Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric dental office in Lincoln, NE offers safe and comfortable dental care for infants, children, and teens, helping them maintain their oral health.

Specialized Dental Care for Kids

At Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for both children and parents. That’s why we strive to make every visit as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our team of dental care specialists specializes in providing exceptional dental care services to children of all ages – from infants to teenagers and children with disabilities.

Our mission is to help instill healthy dental habits in children that will last a lifetime. A warm, fun, and friendly environment is essential to help children relax, making them more receptive to their exams and treatments. We encourage parents and family members to be present with their children and interact with them throughout the treatment to strengthen their sense of safety and security further.

Good dental care habits are critical to maintaining excellent oral health throughout life. If you have any questions about your child’s dental, we are always here to help. Please see our list of common questions, and feel free to contact our office to set up your child’s next dental visit.

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When should my baby have their first dentist appointment?

First dental visits for children should happen when their first tooth appears or by their first birthday, at the latest. Your child’s first dental visit is to help your child start feeling comfortable with their pediatric dentist and to examine their overall oral health. At Wilderness Station, we pride ourselves on creating comfortable experiences for children while providing parents with the education they need to help their children with their oral health.

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Hear from pediatric dentist, Dr. Marty Killeen, on why it’s important for your child to visit the dentist no later than age 12 months.

How often should kids go to the dentist?

Children should visit the dentist every six months to help prevent cavities and other dental issues. Your pediatric dentist will perform a dental exam, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatment, and x-rays if necessary. Creating a regular 6-month routine for your child’s dental checkups will make the whole experience less stressful and scary for them.

Regular pediatric dental checkups are crucial to identify oral health issues such as tooth decay, hidden cavities, or gum inflammation. They also allow your dentist to determine if your child’s brushing habits are effective, including if they’re brushing too hard or not enough.

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I’m worried about how my child will behave at the dentist. What do I do?

Dental anxiety and fear of the dentist are common for children and adults. Anxiety can cause children to act out, and oftentimes, parents are nervous about taking their child to the dentist out of fear about how they’ll behave. Pediatric dentists are uniquely trained to treat children and help reduce their fears and anxieties. At Wilderness Station, we work with each family’s needs and consistently focus on alleviating fears or anxiety. We want to start your child off on the right foot when visiting the dentist. We also offer pediatric dental sedation for children who cannot sit through a regular checkup or those who need an advanced procedure.

As a parent, you can help alleviate anxiety by bringing them in for their first visit no later than their first birthday and continue to bring them every six months for “happy visit” checkups. This allows children to become familiar with the office and get to know Dr. Marty, which helps alleviate fear and anxiety. When visiting the dentist, we want to start your child off on the right foot.

Why Visit a Pediatric Dentist?

Hear from pediatric dentist, Dr. Marty Killeen, on how Wilderness Station works to keep your children comfortable at their dental visits. 

How much does a child’s dental visit cost?

Wilderness Station strives to offer affordable dental care for families in Lincoln, NE, and the surrounding areas. Your out-of-pocket cost for any visit depends on your insurance coverage at the time. We offer flexible financing to reduce any financial barriers to getting quality dental care through our external payment plan provider, CareCredit.

  • Kid’s Dental Visit: $75-$300
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Meet Your Pediatric Dentist

dr marty killeen, dentist and owner of wilderness station pediatric dentistry in lincoln ne

Dr. Marty Killeen

Dr. Marty Killeen has over 15 years of experience caring for the littlest smiles in Lincoln, NE. He actively participates in continuing education to stay current on new research and techniques in the pediatric dentistry field. A Lincoln native and father of four, Dr. Marty proudly serves the community.

Home Dental Care Tips for Toddlers, Children, and Teens

  • Should I use toothpaste when brushing my toddler's teeth?

    Yes! When your little one’s teeth start coming in, it’s time to start brushing them twice a day with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that has fluoride. For kiddos who are 0-2 years old, just use a smear of toothpaste. For those between 3 and 6 years old, a pea-sized amount is perfect. Remember, young children need help brushing their teeth, so be sure to lend a hand.

  • When should I start flossing my children's teeth?

    You should start flossing your little one’s baby teeth when they begin to fit snugly together. This usually happens between the ages of two and six. Not only will it help keep their teeth healthy and strong, but it’s also a good way to instill a daily flossing routine into their life. You can help them floss until they become confident enough to do it themselves, which typically happens around the age of 10.

  • Does my child's diet really affect their oral health?

    As a parent or caregiver, you want your child to be healthy and happy. Yes, proper nutrition is crucial for your child’s growth and development and directly affects their dental health. We all know sugar contributes to tooth decay, and while almost all foods have some sugar in them, it’s important to limit the amount of sugar your child has. We understand that getting your child to eat healthily and limit their sugar intake can be challenging. But please remember that a nutritious diet combined with daily brushing and flossing promotes overall health and protects your child’s teeth and gums from damaging decay, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. We are here to support you and your child develop healthy habits that will benefit them for a lifetime.

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We offer a variety of dental services and treatments to help care for your child's smile from their first tooth, all the way through their teen years.

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Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry

8020 S 13th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
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Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Reception Only)





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