Dr. Jonathan Nelson
I am no stranger to Montana. From about preschool to 3rd grade I lived in Missoula near Chief Charlo Elementary. In fact, I was part of the inaugural 3rd grade class at Chief Charlo when it first opened. Before that, I attended C.M. Russell Elementary just down the road from our current dental office! Then, due to my parent’s job relocation, we moved to Helena, MT.
I graduated from Capital High School and then went on to graduate at Montana State with the degree of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. Similarly to Dr. Jackie Jones (who cared for the practice before me), I graduated from Oregon Health and Science University – School of Dentistry.
I am very excited to be back in Montana. With five generations of my family calling the Big Sky State home, it feels like… well, home. I also brought my lovely wife Jazmin (the Dental Director at Partnership Health) and my Bernese Mountain Dog “Willi.” Jazmin and I met in dental school and fell hopelessly in love. We married at the Cathedral of St. Helena in Helena, MT.
I wasn’t always going to be a dentist. In fact, I was enrolled to attend Denver Automotive and Diesel College to become a Master Automotive Technician. But I had an abrupt change of heart. Don’t get me wrong, I still love working on cars, but there are no regrets with my final career choice--I truly feel dentistry is what I was made to do.
I’m an avid movie buff, and love photography (many of the photos on my website and in the office I have taken myself!). And just like nearly every guy in Missoula, I like fly fishing too.
My personal goals are to provide a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment for you. I want to focus on not dictating what I think is the best treatment, but to collaborate with you to incorporate your desires to arrive at your best treatment plan. Once that plan is established, I take pride in striving to do the very best dentistry I can every time. I am honored to have the privilege of developing a relationship with each & every one of my patients.
-Dr. Jonathan Nelson