Dr. Kelly O’Hara

Lincoln Family Dentist


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Dr. Kelly O’Hara received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and was an English teacher at Northstar Highschool.  Dr. Kelly is passionate about helping people and impacting their lives in positive ways. Her brother, Dr. Travis Antholz (former football player for Nebraska), told her she should become a dentist as many people do not like getting dental treatment, and it would be a perfect fit for Dr. Kelly’s kind and nurturing personality.

Dr. O’Hara followed her brother’s advice and found dentistry exactly what she hoped to be: full of chances to make patients feel comfortable by providing gentle dental care and improving their overall health by providing education. Dr. Kelly O’Hara is a general dental practitioner and enjoys doing all dental procedures, but especially taking care of children and teaching them about dental health.

Dr. Kelly O’Hara performs gentle dentistry and focuses on children’s dentistry, cosmetic dentistry (including mercury-free dental fillings)  and extreme smile makeovers. This family dentist also provides a better quality of life to patients losing their teeth by making implant retained dentures. This family dentist has a personal goal: to keep dentistry affordable by taking all the primary dental plans and offering dental payment plans to patients that seek them. 
This Lincoln dentist is passionate about helping all patients to feel comfortable at her care. Read her message to patients with dental anxiety here: https://lincolnfamilydentistry.com/dental-anxiety/

Dr. Kelly O’Hara looks forward to meeting you at one of your visits.


Questions about Dr. O’hara

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I share my proudest accomplishment with my husband, and that would be graduating dental school and starting a second career while raising four children. 

Tell us about your family! 

We are a busy family with four young children.  My husband is a computer programmer and a lover of technology.  We enjoy visiting the library, the park, going on bike rides, or just hanging out in our backyard.

What is the coolest thing about your family?

When our twins were born, we had four children under 4 and someday I will have four kids in high school all at the same time.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to going hiking, reading or listening to books, gardening, and cooking.  I am also always up for a good road trip.

Your tip for a great smile?

Brush twice a day and keep flossers on hand.You never know when you may have a few extra minutes to floss throughout the day.

Why do you love being a dentist?

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

Best anti- aging advice?

Smile often.

What are your favorite techniques to make patients feel comfortable during treatment?

I treat every patient like I would want to be treated. That might mean a little more time explaining something, a call into a specialist to coordinate care, a warm blanket, or a follow-up phone call.


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