Meet the Team


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. 


Studying at the world-renown Loma Linda University School of Dentistry 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.

Treating patients since 2007, he first started out 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. 

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

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

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

Dr. Steve Nelson

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. 

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! 

Central Point Family Dentistry Team

Laura Ambrosini

Dental Hygienist


I am a new Oregon resident. I have been in the dental industry for seven years. 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!

Central Point Family Dentistry Team

Our Mission


Bailey Degn

Team Member


I am so excited to join the Central Point Family Dental Team! I am new to the dental field; however, I have always been interested in dentistry. I have completed the certified nursing assistant program through Rogue Community College as well as earned my basic healthcare certificate. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge in dentistry and contributing to each patient’s excellent experience here at Central Point Family Dentistry. Outside of work, I enjoy collecting houseplants, spending time with family, and working with my horse named Butter. 

Dr. Nelson & Family