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Dr. Jeff Nickas has been practicing dentistry with Grand Dental - Sycamore for the majority of his professional life, almost 10 years! He feels lucky to have found such a great group of individuals to work with. He describes the diverse Grand Dental - Sycamore team as “Quirky, fun, motivated and accomplished.”


Dr. Jeff attended undergraduate school at the University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since becoming a practicing dentist, he has completed several rounds of continuing education, including:


  • University of Minnesota – Mini-Residency in Geriatric Dentistry
  • MIS Implants- Basic Implant Placement Seminar
  • ADE Seminars- Implant Placement Hands-On Cadaver Course
  • Perio Institute- Surgical Skills Workshop
  • Dawson Academy- Functional Occlusion: From TMJ to Smile Design
  • Sleep Apnea Training - Fabrication and Titration of Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances


Dr. Jeff is also Invisalign and Lumineers certified and is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry.


“For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to work in healthcare. My mother was a nurse, and I took an avid interest in her profession. Growing up, I really liked the arts, be it music, painting or drawing. I also had an affinity for science, studying biology and chemistry in college. To me, dentistry was the meeting of these disciplines. Dentistry blends science, art, technical skill, and healthcare all into one profession. I love what I do, and I believe it really shows in the approach we take with our patients.”


A self-professed animal nut, Dr. Jeff and his fiancée, Corey, have a 3,000-gallon koi pond that they maintain year-round. They love to travel to exotic locations and observe local wildlife. In fact, they’ve come face-to-face with giant tortoises in the Galápagos Islands, and swam with tropical fish while scuba diving on the Belize barrier reef. He says “Our planet if so full of interesting life. Our goal is to see as much as possible while we’re here.”

Locally, Dr. Jeff enjoys fishing in Illinois and Wisconsin, mountain biking and attending live music concerts.



Contact info:

Grand Dental - Sycamore

134 W State St, Sycamore, IL 60178



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Dr. Jeffrey Nickas - America's Top 50 Dentists - Sycamore, Illinois

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