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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

Important Information

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.