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Nelson Family Dental Group


Michael Nelson, D.D.S. and Chris Nelson, D.D.S.

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Nelson Family Dental Group


Michael Nelson, D.D.S. and Chris Nelson, D.D.S.

 

Quality care by people who care

This motto has provided the foundation for our mission and vision for over 30 years of compassionate dental care by Dr. Mike Nelson and Dr. Chris Nelson.

Watch one of our videos:

"Hi Welcome to Nelson Family Dental Group! I'm Dr. Mike, and I'll give you a tour!. This is our reception desk where Janet our appointment coordinator will greet you and say hello! This round table is probably the most important room in the entire office, because this is where you get to know how we communicate, and we get to know what is important to you."

 
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The Doctors


The Doctors


Leon Nelson

aka TARPMAN 

Our story begins with Dr. Leon Nelson, a practicing dentist for 44 years prior to his retirement in 2003. With accomplishments that include being the founder of Nova Dental Supply and creator of its Dent-Award and Medic-Award Badges (for which he coined slogans such as “Clean Teeth Taste Good!” “We Cater to Cowards!” and “Happiness is No Cavities!”), publishing the first book on cosmetic dentistry (“The Bonding Book”), and holding leadership positions in numerous dental associations, Dr. Leon sites his proudest achievement in dentistry as something different: “Clearly, having my son, Mike, choose dentistry for his career, and then want to practice in close association with me.”

Mike Nelson

aka MOUNTAIN MIKE

Shortly after Mike became the second Nelson to graduate from the University of the Pacific’s dental school in 1981, he and his father embarked on a “solo-group” practice, the space-sharing arrangement promoted by their good friend, Jim Pride. As two of the earliest clients of Dr. Pride’s Pacific Institute, and later of its successor, Pride Institute, this father and son worked extremely well together. In 1990, they moved across the street to a new, larger location, one that was featured on the cover of “Dental Economics.” As Mike recalls, “My dad and I worked alongside each other for 20 years, and to this day, we still love doing things together.” 

Chris Nelson

the JUGGLING DENTIST

That had to serve as a role model for the latest in the Nelson clan of dental incredibles, Mike’s son, Chris. After attending Shasta High School, and graduating from the University of California, Davis, Chris accepted an offer to attend—you guessed it—the alma mater of his father and grandfather, now called the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

In addition to spending Friday's at the office with Dr. Mike and the team, Dr. Chris is the full-time dental director at Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Round Mountain.  At Hill Country, Dr. Chris serves the community and continues the focus on quality inspired by his father and grandfather.

Three generations of over-achievers—all in the field of dentistry—are members of one family: the Nelsons of Redding, California.  (text originally drawn from Enjoy Magazine and the Pride Institute articles).

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Our Services


Our Services


We are different because of our focus: you.

 We are wholly and passionately committed to your goals, your needs, and your health, all while delivering the highest quality dentistry possible.  Dr. Mike and Chris both spend hundreds of hours each year in continuing education courses, often together, refining and developing their dental skills to maintain excellent clinical and diagnostic skills, for you.

We offer care from kids to adults.  

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Porcelain Teeth Dentures
  • Composite (tooth colored) Fillings
  • Oral Surgery including Routine and Surgical Extractions
  • Basic and Deep Cleanings
  • and much more...

Our dentures are different.  

Every denture wearer is different, so we spend extra time and energy with each patient maximizing the stability, support, and suction of each denture we deliver.  Check out our videos!  Featuring porcelain teeth, and in innovative blade-bite occlusion pattern which provides unmatched efficiency in chewing and daily wear.  In addition to the tooth design, the dentures are exceedingly natural in appearance, and do not look like a typical "denture."

We also offer implant retained denture services.  Dental implants can bring new confidence, and significant improvements to the life of a denture-wearer by improving almost all of the most common problems with dentures, including stability, support, and suction or retention. 


Not all composite fillings are the same.

At Nelson Family Dental Group we use tooth-colored filling materials to make aesthetic, functional, (and we think) beautiful composite restorations.  We take the extra time in materials and technique to deliver you a quality restoration that can last for many years.  

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Become a Patient


Become a Patient


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