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James A. Nelson, D.D.S.

Dr. Jim Nelson was born and raised in the small town of Ortonville, MN. He attended North Dakota State University (1978-1981) for his undergraduate studies. He was accepted to the University of Minnesota Dental School in 1981 and graduated with honors in 1985. He has been practicing dentistry in Bismarck ever since.

In 1985, Dr. Jim founded Kirkwood Dental in the Kirkwood Mall. In 2003, when his new dental office was built, the name was changed to Nelson Family Dentistry. With the recent addition of two new partners, Dr. Crystal and Dr. Kristin, Polished Dental was established. Dr. Jim prides himself on being dedicated to providing high quality dentistry and ethical treatment to all patients. He very much enjoys the daily interaction with his patients and continues to love the art of dentistry. Dr. Jim is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the North Dakota Dental Association and the Missouri Slope Dental Society.

Dr. Jim has been married to the love of his life, Lorri (Behrendt) Nelson, since 1980. They enjoy entertaining family and friends, spending quality time with all their nieces and nephews and hosting fund-raisers. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, ranching, yard work, traveling, designing and construction of buildings, remodeling projects, music, movies and theatre. Dr. Jim also has a soft spot in his heart for animals. He and his wife have fostered many cats over the years and now have two cats of their own, Tinkerbell and Cinderella.

Crystal D. Overby, D.D.S.

Dr. Crystal (Schmidt) Overby originates from Bismarck, North Dakota. She is an honor graduate of Saint Mary's Central High School. Dr. Crystal completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Mary where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Crystal recently received the "Quality Care in a Caring Manner" award for excellence in patient care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Dakota Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Crystal is married to Ryan Overby, who is from Mohall, North Dakota. Together they are the proud parents of their three children and a dog. Dr. Crystal enjoys spending time with her family and friends, lake time, water sports, exercise and music.

Dr. Crystal enjoys treating patients of all ages and aims to provide each patient with a comfortable gentle dental experience. "We treat our patients as FAMILY! Helping my patients achieve a beautiful functional smile is one of the most rewarding things I get to experience in dentistry."

Kristin R. Schoch, D.D.S.

Dr. Kristin (Kovar) Schoch is originally from New England, North Dakota. She is an honor graduate of New England High School. Dr. Kristin completed her undergraduate studies at Dickinson State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Denver, Colorado. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Dakota Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Missouri Slope Dental Society and the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Kristin is married to her childhood sweetheart, Brock, who is from Mohall, North Dakota. They are the proud parents of their three children and a Basset Hound. Dr. Kristin enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks, reading, jogging and being outdoors.

She understands the value of hard work, prides herself on having solid ethics and cherishes the opportunity to work in a team environment.

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