Meet the Doctors
Top Rated doctor
One Commitment to Excellence
Dr. Nelson is an orthodontic specialist, your smile is in expert’s hands! He’s also a very active members of the Sammamish community and love interacting with our patients – both inside and outside the office. One of the most rewarding things about being an orthodontist is the lifetime relationships the doctor is able to make with their patients and families.
Dr. Mark Nelson
As the son of an orthodontist, I was fortunate to grow up in the wonderful world of orthodontics! My father, James, practiced orthodontics in Ballard and Magnolia for more than 40 years. As a high school student, I worked in my dad’s lab making orthodontic study models and appliances. Then, before entering dental school, I spent a year working as a clinical assistant in his Ballard office. Those years working for my dad gave me a great appreciation for the value of a smile and the impact orthodontics makes in people’s lives.
Following my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, I attended dental school at the University of Pacific in San Francisco, CA. I loved my time at UOP so much that I ended staying there for my two year orthodontics residency, receiving my Master’s degree and Orthodontic Certificate in 1998. Upon graduation I considered many different options to begin my career, ultimately deciding to start my own practice from the “ground up” on the Sammamish Plateau. It was a great decision! I feel very grateful and blessed to live and practice in this amazing community.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy anything related to golf, football, and basketball – you can regularly find me working on my jump shot pre-dawn at the Sammamish YMCA! I am active in my church and love supporting great charitable causes like Mamma’s Hands, Relay for Life, and others.
Visit Our office
We understand your need to receive treatment in a practice where you feel comfortable, safe, and welcome.
Please feel free to schedule an appointment, or stop by for a complete tour of our practice. You will get to meet our team, walk through our office and treatment areas, and learn more about the treatments we provide.