Nicholas G. Norvell, DDS, MDS, CDT

Dr. Norvell grew up in Lebanon, TN and attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate degree. He received his dental degree and specialty prosthodontic training in from the University of Tennessee. His desire is to deliver dentistry that restores lives one appointment and one patient at a time.

He had the opportunity to watch his dentist deliver a full-mouth rehabilitation to a woman who had victoriously recovered from addiction. Seeing her immediate reaction of joy and gratitude changed multiple lives that day. The very idea that restoration and life change could be delivered through dentistry set an inextinguishable fire in Nick to make that his career goal.

Dr. Nick went on to complete Dental School at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and was accepted into UT’s Advanced Prosthodontic Residency. In residency alone, Dr. Nick had life-changing opportunities. He was able to care for pediatric denture patients, plan and deliver full-mouth crown and bridge treatment to a military veteran and future physician with a lifetime of dental anomaly, and bond with countless patients through hours of chair-side therapy. It was during this time that he discovered his love of dental laboratory technology which led to him to become a Certified Dental Technician.

Restoration Dentistry gradually became the living, breathing vision for what Dr. Nick believes patients deserve. He wants to create a space where people are always treated with kindness, gentleness, and dignity. He wants to deliver dentistry that restores lives one appointment and one patient at a time. Restoration Dentistry is the story of life change and Dr. Nick is honored by each patient who chooses him for their journey.

Education

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Western Kentucky University

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Master of Dental Science (MDS)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Certificate in Prosthodontics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Certifications

Certified Dental Technician
National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology
2016-present

Academic Appointments

Instructor
Interfaith Dental Clinic
2021-present

Assistant Professor
Meharry Medical College
2020-present

Chief Resident
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
2016-2017

Instructor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
2014-2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
2014

Class President
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
2010-2014

Editorial Appointments

Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Reviewer

Journal of Prosthodontics
Reviewer

International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Reviewer

Publications

Norvell, N.G., Korioth, T.V., Cagna, D.R., & Versluis, A. (2018). Comparison of digital surface displacements of maxillary dentures based on noninvasive anatomic landmarks. Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 120, 123-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.11.006

KOL

Straumann Group
Basel, Switzerland

Study Clubs

Providence Station Spear Study Club
Director

Memberships

Academy of Osseointegration

American College of Prosthodontists

American Dental Association

American Dental Education Association

International Academy of Gnathology

International College of Oral Implantologists

International College of Prosthodontists

International Team for Implantology

Nashville Dental Society

Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics

Tennessee Dental Association

Honors & Awards

Doctor-to-Doctor World’s Top 100 Class of 2022
Global Summits Institute
Las Vegas, Nevada
2021

ACE Certificate of Recognition
Tennessee Dental Association
Nashville, Tennessee
2020 & 2018

Graduate Prosthodontic Resident Scholarship Award
Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
2016

Certificate for International Volunteer Service
American Dental Association
Quito, Ecuador
2014

Dr. Malcom Overby Leadership Award
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
2014 & 2013

Undergraduate Achievement Award
American College of Prosthodontists
Memphis, Tennessee
2014

Winfield C. Dunn, DDS Scholarship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
2014

APEX Scholarship
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Seattle, Washington
2013

Dental Endowment Scholarship
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
2011