H. Curt Nelson, DDS

Dr. H. Curt Nelson grew up in Fullerton, CA, at a time when the area was still covered with orange groves. He studied chemistry at Brigham Young University and went from there to graduate from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1979. Since that day, and for the last 35 years, he has been serving the people of the Fullerton, California, area with kindness and compassion. Dr. Nelson has completed countless hours of Continuing Education to ensure that he, as well as his entire staff, are able to provide the most up to date and effective dentistry for our patients. Dr. Nelson values treatment options that are long established, conservative, and proven effective, while still evaluating and embracing new technology as it becomes beneficial to those he serves. He and his wife Cathy have raised eight great kids; five are married with children of their own. Dr. Nelson feels honored to have practiced with his father for 15 years in this location before his father retired.

For Dr. Nelson, the experience of treating patients has been, and continues to be, a joyful endeavor. Getting to know his patients on a personal level is one of Dr. Nelson’s favorite aspects of dentistry. Many of his patients have been with the practice since his career began and have made his years in the office time well spent.

Thomas C. Nelson, DDS

Dr. Tom Nelson grew up in Brea, CA. He attended undergraduate school at the University of Utah and BYU, and like his father, graduated from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2009. Upon graduation, he entered into service with the United States Army where he served for four years, treating thousands of patients from all over the country. While serving in the Army, Dr. Tom completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) 12-month program. The yearlong training, spent in Columbus, Georgia, offered education in all dental specialties far beyond what is required in dental school. He was in the top of the residency class, and was awarded highest honors in endodontics (root canals) and periodontics (treatment of gum tissue). His love for the Soldiers drove him to continual excellence in patient care as well as solidified in him the drive to treat patients as they deserve to be treated.

From there Dr. Tom spent the next three years serving at Fort Bliss in sunny El Paso, Texas. Upon honorable completion of his Army commitment and after receiving multiple military awards and honors, Dr. Tom decided, along with his family, that it was time to return home to Southern California and join his father, H. Curt Nelson, D.D.S., in the family practice that was established by his grandfather, making him the 3rd generation to practice dentistry at this location. Dr. Tom is currently living in Brea and raising two wonderful kids with his wife, Maggie.

Dr. Tom would like to thank his patients for the wonderful experiences they bring to the office, and to invite you to come in and enjoy for yourself the pleasant, trusting, family atmosphere engendered here at Nelson Dental Group.


Meet Our Team

Our friendly, cheerful dental team is committed to ensuring your comfort when you visit Dr. Curt Nelson at Nelson Dental Group. We are well-trained to assist our dentists in providing you with excellent dental care. We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment with our dentists in Fullerton, California.

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