About Our Team

General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Wheeling, WV

Dr. Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS has surrounded herself with an experienced and courteous team that goes out of their way to help patients reach their dental health goals. Located in Wheeling, WV, our practice treats members of the entire family. We offer a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments. From All-on-4 dental implants and same-day crowns to root canal therapy and teeth whitening, we have the tools to give you a smile you can feel confident in. Regardless of your needs, we strive to make every visit to our office as pleasant as possible.

Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV

 Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS

“Everything in my past has prepared me for being a dentist. I truly believe that I was meant to do this in life. I love my career!”

Dr. Nickoles went to Avella High School, graduated second in her class, and then went to Bethany College, where she attained a B.S. degree in Chemistry. She continued graduate work in Chemistry at Arizona State University and has an M.S. degree. Dr. Nickoles returned to West Virginia and worked as a full-time Chemist, matching colors, and taught part time at various schools and colleges in the area. She then decided what she wanted to be when she grew up and went to WVU School of Dentistry and received her DDS. Dr. Nickoles lives in Wheeling with her husband, Todd, and her two children. Her son is attending WVU for Mechanical Engineering while her daughter is attending West Virginia Wesleyan College for Graphic Design.

Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV

Jamie Sweeney

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from West Liberty University in 2005 with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. Jamie resides in Wheeling with her husband and two sons.

Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV

Doris Dhayer

Doris is the mother of Dr. Nickoles and helps out the practice by answering phone calls and addressing patients’ needs at the front desk. Doris has many years of work experience in customer service, management, and human resources.

Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV


Certified Dental Assistant

Ashley graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2013 and went on to receive expanded duties in West Virginia. She had additional certifications in coronal polishing, fluoride, sealants, and CPR.


Patient Care Coordinator

Tina is a local girl graduating from Wheeling Park High School and West Liberty State College.  She is a mother of two teenagers.  Her background is mostly in the medical field and has been in dentistry for the past 4 years.

Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV

Mariah Nickoles

Summer Intern

She has worked for her mom for the past 7 years during the summer. She is currently attending West Virginia Wesleyan College studying Graphic Design.


I believe dentistry and coming to the dentist should be a positive experience. People will want to come here because they will feel special and cared for.


Our mission is to create “Raving Fans” about our practice.


Our practice will be recognized as having a first-class patient experience, second to none.

Our Core Values


Our Belief:

Integrity is the backbone of the office and is the foundation of our reputation. Every member of the team is expected to operate with integrity in all matters in the practice.


Be able to give your word and keep it. Do what is right. Integrity is what you do when no one is looking.
Eleisha J. Nickoles, DDS Wheeling, WV


Our Belief:

If you are in the dental healthcare business, you must have compassion for the patients.


Put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Don’t judge; try to find out the root of why. Exhibiting thoughtfulness, both professionally and personally, to let them know what is best. Listening and hearing the patient, giving credibility to what they are saying. Always being kind and helpful. We will always exhibit a positive and upbeat attitude while in the presence of our patients, whether on the phone or in person. Sending out thank-you cards when a patient is sincere or sympathy card when a patient is hurting.


Our Belief:

You get respect when you give respect.


We respect our patients and each other. Treat people the way we would like to be treated, even if it is difficult. Respect the practice and equipment like it is yours.


Our Belief:

Teams can make or break the practice.


Trust everyone to do their job. Having confidence and being on the same page instills trust for the patient. Always keeping things confidential and not gossiping, both with patients and co-workers.


Our Belief:

No one can run this practice all by themselves. It takes everyone doing their hired jobs but also goes above that by helping each other. No one is above any task that needs done so that we can bond as a team and get done at the same time, walking out the door at night, together.


Working together as one, having no walls between departments, not pointing fingers or blame, jump in and help each other without being told, keeping everyone caught up together.

For more information about Dr. Nickoles or our dental professionals, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (304) 242-8600.