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Quality dental care
is closer than you think

From the moment you walk through our doors, to the moment you leave with a healthier, more beautiful smile, you’ll be happy you came to see us.

Welcome to Our Practice

Your Dentist in New Lenox!

Welcome to Nelson Ridge Family Dental. With our highly-skilled dentists, including our in-house oral surgeon, and our compassionate team, we provide exceptional dental care for our New Lenox community. With our early morning and late evening office hours, and the help of our advanced technology, we’re changing the way people feel about dentistry.


Paul Etchison - DDS, FICOI, FAGD

Your comfort comes first.

We believe the four pillars of a truly exceptional dental experience are comfort, compassion, customer service, and quality dentistry. That’s our mission—to create a dental experience unlike any other. We cater to busy moms and families, but we welcome folks of all ages from 1-100 into our dental family with open arms and a smile.

Our Services

Smiling is all that matters. It makes you happy and feel confident. Our comprehensive list of dental services and individual care is the standard you have been looking for.

what our clients
say about us

I want to thank Dr. Kathy and all the staff at Nelson Ridge for the wonderful care I received on Monday!! Everyone was so kind and patient with me, explaining everything they were doing. They knew I was very apprehensive, and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. I have quite a bit of work ahead of me, but I am so glad I found this practice!!


This was my son’s first ever dental visit and all the staff made him feel so comfortable! They were so nice, patient, and did a great job explaining everything to him. He did great and he can’t wait for his next visit!


Dr. Paul and his staff were by far the best dentist I have ever been to. They are all highly professional, very friendly and comforting. I made an appointment and was scheduled the same day. Two thumbs up!!!


We absolutely love the team at Nelson Ridge! It is like walking into a family home, from the moment you walk in the door and they know your name before you check in, to every single team member in back, to the doctors themselves. We drive 45 minutes to see them all and would not change that for anything!


Went for a 1st time appointment staff was amazing explained everything with insurance. Krista was my hygienist she was amazing did a fantastic job!! When the dentist came in she was amazing very nice and polite!


I honestly love going to the Dentist! The entire team at Nelson Ridge is so pleasant, friendly and upbeat! All the dental hygienists are terrific here, but I must say I especially adore Pam...not only is she thorough, professional and kind, but she is so much fun to chat with....I look forward to our visits every 6 months, just so we can catch up! Both Dr. Kathy and Dr. Etchison are wonderful dentists and I highly recommend them. There are many dental offices within a few minutes of my home, but I drive 30 minutes to Nelson Ridge for this terrific group of professionals!




Fun for the whole family!

A lot of general dental practices out there say, “No kids allowed!” or they only start seeing kids after a certain age. At Nelson Ridge Family Dental, we’re happy to see your babes as soon as their first tooth emerges—usually around 12 months or 1 year. Happy first birthday! Our team is fun, friendly, gentle, and educational to create an environment of laughs and learning—they might even look forward to coming back! We’re happy to offer family appointment reservations so you can get the whole gang in and out in a single visit.