Behind our dental team’s friendly smiles are decades of experience in the dental field. With their help, you can look forward to the most pleasant dental experience of your life, whether you’re scheduling a visit, sitting in the treatment chair, or discussing your payment options. With them, YOUR needs and wants will always come first, and you’ll learn to love them right from the beginning. Read on below to start getting to know everyone!
Mary is the office manager. She is often the voice on the phone when you need assistance with setting up your dental appointments or have other questions about any aspect of the dental office.
Mary is also an accomplished photographer, and many of the pictures you see on our social media and website were taken by her. She has two beautiful children, a wonderful husband, and two ornery dogs named Avery and Luna. She grew up in Southeast Nebraska and has been a part of the South Ridge Dental Family since 2016.
As our patient care coordinator, Clara is the person you want to talk to if you need help scheduling an appointment. However, she also enjoys helping patients learn the importance of taking care of their smiles. She is fluent in Spanish and moved to Nebraska in the summer of 2016 from Southern California.
Outside the office, Clara likes to spend her time doing yoga, making beer at home, and watching The Office on repeat. Although her family still lives in California, her fiancé and their Siamese cat live right here. In the past, she has completed a coast-to-coast road trip from Oceanside, CA to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Sandy was raised in Wausa, NE, a small town in Northeast Nebraska. Her family farmed and raised cattle, which helped instill a strong work ethic at a very early age.
After graduating from high school, she attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk as well as the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She joined the South Ridge Dental team in April of 2002. She truly believes in both doctors here and trusts the work they recommend and provide. If you see Sandy out and about, be sure to say hi! She LOVES meeting patients outside the dental office.
Erin has been a clinical dental hygienist for 22 years in Lincoln and received her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene from the UNMC College of Dentistry in 1995. She is a past president of the Nebraska Dental Hygienist's Association and has been an active leader in the organization for more than 10 years.
She loves working at South Ridge Dental, and her goal is to help improve each patient's overall total health by addressing their oral health needs. A healthy smile creates a healthier body!
Andrea comes to us by way of the great state of Ohio, where she did her Dental Hygiene training. She has been a hygienist since 2006. Her favorite part of dentistry is the interaction with the patients, and she feels that she can learn something from each patient she sees.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys travel and travel photography, and also volunteers time assisting the Karen refugees, being fluent in S’gaw Karen!
Kristi is a Dental Assistant, assisting the doctors and sometimes the hygienists with many varied dental procedures. Not only does she help the procedures go smoothly, but she is also a big help in making sure our patients are comfortable and content. Kristi has been a part of the South Ridge Dental family since 1999. She enjoys spending lots of time with her two boys and her dog Ella.
Kasey is a Certified Dental Assistant. She helps the Doctors with procedures to make your visit as comfortable as possible. She has been a part of the South Ridge Dental family since 2014. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two young children, and their dog Millie. Like others in the dental office, she is an amateur photographer and a pretty accomplished runner as well.