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Top Dentists

May 24, 2018 03:13PM ● By Lindsay Wilson
INTRODUCTION:  This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 125 dentists and specialists in the Omaha Metro Area. The Omaha list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at For more information call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email [email protected] or visit 

SELECTION PROCESS: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?” 

This is the question we’ve asked thousands of dentists to help us determine who the topDentists should be. Dentists and specialists are asked to take into consideration years of experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies and of course physical results. 

The nomination pool of dentists consists of dentists listed online with the American Dental Association, as well as all dentists listed online with their local dental societies, thus allowing virtually every dentist the opportunity to participate. Dentists are also given the opportunity to nominate other dentists that they feel should be included in our list. Respondents are asked to put aside any personal bias or political motivations and to use only their knowledge of their peer’s work when evaluating the other nominees. 

Voters are asked to individually evaluate the practitioners on their ballot whose work they are familiar with. Once the balloting is completed, the scores are compiled and then averaged. The numerical average required for inclusion varies depending on the average for all the nominees within the specialty and the geographic area. Borderline cases are given careful consideration by the editors. Voting characteristics and comments are taken into consideration while making decisions. Past awards a dentist has received as well as status in various dental academies can factor into our decisions. 

Once the decisions have been finalized, the included dentists are checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have an active license and are in good standing with the board. Then letters of congratulations are sent to all the listed dentists. 

Of course there are many fine dentists who are not included in this representative list. It is intended as a sampling of the great body of talent in the field of dentistry in the United States. A dentist’s inclusion on our list is based on the subjective judgments of his or her fellow dentists. While it is true that the lists may at times disproportionately reward visibility or popularity, we remain confident that our polling methodology largely corrects for any biases and that these lists continue to represent the most reliable, accurate, and useful list of dentists available anywhere.

DISCLAIMER: This list is excerpted from the 2018 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 125 dentists and specialists in the Omaha Metropolitan area.  For more information call 706-364-0853, email [email protected], or visit

topDentists has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2010-2018 by topDentists, LLC of Augusta, GA. All rights reserved. This list, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without permission of topDentists. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission.


Thomas J. Beeson

Endodontic Associates

Tobin N. Drake

Endodontic Associates

Jacob L. Fimple

Advanced Endodontic Therapy

Patrick K. Haffey

Nebraska Micro-Endodontics

Michael S. Hermsen

Heartland Endodontic Specialists

Jose L. Ibarrola

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Corey K. Karimjee

Midwest Endodontics

Caci I. Liebentritt

Omaha Endodontists

David A. Maixner

Midwest Endodontics

Stephen P. Pryor

Endodontic Specialists

Christopher J. Redd

Heartland Endodontic Specialists

Arman Samad-Zadeh

Advanced Endodontic Therapy

Frank S. Sleder, Sr.

