Meet The Doctors
Dr. Gloria Nichols
Dr. Gloria Nichols is a graduate of Penfield High School. She attended the University at Buffalo, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Summa Cum Laude. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Nichols has implemented the prestigious, world-renowned Pankey philosophy of care and is known as one of Penfield’s leading dentists in family and cosmetic dentistry. She regularly attends continuing education classes to stay current on the latest trends in dental development and technology. She is a member of the Monroe County Dental Society, the 7th District Dental Society, and the New York State Dental Association.
Dr. Nichols lives in Penfield with her husband, KC. Her son, Nick, has received his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her daughter, Alexa, earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University at Buffalo, and practices with her at Penfield Family Dentistry!
Dr. Alexa Hill
Dr. Alexa Hill, daughter of Dr. Nichols, grew up in Penfield, NY, and is a graduate of William Smith College, where she majored in chemistry and graduated with honors. She attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and obtained her dental license after completing her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Hill radiates enthusiasm and passion for dentistry, as evidenced by her participation in numerous local study clubs. She attends the prestigious world-famous Pankey Institute each year to better serve her patients and learn beside the best mentors and pioneers in the field. She prioritizes continuing education and is also a member of the Monroe County Dental Society, the 7th District Dental Society, and the New York State Dental Association. One of her strengths is working with diabetic patients. Dr. Hill enjoys traveling, working out, cooking, and walking her dog, Chloe.
Dr. Magdelana Curtis
Dr. Magdelana Curtis grew up in Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!). She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo where she majored in Psychology. She then attended the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors and obtained her dental license after completing a residency at the Buffalo Veterans Hospital. At the VA, Dr. Curtis gained excellent training while serving this medically and dentally complex population and further honed her authentic and patient centered approach to dentistry. Dr. Curtis leads with compassion and works to leave each patient feeling seen and heard throughout the process of achieving a healthy, confident smile. Family and friends bring Dr. Curtis to the Rochester area where she is excited to put down new roots in a community that she is thrilled to serve. When she is not in the office, she can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the outdoors with a coffee in hand and a borrowed dog (until she gets her own!).
Chloe, the office golden retriever, loves all our patients, especially kids! She can often be found waiting in the back for a friendly pat on the head or to comfort anyone during their stay.