Dr. Pruitt, also known as “Dr. Nikki”, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and holds a degree in biology from Baylor University. After receiving her dental degree, she began a career as a dentist in the U.S. Navy. She completed a residency in general practice dentistry focused on the care of patients with compromised medical needs at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California. After a tour in Okinawa, Japan, she returned to Texas to complete her graduate training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Following her training, she had the opportunity to be the Navy’s pediatric dentist in Sicily, Italy. She returned to Texas after 10 years in the Navy Dental Corps to join Kennedy Dental Care. She remains active in the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Texas Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Pruitt and her husband, James, have three beautiful young daughters that keep them very busy. She often shares the daily chaotic events of her own household with her patients and their families. She knows most of the popular kids TV shows, movies and toys by default so she can relate well to her young patients. She enjoys swimming, traveling, photography, and most of all, being a wife and mother.