Meet Dr. Willett

Dr Emily Willett at Lincoln Orthodontics in Lincoln NE

“It is a privilege to provide my patients with the trusted treatments, the gentle care, and the exceptional outcomes they deserve. I am committed to making your orthodontic experience enjoyable in an environment that is fun, while providing personalized care. I am proud to welcome patients of all ages to our practice and look forward to exceeding your expectations!” – Dr. Willett

Dr. Emily S. Willett is a board-eligible orthodontist who believes everyone–child, teen, or adult–deserves a beautiful and confident smile. Her goal is to create a smile that her patients can be proud of for a lifetime. She enjoys the relationships she develops with her patients and their families as the process of orthodontic care unfolds.

Dr. Willett grew up in Brookings, South Dakota. She attended South Dakota State University and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology while competing on their Varsity Swim team, meeting her husband, Ryan, on the team.

Dr. Willett earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry in Lincoln. She graduated at the top of her dental class and was recognized for her clinical excellence and her patient-centered care. She went on to complete specialty Certificate of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the UNMC College of Dentistry while simultaneously earning her Masters of Science degree in Oral Biology.

Dr. Willett has extensive training in the latest major advances in orthodontics, including Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs), self-ligating brackets, clear aligners, and sleep-related breathing disorders and airway management. She is committed to providing her patients with the best care possible, and therefore, seeks out education and experiences to remain at the forefront of orthodontic treatments to best serve her patients. An Invisalign case treated by Dr. Willett was selected as a finalist at the Resident Case Shootout Competition in Las Vegas in November 2016, and she looks forward to submitting other successful cases.

Professional memberships are important to Dr. Willett, as it helps her maintain her expertise in orthodontics as well as keep her informed of the latest advancements affecting the dental care of her patients. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists, the Lincoln District Dental Association, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, from whom she earned the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence.

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Willett spends quality time with her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Lydia. She and her family love to swim, travel, watch movies, and eat!

Dr. Willett is excited to create beautiful smiles in Lincoln!

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists
  • Nebraska Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Lincoln District Dental Association