Dr. Nathan J. Flesher with his wife.
Dr. Nathan values integrity in dentistry. Along with this core belief, he provides lifelong, compassionate care to families and always focuses on excellence for optimal patient outcomes. He enjoys face-to-face interaction and firmly believes in taking the time that’s needed to fully understand the needs and desires of everyone who puts their trust in him. For Dr. Nathan, helping people and making a positive difference in their lives is at the center of everything he does.
Meet Dr. Nathan J. Flesher
When he saw how his friends’ parents were changing lives as dentists, Dr. Nathan knew right away he had discovered his calling. A “plan B” wasn’t part of his vocabulary.
A Uniontown, PA native, Dr. Nathan first earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry before achieving his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2014. He followed God’s calling, which guided him to the Christian Medical and Dental Association placement program. One of his most significant accomplishments was commissioning as an officer in the Army National Guard Dental Corps. He joined in 2013, just before starting his dental studies, when he discovered a scholarship opportunity. He remains involved, using his skills and knowledge to promote and restore the dental health of the nation’s honorable service members. A staunch supporter of these brave soldiers, Dr. Nathan takes great pride in helping them care for their oral health. Whenever he spots a solider who hasn’t yet realized the importance of a healthy smile, he will spend a few extra moments with them – a truly life-changing interaction.
Outside the office
When he’s not helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams, Dr. Nathan loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Becca. They were high school sweethearts and married at the age of 20. Becca is passionate about helping others as a registered nurse. Together, they have a young son, Gavin James, and French bulldog, Hank. Dr. Nathan stays physically active by exercising and exploring the outdoors. Other pastimes include traveling, shooting, sporting clays (clay pigeon shooting), reading, and sharing his knowledge with others. Since helping other people is integral to his life’s mission, Dr. Nathan also helps out at his church and volunteers for Beautiful Feet Ministries. Each month, he provides free dentistry for the homeless and less fortunate. He’s an active member of several dental organizations and … he’s a self-confessed nerd who loves technology.
Dr. Nathan values integrity in dentistry. Along with this core belief, he provides lifelong, compassionate care to families and always focuses on excellence for optimal patient outcomes. He enjoys face-to-face interaction and firmly believes in taking the time that’s needed to fully understand the needs and desires of everyone who puts their trust in him. For Dr. Nathan, helping people and making a positive difference in their lives is at the centre of everything he does.
About Our Team
Just like Dr. Nathan, the rest of the team at Golden Rule Dental Care will always do what’s right for your oral and overall health. We will make you feel at home at our inviting practice, answer all questions honestly, and address any concerns you might have about your treatment. Whether you need a same-day emergency appointment, need to “brush up” on your at-home care routine, or have questions about financing your treatment, you can count on us to give you the answers. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile! Compassionate dentistry with integrity is just a call away.
Hannah Bing, Team Lead
Hannah spends her days counseling patients on their treatment options so they can receive ideal care. She also supports her fellow team members by encouraging and supporting them to fulfill the practice’s mission statement.
Her favorite aspects of her job are interacting with patients and contributing to her community. Hannah believes you should treat others as you want to be treated. This is part of her work philosophy and is integral to how she approaches each person. She is fair and thorough during each interaction.
Hannah is happily married to her husband Clay. In her free time, she delights in spending time with him as well as friends and family. She also volunteers at the Gospel City Church in Pantego and with youth. You can often find Hannah exploring the outdoors. She’s the proud parent of two mini dachshunds, Chandler and Gracie. Hannah and Clay are excited to announce they will be welcoming their first baby in July 2019!
Wendie Curry, Registered Dental Assistant
Wendie is always eager to answer patients’ questions and provide valuable information so they can feel ready to proceed with treatment. She takes the time to get know everyone and make a positive difference in their lives. Her studies included general full mouth restorative dentistry and implant surgery.
She feels blessed to be part of Dr. Nathan’s team. She first joined in a temporary role, but learned – right after her first morning huddle! – that she had found the office she had been praying for.
Wendie is mom to Tad and Baylie as well as two Australian shepherds, Harley and Ivy. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, shopping in Canton, TX, and playing softball. Traveling is on her bucket list.
Lauren Holloway, Registered Dental Assistant
Our newest team member, Lauren joined us in late 2018. She loves helping patients and is always focused on being the best RDA she can be so that you know that everything is being done to help you achieve optimum oral health. One of the reasons she chose to join our practice is that we have a progressive educational mindset, so that our team members can grow their skills. And because we’re happy and friendly!
When not in the practice, Lauren loves to be with family and friends. She’s married to Mason and they have a rebel in their household … Rebel the dog, that is!
Shannon Upton, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shannon has been a dental hygienist for nearly 30 years. She is a graduate of Lamar University’s Dental Hygiene Program. In 2008, she graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York.
She is a firm believer in Dr. Nathan’s mission to focus on the whole person while honoring God first. Each day, Shannon puts her heart into helping patients achieve optimal oral health and overall health through periodontal therapy, ongoing maintenance, and preventive care with an emphasis on patient education and responsibility. She is proud to refer friends and family to a practice that deliver excellent care, where the dentist is devoted to his creator.
Shannon is happily married to Toney and has three children, Britton, Camden, and Gema. She also has a dog, cat, and five silkie chickens. Ask her about them! She’s active in her church (she sings on the worship team, helps with ministry events, and more!). She leads an active lifestyle … she ran her first full marathon at 43! Shannon likes to spend time with family and friends, run, play guitar, and read. Her dream is to return to school to get her nutritional communication degree.