About Your Dentist

Darrin Nelson, DMD

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." – Mother Teresa

“It’s a tremendous pleasure to relieve my patients' pain and guide them toward achieving the beautiful smile they've always wanted.  My goal is to provide affordable, high-quality, and pain-free dental care to the community I serve.  I am equally dedicated to educating my patients on how to effectively maintain their dental hygiene and health so they can enjoy a lifetime of bright, healthy smiles."

My Mission

“My highest priority is to provide my patients with truly exceptional, affordable, and pain-free dental care. I seek to use my knowledge and skills to deliver first-class treatment while sequentially educating patients on how to maintain good oral health for a lifetime.


Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry                
Oregon Health Science University - Portland, OR

Bachelor of Science
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Nelson has successfully completed 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, and he enjoys playing basketball, working out and spending time with his family.

Melina Ghods, DMD

"We all smile in the same language."

My Mission

My mission is to provide the highest quality of dental care to the community I serve and work collaboratively with each one of my patients so that together, we can develop a treatment plan that meets their unique needs and exceeds their expectations. Toward this end, I believe it is vital to educate every patient on the importance of maintaining optimal oral health and how this is intimately connected to his or her overall systemic health and quality of life. 


Bachelor of Science in Biology
Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ

Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry
AT Still University – Kirksville, MO

Continuing Education

Dr. Ghods is certified in Neuromodulators to treat TMD symptoms (Botox, Dysport, and etc.) and has helped with orthodontic publications studying correction of various malocclusions using mini-implants.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ghods is passionate about staying fit and often participates in local running events. She enjoys watching NBA games and is a huge Lebron James fan!