• Modern Dentistry using

    State of the Art Equipment

  • Modern Dentistry using

    State of the Art Equipment

  • Modern Dentistry using

    State of the Art Equipment

About Us

Our Mission

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”

– Anonymous

Dr. Landis C. Scholes, DDS

Dr. Scholes grew up in the Littleton area. He attended Kent Denver where he graduated with the class in 1990. Dr. Scholes did his undergraduate studies at University of Wyoming where he received his Bachelors in Natural Science and Mathematics. A Doctorate in Dental Surgery followed from the University of Colorado in 1998 where Dr. Scholes graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Scholes practiced children’s dentistry for two years prior to purchasing Holly Dental Associates and still really enjoys working on children. In 2000 Dr. Scholes acquired Holly Dental Associates and has since dedicated his career to providing and maintaining healthy smiles.

Dr. Scholes and his wife Amy have two sons and live in the area. They enjoy skiing, biking, ice hockey and spending time in the mountains.


  • Fellow, Master, and Mentor of Implants – Rocky Mountain Dental Institute
  • Fellow and Master – International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Certificate of Completion – Ickert Implant Teaching Center
  • Certificate of Merit – American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Certificate of Completion in Standard Laser Proficiency – DEKA
  • Certificate of Laser Proficiency – American Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • Oral Plastic Surgery and Soft Tissue Grafting – Pat Allen
  • Botox and Dermafiller Certification – American Academy of Oral Esthetic


  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metro Denver Dental Society
  • American Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Dr. Kurt E. Nielsen, DDS

Dr. Nielsen graduated from the University of Arizona in 1993, where he majored in Psychology with minor concentrations in Ecology and Microbiology. Immediately afterward, he attended the University of Colorado School of Dentistry and earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1997. He then completed a one year Residency General Dentistry to expand his education and experience. He also earned the International Congress of Implantologists Mastership Certificate as part of his extensive education and training. He also holds a Botox and Dermafiller Certification with the American Academy of Oral Esthetics.  Dr. Nielsen practiced dentistry in the Denver area until October 2001, when he then became a partner at Holly Dental Associates.

Dr. Nielsen stays current with modern dentistry through classes, seminars and training events. Dr. Nielsen holds current  membership in the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. He also recently attained his Mastership in the International Congress of Implantologists. Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Nielsen wants you to feel cared for and respected by someone who really enjoys his work. He strives to provide gentle conservative dentistry in a relaxed environment.

Our Technology

Creating Unique

We’ve created a warm, inviting environment, complete with the latest dental technology. We have 12 treatment rooms, each equipped with a state-of-the-art intraoral camera, as well as a TV so that you can watch your favorite show while we perform your dental work. Our team uses a panoramic X-ray machine for detailed views of teeth and support structures. This valuable diagnostic tool helps us identify problems not visible to the unaided eye. It also allows us to evaluate wisdom teeth positioning and assess TMJ problems. Our non-invasive DIAGNOdent laser locates cavities in the early stage, when conservative treatment will maximize preservation of natural, healthy tooth structure.

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Holly Dental Testimonials

What are people saying
about Holly Dental

  • FERYL L Customer since 2013

    FERYL L Customer since 2013

    On July 10, 2014, Dr. Nielsen re-seated a crown for me that had come loose. He was very kind to see me, even though I am a patient of Dr. Scholes, who was not in that day, and he had to fit me into his very busy schedule. He took an x-ray of my tooth, to be sure nothing else was going on and then re-seated the crown, which actually feels better now than it has since it was originally placed. I will not go into more of the details, but suffice it to say that, as my husband and I are somewhat new patients to Holly Dental, I was so overwhelmed by his kindness, that we are thinking of this practice as a more permanent place to meet our dentistry needs. When starting with a new dentist, it is unknown whether it will be good or bad choice, but we are glad that we were referred to this office! Dr. Scholes is awesome as well, so we have two dentists in the same office. Can’t get much more convenient than that!!

  • Carol N. Englewood, Co

    Carol N. Englewood, Co

    Holly dental provides the best dentistry around! I found this office while searching for a solution to a broken crown. I went to four different dentists One dentist told me that the tooth would have to be removed by an oral surgeon. One told me that he could replace the crown for $1600. I am so grateful that Dr. Nielsen at Holly Dental actually cared enough to treat me as a person. He was able to replace the crown for a fraction of the cost and I have had no trouble with it! I have moved my entire family over to Holly. My son just had his wisdom teeth removed, quickly and painlessly. My 10 year has been terrified of dentists ever since a nightmare at Comfort Dental. The associates at Holly are so friendly and patient, she has now learned to like the dentist. My 6 year also gets regular cleanings at Holly Dental and he too, now has no problem with seeing the dentist. I highly recommend this office!

