About Your Dentist

Darrin Nelson, DMD

"I find a tremendous pleasure in helping patients maintain great oral health, relieve any pain and achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted and deserve."

My Mission

To provide affordable, high-quality and pain-free dentistry. Seek to use my knowledge and skills to show first-class patient care; sequentially educating patients on how to maintain good oral health for a lifetime.


Oregon Health Science University Portland, OR
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Nelson has advanced training in dental implants and full-mouth makeovers.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Nelson currently resides in Phoenix with his wife and children. Outside of dentistry, he's involved with his children's sports leagues, enjoys playing basketball, working out, and spending time with his family.

Melina Ghods, DMD

My Mission

To excite patients about their overall systemic and oral health. To find effective ways to connect to all our patients and create individualized treatment plans that meet their needs.


Arizona State University- Bachelors of Biology

AT Still University- Doctor of Dental Medicine

Educational Achievements

Certified in Neuromodulators to treat TMD symptoms (Botox, Dysport, and etc.)

Has helped with orthodontic publications studying correction of various malocclusions using mini-implants.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ghods has a passion for fitness and often participates in local running events. She enjoys watching NBA and is a huge Lebron James fan!