Dr. Ben Nielsen is a native Oregonian and graduated from West Linn High School. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and received his dental degree from OHSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Nielsen completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Utah and was in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, before returning to Oregon to specialize in endodontics at OHSU.
Dr. Nielsen is currently an Assistant Professor at the OHSU School of Dentistry. He is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), American Dental Association (ADA), Multnomah Dental Society, and the Marshall/Baumgartner Endodontic Study Group. Dr. Nielsen has been published twice in the Journal of Endodontics for his research involving endodontic sealers and the EndoVac system.
Dr. Nielsen resides in Happy Valley with his wife and six children. Away from work, he enjoys outdoor activities, sports, and traveling with his family. He and his wife, Angel, have taken two service trips to Guatemala, once with each of their two eldest sons. While in Guatemala, they offered dental treatment to missionaries, school children, and low-income people in Guatemala City who may not have otherwise been able to receive it. Dr. Nielsen’s favorite outdoor activity is to hike and explore the Columbia Gorge and areas around Mt. Hood. He has summited most of the Cascade Mountains including Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, the Middle and South Sisters, and Mt. Thielsen. He hopes to climb Mt. Whitney soon with his boys.
Dr. Andy Broadsword is also a native Oregonian who graduated from Barlow High School. He attended Portland State University and received his dental degree from OHSU School of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Broadsword was in private practice in Gresham, Oregon, and then returned to OHSU to specialize in endodontics.
Dr. Broadsword is currently an Assistant Professor at the OHSU School of Dentistry. He is also an active member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), American Dental Association (ADA), Multnomah Dental Society, and a member of the Marshall/Baumgartner Endodontic Study Group. His research on Opioid prescribing practices was recently published in the Journal of Endodontics.
Dr. Broadsword resides in Happy Valley with his wife and three daughters. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the PNW at the beach, hiking, and fishing. He enjoys watching and participating in most sports and has a goal to visit all the MLB stadiums. He also spent a week on a medical/dental mission with Global Medical/Dental Brigades to Honduras where he provided care in villages outside of Tegucigalpa.