topDENTISTS™

Among other things, Omaha Magazine is known for being an authority on the best Omaha has to offer.

Beyond our annual Best of Omaha™ contest, we also periodically provide lists of the best doctors, attorneys, and financial planners in our city.

In this issue, we include topDentists™. Like our other lists, topDentists™ is the result of a peer-to-peer survey that asks the question, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”

We hope you find this list valuable when you search for a provider for your dental needs. This list is excerpted from the 2014 topDentists™ list, a database which includes listings for more than 100 dentists and specialists in the Omaha area. The Omaha list is based on thousands of detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers.

The complete database is available at www.usatopdentists.com. For more information call 706-364-0853; write PO Box 970, Augusta, GA 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit www.usatopdentists.com.

Here are the Omaha results of topDentists™ for the 2014 year:

Endodontics

Thomas John Beeson
Endodontic Specialists

William C. Corcoran
Endodontic Associates

Tobin Normin Drake
Endodontic Associates

Larry Johnson Ellison
Heartland Endodontic Specialists

Jacob Lee Fimple
Advanced Endodontic Therapy

Michael Scott Hermsen
Heartland Endodontic Specialists

Jose L. Ibarrola
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Corey K. Karimjee
Midwest Endodontics LLC

Caci I. Liebentritt
Omaha Endodontists

David Anthony Maixner
Midwest Endodontics LLC

Stephen P. Pryor
Endodontic Specialists

Frank S. Sleder

General Dentistry

Jamar A. Anderson

Wayne W. Barkmeier
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Douglas Keith Benn
Dobleman Head & Neck Cancer Institute

William J. Bresnahan
Richard E. Callaway
402-721-8770
1605 E. Military Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Matthew D. Carter
Paragon Dental

W. Thomas Cavel
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Amy T. Chadwell
Chadwell Family Dentistry

Ralph M. Corpuz
Corpuz Family Dentistry

Kathy Lynn DeFord
DeFord Family Dental

Scott C. DiLorenzo
40th & Dodge Family Dentistry

Jeffrey David Dworak
Capeheart Family Dentistry

Theodore Steven Franco
40th & Dodge Family Dentistry

Benjamin G. Hardy

Gregory A. Havelka

Stephen J. Hess
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Bradley D. Higginbotham

Dennis R. Higginbotham
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Mary N. Kelsey
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Nicholas B. Kentopp

Christine M. Kozal

Terry Francis Lanphier
Dundee Family Center

Frank G. Mancuso

Marty John Matz
The Tooth Doc

Stuart Joseph McNally
Millard Hills Dental Health Center

Carol Marie Murdock
Creighton University School of Dentistry

William T. Naughton
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Jeffrey R. Nielsen
Bel Drive Dental

William R. Nordstrom

James Donald O’Meara
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Mark J. Panneton
Panneton Dental Group

Cassandra J. Pietrok
Pacific Hills Dental

Thomas R. Schierbrock
Bluffs Family Dentistry

Michael R. Sesemann
Nebraska Institute of Comprehensive Dentistry

Christopher A. Stanosheck
The Smile Design Studio

Philip E. Strevey
Strevey Dental

Carolyn L. Taggart-Burns
Millard Oaks Dental
402-891-9000
millardoaksdental.com

Brett Hunter Taylor
Taylor Dentistry

Allen Leroy Thomsen
Thomsen Dental Group
402-393-1992
thomsendental.com

Brett S. Thomsen
Thomsen Dental Group
402-393-1992
thomsendental.com

Steven D. Wegner
402-498-0400
smilesofomaha.com

Debra S. West

Karry K. Whitten
Whitten Dentistry
402-397-9330
whittendentistry.com

K. Robert Zaiman

Brian William Zuerlein

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

John D. Andersen
Oral Surgery Associates

Corey James Auch
Oral Surgery Associates

Stephen Arthur Coffey
Oral Surgery Associates

Leon Franklin Davis
Valmont Pierre Desa

John Douglas Engel
Oral Surgery Associates

James Michael Heit
Oral Surgery Associates

David S. Marshall
Oral Surgery Associates

Michael P. McDermott
Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial

James G. Morgan

Afolabi Olufolahan Ogunleye
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Robert M. Pfeifle
Oral Surgery Associates

Rudy Jay Schneider
Oral Surgery Associates

Harold K. Tu
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Jerome M. Wees
Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

David E. Williams
Creighton University School of Dentistry

William H. Bert Wood
Oral Surgery Associates

Orthodontics

Kelly Richard Conway

Neil Edward Dunlow
Dunlow Orthodontics

Thomas J. Huerter
Huerter Orthodontics

Joseph J. Hurd

Kort Andrew Igel
Igel Orthodontics

Taera Kim
Metro West Dental Specialty Group

Wayne A. Labart

Alfred T. Longo
Longo Orthodontics

Meghann Longo-Dietz
Longo Orthodontics

Laura Elisabeth Low
Clear Choice Orthodontics

David T. Mohs
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Barbara Jo Ries

Greg Stuart Samuelson
Samuelson Dental

Timothy J. Sheehan

Kimberley Alden Stafford
Stafford Orthodontics

Clarke J. Stevens

Wendell R. Stuntz
Southwest Orthodontics Associates

Thomas Joseph Weber
Weber Orthodontics

Dennis D. Weiss
Clear Choice Orthodontics

Michelle S. Wulf
Southwest Orthodontics Associates

Peter A. Ziegler

Pediatric Dentistry

Anne S. Aiello
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Carmen Larae Dana
Pedodontics, PC
402-330-5914
pedodonticspc.com

Eric D. Hodges

Bryan Hohenstein
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry

Darin L. Kotil

Nicholas J. Levering
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Joseph A. Quattrocchi, Jr.
Children’s Dentistry of C. B.

George M. Rakes
402-895-1900
rakespediatricdentistry.com

Lisa F. Strunk
Pedodontics, PC
402-330-5913
pedodonticspc.com

Mark H. Taylor
Taylor Dentistry

Barry William Webber
Walnut Creek Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontics

Dennis M. Anderson

William Patrick Kelsey V
Kelsey Periodontal Group

Timothy P. McVaney
Specialty Dental Care PC

Takanari Miyamoto
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Stacy Lynn Moffenbier

Scott L. Morrison

Martha Elizabeth Nunn
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Dennis Elof Nilsson
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Paul J. Sheridan
Millard Hills Dental Health Center

Jared H. Smith
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Alvin G. Wee
Creighton University School of Dentistry

Charles W. Wilcox
Creighton University School of Dentistry

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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 who we have missed 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, status in various dental academies (Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, etc.) can play a factor in our decision.

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 2013 topDentists™ list, which includes listings for more than 100 dentists and specialists in the Omaha metropolitan area. For more information, call 706-364-0853, email info@usatopDentists™.com or visit usatopDentists.com.

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 2010-2013 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.