Headshot photo of Jeffrey Nickel, D.M.D, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Nickel, D.M.D, M.Sc., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry
  • Director, Orthodontics Graduate Program, School of Dentistry



Dr. Nickel is the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also a member of several state and national professional and research organizations.

Jeff has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, with a focus on clinical studies which explore the combined effects of mechanics and behavior in the development of degenerative joint disease. He has published in the areas of numerical modeling of central nervous system organization of the masticatory muscle activation; in vivo and ex vivo biomechanics of cartilage; and the testing of mechanical and biological variables affecting rates of tooth movement in humans.

Education and training

    • D.M.D., 1981, University of Manitoba
    • M.Sc., 1987, University of Manitoba
    • Ph.D., 1992, University of Manitoba



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