Dr. Bailey

Dustin J. Bailey, D.D.S.

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska.  I am a graduate of Lincoln Pius X, Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry.  As a dentist, I began practice in Manhattan, Kansas in 1999.  In the fall of 2001 we moved back to Lincoln to be closer to family and to return to the community we love.  I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Jim Ganser, my mentor and friend, here at Optimal Dental for the next 12 years before he retired.

I love the profession of Dentistry.  I really enjoy the technical aspect of the profession; however the most fun for me is the people we have the good fortune to serve.  It is so fun to develop special relationships with both the staff and our patients.  I look forward every morning to going through our schedule and finding out what “friends” we get to see.  It is my continual quest to always determine how we can be a better practice for our patients.  We continually evolve our facility, products, and technology to be the best we can be for you.  I make an effort to seek out the best continuing education that is offered.  I often times exceed our professional requirements required for C. E. by 100 hours in a year.  I simply want to be the best practitioner I can be with a very diverse approach to Dentistry delivered at a high aptitude.

I have been blessed to be married to my wonderful wife, Jocelyn since 1996.  Being involved with our three children, Collin (2000), Grant (2001), Tessa (2006), consumes most of our time outside the office.  My current interests include everything they are involved with.  I enjoy playing golf, being involved with our church, watching a good movie or reading a book, when time allows.

The professional associations I belong to include the Lincoln Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the International Association for Orthodontics, and the American Orthodontic Society.