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. Taylor Coffin

Taylor Coffin is a General Dentist originally from York, Nebraska.  She has been a part of our team at Smiles 4 Kids since May 2016.  Dr. Taylor strives to earn your child’s trust and make their dental visits positive.  She will encourage and educate your child to have healthy brushing and diet habits to help keep their smile healthy and beautiful.  Dr. Taylor strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care.

Dr. Taylor received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry in 2013.  She then completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency in 2014 in Birmingham, Alabama.  She has a passion for giving back to those in need.  She has volunteered on 3 separate 10 day mission trips to Haiti to provide free dental care, and has volunteered on one dental mission trip to Honduras.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog, being outside, running, and traveling.

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.

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