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Dr. Melanie Steckelberg has been setting the highest standards of excellence in dentistry for over a decade! She is a Nebraska native who received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Shortly after graduation, she opened her own dental practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dr. Derryl Ogden then gave her the opportunity to take over his practice when he retired.


While in the first years of her private practice, Dr. Steckelberg was a faculty member at the College of Dentistry in Lincoln for nearly five years. She enjoyed working with dental students as a part-time clinical instructor in the undergraduate periodontics clinic. This position was given up once Dr. Steckelberg became a mother. However, she does hope to someday return to teaching at the college part-time. Continuing education is important to Dr. Steckelberg, and she works hard to stay on top of emerging dental research.


Dr. Steckelberg enjoys giving back to her community. She works as a dentist at the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, has provided dental screenings for Lincoln Public Schools since 2008, and represents Nebraska Dentists as a Treasurer of the Nebraska Dental Association (NDA). Her previous leadership position was as an NDA Trustee, representing Lincoln’s ADA Dentists from 2012-2017. Dr. Melanie Steckelberg enjoys a number of professional affiliations including:


  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Lincoln District Dental Association
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • Capital Study Club


In 2014, she received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the Nebraska Dental Association.


In October 2018, Dr. Steckelberg was honored to become a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.


When not working at Steckelberg Dental, Dr. Steckelberg enjoys running, yoga, photography, sewing and knitting, and spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends. She recently has been coaching her daughter’s YMCA volleyball team, along with the help of her husband and the other amazing parents!



Contact Info:

Steckelberg Dental

3201 South 33rd St., Suite A,

Lincoln, NE 68506




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Dr. Melanie Steckelberg - America's Top 50 Dentists - Lincoln, Nebraska

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