Independence Family Dentistry
Danny Nakhla, DDS:
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Independence Family Dentistry
Danny Nakhla, DDS
Independence, KY













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Michelle C. from Newport, KY (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love my Dentist and the staff at Independence Family Dentistry! I have had lack luster experiences at other places and grew to hate going for routine cleanings. I know! CLEANINGS freaked me out – CAVITIES on the other hand, sent me into panic mode. My dental hygienist at IFD is so gentle and frequently asks how I’m doing – I appreciate the check in! They offer IV sedation and some happy gas to keep me comfortable during some of the more tedious procedures. I would highly recommend their services to all of my friends and family! Check them out ! – Michelle C

Sharon Steelman (Source: Google)


Dr. Nakahla was so nice and most of his staff were super. He has all the latest equipment and knows how to use them. I had 4 teeth pulled and two implants. He did this quickly with a lot of skill. I would recommend The Independence Dentistry to anyone. Thank you Independence Dentistry and Dr. Nakahla and staff

Ulyana L (Source: Facebook)


I have anxiety issues when it comes to visiting the dentist. I have changed a couple of dental places before my colleague told me about Independence Family Dentistry. I’m going there since then and I can’t wish for any better treatment. The whole team makes sure that my tests are fixed, they pay attention to every single detail when it comes to my teeth. I would definitely recommend IFD to my friends.

Shannon Devine Tomlinson (Source: Google)


I required extensive dental work and sedation due to the side effects of a prescribed medication years ago. I could not be happier with not only the quality of the work I received, but the ease and comfort that I felt during the procedure. If one can say this after nine (9) hours in the dental chair, you know that you have found a quality dentist.

Terry 1 (Source: Google)


Initial consultation was great. I’m a very dental phobic person who had not been to the dentist in over a decade. All were understanding, compassionate, and informative. They truly had my best interest at heart. I even experienced low blood sugar and all were there to assist. I look forward to Dr. Patrick’s work and remaining a patient here. Courtney too explained everything well and was patient with the financial piece.

Scott Hughes (Source: Google)


I have to say that Independence Family Dentistry has been more cooperative with getting me in when needed. When I have a tooth crack from an old filling, they had me come in that same day. I was then able to complete a full root canal with a crown all in the same day. This is extremely important to me since it is hard to take the time out to do something like going to the Dentist. Everyone is very friendly and understanding. Jackie really make you feel like a member of the family. I highly recommend them as my dentist.

Tammy Stover (Source: Google)


Dr Danny and his staff are very professional. My husband and I have been going to Independence family dentistry for years now, and we’ve always felt welcomed as part the family there. Dr. Danny always makes sure that are completely comfortable if we need any procedures done. I would recommend everyone to go to Independence family dentistry and experience the warmth and comfort of this Dentistry, you’ll be glad you did.

Tammy Hauser (Source: Google)


Definitely reccomend! Great dentist and great staff. I was afraid of the dentist for so many years when I had a bad experience with one and after reading all the great reveiws about Independence Family Dentistry I decided to give them a try let me tell you this place is absolutely amazing. Thank you Independence Family Dentistry for everything! I have found my forever dentist.

McKenzie Collins (Source: Google)


My initial visit (new patient visit) was an excellent experience. All staff was very friendly and very informative. They were also willing to help me with figuring out finances using credit care, which was very very appreciated. The environment was also clean and staff wore masks at all times.

Vicky Klette (Source: Google)


Easy to get appointments and staff is always extremely helpful and friendly. State of the art equipment makes it easy to get dental work taken care of quickly. Great location – no need to deal with the traffic headaches in the Florence area or around the hospitals. I highly recommend Independence Family Dentistry for you and your family! You’ll be pleased with the service you receive!

