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Cathy Nikdel, DDS, MPH

Dr. Cathy Nikdel, DDS, MPH
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: SOD-5419
  • Phone: 713-486-4277
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  • Department/Administrative Area: General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

    DDS | University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1999
    MPH | The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, 2017

Dr. Cathy Nikdel is an assistant professor at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1999 and a master's degree in Healthcare Management from UTHealth School of Public Health, Houston in 2017. She has practiced dentistry in Sweden and the United Kingdom before moving to Houston.

Currently a faculty member of the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, Dr. Nikdel participates in preclinical teaching, clinical teaching, and research.

She also treats patients in the UT Dentists faculty practice twice a week.

Clinical Interests

Restorative dentistry
Comprehensive treatment

Languages Spoken

English, Swedish, and Farsi