About Dr. Coles
Dr. Nicholas J. Coles is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing in Tucson for the past 4 years. He decided to pursue oral surgery after being exposed to dentistry through his father, brothers, and sister, who are also dentists. When he had to have jaw surgery during his early 20s, he got an even closer look at what oral and maxillofacial surgeons do. His experience gave him a unique perspective, and he found that oral surgery was an interesting mix of both medicine and dentistry, which drew him to the field. His favorite thing about being an oral surgeon is seeing the immediate results patients get from treatment and helping them improve their health.
Born and raised in Utah, he attended Utah State University for his undergraduate studies. He studied Spanish in college before traveling to Uruguay for two years, and today Dr. Coles is a fluent Spanish speaker. After his undergraduate studies, he attended Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, where he graduated in 2007.
Dr. Coles finished a four-year oral and maxillofacial residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This hands-on oral surgery training program gave him real-world experience working with patients and performing procedures. After completing his residency program in 2012, he began practicing with Dr. Wood at Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Hobbies and Interests
When he’s not working, Dr. Coles enjoys running, cycling, golfing, snowboarding, water skiing, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three beautiful children.