All our professionals at Ocala Endodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in endodontics.
Dr. Elizabeth C. Nixon DDS
Dr. Nixon grew up in Northern Illinois. She attended College at Illinois State University in Chicago earning a BS in biology. She earned her Dental degree from The University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago. After dental school Dr. Nixon went on for further training in Hospital Dentistry in an externship at Michael Reese Hospital and a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Affiliated Hospitals.
While in dental school Dr. Nixon worked for an endodontist who was one of her professors in dental school. Dr. Nixon admired Dr. Zelikow’s treatment of patients and his commitment to educating students that she felt endodontics was the best place for a rewarding career and helping people keep their natural teeth and maintaining good dental health.
Dr. Nixon attended The University of Illinois College of Dentistry Endodontic Program. On completion of the certification in Endodontics, Dr. Nixon taught endodontics and dental treatment planning to foreign trained dentists acquiring the credentials to practice in the United States and worked in private practice. Dr. Nixon has been a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the Florida Dental Association since she started practicing dentistry. In 1996 Dr. Nixon started teaching full time at the University of Florida in the department of Endodontics. Dr. Nixon loves the work of clinical endodontics. Over time she increased her clinical practice and has reduced her teaching commitment.
Dr. Nixon bought this practice in Ocala in July 2001. She loves Ocala because of the beautiful country side and all the horses. Dr. Nixon is committed to this communities’ dental health. She is a current member and past president of the Marion County Dental Association. Dr. Nixon is a board member of Access to Health Care Inc., a group of health professional and community advocates dedicated to improving access to the best healthcare in Marion County. Dr. Nixon is a Marion County Health Department volunteer, providing emergency dental care for the economically disadvantaged.
When she is not working Dr. Nixon enjoys spending time with her husband David and their family of dogs, cats, horses and fish.
As a native to Ocala Florida I attended the College of Central Florida and graduated in 2002 from the dental assisting program. After graduation I received my certification from the Dental Assisting National Board and began working for Dr. Nixon. Patients come in to our office in pain and nervous. I feel great when I am able to help Dr. Nixon relieve their anxiety and get them comfortable again.
I also enjoy helping the community by volunteering for Dentistry of the Heart and the Marion County Health Department Dental Clinic. During my down time I enjoy outdoor activities with my husband and two step-children.
An Ocala native graduated from North Marion High School and continued my education at CFCC, earning an AS degree and Dental Assisting Certification. I enjoy relieving patient’s pain and stress. I am able to help Dr. Nixon achieve this at Ocala Endodontics, and as a licensed massage therapist and on my own.
When I am not working I am active with my church family, teaching Sunday school, photography and spending time with family and friends.
I have been with Ocala Endodontics for 4 years. I help take care of the front desk and scheduling. I enjoy speaking to and meeting each and every patient.
Our patients like the fact that we are so thorough. Starting with the initial phone call, our patients understand what they can expect from scheduling the appointment, to treatment, costs, and what their insurance will cover. Dr. Nixon is very compassionate in explaining the treatment to our patients and listening to their concerns and fears. It is satisfying to call a patient on follow up and hear they are doing better.
I like living in Ocala near my 2 grown children and when I have free time I enjoy crafting and knitting as well as traveling around Florida visiting family and friends.
I relocated to the Central Florida area from my home town of Columbus Ohio where I was a dental assistant for 2 years. I enjoy taking care of all of our patients needs from front desk to assisting! Ocala Endodontics has been a great new home for me. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 fabulous children and my amazing husband kayaking, going to the beach and enjoying life!