When I was in college, I was drawn to biology, chemistry, physiology areas. And the more I got into that, the more I realized that I was being drawn into health services of some sort. Wasn’t sure of what, medical, dental. Through some summer employment in-between years of undergrad, I realized that I really wanted to go into the dental medical area. I also knew that I wanted to have a family that was stable and not be pulled away every night.
I was drawn into a kind of a 9 to 5-ish profession as opposed to emergency medicine, or something like that. A lot of it, too, was in my undergrad Midsummer experiences, working at hospitals and emergency rooms, I realized that dentistry and that sort of feel was really something that was fitting my niche.
And the more I got into it, got accepted to dental school after going through a master’s program in physiology, I really felt this is the right fit for me. And I’ve never regretted it. For me, I think it’s really getting to know patients and in dentistry, unlike many other areas of medicine, we have the ability to have a very consistent, long-term relationship with people, and getting to know them, as opposed to medical science, many times, you don’t have that opportunity. It’s a very family-oriented profession.
And especially here, that’s what we really try to maintain here. That’s the way my practice developed. I wasn’t worried about speed. I wasn’t worried about, you know, overall production. If you do what’s right, you know, you’re gonna be rewarded for that. The thing that I have enjoyed and like the best is the relationships that have been developed over time.
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.