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Gentle Dental Care in Lincoln: Meet Our Team

When it comes to gentle dental care, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated dental team in Lincoln than ours. We’re happy to help you feel comfortable while getting the dental care you need. Contact us to meet our dentists in Lincoln, NESchedule an appointment online, day or night.

If you feel your search for a dentist is taking too long, we may be able to help. Here are a few of the most common questions when it comes to choosing a dentist:

How do I find the best dentist in my area?

How do I choose a dentist near me?

Is there a way to find a dentist who takes my insurance near me?

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Dr. Kathryn Alderman

Dr. Kathryn Alderman earned her undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her DDS from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Alderman also practices at Southpointe Dental (South Lincoln location) and Northstar Dental (North Lincoln area).

Dr. Alderman has a nurturing and compassionate personality that makes her patients feel at ease. This Lincoln dentist is known for catering to patients with a dental anxiety or simply being uneasy about seeing dentists. Most of her day at the office she performs root canals and cosmetic dentistry, She is also passionate about treating patients with periodontal disease and working with patients on putting the periodontal disease in remission. If you need a root canaldental fillingcosmetic work or anything in between, but uneasy feeling uneasy about seeing a dentist, schedule with Dr. Kathryn Alderman.

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Dr. Kathryn Alderman’s message to patients who are scared or fearful of dental work
 If you have anxiety about dental treatment, you are not alone. Many people suffer from dental phobia and dread visiting the dentist in Lincoln, NE because of the discomfort associated with dental treatment. We understand this and would like to create a more positive experience for you. When you come to our offices, we promise you will feel at home with our caring professionals.

If you’re still looking for answers to the most commonly asked questions when it comes to finding a dentist, we hope you’ll find our information useful. We want to help you find the “best” dentist.

How do I find the best dentist in my area?
While everyone has different qualities that define the “best” dentist, it’s always a good idea to ask around. Talk to your friends, your neighbors, or even your family physician. Many times, great recommendations can come by word of mouth.

You can also look online for Google reviews. Search for “dentist reviews near me”. Online dentist reviews can offer great information about a particular person (in this case, a dentist), or a service.

How do I choose a dentist near me?
Choosing a dentist can sometimes be tricky. It might be that you have to shop around a bit. If you completed a visit and felt that they didn’t mesh with your personality, or offer the qualities you are looking for, keep shopping. In the end, you need to find a dental provider that will provide quality care, benefiting you. Be an honest advocate for yourself! Preserve Family Dentistry is just one of the many dental clinics of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re sure to have a location near you and would be honored if you gave us a try.

Although not every dentist offers same-day appointments, there are some dentists, such as the dentists at Coddington Dental, that do set aside time each day for dental emergencies same-day appointments. They offer a wide variety of dental services and will be sure to get your needs taken care of with precision and skill, promptly. Please schedule 24/7 using an online calendar.

Is there a way to find a dentist who takes my insurance near me?
Many dental offices accept insurance, but not all dental offices file your claims. There are a few ways that you can go about finding a dentist who accepts your insurance. You can see if they have a website that lists insurance companies that are “in-network” or with whom they participate. You can also call the dental office directly and ask them. Another option is to call your dental insurance provider and ask a representative who is listed as an “in-network” provider.

Even if you find a dentist who doesn’t accept your insurance, but you still want to see them, discuss it with them before your first visit to see if they might be able to extend any other discounts. Chances are if you like the dentist and feel you’re receiving excellent care, paying an “out-of-network” price might be more justifiable. The dentists at Preserve Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, accept most major insurance, and as a bonus, they’ll save you time by submitting your insurance claim(s) for you!

Previous Negative Experiences or Unsympathetic Dentists

Many patients come to us with stories of uncomfortable dental procedures they have received in the past, or share their fear of needles with us. Many of these negative experiences could have been avoided by providers taking the time to make patients feel comfortable or by fully explaining procedures. We want to assure you that we will always ask you questions to help understand your fears and concerns before treatment. You will always feel better after dental conditions are treated, but we never try to rush our patients through procedures or put them in uncomfortable situations. We respect that it is your smile, your health and your choice.

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Many patients who have been unable to receive regular oral care for many years tell us they are too embarrassed to see a dentist in Lincoln, NE

because of past experiences with providers ridiculing or belittling them. We know that time slips by quickly, and before you know it, years have gone by since your last dental visit. I am always so glad to see patients who have missed dental appointments because they have chosen to come back and take steps to improve their oral health. We care about your health, and want to give you the care you deserve.

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Fear of Dental Procedures

Many patients suffer from strong gag reflexes, which can trigger anxiety for dental treatment. I always take my time with patients, using certain techniques to keep them comfortable. I understand the feeling of being anxious of dental procedures, and will encourage patients wo get regular checkups to avoid gum and tooth problems before they require extensive treatments. Regular dental visits will help you avoid uncomfortable dental problems and expensive bills. I will always give you all of your options to choose from if you need dental treatment.

Gentle Dental Care: Combatting Those Fears with a Different Kind of Dentist

We Care About Your Concerns

As your dental provider, it is important to me to hear about your past experiences so that I can make future dental visits better for you. I enjoy learning about you, and can promise you that I have heard similar concerns from many other patients. I am sympathetic to your anxieties and understand and value your decision to improve your dental health. I care about my patients, and want to give them healthy smiles for life.

We’ll Explain Everything

Before starting treatment, I always explain the steps of the procedure, and give patients the opportunity to ask questions. I will explain everything in non-technical terms to ensure you understand everything.

Breathe a Sigh of Relief and Relax

We try to provide a relaxing environment to improve your dental experience. We play relaxing music, offer movies or television with headphones and use aromatherapy to mask clinical smells in our offices. We also offer sedation options to ensure your comfort during your time with us.

We’ll Explain Everything

Before starting treatment, I always explain the steps of the procedure, and give patients the opportunity to ask questions. I will explain everything in non-technical terms to ensure you understand everything.

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Advanced Techniques: Comfortable Injections to Help Minimize Discomfort

We always apply numbing gels to gums prior to injections to minimize discomfort for patients. We administer injections slowly, reducing the pressure to the tissues and making the injection as comfortable as possible. I like talking to patients during this step to distract them from the injection. My team and I go out of our way to ensure you feel at home. We take the time to understand all of your concerns because we genuinely care. Let us help improve your health with most advanced dental techniques in a soothing, relaxing environment. We are the gentle dentists in Lincoln, NE.

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Dr. Brad Alderman

Dr. Brad Alderman received his undergraduate in exercise and physical science from the University of Wyoming and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr. Alderman is dedicated to providing his patients with top quality cosmetic dental treatment and care. He strives to give his patients a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime.

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