Lori D. Nelson DDS
Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Albany, New York, and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. She later graduated valedictorian of her class from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1983. Upon completion of a General Practice Residency with the United States Air Force in 1984, she moved to Florida and finished her military obligation at Patrick AFB. There she enjoyed serving her country and learning with some of the most esteemed and successful dentists in Brevard County.
Dr. Nelson has a passion for quality, ethical care with a strong emphasis on current procedures that optimize the health of patients. As such, her practice has focused on being mercury-free long before her colleagues. Her desire to be current in the many phases of dentistry is quite evident. Her commitment to excellence is equally obvious. She never ceases in her pursuit of knowledge; she avidly studies to learn better techniques, superior materials, and state of the art treatment modalities for her patients.
The fruit of her studies is evident in all areas of dentistry that she focuses on, including cosmetic dentistry, implant restoration, facial pain dysfunction, and the treatment of those with special needs. This latter interest was developed while in dental school as she began her internship at the Special Needs Clinic at the school. While many dentists do not treat patients with special needs, she and her staff openly welcome those who may require a special amount of time and attention thus following the Lord’s command to show compassion towards others.
Dr. Nelson proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Promise in Brevard. Most recently, the doctors and staff have volunteered their time to support the dental needs of Promise residents.