Dr. Zellmer - Dentist
Dr. Zellmer

Dr. Zellmer grew up in Auburn, Alabama where he attended Auburn University.  He joined Shelby Dental Center after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2002.  Dr. Zellmer is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Alabama Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Birmingham District Dental Society and the Birmingham Society for the Advancement of Dentistry, where he served as President from 2010 to 2012.


“I became interested in dentistry as a way to help people feel better about their smile while improving their health at the same time.  Dentistry is a wonderful field, allowing for direct interaction with each and every patient.  I am married, with children and love spending time with my family.  I especially love playing with my two children and coaching them in their current sports.  I enjoy the outdoors and try to go for a run, bike ride or play soccer as often as I can.”

Lynn Nix - Dental Clinic Office Manager
Lynn Nix
Office Manager

Lynn began working for Dr. Michael Ford, the founder of Shelby Dental Center, at his practice in Alabaster in 1976.  She has been working at our office since 1991.  Lynn handles all administrative aspects of the practice and works closely with patients to ensure that they have a positive experience in our office.


“My experience in the dental field has been very rewarding.  Providing good dentistry and service for our patients has always been my number one priority.  Our patients have become my friends and family over the years.  I hope to continue to serve the community and provide our patients with the dental care that they deserve.”

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Scott Ford
Head Dental Technician

Scott began working with Shelby Dental Center in 1994, after graduating from Auburn University. As our head dental technician, Scott is responsible for making our removable dental appliances, and assuring that we maintain the highest level of quality.


“ There is something special about creating a product with your hands that will improve the quality of someone’s life. Improving a person’s smile is such a unique opportunity that can be extremely rewarding. When I am not working or spending time with my family, I am enjoy photography. I truly love creating a memorable photograph of a family or a special event such as a wedding because I know that it will be cherished and live on.”

Jason Baisden - Dental Laboratory Technician
Jason Baisden
Dental Laboratory Technician

Jason has been a dental technician since 2001.  His career began as a crown and bridge technician.  After seven years of making crowns, he made the transition to making partials and dentures.  Jason has lived in Birmingham for most of his life, with the exception of his time spent in the military.  He served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1994-1999 with duty stations stateside and in Germany.  While overseas, he was deployed to Tazar, Hungary for Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Joint Guard.


“The thing that I enjoy the most about my job is using my creative talents to help people feel better about themselves.  In my free time, I enjoy photography, travel and exploring the great outdoors.”

Ashley Sykes - Dental Hygienist
Ashley Sykes
Dental Hygienist

Ashley started her career in dentistry at Shelby Dental Center in 2007.  She assists Dr. Zellmer with patient care and procedures.


“My favorite part of my job is getting to know patients and seeing people smile.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and spoiling my nine nieces and nephews.  I have two dogs, an English Bulldog and a Pug, who demand a lot of attention.  I was born in Denver, Colorado but I am an avid Alabama fan.  Roll Tide!  And lastly, I am a proud big sister to a United States Marine!”