About the Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


C. Neil Nicholson – Doctor

Dr. C. Neil NicholsonDr. Nicholson is a 1989 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and received a certificate in Hospital Dentistry in 1990. He received a certificate in orthodontics from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1993.

Dr. Nicholson is a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, Seattle King County Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Washington State Society of Orthodontists.

In his leisure time, he enjoys visual and performing arts, listening to music and most sports.


Rachell Harrington – Clinical Assistant

Rachell My name is Rachell. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Nicholson for over 15 years now. Making beautiful smiles is what we do best in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family as well as reading, dancing, and relaxing.


Diana Lee – Clinical Assistant
Diana Lee

Hi, my name is Diana. I have had a pleasure of being a team member at Seattle Braces since 2006. When I'm not at work, I enjoy outdoor activities with my family, and baking. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey to a beautiful smile!


Chundranae Nicholson-Finkley – Office Coordinator
Nae Nicholson-Finkley

I have worked in business administration/management nearly 20 years and have had the pleasure to be with Dr. Nicholson since 2001. I graduated from both EWU (BASW) and UW (MHA). I am married with 3 kids and 1 granddaughter and love spending time with family and friends. In my spare time I also love reading, exercise, traveling, coaching, spa rituals, cooking and the arts. I love working at Dr. Nicholson's office because we are in the Business of Creating Smiles and Building Confidence.


Nura Ali – Schedule Coordinator

Nura AliHello! My name is Nura "Nessie". I have worked for Dr. Nicholson for the last 6 years and I absolutely love it here. Seeing the looks on patients faces through orthodontic treatment is priceless. I love anything outdoorsy, food or hanging out with my nieces and nephews.


Elizabeth Daniels – Clinical Assistant
Elizabeth Daniels

Raised in Seattle, I have had the pleasure of working in the dental field within my unique, diverse community for over 20 years. Ten of those have been shared with Dr. Nicholson.His compassion and gentle style with our patients is outstanding. Being part of the transformation team that creates beautiful smiles is truly rewarding and fun! I love our patients and am lucky to work with such nice people.


Emily Ly – Clinical Assistant
Emily Ly

Hi! My names is Emily and I have been working here at Dr. Nicholson's since May 2013. What I love about my job is being able to work in a profession that helps bring confidence in patients lives everyday with a smile! (I started off as an intern and have been hooked ever since!) I also love that there's always something new and things are always changing so there's new things to be learned all the time. On my days off I enjoy spending time with loved ones, baking, eating and being outdoors whenever the weather allows. Fun fact: I use to be a part of the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team!


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