Corey S (Source: Google)


I started going to IDF when I moved to Independence about 4 years ago. I have had cleanings, fillings, crowns and a root canal. Dr. Nakhla and his staff are the best. Dr. N is very good and I trust him. Everyone is very friendly and are always willing to help you in every way possible. If I have a problem or general cleanings, this is my place. It always will be. Thanks staff (Sherry, Courtney and Everyone else)

Michelle Tomlin (Source: Google)


I LOVE going here. They are always willing to work with me. Can get me in for emergencies. I have major dental anxiety and they are sooo understanding and caring. They treat you like a human being and not a number. They are the only place I trust honestly anymore. I have been to quite a few places around NKY and this place is by far the best hands down. Every time I call and tell them whats going on everyone is so nice and professional. Its very clean and well kept too.

Nicole Moore (Source: Google)


My son is 3 and loves going to Independence Family Dentistry! The staff does such a great job with him! They also let him pick out of a treasure chest, which he thinks is the best thing ever! I have had nothing but a great experience for the 5 years I have been going there. I would highly recommend!
Nicole Kottmyer

Candance Robertson (Source: Google)


I have been going to Independence Family Dentistry for several years now. This office is so amazing. I called on a Sunday because my tooth chipped and somebody promptly answered the phone and got me scheduled to go first thing Monday morning. I was amazed that someone would answer the phone. My tooth had an old silver filling on it and they were able to do a crown on it in one visit. Dr. Nakhla takes a lot of continuing education and has a lot of advanced technology to make things a lot more efficient. They have always been great at working with my insurance and making the most out of it. I am so thankful I found this office and have referred many family members and friends. Dr. Nakhla has a big heart and truly cares about his patients!

Bill Biery (Source: Google)


Im 50 years old and have been through a lot of dentists through the years. No more! Ive found a home at Independence Family Dentistry. With Dr. Danny and his staff its not just about dental work. They genuinely care. And when they say theyre in your corner, its not just lip service. Trust me I know!

Tina S (Source: Facebook)


Anybody that knows me knows there are 2 things in this world I hate. 1 dentist visit, 2 needles. I was in so much pain and was looking to change dentist when I found this group. No was so glad when they returned my call in Monday and was able to get in on Wednesday. The employees were wonderful. Vicky thank you for your kindness as you saw, that was the last place I wanted to be. Dental hygienist who’s name I don’t remember realizing how much pain I was in went and spoke with the dentist and was able to give me shots to numb my mouth even to give me couple hrs of being pain free. At this point I didn’t care about the the syringe going into my mouth. The dentist had advise he was getting me prescription for antibiotics and pain meds. When I got to pharmacy there was only antibiotics. I called dentist office but found they were already closed but I left a message. All I thought was omg I have to deal with this pain with nothing cause OTC was not going to hold the pain where I could tolerate it. Leaving message I thought will I won’t hear from anybody till next day since they were closed. I went in home and with in 1/2 hr I received phone call from manager Besty. She told me she would see what she could do about getting they and next thing I knew since medication was narcotics the prescription would have to go through by computer. Besty was at her residence and in order to get the narcotics it would have to be done by computer at the dental office. Next thing I knew she said she was driving bk to the office from her residence to get that prescription sent to pharmacy cause she didn’t want me in pain. Already a long story short Besty went all the way bk to office just so she could sent the prescription through their computer. I could not believe somebody going out of the way when she was already off just to do this for me. I thank you so much Besty and the other 2 gals. Although this process I will be going through to get things straightened out with my teeth is going to be very costly, Iam so glad I found this place . It meant a lot to have somebody go that far out of the way for me so I feel like I have found the right place and am replacing my old dentist. I know I will have to call in order to get one more refill on this before the pain is somewhat manageable but I know that they care about their patients and it showed. Thank you all again.

Kyla Dahlquist (Source: Google)


Most memorably, I got numerous cavities filled at once, which is always a horrible experience. The staff were very understanding and accommodating. Dr. Nakhla was fantastic. As someone that has an ingrained (and irrational) fear of going to the dentist, I would strongly recommend Independence Family Dentistry. I’m happy to have found them.

