Dr. Nikhinson serves as the Associate Dental Director of the Novato Dental Clinic. Dr. Nikhinson leads a multidisciplinary team providing clinical and preventive care to patients of all ages. Dr. Nikhinson prioritizes educating patients on how taking control of their oral health can maximize their overall health. Dr. Nikhinson greatly enjoys working with children and instilling a lifelong appreciation for the benefits of good dental care. Dr. Nikhinson is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the National Network of Oral Health Access. Dr. Nikhinson earned her BA in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Nikhinson was born in Russia and is forever grateful to her family for bringing her to San Francisco at the age of 6. She speaks fluent Russian and conversational Spanish. In her free time, Dr. Nikhinson enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring the great outdoors.