Nikkole Patterson, DDS
My profession allows me to build relationships with people and to get to know them on a personal level. I will always treat patients like I would treat members of my family and never sacrifice the quality of care. I appreciate that my patients trust me and my team to look after their dental health, and it is that trust that encourages me to be the very best dentist I can be.
Education and Continuing Education
I began my dental career at the Indiana University School of Dentistry where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Through participating in continuing education courses, I am able to better myself as a clinician and to remain up-to-date with new technology so I can better serve my patients. I am a member of several industry organizations that offer continuing education programs, including the American Dental Association, the Illinois District Dental Society, and the Illinois State Dental Society.
Outside the Office
Originally from Vincennes, IN, I currently reside in Champaign with my husband, Dr. Aaron Parsons, our daughter, Henley, and two miniature pinschers, Romeo and Pee Wee. I enjoy staying active with Crossfit and running, and when I have quiet time I love settling in with a good book. Of course, the most important aspect of my life is my family.
When it comes to being active in my community, I feel very strongly about giving back to those in need, both personally and professionally. Smile Healthy is a local non-profit organization that my husband and I work with. One day a month we see children at Presence Hospital, who have severe dental needs and need to be treated under general sedation in a hospital setting.