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Welcome to Innovative Dental Care for the utmost comfort, health, and beauty of your smile

We are thrilled to bring Big Innovation to the Big O. Our team, led by Creighton-trained dentist Dr. Summer Gutschow, lives up to our practice name in everything that we do. Innovative Dental Care is embodied by:

  • Spa-like amenities are available at our office, conveniently located off Dodge Street in Omaha’s West Dodge Corridor
  • Advanced diagnostics to precisely detect problems early when they can be resolved successfully and easily
  • Sophisticated therapeutic technologies to support utmost patient comfort, and a fear-free dental experience

So, all our office’s diagnostics, treatments, and other aspects are selected or designed with our patients’ health, satisfaction, safety, and convenience at heart.

Family-friendly dentistry

At Innovative Dental Care, you never have to worry about “graduating” from our practice. We treat pediatric patients and teens and more “experienced” adult and senior patients. Our team appreciates that the foundation for excellent oral health and a healthy relationship with dentistry ideally starts at a young age. Dr. Gutschow makes dental visits fun! She and her team know how to speak with pediatric patients in a way that is gentle, clear, and instills trust and confidence. Since “dentophobia” is frequently rooted in negative early childhood visits, our relaxed and friendly approach supports the most pleasant and positive experience. Fear-free pediatric patients grow into fear-free adults who receive the care they need to smile comfortably and proudly and to enjoy the highest quality of life and health for a lifetime.

Additionally, our patients rarely have to be referred to a specialist due to our array of advanced treatment options and onsite capabilities. You remain with the same warm and friendly team that you’ve come to know and trust, and as your oral and overall health needs evolve.

Precision tech informs effective treatment

Treatments that effectively resolve oral problems depend on our understanding of the condition at hand. In turn, we lean into cutting-edge dental technologies, which allow us to clearly “see” even the most intricate oral structures or “hidden” areas. Combined with Dr. Gutschow’s considerable knowledge, these tools will enable us to detect problems early. This information aids in our treatment recommendations.

Additionally, digital scanners and x-rays, intraoral cameras, and VizLite® light-based cancer detection are non-invasive, gentle, and efficient.

Modern dentistry’s “latest and greatest”

We have invested in technology that allows us to provide some of the most sought-after dental treatments; for instance, we use specialized CEREC® software and equipment to plan, design, make, refine, and place crowns in just one visit – while you wait!

Dr. Gutschow is also an established airway dentistry practitioner. She is adept at designing custom oral appliances to treat a range of conditions, including:

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Bruxism (teeth-grinding)
  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

We are also providers of the Vivos System®. An alternative to cumbersome CPAP therapy, Vivos gets to the source of dangerous sleep-disordered breathing by adjusting the position of the jaw and throat tissues. The “magic” behind Vivos is a light, unobtrusive, easy-to-wear, and easy-to-care-for oral device. The device doesn’t merely address symptoms of OSA; it actually facilitates structural changes that eventually lead to real resolution of this dangerous condition. Breathing is no longer impeded when patients are at rest. After around 12 to 24 months, OSA may be improved considerably that treatment is no longer necessary.

Patients with crowded or crooked teeth may also benefit from discreet Invisalign® as an alternative to fixed metal braces, Botox® to enhance the appearance of your “smile zone,” and tooth replacement designed like natural teeth – with dental implants.

Your comfort – our priority

Innovative Dental Care has eliminated many usual sources of dental fear and anxiety. For instance, The Wand® is a painless alternative to traditional needles to precisely deliver anesthetic to treatment sites. Likewise, soft-tissue lasers are designed to minimize discomfort, bleeding, and other undesirable side effects during and after treatment. We also offer safe nitrous oxide sedation (“laughing gas”) for utmost relaxation at our practice. Last but certainly not least, we invite you to wrap yourself in our cozy blankets and kick back with our wireless headphones and neck pillows.

Experience truly Innovative Dental Care! Call (402) 507-5805 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gutschow. Be sure to ask about our no-strings-attached, in-house savings plans. Our valued members’ preventive services are covered, and they get deep discounts on treatments for an affordable, predictable annual fee.

Dr. Summer Gutschow

Summer Gutschow, DDS

Dr. Summer Gutschow, graduated from Creighton University in 2001 with a bachelors in science, and with her doctorate in dental science in 2007. Dr. Summer has owned her own practice and been seeing patients for over 13 years. Dr. Summer was born in Nebraska, and while she lived in St. Louis for some time, she has, and always will, consider Omaha as home. Designing and fabricating same-day CEREC® crowns, and transforming her patients smiles with Invisalign® are two of Dr. Summer’s favorite things about being a dentist.

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I want straighter teeth

Invisalign® tray systems render a modern straightening method for ultimate orthodontic camouflage.
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I want same day crowns

We offer CEREC® services to meet your restorative and esthetic needs all in one appointment!
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I need a new dentist

A partnership between you and our team pays dividends, protecting your smile now and well into the future.

Patient Testimonials

We love our patients like family and we’re humbled to know they feel the same. We’ve collected some of their words and we look forward to meeting new friends.

Why Choose Us? Innovative Dental Care

Innovative Dental Care is proud to be your local, family-friendly dental office. We care for families from Omaha, NE, and the surrounding communities of Elkhorn, Bennington, Arlington, Gretna, Ft. Calhoun, and Blair.

Our skilled, compassionate team, under the guidance of Dr. Summer Gutschow, manages everything from regular cleanings and exams for the whole family to same-day CEREC® crowns and implant restorations. Dr. Summer is also a Premier Invisalign® Provider.

Your care is our top priority, so we use the latest dental technology, including digital impressions, ViziLite® oral cancer screenings, and The Wand® anesthetic delivery system, to make your visit safer, quicker, and virtually pain-free!

To make your time with us even more comfortable, we offer amenities like a beverage station, warm blankets, neck pillows, heating pads, and wireless headphones.

Rest assured that regardless of your dental needs, we will treat you with the most compassionate, respectful care available.

No insurance? We’ve got you covered

Innovative Dental Care offers an in-house saving plan for those without insurance that keeps oral health maintenance simple.

We want to help you receive the dental care you deserve. We discuss all cost and payment options with you to make sure you are comfortable with your treatment plan and to answer any questions you have prior to the start treatment. You will never have surprises when it comes to your bill.

Call Our Office Innovative Dental Care Summer Gutschow, DDS on (402) 507-5805 to get more information.