The Dentists

All professionals at Family Dental Center of West Point maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Shawn Kralik

    Dr. Kralik has been with Family Dental Center of West Point since graduating from the UNMC College of Dentistry in 2003.  Dr. Kralik is a Nebraska native, growing up in Seward, NE.  He is an innovative leader, always utilizing the foremost technology dentistry has to offer.  Family Dental Center is able to offer a wide array of services and techniques due to Dr. Kralik’s recognition of the ever-changing field of Dentistry.

    Dr. Kralik has completed a 2-year course in orthodontics for general dentists with Progressive Orthodontics; considered the leader in orthodontic education.  He enjoys all aspects of dentistry with a special passion for the treatment of kids.  Dr. Kralik was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Rural Health Advisory Commission for the State of Nebraska, he is the only dentist that serves on this board, the board deals with issues facing rural health care.  Dr. Kralik is also a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Nebraska Dental Association.

    Dr. Kralik loves to spend time with his wife Anne and their two boys Kolton and Konnor.  They enjoy spending time together playing outdoors, sports, attending sporting events, hunting, and fishing.  Dr. Kralik is also very active in the community, serving on the West Point Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus activities, coaching youth football, basketball, and soccer.

  • Dr.
    Jonathan Howell

    Dr. Howell is a Nebraska native, and grew up in the country surrounding Ft. Calhoun. Dr. Howell was a UNO maverick, and obtained a bachelor’s of science in biology there, as well as a minor in chemistry. Dr. Howell went on to graduate from Creighton Dental school in Omaha, and loves the variety that comes with being a general dentist, especially in rural areas. In his free time Dr. Howell enjoys all things outdoors, as well as spending time with his friends, family, and girlfriend. Dr. Howell can often be found soaking up the sun on the trail or a back road cruising in his 1998 Jeep TJ or his mountain bike. Dr. Howell loves to chit chat and looks forward to meeting you and your family in the office!

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