Restoration Dentistry

Meet The Team

Dr. Nicholas Norvell is a native of Tennessee. He grew up in Lebanon, TN and attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for his masters degree, dental degree, and residency training.

He received his D.D.S. degree in 2014 and his M.D.S. and certificate in prosthodontics in 2017. In addition to his professional education, Dr. Norvell is also a Certified Dental Technician.

Dr. Norvell and his wife, Kami, began to build the foundation for what would become Restoration Dentistry in 2017. After working in other practices, Dr. Norvell felt called to bring high-quality prosthodontic care to his hometown. After settling in Wilson county with their 3 children, the vision for Restoration Dentistry finally came to life in October 2019. Restoration Dentistry has gone on to provide life-changing dentistry for over 1,000 patients and receive national awards for practice design and achievement.

Dr. Norvell believes that everyone deserves access to good oral health. In addition to being an in-network provider with all major dental insurances in Middle Tennessee (including Tricare for our active duty and reserve service members), Dr. Norvell and team are excited to introduce an all-new in-house membership plan for all of our uninsured patients to say thank you and reward them for trusting Restoration Dentistry with their oral health.


In addition to maintaining a full-time specialty dental practice, Dr. Norvell is a major contributor to the dental field. He maintains academic appointments as an Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College and Professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he works with dental students, prosthodontic residents, and other postdoctoral residents. Also, he currently serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve where he works with sailors and marines to ensure mission readiness. Dr. Norvell also lectures nationally to other dentists, specialists, and laboratory technicians on the topics of implant dentistry, prosthodontics, and digital dentistry. He currently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, Journal of Prosthodontics, and Jornal of Prosthetic Dentistry among others.


Professionally, Dr. Norvell has received some of the highest honors in the dental profession. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists, the preeminent national and international honorary dental organizations, just 5 years after entering private practice. He is regularly named as a Nashville TopDentist by Nashville Lifestyle Magazine and has been featured in the Doctor-to-Doctor World’s Top 100 Class of 2022. He is a contributing member of the following organizations:


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists (Fellow)
  • American College of Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • International College of Dentists (Fellow)
  • International College of Prosthodontists
  • Nashville Dental Society
  • Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Tennessee Dental Association


Dr. Norvell, his wife, Kami, and their three children (Charli, Tavian, and Carson) live and work in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. They enjoy traveling, gardening, Walt Disney World, and just spending time with each other. At Restoration Dentistry, every patient is a valued part of their extended family, and the Norvell’s express heartfelt gratitude to those who choose them for their dental care.

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