Dr Trevor S. Nichols attended Arizona State University in Tempe in the US, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in science and fitness and graduated as valedictorian of his class. He then attended A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa in Arizona for his doctoral training, where he served as class president. While there, he also completed a certificate in dental public health. After obtaining his DMD, Dr Nichols completed his specialty training in orthodontics at the same dental school and gained a master’s degree while completing research on temporomandibular disorder. He has received inaugural awards in clinical excellence and leadership. Dr Nichols is involved in organised orthodontics and educates other orthodontists and residents on the creation of beautiful, healthy, life-lasting smiles.