Meet The Team

Dr. Bill Flora

After graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1992, Dr. Bill Flora returned to his roots in Elkhart with one goal in mind: He would create a dental practice that would make a difference in this community. He soon realized that one of the biggest elements missing in health care was the personal touch, so he vowed to build his practice on the four C’s; comfort, care, concern and compassion.

Continuing education is also a commitment Dr. Bill Flora makes to his patients. He regularly attends courses that enrich his procedures, his practice, and his professionalism.

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His beautiful children.

Dr. Bill Flora’s dedication to excellence in dentistry has been recognized with numerous awards including:

  • Dental Practice of the Year
  • Clinical Achievement Recognition
  • Robert J. Alber Scholarship
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of Dental Materials
  • Indiana Society of Periodontists

Dr. Flora also holds memberships to the American Dental Association, Elkhart Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry, among others. He and his wife, Kris live in Elkhart with their two children, Conner and Noelle.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Good Member in the American Dental Association
  • Delta Sigma Delta life membership
  • IU Degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • Honored Member of Who’s Who
  • IU Certificate for Light Parental Conscious Sedation
  • Award for outstanding Achievement in Clinical Periodontics
  • Dental Practice of the year for the year 2000
  • Pre-Doctoral Achievement Award for Oral Implantologists
  • Certificate of Attendance for completion of Dental Treatment of the HIV Positive Patient
  • IU degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • The Quintessence Award for Research Achievement
  • Award from The Academy of Dental Materials for excellence in scholarship in Dental Materials
  • IU award for excellence in extramural course work
  • Award from American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Award from The Center for Esthetic Excellence completed “Masters Level- The most Advanced Direct Resin Bonding Program Ever Offered
  • Award from The Center for Esthetic Excellence completed “Composite Artistry Mastering Anterior Restorations’
  • The Implant Prosthodontic Section of the ICOI Award
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and American College of Oral Implantology
  • Award for completion of Dental Implant Surgical Program Course
  • Certificate for the “Essentials for Oral Sedation”
  • Award from American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Award from The International Congress of Oral Implantologists for advancement of Oral Implantology worldwide for years of 2004-2005 and 2005-2006
  • Certification for Membership in the American College of Oral Implantology
  • Certificate from The Louisiana Academy for Continuing Dental Education
  • Award from International Implant Institute for completing 125 hours of continuing education
  • Certificate for Accomplishment for Advanced Bone Grafting
  • Award for completion of Comprehensive Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Education Program
  • Award for completion of MAP Implant Institute
  • Advanced Bone Grafting Course
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery Indiana University
  • Diagnosis and treatment of masticatory system problems
  • Equilibration: Diagnosis and treatment of Occlusal Problems
  • TMJ Diagnosis and basic management
  • The concept of complete dentistry

Dr. Loren Nelson, DDS

Dr. Nelson has known she wanted to become a dentist since the 5 th grade when she realized something as simple as a smile could make the difference in someone’s entire day. After 22 years of school she is thrilled to move back to her hometown to provide dental services for a community that has given her so much over the years.

Dr. (Sellers) Nelson was born and raised in Elkhart, IN. She graduated from Elkhart Memorial High School in 2006, received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, in 2010 and went on to receive her Master’s in Biology from Indiana University, Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Dr. Nelson attended and graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in May 2017. While at IUSD, Dr. Nelson was elected Vice President of her class and served as Treasurer of the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association. She received the Dr. Angela Hazlewood Murat Memorial Scholarship as well as the Eleanor J. Bushee Senior Student Award for Outstanding Leadership and Academic Excellence.

In her free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and their Bengal cat, Natty. She also enjoys volunteering in the community, spending time with her family, playing volleyball, reading, and doing lake activities like paddle boarding and kayaking.

Dr. Nelson is excited to join Dr. Flora and his excellent staff at Greenleaf Family Dentistry! She hopes to provide patients with a fun, positive dental experience and treat every patient as if they were part of her family. Dr. Nelson is incredibly excited to meet new patients and provide high quality, comprehensive care to help patients achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of!

Michiana Dentistry Team

Greenleaf Family Dentistry is the leading cosmetic dentistry practice in Elkhart providing quality treatments including dental implants and TMJ treatment. However, one thing that separates us from the rest is our dedicated and kindhearted staff. Each one of our team members is devoted to providing you with the highest quality treatments without sacrificing the care and compassion you deserve. Find out more about our team below!