Dr. Nihal Bicakci

Dr. Nihal Bicakci

Co-founder, Chief Dental Officer, Prosthodontist

Visual Communication Expert
Compassionate Caregiver
Implant Innovator
Excellence Pursuer
Continuous Learner & Educator
Whole Health Advocate
Smile Architect
Prevention Pioneer

Why she became a dentist

Dr. Nihal's path to dentistry was driven by a lifelong desire to help others, evolving from dreams of being a teacher and a doctor to finally a dentist. Her passion for detailed, hands-on work—from drawing and sculpting to carving wax teeth—naturally led her into the dental field. The profound impact of restoring a patient's smile and confidence, whether they've suffered from trauma or neglect, continues to inspire her daily work. She cherishes the ability to transform lives by creating beautiful, functional smiles that restore appearance and self-esteem.

What advances and new sciences she is excited about these days

Dr. Nihal is passionate about creating natural-looking teeth that enhance facial harmony. She is excited by ongoing advancements in digital dentistry, minimally invasive techniques, and biomimetic dentistry, which aim to preserve natural tooth structure and mimic nature as closely as possible. The evolving understanding of the oral microbiome and its connection to systemic health and longevity drives her practice and professional curiosity.

Dr. Nihal's Views on Current Dental Fads

Dr. Nihal critically examines new dental products and trends, emphasizing the importance of backed clinical evidence before adoption. She is cautious of the rush toward aesthetically modern dental practices that may prioritize appearance over quality and care, advocating instead for substantiated, patient-centered approaches.

Professional Qualifications

Dr. Nihal Bicakci earned her D.D.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also specialized in Prosthodontics and Implantology. As a former clinical instructor at UIC and an active peer reviewer for the Journal of Prosthodontics, she has profoundly contributed to dental education and research. Her memberships in the American College of Prosthodontists and the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics further highlight her commitment to excellence in her field.