Dr. Bryan Hohenstein
Dr. Bryan Hohenstein is one of Omaha's favorite pediatric dentists. He wants to make each visit to Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry a successful and enjoyable experience for your child. He understands that children are curious, energetic, and always learning, which makes treating and teaching children so rewarding for him.
Dr. Bryan is familiar with the local community. He attended Millard North High School and is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. Following dental school Dr. Bryan completed his post doctorate training in Pediatric Dentistry at UNMC. Hohenstein Pediatric Dentistry has been serving the children of the Omaha community for more than five years, and continues to grow every year.
Dr. Hohenstein lives in Omaha with his wife Kari. They have four children together: Brett, Kelsey, Bradyn and one on the way.
Dr. Hohenstein is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association and the Omaha District Dental Association.
Dr. Matt Schieber
Dr. Matt Schieber was born and raised in the Omaha area. He attended Millard South High School, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2009 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Following graduation Dr. Schieber attended a two-year pediatric dental residency at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he was appointed chief resident. This residency afforded Dr. Scheiber a well-established knowledge base in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, including all facets of behavior management techniques, conscious sedation, orthodontics, caring for medically compromised patients, and hospital training.
Dr. Schieber, his wife, Stacy, and two children, Will and Sophie, are excited to be back in the Omaha area and look forward to getting involved in the community. Dr. Schieber is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Ashley Van Winkle, BSDH, OMT
Ashley grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and went to Millard West high school. After high school Ashley attended the University of Nebraska- Lincoln then went to dental hygiene school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and received a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. While in dental hygiene school Ashley received 1st place from the Nebraska Dental Association for her research on the importance of implementing oral health curriculum in nursing school programs, and she is now working on publishing this research. Ashley understands the relationship between dental health and overall systemic health and is eager for all health professionals to work together to achieve optimum patient care. Educating patients and motivating them to achieve optimum dental health is what Ashley enjoys most about hygiene.
After hygiene school Ashley began specializing in Oral Myofunctional Therapy, which is an emerging field in the United States teaching people how to breath, swallow, chew and cease habits such as thumb or finger sucking. Oral Myofunctional Therapy has opened up a new passion in Ashley’s heart to provide care that can change a person’s appearance, health, self-esteem, and overall quality of life in an astonishing way. In Ashley’s free time she enjoys cooking, baking, crafts, and spending time with family.
Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry utilizes a "tell, show, do" technique which involves explaining to the child what will be done, demonstrating it to them (on the hand for example), and then actually performing the treatment. Not only does this help keep your child engaged, but it also prevents your child from getting surprised or scared from the any of the procedures being performed.
We strive to make each child as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving care. Treatment for each child is individualized depending on the child's needs. While most patients are calm and confident, some patients may need more than a gentle caring manner to feel comfortable. We do offer several options for such patients, which include nitrous oxide and oral sedations, and outpatient hospital services.
We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to safely calm your child. Nitrous oxide is very safe and can be very helpful for children who have a sensitive gag reflex. For children unable to cooperate due to anxiety, age or special needs we offer outpatient hospital services. This technique can be especially helpful for children, who are very young, have special needs, or who do not understand how to cope in a cooperative fashion for the delivery of dental care.
Our protocols follow the guidelines of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Bryan Hohenstein
Dr. Matt Schieber
Ashley Van Winkle