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About Our Office

Looking for the best dentist in Kearney, NE? Come visit Dr. Eric Ahrens at Platte Valley Dental Clinic near you in Kearney. It was established here in Kearney in the 1970s. We have been the trusted dental office to many families and multiple generations over the years. Since the first day we opened our doors, our team has strived to provide excellent dentistry work in a stress-free environment. We pride ourselves on getting to know every patient who walks through the door and treating them like we treat our own families. We offer patients of all ages a wide variety of services, including root canal therapy, dental veneers, bridges, sealants, TMJ treatment, fillings, exams & cleanings, tooth extractions, cosmetic dentistry, bonding, crowns, orthodontics, dental implants, dentures, braces, and more. If you need urgent dental care, you can contact our emergency dentist near you for your dental treatment. We are also open on selected Saturdays for your root canal treatment and wisdom tooth extractions. So, if you are unable to come on the working days, meet our dentist open on Saturday near you by appointment.

Ready to set up your visit with a dentist near you? You can schedule an appointment with us online today! Simply complete our quick and easy booking form, and we'll take care of the rest. Our team is looking forward to seeing you here soon.

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Focused on You

We take the time to get to know each of our patients and are committed to creating positive relationships with you and your family.

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Family Practice

When you come in for a dental appointment, you will receive the care you need in a warm, welcoming environment where you feel like you belong. Every patient is part of our family!

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Flexible Financing

We strive to make our services available to all patients, so we will help you find the right treatment at the right price.

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Experienced Staff

Our practice has been around for over 40 years and through multiple generations. Our patients trust us to provide consistent, quality care.


Dr. Eric Ahrens graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry. He grew up on a family farm northwest of Seward, Nebraska and did his undergraduate studies here in Kearney at UNK. Dr. Ahrens lives in Kearney with his wife, who is an RN at Platte Valley Medical Clinic, and their son, Presten, who is a 3rd grader at Buffalo Hills Elementary.

In his spare time, Dr. Ahrens loves playing and watching sports, fishing, Husker football, and watching movies with his family. He believes in working hard to build relationships with patients and treating patients like his own family. Whether in his personal or professional life; hard work, honesty, and caring for others are qualities he values and tries to implement on a daily basis.


Our Services

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Dental implants are tiny screws surgically placed in the jaw that act as artificial tooth roots, providing a sturdy base for replacement teeth.

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Bridges are a great option to restore your bite and keep your mouth functional so you can eat and speak with ease.

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Dental crowns are also known as tooth caps that can be placed over broken, chipped, or cracked teeth for functional and cosmetic purposes.

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Partial & Full Dentures

Dentures are a good, reliable choice if you are missing one or multiple teeth.

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We use fillings to treat cavities after removing any decay and repairing any broken or cracked teeth.

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Clear Aligners are a more discreet, comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces that can improve the look and function of your teeth.

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