I decided to get into dentistry because I’ve always liked to help people. That was my first kind of foot in the door from that. And then shadowing a dentist growing up I just saw that it’s more of like a family atmosphere than all the other fields of medicine. So I just enjoy the work environment spending time and getting to know all my patients. I’d say the most rewarding part about being a dentist is the smile that patients give you after you’ve gotten them out of pain, corrected their bite, or just kind of improve their smile overall.
I’ve joined different study clubs. I’m in Spear Education now. I’m just trying to basically move forward in learning all aspects of dentistry. I’m focusing a little bit more on overall treatment planning, cosmetics, and bigger cases. Now that I’ve gotten out of school and I’m practicing in private practice about everything that we learn and in all facets, there’s plenty, plenty to learn more of.
My goal that I would want all my patients to gain from seeing me in practice would be basically whatever they’re looking for. Whether that be they want to improve the aesthetics of their smile that I could get that done for them. If they wanna come to me just to come out or get out of pain, I’m happy to oblige in that way. So it’s more so figuring out what the patients want and then going in that direction to suit their needs.
Dr. Nick English Loves Getting to Know His Patients
Dr. Nick English was born and raised in Louisville and attended Trinity High School. He majored in chemistry and minored in biological sciences at the University of Kentucky, where he graduated summa cum laude. While at UK, he shadowed a dentist and fell in love with that aspect of dentistry.
As a result of his experience, he pursued dentistry as a vocation. He went to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree, graduating in 2021 summa cum laude and a member of the Phi Delta Society (representing the top 10 percent of the class). Dr. English was also a 2020 Hinman Scholar and was featured in U of L’s Profiles in Leadership in 2020.
Dr. English enjoys the relationships that form between dentist and patient. To him, the dental office environment feels like a family with staff and patients.
The best part of dentistry for Dr. English is bringing confidence back to his patients through a beautiful smile. His patients love his treatment because of how much he cares. He tries to provide a stress-free, pain-free dental experience for everyone. Dr. English strives to be a calming, reassuring, and cheerful provider.
He lives in Germantown with his wife, Claire, whom he married in March of 2021, and their puppy, Opie. He is excited about continuing to grow his family.
Outside of work, Dr. English loves to cook and try new restaurants. He also enjoys many outdoor activities, including running, hiking, fishing, golfing, going to the lake, and walking with Claire and Opie.