4116 Von Talge, Suite A

St. Louis, MO


​​​​1119 W. Gannon Dr.

Festus, MO


Stephen G. Nikodem, D.D.S., M.S.

​Family Orthodontic Care

About the Doctor

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 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 developed and patented the Nikodem Spring, which is used by dentists nationwide. Click on the video below to learn about his innovative invention.