We encourage all of our patients to review Salmon Creek Family Dental and Dale Nelson, DMD online and let us know what you think!
If you aren’t yet a patient, read below why so many of our long-time patients keep coming back and then schedule your initial appointment today! We want to be your choice for dentist in Baberton, Mt. Vista and Salmon Creek areas of Vancouver, WA!
So glad I found Dr. Nelson. He worked extra hard to provide a pain-free experience. While other dentists claim to do "one appointment" crowns, Dr. Nelson actually did this. There is a 40-minute wait in the middle of your appointment while the crown is being created, but you can sit in the chair and play with your phone during the wait.clint c. 5/03/2021
He also did my X-rays for free after noting that I had been taken advantage of by the unscrupulous "dentist" at Dentist @ Felida, who refused to hand over X-rays in violation of Washington State Board of Dentistry rules.
The hygienist I had was very experienced and professional, and did not cause excessive pain.
The office staff is also very professional, and they take COVID protocols seriously.
Conveniently located above Umpqua Bank with plenty of free parking.
Salmon Creek Family Dental is fantastic. Let me just say I was extremely nervous seeing a dentist as it had been a while. I cannot express enough just how friendly, professional, and welcoming this dentist office is. The staff is phenomenal and polite, and Dr. Nelson himself is just fantastic. He was very gentle with my sensitive teeth, updated me what he was doing frequently, and answered any questions I had. I have had a fear of the dentist for many years but this place is like finding an unknown gem of a restaurant that you only want to tell your close friends about! I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new dentist!Sean N. 10/06/2020
After not going to the dentist in too long, I was very nervous to return. Salmon Creek Family Dental made this experience stress-free and even enjoyable. Everyone I interacted with made sure to explain what was happening, what would happen next, and why each action was being performed. They answered all my questions with kindness and understanding. I'm actually looking forward to my next visit!Tasha L. 10/01/2020
I visited Dr Nelson and his team for my initial exam as we just moved to this area. The first thing that caught my eye on the search was the CEREC capability. This is the ONLY way to get a crown. One visit and done. The entire staff at this office is very pleasant and knowledgeable. From the initial appointment phone call, xrays, and exam. Dr Nelson is very patient and does not rush. He explains every step and finding. The front desk went over my insurance info so there will be no surprises. I'm very pleased to have found a terrific dental office!Larry R. 9/29/2020
Dr. Nelson has put together a great staff. Friendly, professional, helpful. From the initial greeting at their front desk, your time in the chair with the hygienist or Dr. Nelson, to scheduling of your next appointment, they run a first class operation. Highly recommend Salmon Creek Family Dental!Jakk B. 6/28/2020
Everyone in this office is so kind and caring. They give me great feedback on the best way to take care of my teeth. They are always there when you need them and are willing to help in any way they can. I highly recommend Dr. Nelson and everyone at his office if you're looking for a dentist or thinking about switching from your current dentist.Teresa Z. 2/28/2020
We had just changed insurance through my work, and I had to locate a new dentist quickly because I had an abscessed tooth. I have an innate fear of all things dental, so this was a daunting prospect for me. I was pleasantly surprised at how kind and accommodating the folks at Salmon Creek Family Dental were, and Dr. Nelson is amazing. He's got the best bed-side manner I've seen in a dentist in a very long time. They put me right at ease. I highly recommend them!Michelle S. 1/28/2020
I must admit, I hate having to go for a visit to a dentist. But Dr Nelson and his wonderful staff make this an "almost" enjoyable. Seriously, the compassionate care and the expertise experienced is exemplary. Dr Nelson is very fair in his business practices which I truly appreciate. That says alot about the kind of business he manages.Paul D. 1/28/2020
Really enjoy this practice. Between two jobs and school I’m pretty bad at procrastinating my own care, and even though they’re booked out a ways they make it possible for me to get in as soon as possible, even if we have to break up my appointments to get everything done. Staff are courteous and lovely. Highly recommend.Shelby S. 1/28/2020
Dr. Nelson and the whole staff are helpful, understanding and responsive to the patients' needs and requests. I always feel welcome and appreciate their professionalism. I especially like how they share exam results and provide feedback of progress, or lack there-of, over time and suggestions for improving my dental health and preventative behaviors.John J. 1/28/2020
I have had the best experience at Salmon Creek Family Dental- and I NEVER thought I would be saying that about a dental office! I waited way too long to go see a local dentist because I had bad experiences before and I was moderately terrified. I was referred by a good friend and I decided to give them a try- right away I could tell they were different. I went in for an initial exam and feared judgement because it had been so long since I saw a dentist. Everyone was so friendly and they even complimented my at home care- what!? When I met Dr. Nelson he was so warm and friendly and explained everything to me so well. I went back in for two fillings yesterday and it was actually an enjoyable experience. They made sure I was comfortable and even gave me a blanket! Dr. Nelson stopped periodically to ask how I was doing. I almost fell asleep while I was getting a filling, that never happens to me! I woke up today expecting to feel pain from my fillings but Dr. Nelson was so gentle I can barely tell I got it done yesterday. Thank you Salmon Creek Family Dental for making me feel at ease and not afraid of the dentist. My teeth are much happier now!Leigh G. 5/10/2019
I think what I really appreciated about this place was that the dentist is straight forward. I have not been to the dentist in YEARS and after looking in my mouth an x-rays, the doc let me know what was a must, what was "next time," and then what we will keep an eye on.Gracie C. 8/10/2012
The office is very nice, the staff is "calming" (which is awesome because I don't like going to the dentist), and they have the latest x-ray machines. They even had this one x-ray that goes completely around your head. Crazy! No more films, the x-rays go right into their computer, and they have a pen that takes pictures inside your mouth so they can show you what they are talking about and you don't just have to guess what the dentist is talking about while looking at x-rays. Maybe all this has been around for a bit, but again, it's been YEARS since I went.
I gave them 4 stars because I am a fan. I have an appointment in the next week for a scaling. Let's see how they do. Can they earn one more star. 😉
I look forward to going back and hope more people give them a try.