Dr. Nicole Yates

Dr. Nicole Yates

Board Member

Dr. Nicole Yates grew up in Columbus, GA. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and graduated from the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia).

Upon graduating dental school Nicole spent four years serving as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, during which a one year General Practice Residency was completed. She now practices at Effingham Smiles Family Dentistry in Rincon.

Her husband, Steven, and their two young sons, Warren and Holden, welcomed a return to the sunshine of the southeast after enduring harsh Rhode Island winters. Steven teaches 7th grade Social Studies at a local Middle School. Outside of work, the Yates family enjoys being outdoors kayaking, fishing, or enjoying the beach. Warren and Holden obtained passports very young, as the family enjoys world traveling. On the rare occasion that there is time, Dr. Yates enjoys cooking and is constantly looking for new recipes.