Ultimate Smiles Dental Laboratory is a small family run boutique dental lab located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

John Nelson


John Nelson is from Provo, Utah.   With over 40 years of experience and continuing education, John stays on top of the curve.  He is a CDT that is a LVI Master Neuromuscular Technician, Pankey Trained, and has studied under some of the finest cosmetic technicians in the world.

When John isn’t in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family riding dirt bikes, downhill mountain biking, jeeping, snowboarding, and much more.  He coached his children’s hockey for 14 years, and stays active in the community by volunteering at the New Mexico Mission of Mercy charity events that provides free dental services to thousands of New Mexicans.


Mickey Nelson

As a New Mexican, Mickey met John after he moved to this beautiful state.  Shortly after their marriage, she began to work in the lab with John and has over 30 years of experience.  She is also trained in designing digital teeth on Sirona’s InLab program.  Mickey is very involved with her family and community service.


Ilyssa Nelson


John and Mickey’s daughter, Ilyssa Nelson was born and raised here in Albuquerque.  From a young age, she helped out in the lab.  After going to college and earning her bachelor degree in Biology, Ilyssa decided that she wanted to continue the family business.  She is trained in custom bite splints and the digital design of teeth using InLab by Sirona.  Ilyssa is also a soldier in the New Mexico National Guard.