About Your Dentist

Kent Dodson, DDS

"A smile speaks every language."

My Mission

"We strive to provide complete family dental care in Lincoln, NE with the highest standard of treatment. We specifically tailor our treatments to the needs of each individual patient. We will try to understand your needs and wants and exceed your expectations."


  • Creighton University, Bachelor of Science Omaha, NE
  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery Lincoln, NE
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, General Practice Residency Omaha, NE

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Dodson has achieved his Fellowship status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Las Vegas Institute. He is an active member of the North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, I nternational College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics, International Association of Orthodontics, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

A Note from Dr. Kent

Dear Valued Patient,

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Adams Dental Center and a dental support organization, Heartland Dental. This decision brings exciting opportunities for us to better serve our patients, as it allows us to provide you with a higher level of customer service.

Effective immediately, we will begin seeing patients as a Heartland Dental-supported practice. We will continue to be the same family dental practice, with the same standard of care focused on personal attention and professional excellence. Id like to share the reasoning behind this affiliation, as well as who Heartland Dental truly is.

In November of 2016, I had my annual physical. Test results came back abnormal, and I was potentially facing serious health issues. The next several months consisted of various tests, scans and procedures. I was given a lot of time to reflect on my wife, my children, the team members with whom I work, and the overall balance in my life. In my heart, I knew if I did not prepare a plan for my practice, my absence could be financially devastating for both my immediate family and my dental family.

One day, having returned to work after several days of diagnostic procedures, I found a large envelope on my desk from Heartland Dental. Friends who knew about my struggles with my health and mental stress say Jesus sent this envelope to me. I called Heartland Dental to see who they were, what they did, and why they chose my practice out of all the other offices in Lincoln. I was told that Heartland Dental chose Adams Dental Center because they search for exceptional practices with doctors who show a commitment to continuing education. As Ive attained Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry an accomplishment only 7-8% of all dentists are accredited I was a prime candidate.

I began my research into Heartland Dental. I continuously spoke with other Heartland Dental-supported doctors around the country. I found nothing but positivity; Heartland Dental-supported practices are truly doctor-driven, giving their supported practices all of the necessary tools to thrive. Heartland Dental supports and encourages dental practices all over the country. This company absorbs all of our administrative duties involved with running a successful dental practice; marketing, human resources, accounting, etc. In essence, Heartland Dental cleared my plate of headaches, allowing our team and myself to focus on providing exceptional patient care.

With all of our administrative duties off of my plate, I have more quality time with my family after 30 years of feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of owning my own practice. I have financial security, more balance in my life, and a solid business plan for the future. Most importantly, I can now give my full attention to the best part about dentistry: you, my patient.

I want to make one thing very clear I am, and always will be, in charge of all clinical decisions and patient care. Heartland Dental is here to support me, so I can support you. I am grateful for the opportunities Heartland Dental has given me, and I hope this partnership continues to reflect in my patient care. We will always strive to deliver the best patient experiences.


Kent E. Dodson, DDS
and Team at Adams Dental Center