Britney Morgan (Source: Google)


I could not recommend a better dentist! I had a consultation and within a week was in Dr.Nakhla’s care! I was to insecure to smile, and this man changed my life! I now have a beautiful smile and it is all thanks to him! He ensures you are comfortable the whole time he is working on you, and is also very informative! If you are insecure about your teeth, and want a better smile you can now stop searching and set up your consultation with Dr.Nakhla! Let him change your life like he has done for me!

James King (Source: Google)


So far I have been very pleased. They were a second opinion the first dentist I saw wasn’t rated well at all on reviews 1 star. I noticed Independence Family Dentistry was 5 stars so I checked them out. Same work as the other guy and $7,000 less a lot less money and great reviews. It’s a no brainer. I put down a deposit immediately. Hope everything continues to be favorable. We’ll see.

Kris V. from Cincinnati, OH (Source: Yelp)


They’ve taken great care of me. The dental assistants are very friendly and Dr. Danny Nakhla has done pretty much everything from fillings to crowns on me. I like that they can handle procedures in-house without delays. You can also ask for noise-cancelling headphones and Netflix. Sit back, relax, and watch TV while they fix your grille!

Christine V. from Dayton, OH (Source: Yelp)


Amazing dentist!! Dr. Nakhla along with his staff (Kim to be specific ) are incredibly patient and caring. They worked with me on my front teeth bonding, stopping and getting my opinion after every step they took. I am extremely happy with the result, I have been smiling non stop since I left their office. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Norma Allen (Source: Facebook)


Everyone who works here is absolutely amazing! From the front office to everyone in the back. They are welcoming, friendly and genuinely care about you. Not once did they act condescending or rush. They make sure you are comfortable and understand all steps of whatever procedure you are having done. I highly recommend them.

A Holley (Source: Google)


I left my previous dentist because they pushed unnecessary/ aggressive treatment. I have been treated by both Dr. Nakhla and Dr. Patel and I cannot say enough good things about them. I’ve had a dental implant as well as cleanings here . Very happy with the care and the treatment from all of the staff. Brooke did a phenomenal job with my cleaning . Highly recommended!

Holly Bricking (Source: Google)


Wonderful family like office. I’ve always been treated with kindness, patience and care from all staff members. I’m petrified of the dentist but Independence Family Dentistry has completely altered my fear of the dentist. I’m so grateful this practice is in our community! Thank you Dr.s , nurses & staff

Gary Brown (Source: Google)


Ashley & Bessie are the reason why I went there to start out because I haven’t been to the Dentist in many years and they made me feel very comfortable. And they are the reason I’m still there 30 visits in. Dr. Dan is great to he listens to what I have to say and makes sure I’m comfortable with what he’s doing. If I can feel comfortable with Independence Family Dentistry you know they must be doing something right.

Paul J Hilmer (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going to Independence Family Dentistry Since they have opened. We cannot say enough about the staff and Dr Nakhla. They have been there for the simple cleanings and through the tougher stuff such as Root Canals, Crowns and Extractions. They have made every experience great. I highly recommend them. I know it is kind of unheard of people really liking going to the dentist but I must say we truly love it. Thank you for all that you do for our family

Gail Hollenkamp (Source: Google)


My intentions were to walk into this place and get an estimate for my dental work needed. Everyone I spoke to made me feel at home. They took thorough xrays and explained everything to me in detail that needed to be done. Dr. Nakhla spoke to me with experience and confidence about my dental work needed. I immediately decided to look no further. Independence Family Dentistry will be taking care of all my dental needs from this day forward. I have already recommended them to others. I was highly satisfied at my very first visit.

Tony Lucia (Source: Google)


I was apprehensive about my visit as it had been some time since I had been to a dentist. The knowledge and caring attitude of the staff and the doctors quickly put me at ease. Thanks so much to this wonderful office and staff for the great work and helping me to once again become comfortable about a trip to the dentist. I did schedule my next appointment which I do intend to keep. Special thanks to Bessie the office manager for her great attitude and thorough knowledge of Dentistry and explaining the financials before being treated.

