Whether you’re looking for a trusted office that provides restorative dental treatments or a place that can do simple routine check-ups, the professional dental team at Cranbrook Family Dental has all of the experience and skills to help you and your family get beautiful smiles. Our office welcomes all patients for any emergency or dental implant that is needed. Our staff have years of experience and only want to provide you and your family with the best oral care.
Dr. D. Eric Nelson (owner), General dentist
Dr. Nelson was born and raised in Mountain View, Alberta (near Waterton Park). He graduated in 2009 from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Dentistry. Dr. Nelson has furthered his Dental Education through courses and training in Orthodontics, 3D Radiography, Implant and Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry. He enjoys working with his many great clients, as well as working with his great team, who have helped create an exceptional work environment. He enjoys all aspects of the profession, particularly Orthodontics, Implants and Oral Surgery.
Meet the Nelson Family
Eric and his wife Jen have three girls; Rylee, Mataya, and Londyn, and a son; Walker, who keeps their lives full of energy and enthusiasm by being a part of the local ski team, gymnastics club and soccer programs.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Nelson takes part in his love for the outdoors and enjoying the Kootenays dynamic seasons, through skiing, fly fishing, boating, snowmobiling and camping.
Dr. SPENCER DUNN, General Dentist
Dr. Spencer Dunn was born and raised in West Jordan, Utah. He moved to Canada to be with his wife Ashley and together they have four children. Dr. Dunn graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor degree in aviation science and also from the University of Sydney with a doctorate of Medical Dentistry.
Dr. Dunn is new to Kimberley and looks forward to all that the area has to offer outdoors. He loves all kinds of sports, airplanes and spending time with his kids. He enjoys everything about dentistry and looks forward to getting to know you and assist with any concerns or needs that you may have.
Born in Venezuela, I grew up in Texas, where I attended Baylor University and Baylor College of dentistry. In 1987, after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene, I spent six years working for a periodontist in Dallas. In the summer of 1992, a vacation in B.C. convinced me to make beautiful British Columbia my new forever home. Luckily, the following summer, I was able to join the Cranbrook Family Dental practice (formerly Dr. Rokus), where I continue to practice today, with a deep commitment to my work and to the clientele I have served for the past 27 years. Living in Cranbrook with my husband, son, and daughter, I enjoy hiking, skiing, cycling, and exploring the awesome East Kootenay area with my family and friends.
Veronica Palmer (known as Ronnie)
Ronnie was born and raised in the Creston Valley. She worked as a certified dental assistant for a few years before deciding to head out east for Dental Hygiene. After graduating from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries, Ronnie could not wait to move back to the Kootenays. She is a huge outdoor enthusiast and enjoys everything our mountains have to offer, especially hunting, hiking, paddleboarding, and camping.