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1830 S Ohio St
Salina, Kansas 67401-6607
(785) 825-4605

Your Friendly Salina Dentists

happy family together at home on the sofaAt Discover Dental Center, our team strives to provide a practical, comfortable, and streamlined experience. Whether a loved one needs a simple checkup or you’re seeking a cosmetic treatment, our friendly team is happy to help. Since acquiring our practice in 2006, Dr. Earl O’Hara and Dr. Brent Mayginnes have provided the residents of Salina, Lindsborg, Abilene, Minneapolis, and the surrounding communities with high-quality care.

You deserve a dentist that takes the time to understand your needs and treats you and your family members with the utmost respect, compassion, and excellence. Our mission is to make every visit stress-free and relaxed. To ensure you have prompt access to the services you need to maintain your oral health, we offer flexible financing through CareCredit®. Dr. O’Hara and Dr. Mayginnes can’t wait to meet you, so give Discover Dental Center in Salina a call today to set up an appointment!


Protecting Your Smile With Our Dental Services

Whether you need a cleaning or a crown, our team is prepared to assist you with our range of comprehensive dental services. Our Salina dentists work closely with you to understand your situation and develop a treatment plan that efficiently meets your needs. We offer:

Our Compassionate Approach to General Dentistry

mother giving her daughter a piggyback ride at the parkWe typically begin seeing patients that are four years of age or older. Our Salina dentists have experience working with patients across all age ranges. We strive to meet you and your loved ones at your comfort level and make your visit enjoyable, especially for kids. Our team includes experienced dental professionals who are dedicated to improving your health and confidence.

We take care to explain your treatment options in easy-to-grasp terms and gladly answer any questions you have. Education is a crucial element of our practice’s approach, and our Salina dentists want you to feel empowered to make the best choices for your well-being. By helping you understand the details of our treatments and providing tips for maintaining your oral health, we keep your smile shining for years to come.

Your Reliable Dentists in Salina

We hope that you come to consider Discover Dental Center as your home for all your pressing needs. Whether your child requires a checkup, or you want to undergo a teeth whitening treatment for an important event, Dr. O’Hara and Dr. Mayginnes are prepared to meet your needs effectively. Our team can’t wait to hear from you, so give our dental office a call today to schedule an appointment!


Mission Statement

"The practice of Dr. O’Hara and Mayginnes, Discover Dental Center, provides exceptional dentistry for people of all ages. We strive to offer a wide range of family dental services in a state-of-the-art facility with special attention to their comfort, their time, and their needs. We pride ourselves on our thorough patient education, gentle treatment methods, a well trained and professional staff, as well as being a practice that always puts our patients need first.

Our goal is to provide an esthetic, functional, and healthy smile that our patients can maintain for a lifetime. We are honored to have earned the loyalty of our teammates and patients."

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Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are specialists with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various head and neck conditions and injuries.  After four years of dental school, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes four to six years of additional formal training in treating the craniomaxillofacial complex.  This specialty is one of 9 dental specialties recognized internationally and by the American Dental Association (ADA). An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can diagnose and treat a wide variety conditions. ...

The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety.  Many people visualize a drill-wielding man in a white coat just waiting to cause pain and remove teeth.  The reality, however, is very different.  The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice.  The staff at the practice will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments. Recent technological advancements have meant that in many cases, dentists are able to replace...

In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded many traditional dentistry practices, making treatments more precise and less painful.  This newer style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser.  Dental lasers can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal. The FDA deemed laser dentistry to be safe for public usage in 1990.  Since then, many dentists have incorporated dental lasers into everyday procedures – reducing bleeding, anxiety and post-treatment recovery...

In the past decade there has been a dramatic interest in cosmetic dentistry.  We all realize that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence.  Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, we are able to improve our teeth and smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments. Cosmetic dental treatments can: Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth. Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth. Improve or correct bites. Lighten or brighten the...

It’s great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness.  However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health.  Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always...

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