Doctor's Blog

Meet Erika, Our Dental Assistant!
08/30/2018

Erika is cheerful, energetic, and empathetic dental assistant. When she joined our team, we noticed that her smile is not only contagious, but that her good attitude helps make dental treatment a little more comfortable. Erika has a wonderful husband, a daughter, and a son. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find her making breakfast for her family and enjoying some cartoons.

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Deb is our Dental Hygienist
Meet Deb, our Dental Hygienist!
07/26/2018
Deb is a joy to work with and has been a wonderful addition to the team at Steckelberg Dental. Deb grew up in Northeast Nebraska, not too far away from Dr. Steckelberg’s hometown. However, Deb and Dr. Steckelberg did not meet until about 10 years ago. They worked together at a public health clinic and at school dental screenings.
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Meet Kelli, our Administrative Assistant / Dental Receptionist!
07/19/2018

Kelli is caring and passionate. She will go above and beyond to help Dr. Steckelberg and our patients. Kelli has been a joy to work with these past two years and she enjoys teasing Dr. Steckelberg from time to time (totally awesome!). Her personal motto is, “Kelli, you got this!” One person that Kelli admires is her sister, a strong woman who is inspiring with her faith and positivity.

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Staff Spotlight
06/21/2018

Meet Lexi, our Dental Assistant!

Lexi is compassionate, determined and empathetic! Lexi has a passion for dentistry and her personality brightens up the office. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and going to be a wonderful dentist in just a few years. Lexi starts dental school this August at UNMC College of Dentistry here in Lincoln. Her typical day, outside of Steckelberg Dental, includes studying, working out, eating and Netflix. One big goal that she has for the next year is to just make it through D1 year of dental school. (She is going to do great, says Dr. Steckelberg!)

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Plunge Into Summer Fun
05/22/2018

Summer always feels like the fastest and busiest season to me.  In 2018, LPS has eleven weeks of summer break.  While children are having trouble containing their excitement, almost all of us are happy that winter is over.  It felt like a really long winter this year.  So, it is time to embrace the warmer weather and get outside.  But just how are we going to make this summer memorable?  If you are looking for ideas, Dr. Steckelberg has compiled a list of summertime activities to help inspire you.  We hope that you can make this summer the best one yet! 

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Bubbles and sidewalk chalk
03/27/2018

There are just over 8 weeks until school’s out for summer break. Most summer camp priority registration has already happened!! You see more runners out training for the Lincoln Marathon. I guess that it is time to start stocking up on bubbles and sidewalk chalk…. And to schedule your summer dental appointment.

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Happy Spring! Remember to change your toothbrush!?
03/20/2018
Hooray! It is Spring! The promise of warmer days brings a big smile to my face. Recently, I finished some spring cleaning at the office. And I repeatedly wondered, “why on earth did I keep this?” Often, I was speaking this out-loud while throwing out another sample product that I will never use.
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The Tooth Book
03/01/2018

In Celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday Dr. Steckelberg wanted to read her favorite Dr. Seuss book to you, it’s The Tooth Book!

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National Children’s Dental Health Month
02/28/2018

One great way to help your child feel comfortable at our office, is to “play dentist” at home. When you brush your child’s teeth, some great things to say are: “now I am going to pretend to be the dentist. I am brushing your teeth, (you can sing a little song, if you like). Let me practice my counting… 1, 2, 3, 4…. Your teeth are so sparkly clean. Good job! Now it is your turn to brush. Let’s work on brushing in little circles.” Feel free to ask Dr. Steckelberg for pointers at your next visit.

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Happy Holidays!
12/21/2017
We would like to wish you and yours Happy Holidays and a very Blessed 2018!
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Dental Implants
11/03/2017
Have you heard about “same day” dental implants? Within certain healthy conditions, dental implants are placed and restored temporarily on the same day. However, that dental implant takes time to heal with bone all around it (osseointegration.) Until the bone has grown right up to the implant surface, we cannot put a full load on that tooth. So, as we find in many things in life, the “same day” advertisement does not tell you the whole story. Yes, the temporary implant crown is in place on the day of the surgery. However, the temporary crown needs to be shorter and thinner than what the permanent crown will be. The patient needs to cut all their food into small pieces with a knife and fork and avoid biting into anything with leveraging forces. This means no biting into an apple or sandwich until the healing period is complete. After completion of that 3-6 month healing time, you are able to function on your new implant crown just like a regular tooth. A little waiting and care is vital to long-term success.
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Changing Seasons & Tooth Sensitivity
10/24/2017
As the seasons change, there is evidence all around us. Fallen leaves with beautiful colors accompany the dropping temperatures. We have to reach for our jacket to lessen the morning chill. Have you ever noticed tooth sensitivity as the seasons change? It is a common issue.
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Bright, White Smile
Bright, White Smile
10/17/2017
The holidays are approaching and for many of us that means upcoming photo opportunities. If you are like me, that has me looking at what I can do to improve my appearance. Spending a little more time in the gym, maybe a little hair color to cover some grays, and brightening my smile.
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Baby brushing teeth
Scheduling that First Dental Visit
10/13/2017
You have taken your child to see their physician, but what age is appropriate for your child to see the dentist? Your child should see Dr. Steckelberg by their first birthday. But, do they even have enough teeth at that age to make it worthwhile?  The short answer is, yes, absolutely!
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Solar Eclipse!
08/16/2017
Our office wil be closed Monday August 21, 2017 in order to observer the once -in-a-lifetime solar eclipse.
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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read our blog!
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