Patient Instructions

First Visit

Your first visit will be a consultation with Dr. Carey which includes an assessment of your case, including a review of information provided by your dentist. If necessary, diagnostic x-rays will be taken so that your situation can be thoroughly evaluated, and the ideal treatment plan can be determined. Dr. Carey will discuss your diagnosis, explain procedures and sedation options, and create a treatment plan that best fits your individual needs. You will also meet with our Treatment Plan Coordinator who will discuss your treatment costs, insurance benefits, and payment options. It is at this time your surgery will be scheduled.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • A valid form of photo identification.
  • Necessary documentation of your medical and/or dental insurance.
  • Payment for any applicable co-pays or fees.
  • Please fill out the Patient Registration Formonline before your visit or arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill it out in the office.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 19 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit.


At Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, we make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work together with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures. Though we accept most dental insurance, our office is in network for the following dental insurance companies.

-Delta Dental
-Blue Cross Blue Shield
-Physicians Mutual
-United Healthcare
-Colonial Life

Please note that we are not a contracted provider with any Medicare or Medicaid insurance plans. If you have a Medicare or Medicaid plan, they will not provide payment for services rendered in our office and payment will be your responsibility.



For your convenience we accept Debit Cards, Credit Cards, HSA/FSA Cards, cash, and checks. We also accept Care Credit. Payment is due at the time service is rendered. If you have questions regarding your account, please contact us.

Most insurance companies will respond to claims within four to six weeks. Any remaining balance after your insurance has paid is your responsibility. Your prompt remittance is appreciated. Contact our office with any questions about your statement.

Treatment Financing with CareCredit®

Our team at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants believes that all patients who need high-quality care should have access to it, without worrying about how treatment may impact their personal finances. This is why our practice accepts numerous convenient forms of payment, including financing plans through one of the most well-known healthcare financing agencies in the nation. CareCredit® offers a variety of low- to no-interest payment plans for qualified applicants who choose to pay for their treatment in a series of installments. The application can be filled out online in a process that takes just a few minutes to complete.

Qualify/Sign up with Care Credit


See what people have to say!

Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

“If you EVER find yourself needing an oral surgeon, please make sure his name is Dr. Kenneth Carey at Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. I can not say enough about Doc C! I came to Doc C with a tooth the needed to come out, but then also needing more work done. Dr. Carey’s staff…Mandy, Sarah, Maria, Carey & Kandy just to mention a few, are Amazing!! All of them are very friendly, caring & highly trained & made me feel right at home!
Dr. Carey shows a sincere dedication, only seen in very few doctors. He explains how he can help, and how he will help Doc C is thorough, professional, calming and T.H.E. best at this profession. He treated me just like family. He shows a lot of concern and has a great sense of humor!! So if you find yourself sitting in Dr. Carey’s surgical chair, rest assured you have found the Best!! I would & I do, recommend Heartland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants to anyone and everyone.” -LVL

Facial Trauma & Emergencies

“I had gone to the ER at 5am yesterday morning for worsening swelling and pain in my mouth from a dental abscess. Doc saw me and got worried so they made some calls. Dr. Carey and Heartland Oral were the only ones who would see m on a Sunday. Made the drive there and they were amazing. They are definitely good people who still care for their patients. Highly recommended. If you do see this, once again, Thank you so very much for all you did, Dr. Carey.” -KK

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I like how everyone is super friendly. Good prices without insurance. And I like how they listen and take care of you.” -DR

Heartland Oral Surgery

“I just came to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been put to sleep, and completely terrified of the dentist. Dr. Carey and every women in there including his wife make me feel my best self. They calmed my nerves held my hand and actually made me feel like I was in great hands. I can’t express enough how relived I am and blessed to find an amazing surgeon! Thank you again. If anyone is wondering of a good comforting place. Heartland is the place to go!” -HL

Heartland Oral Surgery

“Dr. Carey was very professional about it all. Made sure I was at ease and the nurses were great too. I was talking to them and the next thing I knew I was being woken up. Procedure already done. Don’t have any memory of it and there is hardly any pain considering how many teeth they took out. I will highly recommend them to everyone I know that needs oral surgery done.” -JH

Visit us at our Kearney or Grand Island Nebraska Locations!

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Kearney, NE

516 W. 39th Street, Suite D
Kearney, NE 68845

Phone: 308-865-2577

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7am - 5pm
Tuesday: Closed to patients
Wednesday: 7 am - 5 pm
Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm
Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Grand Island, NE

908 N. Howard Ave, Suite 101
Grand Island, NE 68803

Phone: 308-381-8500

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday: 8 am - 2 pm