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Meet the Team

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It is rewarding to have the ability to improve your smile and help you feel better. Truth be told, Dr. Nelson was scared of his dentist as a child and it has been our mission here to alleviate those same apprehensions for each patient. 


Graduating in 2011 at the world-renown Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. This university has trained Dr. Nelson to be accomplished in all-things dental from comprehensive dental planning, esthetics, crowns and fillings, root canals, extractions, dentures and implants.

He first started working in community health centers in Macomb, Illinois and Grants Pass. These environments provided crucial experience in treating a myriad of complications not regularly seen in private practice. Dr. Nelson continues to travel all over the world providing dental humanitarian services to third-world countries. Locally he has supported the local Kid Time Museum in creating a dental exhibit for children to experience dentistry in a fun environment and is also the official dentist of the Miss Oregon Volunteer Pageant. 

Dr. Nelson looks forward to being your dentist for many decades in Central Point.


My goal is to make your dental visit comfortable and enjoyable especially if you have had negative dental experiences before coming to our dental practice.

Your smile is our priority.  --Dr. Nelson 

Steve Nelson, DDS, MBA


Our Commitment to you:

  • We will get it right. We follow the Golden Rule

  • We will see you on time. Your time is important and we will respect that

  • We will help you feel comfortable. You are not a number. We love to get to know our patients

  • We will be nonjudgemental regardless if you forgot to floss last night or haven't been to the dentist for 20 years


  • 1997 Lived as a church-service missionary in Santiago, Chile for two years

  • 2004 B.S. degree from Brigham Young University

  • 2006 M.B.A. degree from Loma Linda University

  • 2011 D.D.S. degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

  • Certification in nitrous oxide and ability to use mild sedation techniques

Dr Nelson

Cheyenne Eglian

Dental Hygienist


I am new to the Rogue Valley. I am originally from Eureka California where I attended College of the Redwoods and studied dental assisting. I continued my education at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls where I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. I am thrilled to be a part of Central Point Family Dentistry and I look forward to meeting you and providing excellent dental care.

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Jovi Marshall

Dental Assistant

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of CPFD. As a kid there were so many career choice options. I am very excited I chose this one. Being in the dental field has been such an amazing experience and I cannot wait for all the new opportunities that come with it.


Laura Ambrosini

Dental Hygienist


I am a new Oregon resident. I have been in the dental industry since 2011. I earned a dental assisting license from Butte County Regional Occupational Program and then later expanded my dental knowledge with a Dental Hygiene Degree from Shasta College. As a dental hygienist I pride myself on patient education and outstanding patient care.  I am very excited about my new home at Central Point Family Dentistry and am excited to meet you!


Mandy Walden

Office Manager


I started in dentistry as an office manager in 2003 and shortly after received my dental assistant/radiology certification so I was cross trained to help in all aspects of the dental office. What I love most about my job is the relationship I have been able to build with our patients. Outside of work I like spending time on the water boating with my family or watching my children in their different sports. 


Mel Baldridge

Dental Assistant

My name is Melissa, most of my friends and family call me Mel. I’ve been a dental assistant going on 10 years this year. I am married to my high school sweet heart and have 2 girls. In my free time some of my favorite things to do include gardening, hiking or anything outdoors, cooking, making natural household products with essential oils, and all the DIY things. I also have a lot of houseplants I am very passionate about and enjoy propagating and helping others with their plants. At work I strive to make patients comfortable in what is normally an uncomfortable place to be. I look forward to caring for your dental needs alongside the Central Point Family Dentistry team. 

Sierra Denn

Dental Assistant

I have been so blessed to be a part of the Central Point Family Dentistry team. I am a certified dental assistant, which I obtained through Rogue Community College. Along with dental assisting, I have received certification in radiology and basic health care. My desire to enter the dental field began at an early age. I hope to offer our patients the comfort and dependability that they deserve, every time they enter our office! 

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