Welcome to Our Practice

At Nichols Family Dentistry our numbers one priority is patient care. With over 45 years of combined experience, we strive to provide dental care of the highest quality in a respectful and professional environment. Our goal is to provide patients with comprehensive quality dentistry while addressing their needs and meeting their expectations. We are committed to improving your dental health, provide excellent customer service in a welcoming, state of the art office environment.

Dr. Maria Nichols came to the area in 1994 after serving in the military for 11 years. Since then, she has been providing quality dentistry to the Chevy Chase/DC area. In 2022 the practice was expanded to bring in her son Dr. David Nichols. Dr. David completed his dental education in 2017 and worked with Catholic Charities Dental program in Northwest DC until 2022 when he came and joined the family practice. 

Our Office is located at:

5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Suite 310
Washington, D.C. 20016

We are conveniently located 2 blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro (Red Line) in the Rodman's building. Parking is available behind the building.

Our Office Hours are:

Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact Information:

Telephone: (202) 363-1158
Fax: (202) 363-7052
Email: [email protected]



New Patients

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Meet Our Doctors

  • Maria Ferrer Nichols D.D.S.

    Dr. Maria F. Nichols was born in Zaragoza, Spain and moved to the United States with her family in 1970.

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  • David Scott Nichols D.D.S.

    Dr. David Nichols was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Rockville, Maryland. He is a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory High School and attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Biology. 

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  • Orthodontic Retention

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  • Inlays and Onlays

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  • Dental Implants

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

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  • Root Canal Treatment

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  • Fillings

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

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8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-1:00 pm