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Meet the Pediatric Team

Premier Dental 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. Piper Larson, DDS

Dr. Rakes & kids

 

Dr Piper Larson is passionate about giving her patients the best and most pleasant experience possible.  She loves treating people, not just teeth!  One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is helping a person who is afraid of the dentist overcome their fear. The most welcome feeling is when a patient says "Wow! That was so much better than I thought!"
 
For Dr. Larson, dentistry means taking care of people.  Teeth are attached to a body and that body has a soul.  She chose to pursue a career in dentistry because she wanted to help others.  Dentistry provides the ability to enhance people's lives by healing their mouths and giving confident, healthy smiles. She loves being surrounded by our young patients. Their perspective and intrigue is so refreshing.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Larson graduated from North Dakota State University as a zoology major and double minored in microbiology and chemistry.  She managed a health care technology company for five years before choosing to pursue a career in dentistry.  She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Dr Larons graduated in the top five percent of her class and was the recipient of the anesthesia award, pathology award, and named to the Dean's List.
As a dentist, Dr. Larson is a lifelong student.  Continuing education makes it fun and easy to stay ahead with new treatment options.  Dr. Larson has completed Dr. Rondeau's course on orthodontic treatment and advanced training in Invisalign.  She has also attended the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's National Conference in Orlando, FL, where she learned new and minimally invasive techniques for children.  She also belongs to the International Association for Orthodontic Practitioners.

Outside the Office

A native of Jamestown, ND, Dr. Larson now resides in Louisville NE with her husband Josh and three children - Westyn, Coltyn, and Noelle.  The family also includes a Bouvier named Pixie and two bunnies - Jellybean and Honey.
When not at work, Dr. Larson will most likely be outdoors.  She enjoys running, you may see her frequenting area trails. Dr. Larson is an avid marathoner, having completed the Boston Marathon twice and recently won 2nd in the Nebraska Marathon.

In the Community

For Dr. Larson, giving back to the community is extremely important.  She spends her time helping with Children's Ministry and coaching her children's sports.  Dr. Larson also has traveled to South Dakota to provide dental care to the National Guard, and participated in the Nebraska Mission of Mercy and Dentistry from the Heart for the past four years.  Being active in the community helps her feel connected, and for Dr. Larson, it feels good to pay it forward!

Meet the Pediatric Team

Left to Right: Lea, Yolanda, Jordan, Dr. Larson, Bri, Nicole, Carol, Trina. 

Not pictured: Josie

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