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Meet the Pediatric Team

Premier Pediatric Dentistry places your child’s health and happiness as our top priorities. Everything we do goes toward ensuring that your child receives only the most beneficial and effective treatment in a fun and non-threatening environment. We are committed to playing an important role in your child’s oral health from a very early age through adolescence. By seeing children starting at the age of 1, we are able to diagnose any dental issues early on, partner with parents to let them know what to expect as their children grow, all the while providing gentle and patient-focused comprehensive care on each step of their “journey”.

Meet Dr. George Rakes

Dr. Rakes & kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rakes has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for nearly three decades! He earned his dental degree at Creighton University before attending the University of Nebraska and earning a Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry.

An esteemed member of the local dental community, Dr. Rakes is board-certified, gives numerous lectures to local student organizations, has been published in many pediatric dental journals, is a former University instructor and tenured assistant professor. He is also an active member of the American Dental Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Rakes enjoys giving back to his community through church organizations and fundraisers.  as well as hunting and shooting sport clays. And perhaps most important…kids love him!

Meet Dr. Piper Larson

Dr. Piper Larson is a family dentist who is passionate about giving her younger patients the best and most pleasant experience possible. One of Dr. Larson’s favorite aspects of the dental profession, besides the privilege to transform someone’s smile, is helping a child who is scared of the dentist finally embrace and have fun at our office. She love beings surrounded by our young patients because the perspective and intrigue they bring is so refreshing!

Dr. Larson doesn't have the best memories of going to the dentist as a child. That being said she has made it her mission to insure that her patients have the best experience! The highlight of her day is preventing dental anxiety in children, and seeing them leave our office with a happy, healthy smile.

Dr. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University as a zoology major and double minored in microbiology and chemistry before earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Linoln, NE. She graduated with honors in the top five percent of her class.

A native of Jamestown, ND, Dr. Larson resides in Omaha with her husband Josh, as well as her three children, Westyn, Coltyn, and Noelle. The family also includes a Shih Tzu named Scarlett. When she’s not at work, Dr. Larson can be found outdoors, including running and frequenting Zorinsky Lake Park whenever possible!

For Dr. Larson, giving back to the community that supports her and her family is extremely important. In her spare time, she can be found volunteering at Christ Community Church in the children’s ministry. Being active in the community helps her feel connected, and for Dr. Larson, it feels so good to pay it forward!

Meet the Pediatric Team

Left to Right: Debbie, Coleen, Amber, Nicole, Valerie, & Sheila

 

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