Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH

Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH


On staff since October 2010

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Dentistry

Medical/Professional School

Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, Dentistry
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry, Seattle

Clinical Interests

His research interests include providing dental care for children with autism, procedural sedation, and educating non-dental medical providers on the importance of pediatric oral health


  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, da Fonseca, M, Nelson, T.M.
    The Use of General Anesthesia in Behavior Management
    Wright G, Kupietzky A, eds. Behavior management in dentistry for children.2nd Edition , 2014
  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, Nelson, T.M.
    An Improved Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR) Technique for Management of Anterior Early Childhood Caries
    Pediatric Dentistry , 2013 July : 35(4)E124-128
  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, Nelson T.
    The Continuum of Behavior Guidance
    Dental Clinics of North America , 2013 Jan. : 57(1)129-143
  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, Nelson, T.M.
    Fluoride Considerations in the Bottled Water Era
    Dimensions of Dental Hygiene , 2012 Feb. : 10(2)30-32, 4
  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, Nelson, T.M.
    The Key to Caries Prevention
    Dimensions of Dental Hygiene , 2011 July : 9(7)48-50
  • Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH, 1. Nelson, T.M., Berg, J.H., Bell J.F., Leggott P.J., Seminario A.L.(2010)
    A Randomized Controlled Trial of SMS Text messages as appointment reminders in the Pediatric Dental Setting
    J Am Dent Assoc , 2011 Apr, : 142(4)397-405


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Screening Children and Adolescents for Life-Altering Oral Diseases Winnipeg, CA Feb. 2014
Put the Mouth Back in the Body: 5 Ways to Improve Your Patients Health Tomorrow Richland, WA Oct. 2013
Alternative Treatments for Challenging Situations in Pediatric Dentistry Portland, OR Oct. 2013
Dental Pain and Fear in Children Seoul, Korea June 2013
Designing a Dental Clinic Experience for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Seoul, Korea June 2013
Using Sedation to Overcome Dental Pain and Fear Viseu, Portugal May 2013
Engaging the Medical Community in Improving Childrens Oral Health Seattle, WA Jan. 2012
Alternative Concepts for Caries Management at the Individual and Community Level NY, NY May 2011
What Every Dentist Should Know About Fluoride Lima, Peru Sept. 2009
Dental Emergencies for Physicians Seattle, WA April 2009
1. Oral Care for Children With Phenylketonuria, Center for Human Development and Disability Seattle, WA July 2008