I started off my life not to be a dentist but to be a Dallas Cowboy. There was no one who knew more about them as a kid than I did. All the stats. Where they went to school. I mean everything. So, I spent all my time and energy trying to make that happen. I was a very good athlete growing up and played every sport there was, depending on the season. My main emphasis though was always football. Fortunately, my competiveness came through in the classroom as well and my grades were pretty good too.
My journey to become a Cowboy next led me to Kansas State University where I played for the Wildcats. Reality began to sink in though. My football career was going to end there in Manhattan, Kansas. I did realize while I was there though that dentistry seemed very interesting to me so I chose that as my new career goal.
Dental school was at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After that, I was accepted in to a residency program at the University of Louisville-Humana Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. After some incredible learning experiences dental school could not provide, I set out to save the world. This led me to the purchase of my first practice just outside of Tulsa. This was a general dental practice where I offered all dental procedures.
As the practice began to grow and flourish, I started to realize there were certain things I liked and was better at than others. This led me to the turning point in my career, the point in which I found my true passion in dentistry. That passion was to be the absolute best at what I do and to focus on what I love. My road down the path of cosmetic dentistry began.
I consumed all the information I could get my hands on. Articles, books, lectures, courses. If it was available, I did it. More importantly though is I actually went to the gurus, the leaders in the field, and spent time with them and learned from them. Eventually this lead to my association with the world’s leading post graduate teaching facility, the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies. As Dr Bill Dickerson was starting this institute, he asked me if I would be one of his clinical instructors. Over 20 years later, I am still there conducting lectures myself while helping dentists from all over the world learn how to do the most cutting edge dental procedures available.
LVI and I have evolved from just making teeth and smiles look pretty to now incorporating the very important aspect how we can help people have not only pretty smiles but a functional, stable and pain free bite.
Helping people not only look good but feel good and be healthy is the focus of my practice now. For over 17 years now, helping people with head, face and neck pain has led to some wonderful stories from patients who had no hope. People with TMJ, popping and clicking in their joints, headaches, dizziness, neck issues and life altering symptoms have found relief where none was available. By understanding a different approach than what traditional dentistry has used, I have been able to successfully treat people that physicians, ENT’s, neurologists, chiropractors, etc. can not do.
So now, here at The Hills Dental Spa, you can expect my team to provide you with 3 basic things.
- The most incredible patient service you have experienced. From the time you first walk in, the difference is palpable. Your comfort is at the forefront of what we do.
- Leading edge procedures. With my background combined with the technology available in the office, I can assure you your treatment options will provide the best dentistry has to offer.
- We are here for you. Just because we can do it doesn’t mean you may want it. We customize all recommendations based upon spending time with you to find out what you want. It’s not my way or the highway. We realize we are here to serve your desires in the best way to help you accomplish the goals you have for yourself.
I am more than excited to be here to continue on the traditions established at The Hills Dental Spa. This is a world class facility with a world class team. I can’t wait to meet you and help you have a beautiful, healthy smile.
“What excites me about joining The Hills Dental Spa is continuing to grow a dental practice that already shares in my personal and professional philosophies and being able to continue Dr. Nemec’s legacy by providing the same 5-star service to his long-time patients.”