Meet Dr. Nelson


Dr. Peter Nelson grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he completed his undergraduate, graduation, and dental education.  During his graduate work in clinical anatomy, he was a teaching assistant for medical and physical therapy students in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy.

After dental school he completed six years of postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the New York City area. His wife Allison is from Mesa; they have been married ten years and have four children. They stay busy with their large extended family and enjoy service in their community and church.


  • B.S. Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • M.S. Clinical Anatomy, Creighton University
  • D.D.S. Creighton University


  • Internship, 1 year, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Internship, 1 year, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York
  • Residency, 4 years, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York Medical College


  • Arizona Dental License #9095
  • Arizona Sedation-General Anesthesia
  • New York Dental License #055034
  • DEA License

Additional Certification

  • National Board of Dental Examiners
  • Central Regional Dental Testing Service
  • Western Regional Examining Board
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support


  • Arizona Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Candidate
  • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology