Dr. Nelson Pan, DDS

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FAMILY DENTIST for CHILDREN and ADULTS

985 Main Street, MELROSE, MA

Thank You for Voting Us #1 Dentists in Melrose & the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001

Dr. Nelson Pan attended Boston College earning a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Biology, and four years later, he graduated in the Top 10% with Honors from the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) program at Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Pan was the award recipient and named as a Trebor Foundation Scholar - Prestigious Academic Merit Award for Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years of Dental School. He also received the Operative Dentistry - Award of Excellence as well as the Restorative Dentistry - Outstanding Clinician Award

Immediately following graduation while in private practice, Dr. Pan enrolled and completed a series of continuing education courses at Boston University School of Dental Medicine in root canal therapy entitled, "Endodontics for General Dentists" and received hands-on training with the internationally well-known Dr. Herbert Shilder, Chairman of Post-Doctoral Endodontics. Since completing his dental education, Dr. Pan enjoys practicing a full scope of general, cosmetic, and adult care as well as  pediatric dentistry for children.  He has been in his current location for over 20 years. Dr. Pan has kept up to date on numerous continuing educational classes and ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive, innovative and advanced dental care.

In addition to private dental practice, Dr. Nelson Pan is a former Clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During the past several years, he has lectured in the Doctor of Dental Medicine Program in Fixed Prosthodontics and at Boston's Yankee Dental Congress. Dr. Pan's lecture topic is entitled, "Cerec 3D: Computerized Assisted Design and Computerized Aided Machinery in the Fabrication of Single-Visit Porcelain Crowns, Veneers and Onlays."

Pan Dental Care is the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 recipient of the admired Boston Magazine's Best of Boston -Top Dentist Award!

Dr. Nelson Pan and his wife, Dr. Debra Hong Pan, have been Voted #1 Dentists in Melrose and the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001.

Award-winning Best in Melrose in Dentistry since 2014 through 2021.

Inducted to the Melrose Hall of Fame Award in 2017 and 2018 for winning three or more consecutive years of Best in Melrose Awards!!

New Patients are always welcome!

At Pan Dental Care, they are proud to have In-house Orthodontist Dr. Elise Vincelette who provides the most advanced, gentle and revolutionary orthodontic techniques.

In 2016, Dr. Nelson Pan and Dr. Debra Pan were overjoyed to announce that their oldest son, Dr. Jeffrey Pan, joined Pan Dental Care as our In-house Dental Implantologist, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist with a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry providing the most innovative and advanced techniques in Computerized CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry.

Dr. Jeffrey Pan was Honored as the Doctor of Dental Medicine's Commencement Student Speaker of the University of Connecticut Health Center's 2017 Graduation Ceremony, and he was commended as Clinically Exceptional. Dr. Jeffrey then attended Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine's post-doctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD), and he received advanced training in surgical implant placement, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. During the 2017 Convocation at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Pan received the Outstanding Clinical Performance Award in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD).

Pan Dental Care's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dental Care for Children, Periodontics, Dental Implantology private practice have all State-of-the-art Sterilization and "Drill-less" Dentistry. The Doctors are proud to provide an Advanced Computerized Digital Dentistry Facility for the highest-quality comfortable dental care available.

Specialty equipment includes computerized technology for "Single-Visit" Porcelain Crown and Veneers CEREC 3D, Galileos 3-D digital scans, Biolase Laser for gentle hard and soft tissue treatment, Instant Computerized Digital X-rays, Rotary Root Canal Computerized Treatment, Drill-less Air Abrasion Unit, Intraoral Camera, Smooth Electric Handpieces, Invisalign, Zoom 2! Teeth Whitening and much more.

Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, Honor Graduate, Rank: Top 10%
  • Trebor Foundation Scholar - Prestigious Academic Merit Award for Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years of Dental School
  • Operative Dentistry - Award of Excellence
  • Restorative Dentistry - Outstanding Clinician Award

Boston College

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Math and Biology

Swampscott High School

  • Swampscott, Massachusetts

Academic and Professional Appointments

  • Former Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Yankee Dental Congress - Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Lecturer, "Cerec 3D: Computerized Assisted Design and Computerized Aided Machinery in the Fabrication of Single-Visit Porcelain Crowns, Veneers and Onlays."

Professional Societies

Dr. Jeffrey Pan, DMD, CAGS

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Dr. Jeffrey Pan was Honored as the Doctor of Dental Medicine's Commencement Student Speaker of University of Connecticut Health Center's Graduation Commencement Ceremony. He then attended Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine's Post-Doctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.). Dr. Jeffrey Pan has advanced training in Dental Implants, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. During the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) Convocation at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Pan was the recipient of the distinguished Award in Advanced Education in General Dentistry for Outstanding Clinical Performance.

In 2016, Dr. Nelson Pan and Dr. Debra Pan were overjoyed to announce that their oldest son, Advanced-trained Dr. Jeffrey Pan, joined Pan Dental Care as our In-house Dental Implantologist, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist with a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry providing the most innovative and advanced techniques in Computerized CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry.

In 2018, Pan Dental Care is the recipient of the prestigious Best of Boston Top Dentist Award featured in Boston Magazine!

Dr. Nelson Pan and his wife, Dr. Debra Hong Pan, have been Voted #1 Dentists in Melrose and the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001. 

New Patients are always welcome!

Pan Dental Care's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dental Care for Children, Periodontics, Dental Implantology private practice have all State-of-the-art Sterilization and "Drill-less" Dentistry. The Doctors are proud to provide an Advanced Computerized Digital Dentistry Facility for the highest-quality comfortable dental care available. Specialty equipment includes computerized technology for "Single-Visit" Porcelain Crown and Veneers CEREC 3D, Galileos 3-D digital scans, Biolase Laser for gentle hard and soft tissue treatment, Instant Computerized Digital X-rays, Rotary Root Canal Computerized Treatment, Drill-less Air Abrasion Unit, Intraoral Camera, Smooth Electric Handpieces, Invisalign, Zoom 2! Teeth Whitening and much more.

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UConn Today

New Generation of Family Dentistry

May 4, 2016 - Christopher DeFrancesco

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Jeffrey Pan, student commencement speaker for the UConn School of Dental Medicine Class of 2016, with a patient in the dental clinic. (Photo by Ze Horak)

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Jeffrey Pan - dental student speaker for @UConnHealth commencement ceremony May 9. Graduating dental student Jeffrey Pan is one of the students speaking during the 2016 UConn Health Commencement ceremony.

Jeffrey Pan won’t be the first dentist in the family. Not even close. Jeffrey Pan is the School of Dental Medicine Class of 2016 commencement speaker. (Photo by Janine Gelineau)

His father is a well-known family dentist in Melrose, Mass., and his mother is a professor at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine. And he won’t be the last. He has a younger brother who’s a first-year student at BU Dental, and a younger sister who is considering dentistry.

“I always joke with everyone that I got brainwashed when I was a kid,” Pan says. “I always wanted to be a dentist at a young age. We actually did live upstairs from the practice, and I would always come home from school and then go down and peak through the door and watch my father.”

When it came time for choosing a dental school, the UConn School of Dental Medicine was little more than a name on the list of institutions in the Northeast.

“I didn’t really know much about the program,”Pan says. “At the interview, I got a really good feeling about the program. Then I heard a lot of great things from people who were in dental school, or who had graduated and had heard about the program. It seemed like a very competitive program to get into, and it looked like it had everything that I was looking for in terms of an education and clinic experience.”

Pan chose UConn over BU, Tufts and Columbia. He describes his experience as a UConn dental student as tough and arduous.

“When they say in orientation this is not an easy program, they mean it,” Pan says.

“But I think in the end it really has made us more confident in what we do, and prepared to go out as solo practitioners.”

One of the things he’ll remember most about the UConn School of Dental Medicine is the class size. Pan is one of 35 students who make up the Class of 2016. Because they got to know each other so well, he says they will have a network of people they can call on for questions and rely on as they enter the profession.

“The latter two years of clinic especially, I think it really solidified our knowledge from medical school to dental school, being able to integrate that knowledge and apply that to patients,”Pan says. “I think the workload they give us and the pressure they put on us, after a while it starts to inspire confidence.”

Pan says he’s always wanted to be like his father, and always wanted to work with his father. And that’s the plan: a year in BU’s general dental residency, and then back to the two-story building he grew up in, with Dr. Nelson Pan’s practice on the ground floor. Only this time, father and son will practice side by side.

UConn Health Celebrates its 45th Commencement

May 10, 2016 - Lauren Woods - Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine

On May 9th UConn Health celebrated its 45th Commencement for 150 members in attendance of its Class of 2016 at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs. In total UConn Health graduated 192 students.

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UConn President, Susan Herbst, congratulated each graduating UConn medical, dental and graduate school student (Photo by John Atashian).

The graduates of the Class of 2016 included 82 new doctors and 35 new dentists. This brings the total of UConn Health produced physicians to 3,398 and 1,620 dentists since 1972.

UConn’s Graduate School also issued 27 Ph.D. degrees (including 2 dual M.D./Ph.D. degrees) and 53 master degrees (including 3 dual M.D./M.P.H. degrees) for Master of Public Health, Master of Dental Science, Master of Science in Biomedical Science or Clinical and Translational Research, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science or in Public Health.

In her welcoming remarks UConn President Susan Herbst applauded the graduates choosing to enter the vital field of healthcare saying, “Wherever your path takes you, you will always represent the University of Connecticut.”

