Nelson Dentistry

Meet the Team at Nelson Dentistry

Dr. Jonathan Nelson

Dentist

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

 

Lynnea

Office Manager

As our Office Manager, Lynnea strives to make sure all of our patients are well taken care of and can help you with any specific questions or concerns you may have. Lynnea grew up in Helena, MT and graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Business (with Management and Marketing options). She really enjoys working in a small business environment, being able to support her older brother (Dr. Nelson), continuously seeking out ways to challenge the whole team, and hearing about all the dynamic and amusing adventures patients have been up to.

Lynnea’s world largely revolves around her Newfoundland, Iggie. She enjoys reading, baking, hanging out with Iggie, and spending time with her family. While she is a firm believer cookies suffice as a meal, she is also working on honing her culinary skills for healthy food. Dr. Nelson swears that she makes THE best cookies!

Ayla

Dental Assistant

Ayla moved to Missoula from Oregon in early 2018. She moved to Montana to be closer to her family and loves it here. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her nieces and nephews, travel, read, and explore Montana. Before entering the dental field, Ayla worked in a physical rehabilitation center in Oregon as a CNA.  She loves working with such an enthusiastic team, and is looking forward to continuing to learn more about the dental world!

Kylah

Dental Assistant

Kylah was born and raised in Missoula, MT. She graduated from Hellgate high school in 2016. Before getting into the dental world, Kylah was a vet technician here in Missoula. In her time off she enjoys camping, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Natalie

Dental Assistant

Natalie is originally from Seattle, WA and moved here in 1998 to attend the University of Montana. She went on to The Montana School of Massage where she became a licensed massage therapist. In 2018 she had a change of heart and decided to pursue a job in the dental field. She is very passionate about educating patients on overall health and wellness, especially concerning oral health. She is the mother of 2 incredibly amazing children, age 10 and 12, and a menagerie of beloved pets. In her spare time, Natalie loves to ride her horses, hike with her dogs, ski, snowboard, fish, bicycle, go camping, ride her motorcycle, and read a good book!

Emma

Care Coordinator

Emma is originally from Whitefish, Montana but has been living in Missoula for almost 8 years now. In her spare time she plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and coaches the Hellgate High School team. She prefers to spend her time outside doing things like camping and hiking but you can also find her in the kitchen cooking a feast for her friends in family. Joining the Nelson team is Emma’s first venture into the dental world, and she is excited to learn more!

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