Dr. Peter Nelson, DDS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 42
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Dr. Peter Nelson, DDS
A genuine family guy, Dr. Nelson chose oral surgery as a profession because he really likes to help people. He also happens to like science and clinical anatomy, subjects that contribute to his great respect for the human body. He completed a masters degree in Human Anatomy and dental school in Omaha, NE, then two internships and residency in New York. Dr. Nelson enjoys volunteer work, attending church with his family, and exercise.

5750 W Thunderbird Rd Ste H850

Glendale, AZ 85306

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Dr. Peter Nelson, DDS

Dr. Peter Nelson, DDS

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Nelson's primary objective is to provide patients with the most efficient, comprehensive, least invasive, pleasant, and affordable oral surgery experience.  "What's best for the patient?" is his guiding philosophy. 
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Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Impacted Teeth


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Implant
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • General Anesthesia
  • IV Sedation
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Teeth Extraction

Background Check

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  • University Of Nebraska
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Creighton Med Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Creighton University School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • New York Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Nelson. From my initial visit in March to my final follow up last Saturday, Dr. Nelson was very professional, compassionate, and reassuring. He made me feel very comfortable and always took the time to answer my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson without hesitation.
Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Nelson did a great job of removing a very old wisdom tooth (I'm 69). He was constantly making sure I wasn't in discomfort and had it out before I realized. The staff, Tami, Nancy, Kim and the receptionist were all friendly and professional.
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Dr. Nelson accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
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*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.