Herbst bestowed an honorary degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters upon Commencement Speaker Charles Osgood, a 45-year veteran newsman, a two-decade CBS Sunday Morning anchor, and radio commentator of “The Osgood File.” This honor adds to his countless accolades for journalism excellence ranging from Emmys to Peabodys to national hall of fame inductions for broadcast, radio and cable.

In his Commencement Address Osgood congratulated the Class of 2016 stating, “This is your day, you did it!”


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2016 UConn Health Commencement Speaker Charles Osgood of CBS Sunday Morning (Photo by John Atashian).

His clever words of wisdom also included: “I admit that I cannot tell you who will be elected President of the United States in November, or how all of this mess will be sorted out. In any event, this much I do know. Unlike many other graduates of this season, who are told it’s a dark cold world out there for college graduates these days, some of them are taking gap tours of the world because the jobs are so scarce. It’s different for you. You are wanted. The world needs you, the world needs you now!”

Osgood added: “There has been some wisdom displayed in the choices that you have already made about where to study and how to make a positive difference in people’s lives. That is what health and healthcare and all other aspects of that field is all about. Your timing is perfect. Medicine stands on the threshold of great advances and you will be a part of that.”

“You are off to a great start. Congratulations and keep up the good work,” said Osgood.

He also urged the graduates to be life-long learners from both their classmates and future colleagues similarly to his career experience at CBS News. “At CBS I have been learning from my colleagues for 40 years now. They turned out to be some of the best people in the business. I urge you to look around and do the same thing.”

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Dr. Marc Lalande receiving UConn Health’s Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award (Photo by John Atashian).

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Student speaker Daniel Ray of The Graduate School (Photo by John Atashian).

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UConn School of Dental Medicine student speaker Jeffrey Pan (Photo by John Atashian).

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UConn School of Medicine student speaker Alex Hennessy (Photo by John Atashian).


During Commencement Dr. Marc Lalande, professor and chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at UConn Health was awarded the Board of Directors Faculty Recognition Award for his outstanding contributions to research, teaching and mentoring.

Also, a student speaker from each of the medical, dental, and graduate school classes spoke.

“I would like to thank the faculty for a first-class education,” said Daniel Ray, who graduated with master degrees in public administration and public health. “I am confident we will bridge the gaps in our healthcare system.”

Jeffrey Pan a graduate of UConn School of Dental Medicine said, “I am now directing myself toward changing the world one patient at a time,” and later revealed a selfie camera-stick from underneath his graduation gown to capture the important graduation milestone for him and the audience of his fellow cap and gowned classmates. “I am going to miss this place.”

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Sanford Cloud, chair of the UConn Health Board of Directors shares his congratulatory remarks (John Atashian).

“We are responsible for inspiring the next generation,” said Alex Hennessy, a graduating medical student who will be staying at UConn School of Medicine to complete his residency training in surgery in the field of urology. “Take care of yourselves. Be good to your body and mind, you are your most important patient. I wish you all the best and congratulations on an amazing accomplishment.”

Sanford Cloud, chair of UConn Health’s Board of Directors shared his congratulatory remarks with the graduates: “Be in pursuit of excellence in everything you do. Keep family at the center of your universe. Serve your community of citizens.”

“You will make us proud as a UConn grad,” said Cloud. “Congratulations to the Class of 2016.”


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Dr. Jeffrey Pan Awarded by Dean of Students at UConn School of Dental Medicine

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Dr. Monty MacNeil, Dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine Congratulating Dr. Jeffrey Pan, Student Commencement Speaker of the Doctor of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Class 2016


Dr. Debra Hong Pan, DMD,  MS, FACD

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Dr. Debra Pan is a 2001 Honor Graduate, Class Rank 5th in the Doctor of Dental Medicine D.M.D. Program at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. She was a national recipient of the American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence (A.S.D.A.), Pediatric Dentistry Outstanding Clinician Award, and President of the American Dental Education Association (A.D.E.A.) Boston University Chapter and National Council of Students.

Prior to being a dentist, Dr. Pan graduated Salutatorian with Second-Highest Honors from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists in Boston and also, received a Master of Science in Dental Public Health and Health Care Management degree with Honors from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She has been practicing for over 22 years with her husband, Dr. Nelson Pan, and they have been in their current location for over 20 years.

Pan Dental Care is the recipient of the admired 2018 Best of Boston Top Dentist Award featured in Boston Magazine!

Dr. Debra Pan and her husband Dr. Nelson Pan have been Voted #1 Dentists in Melrose and the Surrounding Communities - Regional Gold Award by the Readers Choice Awards since 2001. 

New Patients are always welcome!

