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Dr. Matthew E. Nelson, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

Dr. Nelson comes from a long line of Dentists; he is the fifth person in his family to graduate from dental school. He grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate. After only 3 years of undergraduate work, he was accepted to the Medical College of Virginia at VCU for Dental School. While in dental school, Dr. Nelson made it a point to bring the latest techniques to him and his peers. He started the first ever Cosmetic Dentistry Group at the school and used this to bring in progressive clinicians to speak at the school. Since graduating dental school, Dr. Nelson has been a strong believer in using continuing education to ensure that he provides his patients the highest quality care. He has taken more than double the yearly required amount of continuing education classes since his graduation, including courses at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. His primary focuses have been cosmetic techniques and minimally invasive preventative dentistry.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1518152875

Office locations

Southtown Dental Care: Matthew E Nelson DDS

7101 E. Thomas Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Well maintained office, wonderful staff, easy to handle billing and insurance. Highly recommend
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First time patient. I went to the office with my 10 month old son as I am stay at home parent. The staff immediate made me feel welcomed with their professionalism and friendly demeanor. The dentist was thorough and charming. Andthe billing rep was courteous and understanding while giving me options on how to finance the work I needed for my teeth. After sporadically going to different dentists for years. I’m proud to say I found a winner :)
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Great experience! Staff was friendly, office is new and clean, and Dr Nelson was great! Got a second opinion on treatment from Dr Nelson and am very happy with our solution. Highly recommend!
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My experience with Dr. Nelson and his office was all great with the exception of the actual care I received. The office was great, staff was wonderful and attentive, great at working with my busy schedule. I never had to waitlonger than 5-10 mins and Dr. Nelson is very nice. However, I received a deep cleaning and 2 fillings from Dr. Nelson and his staff and I have been in pain daily since that time. I went back to the office multiple times complaining of pain related to one of my fillings and was continually reassured that it would subside and that sometimes it takes "5-6 months" to return to normal without pain while chewing after a filling. I am now >6 months from that procedure and still have the same daily pain with chewing related to the filling placed by Dr. Nelson. I now live in a new state and am in search of a dentist to fix the poor work I received from Dr. Nelson and thus I do not recommend him.
Less than 3 months ago
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Office is small but efficient. Staff is very friendly and professional. Will be returning.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very professional and friendly consultation. Look forward to his help.
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Very enjoyable visit, Dr Nelson and all of the staff were very nice, informative, and did a great job explaining everything! My cleaning was relatively painless and the follow up appts were made very promptly. Could ask nothing more! Highly recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent experience! Very knowledgeable staff and time spent during my visit.
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Nice dental office. Very clean. Friendly staff. In and out of there quickly.
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Everyone was absolutely amazing!
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New to area. Used Zocdoc to look for new dentist. Im ecstatic that i chose dr nelson . This was by far the best dr visit of any kind that Ive had. And Im 66. Entire team is awesome . Bookyour next appt with Dr Nelson you ll be glad that you did
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Probably my best dental experience ever.
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Easily scheduled an appointment. Convienent appointment reminders. Friendly staff. Clean office. Painless procedure. Completely satisfied. Thanks!
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Wow! A great dental office. This is most at ease I have ever been when visiting a dental office. The staff was professional and super friendly and the doctor explained everything clearly. The best dental office I have ever been to.
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It was half dentist appointment, half spa day! My ultimate favorite thing is how Dr. Nelson and his staff really take the time to make sure they are doing the right thing and the time to explain what is going tohappen. I'd had a lot of issues with dentists in the past so this is a relief!
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I was new to this office but had a great experience. Everyone was very helpful and very knowledgeable!
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Great Team ! Very Professional
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His office was very responsive between the time that I booked through ZocDoc and when my appointment occurred. Britney at the front desk was friendly and easy to communicate with. My hygienist was informative and checked in with me about howI was doing and what she was doing throughout my cleaning. Dr. Nelson was also very informative and patient with my questions. I would recommend him and Megan to anyone. The only rough part of my appointment was with the technician who did my x-rays. She was not very in-tune with my discomfort, and kept talking about how she didn't like the technology that she was working with. That made for some awkward/unnecessary conversation. I wouldn't hesitate to work with the team again, however, as she made it clear that she wouldn't be with his office for very much longer. All in all, I'm very satisfied with my visit, and look forward to future appointments with Dr. Nelson and his team.
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Fast and super-nice!
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He was warm and friendly. Did try to sell me things I don't really need. Put in a crown that fell out a month later. He is nice but I am not convinced that he is an excellent dentist. I've hadextensive work done in the past and I'd say he is probably average.
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Everyone there including Dr. Nelson was so nice! I scheduled a consultation and got in on the next day. The day after, they were able to fix a lot of my teeth and I have a treatment plan set up. Theywere all very helpful and helped me to work with my budget too. I normally have a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist, but overall it was a very easy and pleasant experience.
