Dr. Nolen attended Auburn University and graduated magna cum laude in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He went on to earn his dental degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2013.
After graduation, he completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, Alabama. During that time, he gained extensive experience in dental implant placement, bone grafting, and other surgical procedures.
Dr. Gray was one of Dr. Nolen’s instructors during his residency. After being introduced to Dr. John and Dr. Ted, Dr. Nolen was ecstatic to join the Luma Dentistry team at their state-of-the-art facility in 2014.
Dr. Nolen loves transforming a dreaded trip to the dentist into a positive experience. He believes that Luma Dentistry’s true strength is the convenience for patients to get most procedures done at one office — where they are comfortable and familiar with the friendly staff.
Dr. Nolen enjoys changing people’s lives for the better by restoring their smiles. He believes that no one should be afraid to smile or have to worry about their dental health. He aims to give his patients a positive experience at the dentist and is dedicated to providing painless, comfortable treatment.
Dr. Nolen is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Political Action Committee. Since graduating, he has furthered his ability to provide excellent care by acquiring additional training and experience in various aspects of dentistry, including implant dentistry, bone grafting and sinus lifts for implant placement, IV sedation, tooth extractions, and root canals.
Dr. Nolen is very involved with the community and has donated his time to many causes, including his time as a volunteer dentist and board member at the Foundry Dental Clinic, an organization that provides low-cost dental care to the less fortunate in Bessemer.
Outside the office, Dr. Nolen spends his free time with his wife and enjoys reading and traveling. He loves active sports such as biking, tennis, and watersports, and he also takes part in amateur golf tournaments.
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