Dr. Raymond G. Nikodem, DDS
My whole life I grew up around dentistry. My father was an orthodontist in South County for over 30 years. My cousin is an endodontist (root canal specialist) in North County, and my three brothers are also dentists.
Because many of my father's friends were also dentists, I was surrounded by discussions of dentistry, which interested me so much I couldn't wait for the next time I could visit one of their practices just to watch how they worked. Needless to say, I knew at a very young age that I wanted to become a dentist.
Dentistry remains my passion. I feel my passion is reflected in my work and in how I treat my patients. I have been given a great gift, and I want to share that gift with others. I ask all my associates at Nikodem Dental Care, P.C., to celebrate my mission statement to be "Men and Women for Others."
If you are in need of dental care, please give us a call at Nikodem Dental, P.C. We understand that a visit to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience, and my associates and I do everything in our power to see that every visit to our office is as pleasant as possible.
A friendly front-desk associate at Nikodem Dental Care, P.C. is waiting to hear from you. Please call us today at (314) 892-2000 - South, (314) 731-7555 - North, (636) 337-2120 -Warrenton, MO or 1-800-4-DENTURE.
Dr. Raymond G. Nikodem:
Creighton Dentist Owner of Kentucky Derby Entry
Creighton alumnus Ray Nikodem, DDS ’87, a dentist in St. Louis, is part owner of a racehorse that competed in the 2006 Kentucky Derby – Flashy Bull. He won the money to purchase a stake in the gray-colored thoroughbred while wagering on the 2005 Kentucky Derby.
He won $67,000 ($49,000, after taxes) with a $230 long shot trifecta bet. He picked Giacomo (50-1 odds) to win, Closing Argument (70-1 odds) to come in second and the rest of the field to show. Nikodem and his wife, Lisa, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to watch the 2006 Derby.
Flashy Bull, a late entry into the Derby (40-1 odds), finished 14th in the twenty-horse field.
Nikodem said having a horse in the Kentucky Derby was an incredible experience, especially because of the Derby’s tradition of allowing owners to join the trainers in the barn area, and then walking your horse over to the paddock for the race.
"I don’t know what was more thrilling – being in the barn and hearing, ‘Horsemen, bring your horses over for the Kentucky Derby’ on the P.A. system, or walking Flashy Bull over to the paddock in front of 150,000 cheering people,” he said.
Dr. James S. Winfield, DDS
Dr. Winfield graduated from the School of Dentistry of the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1979. He has 25 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Winfield practices dentistry in the denture department at Nikodem Dental Care, P.C., where he has been an associate since 1992.
While dentures may be a difficult decision for some people, Dr. Winfield exercises extreme care and compassion during this transition period from natural teeth to dentures. He has perfected the art of the "same-day denture" thanks to his many years of experience.
Dr. Winfield's patients have affectionately nicknamed him "Blue Eyes."
Dr. Winfield practices dentistry at Nikodem Dental South County, St Louis.
Dr. Jeffrey P. Stephans
Dr. Stephans began the practice of general dentistry in 1976 after completing his four years at the School of Dentistry of the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Most of his career has been spent in the Saint Louis suburban area providing general family dental care, with a special emphasis on high-quality fixed crown and bridge work.
"Experience cannot be taught," says Dr. Stephans. "It must be earned, and proper diagnosis is critical to providing excellent patient care. My dentistry is performed with pride, and I look forward to meeting you and your family members."
Dr. Stephans practices at Nikodem Dental South County, St Louis.
Dr. Jerry Hill DMD
Dr. Jerry Hill works in the General Dentistry and Denture/Partial Departments at Nikodem Dental in South St. Louis County. After growing up in Fenton, he graduated from SIUE dental school in 2001. When Dr. Hill is not in the dental office he can often been found spending time with his wife and two children or out in the wilderness hunting. When you ask Dr. Hill what is his favorite thing about dentistry he will answer, "I like helping people regain their smile”.
Dr. Paul Nativi DMD
Dr. Nativi can be found at Nikodem Dental in South St. Louis County caring for patients in the General Dentistry Department. Before graduating from Washington University he grew up In Collinsville Illinois. Dr. Nativie, likes that dentistry "gives you the chance to meet new people, and gives the feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day”. Dr Nativi is a member of many committees including, Team Dentistry of SLU and SIUE, and he is President of The Academy for Sports Dentistry. Dr Nativi also loves making custom fit mouth guards to protect the teeth of young athletes. In Dr. Nativi’s free time he likes to golf, fly fish, trap shoot, and spend time with his family which includes 2 children, his wife and 4 grandchildren.
Dr. Lucas Meyer DMD
Dr. Meyer is the newest addition to our family at Nikodem Dental Warrenton and Nikodem Dental in South St. Louis County. Dr. grew up in Belleville Illinois. What Dr. Meyer loves most about dentistry is alleviating tooth pain and improving smiles! Dr. Meyer graduated from SIUE Dental School and is an active member of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. When he goes home at the end of the day his wife and two children meet him at the door. Dr. Meyer works in our General Dentistry and Denture/Partial Departments.
4337 Butler Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63128