About Our Practice


At Nelson Ridge Family Dental, we feel that dentistry should not be something to avoid. We feel that our philosophy towards treatment is different from what most people are used to. We believe that recommended treatment should take into account the goals of the patients, as well as personal finances.

We promise to work with you personally to find a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle. Our goal is to give you an exceptional dental experience you will be happy to tell your friends and family about.

We strive for 100% patient satisfaction and take customer service very seriously.

Let us show you what “care” means to us.  Call us today!


Nelson Ridge Family Dental knows how important your time is to you and your family.  Our hours cater to all of you that lead busy lives. We understand what needs to be done on a daily basis to keep your family on track, so Nelson Ridge Family Dental offers flexible scheduling options, night time hours and on-time service to accommodate you.  Our main hours are listed below, but you can always call anytime if there is an emergency!

Monday: 1:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-3:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm (By Appointment Only)


Nelson Ridge Dental is conveniently located in the Laraway Ridge Plaza at the corner of Laraway and Nelson next to CVS and Dunkin Donuts.


Our Address:

820 W. Laraway Road

New Lenox, IL 60451


Our Phone:



Nelson Ridge Family Dental is a private practice that is accessible to all patients. Dr. Paul Etchison believes that everyone deserves good dental care at an affordable price.  Let us show you how we can take your treatment and spread out payments to a level you can live with.


Payment Options

Nelson Ridge Family Dental accepts patients with or without dental insurance. A variety of payment options are offered to ensure that your dental treatment and cosmetic procedures are affordable.

These payment options can be used for co-payments, deductibles, treatment, and procedures not covered by insurance. We only require you pay your co-payment at the time of service.


While payment is due at the time service is rendered unless prior arrangements have been made, we would be happy to help you find an affordable payment option and estimate your co-payment. Nelson Ridge Family Dental will offer Comprehensive Dental Financing.  Extended payment options are available to those who need them.

CareCredit and Compassionate Healthcare services are 3rd party payment program specifically designed for dental patients. They offer 0% financing! These payment options can be used for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance.


We are in-network on the following PPO Plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Metlife PPO
  • Humana PPO
  • Principal PPO
  • United Concordia PPO
  • Guardian/ First Commonwealth PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • Connection Dental PPO
  • Unicare Wellpoint PPO
  • Dental Networks of America PPO


* Also note that many smaller insurances are actually part of these larger few. Call us to verify if your insurance is not listed.  We are in network for most PPO’s.

Nelson Ridge Dental’s
Gold Standards of Excellence


We use the highest quality, tested and proven materials, equipment and supplies in all of our dental procedures.


We can combine several treatments and perform them in a single visit. This eliminates the need for multiple visits.


When you visit our office, you are always welcomed with a friendly greeting and treated with the dignity and respect you deserve.


You won’t find a more comfortable dentist office in New Lenox. Prepare to be pampered in our well-appointed waiting area, memory foam examination chairs with In-suite flat screen TVs.

On-Time Service

We pride ourselves on seeing all patients promptly at their scheduled appointment times. Our waiting room is for guests of patients, not the patients themselves.

Emergency Treatment

We know that accidents happen. All patients are free to call the doctor on his cell phone and we will see all emergencies same day if we are in the office.


By utilizing the latest in technology, we are able to communicate with patients via text and email to remind you of and confirm your appointments.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We go above and beyond to ensure our patient’s satisfaction.

Nelson Ridge Dental.

Professional Dental Services in a Comfortable, Inviting Atmosphere.


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