Nicholas G. Norvell, DDS, MDS, CDT

Prosthodontist and Certified Dental Technician

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 his dental training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and was accepted into UT’s three-year 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. Upon successful completion of his residency training, Dr. Nick returned home and entered private practice in Brentwood, Tennessee.

After practicing in several other offices, Dr. Nick and his wife, Kami, began planning what would become Restoration Dentistry. Restoration 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.

Dr. Nick, his wife, Kami, and three children, Charli, Tavian, and Carson, live in Mt. Juliet.

  • Certificate in Prosthodontics — University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • M.D.S., Prosthodontics — University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • D.D.S., Dentistry — University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • B.Sc., Biology — Western Kentucky University
  • High School Diploma — Friendship Christian School
  • Certified Dental Technician — National Board for Certification in Dental Lab Technology
Academic Involvement
  • Clinical Assistant Professor — Meharry Medical College, Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Consulting Clinical Staff — Interfaith Dental Clinic, Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Consulting Clinical Staff — Nashville General Hospital, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Editorial Involvement
  • Reviewer — International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • Reviewer — Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry
  • Reviewer — Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
  • Reviewer — Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Reviewer — Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association
Professional Involvement
  • SEAOP Foundation — Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Key Opinion Leader — Straumann Group
  • Peer Review Board — Tennessee Dental Association
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • International College of Oral Implantologists
  • International College of Prosthodontists
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics