Meet Robert V. Nelson, DDS

IMG_4336Portland Maine, General & Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Robert Nelson

Dr. Robert Nelson founded A Perfect Smile in 2001 and focuses on functional, restorative and cosmetic solutions for patients seeking total oral health.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1980, Dr. Robert V. Nelson furthered his education at the same institution in Chicago and earned his dental degree four years later.

Dr. Robert Nelson is committed to his “patient-first” philosophy and strives to provide the best care possible with long-lasting results. Thus, he takes up to 200 hours of continuing education, “hands–on” courses annually on such topics as sleep apnea treatments, ultra thin veneers, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, one-visit root canals, precision–fit crowns and bridges, teeth-grinding correction, composite bonding, teeth whitening, nonsurgical gum care, intraoral camera, digital X–rays, air abrasion, DIAGNOdent® early decay detection laser, oral sedation and implant restorations.

Dr. Nelson chooses to stay active in the dental community to stay abreast of the latest developments in dentistry to better benefit his patients. He’s a member of a number of professional organizations including American Dental AssociationMaine Dental Association, Greater Portland Dental Society, Academy of General DentistryAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Not only is Dr. Nelson committed to his patients, he is also dedicated to bettering the community and the environment. In his dental practice, he uses renewable resources and environmentally safe products and has a recycling program. When he’s away from the office, he donates his free time to provide no–charge dental care to needy area residents and donates a percentage of profits to organizations such as the Maine Center for Grieving Children, Sweetser Foundation, Amnesty International, Avon Breast Cancer Walk, churches, schools and more.

“People are unique, and so are their smiles. That’s why I treat you with one–on–one, advanced dental care – the sort of care I want for myself and my family. Whatever I can do to make your visit more comfortable and to give you a brighter, healthier smile, I’ll strive to make it happen.” – Dr. Robert Nelson, A Perfect Smile