100 Year History
We can assure you that you will not find a family with more dental experience than the Hecox's. Dentistry has been in their blood for over 100 years coursing over four generations. It is hard to just have a family dinner without discussing applications and techniques of dentistry. All of their experiences have been handed down generation to generation which is a truly unique attribute you can only experience at Hecox Dentistry.
It all started in 1913...
The first in line of Hecox dentists, Dr. Rexford A. Hecox (1890-1977), graduated from Creighton University in 1912. After practicing dentistry in Omaha for one year, he moved to Cozad where he set up his first office. Unfortunately, a fire soon destroyed his office, so he opened up a new one located where the First Bank and Trust drive-thru is today.
1948 Dr. Fred carries on the legacy
Dr. F.W. Hecox followed in his father's footsteps, also pursuing dentistry. He attended college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Fred joined Rexford in 1948 after graduating from University of Nebraska Dental School in Lincoln. In 1961, Rexford and his son, Dr. Fred, established the Cozad Dental Clinic, P.C. at its present location.
Dr. R.A. Hecox retired shortly after the new dental clinic's establishment. 1963 marked his 50th year of dentistry. Fred continued practicing dentistry, and received numerous honors and awards along the way. He was even called to military duty where he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean War.
1983 Another son comes to town
Dr. F.W. did not practice alone for long, because his son, Dr. Mike Hecox joined his father in May 1983. Dr. Mike graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry with high distinction. His inauguration marked 71 years of family dentistry. Mike and his father practiced dentistry for 11 years together before Fred's retirement in 1995– a 47-year career. Dr. M.W. Hecox has been proudly serving the community ever since in many ways including Jaycees and coaching little league baseball.
2012 The 4th Generation is Here!
Dr. Ashton W. Hecox grew up in Cozad, Nebraska and attended Cozad High School graduating in 2004. Dr. Ashton enjoys his husker heritage and is an alumnus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Dr. Hecox received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry in May of 2012. In his spare time Dr. Hecox enjoys spending time at the lake, wakeboarding, snowboarding, working out, and golfing. Dr. Ashton and his wife, Sara, were married in May 2011. Sara is originally from Clarinda, IA where her family still resides. Sara and Ashton met at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln where she obtained her bachelors degree in May of 2009. They are both very excited to be back in cental Nebraska. Sara and Dr. Ashton are very much enjoying getting the opportunity to work together and provide an excellent service to the people of this great state.