Meet Our Doctors

The Heart of Our Practice

Dr. Michael J. Bryson


A native and resident of Kearney, Dr. Bryson has a D.D.S. degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in Lincoln. Because he believes strongly in staying current on the newest procedures, Dr. Bryson regularly attends classes on a variety of subjects. Dr. Bryson has completed courses such as:

  • •Oral Sedation Dentistry
  • •Misch Implant Institute
  • •Platte River Seminars
  • •Orognathic Bioesthetics International
  • •L.D. Pankey Institute
  • •Peter Dawson Seminars
  • •Rocky Mountain Prosthodontic Society
  • •Invisalign Certification
  • •Steven Buchanan Endondontic Seminars

He is a Restorative Advisor for the Platte River Seminars and one of 7000 dentists trained by the Dental Organization for Oral Sedation Dentistry. Dr. Bryson and his team have also volunteered their services toward such causes as the Ronald McDonald Dental Care Mobile and the Nebraska Mission for Mercy. Dr. Bryson and his wife Sally have 3 children and 3 grandsons, Davis, Thomas, and John. Dr. Bryson enjoys spending time with his grandsons Thomas and John, attending Nebraska football games, and golfing.

Dr. Kole A. Kugler


Dr. Kole A. Kugler is originally from the Eustis, NE area, growing up on his family’s farm and ranch operation. Dr. Kugler prides himself on his small town, rural Nebraska values and applies these same values to his dental practice. Dr. Kugler obtained his DDS from the University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. Prior to dental school he attended the University of Nebraska – Kearney where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Dr. Kugler enjoys all facets of dentistry and treating patients of all ages. Dr. Kugler strives to stay informed on the latest techniques/procedures and has completed advanced training in implant dentistry at the Rocky Mountain Dental Institute in Denver, CO. Dr. Kugler believes in a common sense approach when treating his patients and strives for results that are high in quality yet affordable.

Dr. Kugler and his wife, Heather, have been married since 2011 and have a son, Kruz, and a daughter, Emma. Outside of the dental office Dr. Kugler enjoys running, golfing, hunting and being active in the community. Just recently, Dr. Kugler was selected as a member of Leadership Kearney Class #24, gaining a deeper appreciation of what Kearney has to offer.