Pan Dental Care's Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics, Pediatric Children's Dentistry, Periodontics, Dental Implantology private practice have all State-of-the-art Sterilization and "Drill-less" Dentistry. The Doctors are proud to provide an Advanced Computerized Digital Dentistry Facility for the highest-quality comfortable dental care available. Specialty equipment includes computerized technology for "Single-Visit" Porcelain Crown and Veneers CEREC 3D, Galileos 3-D digital scans, Biolase Laser for gentle hard and soft tissue treatment, Instant Computerized Digital X-rays, Rotary Root Canal Computerized Treatment, Drill-less Air Abrasion Unit, Intraoral Camera, Smooth Electric Handpieces, Invisalign, Zoom 2! Teeth Whitening and much more.

In 2016, Dr. Debra Pan and Dr. Nelson Pan were overjoyed to announce that their oldest son, Advanced-trained Dr. Jeffrey Pan, joined Pan Dental Care as our In-house Dental Implantologist, Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist with a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry providing the most innovative and advanced techniques in Computerized CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry. Dr. Jeffrey Pan was honored as the Doctor of Dental Medicine's Commencement Student Speaker of University of Connecticut Health Center's Graduation Commencement Ceremony. He then attended Boston University School of Dental Medicine's post-doctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Dr. Jeffrey Pan has advanced training in Dental Implants, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. During the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (C.A.G.S.) Convocation at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Pan received the Award in Clinical Dentistry in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (A.E.G.D.) for Outstanding Clinical Performance.

In addition to private dental practice, Dr. Debra Pan is a Clinical Professor at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry.  During the 2008 Boston University School of Dental Medicine's Graduation Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Debra Pan received one of the highest awards bestowed upon a faculty member at the School of Dental Medicine: The Dean Spencer N. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching.

In the Doctor of Dental Medicine Program, Dr. Pan is a General Supervising Faculty in the Pre-Doctoral Patient Treatment Center in the Department of General Dentistry. Clinical areas include Cerec 3-D Digital Dentistry in CAD/CAM Computerized Technology, Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Occlusion and Removable Prosthodontics. Dr. Pan truly enjoys contributing her vast clinical knowledge and teaching expertise in national professional organizations. An active member of the American Dental Association (A.D.A), she was appointed in October 2016 to The Commission on Dental Accreditation (C.O.D.A.) as a Site Visitor in Clinical Sciences. In June 2016, Dr. Pan was appointed as an Examiner for Dentists Licensure to The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (C.D.C.A) - Formerly the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners (N.E.R.B). She is a selected 2009 graduate of the Leadership Institute of the Massachusetts Dental Society where she has served as a Delegate representing East Middlesex in the House of Delegates, Council on Dental Education, and Speaker at the Yankee Dental Congress and Massachusetts Dental Society. In March 2016, Dr. Pan was a Research Presenter at the American Dental Education Association (A.D.E.A.) TechExpo Annual Conference.


Dr. Elise Vincelette

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We are extremely proud that Dr. Elise Vincelette is featured as Best of Boston TOP ORTHODONTIST in Boston Magazine!  She is our outstanding in-house orthodontist specializing in quality, personalized orthodontic care for children, teens and adults.

PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR FREE ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN TODAY!!

Dr. Elise Vincelette Welcomes New and Current Patients at Pan Dental Care for Orthodontic Treatment!

Dr. Vincelette graduated summa cum laude high honors from University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.  After graduating Top in the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) class with summa cum laude from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, she received her combined Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Vincelette attends countless hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advances and most innovative techniques in orthodontics to ensure that her patients receive excellent results with minimal treatment times and little discomfort. She is conservative in her approach to early treatment for children, is Invisalign certified and has a special interest in complex orthodontic cases for patients requiring combined orthognathic surgical and comprehensive orthodontic care.

Remaining current on the latest technology and advances in the field of orthodontics are very important to Dr. Vincelette. She achieves this by being involved in many local and national organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the New England Society of Orthodontics.

A native of Essex Junction in Vermont, Dr. Vincelette enjoys the outdoors and living a healthy and active lifestyle. Her interests include walking throughout the city, exploring Boston and enjoying the multi-cultural restaurants. Dr. Vincelette is an accomplished classical viola and violinist and during college, she was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall!

Traditional braces have been around for many years. They are the standard among patients looking to straighten their smile. Today's contemporary braces are made of exceptionally strong metals as they need to be able to stand the test of time while they are on your teeth. While contemporary braces are metallic colored, there are a number of bands and features that can be utilized to spruce them up. Give us a call today so we can discuss in more detail about getting you that perfect smile!

Whether you're an adult or a teen, we all want to look our best at all times. Changing the way your teeth are structured takes time and there are now ways to keep you looking your best during this period. Clear braces or ceramic braces are translucent. This new technology is available for most cases. The great benefit of these braces is that you won't have to have that metallic look. In addition, clear braces are specifically designed so that they won't stain or wear over time.

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