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Dr NicoliniDr Nicolini’s general dental practice is mainly focused on adult prevention, cosmetic, and implant restorations, and providing this care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Dr Nicolini has almost 30 years experience in implant and general dentistry. Dr Nicolini’s expertise ranges from treating clients with tiny conservative tooth colored fillings to the most complex cases of replacing all their teeth with restorations entirely on implants.

Dr Nicolini was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1981 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and also took advantage of the surrounding mountains; hiking, rock climbing, and learning how to ski. After graduating he returned to Chicago and attended the University of Illinois Dental School and earned a BS and his DDS degree in 1985.

Upon completion of dental school he first worked as an associate dentist and later became a partner in a dental practice at Mercy Medical Center in the Chicago area. In 1992 Dr Nicolini and his family moved to the Seattle area and purchased the dental practice of the distinguished Dr James Amphlett and states, “he is one of the most uncompromising dentists I’ve ever known.” Dr Amphlett continued to practice part time with Dr Nicolini for 5 years and was a great mentor.

Dr Amphlett was also one of the founding members of the longest running Dental Study Club today, The Bolender Prosthodontic Seminar. Dr Nicolini was invited to join this club when he arrived in 1992 and has been a member ever since where patients are seen, complex cases are discussed, and new techniques and experiences are shared amongst 20 other dentists, including dentists from every specialty. Dr Nicolini is also a member of a new study club, TOADS (Total Oral And Dental Studies) which is made up of a small group of some of the finest Dentists in the Seattle area in which they all take turns presenting cases, and sharing new ideas on dental related topics. Dr Nicolini has also completed hundreds of hours of additional continuing educational courses. In 1995 Dr Nicolini was inducted as a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an international honorary dental organization. Dr Nicolini is also a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Society, and the Seattle King County Dental Society. Dr Nicolini is married to MaryEllen and they have 3 grown children, and 3 dogs. Outside of Dentistry Dr Nicolini now enjoys traveling, golfing, snowboarding, cooking, and gardening.