Dentistry for me, it checks a lot of boxes. I love working with people. You love helping people out. It gave me the opportunity to be in front of Elizabethtown. You know, you could dictate where you worked. So being able to come back home to my hometown, treat your family and friends, work with your hands, it can be challenging mentally.
And, you know, you’re solving problems. So it just, it accomplished a lot of things. The most rewarding part is, you know, helping people, I think when they come in with problems, being able to give them a solution, whether that’s, you know, a toothache or a smile they don’t like, whatever the case may be. You know, we’re not doing brain surgery or heart surgery, but I feel like dental health and people’s perception of their smile is a pretty important factor in their life.
So being able to get them the results they want. So I grew up here, went to St. James, Central Hardin. I got my mechanical engineering degree from Kentucky. So I didn’t think that’d be as applicable as it is, but all the, you know, finite stresses and the workloads and what’s going to work, what’s not going to work, even though there’s a lot more usefulness in dentistry than I anticipated.
The goal was always to go to dentistry, though. As far as education goes on top of that, so dental school is what it is and you get out. And it’s, you know, about 2% of 100% of information that’s out there. So I think we’re required to do 20-year hours or something of continuing education every year and I’ll do several hundred.
And implants, orthodontics, root canals, pain management, whatever the case may be, a lot of times it’s, you know, you don’t get bored, but you get to a place where you feel…things that used to take you an hour to do now take you 20 minutes and then you always want a little bit of a challenge in your daily routines, and be able to help your patients more.
Dr. Chris Nichols Makes Patient Relationships a Priority
Dr. Chris grew up in Elizabethtown and is happy to be serving the community that helped shape him into the person he is today. He graduated from St. James Middle School and from Central Hardin High School. He then completed a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Kentucky.
After his undergraduate studies, he was accepted into the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Dr. Chris has been part of the team at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry since 2017. He takes pride in providing the best dental care possible to all of our patients. Dr. Chris understands that dental care is about much more than teeth, which is why he strives to get to know everyone who visits us. By doing so, he can better understand their smile goals and any concerns they may have about dental care.
Dr. Chris is an active member of both the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association. When he isn’t at work, Dr. Chris enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Autumn, have three children — Jaxson, Riley, and Kruz.
This dental office is not only compromised of knowledgeable professionals, but they’re also a very friendly group of people. From this office’s early days of just Dr Harvey, and Susan, his trusty hygienist, to its growth into the impressive office it’s become with 3 dentists, several hygienists and a large, capable team to support them. I was in caring, capable hands when I first entered this office 15 years ago, and I’m still in friendly capable hands today. My teeth and gums are healthy, which keeps my lips smiling. So Go Team Go, and keep on spreading those pretty smiles!
Couldn’t be happier with my experience. I called a few other dentists who couldn’t get me in until June; Dr. Nichols was able to schedule me for the next day! The staff was super friendly and communicative throughout the process – I’ll definitely be coming back for future dental needs.
This is one of the best places I have ever been to have dental work. The staff ( Dr. Nichols’s, Tasha, Andrea, Beverley and more) I highly recommend it. I had a root canal crack from a previous place and the team there went right to work on how it fit me best to fix it. In the end I got a new bridge. I have also had two cleaning and a crown. The work was outstanding.
Great Visit! Staff is awesome! The best cleaning that I have ever had at a Dentist office! Dr Nichols did a great job at explaining the treatment plan. I am looking forward to getting the work completed.
I had an excellent experience. In fact, I have an excellent experience every time I visit Dr. Nichols. The staff is fantastic and the culture is excellent. Typically, we accept dreading the dentist as part of life, but you don’t have to when you go to Dr. Nichols! I would definitely recommend checking them out!
I was looking for a dentist and Harvey and Nichols was recommended to me. They were very friendly and understanding. I hadn’t bwen to a dentist in 4 years and they were able to get me in to see Dr. Glesson the day after I called. Thank you so much for your caring and compassion.
Chipped my tooth, and Dr. Nichols was able to get me in the next day. His office assistants were very nice, and Dr. Nichols did a great job repairing my filling. Will definitely be returning for all my dental work.
Best dentist I’ve been to in all of my 47 years. Everyone is so nice and courteous, and happy. They make you feel welcomed, and all dentist don’t do that. I would definitely recommend them to my friends, family and even strangers. They’re awesome.
I had an emergency. Part of a filling fell out. They got my in same day, less than 2 hours from the incident. Dr Nichols is funny, caring and does excellent work. I’m a nervous wreck and both his dental assistants and he make sure that we have nothing to worry about.
I’ve been coming there about 2 years. Sherry always does a wonderful job and she is very gentle and I appreciate that. I’ve also had a crown done and coming back for another one. I wouldn’t imagine going anywhere else. Great job! Thanks 😊