Meet the Doctors

At Antelope Creek Family Dentistry, our skilled family dentists offer expert general dentistry treatment, as well as restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatment to patients across Lincoln and Lancaster County. Our team takes pride in providing patients with advanced dental care, using only the highest quality techniques and procedures. We cater to patients of all ages, and offer a variety of specialty services such as clear braces and dental implants.

Our dentists’ years of experience, combined with our mission to provide friendly, personalized care in a comfortable and relaxing office environment makes Antelope Creek Family Dentistry one of the best family dental practices in the area. Schedule an appointment with a family dentist in our Lincoln office today, and learn a little bit more about our doctors by continuing to read below!


Meet the Doctors of Antelope Creek Family Dentistry Serving Lincoln, Lancaster County and Nebraska

Dr. Louis Hedlund Dr. Joshua M. Svoboda | Dr. Vicki Treat

Louis M. Hedlund, D.D.S.

General Background
Lou Hedlund is one of the founding partners of Antelope Creek Family Dentistry which opened in 1995. Originally from Aurora, Nebraska, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. Prior to forming ACFD, Dr. Hedlund was on the faculty of the UNMC College of Dentistry and in private practice.


  • Professional
    • Lincoln District Dental Association – former delegate and trustee
    • Nebraska Dental Association
    • American Dental Association
    • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Community
    • Dentist volunteer for National Special Olympics
    • Dentist volunteer for Nebraska Mission of Mercy
    • Salvation Army and YMCA youth basketball coach
    • KIVA participant –loans to individuals in 3rd world countries for start up companies
    • Community Blood Bank donor

Dental Philosophy
“I have always strived to provide the most advanced dental care for our patients, and be hardworking, thorough, professional and loyal. I love coming to work every day to see our patients and be part of a successful dental team. The employees of ACFD work well together to make that happen. Helping people with their dental needs is my calling.”

Areas of Interest
Dr. Hedlund enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He treats patients from infants to seniors. The area of cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers is of particular interest thim. A poor or embarrassing smile can lead to loss of confidence and self-esteem. A smile is something everyone should all be able to share. The opportunity to give a patient a beautiful smile is very important.

Lou and his wife, Carla, are the parents of Maggie and Anna. In his spare time, he enjoys physical fitness, Husker football, boating and snow skiing.

Joshua M. Svoboda, D.D.S.

I am Dr. Joshua M. Svoboda and I am excited to introduce myself to you and your family. I look forward to meeting each of you. Most importantly, please be assured that I share Dr. Treat’s philosophy of providing you with the best possible dental care, and that an emphasis on excellence will be the hallmark of this practice. I’m also very excited about the outstanding technological advances currently taking place in dentistry, and you will soon be able to benefit from them. After all, you are used to a very high standard of care from Antelope Creek Family Dental and I will work hard to continue providing the best for you.

I grew up in Columbus, NE and received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Prior to dental school, I worked in a laboratory setting for two years where I realized my desire to continue my education and become a dentist. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2007. After completing dental school, I worked in Omaha, NE splitting my time between two dental offices as an associate dentist providing comprehensive care. During that time, I married my wonderful wife Melissa, who recently completed her advance degree as a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse practitioner. Throughout the past six years, I have taken hundreds of hours of continuing education to further my development as a more complete dentist---clear braces, sleep apnea, implants, sedation dentistry, root canals, etc.

In my free time I enjoy golfing, biking, cooking and entertaining our dog Madison. Melissa and I enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, Husker football games and attending Creighton Bluejay basketball games. We look forward to growing and raising our family in Lincoln.

Because I’m committed to keeping you informed, I’ll be sending periodic newsletters containing special offers, information on new services being offered in our practice, and new trends in dental care.

Vicki L. Treat, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dr. Vicki Treat was raised in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She was on the faculty of UNMC College of Dentistry and in private practice in downtown Lincoln before becoming one of the founding members of Antelope Creek Family Dentistry in 1995.

Dr. Treat is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association.

Dr. Treat has had the privilege of being a frequent volunteer with the Nebraska Mission of Mercy (through the NDA) and the Global Dental Relief Project, providing much needed dental care to disadvantaged children and adults at home and abroad.

Helping people is a passion for Dr. Treat. Whether relieving someone’s pain or giving a patient a beautiful smile, she uses her skill in dentistry to make her patient’s lives better. Her compassion and experience allow her to offer dental results that work best for each individual patient. Another of her passions is learning. She is continually exploring new techniques and research to help give her patients all the advantages of scientific advancement.

Scrapbooking, traveling, snorkeling and gardening are her leisure passions. Of course, her biggest passion is her family. She lives in Lincoln, close to her mom, brother and sister, with her husband, Charlie Huber, son, Chas, and granddaughters, Anna and Patti.