About

Nelson Wood, DMD

Dr. Nelson Wood has been practicing dentistry since 1982. He holds a D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and a Doctorate of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He is currently in private practice and was an Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry.

Over his many years in the dental field, Dr. Wood has built a tradition of trust with his patients and staff. As a dentist, Dr. Wood has combined his love of helping people with his vast knowledge and clinical skills to create and perfect a local, state-of-the-art, caring, and family-friendly dental office.

Dr. Wood has published over 50 articles and abstracts on oral health and nutrition. He has also authored several book chapters. Dr. Wood is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journal publications. With extensive experience in most aspects of dentistry, Dr. Wood can meet all of your family’s dental needs. If Dr. Wood does not have your answers, he will find someone who does! He invites you and your family to visit Wood Family Dental today and begin the journey towards optimal oral and overall health.


Patient Protection and Sterilization

If you are wondering what Wood Family Dental in Hyannis does to protect you and our other patients from infectious diseases, we want you to know that we take the following protective measures (as recommended by the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association). When we follow these precautions, we:boatdock

  1. Wear gloves, masks, protective eyewear, and clothing
  2. Wash our hands with special soaps before and after treating each patient
  3. Change our gloves after each patient
  4. Sterilize dental instruments and handpieces after each use
  5. Clean and disinfect the surfaces and equipment in the treatment room
  6. Use disposable products wherever possible to eliminate cross-infection
  7. Handle all disposable materials according to federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations

How you can feel safe that everything is being done to protect you:

According to the leading authorities, the risk of contracting serious infectious diseases during a dental visit is extremely remote. Due to the measures we take to eliminate disease transmission, you can feel confident both in coming here and referring your family and friends to us.

If you have any questions regarding our infection control measures, please ask the doctor or any staff member. We will be happy to explain all of our procedures and safeguards.

When you visit our office, you can feel confident that your health and ours is protected.