Paul Nelson Dentistry
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Paul Nelson Dentistry
Paul E. Nelson, DDS
Fullerton, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Pediatric dental care

Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Robert DeMaris T. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been working with Dr. Nelson and his staff for 23 years.  Very professional, friendly and informative.  Dr. Nelson takes time to explain every aspect of the procedures to be done.   The hygienists are excellent.  I have been with Susan for nearly the same length of time and appreciate her efforts to help me keep my teeth clean. You won’t regret coming to see Dr. Nelson and his staff.

Rudy Lucar (Source: Google)


Great Dentist! Very passionate about his work. Educates about oral health  in a very professional manner and provides great health promotion.  Highly recommend this dentist if you are looking for someone that takes care of their patient well and understands the needs of the patient.

Courtney Marie Nanfria (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Nelson and his staff are absolutely incredible. He is kind, gentle, extremely efficient, a perfectionist who has your best interests in mind always, honest and funny. His hygienist Sue is wholeheartedly one of the coolest humans I know. She’s a sweet, funny, tell you like it is girl with a great laugh and gentle soul. Susan and Karla are added bonuses to his team, they always make me smile, feel like I’m loved, listened to and always welcomed like family. I literally never dread going to the dentist and that speaks volumes. Love Dr. Nelson and his team.

Rick H. from Placentia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Nelson is by far the best Dentist I’ve been to! His staff will takes great care of you as well. You will  feel like you are among friends. I have lots of dental issues, mixed with anxiety. I have only had good experience & results there. I always  feel at ease too!!

Tamara M. from Brea, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Nelson is an amazing dentist.  I have a fear of dentists and I can say that is not true with him.  His assistant Susan is so kind and very friendly.  He’s amazing and his staff is awesome.  They all make you feel so comfortable.  Awesome!!!!

Ann D. from Rogers, AR (Source: Yelp)


I would give more than 5 stars if possible. My family has been seeing Dr. Nelson for years. We changed insurance a couple times and he wasn’t covered so web as to try some other dentists and no one has compared to Dr. Nelson. His experience, honesty, expertise and actually sincerely caring for patience overall well being is one in a million. He has been there for my family for dental emergencies such as a chipped tooth, root canals, and has even taken phone calls and gone in the office to see my sister when the office is normally closed because she was experiencing a severe tooth ache. If you’re looking for a dentist, you won’t regret Dr. Paul E. Nelson.

Laurie Z. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you are new to the area or  looking for a new, really good  dentist,  look no further!  Dr. Nelson is caring, kind, gentle, a good listener and does GREAT work.  His office staff is helpful and very knowledgeable.  The hygienists are very thorough.  I used to be  the world’s biggest baby about going to the dentist.  Not any more.  I have never had dental work done by Dr. Nelson that was painful.  My neighbor recommended him to me a couple years ago and I’m glad she did.   You will not be disappointed in him!

Nicole G. from Lakewood, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have a lot of dentists in my family and my mom works for one, but when I have something especially tricky that needs handling (a tooth that needs drilling through the gum to pull down for braces, my husband’s chipped tooth), Paul is my number one preference because of his professional artistry. He is constantly taking classes to learn updated techniques, so you always know his work is on the cutting edge. He also has an office full of beautiful photography and fun music that keeps you smiling and your toe tapping where most dental offices make you constantly feeling like you want to bolt for the door. Finally, his dental hygienist, Sue, is always engaging in conversation– one of those people who makes you wish you didn’t have her hands in your mouth so you could just sit and shoot the breeze all day long! After a few visits, I decided the extra miles were worth the advantages of having Paul as my permanent dentists, other connections be damned!

Jane E. from Clearfield, UT (Source: Yelp)


Paul Nelson is an amazing dentist, and his offices as a whole are wonderful. He’s kind, attentive, sensitive and extremely skilled. I’ve been going to his offices for decades, and wouldn’t go anywhere else (even though I have to travel to get to his offices). His staff are also helpful and friendly, and make going to the dentist far from an unpleasant experience. Highest recommendation.

Jake Z. from Newport Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Paul Nelson is the best dentist in Orange County.  He is gentle and truly cares about his patients.  The entire staff is always always helpful and courteous with my family I.   I’ve been going to him for over 25 years and have never felt I’ve needed to see another dentist.

