Our Dental Care Team in Omaha, NE
Greetings from (perhaps) the happiest dental care office on earth! (We’re not positive about the “earth” part, but we certainly are happy!) This may sound strange, but our team’s primary goal is to have fun. We always strive to provide a cheerful environment, while offering the best dental care possible. To achieve these objectives, our dental care patients must be relaxed, comfortable and happy, too. Even one unhappy patient means an unhappy office, and we can’t abide by that. Our office’s motto is; “Dentistry shouldn’t be scary. Be nice, don’t hurt anyone, don’t make anyone uncomfortable and the patients will appreciate our service.” We understand that receiving dental care is difficult for the great majority of patients because of fear, or the idea of a painful experience.
So, how do we turn the fearful into the cheerful, and thus achieve our goals? By carefully listening to your fears and desires. By applying a cherry-flavored gel to numb your gums, so injections, given slowly and gently, don’t hurt. By offering conscious sedation (where Halcion, AKA Triazolam is used to make you relaxed and create amnesia so you probably won’t remember), should you desire. By promising to instantly stop care when you tell us. In short, by each of us focusing all of our attention and effort on our patients’ well being and happiness. Our mission, in all, is to keep our patients smiling a happy, healthy smile.
Meet The Aksarben Smiles Team
Dr. Jesse Murphy
Dr. Murphy grew up on an acreage near Blair, Nebraska. He attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate degree and Creighton University for dental school.
He is passionate about developing a lifelong relationship with his patients and always putting their best interests first. When he is not working or spending his free time advancing his knowledge of dentistry, he enjoys fishing, skiing, golf, and hanging out with his golden retriever, Bob. Dr. Murphy is a die hard Nebraska Cornhusker fan and attends most home football games.
Katie Higgins DDS
Dr. Higgins was raised in Lincoln, NE. She attended UNL where she majored in Biology. It was during college that she discovered the profession of dentistry and all the exciting opportunities it offered.
She attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and graduated with her DDS in 2019. She then went on to attend the Oklahoma College of Dentistry’s AEGD program.
Dr. Higgins loves to spend time outdoors with family and friends when she’s not in the clinic. She will never pass up an opportunity for good meal at a new restaurant. Dr. Higgins is especially excited for the continuing advancements in technology in the field of dentistry and looks forward to a lifetime of practice.
Morgan Eiden DDS
Dr. Eiden grew up in the town of Eagan, Minnesota, just south of the Twin Cities. She attended Creighton University as an undergraduate where she majored in biology and Spanish, and she continued her education at Creighton University for dental school. Over the years, Omaha has truly come to feel like home! She is passionate about continuing to advance her knowledge in the field of dentistry and developing meaningful relationships with her patients through the care of the whole person. Outside of the office, Dr. Eiden enjoys spending as much time as possible in nature, hiking, reading, passing time with family and friends, catching as many concerts as possible, and, of course, cheering on her Creighton Bluejays! She also cherishes any time she can spend in her home state, visiting with her three brothers and playing in the 10,000 lakes!
Ben - Hygenist
Ben grew up in Nebraska and attended Columbus High School. Following graduation he moved west and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and majored in Exercise Science. After receiving his B.S. there he relocated to Salt Lake City and worked for a dental products manufacturer. Eventually he returned to Nebraska to study Dental Hygiene at UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, watching sports, going out with friends, hunting on the family farm in Kansas, and playing with his Golden Retriever Winston.
Brittany - Office Manager
Brittany is originally from Indiana where relocated to Omaha for family. Mother of four boys. She is a die hard Chicago Bears fan. In her spare time she volunteers for The Good Life Bulldog Rescue and Muddy Paws Second Chance.