Dr. Nelson is a third generation dentist and second generation periodontist from the Bay Area. His grandfather, Willis Nelson, practiced general dentistry in Menlo Park for 31 years and his father, Stephen, is a periodontist in San Mateo. His office in Mountain View is less than three miles from his childhood home.

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Dr. Nelson is dedicated to education and volunteering, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry. He has lectured to dental students and residents in periodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, prosthodontics and hospital dentistry.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Nelson enjoys nature photography, volunteering, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, surfing, camping and SCUBA diving. Dr. Nelson’s wife, Melanie, is a teacher and volunteers with him on dental trips, teaching local children the importance of brushing, flossing and preventive care. They have two young children.


EDUCATION

HONORS AND AWARDS

FACULTY Positions

licenses

  • California Dental License

  • California Conscious Sedation Permit

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Community Dental Clinic at UCSF - 2012 to 2014

  • Costa Rica Dental Mission Trip - June 2009

  • Vietnam Dental Mission Trip - June 2010

  • Sacramento Remote Area Medical - March 2012

  • CDA Cares Sacramento - August 2012

  • Jamaica Dental Mission Trip - September 2012

  • Jamaica Dental Mission Trip - September 2013

  • Jamaica Dental Mission Trip - September 2014

  • Honduras Dental Mission Trip - June 2015

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

CONTINUING EDUCATION

The fields of periodontology and dental implants continually evolve. Dr. Nelson invests heavily in continuing education, averaging 100-150 hours per year.