Get to know Dr. Justin W. Nichols, DDS

The Professional Side

Dr. Nichols suffered a traumatic blow to his front teeth when he was just six years old. As a result, he was in and out of dental offices constantly as he grew up. He even had to wear a fake tooth appliance for most of his adolescent years. He really struggled with self-esteem during this time whenever he smiled or even spoke with others.

Once Dr. Nichols’ jaw stopped growing, he was able to receive a dental implant, and the experience was nothing short of life-changing. It also gave him a strong desire to focus on helping others through the field of dentistry, with a particular emphasis on dental implants and their transformative abilities. Because of his personal experiences, he understands the concerns of his patients in similar situations and is able to empathize with them.

Where did you study dentistry?

After completing his undergraduate degree at UC San Diego, Dr. Nichols pursued his dental doctorate at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, graduating at the top of his class with high honors. Following graduation, he underwent two years of a VA hospital-based residency with an emphasis on complex procedures like dental implants, oral surgery, bone grafting, and full mouth rehabilitation.

Today, Dr. Nichols is proud to be a lifelong learner who regularly partakes in conferences and continuing education to stay at the top of the field. He definitely sees a role for himself in dental education in the future! He is also proud to be a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Member of the Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Orange County Dental Society. Dr. Nichols also speaks fluent Spanish.

portrait of Justin Nicholls, dentist at Mission Dental in Yorba Linda, California

Associations and Accreditations

The Personal Side

Dr. Nichols thrives when he is learning. He spends most of his free time absorbing books, podcasts, or lectures in an effort to constantly be growing. He enjoys doing life with others by cultivating strong relationships with friends and family. Dentistry as a whole is a ministry to him; he has been on multiple mission trips and plans to continue to incorporate them as a critical part of his life journey. Additional interests of his include psychology, theology, apologetics, fitness, cooking, espresso / pour-over coffee, business, leadership and entrepreneurship.

portrait of Justin Nicholls, dentist at Mission Dental in Yorba Linda, California

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