Meet Dr. John Pershing

Dr. John Pershing | Pershing Orthodontics | Dental Care | Braces | Clay Center | NEJohn K. Pershing, DDS

Dr. John Pershing retired in 2012, but still consults for our office.

“Being an orthodontist is an extremely rewarding profession. I cherish the relationships I have created with my patients over the years and I appreciate the trust they have put in me. I am committed to providing the very best care possible while maintaining honest and open communication.”

Education and Experience

Dr. Pershing earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nebraska in 1970. He was a member of The US Army ROTC and was a Distinguished Military Graduate. Dr. Pershing continued his education at the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and graduated in 1973 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and as a member of OKU, a dental honor society for academics and leadership.

From 1973 to 1975, Dr. Pershing served his country by directing a pediatric dental section in the US Army. He completed his Masters of Science degree while receiving his Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1977.

Dr. Pershing joined the orthodontic practice of his father-in-law, Dr. Robert Butz, in 1977. Dr. Butz established his practice in 1956, and at the time, it was the first orthodontic practice in south central Nebraska. Dr. Pershing has worked very hard to honor the tradition of excellence set by Dr. Butz.

Dr. Pershing is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists, Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, Nebraska Society of Orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, American Dental Association, Nebraska Dental Association, Nebraska Southwest District Dental Society, the American College of Dentists, and the Adams County Dental Society. He is Board Certified in Orthodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Outside the Office

Dr. Pershing and his wife, Cathy, have two sons and four grandchildren. During his free time the doctor enjoys golfing, snow skiing, auto racing, and sailing, all of which are more enjoyable when done with family.