1509 Burton Avenue Orange, TX 77630
Dr. Nina Leifeste
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After earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lamar University - Beaumont, Dr. Leifeste graduated with honors from the University of Texas Dental Branch (UTBD) – Houston with her Doctorate of dental surgery. She then completed a General Practice Residency through Hermann Hospital. Dr. Leifeste is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and maintains professional memberships in the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and The Dental Society of South East Texas.
“I strive daily to use my unique God-given gifts to enrich the lives of everyone around me,” says
Dr. Leifeste. She is a volunteer dentist through Orange Christian Services and is involved in international missions and mentoring. In addition, she enjoys teaching as an adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry – Houston.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Leifeste likes to hunt, fish, and spend time with her family; including her daughter Samantha, son Tyler and his wife Amy.
International missions is a vital part of my life as a dentist. Whether my travels take me as far as the remote reaches of India or Latin America I am blessed to be able to serve the underserved. God has blessed me with a unique skill set that I can use to bless so many that have no access to dental care or are unable to obtain it. To have had such rich humanitarian opportunities leaves me speechless at times....recharged always....and humbled daily. I believe it is our mandate to "love God and love people"...and to "look after the widows and orphans in their distress". I have made this mandate my life's quest and am blessed richly in the process.
Teaching dental students is a long held passion of mine. I have maintained a faculty position at the University of Texas School of Dentistry for over 20 years. I so enjoy sharing my own experiences in dental practice with the students as they transition from student to practicing doctor. It is rewarding to observe their passion and quest for learning while mentoring them in patient management and all phases of the doctor/patient experience.