Meet Your Local Dental Team in Jamaica Plain, MA

With the combined experience of our entire staff, Pure Dental is proud to provide our patients with a remarkable level of care. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll always be greeted by a team with integrity and professionalism that is committed to your comfort. We are passionate about getting to know our patients and invite you to do the same with us!

Joseph A. Nelson II, DMD

Joseph A. Nelson II, DMD

Owner & Founder

General Dentist

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 in 2004. 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, where 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.

Dr. Nelson is deeply committed to advanced continuing education and is an active member of numerous dental associations and study clubs. He is also a faculty club member of the Spear Institute based in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he travels several times each year to learn, grow professionally, and identify ways to continually improve the patient care provided by Pure Dental.

Michael Mayr, DMD, MA

Michael Mayr, DMD, MA

General Dentist

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 bachelor’s degree in Finance, Dr. Mayr moved to Boston where he received a master’s 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 master’s 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.

Lucas Patrick, DMD, MMSc

Lucas Patrick, DMD, MMSc

Periodontist

Dr. Lucas Patrick was born and raised in Indonesia before moving to the United States in 2001. Once here, he began his undergraduate education initially at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 2006, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After Cornell, he attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2010. During dental school, Dr. Patrick received the Goldman School of Dental Medicine Dean’s Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award in Research for his pre-doctoral research in dental biomaterials.

As a result of his interest in the surgical aspects of dentistry, Dr. Patrick completed an additional one-year oral and maxillofacial surgery internship at Boston University immediately following dental school. After working as a general dentist in both community dental clinics and private practice settings for several years in Maine, he returned to Boston and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine where he earned a certificate in periodontics and a Master of Medical Science. In his free time, Dr. Patrick, who is a soccer aficionado, enjoys traveling and trying out new restaurants around town with his wife.

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