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.
In addition to clinical practice at Restoration, Dr. Norvell maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College where he teaches two days every week. Here, he instructs both student doctors and resident doctors in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Dr. Norvell serves on the peer review board for the Nashville Dental Society (the local component society of the Tennessee Dental Association and American Dental Association) and as a reviewer for the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, and Journal of Prosthodontics. He also serves as an observer with the American Dental Association’s ANSI Standards Committee on Dental Products and ANSI Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. Dr. Nick has previously partnered with Hope Smiles, Mission of Mercy, and Compassion International in dental missions both domestically and abroad.
- Member, Academy of Osseointegration
- Member, American College of Prosthodontists
- Member, American Dental Association
- Member, American Dental Education Association
- Member, International Academy of Gnathology
- Member, International College of Oral Implantologists
- Member, International College of Prosthodontists
- Member, International Team for Implantology
- Member, Nashville Dental Society
- Leader, Spear Study Club
- Member, Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics
- Member, Tennessee Dental Association