Dr. Bill has practiced high quality dentistry in Omaha for 35 years. He is a native of Omaha, was awarded his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and his DDS from the Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He started his career in pediatric dentistry before successfully completing extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry at the University of Iowa. Dr. Bill is active in the community and has served or is serving on several local, national, and professional boards of directors including: American Red Cross, Downtown Rotary, YWCA and the Women's Center for Advancement, the Nebraska Dental Association, the Omaha Dental Society, the Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry, The Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska Lincoln Alumni Associations. He has served as a faculty instructor of the Nebraska Medical Center and as a mentor for Creighton University Dental College students' learning program.
Dr. JoAnn is a native of Sutton, Nebraska. She received her undergraduate education at Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa, was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Nebraska Medical Center College of Dental Science in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is active in the community, providing classroom dental care instruction during Children's Dental Health Month, sponsoring in local schools the "Set A Good Example" contest for The Way To Happiness Foundation and staffing volunteer organizations involved in providing free dental care for the homeless and for abused women. Dr. JoAnn and her team of volunteer dentists were recognized at an official government event by the Minister of Health in the Central American country of Belize for their supply donations and contributions of desperately needed dental services for the children in remote villages.
The above photo was taken at the Washington, DC celebration of Dr. Kathrein's earning the mastership award in the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr JoAnn and Bill have been married for 39 years. They have four adult married children and three grandchildren (so far). They enjoy many activities together like bicycling, motorcycling, gardening, photography, and cooking.