Meet Dr. Mark Bush

I always knew I wanted to be a dentist, following the same path as my father who practiced here in Kearney for more than 35 years. Dentistry, for me, is about helping others. Each procedure is a chance to touch a person’s life. Whether relieving someone's pain,  improving function, or completing an Invisalign case, I’m helping someone to smile, and I love that!

Kim and I have practiced together since 1986 and I have loved every day of building this practice and all that entails. Most of all, I appreciate the trust our patient family has placed in us, and how we’re rewarded by their smiles.


  • Undergraduate, Kearney State College
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Dentistry is constantly changing, and that keeps my mind fresh and engaged. I work hard to stay informed of the newest advancements available in technology, techniques, and materials, so our patients receive the best care for their needs.

I take a range of continuing education courses throughout the year, staying current on developments and research. I’ve studied Invisalign® clear orthodontic aligner therapy, CEREC® one-day tooth restorations, completed the Pankey Institute’s curriculum, and am a former member of the Seattle Study Club. I currently take courses through Spear Education and The Dawson Academy.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association

Beyond the Practice

I grew up in Kearney and Kim and I have lived here since 1991. We’ve raised our children in the community, as well. Garrett, our oldest, graduated in 2017 from UNMC College of Dentistry, becoming the 12th member of our family to become a dentist. He and his wife, Ashley, now live in Oklahoma.

Megan, our daughter, and her husband Tylon also live in Kearney and have given us our first grandson, Weston. Kim and I feel fortunate to have many members of our extended family living in the area; we love being with them.

Kim and I both love to spend our free time doing pretty much anything outside. We like working out, cooking together, traveling, and I also enjoy hunting.

Kim and I feel strongly about mission work and undertake missions as often as possible. We’ve traveled the globe, offering dental care and sharing the love of Jesus Christ in parts of Africa, as well as Romania, Brazil, and Guatemala.

Additionally, I’ve served on the Kearney YMCA board for more than 18 years. I’ve also lead Bible studies, headed up Operation Candy Buy Back for our overseas troops for many years, and coached many youth sports.

kearney dental office
4112 6th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 236-9694
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm