Dr. Bob Schoettger is a fourth generation Nebraskan with family roots in the north central part of the Cornhusker state. He was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central High School.
After earning a degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha (Magna Sum Laude), he attended the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and graduated with Distinction obtaining a degree in Dentistry and a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics.
Dr. Schoettger was one of the first in Lincoln to be certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. This is an elective process which requires excelling in multiple written and oral examinations as well as presenting a series of his treatment outcomes. This achievement represents a conscientious effort to excel in the specialty of Orthodontics.
On most Friday mornings, you will find Dr. Schoettger teaching at the UNMC College of Dentistry as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthodontics Graduate Clinic. It is an exciting way to share treatment philosophies and techniques with residents and fellow faculty members.
Bob and his wife Mary Kay have been married for over 30 years. They have a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jared and Kali, a daughter and son-in-law, Dani and Adam, who live in Kansas City (Dani is a elementary music educator and Adam is an engineer for Garmin), and a daughter, Anna, who is currently in orthodontic residency at UNMC College of Dentistry. The Schoettgers have four young grandchildren who have kept them busy with babysitting duties!
Though family life, private practice and teaching occupies much of Dr. Schoettger’s time, he still enjoys a variety of hobbies including music (piano and saxophone), fishing (walleye and northern), gardening (dahlias) and photography.
He feels truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful patients over the years!