Dr. Nicosia

Nicholas Nicosia

DDS Dentist

Pronounced “nih-co-SEE-uh”

“Because I consider my patients to be friends, I prefer to be called Ned (for Nicholas Edward) or Nick or Dr. Nick or Dr. Ned, but will answer to just about anything.”

Dr. Nicosia, partner, has been heading up the practice for over 25 years and represents the second generation of the Nicosia family to carry on the business. He had the privilege of practicing alongside his father from 1987 to 2003 when the elder Dr. Nicosia retired.

If you know Dr. Nicosia, you also know that he has a fun demeanor. But he’s 100 percent serious about providing exceptional dentistry to the young and old in the greater Rochester community. Dr. Nicosia has been fortunate to combine his love of sports with his love of dentistry. Thanks to his advanced training in sports dentistry, he has served as team dentist for the Rochester Red Wings, The Rochester Rhinos and The Rochester Knighthawks. He presently is the team dentist for RIT Athletics and is very proud of his association with the Rochester Americans Hockey Club, serving as team dentist for over 27 years. As you’ll see below, Dr. Nicosia is very active in the regional dental industry, as well as the local community. And he is immensely proud of the fact that Nicosia Dental has been blessed with so many referrals. According to the doctor, “Our best patients are referred by our best patients.”

Dr. Nicosia was born and raised in Rochester NY. He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School, where he captained that school’s undefeated swim team. After that he went to John Carroll University where he continued swimming at the collegiate level and, more importantly, met his lovely wife. After graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience he attended SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. His greatest memory was graduating from his father’s alma mater with dad alongside.

The doctor lives in Rochester with his wife Mary, their two sons Luke and Tristan, their three dogs (Benny, Rummer and Sally)  and their two cats (Jakey and Fitz).



Comprehensive Training in CEREC® CAD/CAM, 2008

Rochester General Hospital General Practice Residency, 1988

SUNY Buffalo Doctorate of Dental Surgery, 1987

John Carroll University B.S. in Psychology with Neuroscience minor, 1982


Professional licensing and affiliations

New York State – Dentistry

American Dental Association

New York State Dental Association

Seventh District Dental Society

Monroe County Dental Society

International Academy for Sports Dentistry

International Association for Dental Traumatology

Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy

Clinical Instructor, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Member, Spear Study Group on the Mastery of Aesthetics on Dental Implants and Teeth

Team Dentist – Rochester Americans Hockey

Team Dentist – Rochester  Knighthawks Lacrosse

Team Dentist – Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) athletics



“Dental Injuries in Sports,” Sports and Spine Symposium, University of Rochester Medical Center

“Dental injuries in Sports — Their Treatment and Their Prevention,” various dental groups and study clubs


Community Associations:

Highland Hospital Executive Board Chairman

Highland Hospital Foundation Board of Directors Chairman

Highland Hospital Board Trustee

Highland Hospital Gala Chair

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Directors

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Leadership Counsel

Chair Roses of Hope Gala , Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Landmark Society of Western NY Volunteer

Supplying custom mouthguards to various local high school teams

Foodlink Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity participant

Sponsor Rochester Grizzlies hockey team


When not in the office:

Travel, scuba diving, swimming, tennis, boot camp, watching sports, listening to music, fine wine, charity fundraising, Amazon Prime


Call to make an appointment


Fax: 585.442.9719


980 Westfall Rd, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14618

Office Hours

  • Monday8am-5pm
  • Tuesday8am-5pm
  • Wednsday8am-5pm
  • Thursday8am-5pm
  • Friday8am-5pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed


We strive to see all emergencies promptly, usually the same day. Call the office now at 585.442.6600. Someone will assist.


  • Dr. Nicosia repaired a broken upper tooth by installation of a crown. The quality of his work is outstanding. The crown looks wonderful and is an excellent match to the color of the adjoining teeth, In addition it is a perfect fit to my bite. The dental operation was performed skillfully, with minimum time, and at short notice. The operation occurred during a single visit and involved zero pain. I very strongly recommend Dr. Nicosia.

    Douglas C.

  • Always very pleased with our visits to Nicosia Dental. My wife and I just went for our six month check-up. As always they were friendly, thorough and took us in right at our scheduled time! We both highly recommend this practice.

    Gerald H.

  • I enjoy my visits to the Dentist now that I have Dr. Jenn! Dr. Jenn took me in when I had a cracked tooth. My regular dentist couldn't see me and a friend referred her. Wow, what a find! My hygienist is very thorough and gentle, everyone is happy and friendly,, I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for a long-term and stable practice to partner with!

    Terri R.

  • I brought the denture in at 8:45am had it repaired and refitted by 4:pm. This is excellant service and I thank Dr Nicosia and his staff for their professionalism.

    Robert M.

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