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General Dentistry

Gregory M. Beals

Pacific Springs Dental

Douglas K. Benn

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Sarah T. Billesbach

Drs. Mancuso & Mancuso Dental

Paul S. Blecha

Blecha Family Dental

William J. Bresnahan

Timothy P. Burchfiel

Burchfiel Dental

Brad W. Carson

Pacific Village Dental

William T. Cavel

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Amy T. Chadwell

Chadwell Family Dentistry

Jeffry F. Cherek

Ralph M. Corpuz

Corpuz Family Dentistry

Michael C. Danahay

Dental Innovations

Katherine L. DeFord

DeFord Family Dental 8410 S 73rd Plaza, Ste., 104 Papillion, NE 68046

James R. Demman

The Dentists at Dundee

Scott C. DiLorenzo

40th and Dodge Family Dentistry

Jeffrey D. Dworak

Capehart Family Dentistry

Theodore S. Franco

Pacific Springs Dental

Jeffrey T. Garvey

The Dentists at Hillsborough

James G. Gerner

Kendra L. Gosch

Gosch Family Dental

Jerome F. Gradoville

Benjamin G. Hardy

Hardy Dental

Gregory A. Havelka

Mary N. Kelsey

Robin R. Khan

Dentistry for Health

Christine M. Kozal

Clock Tower Dental

Terry F. Lanphier

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Richard D. Manning

Marty J. Matz

The Tooth Doc

Kirstin T. McCarville

Creighton University School of Dentistry

James F. McCaslin

Evergreen Dental Group

Stuart J. McNally

Millard Hills Dental Health Center

David R. Mlnarik

Shadow Ridge Dental

Carol M. Murdock

Creighton University School of Dentistry

William T. Naughton

Creighton University School of Dentistry

William V. Nelson

Augusta Dental

Matthew C. Neumann

Serenity Dental

Jeffrey R. Nielsen

Bel-Drive Dental

Mark A. Nielsen

Nielsen Dental

Mark J. Panneton

Panneton Dental Group

Brian S. Pendley

The Dentists at Village Pointe

Scott Radniecki

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Sugiko M. Reed

Ohana Smiles

Richard J. Ronk, Jr.

Thomas E. Rudersdorf

Thomas O. Rudersdorf

Amy M. Ruf

The Dentists at Ralston Square

Jay D. Samuelson

The Dentists at Hillsborough

Michael R. Sesemann

Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry

Allan M. Smith

Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry

Randy E. Stout

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Carolyn L. Taggart-Burns

Millard Oaks Dental

Brett H. Taylor

Taylor Dentistry

Brett S. Thomsen

Thomsen Dental Group

Steven D. Wegner 402-498-0400

Karry K. Whitten

Whitten Dentistry 402-397-9330

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Corey J. Auch

Oral Surgery Associates

Stephen A. Coffey

Oral Surgery Associates

Valmont P. Desa

Nebraska Medicine

John D. Engel

Oral Surgery Associates

Richard J. Glow

Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Michael P. McDermott

Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Afolabi O. Ogunleye

Premier Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Robert M. Pfeifle

Oral Surgery Associates

Chase Pruitt

Omaha Oral Surgery

Michael I. Shnayder

Village Pointe Oral Surgery

Jerome M. Wees

Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Stephen V. Wendt

Oral Surgery Associates

John P. Wewel

Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

David E. Williams

Creighton University School of Dentistry

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Oral Pathology

Hardeep Chehal

Creighton University School of Dentistry

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Matthew J. Becker

Imagine Orthodontics

Kelly R. Conway


Neil E. Dunlow

Dunlow Orthodontics

Thomas J. Huerter

Huerter Orthodontics

Joseph J. Hurd

Exclusively Orthodontics

Kort A. Igel

Igel Orthodontics

Taera Kim

Metro West Dental Specialty Group

Laura E. Low

Wees & Low Orthodontics

Brian McIntyre

Omaha Orthodontics

Mark Mendlik

Mendlik Orthodontics

Julie E. Olson

Olson Orthodontics

Barbara J. Ries

Timothy J. Sheehan

The Orthodontic Group

Kimberley A. Stafford

Stafford Orthodontics

Thomas J. Weber

Weber Orthodontics

Julie Wees

Wees & Low Orthodontics

Michelle S. Wulf

Southwest Orthodontics Associates

Peter A. Ziegler

Ziegler Orthodontics

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Pediatric Dentistry

Anne S. Aiello

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Carmen L. Dana

Pedodontics 402-330-5914

Eric D. Hodges

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

J. Bryan Hohenstein

Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry

Darin L. Kotil

Smile Academy

George M. Rakes

Premier Dental

Matthew D. Schieber

Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry

Lourdes M. Secola-Ocanto

West Maple Pediatric Dentistry

Lisa F. Strunk

Pedodontics 402-330-5914

Mark H. Taylor

Taylor Dentistry

Barry W. Webber

Walnut Creek Pediatric Dentistry

Greg Weeder

Weeder Pediatric Dentistry

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Dennis M. Anderson

Gum Disease Specialists

Natalie A. Frost

Frost Periodontics & Dental Implants

Matthew R. Kelsey

Kelsey Periodontal Group

W. Patrick Kelsey V

Kelsey Periodontal Group

Timothy P. McVaney

Specialty Dental Care

Takanari Miyamoto

Metro West Dental Specialty Group

Stacy L. Moffenbier

Scott L. Morrison

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Thomas R. Meng, Jr.

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Dennis E. Nilsson

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Paul J. Sheridan

Millard Hills Dental Health Center

Jared H. Smith

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Charles W. Wilcox

Creighton University School of Dentistry

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