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Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH

Travis M. Nelson, DDS, MPH

Dentistry

On staff since October 2010

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Travis Nelson is currently a full-time Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his DDS from Loma Linda University, subsequently completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry and a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, and is a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has authored numerous published articles, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. 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. In his free time Dr. Nelson tries his best to take advantage of the outdoor beauty in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.

    • Nelson T, Chim A, Sheller BL, McKinney CM, Scott JM
      Predicting successful dental examinations for children with autism spectrum disorder in the context of a dental desensitization program.
      28433195 Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) , 2017 Apr, 19 - 2017 Apr, 19
    • Nelson TM, Griffith TM, Lane KJ, Thikkurissy S, Scott JM
      Temperament as a Predictor of Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Sedation Success.
      28128664 Anesthesia progress , 2017 - 2017 : 64(1)17-21 PMCID: PMC5278530
    • Marion IW, Nelson TM, Sheller B, McKinney CM, Scott JM
      Dental stories for children with autism.
      26936501 Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry , 2016 July - 2016 July : 36(4)181-6
    • Nelson TM, Huebner CE, Kim AS, Scott JM
      Parent, Dentist, and Independent Rater Assessment of Child Distress During Preventive Dental Visits.
      27620517 Journal of dentistry for children (Chicago, Ill.) , 2016 - 2016 : 83(2)71-7 PMCID: PMC5033045
    • Nelson T, Scott JM, Crystal YO, Berg JH, Milgrom P
      Silver Diamine Fluoride in Pediatric Dentistry Training Programs: Survey of Graduate Program Directors.
      27306245 Pediatric dentistry , 2016 - 2016 : 38(3)212-7
    • Lane KJ, Nelson TM, Thikkurissy S, Scott JM
      Assessing Temperament as a Predictor of Oral Sedation Success Using the Children's Behavior Questionnaire Short Form.
      26531085 Pediatric dentistry , 2015 Sept. - 2015 Sept. : 37(5)429-35
    • Nelson TM, Sheller B, Friedman CS, Bernier R
      Educational and therapeutic behavioral approaches to providing dental care for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
      25470557 Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry , 2015 May - 2015 May : 35(3)105-13
    • Stieber JC, Nelson T, Huebner CE
      Considerations for use of dental photography and electronic media in dental education and clinical practice.
      25838015 Journal of dental education , 2015 Apr, - 2015 Apr, : 79(4)432-8
    • Nelson TM, Xu Z
      Pediatric dental sedation: challenges and opportunities.
      26345425 Clinical, cosmetic and investigational dentistry , 2015 - 2015 : 797-106 PMCID: PMC4555969
    • McKinney CM, Nelson T, Scott JM, Heaton LJ, Vaughn MG, Lewis CW
      Predictors of unmet dental need in children with autism spectrum disorder: results from a national sample.
      25439161 Academic pediatrics , 2014 Nov. - 2014 Nov. : 14(6)624-31 PMCID: PMC4367192
    • Quinonez RB, Nelson T
      Pediatric behavior guidance in the 21st century workshop C report - advocacy and policy.
      24717756 Pediatric dentistry , 2014 Mar. - 2014 Mar. : 36(2)158-60
    • Velan E, Nelson T
      Evaluating Caries Risk
      Dimensions of Dental Hygiene , 2014 2 : 12(2)53-56
    • 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
    • Nelson T
      An improved interim therapeutic restoration technique for management of anterior early childhood caries: report of two cases.
      23930627 Pediatric dentistry , 2013 July - 2013 July : 35(4)124-8
    • Nelson T, Nelson G
      The role of sedation in contemporary pediatric dentistry.
      23174615 Dental clinics of North America , 2013 Jan. - 2013 Jan. : 57(1)145-61
    • Nelson T
      The continuum of behavior guidance.
      23174614 Dental clinics of North America , 2013 Jan. - 2013 Jan. : 57(1)129-43
    • Nelson T
      The key to caries prevention.
      23304857 Dental assistant (Chicago, Ill. : 1994) , 2012 Nov. - 2012 Nov. : 81(6)48, 50-2, 64
    • 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
    • Nelson TM, Berg JH, Bell JF, Leggott PJ, Seminario AL
      Assessing the effectiveness of text messages as appointment reminders in a pediatric dental setting.
      21454845 Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) , 2011 Apr, - 2011 Apr, : 142(4)397-405

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Dentistry

Medical/Professional School

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

Residency

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