Mark L. Nelson, DDS

Dr. Mark Nelson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah before attending the University of Oklahoma for dental school. He graduated from dental school in 1982 and completed his pediatric residency at Oregon Health Science University in 1984. He then returned to Utah and has been practicing in the Davis County area since that time. As a pediatric dentist, his goal is to provide the best possible experience for both children and parents, and to treat each child he meets the way that their parents want them to be treated.

Dr. Nelson completes continuing education courses each year to remain up-to-date with the latest treatment techniques. He completed a post-graduate certification in Orthodontics through the American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association in 1985, and in 1991 become a board-certified pediatric dentist through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Dr. Nelson is a member of many professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Utah Chapter of the American Society of Dentistry for Children (in which he served as President in 1987)
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomat)
  • South Davis Dental Society (in which he served as President in 1992)

Additionally, he served as the Program Direction of Pediatric Dental Residency at Primary Children’s Hospital from 1991-1994. He is also an Operation Smile Team Pediatric Dentist and has travelled all over the word to provide pediatric and orthodontic care to children.

Dr. Nelson and his wife, Marcie, have been married since 1980. They have five children. When not in the office, Dr. Nelson enjoys golfing.

Treagan White, DDS

Dr. Treagan White attended Utah State University for his undergraduate studies, majoring in business administration and minoring in chemistry. He attended dental school at the University of Iowa, graduating in 2011. He then completed two years of post-graduate training to become a specialist in pediatric dentistry, including training in behavioral management, hospital dentistry, sedation and orthodontics. Dr. White continues his training on a yearly basis through continuing education courses. He has practiced in the Salt Lake City area for five years.

Dr. White is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (Diplomate)

As a dentist, Dr. White’s goal is to make both parents and children feel comfortable in a dental setting, and to provide the highest quality of treatment and instruction on an individual basis. He likes to have fun, and this attitude extends to his work in the dental office. Ultimately, Dr. White’s goal is to help children enjoy their time at the dental office regardless of their treatment needs.

Dr. White and his wife, Kim, have been married for nine years and have a 5-year-old daughter named Hensleigh. His hobbies include soccer, backpacking, woodworking and snowboarding.


Meet Our Team

Our amazing team of dental professionals love helping children achieve healthy smiles. We love the children we meet, their families and what we do! We go above and beyond to create a positive, welcoming environment in which both children and parents can feel at ease. Give us a call today to make your appointment with our pediatric dentists and learn more about pediatric dentistry in Centerville, Utah!

Kate – Office Manager
Kate graduated from Southern Virginia University, and joined our team in 2004. She loves working with an amazing staff who loves kids and enjoys helping others. Kate works hard to keep our office running smoothly and follow through with insurance companies to ensure that they pay what they should.

Kate and her husband, Bob, have two children, Poppy (age three) and Nelson (age two), as well as a baby on the way. Bob is a school teacher. Outside of the office, Kate enjoys playing volleyball.

Tonya – Treatment Coordinator and Receptionist
Tonya has been with our team for eight and a half years. She loves the people that she works with, and really enjoys working for Dr. Nelson. The cute kids that come into our office really make her day! Tonya has great customer service skills, and communicates well with our patients and their parents to ensure they have an excellent experience in our practice.

Tonya and her husband of 32 years have three children. Outside of office, she enjoys shopping, playing games, biking and spending time with her family.

Heather – Receptionist 
Heather joined Children’s Dentistry in 2018 as a dynamic addition to our front office team. She is committed to giving each patient and parent great service and appreciates the environment of the office. A graduate of Bountiful High School, Heather has three children and four siblings. In her free time she enjoys camping, shopping and going to concerts.

Oz – Lead Dental Assistant
Oz has been with our team for 15 years, and contributes to our practice in many ways, including through her fluency in Spanish. Oz loves working together with our team, and enjoys working with children. Oz loves reading, traveling, shopping and spending time with her family. She has three children, one boy and two girls.

Taz – PRC and Dental Assistant
Taz has been with our team for five years. As a Centerville native, she enjoys that our office is located in her old stomping grounds. Taz loves working with children and with our awesome staff, and brings the “fun” into the phrase “Have fun at the dentist!” As the only girl, Taz basically lives in a mancave. Her hobbies include crafting, yarding and painting.

Jessica – Dental Assistant
Jessica joined our team in 2015. In addition to being a dental assistant, she is also a certified Child Life Specialist, and has worked at Primary Children’s Hospital. She loves working with children and working with a great team, and likes to incorporate her background in child development to help kids have the best experience possible at the dental office.

Jessica has one beautiful little girl and an amazing husband. Her hobbies include reading and playing the piano.

Mandi – Dental Assistant
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Aubrey – Dental Assistant
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Shelby – Dental Assistant
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