations. She and her husband have two wonderful sons who are both in college and have always been active with sports and music. With the kids out of the house, Frances is busy redecorating the “man cave,” and relearning how to cook for two.
Karen Dallas, Financial Coordinator
Karen is the financial and insurance coordinator for Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine. She loves helping patients understand their insurance options and help them finance sleep apnea therapy. Her passion for the dental field began more than two decades ago when she entered the profession as a dental assistant after earning her expanded functions dental assisting certification from the Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers. Dedicated to continuing education, Karen has continued to learn more about the field, insurance coverage, and financing care. These years of experience allow her to maximize benefits, finance care, and help patients get the treatments they need without delay.
Outside the office, Karen is happily married, and she and her husband have one son together. She also has one stepson and stepdaughter. She is a Florida native and grew up near Tampa. She enjoys hanging out at her favorite beaches and soaking up the sun, running, and exercising.