West Lincoln Dentists Your Health Care Partners

West Lincoln Dentists

Your Health Care Partners

When you think of a health care partner, you might think of your primary doctor. But you should really have many partners involved in your care. One of whom should be your dentist. In addition to combating cavities and bad breath, an unhealthy mouth can increase your risk of very serious health problems like stroke, diabetes, and heart attack.

We’ve got you covered. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Coddington Dental’s commitment to you!
  • What is Coddington Dental about? Overall Health, Connection, Education, and the Community!
  • See what Coddington Dental has to offer you! A relaxing atmosphere, compassionate care, and a wide variety of services. 

Your trusted family dentists, creating healthy smiles for the community of West Lincoln!

At Coddington Dental, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional treatment and advanced dental care.

– We believe that Healthy Mouth = Healthier You

– We are about overall health awareness

– We are about connection

– We are about community

– We are about education

Mouth healthy logo - Your West Lincoln Dentists have partnered with the ADA for the Mouth Healthy campaign.

As a part of our mission, we have partnered with ADA (American Dental Association) for the Mouth Healthy™ campaign.

Gentle Dental Care:

Combatting Dental Fears with a Different Kind of Dentist

“My teeth are the worst the dentist has ever seen; I feel guilty, ashamed, and scared of ‘The Lecture.’ I’m worried that the dentist will berate me, humiliate me, or judge me.” –Anonymous

Are you embarrassed to come to the dentist? You’re not alone. In fact, embarrassment is the most common dental phobia voiced by people who haven’t been to a dentist in a very long time, or even by people who have. The good news is, there is no reason to feel embarrassed.

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At Coddington Dental, we believe in a non-judgemental zone with open communication. We strive to make dental appointments a positive experience for all, no matter the condition of your teeth or the time between appointments.

The embarrassment comes in all forms. Whether you have been ignoring a dental problem, an ache, or feel as if you haven’t been caring for your teeth as you should, Dr. Jodi Day, Dr. Brad Alderman, or Dr. Ben Joekel will be happy to help. Remember, while you cannot change the past, you can change how the past makes you feel now. Dr. Day, Dr. Alderman, and Dr. Joekel will not think, “I can’t believe it’s been so long since they have been to a dentist,” but rather, “I am so proud they took the first step towards great oral health.”

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Once you gather the courage to come to our office, we will welcome you with kindness. It will be here that you can finally get the treatment you want, need, and deserve. When you come in, you can feel proud of yourself for overcoming a challenge. A challenge that once seemed impossible.

If you have dental phobia, we’re here for you. We look forward to seeing you at Coddington Dental.

How we cater to your dental phobia

Do you have signs of dental phobia? If a visit to the dentist is something you fear or if you’re looking for a gentle dentist, choose Coddington Dental. At Coddington Dental, we provide a dental experience with a relaxing environment so you can feel right at home and at ease.

We understand being scared of the dentist is an understanding matter that should be taken care of, for us to understand your situation if you have a phobia. We must take into account what the average person struggles with when visiting the dentist.

Dental Phobia #1: The Embarrassment

Patients who have omitted proper care for their oral health and teeth for many years often say they’re too embarrassed. They are apprehensive of what the dentist might say because they have previously faced condescension.

At Coddington Dental, we know how time can slip away—in seemingly no time at all; you realize it’s been many years since you’ve visited your dentist. We are conscientious of our patient’s feelings and are glad to see those patients who’ve missed one, two, or fifteen cleanings. Returning to the dentist is the first step in improving your dental health. We want you to receive the dental care you deserve and the oral health you need. We never judge anyone who steps into our office for the first time in years; we are just so happy that they do.

Breathe a Sigh of Relief, and Relax. You’re in great hands.

Dr. Jodi Day | Dr. Brad Alderman | Dr. Ben Joekel

We’ve got what it takes to make sure you enjoy every visit.

