Dr. Justin Nylund is committed to giving every patient the dental experience he would want himself. He had several bad dental experiences as a kid and grew up afraid of going to the dentist. Dr. Nylund is committed to helping you achieve and maintain your highest possible oral health. He does all he can to ensure pain-free dentistry during every procedure. Dr. Nylund cares about you as a person and takes time to explain all your treatment options in order to educate you to make the best decisions for your specific needs. He firmly stands behind and has a warranty for all the work he does.
Dr. Nylund’s commitment to excellence is shown by doing over 150 hours of continuing education every year compared to the 20 hours required by the state of New Mexico. He has completed the Christensen Continuum and has been asked to mentor other dentists participating in the trainings in Provo, UT.
One accomplishment he is proud of, is completing his Kois training. The goal of Kois is to use science to improve care and treatment outcomes.
Dr. Nylund is carrying on a family tradition in dentistry – he is the tenth dentist in his family spanning four generations! Growing up, Justin was intrigued by his grandfather’s decision to take root in the small town of Rogers, Arkansas where he practiced dentistry for over 40 years until his retirement in 1986. And just like his grandfather, Dr Nylund has made a commitment to join a small town community, where he plans to maintain dental health and improve the smiles of citizens in Taos and the surrounding areas. He provides quality compassionate care for patients with his two offices located in Taos and Red River.
Dr. Nylund was born and raised in Dallas, Texas where he attended the Episcopal School of Dallas. Following graduation from high school, he then moved to Memphis, Tennessee to attend Rhodes College.
Dr. Nylund received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Upon graduation, he attended a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in Alamosa, Colorado. While in Alamosa, Dr. Nylund gained valuable experience in oral surgery and endodontics, and he also developed a passion for pediatric dentistry. He has also participated in several dental trips in the border towns of Mexico, as well as provided dental care through the Indian Health Service, in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Dr. Nylund has called Taos home since 2010. He and his wife Patricia, enjoy spending time with their family.