Dr. James S. Nelson
Dr. James S. Nelson grew up in Rapid City and returned to the beautiful Black Hills after graduating from the University of Minnesota School Of Dentistry in 1986. He has built this large successful practice through integrity and compassion for all patient’s he treats. His wife Delana, is a Dental Hygienist and also works in the practice. Together they have four children; Mandy is the oldest, she is also a Dentist and practices with us in our office. Cassie is a BSN, RN and works in an Oral Surgery Clinic in Bismark, North Dakota. James has a business degree and he is a Realtor working with Coldwell Banker in Rapid City, South Dakota. Ty is a BSN, RN and works at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. and Delana are extremely proud of their children and have based their practice on making all people feel so welcome. Dr. Nelson also enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing, skiing, hunting and golfing while enjoying all the area has to offer. He also enjoys giving his time to great causes, such as the Donated Dental Program, The Matsiko’s Children’s Choir (The World’s Orphan Choir) from Liberia and Peru, The Make a Wish Foundation and the countless other things dear to his heart.
Dr. LeonardDr. Leonard is originally from Akron, Ohio where he received his Bachelors Degree in biology and Graduate School in physiology before attending Ohio State University for his Dental degree in 1977. He completed a general practice residency at Miami Vally Hospital in Dayton Ohio before moving to South Dakota with the USPHS. He has been a practicing Dentist in Rapid City since 1980, and has completed continuing education in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Leonard has 3 children and maintains a vacation home in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys his vacation adventures, motorcycle riding and other travels.
Dr Mandy Nelson
Dr. Mandy Nelson grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and recently returned to her home town after spending ten years in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she completed her undergraduate degree and dental school degree at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It has always been a dream of hers to become a dentist and work with her father, Dr. James Nelson. Dr. Mandy is committed to providing the best quality of care to her patients through the use of comfortable and the most advanced dental procedures. She uses compassion when it comes to her patients and strives to ease the dental phobia that some patients experience during dental visits. She wants everyone to feel proud of their smiles and has dedicated herself to achieving that result.
Dr. Mandy enjoys spending time with her puppy, Vegas, as well as her family and friends. She loves music, movies and fishing. Dr. Mandy has also been trained in Botox and Derma Fillers after learning through her own experience with migraines just how great the effect of Botox can be. She looks forward to meeting all of you and is happy to welcome new patients to our practice.