Friday, April 29, 2016

Here is our long time, very entertaining, patient Frank X. Gallagher, with Sting at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Frank is a production manager for numerous high profile musicians and bands. Frank reports that he enjoys working with Sting almost as much as he enjoys his dental visits with Dr. Presley-Nelson and staff!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The New Year newsletter is on its way to you! Included is the handy 2016 yearly calendar. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Temporary crowns are your friend!

Why wear a temporary crown between dental visits?  It is vital and necessary for the fit of the final crown.  It keeps the prepared tooth from drifting to meet the opposing tooth, or leaning to one side or the other.  It also protects the prepared tooth from bacteria and food and fluids.  Yes, the temporary may feel a little rough, but the final product will be smooth and life-like.  If your temporary comes off, save it and call us to bring it in to be re-cemented. It is a quick visit, without anesthesia. If it is broken or lost, we will make a new one, which takes a little longer, but is easily done and very important.  Clean around your temporary crown gently, and if you floss it, pull the floss out to the side. Soon you will have a lovely finished product, that will feel like one of your own teeth and give you long service.  As always, we appreciate you wonderful patients.

Friday, September 26, 2014

We are very proud of long time patient, Bill Ruck, who was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, August of 2014. He was active in the Navy and notably designed audio systems for NBC in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Currently he is a principal radio engineer at CSI Telecommunications. Mr. Ruck is a third generation San Franciscan who volunteers regularly at the Maritime Radio Historical Society. His activities with the Society include maintaining historic radio equipment at former RCA Coastal Marine Station KPH which earned him recognition from the California Historical Radio Society when they named him a “Fellow for Historic Preservation”. We are proud to count him among our beloved patients.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dental Patient Receives Prestigious Award

Our patient, well known San Francisco music director and orchestra conductor, Joan Murray, has received the Bay Area Jefferson Award.  She appeared on Channel 5 recently explaining her commitment to bringing music and orchestra participation into the lives of San Francisco children.  Twenty years ago, she founded the Golden Gate Philharmonic which is an after school youth orchestra that reaches out to children from all walks of life, including the underprivileged.  She opens her home and her heart to this all-encompassing project and has had great success.  Dr. Presley-Nelson’s sons were a part of GGP for many of their childhood years, as an adjunct to their participation in school orchestras at West Portal Lutheran and SF School Of the Arts.  Dr. Presley-Nelson volunteered teaching music and assisting Ms. Murray for most of those years.  We are proud to have her in our patient family and honor her achievement and recognition here on our website.  (She is also a wonderful dental patient and refers us many lovely people.) Go Ms. Murray! 
To view her appearance on CBS click here.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Blessings for the New Year. Here we are celebrating at our office     Christmas Party. Yes, we are all wearing humorous holiday headgear!
We had salad and the best pizza in town across from the office at Ken and Amy’s Eagle Pizza on Taraval. They always make us welcome and take good care of us. We exchanged “Secret Santa” gifts and some were quite funny. A good time was had by all, part-time interns, full timers, and “lifers” alike. Doc’s husband Gary took the photo and poured wine. We wish all of you lovely patients the best of the season.
Dr. Presley-Nelson

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Dr. Presley-Nelson, as you may know, taught dental school for many years, 2-3 days a week, while practicing in her private office 3-4 days.  She became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, helped developed the video exam, to test students with a movie of procedures, and lectured on various topics.

Having a family curtailed her academic career, and she focused on her home and office only, until recently.  Now that her sons are college aged, she has added teaching at UOP Dental School back into her busy schedule.  She now is a Clinical Instructor, checking each step of all different procedures being performed on patients coming to the dental school clinic, from fillings and crowns to dentures.  She enjoys interacting with the students, faculty, and the wonderful patients.   Here you see her in the daily clinical garb, moving from cubicle to cubicle in the dental clinic.