It's important for children to have a dental visit tailored just for them—one that is not scary, is as pain free as possible, and establishes a life-long positive relationship with dental care. The dental experts in our clinic spend all of their time working with children and young adults, providing the most positive experience possible for our patients.
Our pediatric dentistry residency program trains the pediatric dentists of the future and serves over 3,000 infants, children and adolescents each year. The clinic is located at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and accepts Nebraska and Iowa Medicaid, most insurance plans, and fee-for-service patients.
- Infant oral health exams
- Oral health consultations
- Preventive services such as sealants, fluoride varnish applications and oral hygiene instruction
- Comprehensive oral health care for children with:
- Early childhood caries (cavities)
- Caries and periodontal needs
- Specific health care needs
- Significant underlying medical histories
- Orofacial injuries
- Early intervention to address dental growth and developmental problems
- Sedation for mildly anxious and fearful children
- Comprehensive oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia (two locations)
- Contemporary restorative care options
- Treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies
- Treatment for oral habits that negatively affect proper growth and alignment of teeth
- Consultation with other medical specialties at UNMC and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
For services requiring sedation, anesthesia and surgery:
You are in good hands with experts trained in how anesthesia, medications and surgery can affect pediatric patients. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry provides services under general anesthesia in the operating room at both Children’s Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center for patients with more complex dental needs. The dentists at the pediatric dental clinic provide comprehensive oral health care evaluations and referrals for complex dental and craniofacial conditions.
The faculty and residents of the clinic perform over 450 surgical cases a year, often in conjunction with other surgical services in order to better coordinate care and minimize costs to families. Recognized as experts in pediatric dentistry, the dental clinic focuses on providing an all-inclusive approach to the care of both healthy and medically compromised children.
If your child’s care is scheduled in the operating room at either UNMC or Children’s Hospital under general anesthesia, you will be given instructions and directions prior to your appointment.
The dental clinic at Children’s Hospital is open for urgent care appointments during regular clinic hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Trained staff are available to consult and determine the level of urgency taking the most severe or significant first. Only toothaches with swelling and/or bleeding, as well as physical trauma to the teeth and/or face, are considered dental emergencies. Any other condition or situation (e.g. minor toothache, broken or lost fillings) is not considered an emergency and requires a regularly scheduled appointment.
After-hours emergency services are provided seven days a week, 365 days a year, through the emergency rooms at both UNMC and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha.
- Jillian Wallen, B.D.S.
- Zachary Houser, D.M.D.
- Frank Driscoll, D.D.S.
- Bryan Skar, D.D.S.
- Brent Johnson, D.D.S.
- Lisa Strunk, Orthodontics D.D.S.
- S. Prem Premaraj, Orthodontics B.D.S.
- T. Sheela Premaraj, Orthodontics B.D.S.
- Christopher Johnson, D.D.S. (Chief Resident)
- Tyler Johnson, D.D.S.
- Claire Koukol, D.D.S.
- Katelyn Olenich, D.D.S.
- Eric Phan, D.D.S.
- Adam Crell, D.D.S.
- Kiley Dohm, D.D.S.
- Timothy McClain, D.D.S.
- Baylee Mink, D.D.S.
- Benjamin Reimer, D.D.S.