Gentle and Caring Family Dentists

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Our Lincoln Family Dentistry

Your Lincoln, NE Dentist Me Explains

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Lincoln’s Choice Award for Lincoln’s Best Family Dentistry

Our gentle dentists are dedicated to the comfort of patients, and are very sensitive and understanding to patients with a dental phobia. Whether you’re having a filling or a full-mouth smile makeover, they’ll make sure your experience is excellent! This is because the Northstar Dental team consists of like-minded dental professionals who work together to provide gentle dentistry in a comfortable environment for patients. In any case, be prepared to like your dentist and your smile again.

After being nominated for Lincoln’s Choice Awards few years in a row, we feel even more confident in this title. Besides providing gentle dentistry and catering to patients with dental anxiety, we accept every major insurance plan and are proud to offer convenient payment plans, making dentistry convenient.

P.E.R.E. Philosophy for Elegant Smile

Prevention – Education – Restoration – Enhancement

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P.E.R.E philosophy is behind everything we do at Northstar Dental

Prevention, Education, Restoration, and Enhancement.


All dental diseases can be prevented. By having regular exams and cleanings, we can help patients maintain a healthy, attractive smile. All dental diseases are closely connected to overall wellness. We care about the overall wellness of our patients. By helping our patients prevent dental problems, we can help them live an “optimal” healthy lifestyle.


We believe in educating our patients versus telling them what needs to be done. Patients don’t want to hear any dental professional nagging them. Likewise, we do not want to nag or lecture, but instead, educate. By providing education to our patients, we empower them to make good choices for the betterment of improving their overall dental health. In addition, when we become co-partners in managing dental problems, we  ultimately help patients lead healthier lifestyles.


Our goal is to restore your mouth to give you strong, healthy teeth that allow you to smile, talk and laugh with confidence…and eat what you want! Restorative dentistry includes everything from white fillings to making your teeth stronger, straighter and offering every option for replacing those that are missing. The goal of restorative dentistry is to have a healthier mouth, ultimately leading to an increase of the overall wellness of our patients.


An elegant smile can make a difference in people’s lives. The highlight of our day is when a patient comments to us about “how much better they feel” after their visit with us. This can be as simple as removing visible staining after a regular scale and clean, to teeth whitening, or as complex as a smile makeover.

Rest assured: Everything we do at Northstar is in our patients’ best interest. As a result, we work hard to preserve both the safety and comfort of our patients’ oral health. It is also our strong belief that everyone deserves access to good oral health care and the smile of their dreams. For that reason, Dr. Michael Burbach, Dr. Kathryn Alderman, and Dr. Kimberly Polley have become staples of the family dentists in Lincoln at NorthStar Dental.

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Dr. Michael Burbach

Dr. Michael Burbach is a father of four. However, before becoming a family dentist, he was the director of People’s Health Center. This Lincoln family dentist is the kindest, most caring person you will ever meet! During procedures, Dr. Burbach takes his time and works hard to avoid doing anything that may cause discomfort for his patients. In this manner, he treats every patient as he would his own family and works extra hard to help patients with a dental phobia, feel comfortable.

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Dr. Kimberly Polley

Dr. Kimberly Polley is originally from Hastings, Nebraska. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Rockhurst University and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Polley is a caring and compassionate dentist who wants patients to feel comfortable while in her care. She loves helping patients improve the quality of their lives by providing excellent care and promoting overall wellness. She knows that having a beautiful, healthy smile can improve health by allowing patients to enjoy the foods their bodies need to maintain a healthy immune system as well as boosting their self-confidence.

If you are in need of a gentle dental provider for your family’s dental needs, Dr. Polley would be happy to see you. She is ready to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about dental health.


Dr. Kathryn Alderman

Dr. Kathryn Alderman is a mother of three. As a result, this family dentist has a nurturing and compassionate personality, which makes her the perfect dentist for patients with dental phobia. Dr. Alderman also makes her patients feel at ease and will always take special care and extra time to help patients overcome their dental fears.

Are you searching the internet for “Who’s the Top Dentist Near Me?”

If you are looking for a new dentist, you may be searching the internet for “Who’s the top dentist near me?” We can not claim to be the top dentist as they are many great dentists everywhere. The “top dentist” or the “best dentist” is the one dentist that is perfect for you. You have to find a dentist you feel comfortable with – we can assure you that our team works really hard to provide you with a positive experience.

We have dentists that practice in convenient locations throughout Lincoln, NE to serve you better: Coddington in West Lincoln, Southpointe in Southwest Lincoln, Preserve Family Dentistry in East Lincoln, Lincoln Family Dentistry in Central Lincoln, Northeast Lincoln Family Dentistry in Northeast Lincoln and South Lincoln Family Dentistry in South Lincoln.

Here at Northstar, we too hold ourselves to a high standard. In fact, being a member of the Nebraska Family Dentistry group holds us to the same standard as our other convenient locations. The Nebraska Family Dentistry standard means that we will treat every patient with the utmost care.

It also means trying to spread good oral health to the community as effectively as possible.

Whether you’re looking for a Botox® provider, need a new crown or filling, want an entire smile makeover, or just need a cleaning, you can rest assured that you’ll be well taken care of, at an affordable rate! We want our patients to feel comfortable and safe while providing affordable care.

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Check out the  “What is Nebraska Family Dentistry” video.

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The information on this page was written by Dr. Kimberly Polley.

This gentle Lincoln, NE dentists says: “I believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy life. I am happy to work with my patients’ concerns and help them overcome their fears. Consequently, once they overcome their fears, they can routinely receive the dental care that they need, resulting in a healthy, beautiful smile.”

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You can schedule with this Lincoln, NE dentist, or her partners, online 24/7 at her North Lincoln Location of Nebraska Family Dentistry. This “dentist near me” serves the local communities close to Northstar Dental in Waverly, Davey, Raymond, Garland, Ceresco, Greenwood, and Malcom.