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Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry Rick J. Nichols, DDS

Rick J. Nichols, D.D.S., Inc. Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatric Dental Specialist, Comprehensive Dental Care for Children, Infants, Adolescents, and Teens, especially those with Special Needs or Developmental Disabilities, Nitrous Oxide and I.V. Sedation Available, 24 hour Emergency Care Available.

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About Rick Nichols, DDS

Pediatric dentistry is the best profession in the world! I have the opportunity to partner with parents in the care of their children, establishing a great foundation of good oral health care practices that will hopefully mean a positive dental experience for that child for a lifetime! Not too many things are more important in life than a great smile! There is nothing better than teaching a fearful child that dentistry can be fun, and then getting that precious hug and "thank you" from that same child. Our goal is to make a dental visit the highlight of each child’s day!

Excellence in Education

I attended Fresno State University where I completed my Bachelors Degree in Biology/Zoology. I then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1993. I was the first resident ever accepted to Loma Linda University’s new Post Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry. After becoming a Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist, I opened my practice in Redlands, CA in 1995. Read more about Dr. Nichols here

Our goal is to make your visit the highlight of your day!

New Riverside Location

Dr. Rick Nichols, DDS and Dr. Ron Simus, DDS, MS have seen more than their fair share of nervous children. That's because they have over 45 years of pediatric dental and orthodontic experience between the two of them.

Dr. Nichols is the founder of Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry located in Redlands, CA. After more than 20 years of helping kids with their dental and orthodontic needs and due to overwhelming need, Dr. Nichols decided to expand his business into the Riverside market in 2014. He recently teamed up with Dr. Ron Simus, a long-time friend and renowned Orthodontist with over 25 years of experience himself, to launch Riverside Orthodontics - a division or Just for Kids Pediatric dentistry.

"We know kids can feel uneasy about coming to the dentist or orthodontist. That's why we've worked really hard to create a unique atmosphere that will put our young patients at ease. From the moment they walk through the door, it's easy to see that this isn't like any other Orthodontic office they've ever seen!" says Dr. Simus.

Dr. Nichols comments, "What kid doesn't like to go to the movies? That's why we used a movie themed environment when we designed the office. Not only do we have blockbuster movie posters throughout, we constantly have fun and popular kids movies running almost every minute of every day, in multiple rooms throughout the facility."

Riverside Orthodontics and Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Riverside, CA specializes in pediatric dental and orthodontic services for children and teens including braces, palatial expander, retainers, InvisalignTM clear braces and more. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. They accept most dental insurance plans and offer alternative payment methods as well.

For a complimentary Orthodontic consultation with Dr. Simus, please contact Riverside Ortho at (951) 394-3001 or visit them online.

Dr. Rick Nichols, DDS, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist attended Fresno State University where he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Zoology and then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry to earn a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1993. He was the first resident ever accepted to Loma Linda University’s new Post Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry. After becoming a Certified Pediatric Dental Specialist, Dr. Nichols opened his own practice in Redlands, CA in 1995.

Dr. Ron Simus, DDS has over 20 years experience, most with his own private orthodontic practice in Redlands, CA. He is a graduate of Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley in Northern California and received his doctoral training in dentistry at Loma Linda University in 1990. Ron also proceeded to earn his master’s degree in orthodontics as well.

  • Contact Riverside Orthodontics: (951) 394-3001. 7170 Indiana Ave Riverside, CA 92504

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Community Outreach

As part of our Community Outreach and Children's Preventative Oral Health Program, Toothfairies's from Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry just finished visiting 49 classrooms of preschool and kindergarten children in Yucaipa, Redlands, Beaumont, Cherry Valley, Highland, and Lake Arrowhead, teaching them good dietary and oral hygiene techniques, all free of charge. Nearly 1100 children received free oral hygiene supplies as part of this program as well. We have also established an link on our Website where children can email the Toothfairy.

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"Behind every small business, there's a FAMILY story worth knowing."

