Dr. Diane Ede-Nichols is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. She is also the director of the geriatric dental education program and provides geriatric didactic and clinical education to pre and post doctoral students. Academic responsibilities also include didactic and clinical instruction in special care dentistry which encompasses the medically and mentally compromised and persons with disabilities. Dr. Ede-Nichols provides this education at several sites including the Special Care Clinic in the CDM Davie campus, Villa Maria Rehabilitation Hospital, Broward General Medical Center, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Dr. Ede-Nichols received her dental degree from Fairleigh Dickinson College of Dental Medicine in New Jersey and completed a general practice residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York. She also completed a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at The Bronx Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She received a Master's degree in Health Law from the Shepard Broad Law Center in 2003 and is currently working towards a Master's in Public Health at NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.