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Don Nixdorf, DDS, MS

Don Nixdorf, DDS, MS

Languages I Speak
My Care Philosophy

I provide evidenced-based and patient-centered care.  The focus is first to understand what the underlying reason for the patient’s complaint of pain.  Then, I work with my patients to determine an individualized plan that has three goals; i) pain reduction, ii) improvement in function, and iii) development of independence.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Hospital Dentistry)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Anesthesia)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada (Orofacial Pain)
Other Education
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada (Dental School)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Master of Science in Clinical Research)
Board Certifications
American Board of Orofacial Pain, Diplomate
National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences
  • Director, Division of TMD & Orofacial Pain
  • Member of the Medical Advisory Board, TNA Facial Pain Association