Relaxation is necessary for a comfortable dental experience. Our gentle dental philosophy means we play relaxing music, offer television programs, and at times burn scented candles to hide any clinical smells. Sedation dentistry is also a practice at our facility, where we provide several sedative options to help you relax during your time with us. We strive to put you at ease every time you’re with us. The sedation pill can help patients relax during their gentle dental appointment. Some patients fall asleep, and some stay awake but are very relaxed. Taking this pill has proven to be a safe way for the ones that seek sedation dentistry. Have questions or concerns, just ask a gentle family dentist; they’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Check out the “What is Sedation Dentistry?” video.

Advanced Techniques: Gentle Injections 

Dr. Jodi Day | Dr. Brad Alderman | Dr. Ben Joekel

Before any injection, we will apply a numbing gel to your gums. We give injections at a slow pace, which reduces pressure and makes the injection more comfortable. During the numbing process, we visit with our patients to distract them from the process of the injection. This three-step process works wonderfully.

Image of Dr. Brad Alderman, one of the gentle West Lincoln Dentists.

Dr. Brad Alderman
Dentist Lincoln, NE

Image of Dr. Jodi Day, one of the gentle West Lincoln Dentists.

Dr. Jodi Day
Dentist Lincoln, NE

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Dr. Benjamin Joekel
Dentist Lincoln, NE

We are your partners in Healthcare for a changing world

We promise to research advanced techniques continually to broaden our knowledge and skills to blend science and nature delicately into exceptional dental treatments that can improve your overall health.

Besides providing gentle treatment for your overall health, we want to strive to ensure a positive dental experience for you every time you see us.

Our Lincoln dentists at Coddington Dental strive for you to have a dental experience that is far from the ordinary. Our near me West Lincoln dentists are committed to improving the lives of the West Lincoln community with outstanding dental care. Our mission is to improve the overall health of our patients by first improving oral health.

We believe we can do so by providing an atmosphere where patients can have a comfortable, rewarding experience every time — an atmosphere where patients want to come back to see us over and over without the stress. A place where the entire family is welcome. By doing so, our patients will have excellent oral health and healthier life overall. A positive experience, we believe, is an important part of being healthier overall.

Our dental services extend beyond the procedure. We educate our patients so that they are fully prepared to maintain their beautiful smiles for a lifetime, ultimately having better overall health.

One way to contact your West Lincoln Dentists is by calling.

(402) 438-5555

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You can also reach your West Lincoln Dentists via text.

(402) 413-5572

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If you need to contact our emergency dentist after-hours, please call us at 402-840-9783.

Our Providers

Nebraska Family Dentistry's NorthStar Dental logo.

NorthStar Dental

(402) 740-0000
North Lincoln

Nebraska Family Dentistry's Coddington Dental logo; your West Lincoln Dentists.

Coddington Dental

(402) 438-5555
West Lincoln

Nebraska Family Dentistry's SouthPointe Dental logo.

SouthPointe Dental

(402) 423-3333
Southwest Lincoln

NFD's Preserve Family Dentistry logo.

Preserve Family Dentistry

(402) 413-7000
East Lincoln

NFD's Lincoln Family Dentistry logo.

Lincoln Family Dentistry

(402) 467-1000
Central Lincoln

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South Lincoln Family Dentistry

(402) 413-7700
South Lincoln

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We also believe that all patients deserve the latest techniques and dental materials that are proven by research and clinical success! We continually enhance our education, so our patients can have comfortable procedures, better experiences, longer-lasting dental restorations, increased longevity of treatment, a smile that is natural and healthy, and higher patient satisfaction.

At Coddington Dental, we are committed to providing gentle and compassionate care every single day. We want to be your health partners and provide gentle dentistry throughout Lincoln, NE.

Best Dentists in Lincoln

We hope to see you soon!
Your West Lincoln Dentists:
Dr. Brad Alderman
Dr. Jodi Day
Dr. Ben Joekel

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Make easy, affordable payments for your procedure with dental payment plans we offer.

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Coddington Dental is a proud member of Nebraska Family Dentistry. We’re one of multiple NFD locations, some of which are even open on weeknights and weekends for your convenience.

Each NFD team member is trained to go above and beyond to keep our patients calm and comfortable, so you can expect the same exceptional care from all of our sister locations.

Nebraska Family Dentistry has Lincoln Dental clinics in all parts of Lincoln. Choose “near me dentist” location that is convenient for you.