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Watch what they bill you vs. what they bill the insurance company.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit here was great. The staff will introduce themselves and shake your hand;offer you something while you wait and are happy at work which makes you feel like they're happy to have you there. Overall comfortable atmosphere.
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Megan is a great hygienist! I recommend her 100%
More than 1 year ago
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I'm impressed. Everyone is very nice and friendly. The dentist's office is very clean.
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This was the most amazingly pleasant visit to a dentist that I've experienced in many years! The office was clean, the staff was very friendly and caring. I was shown around in the office and was explained how they have anopen door policy to show that they're extremely careful to sterilizing their instruments and keeping the office safe and clean. I love that the chairs are massagers which help relax you during your visit. Every procedure was explained before and after so that it's understood. Digital images of my teeth were show to help me understand. I seriously can't wait for my next visit! I feel like I've met my new best friends here!!!
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Dental hygienist was fantastic, Dr. Nelson is very kind and personable. Entire staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Do not try to push any services that are not needed.
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The office is very modern on the inside with all the latest dental technology it appears. The entire staff is very friendly. Dr. Martin is extremely nice and takes his time to explain everything. I'd definitely recommend this dentist!
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Rhonda and Brenda were great! I felt really comfortable my first time and as if I knew them for years. Dr. Nelson was very professional and was very knowledgeable within his profession. I will be going back 100% and cant say I have been to be a better dentist!
More than 1 year ago
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Rhonda is awesome and makes you feel right at home when you walk in. Meagan was extremely attentive and very informative during my cleaning. This is one of those practices where the staff is so good the doctor has a lotto live up to by the time you reach him.
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Wonderful office, great staff and very friendly group of people. I felt so comfortable and accommodated. The office is spotless and tidy.
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This is an exceedingly well run office. For me the important part of the dental visit is the hygienist as I really don't have major issues to deal with. She did a thorough job and left my teeth feeling great. Theicing on the cake is Dr. Nelson. He performed one of the most comprehensive exams I have ever had. His support staff are also wonderful. This is a great practice!
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The front office is world class and the hygienist and Dr. Nelson made sure that I was comfortable. I came out a lot more knowledgeable and plan to do all my dental work here as long as I'm in the area.
More than 1 year ago
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Best dentist! Great facility and the receptionist (Rhonda) is great!! I tell everyone I know to see him.
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Awesome experience! The staff and hygenists were super friendly and Dr. Nelson made it a point to get to know me as this was my first time at the office. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back :)
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very satisfied, friendly staff
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Was a great experience. Very Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
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Absolutely loved seeing Dr. Nelson. His entire staff was so great and friendly. I have had terrible experiences with dentists in the past and he made my visits not as anxiety-filled. I unfortunately have to transfer due to a change ininsurance but am hoping I will get to come back soon!
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone in this office was professional, but extremely kind and friendly which is important to me. I definitely will continue going there as long as I live in Arizona!
More than 1 year ago
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Great Experience! Everyone was super nice and the office is modern with all the latest technology. They really make sure you are taken care of and are comfortable.
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He was great and definitely knew what he was talking about, could have been more engaging with the patient, and when the patient talked, not have such a "i'm right" attitude - Fall of 2014
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly and professional staff.
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Everyone was very professional as well as personable. I felt comfortable and well taken care of. Things were exwplained in laymans terms, although news wasn't good. Front desk was multi-task efficient, organized and friendly, although not particularly compassionate.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone was great and very informative.
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Everyone is super nice and friendly. Everything was explained to me in depth. Awesome experience!
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As awesome as a dental visit could have been. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I was taken back immediately and given a tour of the office by Rhonda (the amazing front office/receptionist). Rhonda even gives out her cell phone# because she WANTS you to have access to your dentist after office hours if you need anything! Dr. Nelson is a cool, laid back, friendly and funny guy who explains everything so you don't feel like another helpless dental victim. Thanks for the great experience!
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By far the best experience i have ever had at any medical office. Brenda, Rhonda, Mayra and Christine were very nice, they were thorough in explaining every single step. They made me feel as comfortable as possile- Rhonda said its my "dental home" and thats how i felt. :-)
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Excellent Dentist, careing staff, pain free dentistry. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Rhonda is super sweet and helpful. I really like going I this office. I HIGHLY recommend it. Staff is awesome and the Dr. Is quick and friendly.
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This was the greatest experience I have ever had at a dentist's office. Rhonda, the women at the front desk was sooo nice and helpful. She did everything she could to make me feel comfortable (even offered me a blanket!). Mynurse was great, she knew exactly what she was doing. Dr. Nelson was very sweet and he is very knowledgeable. He explained everything in detail to me. This will now be my regular dentist!
More than 1 year ago
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