Dentist – Lincoln, NE
Get to Know Dr. Marty Killeen
Dr. Marty has been in private practice since 2006, and his “get up and go” attitude and fearless determination have led to an incredible dental career over the past decade. He is so grateful to have found a job that allows him to care for children in a way that helps them lead healthier lives and shows them how much they matter! More than anything, he strives to make each visit a genuinely good experience for young patients and their parents.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
As a child, Dr. Marty had a great pediatric dentist that made a huge impact on him! He always looked forward to his dental visits, realizing as an adult that the dental field would be a great way for him to help others as well. All these years later, he’s still thrilled with his choice of a career and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After graduating from Mount Michael High School, Dr. Marty attended Saint Louis University for his undergraduate degree. From there, he entered the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry two years early, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004. Finally, he completed his pediatric dental specialty residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He makes it a point to attend the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s annual meeting every other year to stay current on new research and techniques in the field. In the past, he’s also served on the state committee, which is dedicated to reviewing and updating pediatric dental sedation guidelines routinely. He is a current member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Marty was born and raised right here in Lincoln, and he spends most of his free time with his wife Amy, a periodontist, and their four children Peter, Patrick, Liam, and Lucy. His boys are heavily involved in Boy Scouts and YMCA sports and try to duck out of their piano practice as often as they can. His daughter is the youngest and keeps the whole family busy with all things “pretty.” Her favorite activities typically involve unicorns and lots of glitter. Dr. Marty's personal hobbies include mountain biking, camping, canoeing, backpacking, and building stuff out of Legos with his kids. In particular, he really enjoys competitive gravel bike riding and regularly spends his Saturday mornings with his gravel team: The Lincoln Abrahams. He enjoys planning getaway trips with his wife and hiking trips to Utah as well.
Dr. Marty is also exceptionally passionate about volunteer work. He regularly provides free care at Nebraska Mission of Mercy and the UNMC Dental Days. His biggest joy is leading yearly dental mission trips to Haiti and treating children there who have never even seen a dentist. Over nearly a decade of trips, he has been able to see a truly positive change in the families they help, as well as the number of infections and extractions that need to be taken care of.