Nelson Dentistry

Meet the Team at Nelson Dentistry

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



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!


Dental Hygienist

Cara started in the dental field in 1999 and went on to become a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2009, graduating from Colorado Northwestern Community College. She raised her two kids in Gunnison, Colorado, and moved to Missoula to be near family in February 2020. Cara enjoys baking and her two huskies.


Dental Hygienist

Anna attended Carrington College in Boise, Idaho for her dental hygiene degree and moved back to her home town of Missoula to practice. Prior to dental hygiene, Anna has been a dental assistant since 2015 working in general dentistry and pediatrics. Her passion for dentistry shines through her patient care and dental education. Striving to give every patient the best care and treating them as family!

On her days off, Anna enjoys hiking, camping, gardening, and Saturday famer’s markets. On her hikes she loves to bring her camera and capture the beautiful nature surrounding us!


Dental Assistant

Mia grew up in Missoula and lives with her boyfriend and 3 cats. After many years in retail, she decided it was time for a change of pace and moved into the exciting world of dental assisting. She loves to work with people on a 1-on-1 basis and feels fulfilled when people leave smiling. She enjoys video games, anime, and sci-fi series such as Star Trek and Doctor Who.



Dental Assistant

Shannon grew up in Missoula but has moved away a few times to explore "Big City" life. She quickly realized there is truly no place like home, especially Missoula. Shannon loves working with people and strives to make every visit pleasant and help patients leave with a smile. In her free time, she loves going to football games, Saturday morning farmers markets, and exploring our beautiful surroundings with her fur baby, Bogart. 


Scheduling Coordinator

Missy met her Montana native husband while managing a Fitness Center/Gym for the Marine Corps. When his time was up in the Corps, they moved back to Montana and can't imagine living anywhere else. Their family of 6, along with two dogs, enjoy hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, off-roading, and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors.

Missy was a Personal Trainer for 13 yrs and worked at a Pacemaker Clinic for 7yrs.  Since she loves working with people and Human Biology, the dental field seemed like an exciting next step.

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