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 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 known as one of Penfield’s leading dentists in 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, has earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University at Buffalo, and has joined Penfield Family Dentistry!

Dr. Alexa Hill

Dr. Alexa Hill, daughter of Dr. Nichols and her husband, KC Hill, grew up in Penfield 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 dental degree and obtained her dental license after completing her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York. One of Dr. Hill’s strengths is working with diabetic patients. She enjoys educating patients in the role diabetes plays in oral and systemic health. Dr. Hill enjoys piano, volleyball, cooking, and walking Chloe. 


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.