As a dentist, I am passionate about helping my patients achieve the smile of their dreams through my artistic skills and technical abilities. Giving patients their confidence back and watching their faces light up with their healthy smiles makes me look forward to each day in the office. Working together with my patients, I learn about them and build a relationship with them that will hopefully continue into a trusting relationship for years to come.

Every patient has a different motivation to seek care from my office. I enjoy getting to know their needs and building a relationship with each person. I appreciate when they refer their friends and family members to our practice, too. This community, in and around Milford, has welcomed me and continues to support our ability to provide the best dental care.

My Philosophy

Knowing that an informed patient is best able to make good decisions about their oral healthcare, I focus on patient education to help my patients learn about the connection between a healthy mouth and overall wellness. I also emphasize preventive care, knowing that stopping problems before they start and correcting small issues before they become large ones allows patients to keep their teeth and have beautiful smiles for a lifetime.

Education and Continuing Education

The artistry of dentistry and creating beauty in healthcare has interested me since I was an undergraduate at Texas Christian University. After earning my Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in chemistry there, I attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Soon after, I joined the U.S. Naval Dental Corps and received my Advanced Education in General Dentistry.

Now, even after more than 20 years of practicing dentistry, I continue my education to provide the latest options for patients and improve their treatment outcomes. My goal is to offer comfortable, long lasting function and aesthetics for my patients’ oral health.

As a Fellow and Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, I have completed additional training in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and whole-mouth reconstruction. I have undergone orthodontic training through Progressive Orthodontic Seminars, Invisalign® training for general dentists, and aesthetic restorations with digital dentistry seminars at Spear Seminars in Scottsdale, AZ.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow and Master
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Life

I am married to Dr. Jeff Spahr. We have two daughters, Savannah and Sarah, as well as two dogs, one cat, and a flock of chickens to keep us busy and centered at home.

When not at work, I am with my family, at home or at their various activities. I enjoy audiobooks while I am driving, keeping up with friends and family on social media, and traveling when we get the chance. Most importantly, I am the biggest fan of my daughters’ sports and dance teams.