About Us

Dr. Peter C. Longo
DDS, MS, Certificate in Orthodontics

Dr. Longo grew up in Kearney, Nebraska and remained in Kearney to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).

Dr. Longo graduated from UNK in 2008 and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska for dental school. He then began an orthodontic residency at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Following achievement of his masters and certificate in orthodontics, Dr. Longo fulfilled his lifelong goal by returning to his hometown to establish his practice.

More about Dr. Longo

Our Promise

We are committed to providing you with a beautiful smile and healthy bite. We are also committed to providing you with a warm, positive, and exciting experience. We are motivated by your energy and your smiles, and we are only satisfied when everyone goes home happy. We base all our decisions on evidence-based research, and we truly listen to you to provide the best result possible.

Our Mission

We are a small, personal orthodontics practice.

We want you to know us, and we want to know you and your story. Our mission is to provide you with:


• A dedicated passion to patient satisfaction
• Quality orthodontic care at a reasonable cost
• Evidence based treatment plans
• A clean and warm practice
• A positive, energetic, friendly and professional orthodontic staff

Our Team

Diane Longo

Financial Coordinator

I grew up in Omaha, but I have lived in Kearney since 1988 and consider it my "home". My husband, Peter, and I raised our two children here and we now have 5 grandchildren. Kearney is indeed a great place to live. My favorite part of my job is being a team member of Longo Orthodontics and serving our amazing patients.

Bridget Mahalek

Scheduling Coordinator

I am a lifelong Kearney resident and I love working with all the families here at LO. I am the smiling face at the reception desk, and I so greatly enjoy watching patients interact with one another. My favorite thing about this job is the joyful day that patients get their braces removed and you get to show off your new, beautiful smile!

Danielle Longo

Marketing Coordinator

I was born and raised in Kearney and am so thankful for the opportunity to move back and grow our family here. Kearney is an amazing community and I love being a part of it! You can find me helping manage the office at Longo Orthodontics, practicing pharmacy at Kearney Regional Medical Center or being a mommy to Amelia and Charlie! I love being able to help make Dr. Longo's dream a reality and seeing all the smiling faces at the office!

Ana Post

Office Assistant

I have lived in Kearney for the last 20 years. It's been a wonderful place for my husband and I to raise our two daughters. I enjoy working with the Spanish-speaking families that come to see us here at LO. Seeing their happiness when I help them makes me smile and feel wonderful!

Taylor Bourg

Treatment Coordinator

I grew up in Paxton Nebraska. My nickname from my family is tatorbug. Random fact about me is not so random, I LOVE CATS!!! I enjoy Geocaching, reading, and outdoor activities. My favorite movie is between Avatar or Titanic, I mean they were both created by the same guy so I had to like them both! My favorite thing about working at LO is the great atmosphere that is at this practice. I enjoy seeing the wide age range of our patients and working with families to help make each and every kid happy and have a smile they can't wait to show off. What makes me happiest in the world is family.

Samantha Jordan

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up in Amherst, NE. My nickname is Mana Banana. A random fact about me is I never sneeze just once. It's usually 7 times in a row! My hobbies include spending time with my family, binge watching Netflix series, and shopping. My favorite TV show would be Grey's Anatomy and Gilmore Girls. My favorite thing about working at Longo Orthodontics is definitely the fun atmosphere and getting to meet so many amazing people. What makes me happiest in this world? My kids (Brody and Gannon), my husband (Dalton), and pizza!

Shawn Koch

Orthodontic Assistant

I grew up in Kearney. My nickname is Shawny and mommy. A random fact about me is that my favorite season is fall. I love going to pumpkin patches and watching Husker football. My hobbies are shopping, spending time with my family, movie nights, and doing fun family activities. My favorite movie is Christmas Vacation and we watch it every Christmas. My favorite thing about working at LO is the relationships that I have formed with not only the people that I work with but also the patients and their families. What in this world makes me HAPPIEST?...My husband and my 3 kids.

Thank you

Thank you for visiting the Longo Orthodontics website. Our mission is to serve you to the best of our ability. We have taken tremendous time to provide you with an engaging and interactive experience during your visit.

I hope you enjoyed your time on our site, and we are excited you are considering us for your orthodontic treatment.

Contact Info

111 W 31st ST,
Kearney, NE, 68847

Phone:1-308-224-2292

Fax:1-308-224-2293