I wanted to be a dentist since I was about 10 years old. Now more than 50 years later, I'm more excited about dentistry than ever. I love being a dentist.
I graduated from Ball State University in 1971 and Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975. Not many days have gone by in my 38 years as a dentist that I have not read an article or studied a technique about dentistry that has allowed me to keep current in order to better serve my patients.
I especially love the artistry of dentistry and the ability to create beautiful smiles. The materials, techniques, and treatment options that we're now able to offer our patients are wonderful.
Dentistry, however, should not first be about fixing teeth, which we can certainly do very well, but it's as much about partnering with patients to see a better, healthier, more valuable way to get through life by preventing problems. That's a real service. Prevention and education are the keys.
I am a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, First District Dental Society, a founding member of the Select Study Club, part of the Seattle Study Club, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation).
My family includes my wife, Sandy, and four wonderful children. My two boys, Ryan and John, are charter boat fishing captains in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. John is married to Stephanie. My daughters, Sara and Wesley, are both teachers. Sara is married to Brian, and they have our two wonderful grandsons, Owen and Liam.
When I'm not at the office or spending time with my family, Sandy and I enjoy traveling, photography, cooking, gardening, and rummaging around art and antique stores. Even though I don't get to go as much as I'd like, I absolutely love to fish.
I feel very fortunate to have been blessed with great parents, to have a wonderful family, and to have the privilege of working in a profession that makes a difference. Again, I love being a dentist.
Dr. Nicholson was raised in Jasper, IN and graduated from Jasper High School. After high school, she went on to Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Psychology of Human Development. While in college, Dr. Nicholson participated in the Pre-Professional group and traveled to Guatemala in 2008 to participate in a medial mission trip. After graduation, she was accepted into the Indiana University School of Dentistry. While in dental school, she was a member of ASDA (American Student Dental Association) and actively participated in the Seal Indiana program and volunteered at the Student Outreach Clinic. Dr. Nicholson also traveled to Haiti in 2012 as a member of a dental service learning group. She hopes to continue with charitable works, both locally and abroad.
Dr. Nicholson is married to Andrew Nicholson, also from Jasper. Andrew attended Ball State University with a Major in Fine Art. Andrew is currently employed as a service advisor at Uebelhor and Sons in Jasper. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with their three dogs, Loki, Toby, and Maya. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends. They are currently expecting their first child, due in November.