Seward Smiles Family Dental
At Seward Smiles Dental we are passionate about helping patients that are in pain. If you are experiencing sensitivity or a tooth ache, call us before 10:00 am and we guarantee that you will be seen the same day.
We understand most people are nervous about having their dental work done. Some will even avoid optimizing their oral health because of this fear. At Seward Smiles, we don’t believe this should ever be the case. This is why we offer sedation dentistry services to help our patients relax and put their minds at ease before the procedure begins. Ask us about sedation dentistry and see if you are a good candidate.
Dental implants are a more durable solution than dentures or bridges and can last a lifetime. They offer an improved experience and comfort for the patient. Schedule a appointment today to learn more about dental implants at Seward Smiles Dental.
Your Dentist Located In The Heart of Seward
137 N 7th St Seward, NE 68434. Call (402) 643-3909 if you need directions.
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Meet the Seward Smiles Team
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.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A DENTIST?
I have wanted to be a healthcare provider since age 8. My mom worked in a university hospital and I remember walking around seeing doctors and nurses everywhere and I really liked it. Following my junior year in undergrad I learned more about dentistry and I decided it was a great fit for me so here I am.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT BEING A DENTIST? WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
I would say both of those answers are connected. Many people have had a bad dental experience at some point in their life and as a result are very scared and anxious about going to the dentist. While gaining their trust is a challenge, reaching that point in the relationship with a patient is the most rewarding part of the job.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED?
Just trying to get better everyday in every area. I love to read and go to continuing education to learn more about my profession. This, in turn, benefits my patients.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I love to workout and try to go to the gym everyday. My two main hobbies are bass fishing and golf. If anyone can suggest a cure for my slice off the tee I’m open to suggestions. I also love to ski and try to go whenever I can.
WHAT NICKNAMES HAVE YOU BEEN GIVEN BY YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?
Everybody has always called me ‘Murph.’
Jurassic Park (Original) My two brothers and I quote this movie almost daily.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAMS?
I am a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker fan, and I also love the KC Royals!
WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST?
Without a doubt both of my parents. They are both perfect examples of overcoming bad circumstances and being successful. They’ve taught me that there is no substitute for hard work.
Outside of dentistry Dr. Trumm’s passion is spending time with his wife Nicole and his FIVE kids! He is also an avid Nebraska football and Creighton basketball fan.
DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO BE A DENTIST? WHY/HOW?
No I cannot say I always knew I wanted to be a dentist! In high school I started to realize I wanted to work in the medical field. I initially wanted to be a Physical Therapist, then a Pharmacist before deciding dentistry was my true calling.
WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE?
My parents. They provided me with a loving home, they demonstrated a great work ethic for me as a young child and they have always been there for me.
WHAT DO YOU REALLY ENJOY?
Dentistry speaking I enjoy working with my hands. I like the immediate benefit that I can provide for someone when they are in pain. I also like the wide variety of treatments that I can provide for people.
Personally I like exercising, golf, and traveling with my family. I enjoy watching the Cornhuskers play football on Saturdays in the fall as well as watching Creighton Bluejay Basketball in the winter.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT PROFESSIONALLY?
I’m most passionate about providing exceptional care to my patients but even more so developing and maintaining life long relationships with them. I am an enthusiastic learner and strive to become a better dentist everyday so that I can provide better care for my patient’s needs.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT PERSONALLY?
My family. One of my favorite things to do is attend and support them in their activities. I love watching them play soccer, baseball, basketball, football and dance. We love to travel and I enjoy that they can spend time with their grandparents.
FAVORITE BREAKFAST FOOD?
Omelets and bacon
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A KID?
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feel after an experience is your trademark.”
I like working in the dental field because each procedure and patient are unique. I love the interaction I have with our patients. Dental treatment tends to make many people nervous and it is my goal to make each of you them feel comfortable. After many years of being a dental assistant I still love my job and look forward to providing the best dental care possible.
I grew up In Lincoln, Nebraska where I graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the UNMC College of Dentistry and continue my education each year so that I can provide up-to-date, high quality dental care. Outside of work you can find me walking a 10k, planting flowers, seeing a movie at the Rivoli and hanging out with our blended family of eight grown kids.
It’s easy to come into such a beautiful office and great working environment and share each day with a team who enjoys what they do. I enjoy interacting with all different types of people and building relationships over time. With my fun personality I am dedicated to provide the best care possible while making patients feel comfortable and calm during their appointment.
I graduated from Southeast Community College in 2008 and have my Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) certification. My interests outside of the practice include camping, gardening, golfing, and cooking. I also stay busy raising my growing family. I have two step daughters and two sons with my husband David
I love helping patients obtain their perfect smiles and achieve the optimal oral health that they deserve.
I grew up on a farm outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. I attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and acquired my BA in Psychology and Theatre. In my free time I enjoy living an active lifestyle by exercising, hiking, and participating in fun outdoor activities. When I get the chance, I am known to sing a few tunes as well.
It is incredibly fulfilling to work with a group of people that care about the patients we see everyday. I am proud to be a team member of Seward Smiles. Together, we do all that we can to provide everyone with their ideal smile.
My husband, Andrew, and I have two beautiful children, Jaxon and Regyn. I love being able to be a
mommy/wife and also serve our amazing patients as a hygienist. In my free time I am spending time
with my family, usually chasing my two kiddos, and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy doing pinterest
craft projects and cooking.
Being able to provide the highest quality of care is what our team strives for at Seward Smiles. Our team
continues to stay up to date on the latest technology and making sure our patients are receiving the
best care. As a hygienist, I am passionate about making sure my patients are well educated about their
gingival health and working towards the healthiest versions of themselves, orally and systemically. My
goal for each patient at the end of their appointment is to feel comfortable and confident with the
services provided and their experience at our office.