Linnea S. from Huntington Beach, CA (Source: Yelp)


First appt and front and back office staff are so very sweet and kind, they are everything and a bag o chips. If you can believe, they are even more than what is described here on Yelp.  Medically and dentically (new word people) I am a hot mess express, but Dr Nelson didnt make me feel that way.  I now have a dental game plan far exceeding any hope or expectations.  My mess is now manageable.  I haven’t felt that way in quite a while!!  So grateful.

Kenneth E. from Pomona, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nelson and his whole staff are incredible. I’ve only been there three times now (recommended by a coworker) but each time I am blown away by how friendly every single one of the staff is. Dr. Nelson takes the time to explain exactly what he’s done and how things work and is just incredible…he will be my dentist from here on out!

Sebastian L. from Buena Park, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nelson is a great Dentist! Very passionate about his work.  Educates about oral health in a very professional manner and provides great health promotion.  Highly recommend this dentist if you are looking for someone that takes care of their patient well and understands the needs of the patient.

Timothy H. from Costa Mesa, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here most of my life. My parents took me here as a child because every other dentist scared me or was not good with children. This was the only place I was comfortable in, they are all the best, hands down. Since then and as an adult, every person I’ve referred here has been blown away by the good treatment and dare I say ‘wizardry’ of Paul Nelson. If you need a teeth cleaning then see Sue, gentle and experienced and one of my personal favorite people. Do yourself a favor, stop by here and make an appointment, you won’t be let down. Everyone here is the best at what they do.

Liza L. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nelson is by far the best dentist I have ever been to! He made sure that I was comfortable throughout the procedure and his staff made me feel at ease, hence I was very nervous. Dr. Nelson also explained every step he was doing. Most importantly is was cost effective. I will continue going to see Dr. Nelson and so is my family. Thank you Dr. Nelson for working your magic on my pearly whites

Lisa B. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I used to drive all the way to Arcadia for my previous dentist, because he was that good… it says a lot that I was willing to change to Dr. Nelson.  He is wonderful and the staff is great.  He came in on a Sunday afternoon for an emergency evaluation when I had some issues with a crown.  I can’t say enough about the care that our whole family receives there. Dr. Nelson and his staff are the BEST!

Matthew Vitale (Source: Google)


This doctor is excellent. His staff are so professional and so nice! they greet you with a smile and call you by your name the minute you step in the door. They are so cheerful and you can tell they love working there. I would! drive long and far to go to his office. The service is amazing! I recommend this dentist

Hector L. from Anaheim, CA (Source: Yelp)


From Dr. Nelson himself, to Karla in the front office, and Susan his assistant, each have made coming to the dentist a pleasurable experience. Their professionalism, focus on the most important concerns to take care of, and their compassionate demeanor are the reason why I continue to come back. Dr. Nelson has recommended me to one of the best orthodontists in Orange County, a specialist for a root canal, and even recommended me to my current optometrist, Dr. Mike. My sister, brother, and fellow colleagues are all patients of Dr. Nelson and share the same feeling.

Anil A. from Chino Hills, CA (Source: Yelp)


undoubtedly the best dentist I ever had.The staff is very helpful as well. I am not able to go to him anymore because my insurance changed from PPO to HMO, but I still use him for complicated fillings on cash basis. When my HMO dentists give me a contradictory recommendations, Dr. Nelson has offered me his opinion whenever I approached him. Dr Nelson has always exceeded my, my wife’s  and my daughter’s expectations

Pam S. from California (Source: Yelp)


i was a “dental phobic” until day. Dr. Nelson has been my husband’s family’s dentist for many years. I went in to have my bridge reseated. He was very gentle and I didn’t even mind the Novocaine shot! He told me my teeth were in good shape which I have never heard from a dentist. As of today I am a patient for life. Thank you Dr. Nelson and your awesome staff.

Katherine E. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have gone to Dr. Nelson for years. Nice to see him on YELP. Having a dentist I can trust is one of the most important parts of my ease of mind. I have heard so many stories from friends who had dentists recommend thousands of dollars of treatment. When I suggested they get a second opinion they went to Dr. Paul. He more often than not told them they didn’t need all that work and could get by with less treatment. He is honest and works hard to make sure each patient has the perfect bite. The staff is friendly and really care about the patients. Every person I have sent there has stayed with him. He also has a very gentle touch.

