At Nelson & Bury Dentistry, we are committed to providing gentle dental care with honesty and integrity. You can count on our dentists and team to go the extra mile in helping you understand your oral health needs and treatment options and in helping you feel at ease while receiving treatment. We are committed to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible and to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. Call today to make your appointment with Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Matthew Bury and Dr. Mandy Nelson and learn more about complete dentistry in Rapid City, South Dakota!

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  • James S. Nelson, DDS

    Dr. James Nelson completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Black Hills State University before attending dental school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1986.

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  • Matthew D. Bury, DDS

    Dr. Matthew Bury grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. He obtained his undergraduate degree in human biology at the University of Montana in Missoula.

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  • Mandy Nelson, DMD

    Dr. Mandy Nelson grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology and pre-health professional studies as well as her dental school degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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  • "Very friendly people! They do a great job cleaning teeth and filling cavities. Great coffee bar! I would choose this dentistry again."
    Lydia K.
  • "Dr. Bury is amazing. I called this morning at 8:25 and they had me in a chair working on my tooth by 9:00. Staff is amazing and very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Tony D.
  • "Great place to go for kind and quality service. I’ve gone here for 15 years and plan on staying with Nelson and Bury Dentistry for years to come. I am always pleased with the service and so will you!"
    Thomas H.
  • "The staff are always friendly! I have always hated dentists but always look forward to my appointment. I would recommend anyone to here. My boys love going too."
    Amber W.
  • "Amazing family environment with several hygienists to service the family. Professional and always service with a smile."
    Cynthia D.

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  • Educational Videos

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  • Smile Makeover

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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  • Mouthrinses

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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