Donald Nixdorf, DDS MS

Dr. Donald Nixdorf graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Dentistry in 1996. He then completed a residency in hospital dentistry with a Masters at The Ohio State University, Anesthesia fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, Orofacial Pain fellowship at the University of Alberta, and a Master of Science in Clinic Research at the University of Minnesota as a part of an NIH-funded training program. He is a Diplomate of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology (NDBA) and the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP). Dr. Nixdorf is an Associate Professor, Division Director, and past Graduate Program Director at the University of Minnesota in the Division of TMD & Orofacial Pain.

Dr. Nixdorf maintains a clinical practice restricted to the diagnoses and management of chronic TMD pain, headaches and neuropathic pain within a multi-disciplinary settings. Dr. Nixdorf’s research has focused on the topics of persistent non-odontogenic “tooth” pain, investigating classification, diagnosis, epidemiology, exploration of mechanisms, and treatment options. In 2018, Dr. Nixdorf was awarded AAE honorary membership for his service to the field of endodontics.