Dr. Nelson grew up in Madison, WI. Despite growing up a Badger and Packer fan, Dr. Nelson crossed the border to St. Paul, MN in 1999 to attend the University of St. Thomas, where he majored in biology and played varsity college soccer. Upon graduating from the University of St. Thomas in 2003, he matriculated into the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. In May 2007, he graduated dental school with distinction. Dr. Nelson makes it a priority to frequently attend dental continuing education courses beyond minimum requirements as he strives to provide high quality dental care to his patients. Dr. Nelson frequently attends Dakota Valley Study Club and Spear Study Club meetings among other dental education offerings in his pursuit of dental knowledge and skills, including training in Cerec (same day crown) dentistry and Advanced Oral Surgery sponsored Mini Residency Program in Restorative Implant Dentistry. In concordance with his commitment to continuing dental education, Dr. Nelson has served on the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Advisory Committee in the past. This committee has offered continuing dental education ideas for dental professionals provided by the University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry. For the past 6 years, Dr. Nelson has served as a mentor and guest lecturer for The Minnesota Center For Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS). This program is meant to educate and guide high school students interested in health care professional careers.
Dr. Nelson is a general dentist that values establishing honest doctor-patient relationships. He believes his patients deserve the best dental care possible, so he works hard to improve his dental skills and knowledge with his patients in mind. He believes his patients deserve to know why dental care recommendations are made, so patients can be empowered to make the right decisions for their dental health. He truly enjoys helping others and looks forward to providing quality dental care to the community. He can’t wait to meet you and your family, working together toward achieving and maintaining your oral health.
In his free time, Dr. Nelson enjoys biking, hiking, reading, traveling, golfing, cultivating a new mushroom foraging hobby and coaching his daughters’ soccer and basketball teams. Dr. Nelson also appreciates spending time with his wife, Sarah and daughters, Amelia, and Marie.

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Chad Nelson, D.D.S
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