Michael J. Nelson

I grew up in South Minneapolis with my parents and two brothers.  After finishing high school I worked as a blackjack dealer at Mystic Lake for a number of years.   I then moved to Reno, Nevada, where I dealt craps and blackjack on the graveyard shift at The Silver Legacy hotel, while getting my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno.  In 1999, I moved back home, and earned my DDS at the University of Minnesota Dental School.   After graduation, I participated in a 1 year residency at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis.  After completing my residency, I became an associate at a group practice in Plymouth, where I worked for 3 years.  In 2008, I purchased my current practice from Dr. Allan Garvis, where I am now with the most talented, friendly, and knowledgeable staff I have ever worked with.

I currently live in Savage with my wife Cheryl, daughter Jayden, and son Rowan.  I enjoy spending time with family, fishing, campfires, and the occasional round of golf.  I am a Star Wars enthusiast and enjoy building increasingly larger jigsaw puzzles.  I consider myself very fortunate to have found a career which blends the disciplines of art, chemistry, biology, and interpersonal relations, which I thoroughly enjoy.

My main focus has always been to deliver competent, informative, and comfortable dentistry.    I look forward to meeting you and your whole family.