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Meet Dr. Carnicella

Nicole Carnicella, D.M.D.

Dr. Nicole Carnicella is dedicated to both pursuing clinical excellence and providing a gentle, caring atmosphere for her patients to receive the best today's dentistry has to offer. After graduating magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown with a bachelor’s degree in Biology/English, she earned her dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Carnicella is committed to lifelong learning and has received postgraduate training at some of the country’s premier learning facilities for dentists. She completed a one-year hospital residency at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, a head and neck trauma center in Miami Beach, Florida, studying under the top dentists from the Pankey Institute. She also completed an extensive dental program at the Dawson Center of International Dentistry in Tampa. Advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, snoring, and sleep apnea, and the latest techniques in treating TMJ and bite problems allows Dr. Carnicella to work with you on a wide variety of dental concerns.

Dr. Carnicella has achieved fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. This is an accomplishment beyond fellowship which only required 500 CE hours and the passing of a 400 question examination. Mastership requires 1100 CE hours and is something only 1% of the dentists in the world ever achieve. She has also attained her fellowship with The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and through The Academy of Facial Esthetics. She is an alumnist of The Dawson Academy and is on the Pa Advocacy Committee for the Academy of General Dentistry. She is also a past president of the Centre County Dental Society.  

A published author and lecturer, Dr. Carnicella writes her own dental column in the Centre County Women’s Journal. To further give back to the community, Dr. Carnicella often works for Centre Volunteers in Medicine and donates dental supplies to many outreach groups going abroad in the area. Dr Carnicella is also the dentist for The OAKS assisted living facility, and for homeless mother's entering The Bridge of Hope program. 

Outside of the office, Dr. Carnicella enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters and son. She loves sports and has even coached softball. She and her husband play golf and tennis, enjoy watching the Nittany Lions play football, and consider themselves amateur chefs.