About Us

We understand how important it is to be caring, gentle and patient as well as very willing to listen to you and provide information about any and all services you may require or consider.


Jim Nelson BSc MSc DMD

Dr. Nelson graduated from the University of British Columbia dental school in 2006 and completed a one year general practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During his training and residency, Dr. Nelson excelled at making his patients feel comfortable during procedures and developing strong patient-dentist relationships. Upon completion of training, Dr. Nelson moved to Victoria and has enjoyed working and living in Victoria. In his spare time, he is active training with the local triathlon community.

Certified Dental Assistant

Jennifer CDA

Jennifer graduated with honors as a CDA in 2007 from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George BC.  Jennifer has worked with Dr. Nelson since 2009 and in that time has built a positive working relationship where delivering quality dental care is a number one priority.   Jennifer is absolutely passionate about her job and it reflects onto our patients as it puts them at ease in the dental chair. When not in the clinic you will most likely find her in the swimming pool where she competes at a Provincial, National and International level with the Victoria Masters Swim Club.

Dental Hygienist

Heather BSc, Dip DH, RDH

Heather is a graduate of the Vancouver Community College dental hygiene program. Since graduating in 2012 she has been practicing in her hometown of Victoria. She works Mondays with the Admirals Walk Dental team, joining them in February 2017. Heather enjoys the opportunity to help improve the oral and overall health of her patients. She is an avid runner and triathlete because she is a firm believer in proactive healthcare.

Certified Dental Assistant

Barb CDA

Barb began her career as a dental assistant in Vancouver before moving to Victoria in 1993. She has been working as a full time CDA for many years and joined Dr. Nelson’s office staff in 2017. She enjoys doing her best to make her patients feel comfortable with a friendly personal approach. Barb likes to spend her free time with her family, getting outdoors, gardening, and whenever possible, horseback riding or skiing.

Dental Hygienist

Emily Dip DH RDH

Emily graduated with distinction from the dental hygiene program at Vancouver Community College in 2012. She then moved back home to Victoria, excited to pursue her new career in the dental profession. She is a strong believer in individualizing patient care. She is happy to spend the time to help her patients find the most effective way for them to care for their mouth and answer any questions they may have. In her free time, Emily loves to photograph the beautiful scenery of the Island, try new and interesting restaurants, and spend time with family and friends.

Associate Dentist

Justin Sheppard DMD

Dr. Justin Sheppard grew up in Vancouver. After shadowing a local dentist during his undergraduate program, he discovered his passion for patient-centred dentistry and went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Sheppard joined the practice in July 2019 and strives to treat patients with kindness, empathy, and a commitment to never stop learning. When not at the office, Dr. Sheppard enjoys swimming, playing guitar, and exploring the city for new places to eat.

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