Meet Dr. Patrick Nolan

Patrick J. Nolan, DDS, MS

Dr. Patrick J. Nolan is a native of New Orleans who has been practicing orthodontics since 1990. He is the third generation of his family to carry on the tradition of excellence in dental care.

Education and Experience

Dr. Nolan received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University. He then moved to Michigan and completed the orthodontic residency program at the University of Michigan, earning his Master of Science degree. Dr. Nolan is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Michigan, teaching in the graduate orthodontic program. His primary teaching responsibility is in the orthodontic early treatment course taught to the first-year orthodontic residents. His research interests include the orthodontic and orthopedic treatment of young children and imaging of the temporomandibluar joint. He co-teaches an annual continuing education course at the University of Michigan and has lectured at the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • World Federation of Orthodontists, Fellow
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Orthodontic Alumni Association, Past President
  • Chancellors Award for Excellence
  • Kott Research Award

Outside the Office

Dr. Nolan lives in Plymouth, with his beautiful wife, Lisa, and their five children. He enjoys boating on Portage Lake, attending the University of Michigan Summer Camp with his children, and skiing in northern Michigan during winter. Perhaps his greatest passion is simply laughter. He frequently plays practical jokes on fellow staff members and just can't pass up an opportunity to hear a new joke from one of his many patients. His all-time favorite TV shows are “Seinfeld” and “The Office.” Find our more about Dr. Nolan on Google+.