Dr. Casey Nelson was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for his undergraduate studies. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from UNLV School of Dental Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
He was elected by his professors to be inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Dr. Nelson also received an award for Excellence in Research, after having presented research studies at the International Association of Dental Research meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Brisbane, Australia.
Following dental school graduation, Dr. Nelson practiced general dentistry before returning to UNLV School of Dental Medicine to pursue his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. During his residency, he served as Chief Resident and received another award for Excellence in Research.
Dr. Nelson prides himself on properly educating patients and parents in order to minimize the need for invasive treatment. However, if treatment is indicated, Dr. Nelson is committed to making it a positive experience for the patient and parent, and this is reflected in his relaxed and positive demeanor. He loves working with kids and seeing the positive impact he can make, as when a child who was previously anxious is actually excited to come to the office.
Dr. Nelson and Dr. Miller have two young children (Lena and Drew) who Dr. Nelson is so grateful to be able to spend time with when he is not at the office. Dr. Casey loves playing and watching basketball, especially when he can cheer on his UNLV Runnin’ Rebels!