Dr. Nicole Deakins grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ. She had an interest in dentistry at a young age and affirmed her passion after interning at a local practice during her summers while in college. She attended the University of Notre Dame and completed a Bachelors in Science degree. She then moved to Philadelphia and earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. It was during dental school that she decided to pursue advanced training in prosthodontics in order to become and expert in the field of restorative dentistry.
Upon graduating from dental school, she moved to New York, NY and completed a Postgraduate Prosthodontics Residency program at Columbia University, where she also obtained a Masters in Science. Her residency provided an education in the fundamental principles of prosthodontics, alongside contemporary technique and materials. Her focus includes, but is not limited to: crown and bridge restorations, implant restorations, removable dentures, implant-supported dentures, veneers, and cosmetic dentistry.
In addition to working in a private practice setting, she is part-time clinical faculty in the pre-doctoral Honors Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She also serves as the Implant Director for pre-doctoral clinics and as a course director. She loves teaching and being in an environment that promotes constant learning and focus on the latest dental technologies and advancements. She currently resides in Wayne, PA with her husband, and together they enjoy many activities such as running, biking, and traveling.