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our mission

At Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry, our team is committed to providing exceptional pediatric dental care by creating a compassionate, fun and friendly environment for the families in our community.

our philosophy

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.

our staff

The Smile Station staff loves children and are specially trained to put them at ease. Our professional team is selected on experience, skill, education, training and personality. The result is a staff that delivers an absolutely unrivaled level of expert personal care to each and every child.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

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.

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