Meet Our Staff!

Learn more about the staff at Harvey and Nichols Family Dentistry. Their years of experience and personal attention are sure to convince you that their office should be your dental professional home. Make an appointment and find out for yourself how their experience can give you a great smile. Our dental hygienists have 20+ years of experience. When you visit us, we'll ensure that you don't have to wait for our quality service.


Dr. Mark H. Harvey, DMD

Dr. Mark Harvey

Dr. Harvey is located in Elizabethtown, KY and has over 38 years of experience in general and family dentistry. He takes the time to sit and answer any questions that you have about your diagnosis, treatment and procedures. Whether you're visiting for a routine cleaning, or other procedures like fillings or dentures, you'll appreciate the attention in a friendly and casual atmosphere.


Dr. Chris Nichols, DMD

Dr. Chris Nichols

Dr. Chris Nichols was born and raised in Elizabethtown. He graduated from St. James middle school and Central Hardin High School. He went on to earn a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville. Dr. Nichols prides himself on providing excellent dental care to all of his patients. He enjoys getting to personally know everyone that comes into the office. He spends his free time with his wife, Autumn and their three kids Jaxson, Riley, and Kruz.


Sherry Murphy, RDH

Sherry Murphy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sherry received her Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She has worked in the practice at Lakewood Dental for over 25 years. She is happily married with two children and three grandchildren. She spends her free time traveling with her husband.


Susan Vowels, RDH

Susan Vowels

Registered Dental Hygienist

Susan received her Dental Hygiene degree in 1996 from the University of Kentucky Dental Hygiene mobile program which was based out of Elizabethtown Community College. She has worked with Dr. Harvey at Lakewood Dental for over 20 years. Susan is happily married with two children.


Chelsea Wright, RDH, Hygiene Coordinator

Chelsea Howell

Registered Dental Hygienist

Chelsea graduated from Elizabethtown High School in 2011. She went on to graduate from Western Kentucky University in 2015 with a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. Chelsea is happily married and has one daughter, Cali. Chelsea spends her free time with her family and enjoys going to the gym.


Cheri Kimble, RDH

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Cheri graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Her unit was activated during the Gulf War and she continued to work as a dental assistant and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Family time with her three children and exercising with friends are her favorite activities.


Tasha Berry, RDH

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Tasha recieved her Dental Hygiene degree from Western Kentucky University. She was born and raised in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Tasha is married with two children. The majority of her weekends are spent camping with her family.


Andrea Ireland, EDDA

Andrea Ireland

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

Andrea is a graduate of Central Hardin High School and ECTC’s expanded functions dental program. She joined our pratice in 2006. Andrea is happily married with two children and one fur baby, Pippa.


Sue Ellis, DA

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Dental Assistant

She originally was a dental assistant in Arizona, and moved to the lovely Kentucky area in 1994. She has worked here at Lakewood Dental for over 20 years. Sue is happily married with two children and one awesome grandson!


Ashley McCoy, EDDA

Ashley McCoy

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Ashley is a graduate of Larue County High School. She works daily as Dr. Chris Nichols dental assistant as well as assisting with front office duties. Ashley spends her free time fishing and loves all things outdoors.


Ashley Smith, EDDA

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Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Ashley is a lifelong resident of the Elizabethtown area and has two beautiful daughters. She has been an EDDA since 2012. When Ashley is not at work, she is spending time with her family and cooking.


Jena Perkins, Front Office Coordinator

jena Perkins

Front Office

Jena has been in the dental field since 2007; working both the clinical and business side. She lives in Bardstown, KY with her husband and son. Jena joined our practice in 2017 and is distinguished in insurance inquiries.


Beverly Laginess, Front Office

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Front Office

Bev has been working in the dental field since 1999. She has been married to her husband, Chuck, for 38 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. They enjoy four wheeling and the outdoors in their off time.