Get to know our amazing team! Each and every one of our team members is a dedicated professional, maintaining the highest level of accreditation and pursuing ongoing education on the latest trends, techniques and products in dentistry.



Kathy has been a dental professional since 1979.  She has worked in the practice for over a decade as an office manager. Outside the office she keeps busy with her husband, children, grandkids, and sings with the Sweet Adelines organization .





Elisa has been with the practice since 1987.  She works in the front office doing a bit of everything; concentrating on insurance and scheduling.  She is pleased to be a part of Dr. Nelson's great team.  She is dedicated to making your visit to our office the best it can be.  She enjoys condo living, patio gardening and great neighbors - along with her lifelong passion for sewing.




Regina was born in Napa and graduated from Napa High in 1984. She then moved to San Francisco and began her dental career in 1985. Regina made it her goal to learn all aspects of the dental office, from chairside to insurance. Regina has never worked with a group that is so team-oriented as at Dr. Nelson's office. We are truly like a family. Regina enjoys her family and three dogs, Bandit, Lulu and Luke. She also loves to cook and create new recipes! When she's not cooking, she enjoys reading and doing outdoor activities





Carolyn graduated from UCSF in 1972 (same year as Dr. Nelson!).  She has been practicing dental hygiene in our office ever since.  She moved to Napa, had two beautiful children and is now basking in being a grandmother.  Her constant companion is Buddy, the mutt…They both like to run, garden, and chase varmints; and while Buddy rests Carolyn does needlework, crafts, and enjoys wine with friends.  Carolyn's joy in the office and in this profession comes from working with a staff full of compassion and integrity and from helping patients go from diseased and fearful to healthy and happy.





Our hygienist, Chrysti, graduated from Diablo Valley College and has been a team member ever since. One of the greatest assets she brings to our office is her attention to detail; that, along with her outgoing personality, helps her to communicate with our patients, keeping them informed and comfortable while treating them like family and providing them the best possible care.
She's a member of the American Dental Hygiene Society, the California Dental Hygiene Society and the Napa Solano Dental Hygiene Component.
Away from the office, Chrysti enjoys hunting, diving and fishing while spending time with her husband, Kim, and their two Beagles, Darby & Nitro.


Mary has been a dental assistant since1982. She joined the office in June of 1990 and became an RDA in 1996. Mary also recently became Part time Office Manger.

She has been married to her high school sweet heart for many years and is the proud mother of two young men; Daniel Jr. and Kristopher. Working with Dr. Nelson and the team has been a dream job for her. The team's professionalism in what they do, along with the quality of care they provide our patients, is one of the reasons for her long tenure. Our office has a long tradition of creating smiles for our patients that last a lifetime.  Away from the office, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching baseball and spending time with her family.



Breianna was born and raised in the Napa Valley and has been working in the dental field since 2005.  She received her AS degree, emphasizing in dental assisting, from Heald College in June of 2006. Breianna recieved her RDA in 2016. She really enjoys taking care of our patient's needs and working as a team with others in our office.  In her spare time she likes to garden, go camping, and spend time with friends and family.

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

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