With 37 years in practice, Dr. Frank Nelson considers himself a “decathlon dentist”, able to do many things for his patients. If you know Dr. Nelson, this makes sense because there’s only one thing he’s more committed to than his work — his family. After 42 years of marriage and five grown children, he credits a shared devotion to navigating the inevitable problems and differences together and traits like patience and hard work as the reasons for the relationship’s longevity. In ways, his relationship with dentistry is similar to one with a loved one. Despite his long career and many credentials, he does not default to the same practices or techniques without reason. His inner “dental nerd,” remains excited about learning and growing as a practitioner, regularly seeking out new ideas and research.
With patients, Dr. Nelson believes listening is key. He wants to hear each individual’s story, and then partner with them to achieve what is important to them, making sure they are aware of all the choices modern dentistry offers for their treatment. Through these practices, Dr. Nelson continues a record of nearly four decades of success helping to improve people’s health and self esteem through dentistry. Dr. Nelson studied at Arizona State University Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, Undergraduate from University of Southern California. An expert in his field, Dr. Nelson enjoys sharing his passion with other/future dentists and serves as a part-time faculty members with Progressive Orthodontics Seminars and USC’s dental school.
He also participates in the USC dental school’s curriculum committee. In his earlier years, Dr. Nelson coached a variety of sports, including women’s basketball, little league and high school football. Now, when he’s not working, Dr. Nelson is usually spending time with one of his 15 grandchildren or working with Border Collie rescue dogs.
Expertise: Dental Implants, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Aesthetics, and Orthodontics.
Dr. Nelson's Membership with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
With a fully trained dental team and an in-house lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.