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Dr. Jeff Nichelini

Dr Jeff Nichelini OrthodontistDr. Jeff Nichelini, a California native, received his Bachelor’s Degree (Provost’s list) from the University of California- San Diego in Molecular Biology. While there, he co-founded the school’s first undergraduate research journal, The Saltman Quarterly. He then attended Columbia University for his doctoral degree, where he made time to start a dental clinic for homeless people, and received awards for his contribution to public-health. During his time at Columbia, he was a teaching assistant for the course in Dental Anatomy and Occlusion.

His Orthodontic residency was completed simultaneously with a Master’s Degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at the UCSF, during which time he served as the Chief Resident of his department. He has been thoroughly trained in the modern orthodontic techniques, such as temporary anchors, self- ligating (“friction free”) braces, Invisalign and analysis / diagnosis of 3D x-rays.

He has done extensive scientific research at the Scripps Institute, Columbia University, UCSF; as well as receiving the Moss Fellowship to study in Amsterdam at the Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde and completing a Global Healthcare Externship in Jamaica.

Dr. Nichelini has taught at UCSF as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and is the Assistant Editor for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics Bulletin. He is active in the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and orthodontic study clubs.

His great grandfather helped pioneer the Napa Valley with a homestead in 1884, the location of which is still the site of his family’s winery to this day. When he is not working at Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics or his own orthodontic practice in American Canyon, Dr. Nichelini helps with the family winery. He also spends his time running marathons, hiking, exploring, reading the news and going to museums.

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Dr. Jeff Nichelini