DeFord Family Dental
Kathy DeFord, DDS:
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DeFord Family Dental
Kathy DeFord, DDS
Papillion, NE













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Nodira S. from Omaha, NE (Source: Yelp)


We live 45 away from this office but We love Dr.Deford and her staff and  my daughter loves Max (Dr. Deford’s dog) . Her dog also helps me with my anxiety when I visit them. Always clean and organized office. Dr.Deford is the nicest, sweetest and the smartest doctors we’ve ever met. She took 10-15 minutes to explain to our daughter everything about teeth, took her picture with Max and mailed us a cutest cards.

Brenda Hoelzen (Source: Google)


Such good people work here! The dentist is such a sweet soft spoken woman. She told me what she thought about my tooth so that I really didn’t need it pulled! Very happy I didn’t have to go down that road! I also had a pin hole in my veneer from another doctor and she fixed it. I will be coming back from Cedar Rapids to see her again when needed.

Lauren R. from Dublin, CA (Source: Yelp)


I actually choose this dentist because of yelp reviews (weird right?). Anyway, my experience here has been nothing but 5 stars (have been here 3 times now for routine type stuff)…the only thing they are lacking is appointment reminders. By appointment reminders, I mena they are supposed to (according to the person working the check in counter) send you a reminder in the mail of your upcoming appointment or to call and schedule one when it has been 6 mo. for a routine check up. Wellp, that still has never happened, which is fine…I’m on top of it, but if you’re not going to send out reminders– then don’t say that you are. Still giving them 5 stars due to literally that’s the only TINY issue I have and it’s not a huge deal (but maybe some people it would bug?). They do call to confirm appointments, so no worries there– and are very accomidating to reschedule. Every time I’ve been here I’ve been in and out within an hour or less, so very efficent and have never had to wait more than 10min past my sceduled appointment time, if even that. I feel they cover everything they need to and don’t try to rush you out the door either, also are fine with answering questions and don’t make you feel like the answer you’re recieveing is a “brush off”.

Calvita Duffy (Source: Facebook)


DR.DEFORD IS knowledgeable professional and Very accommodating.They got me in immediately. put a solid temporary fix on the problem tooth within minutes.first-class treatment. I would absolutely recommend Dr.Deford to anybody looking for an excellent dentist.and her staff are very friendly and professional. and you don’t feel like a number.They make you feel very comfortable.

Yajaira (Source: Google)


I really enjoy coming here for my dental services. My husband and I just started receiving care from Dr. DeFord and her team last winter, and they are super nice and kind to my husband who has had traumatic dentist experiences in the past. We love how they inform us and educate us with all of our dental needs, scheduling is easy, service is fast and individualized! The ladies at the front as also super nice and we finally met the cut office dog, Max at our last visit! I like the new addition of Dr. Mullins because she brings the invisalign experience with her, I’m going to star the process soon so I’m super excited! We will continue to come here as a family and recommend others

Lesley Graham (Source: Google)


My family has been going to DeFord Dental for 6+ years. Kathy is a great dentist and her staff is awesome too. Her office is very clean, organized and up to date. I rarely have to wait more than a couple minutes to be seen. They’re ready for me when I get there! I would highly recommend Dr DeFord for both adults and kids!

Louise Taylor (Source: Google)


My experience every time I visit Dr. DeFord is the same, “Excellent”. She is one of the most gentle, caring, personable and professional dentist I have ever seen. Her finish product is always perfect because she is a perfectionist. If you want a good experience at the dentist, please make an appointment with Dr. DeFord.

Kathy Kussman (Source: Google)


I was able to get in quickly for a possible tooth abscess and it’s not the first time this office has gotten me in quickly when needed. The hygienist doing the xrays was careful and kind. Dr. Deford always patiently listens and does her best to assess the problem without making the patient feel silly. The receptionist has always been very kind and helpful. I know she has a busy job other than receiving patients. I would highly recommend Deford Family Dental.

Megan VanBenCoten (Source: Google)


This was the first time I actually felt calm at a dental visit. Allie took the time to explain what she was doing as she was cleaning my teeth, and truly seems to enjoy her job. Dr. DeFord was also very nice and calm and prompt with the visit. The whole staff has taken precautions due to COVID, and were very welcoming.

Rebecca Strachota (Source: Google)


I just had my first visit with Dr. DeFord. Friendly staff and very pleasant office! Brandy was my hygienist. She is very warm and professional. She was attentive to the fact that I had some tender areas. After my cleaning, I experienced no discomfort at all, which is not what I have experienced with previous dental cleanings. Dr. DeFord was wonderful. She took time to listen to my concerns, and I did not feel pressured into having additional dental procedures. I have full confidence in Dr. DeFord and her staff and highly recommend her!

