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Scottsdale Dentist - Dr. Matthew E. Nelson - Southtown Dental Care - Meet the Doctor


 

 Dr. Matthew Nelson comes from a long line of Dentists; he is the fifth person in his family to graduate from dental school. He grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate. After only 3 years of undergraduate work, he was accepted to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU for Dental School. While in dental school, Dr. Nelson made it a point to bring the latest techniques to him and his peers. He started the first ever Cosmetic Dentistry Group at the school and used this to bring in progressive clinicians to speak at the school. 

Dr. Nelson loves staying up to date on the latest techniques in the dental field. He has always been a strong believer in using continuing education to ensure that he provides his patients the highest quality care. He has taken more than double the yearly required amount of continuing education classes. His primary focuses have been cosmetic techniques, minimally invasive preventative dentistry, and ways to minimize patient discomfort.

Dr. Nelson has studied at many of the most prestigious advanced dental education centers in the United States, including:

  • Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Practical Clinical Courses- Dr Gordon J Christensen
  • Pride Institute
  • Nobel Biocare
  • Clinical Mastery Continuum
  • Ultimate Occlusion 1
  • Ultimate Occlusion 2
  • The Art of Clinical Photography
  • Dental Implant Restoration
  • BioResearch Seminars & Nation Meeting
  • Joint Vibration Analysis (TMJ)
  • T-Scan Bite Analysis
  • Excel Seminars
  • Gary Kadi Next Level Seminars
  • DOCS Oral Sedation & Certification
  • Inman Aligner Certification
  • Invisalign Certification



 
Patient Care Coordinator

 


 


Danielle


 
Britney
1. Where are you from? Colorado

2. What do you enjoy most about working in the dental field? Building trust and relationships with our patients. Helping them have a better understanding that the mouth is directly connected to the entire body, and assisting them in finding opportunities to move forward to get the treatment needed to have a healthy mouth for a lifetime!

3. What is your favorite local restaurant? Malee's Thai Bistro On Main

4. How many years experience do you have in the dental field? 22

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? All over Italy

6. What is your favorite local activity? hiking, day trips to Sedona

7. Who is your favorite sports team? Denver Broncos

8. What is your most used emoji?

  

  1. Where are you from? The beautiful and lush country side of Silver Lake, KS
  2. What do you enjoy most about working in the dental field? Patient reaction to seeing improvement in their oral health. There's no better reward than having witnessed the growth of confidence one has in their smile. They say smiles spread happiness and to aid in this occurrence for anyone I meet is one of my life ambitions. 
  3. What is your favorite local restaurant? The Angry Crab
  4. How many years experience do you have in the dental field? I've studied dental since sophomore year of high school and have met more of a hands on experience the last 8 years in AZ, NE, KS, and MO.
  5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Dubai to study it's impressive architecture and of course jump right into those gorgeous geographical pictures we see on every top 10 places to vacation column.
  6. What is your favorite local activity? Wake boarding at Lake Pleasant 
  7. Who is your favorite sports team? Team USA Women's Beach Volleyball 
  8. What is your most used emoji?
      
 
  


Clinical Assistants

 
Brenda
  
Mayra

1. Where are you from?   Born in St. George, UT. Grew up in So. Cal, and moved to AZ when I was 15.  Lived here ever since (35 years)

2. What do you enjoy most about working in the dental field?  Calming really scared patients and helping them work through their fears to achieve great dental health.

3. What is your favorite local restaurant?   The Keg....I love steak!!

4. How many years experience do you have in the dental field? 32 years...wow!!!!

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?   All over the East Coast except for Florida...I've already been there.

6. What is your favorite local activity?  Going to movies except I fall asleep in almost every one.

7. Who is your favorite sports team?  Arizona Cardinals

8. What is your most used emoji? .The laughing till you cry one.


 
1. Where are you from? Yuma

2. What is is that you most enjoy about working in the dental field?I really enjoy interacting with people and like educating them about their teeth.

3. What is your favorite local restaurant? At the moment I'm loving Gadzooks it's like a chipotle but they have enchiladas!

4. 
How many years experience do you have in the dental field? 2.5 years.
 
5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Would love to travel to Peru and hike Machu Picchu.

6. What is your favorite local activity? I love going to the gym, hike, bar with friends and shopping with my mother. :)

7. Who is your favorite sports team? Arizona native gotta go for them Cardinals #birdgang.

8. What is your most used emoji? 

 


Hygienists

 
Meagan
  

  
Jill

1. Where are you from?
 Originally from Toronto, Ontario Canada. My family moved to the U.S. when I was 7 years old for my dads job transfer.

2. What is you enjoy most about working in the dental field?
I have always wanted to be a dental hygienist ever since I was young.
I love interacting with my patients and educating them about their mouth and their overall health. I enjoy helping my patients figure out solutions to better their oral health.

3. What is your favorite local restaurant?
I love Hopdoddy. It is a newer burger joint in town that has delicious burgers, I like to get mine with their famous gluten free bun ( you can't even taste the difference)

4. How many years experience do you have in the dental field?
I first started in the field as a dental assistant about 7 years ago and have continued to further my education to become a dental hygienist.

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to visit Tahiti and stay in the huts over the water

6. What is your favorite local activity?
I enjoy hiking and hot yoga

7. Who is your favorite sports team?
The San francisco 49ers (my fiancé is a huge Niners fan)

8. What is your most used emoji?
In honor of my recent engagement...


  

 
 
1. Where are you from? Seattle

2. What do you enjoy most about working in the dental field? Love working with people. Where else can I talk someones ear off for an hour and they are at my mercy:)

3. What is you favorite local restaurant? Just discovered "Snooze"- top of my list at the moment

4. How many years experience do you have in the dental field? started in the field in 1994

5. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Alaska.

6. What is your favorite local activity? I love to ride my horses in Goldfield Mountains. I always see Deer, Coyotes, Owls, Javelina, etc. It’s a slice of paradise!

7. Who is your favorite sports team? The Arizona Cardinals

8. What is you most used emoji?

 

 


 

     

          Southtown Dental Care: Matthew E Nelson DDS, 7101 E Thomas Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251; Phone: 480-646-4215