Sleep Dentist—Wesley Chapel, FL
Jay A. Nelson,
Jay A. Nelson, DMD is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, The American Academy of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, and the American Board of Sleep & Breathing. He currently serves as dental director of the first facility fully accredited by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the state of Florida.
He received his B.S. summa cum laude from Rutgers University and his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. A practicing general dentist since 1981, his passion in dental sleep medicine was ignited by a course he attended in 2009. Since then, he has amassed over 500 hours of education in that subject and has treated over 1000 patients for sleep breathing disorders. In 2021, he gave up restorative dentistry to focus exclusively on treating snoring, sleep apnea, and associated TMJ problems.
He currently serves on the meeting planning committee of the American Academy of Dental sleep Medicine (AADSM) after serving for three years on its education committee. During that time, he co-authored an online educational program for new AADSM members and contributed the chapter on side effects of oral appliances to the Academy's Powerpoint presentation to physicians. He regularly attends meetings with the USF Sleep Medicine resident physicians and is a strong believer in the team approach to solving patients’ sleep breathing disorders.
In his spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys attending concerts, traveling, and reading. With his wife Susan, he has two amazing adult daughters and an adorable granddaughter.
Wesley Chapel Sleep Apnea Patient Reviews
"Great team led by a great guy, Dr Nelson. I suffer from sleep apnea, and Dr Nelson is an expert in the custom mouthpieces that are a great alternative to the traditional CPAP machines. My teeth, and my sleep, are in great hands here!"
Dave C., Lutz, FL
"Awesome place. Very well organized and clean. Staff are super friendly and they’re very Veteran friendly."
Joshua F., Tampa, FL
"Everyone in this dental office is friendly and very professional. Especially Francis, it was a pleasure to have such a professional team wait on me..."
Frank C., Tampa, FL
"From the very beginning, everyone at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine have been incredibly friendly and supportive. Francis was sure to get me up to speed with information needed and reminders along the way. Betsy was awesome in getting me through the entire process of accurately imaging my teeth for the device I will be fitted for. And Dr. Nelson himself was professional, engaging and really just made my initial visit here a really pleasant and comfortable experience. Thanks and see you soon."
David P., Lutz, FL
"I was having issues wearing my CPAP mask and was referred to Nelson Dental for a mandibular mouth-guard. They explained everything thoroughly and were available for questions throughout the process. I feel like I like a new person with the mouth- guard. Just make sure to follow their directions. I am very happy with my new device and recommend this place to anyone that wants outstanding customer service."
Alex J., Lakeland, FL