Nelson Family Dentistry
2430 Tech Drive, Suite A
Bettendorf, IA 52722 Map
Phone: (563) 332-0415

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Richard Nelson, D.D.S.

I still look forward to every day.” Dentistry is a perfect fit for Dr. Nelson. He enjoys the customized lab work, the precision of high quality hand tools, and the satisfaction of working with the most advanced materials and techniques. But it’s building trust with patients that matters most. Whether you’re here for a cleaning, a crown or cosmetic procedure, Dr. Nelson takes time to see almost every patient. He is always focused on personal attention, individualized care, and long-lasting results. “I don’t take any short cuts. I take time to make sure it’s right because that’s good dentistry.”

Education: University of Iowa College of Dentistry
Career: Started as an associate dentist in Muscatine, Iowa, established private practice in Albany, Oregon (11 years), opened Nelson Family Dentistry in Bettendorf, Iowa (1988).
Memberships: American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, Iowa Dental Association, Scott County Dental Society, Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, Davenport One.

Our Services

General and Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Examinations – comprehensive, check-ups, and emergencies
  • Periodontal (gum tissue) evaluations
  • Digital x-rays
  • Intra-oral digital photography
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Diagnostic impressions and models
  • Cleanings – designed to meet your individual needs
  • Teeth whitening – in-office and take-home options
  • Restorations (dental fillings) – the latest in composite material technology
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extraction – relaxation options available
  • Nitrous oxide or oral medication for relaxation when indicated
  • Crowns – lab-made crowns and CEREC same-day crowns
  • Veneers
  • Implants – to replace missing teeth and for dentures
  • Bridges
  • Invisalign® and other teeth straightening services 11351390_978420688857653_7295598452231614979_n.jpg



We accept most dental insurance plans! And participate in the following:

  • Delta Dental Premier Provider
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa In-network 
  • Guardian Preferred Plus provider

Payment options:

  • Cash, check or debit card
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
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