Dr. Jim Nichols has a special interest in complex restorative dentistry, and he truly enjoys enhancing smiles through esthetic and cosmetic dentistry. He is known for his special compassion and care for patients who have extreme anxiety about visiting the dentist. Dr. Nichols averages nearly 100 hours per year of continuing education and has completed a series of courses studying under some of the nation's most highly respected dentists. Through these courses and seminars, Dr. Nichols acquires the expertise and skill it takes to offer his patients state-of-the art dental treatments that utilize the most advanced technology.
Dr. Nichols moved a lot while growing up, but he graduated from Lafayette High School and fell in love with the people of Lafayette! He often says, "This is the best place I've ever lived!" He graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge and from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans. He is married to Carmen Schexnailder Nichols, from Arnaudville, LA, and they have one daughter, Natalie, who is a registered nurse working in Birmingham, Alabama.
When not in the office, Dr. Nichols enjoys SEC football and basketball, reading, and drinking good coffee. He is passionate about providing dental care for the indigenous population of Chiapas, Mexico, while serving under full-time missionaries Russell & Charlotte Linscombe with Mexico Outreach.