Dr. Richard Nelson grew up in Las Vegas and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology from UNLV in 2003. He then went on to pursue his dental degree and graduated TKO Honors from University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco in 2006. Dr. Nelson dedicates over 150 continuing education credit hours every year, mostly in the areas of implant studies and orthodontics. Dr. Nelson participates in Progressive GP Orthodontic Studies and is seeking a Master of Science in Dentofacial Growth Management. He has been a Preferred Invisalign® Provider for 10 years and is a member of the ADA, AACO, AGD, CDA, and OCDS.
Dr. Nelson takes pride in being able to change a patient’s bad dental experience into a good one and loves straightening teeth because he truly believes it’s the best way to help patients not only have a beautiful smile but to have healthier teeth for life. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Nelson loves the 49ers, watching good movies, eating good food, and going to the gym. He is currently engaged to his beautiful fiancé. They will be married in a few months and plan on starting a family.