Dentist in Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Michael Nichols

Dr. Michael Nichols is no stranger to Cascade. But for his time studying at the University of Detroit, he is a lifelong native of the area. He has happily led the team at Nichols Family Dentistry since August of 2010.

A true family man, Dr. Nichols married his wife Janel in 2007 and they have since become parents to three beautiful children — Michael born in 2009, Ryan born in 2014, and Brooklyn born in 2016. Raising their children with their own love of the outdoors takes up most of Mike and Janel’s time, but they try to make time for their favorite activities such as fishing, biking, and cross country skiing.

Dr. Nichols is passionate about patient care and prides himself on staying current with changes in the field through continuing education in areas such as orthodontics, endodontics and mouth reconstruction. He is also a member of the ADA, MDA, and WMDDS.


Front Desk

When you walk through our doors at Nichols Family Dentistry you will be greeted by Dory. She is committed to creating a warm and pleasant atmosphere for every client.


Dory is a multi-skilled individual who values the people she works with. She is also a state of Michigan licensed esthetician. Her work currently includes insurance and administrative duties, and she will happily help resolve any concerns you may have. When not at work, she is very involved with her church and community and loves spending time with her family.







Dental Assistants

Dental assistants are integral to treatment as they are the ones who prepare the clients for a comfortable procedure. They are equipped to answer your questions and allay any concerns you may have so that you go into your dental work with confidence knowing that you have chosen the best team.


Tai - Dental Assistant

My name is Tai. I've been a Dental Assistant for 4 years. I'm from Grand Rapids MI. I am recently married and have a 12 year old son. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy jet skiing in the summer.

Ashley - Dental Assistant

My name is Ashley. I am a recent graduate of Ross Medical School from the Dental Assisting Program as of September 2018. I enjoy spending time with family and friends on my days off. In the summer I enjoy going up north camping and tubing down the river.