Dan grew up the oldest of five in Wilmette. Following in the footsteps of his father Joseph S. Nykaza he graduated from Loyola Dental School in 1986. His next younger brother Robert S.Nykaza is also a dentist practicing in Colorado Springs.
Dan is a strong advocate of advanced and continual education. The craft of creating precise treatment plans and superior restorations is directly related to advanced training and care.
Dan has been married for 35 years to his wife Lee and lives in Wilmette. He enjoys the time he spends with his family. A full house makes him happy, and together they raised four.
Dan loves any sport activity, loves the water, plays at golf and enjoys being outside. He coached basketball for many years both at the grade school and high school level.