Nelson DeLaCruz, DDS
Growing up, Dr. Nelson De La Cruz always knew he wanted to be a dentist. He was introduced to the profession by a family friend at the age of 10. Ever since,
he has had a passion and calling for dentistry.
Dr. Nelson De La Cruz completed his Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Biology. He then went on to receive his BS in both Physiology and Dental Sciences from San Francisco State University. He completed his education at the University of California San Francisco where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He was able to complete the four year requirements in only three years of schooling. During this time he completed a Geriatric Dentistry
fellowship and an Oral Surgery internship.
Dr. De La Cruz is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.
“I love dentistry. I always knew it was my calling and it has not disappointed.” What makes Dr. De La Cruz smile? “The beauty provided by the folks that have come my way at the right time to show me the way. I could not imagine life without those experiences.”
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. De La Cruz enjoys reading and experiencing all that life has to offer; his wife’s smile, a friend’s laughter, a warm embrace, a strong handshake. He believes that life is a wonder and he strives to enjoy all that it has to offer.
What you may not know about Dr. De La Cruz is that he is Puerto Rican, fluent in Spanish, and he is a Vietnam veteran. Even though he grew up in New Jersey, he has had the opportunity to travel to many other countries. While he is grateful to have had experiences traveling, he was reminded of how lucky he feels to live in a country that allows him to fulfill his passion of providing dental care.
Dr. De La Cruz has over 30 years practicing dentistry, so we are confident that you will receive the highest level of care and service. We cannot wait for you and your family to meet Dr. Nelson De La Cruz!