Meet the Doctors

Dr Kristin Nelson DDSDr.  Kristin Nelson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in biology in 1999. After that, she attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Since that time she has been practicing in private group practices. Each year, she attends numerous continuing education courses to remain up-to-date on the advances in dentistry. She is an Invisalign provider and has completed the Misch International Implant Institute training.

“I am thrilled to be at Summit Dental where I can help the people of our community live healthier lives every day. I love getting to know each person who comes to visit us and discussing their plans for oral care. It is always my goal to provide the best possible dental service in a caring and gentle manner. I look forward to personally getting to know all of my patients to create long-lasting relationships.”

Dr. Nelson grew up in Mendota Heights, Minnesota and now resides in the Rosemount area with her husband, Nick. They have three children, Matthew, Katie, and Andrew, and a yellow Labrador retriever Trevi and Yorkie, “Bear”. When not practicing dentistry, she is active in the community by volunteering at her children’s school and coaching their sports teams. As a family, they enjoy boating in Minnesota and skiing in Colorado.


Dr. Mark Nelson has been practicing in Rosemount since 1980 after two years as an associate dentist in a large group practice in Minneapolis. He graduated in 1974 from Gustavus Adolphus College and in 1978 from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Nelson has continued his education over the years with thousands of hours of postgraduate training in implant surgery prosthodontics, periodontics, and esthetics. The goal of his practice is to treat each person as an individual and to provide the highest level of care possible to his patients.

In 2005, 2007 & 2009, Dr. Nelson was selected by the Mpls./St. Paul Magazine as one of the top dentists in the Metro Area.

Organizations & associations

Dr. Nelson belongs to these prestigious organizations and associations:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • American Society of Ossionintegration
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The Seattle Study Club
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Minnesota Dental Association
  • The Dakota County Dental Association

Dr. Holly A. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She is passionate about providing high-quality care to patients in a very comfortable manner. Building lifelong relationships and rapport among her patients are what drives her to pursue the best continuing education in the world. She has trained at the Kois Center in Seattle, is an active member of Spear Education, trains through Implant Seminars, Dentspa (botox and filler training), Invisalign, and DOCS education. Dr. Thompson is a member of The International Dental Implant Association and International Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, hiking, cooking, training for half marathons or triathlons, and spending time with her family and dog.