• Jesse Murphy
    Dentist / Owner

    Dr. Murphy grew up on an acerage near Blair, Nebraska. He attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate degree and Creighton Unviersity 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.

    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.’

    FAVORITE MOVIE?

    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.

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  • Dr Eric Trumm
    Erich Trumm
    Dentist / Owner

    Dr. Trumm grew up in Omaha, NE and attended Universirty of Nebraska-Omaha for his undergraduate studies and Creighton University for dental school. He is passionate about providing exceptional care to every patient and developing relationships with all that he provides care to.

    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?

    Firefighter

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  • Elaine
    Dental Assistant

    I am happy to continue my dental assisting career at Seward Smiles. I graduated from SCC-Lincoln from the dental assistant program. My husband, Steve, and I live in Seward. We have two children Bryan and Kristin and a yellow lab, Molly. In my free time I love being with family and friends, watching the KC Royals, chick flicks, and going to concerts.

    “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.

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  • Lori
    Dental Hygienist

    As a dental hygienist, I am able to help my patients understand how important dental health is to their well-being. I help to educate patients about periodontal disease and see them improve both their oral and systemic health.

    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.

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  • Amanda
    Dental Assistant

    What I enjoy most about being part of the Seward Smiles Dental team is the constant interaction with our patients and being able to provide the most up to date care possible.

    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.

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  • Cherie
    Office Manager

    Our patient’s care is my number one priority. I want to make sure that we can accommodate their particular needs while providing them with the highest quality of care. Our patient’s oral health is important to us and I will do everything possible to make dental visits a pleasant and positive experience.

    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.

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  • Lynsey
    Dental Hygienist

    As a dental hygienist, I am honored and grateful to be a part of the Seward Smiles team. I grew up and
    still reside with my family in the small town of Dwight, NE where I attended East Butler High School. I
    earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center- College of
    Dentistry, which has provided me with some of the best education in the dental field.

    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.

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  • James Landholm
    Dentist

    I grew up in Columbus, Nebraska and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for my undergraduate degree. I studied biology, chemistry and business, and played baseball for the Prairie Wolves. I just earned my degree from Creighton University Dental School in May 2018.

    I hope to develop relationships with my patients that can last a lifetime. My path to dentistry started when I would go to my family dentist in Columbus and see generations of families still coming to him from cities all across Nebraska after years of moving away. Getting to know patients while delivering a healthy smile people can be proud of has always been my goal.

     

    When I’m not in the office I enjoy golfing, playing softball, spending time with my fiance, Ali, and trying to keep up with my two nephews. I bleed Cornhusker red and have grown to be a classic Jaysker after spending four years attending Creighton basketball games. I look forward to practicing in Seward as I’ve missed the people and atmosphere you get in a smaller community. I can’t wait to meet the patients with a smile and a helping hand.

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  • Dani
    Insurance / Patient Coordinator

    I grew up right here in Seward, The 4th of July City. I love seeing all of the familiar faces and smiles of people that I have known nearly my entire life.

    I was a graduate at Seward High School where I was involved in sports and various clubs. I then continued my education at University of Nebraska Lincoln, where I earned a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing degree. Prior to working at Seward Smiles, I worked and managed a retail store for 10 years. Customer service has always been a passion of mine and I love providing that same friendly service to our patients here at Seward Smiles.

    My husband Brennon and I live in Lincoln with our beagle, Ruxin. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, watching movies, shopping, and my personal favorite, going to Costco.

    I enjoy being a part of the Seward Smiles family. Other than the priority of patient care and satisfaction, I am the Insurance Coordinator. If you have questions regarding your insurance plans, simply send me an email.

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