Lauren A. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Paul has been my dentist for the past several years. At first I was uneasy about leaving the dentists I had grown up going to because they were always very friendly and I didn’t have any major complaints that would cause me to seek out a change. After a member of my family went to Paul’s and raved about the superior equipment and pain-free check-up, I resolved to check him out and have since been met with the same friendliness I was accustomed to, in a far improved setting of ease, comfort, skill, and quality. I recommend Paul without hesitation.

Scott D. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


Paul is the Dentist for our entire family. Our kids schedule their appointments around visits here during the period they are away working or studying. Paul is meticulous, thoughtful, and professional. He doesn’t push procedures you might not need and always makes good recommendations. He’s been available during weekends when we’ve had emergencies, even coming into the office during days off.

Jody H. from Denver, CO (Source: Yelp)


I am a patient of Dr. Nelson, and my children are patients of Dr. Nelson. I would recommend him to anyone. He is excellent and does a great job of managing pain or discomfort for any patient. His office has a very nice atmosphere that will put anyone at ease. I especially appreciate the way Dr. Nelson keeps up with new technology in his field.

Thierry H. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Paul for just about my entire life and has always done an amazing job taking care of me. I recommend him to basically everyone I know. I’ve had emergency work that was needed when my veneer chipped off, and he was very accommodating and very communicative with the whole process. The new office is even nicer than his previous one, all the hygienists are top-notch and have worked with him for some time, and the value and services given are great.

Tom W. from Diamond Bar, CA (Source: Yelp)


One of the best dentist offices I’ve ever been to.  Dr. Nelson is great along with front office staff and dental hygienists.   No one pressures you into any services that you don’t need like the “deep cleaning” scams that a lot of offices try to push.  The front office is super friendly and sends you postcards and texts when you’re scheduled for the next cleaning.  
The dental hygienists are like old friends you see every six months.  You get a chance to catch up on what’s been happening and where you’re planning for your next vacation.  The cleaning is very good, thorough, and you look forward to coming back.  
Highly recommended.

Jacqui F. from Whittier, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Nelson takes the time to explain issues and is fair and honest.  I had to move to the east coast and I will miss him as my Dentist!  He’s the best I have ever had.   The staff are also very nice and helpful.  I have had nothing but positive experiences.

Andrew Y. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I don’t like to go to the dentist mostly due to high pressure sales tactics they use. I broke a tooth and needed a crown so I had to find a dentist to repair it. Dr Nelson and his staff are very professional and do not high pressure you. They tell you what you need and let you decide. Dr Nelson will take his time with you and answer any questions you might have without you feeling like your being intrusive. I recommend this dentist.

Omar M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Let’s face it: going to the dentist sucks. There’s no way around it. Never will you ever hear someone say “OMG I get to go to the dentist today!!!” But if you must go to a denstist and you live w/in reasonable driving distance to Fullerton, let me tell you: Paul is the man to go to. He is super professional AND likeable, and will only make the best recommendations for what you NEED (vs. other dentists who oft-times make unnecessary recommendations w/ the purpose of fattening their wallets). You can actually trust Paul. *Note*: I’ve known Paul for a very long time personally, since I was in the 6th . I’m now 28-years-old, and I live in San Francisco but will still turn to him for advice or get serviced from him when I’m in town and need it.

Bridget Wright (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been going to Dr Nelson for almost 30 years. He is a great dentist and a wonderful man. He and his staff make you feel comfortable and at ease. His hygienists are caring and friendly. I enjoy going to get my teeth cleaned and I know if there is any additional work that needs to be taken care of, Dr Nelson is conservative with his treatment plan and it will be done at a reasonable fee.

Mark F. from Fullerton, CA (Source: Yelp)


I switched to Dr. Nelson recently after my long-term dentist retired.   I can’t say enough good things about this office — the staff is friendly and professional.    Dr. Nelson provides top quality care at a competitive price.   Add a convenient location, and what’s not to like?


Dr. Paul has been practicing dentistry in Fullerton since 1986. A graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA. He comes from a family of dentists (his father and two brothers, also dentists). Dr. Paul has always had a fascination for science and a passion for art. For him dentistry has always seemed like the perfect blend of both. Providing individuals with optimal dental health is the primary goal of our office. Understanding what each individual wants is as crucial as recognizing what they need. Bringing those two objectives together in a comfortable and natural way is an art and science in itself.