  • Roger Veth on 09/15/2016 (Published on Rate A Biz)

    Roger Veth on 09/15/2016 (Published on Rate A Biz)

    It seems most offices never take you on time, but that has not been the case with Holly Dental. You are always on-time and that is extremely important since my time is very limited. Also everyone is always both professional and very friendly.

  • Kay Steiner 2016

    Kay Steiner 2016

    DR.Scholes- Always on time and always feel like my teeth are clean when I leave. Always a pleasure, even when I need a filling.

  • GREGORY Y Customer since 2012

    GREGORY Y Customer since 2012

    Dr. Scholes and Miriam were as gentle as they could be, extracting a molar! Everything was explained clearly, and everyone in the office is just really, really kind and pleasant. And then today, less than 24 hours after my procedure, Dr. Scholes called me to check in – see how I was doing, see if I had questions, etc. Glad my friend recommended Holly Dental.

  • Stan Harbour 2016

    Stan Harbour 2016

    Dr Scholes -Professional and very efficient. Appointment was great!

  • JANET T Customer since 2013

    JANET T Customer since 2013

    My husband & I are pleased that we have recently moved our dental care needs to Holly Dental Associates. We appreciate that Hannah, Alyssa & Dr Nielsen demonstrated their interest in providing the best dental care for us with comprehensive cleanings & exams.

  • CATHERINE M Customer since 2002

    CATHERINE M Customer since 2002

    The staff at Holly Dental are ALWAYS courteous, prompt, caring and Professional. Dr. Nielsen is especially meticulous in his care for your Dental Health. His attention to detail provides you with the assurance you are in the best of hands. I would highly recommend Holly Dental to anyone.

  • REUBEN S Customer since 2014

    REUBEN S Customer since 2014

    I’ve always feared going to the dentist.

    Holly Dental has changed that for me.

    What great dentist’s and a wonderful staff.

    I want to thank all of you.

  • ALEXIS S Customer since 2010

    ALEXIS S Customer since 2010

    Nina is the absolute best hygienist and the sole reason we go to Holly Dental! She is truely the kindest and most empathic hygienist my daughter has ever had! She also recommended Ohmart Orthodntists for their compassion and she was right -they are a good fit for my daughter! We don’t ever want to lose Nina -she is a gem!

  • Bridget Harte on 09/06/2016 (Published on RateABiz)

    Bridget Harte on 09/06/2016 (Published on RateABiz)

    Holly Dental was recommended to me our neighbor, who spoke very highly of them. Today was my first visit, and Kelly (filling in for Hanna) was my hygienist. She took a full set of xrays, examined my teeth and gums, cleaned them initially with a very sophisticated “water pick” and then manually, ending with a polish. She was very nice and very professional, explaining things each step of the way. When finished Dr. Neilsen reviewed the xrays and discussed my visit. I was very impressed with both the personnel and the office. I am very glad I came here!

  • MATTHEW S Customer since 2002

    As always great service and a pleasure to be at the dentist.

  • CASSIANA M Customer since 2014

    CASSIANA M Customer since 2014

    Nina was great! She was gentle and did an awesome job with the cleaning. I would recommend her to anyone, Will not go to anyone else. Not always easy to find a good hygienist! Happy found Nina! She rocks!

  • Kay N.

    Chicago, IL


    I LOVE going to Holly Dental. I consistently walk out of my dentist appointments feeling magnitudes happier than when I walk in. How many people can say that? I mean, really.

    I have been seeing Dr. Nielson for about ten years.
    And I have lived in Chicago, IL for four of them.

    I make trips to back to Colorado a few times a year to see both my family… and my dentist. (This includes “emergencies,” like a day-trip I made for a filling that had fallen out.)

    I did try finding another dentist. Once. And the experience was so negative that I immediately went back to Holly Dental, and now go 1,000 miles “out of my way” to stick with Dr. Nielson.

    A lot of these reviews talk about how he treats clients like real people. That is putting it mildly. I cannot talk highly enough about his interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. And the same goes for his entire team – and colleagues. He goes out of his way to treat you like an individual and to honor your preferences.

    Don’t want to be numbed for a small filling? Willing to tough it out? Not a problem!
    Hate the sensation of the polishing? You don’t have to have it!
    Outright terrified to have your wisdom teeth pulled, to the point that you procrastinate for years? Don’t fret! He’ll refer you to a surgeon as understanding and empathetic as he is (who will proceed to do the procedure with laughing gas if your real fear is the IV.)

    These are small things. Except that they aren’t. Because these are the exact sort of “small” things that make a lot of people dread the dentist – or fly 1,000 miles to go again.

Holly Dental Associates

8010 S, Holly Street #100
Centennial, Colorado 80122

Office: 303-694-6400