Joseph A. Nelson II, DMD

Joseph M. Nelson

Striving to provide the best dental experience possible, Dr. Nelson is committed to treating each patient who visits Pure Dental with the highest standard of care. Dr. Nelson is known for his ability to make you feel comfortable and at ease as he helps you make important decisions about your oral health. He believes that education combined with professional, informed treatment is the key to a lifetime of good dental health and physical well-being.

Dr. Joseph Nelson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but completed most of his early education in Athens, Georgia. After graduating from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Nelson moved to Boston where he received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Tufts awarded Dr. Nelson the Senior Endowed Prize Fund Award for Exceptional Chairside Manner upon graduation.

Dr. Nelson worked for Family Health Network of Central New York, Inc. in the years following his graduation from dental school. While working for Family Health Network, Dr. Nelson was a member of the Allied Health Professional staff at Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland, NY, and he performed comprehensive dental care for members of Cortland County and the surrounding communities. He moved back to Boston in 2006, and has worked in private practice, serving the community of Jamaica Plain since that time.

Michael Mayr, DMD, MA

Michael Mayr, DMD, MA

Dr. Michael Mayr was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and later moved to Austin, Texas where he attended St. Edwards University. After receiving his bachelorís degree in Finance, Dr. Mayr moved to Boston where he received a masterís degree in Medical Science from Boston University School of Medicine and authored his thesis focusing on Oral Health Literacy in Boston housing projects.

After receiving his masterís degree, Dr. Mayr attended the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine along with the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Richard Forcucci Alumni Award and the Department of General Dentistry William Cummings Award. Dr. Mayr is Invisalign certified and a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society. Outside of our practice, Dr. Mayr loves to swim, go on hikes with his dog Koosa, and travel with his partner trying new exotic cuisines.

Carla, Office Manager

Carla, Office Manager

Carla is the office manager at Pure Dental and the person in charge of helping to ensure that each appointment you have runs smoothly from start to finish. Carla has been in the dental field since 2007 and first started out as a chairside dental assistant at Pure Dental. While she spends most of her time behind a desk now, her clinical expertise and dedication to patient care make her an asset to our practice whether she is managing behind the scenes or filling in and assisting the dentist directly while you are having your dental work completed. Originally from Lima, Peru, Carla has worked as an assistant in various dental specialties and is always eager to make sure patients have the best experience possible when they come to our office. The part of her job she loves the most is seeing patients leave their appointments with smiles on their faces, knowing that she helped provide them with the best treatment possible. When she isn't caring for patients at Pure Dental, she enjoys playing with her two daughters and catching up on the many television shows she follows.

Mariana, Dental Hygienist

Mariana, Dental Hygienist

Mariana is one of the most passionate dental hygienists that you will ever meet. Her knowledge and proficiency shine through in all that she does and patients love her dedication to making sure that they leave our office feeling empowered with the knowledge and tools to keep their mouths healthy and happy. Mariana received her bachelorís degree in dental hygiene from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University. After successfully completing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, she received her license to practice dental hygiene and administer local anesthesia in the state of Massachusetts. Mariana is a passionate dental hygienist who is motivated, self-directed, and dedicated to achieving high standards of quality patient care. Her goal is to educate you about what is going on in your mouth while giving you a variety of tips and tricks to try out at home to help improve your dental hygiene. Come in and see her so she can help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile!

Graciela, Dental Hygienist

Graciela, Dental Hygienist

Graciela joined the Pure Dental team in the spring of 2016. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2008. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Graciela moved to the United States with her family when she was 13, but keeps strong ties to her home country and visits often. As a result, she is fluent in Spanish and loves speaking with native speakers as well as those who are just learning the language. Graciela is very family oriented and prides herself on delivering the same level of exceptional care to each patient as she would if they were a member of her own family. She pays close attention to detail and takes the time to understand and fully address the concerns of her patients while always keeping their comfort at the forefront of her mind. She loves working with kids and strives to make the dental office a fun place to visit for everyone! Outside of work, Graciela is a Disney movie fanatic and enjoys walking with her Boston Terriers, working on home improvement projects, and traveling the world.

Natasha, Insurance Coordinator

Natasha

Natasha is in charge of compiling, coordinating, and organizing insurance information to help you get the most out of your dental plan each time you visit our office. She graduated from Everest Institute in 2008 after studying medical administration and has been a part of our office since that time. We are participating providers with many different insurance companies for the benefit of our patients, so much of what Natasha does is working with the providers and other support staff members to make sure we can provide you with quality, efficient, and uncompromising care whenever you need it.

Ana, Dental Assistant

Ana, Dental Assistant

As a chairside assistant at Pure Dental, Ana will make you feel extremely comfortable and at ease during all of your dental appointments. She is known for her ability to make patients feel relaxed and clearly explain dental procedures that may seem confusing at first. Ana was born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela. After high school she moved to the United States to continue her education and became a dental assistant. Currently enrolled in college and majoring in biology, Ana plans to continue in the healthcare field and one day become a dentist. In her free time, Ana loves to volunteer, play with her little sister, spend time with her family, read, and watch movies.

Cindy, Patient Coordinator

Cindy, Patient Coordinator

As our patient coordinator, Cindy will confirm that we have your most up-to-date information in our system as she helps you find appointment times that are convenient for your busy schedule. She understands how valuable your time is and always strives to make sure that it is respected. Cindy is currently attending Bridgewater State University pursuing a bachelorís degree in Biochemistry. She hopes to attend Boston University for her doctorate degree specializing in organic chemistry. In her spare time she likes to travel, try new restaurants, visit museums, and attend music events.

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Joseph A. Nelson II, DMD
670 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-7860