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Bradley Nelson DDS, MAGD 

graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1984. After, he joined the Air Force, completed a one year General Practice Residency and remained on active duty for ten years at bases in Wichita Falls, TX, Grand Forks, ND, Azores Islands, Portugal, and Marquette, Michigan. Brad purchased and began working at Bay Dental Care in 1996. He and his wife Toni, raised their family in Afton, MN then moved in 2013 to White Bear Lake, returning to their hometown. They have four grown children and enjoy family time, walking, biking, house projects, outdoor activities and talking. Brad values conversations with the BDC team and his patients.

Dr. Nelson actively pursues current techniques and technology to maintain an advanced practice. He is passionate about airway centered orthodontics for adults and children as well as complex cases involving implants.  

In 2006, he received the prestigious Master of the Academy of General Dentistry Award (MAGD) given to fewer than 5% of dentists nationwide. He is the co-chair of the continuing education committee and past President of the Minnesota Academy of General Dentistry. 



Sharlene Arnason DDS 

graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She completed Post-Doctoral Dental General Practice residency at the University of Minnesota - Fairview Hospital. Dr. Arnason is committed to ongoing dental education and has pursued further training in the areas of TMJ disorders, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, pediatric dentistry, CEREC restorations and implant restorations.She has completed Academy of General Dentistry Post Graduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry as well as the University of Minnesota Post Graduate Esthetic Masters Program.  She is particularly interested in orthodontic braces and INVISALIGN for both children and adults..

Shar's caring and empathetic character cater's to those hesitant to come to the dental office for care. Dr. Arnason always looks forward to meeting new patients and enjoys working with both children and adults alike.


Michelle – Dental Administrator 

Michelle graduated from Century College and has been a dental assistant at Bay Dental Care since 1987. She has seen many changes take place at this practice! Michelle lives in Roberts, Wisconsin with her husband Jeremy and son Tucker. She loves taking her son to hockey and baseball games and spending time in her gardens at home.

“I have really enjoyed getting to know the patients and their families. It has been fun watching the children grow up!”




Chandra – Dental Assistant 

Chandra started her dental assisting career here at Bay Dental Care in 2023. She is friendly and enthusiastic with excellent skills chair side assisting, multi tasking and great patient care.

"I like to help others feel comfortable and welcome here at Bay Dental Care. I"m excited to learn and grow with those around me".





Nalee - Dental Assistant 

Nalee went to Century College and shortly after came to Bay Dental Care in 2021. She brings enthusiasm and energy to her job as well as fresh ideas and a willingness to help where needed.

“Im happy to be a part of the Bay Dental Care team and enjoy meeting all the patients!"




Stacy - Dental Hygienist  

Stacy has been in the dental field since 1997. She was a dental assistant for the first five years and then continued her education to become a dental hygienist. Stacy has been at Bay Dental Care since 2006. She lives in Roberts, Wisconsin with her husband Adam, son and daughter. Her children keep her busy with their various sports and activities. She enjoys spending time at their families’ cabin in Grand Marais, Minnesota, running and spending time with family and friends. Stacy says the best part about her job is getting to talk with patients and getting to know them and their families.





Kristine - Dental Hygienist 

Kristine has been a dental hygienist since 1997 and began working at Bay Dental Care in 2016. She and her husband, Gregory, reside in Bayport and both appreciate that they can walk to work, as Andersen Windows is her husband’s employer. Although Kristine was raised in Fargo, N.D., she has ancestral roots in this town. Kristine and her husband are raising three teenagers, Caleb, Sophia, and Grace, in the same home that her great grandparents, Whitey and Maggie Lee, her grandmother, Helen Lee Berger, and her mother, Linda Berger, also resided in. Kristine enjoys time with family, gardening, interior decorating/organizing, and also writing.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with an outstanding team here at Bay Dental. I immediately felt welcomed and connected. Also, there are many patients who knew my grandmother and great grandparents. How wonderful it is to have my patients give me glimpses of moments they shared with my ancestors! 

As a hygienist, it is imperative to me to continually remain updated with knowledge, technology, and skills. Genuinely connecting with my patients and providing the best care possible is everything to me.”