About our office

Thank you for visiting the website of Dr. Bruce Nelson! As a leading dentist in Central Phoenix, Dr. Nelson is dedicated to delivering the most innovative, up-to-date procedures available. Our main goal is to ensure the comfort and safety of our patients while providing top quality dental care. This is why Dr. Nelson has attained all the necessary training and certification required to perform the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®). LANAP® is the least invasive dental care pro...Read More

Meet our team

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Dr. Bruce Nelson General Dentist Read Bio

Born in Ames, Iowa, Bruce Nelson, DDS is an almost native Arizonan, having lived here since 1960. He received his BS degree in Biology from the University of Arizona in 1972 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental School in 1977. He has proven his skills in exceptional dentistry in a General Dentistry Practice in Phoenix since 1977. In 1986, Dr. Nelson completed a two-year post-graduate program in Orthodontics, and has completed numerous post-graduate courses i...Read More

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Paula Thomasson, FAADOM Business Assistant Read Bio

Paula Thomasson, FAADOM, is doing what she has always wanted to do since she was a little girl. She has been in the dental field for over thirty years, starting as a dental assistant. Paula has been an office manager for over twenty years and received her Fellowship in the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) in August 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Paula is an active AADOM member, an Ambassador on the Fellowship Committee and is the President and Founder of the Desert Gold ...Read More

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Wendy Ihms,RDH Hygienist Read Bio

Wendy moved to Arizona after graduating with honors from Indiana University's Dental Hygiene program. She has loved caring for the patients at Dr. Bruce Nelson's office for over 30 years, and has her laser certification from the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry (MVP-7 laser). Her goal is been to help her patients improve their general health through excellent dental health. When she is not caring for her patients, Wendy enjoys her time with her husband and family and two kitties.

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Services we provide

At Bruce Nelson DDS we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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