Edward A. Nelson, D.D.S., P.A

Shawnee Endodontics is a dental practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the root canals of teeth. Dr. Nelson is board certified in endodontics and provides the following services: consultation and diagnosis, non-surgical root canal therapy, non-surgical root canal retreatment, surgical root canal treatment, and management of certain dental traumatic injuries. Established in 2010, Shawnee Endodontics is located near the interchange of Johnson Drive and K-7 Highway in western Shawnee, Kansas.

Dr. Nelson was raised in Westwood Hills, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at the University of Kansas in 1988 and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa in 1993. Upon graduation, Dr. Nelson entered the United States Army and served nine years. While on active duty, he completed a one-year general dentistry residency at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and a two-year endodontic residency at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Other duty assignments included: Camp Casey, Korea; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and Schweinfurt, Germany.

Since 2002, Dr. Nelson has been in private practice limited to endodontics, and he became board certified in the specialty in 2008. He and his wife, Denise, have two daughters, and they reside in Overland Park. His personal interests include running half and full marathons, coaching youth soccer, sailboarding, and traveling.


Professional Memberships include:

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • American Board of Endodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Kansas Dental Association
  • Fifth District Dental Society
  • Shawnee Kansas Root Canal Dentist office