Dr. Kelly O’Hara

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Although Dr. O’Hara’s skills are sure to impress, some may find it hard to believe that she hasn’t always been a dentist. As a matter of fact, having received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in English, Dr. O’Hara taught English at Northstar High School before becoming a Lincoln family dentist.  

Dr. O’Hara is passionate about helping people of all ages and always strives to impact their lives for the better. Dr. Travis Antholz (former Nebraska football player), who is also Dr. O’Hara’s brother, told her that she should consider becoming a Lincoln family dentist. Chiefly, he suggested that because there were so many people that avoid getting dental treatment for various reasons and there are also an abundance of people with dental anxiety, he felt Dr. O’Hara would be the perfect fit.

Surely, he knew she would excel academically, but most importantly, she is exceptionally kind with a nurturing personality. For this reason, Dr. O’Hara gave it some thought and decided to follow her brother’s advice.

All things considered, she found dentistry to be everything she hoped: full of many opportunities to make patients feel comfortable while providing gentle dental care and improving their overall health by providing the proper education. For this reason, Dr. O’Hara is now a general dental practitioner and Lincoln family dentist that enjoys doing all dental procedures including state-of-the-art procedures such as the Hybrid Prosthesis and she loves teaching children about dental health and taking care of them. 

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Dr. Kelly O’Hara performs gentle dentistry for the entire family and focuses on children’s dentistry, extreme smile makeovers, cosmetic dentistry and placing mercury-free dental fillings. Moreover, this gentle family dentist in Lincoln, NE also provides a better quality of life to patients who have lost their teeth by making implant retained dentures. Furthermore, Dr. O’Hara has many goals, but one that is very important to many of us: to keep dentistry affordable by taking all of the primary dental plans and by also offering dental payment plans to patients that seek them. In short, Dr. O’Hara is fully committed to making sure all patients feel comfortable while in her care.

Dr. Kelly O’Hara would be honored to take care of you and your dental needs. She looks forward to meeting you at your upcoming visit!

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Fun Questions To Get To Know Dr. O’Hara Better:

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment was something that I shared with my husband. That accomplishment was graduating dental school and starting my second career, becoming a “Lincoln family dentist near me”, all while raising four children.

Tell us about your family!

We have a very busy family with four young children. My husband, a lover of technology, is a computer programmer. Together, we enjoy visiting the park, the library, hanging out in our backyard, or taking family bike rides.

What is something super cool about yourself or your family?

After we had our twins, we had four children under the age of 4. That means that someday, I will have four kids in high school all at the same time.

How do you spend any spare time?

There are many things that I enjoy. Some of my favorites are hiking, reading or listening to books, cooking, and gardening. I also always enjoy a good road trip.

Your tip for a great smile?

Brush twice a day and keep floss handy. You never know when you might have a few extra minutes to floss throughout the day.

Why do you love most about being a dentist in Lincoln, NE?

I was an English teacher before I became a dentist. I had always loved that “aha” moment when I knew a student understood something and I love seeing that same thing on my patients’ faces as well.

What is your anti-aging advice?

Smile often.

What are your techniques for making patients feel comfortable during treatment?

I treat every patient as I would want myself or my family treated. It might mean just a little more time explaining things, referring out for a higher level of care, a nice warm blanket, or even a follow-up phone call.

As a dentist, I can provide anything from toothache management, to a list of some of the top dental products, tips on how to stop a cold sore, dental cleanings and exams, or even full smile makeovers – as your dentist in Lincoln, NE, I can provide all of these things, and more!

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