Joel House (Source: Google)


My visit for a check-up and cleaning was the best dental visit I’ve ever had. Everyone on the staff was pleasant and kind, and the cleaning itself was unbelievable. Not only was the hygienist perfectly professional, friendly, and thorough, but I felt no pain or even discomfort during the procedure. I’m still amazed and can’t recommend them highly enough.

Sara (Source: Google)


I don’t think I can say enough about Dr. DeFord or the amazing people working in her clinic. I was treated with such kindness and such respect throughout the process – I have had many bad experiences with dentists in the past and it has left me with a phobia that’s kept me from taking proper care of my teeth. When I visited today with a broken tooth I was so embarrassed at the state of my teeth, but Dr. DeFord and staff were so kind and understanding. I have a treatment plan now and feel super confident that I’ll have excellent experiences in the future. Thank you, Dr. DeFord and staff!

Ana P. from Papillion, NE (Source: Yelp)


By far the easiest, painless, and professional cleaning I have ever had! The office is bright and clean with plenty of TVs to watch and I was in and out in less than an hour for a cleaning, consult, and xrays. My hygenist was so kind and professional, and she took extra care to understand my teeth and not cause me any pain. I couldn’t believe how painless it was compared to my last dentist! She explained each tool and its purpose before using them, and recommended specific products to help me with different symptoms. I learned a LOT about my teeth! Pros: They take military insurance and have awesome text reminders!

Jeffrey Downing (Source: Facebook)


Dr DeFord is the very best dentist I have ever seen hands down. Professional and always on time I’ve never had to wait past my appointment times. Her entire staff knows their staff from the dental assistants to the folks at the front desk handling appointments and insurance. And Max is a nice friend who will come visit you during your appointment!

Angela Foxcroft (Source: Facebook)


I came to Dr DeFord several years ago after bad experiences at a different practice. It is a pleasure going to the dentist each time now. Wonderful, friendly and professional service. Brandy is my hygienist and does a fantastic job … gentle and thorough! Unlike in the past, I never feel as if I have been mauled after a basic teeth cleaning. Kathy DeFord is a sincere, amazing and caring dentist. She is truly an example for her profession. Highly recommended dental practice!

Ryan Wolf (TheWolf2021) (Source: Google)


Went to DeFord based on the recommendations I’ve read about and I couldn’t be more pleased. From start to finish everyone who assisted me was pleasant and professional. They were great about explaining every step of the work they were doing and always checking to make sure everything was done comfortably. Having been someone who shied away from dental work due to past experiences this was a complete game changer and wonderful experience.

TheO’LoneFamily (Source: Google)


My whole family loves going to the dentist here. The hygienists are very gentle and considerate. It was my four year old’s first visit and he is already excited for his next visit. The ladies at the front desk are really, really nice and try to be accommodating as well. I had to cancel last minute due to a car accident and they were so understanding and even managed to get us in sooner than we expected for our make-up appts. I also feel like the dentist really takes the time to listen, which is so rare these days. I would definitely recommend them!

Lindsey McGrain (Source: Google)


Visited DeFord Family Dental for the first time. Loved it, staff treated me with kindness and respect. They were able to see me almost immediately after arriving. I requested an appointment online and they were helpful in getting me the correct paper work and obtaining the ex rays needed from my previous dentist so I did not have to pay a second time. I will countinue to use DeFord Family Dental for future dental visits.

Rachel Cook (Source: Google)


All of the staff at DeFord are so friendly and welcoming, they really put you at ease from the very start. Especially helpful when you have any dental anxiety or have had bad past experiences with dentists. 12/10 would recommend to anyone looking for kinder, more gentle dental care. Plus their office mascot, Max, is super cute, sweet, and hypoallergenic! He sat in my lap for a while during my last visit when they started work on my cavities. He didn’t stay the whole time, but I was glad to have him when they gave me the numbing shots. Honestly, the only downside to this office is that they’re closed Friday through Sunday. For me it’s totally worth it to have a dental care team I trust and that makes me feel comfortable.

Angela Foxcroft (Source: Google)


I came to Dr DeFord several years ago after bad experiences at a different practice. It is a pleasure going to the dentist each time now. Wonderful, friendly and professional service. Brandy is my hygienist and does a fantastic job … gentle and thorough! Unlike in the past, I never feel as if I have been mauled after a basic teeth cleaning. Kathy DeFord is a sincere, amazing and caring dentist. She is truly an example for her profession. Highly recommended dental practice!

Aldo Rivas (Source: Google)


I am so happy with my experience so far at DeFord Family Dental. The staff is friendly, they made me feel so comfortable, the Doctor and everyone I have seen have been wonderful, explaining the process without making me feel awkward of self conscious. I’m excited to have found them and trust my dental care in their hands.