Nancy Harbert (Source: Google)


I am not the traditional dentalphobe. I am the extreme version of a dentalphobe. In fact I never opened my eyes during my last visit to some unknown dentist. I scheduled just a visit with Independence Dentistry, not laying in the chair just getting to know the surroundings and staff to see how comfortable I felt. I was met by the infamous Kim, made famous by the previous reviews and she exceeded my expectations. She was a little confused at first when I refused to sit in the chair but quickly started to converse with me about my fear, the services they offered and understood that this was part of my process. They never pressured me to do more than I was comfortable with. Dr. Naklah was very nice but direct and asked me if I would feel comfortable with at least moving forward with X-rays. (I’m sure it was frustrating for all involved but this patience is what I needed and what I was looking for.) Kim guided me through the X-rays and made sure I was comfortable. The consult with Dr. Naklah was great and although not the best news he didn’t blame me for the state of my mouth. He was understanding when I told him that I was at my limit for the day from what my mind could take and he was fine with it. We came up with my treatment plan and I felt accomplished that I had worked through my first level of fear. I can’t comment on the work but will be happy to update once it is complete. This first visit was about the experience and if I could I get through it without crying, throwing up or passing out and I did. Dentalphobia is real and for those who have never experienced it, it can be debilitating both mentally and physically. Yesterday I felt as if a weight was lifted off of my shoulders because the worry of the demise of my smile was put to rest. I could face my fears, understand the treatment plan and begin to believe that I could bring my teeth and gums back to health. I encourage anyone with these fears to schedule some time with Independent Dentistry, they are respectful of your phobia and can work within the confines of your mental limitations. This isn’t about sedation dentistry it’s about trusting the people who are in control when you are sedated and at first blush I am confident that when I wake up from my first procedure I will know that my smile was in good hands.

Erin R. (Source: Google)


I have high anxiety about the dentist. I searched for some time before coming to Independence Family Dentistry. On my first visit, they acknowledged my fears. The dental hygienist and dentist talked me though each step before they did anything. They ensured that I understood everything about the visit, walked me through each treatment plan available, and offered various financial alternatives if needed. Today, I had the procedure that the staff helped me plan according to my needs and anxiety. Each individual encountered was kind and attentive. My fear and anxiety started to ease minutes after I entered the office, being confident I was in great hands.

Richard Bromley (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Nakhla since he first opened up his office in Independence years ago. He is an amazing dentist and stays up to date. Other people in my family and myself have had all kinds of work done by him from Crowns to implants to veneers and all of us have been happy with our work. He is very gentle and his whole team are there to make you comfortable. He is very gentle when giving anesthetic and I could barely feel anything. His front desk team is wonderful and is very helpful with insurance even when something is not covered. They try to minimize the cost. The hygienists are very thorough and explain everything in detail that they are doing. The front desk goes above and beyond they called me on Saturday and let me know that they had a cancellation and offered me an earlier appointment. They go above and beyond to accomodate your schedule! I would absolutely recommend Dr. Nakhla and his team to others.

Kate Simons (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at Independence Family Dentistry. Dr. Nakhla and his staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They have the latest technology and my new crown look wonderful! They made it right in the office with advance CAD/CAM technology to fix my broken tooth. I have been here several times and have always had a good experience. I highly recommend this office to everyone!

Barb Farrow (Source: Google)


I suffer from extreme anxiety just thinking about going to a dentist. Have had 3 visits now with Independence Family Dentistry. Everyone of the folks working there are so very nice, you can feel their genuine caring towards you. I have had all my work done now, and thanks to them having IV Sedation, I did not feel a thing. I highly recommend Dr. Nakhla and his staff.

Norma Allen (Source: Google)


Everyone who works here is absolutely amazing! From the front office to everyone in the back. They are welcoming, friendly and genuinely care about you. Not once did they act condescending or rush. They make sure you are comfortable and understand all steps of whatever procedure you are having done. I highly recommend them.

Albert Vam (Source: Google)


Dr. Nakhla is a wonderful dentist. Upon my arrival at the office, he listened to all my concerns and questions and addressed each one of them in great detail. He explained every step of the procedure and checked if I was okay before each step. It feels weird saying this but it was the easiest root canal I have ever had.