Dr. Stephen G. Nikodem and his staff take great pride in providing exceptional patient care within a fun and friendly atmosphere. Families are welcome- We specialize in treating both children and adults!
Orthodontic dentistry has advanced by leaps and bounds over the years. Gone are the procedures of old that delivered substandard results. Now, almost anything can be accomplished with the right technology and know how. That, combined with our unwavering commitment to you, results in an experience that's unlike any other in the orthodontic field. You'll immediately feel at ease, and our initial consultation will help you map out a complete orthodontic plan that achieves amazing results.
Orthodontic treatment is an exciting time of transformation for our patients. When treatment is complete, patients leave our office with the confidence that only a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile can give. We look forward to helping you achieve your ideal smile here at Nikodem Orthodontics.
Dr. Stephen G. Nikodem graduated from Desmet Jesuit High school in 1984. He went on to complete his undergraduate degree at Creighton University and St. Louis University. Dr. Nikodem graduated dental school in 1991 from Creighton University. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Nikodem practiced general dentistry and taught a minority dental program at Creighton University. Dr. Nikodem completed his orthodontic residency in 1994 at St. Louis University, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics. During his residency, he participated in Herbert Hoover’s Boy’s Program for Dental Concerns. He was also an active participant in ILAC (Institute for Latin American). Dr. Nikodem has recently been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Creighton University Dental of Alumni Advisory Board.
Dr. Nikodem was a 3-time All-American soccer player and has always been involved in the St. Louis community. Dr. Nikodem is married and has four children. He enjoys attending his children's activities. His hobbies include running and soccer.
Dr. Nikodem with his wife Hilary, and kids Steve, Luke, Margo and CeCe.
Dr. Nikodem developed and patented the Nikodem Spring, which is used by dentists nationwide. Click on the video to learn about his innovative invention.
Caitlynn is our office manager here at Nikodem in Festus! She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 2009. She joined the Nikodem Team in 2017. Caitlynn uses her nurturing, caring, and loving personality not only at home, but she creates the same culture in our office. Her favorite part is getting to see all of our happy pati
Caitlynn is our office manager here at Nikodem in Festus! She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant in 2009. She joined the Nikodem Team in 2017. Caitlynn uses her nurturing, caring, and loving personality not only at home, but she creates the same culture in our office. Her favorite part is getting to see all of our happy patients results! We are so happy to have her as a part of our team.
Marion is our office manager here at Nikodem in South County! She has been with Nikodem Orthodontics since 1995. Her outgoing personality and understanding nature helps makes patients comfortable, and excited for their treatment for a better smile. She is a wonderful part of the Nikodem Team and we are so happy to have her.
Kristin is our Front Desk Coordinator here at Nikodem Orthodontics in Festus! She has been apart of our team since September of 2019! Kristin has excellent patient care and is as sweet as they come! Her favorite part of the day is seeing the transformations within our patient's smiles everyday! We enjoy having her as apart of our team!
Wendy is our Front Desk Coordinator here at Nikodem Orthodontics in South County! She has been apart of the Nikodem team for many years! Her calming nature and sweet personality makes her a great part of our team and we are blessed to have her!
Sonya is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant who is also our Lab Technician and Clinical Director. She has been apart of the Nikodem Team since 2007! She runs the laboratory and creates/manages the iTero computerized imaging systems. She’s one of the hardest working individuals we‘ve seen and we are so glad to have her as apart of our team!
Michelle is one of our Orthodontic Dental Assistants! She has been apart of the Nikodem Team since 2022! She relates to the patients well and makes them feel at home. Her sweet, calm personality, and gentle technique helps to make the patient comfortable during their visit. She has excellent patient care and we couldn't be happier to have her!
Adelaide is one of our Orthodontic Dental Assistants! She is one of the newest members of our team! Adelaide's fun, upbeat and driven personality helps to make the patient excited for their treatment! We are so glad to have her apart of the team!