About Your Dentist

Jaya Nelson, DDS

Be the reason someone smiles today.

My Mission

My mission is to educate my patients on their oral health and to ensure that they always leave our office with a smile.


Danville Area Community College Danville, IL

  • Associates degree

Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts in General studies Purdue University Indianapolis, IN

  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry Nashville, TN

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Nelson completed her General Practice Residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington D.C. She seeks out a variety of continuing education opportunities in order to stay up to date on the latest techniques and trends in dentistry. She is a member of the National Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Nelson is a member of the Second Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoys running, basketball, bowling and traveling. She loves spending time with her father, Jerome, who has been a UPS driver for 31 years, her mother, Eva, who is an optician at Illinois Eye Express and her grandparents, whom are very active in the community. She is excited to return to Danville; she has always wanted to come back and give back to her community.