Dr. Nelson was born in Mobile, Alabama.  He received his higher education in  California, graduating from San Jose State University in Psychology, then from U.C.S.F. School of Dentistry.  He has attended numerous postgraduate programs in cosmetic, prosthetic, advanced technology dentistry, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ problems), and has lectured nationally to dentists on the topic of computer applications in dentistry. He is a member of the following organizations:
  •   American Dental Association
  •   California Dental Association
  •   Napa-Solano Dental Society
  •   Academy of Computer Dentistry
  •   American Society of Osseointegration
  •   American College of Implantology

The cornerstone of Dr. Nelson's practice is his style of delivering relaxed, personalized, gentle, care… with a constant commitment to the patient's life-long well being.  He encourages them to keep their long-term goal in mind of  achieving their utmost in cosmetic, functional, periodontally healthy, long-lasting restorations.  Toward that end, a large portion of Dr. Nelson's practice is focused on smile makeovers. Utilizing cutting edge esthetic technologies, he and his team are able to recreate youthful and idealized smiles.  These treatment techniques offer predictable, beautiful outcomes, which regularly surpass his patients' expectations of what is possible.

Another large focus of his practice is Cad-Cam Dentistry, a system which utilizes computerized imaging and fabrication procedures.  Multiple crowns, inlays and onlays are made and delivered in a single visit…tooth colored, leaving all viable enamel intact, and no pesky temporaries or return visits!

Dr. Nelson's outside interests focus primarily on maximizing interaction with his kids and grandchildren. He loves his annual trek, kids in tow, back to Alabama to join family at their beach house facing the Gulf of Mexico. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, flying, airplane building, dinners with friends, and wine-making.  He will talk at length about any of these with very little encouragement.

Dr. Hilary Nelson
2025 Redwood Road, Suite 3
Napa, California 94558
(707) 255-5100

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