Dr. Rick Nichols Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry was born in Marshaltown Iowa and raised in Yucaipa. Rick attended Crafton Hills College, Fresno State, Loma Linda University Dental School.

"20 years ago, there were no Pediatric Dentists in Redlands or Yucaipa. My wife and I were both raised in Yucaipa, our families still lived here. We decided that this is where we needed to plant our roots and invest in the children in the communities we love."

Rick loves watching the Angels play baseball, cooking for friends and family, enjoying good food and wine, playing golf, and worshiping the Lord.

"I married my Yucaipa High School Sweetheart Cheralyn, we have three children Jordyn, Jangle, and Tyler and a beautiful grandson Jaxson."

Person(s) that influenced me the most: My Lord Jesus, my mom, my wife, Coach Jeff Stout, Mrs Lee Pforsich, Dr. Will Nation, and Pastor Matt Brown.

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  • Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry Rick J. Nichols, DDS
  • 104 East Olive Ave. Suite 200
  • Redlands, CA 92373

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Marilyn Foster said on Jan 26, 2019

My granddaughter has gone to Dr. Nichols since she started going to a dentist. He is awesome and has a great office staff. I've always loved how they say "hi" to all the kids coming in for appointments.

     

Zena Talbott said on Jan 26, 2019

Dr. Nichols took excellent care of my daughter’s teeth. She is now a young adult and has never had a cavity and was blessed to not have ever needed braces or any “extreme” dental procedures.

     

Carla Gonzalez said on Jan 24, 2019

Dr Nichols you are an amazing person . So glad I found you to take care of my little. I hope you never leave.

     

Katie Baker said on Jan 24, 2019

He’s great! I’ve been taking my kids there since they were under one! Does great with nervous kids!

     

Kristy Blanco said on Jan 24, 2019

Dr Nichols and his staff are amazing!

     

Eva Sorrell said on Oct 12, 2018

Dr. Nichols/Just for Kids Is the best!!

     

Savannah Davis said on Feb 8, 2018

Best dentist around!

     

Shannon Yandell-Reinhard said on Jan 23, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing for kids. It's an unforgettable experience from the time you walk in to the time you leave. All the staff is super friendly & great with all the kids. I have a 4, 8, & 10 yr old & they all love it here. I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone with kids

     

Zena Talbott said on Aug 7, 2017

Dr. Nichols and his staff took excellent care of my daughter's teeth.

     

Christina Collins said on Aug 7, 2017

We have been going to Dr Nichols for years. He and his staff are amazing!

     

Cathy Reingrover said on Jul 9, 2017

Best dentist in Redlands!

     

Carla Gonzalez said on May 15, 2017

Love this office specially the nurses.

     

Karen Irons-Beaumont said on Feb 27, 2016

Love Dr. Nichols!! Not only is he a great pediatric dentist, he is a great pediatric special needs dentist......those are hard to come by!!!

     

Amanda Lange said on Feb 27, 2016

He is such a good honest down to earth guy! Both my kids love seeing him.

     

Nicole Petty said on Feb 26, 2016

Best dentist, great orthodontist business!

     

Jill Ruth Rooks said on Feb 26, 2016

He took such good care of our kids!!!

     

Salina Garcia said on Dec 3, 2015

I love this place! Staff are the best around, great work, guys!

     

Kathryn M. Wilson said on Aug 13, 2015

He's the best!

     

Marylee Pullen said on Apr 3, 2015

My kids were his patients when they were younger, and loved him! They miss him now.

     

Megan McClain said on Jan 4, 2015

This is our dentist! Love him, he even makes me at ease and the dentist stresses me out bad.

     

Tina Sutton said on Aug 4, 2014

Dr Nichols was my daughter's first and best dentist experience. When our kids were little, they played together. Also another first in her life for playmates 17 yrs ago. Great family.

     

Lori said on Mar 1, 2014

Kids went there as young as 2 and still won't go anywhere else. Did I mention they are now 17 and 19 . Wonderful guy.

     

Katie Castruita said on Feb 28, 2014

They are also fantastic with special needs kids!

