About Dr. Nida
“I am thrilled to come back home to the Hattiesburg area to start a family and a practice. Serving the community through orthodontics has always been a dream of mine, and now it is finally a reality! I chose to specialize in orthodontics after dental school because I love being able to improve a person’s self-esteem and confidence, usually within a short period of time. Every case is different, and every treatment plan is customized to each patient to achieve optimum, personalized results according to the patient’s growth, facial esthetics, and bite. A person’s smile is one of the first things that others notice about them, and helping someone feel good about their smile is so rewarding. I love watching how a shy adolescent can transform into a new person, exuding confidence and joy after orthodontic treatment. It is a joy and privilege to serve the Hattiesburg area through orthodontics.”
Dr. Suzanna Ellzey Nida was born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Oak Grove High School and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Nida attended dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson where she received the Schillig Scholarship, Krama Award of Excellence, was a Hinman Scholar, and member of the Hembree Honor Society. Throughout dental school, Dr. Nida received eight other academic and clinical achievement awards, including induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She then completed a two-year residency in orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where her research focused on comparing two different appliances commonly used to treat Class II malocclusion.
Suzanna and her husband, Andrew, love traveling, cooking, cheering on their favorite sports teams, and spending time with friends and family. They are active in their church and community, and are expecting their first child in August.
Master of Science in Dentistry: Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Dental Medicine: University of Mississippi Medical Center’s School of Dentistry, Jackson, Mississippi
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Member: American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, University of Texas at Houston Alumni Association, University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association
Licensed: State of Mississippi