Dr. Nichols

and her team

My practice is committed to our local community to provide the best dental services possible with genuine enthusiasm, warmth and commitment to quality and comfort.

Dr. Gloria Nichols

Dr. Gloria Nichols

Dr. Gloria Nichols is a graduate of Penfield High School. She attended the University of Buffalo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Summa Cum Laude. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. She regularly attends continuing education classes to stay abreast of the latest trends in dental development and technology.

Dr. Nichols is rapidly becoming known as the Penfield area’s leading dentist for people who want family and cosmetic dentistry. She lives in Penfield with her husband, KC.  Her son, Nick, is working on his biochemistry Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her daughter, Alexa, is studying dentistry at the University of Buffalo and will soon earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After her residency, she is planning on joining Dr. Nichols at Penfield Family Dentistry!

A Highly Skilled Staff

A collaborative and highly skilled dental team. It is the desire of each and every member of our team to provide you with simply the highest level of professionalism, work ethics, and dedication possible during your visit to our office.


Jackie is one of the first people you will see when you come to Dr. Nichols’s office. She will greet you and your family and make you feel as comfortable as possible. As Dr. Nichols’s receptionist, Jackie will be sure to keep you on track with your routine cleanings and exams. With over 20 years of office experience, she is happy to process your insurance claims, schedule your appointments and answer any questions. She lives in the country and is married with two kids.



Kathy is another friendly face you will see when you come to visit Dr. Nichols’s office.  She will always greet you with a smile and be happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding appointments, insurance, and treatment plans.  She has over 15 years of dental office experience.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three children, her dog JoJo, attending sporting events, painting children’s murals and dancing.


Tracy began in the dental field over 20 years ago as a dental assistant. Shortly after, she obtained her dental hygiene license along with her certification to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide gas. She and her husband, Tom, have lived in Gates for 15 years. They have two children: Sammantha and Jacob. Tracy likes to spend time with her family and friends. Tracy looks forward to seeing each of you for your routine cleanings!


Ann Marie

Ann Marie has been in the dental field for 25 years, first as a certified dental assistant and now as a dental hygienist.  Ann Marie enjoys helping patients achieve their brightest smiles and looks forward to meeting you.  She is known for her thorough yet gentle manner.  In her free time, Ann Marie enjoys reading and spending time with her family.


Michelle has been a dental assistant since 1984, training and earning her certification at the Eastman Dental Center.  As a chairside assistant, she works side by side with Dr. Nichols helping to restore and preserve your smile!  She strives to keep you relaxed, comfortable, and even entertained.  There is always a story to be heard from Michelle.  Michelle resides in the village of Webster with her husband and three sons.


Marisa is the newest member of our team; however, she has a long history.  She began as a patient of Dr. Nichols when she was three years old.  Growing up and loving going to the dentist, she started shadowing in the office.  Soon enough, she began dental assisting.  Marisa continues to expand her skills with dental training programs at MCC.


Contact info

1795 Penfield Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526

Opening hours

Monday:               8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday:              8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:        10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday:             closed
Friday:                  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:              8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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