     

Lisa Moore said on Feb 28, 2014

Wonderful man and dentist! His staff is amazing! I have a special needs son, Morgan, and they have always made us feel like family. We love these guys! Bravo Just for Kids!

     

Vicky said on May 7, 2013

The best Dentist! I wish I was a kid, kinda need a dentist for myself now... :(

     

Jennifer Evans said on Apr 3, 2013

The best children's dentist in Redlands!

     

Patient quote of the day said on Jan 23, 2013

Patient quote of the day from Caden, Mom says, "I need to get that tooth wiggled out, Caden." Caden replies, " No, Mom, we need to let the professionals do that." haha Oh how we LOVE our patients!?

     

Jeannine Sanchez-Chavez said on Dec 21, 2012

Ashley LOVES to go to her dental visits, because she gets to wear these chic glasses :) The Chavez Family LOVES Dr. Nichols :)

     

Charlotte-Age 5 said on Oct 5, 2012

"It was too short there. I wanted to stay longer. I liked the chair. I liked the girl that cleaned my teeth. I LOVED the girl and boy that gave me the toothbrush. The birthday cake vitamins were yummy!"

     

Heather Marie Wood d'Arc said on Aug 28, 2012

Thank you for taking such good care of our precious little ones!!! JFK is a blessing in our life!!!

     

Dr. Rick Nichols Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry Staff said on Aug 28, 2012

A heart-felt THANK YOU to all the awesome parents who entrust us with your child's dental health! We are privileged to serve you and thankful for every family who walks through our doors!

     

Susan Leggitt Padilla said on Aug 2, 2012

Love, love, love your office! Just the best dentist for kids ever!

     

Lori Reimer said on Aug 1, 2012

Your office is the best. My kids have been going since you opened and don't want to leave due to age. They love you guys.

     

Joy Ramirez said on May 15, 2012

Dr. Rick and These girls on his staff are the BEST.

     

Andi Campbell Newman said on May 15, 2012

My kids love going to Dr. Nichols...best staff around!

     

Sylvia Lara said on May 1, 2012

Amazing dentist and staff my children have been his patients for over 10 years.

     

Scott Clark said on May 1, 2012

Dr. Nichols has been my kid's dentist for years. So good with them and highly-skilled.

     

Ashley Mariko said on May 1, 2012

Dr. Nichols is awesome. Takes great care of kids with special needs too. Highly recommended!

     

Gina said on May 1, 2012

As part of our Community Outreach and Children's Preventative Oral Health Program, Toothfairies's from Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry just finished visiting 49 classrooms of preschool and kindergarten children in Yucaipa, Redlands, Beaumont, Cherry Valley, Highland, and Lake Arrowhead, teaching them good dietary and oral hygiene techniques, all free of charge. Nearly 1100 children received free oral hygiene supplies as part of this program as well. We have also established an link on our Website where children can email the Toothfairy.

     

Tiffany said on Apr 11, 2012

I was getting my kids ready for the day when I heard a scream like I've never heard, while playing on my bed, my two year old fell and was bleeding from her mouth. After taking her to my dentist we were sent to a pediatric dentist in Redlands. This dentist pulled my daughters top two teeth and told us to "adjust" and look for the new teeth to come in 4-6 years. I was heart broken! How could I let my beautiful two year old go years and years without her top two teeth? I asked about false teeth and was told they were "silly and pointless". We dealt the best we could for about a month but my poor daughter was having a hard time eating and her speech was affected. I started doing research and found out that many kids had false teeth so I researched and found Just for Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Redlands. I called and explained my problem and was greeted by the nicest staff, I was assured that I was not "silly" for wanting teeth for my daughter and that this was a service they provided often. I was given an appointment for that same week! We now have an almost 3 year old with all her teeth! Dr.Nichols and his wonderful staff have always been very sweet and professional. We love being greeted by Desiree and Michelle when we walk in, and seeing Dr. N and his assistants are always a pleasure.The office is very much made for kids and the atmosphere makes them feel comfortable. If you need a good pediatric dentist, this is the place!

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