About the Practice
About Dr. Nickolas Arvan, DDS
Dr. Nickolas Arvan graduated from Va. Tech in 1982 with a degree in Biology. He then attended VCUMCV and graduated in 1986. Upon graduation he worked for two years as an associate Dentist before opening his own practice in Spotsylvania County in 1988. For the past 31 years Dr. Arvan has been providing quality care to the families of this region.
He is an active member of several dental organizations including the ADA; Academy of General Dentistry; the Richmond dental society; and has served as past President of the Rappahannock Dental Society.
Community service has always been part of his commitment. Dr. Arvan was on the executive planning committee to form the Moss Free Clinic and has continued to serve for the past 25 years. As a mentor to the vocational center, dental assisting students do rotations and receive hands on experience in our office. He is also active in other school activities including Career Day and Children’s Dental Health month.
After hours Dr. Arvan stays busy with his wife and 7 kids. During free time he enjoys dropping dimes and pulling in hogs… playing basketball and fishing!
About Dr. Arvan’s Team
Registered Dental Hygienist
Mary is a native of the Fredericksburg area and has been practicing dental hygiene for 37 years. She has her Associate degree from Virginia Western School of Dental Hygiene and her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of South Carolina.
In her spare time, she loves to snow ski, jet ski, and swim. Mary and her husband Phil, have a son, David, and a daughter, Brooks.
Lori enjoys providing compassionate, quality dental care as Dr Arvan’s assistant. She began her dental assisting career with the US Navy in 1982. Lori recently retired from Spotsylvania County Schools as the Dental Careers Instructor. As their mentor/educator, she shared her passion of dental assisting with high school juniors and seniors for 19 years. Lori rejoined our team in 2020; here is where she feels “at home”. She truly enjoys making people smile and helping patients of all ages feel comfortable.
Lori and her husband, Kent, enjoy weekend get-a-ways, long walks, quiet time at home, and especially time with their three daughters: Desiree’, Monique, and Kendall. They have been blessed with two healthy, handsome grandsons.
Brittany is one of our dental assistants and has been at our office since 2016. Brittany is a graduate of the Germanna Community College Dental Assisting Program.
Brittany enjoys helping patients overcome their dental fears and aims to ensure our patients always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending quality time with her husband and 4 kids and doing outdoor activities.
Brandy is our office manager and has been with us since 2006. She wears many hats in our office from greeting patients at the window to assisting patients with insurance and account inquiries. When she’s not at the office answering phones or assisting Dr. Arvan and his staff she likes to spend time with her husband and family.