Meet the Doctors at Smiles 4 Kids

General Dentists for Children in Omaha

Dr. Bryce J. Cushing

“Dr. Bryce” has been treating kids for nearly ten years in the dental office.  His experience with children shows as he helps them get through the dental procedures.  He understands that each child is unique and responds differently to the whole dental experience.  He wants to make each visit to Smiles 4 Kids dental office a successful and enjoyable experience for your child.  Making this happen is very rewarding for him.

Dr. Bryce graduated with honors from dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. After dental school, he worked in his own general dental office.  It was during this time that he realized he loved working with kids and excelled at it.  He was then privileged to continue his education and specialize in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida, one of the nation’s top residencies.  This residency afforded Dr. Bryce a comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Bryce, his wife Traci and their three children are new to the Omaha area, but are excited to call it home!  If he’s not at work, you can find him at one of his kids sporting events cheering them on.

Dr. Bryce is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association and the Omaha District Dental Association.

Dr. Jacob Gowans

Doctor Jacob has been working as dentist for seven years, and exclusively with kids for three.  He is husband to a beautiful wife, and father to one beautiful daughter and four handsome and wild boys. When not cleaning or fixing teeth, he enjoys writing novels, watching sports, reading, running, acting, listening to a variety of music, kissing his wife, internet shopping, and chasing his kids around the house. He is passionate about board games.

He was raised in Papillion, Nebraska, graduated from Brigham Young University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater studies, and moved to Cleveland shortly thereafter. In 2011, he graduated from dental school at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” Desamero, DMD

Dr. Beth is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She then went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Dr. Beth received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She is excited to call Omaha home and is eager to help your child achieve and maintain a healthy smile. Her goal is to help your child develop good oral hygiene habits that will take them into adulthood. Dr. Beth will strive to make each dental visit an enjoyable experience for you and your child. When she is not fighting sugar bugs at the dental office, Dr. Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, music, and movies. She also loves to experiment in the kitchen and travel.

Dr. Chelsea Wiggins

Dr. Chelsea hails from Washington State, where she completed her bachelor’s degree at Washington State University. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2013 and has been practicing in the Omaha area since. Dr. Chelsea believes in the importance of a lifetime of good oral health and strives to impart that belief to each of her patients, especially the little ones.

As a mother of young children, Dr. Chelsea understands the importance of developing healthy oral care routines in her youngest patients and uses their unique differences to modify and adjust her treatment so each child has a successful appointment and leaves with a smile.

When she is not creating happy and healthy smiles, Dr. Chelsea enjoys reading, cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and spending time with her husband, daughters, and soon to arrive son.

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