Meet Lincoln’s Dental Team
Dr. Marty’s efforts go a long way when it comes to caring for little teeth, but he definitely couldn’t do all of this work alone! That’s why he’s proud to have such a talented and compassionate team here at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry. Our young patients love seeing their friendly faces, and parents appreciate their ability to answer questions and address concerns as well throughout the treatment process. Please continue reading to get to know each of our team members.
Clara, Office Manager
Clara has been working in the dental field for over a decade now, with about half of that time spent here at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry. She earned her education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Southeast Community College. She and her husband Adam have three children – two girls and a boy – at home. Outside of work, being a mom is her biggest priority. As a farmer’s daughter, she also loves being outside, helping on the farm, and gardening. Other hobbies include reading self-development books and listening to podcasts on that subject. An interesting fact about her: she’s never been out of the country before.
Stacie, Marketing & Patient Coordinator
Stacie has been a member of our dental office for over five years. She studied at both Drake University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has her CPR certification. When she isn’t busy at the dental office, she spends lots of time with her husband Sam, her son Rory, and her dog Porter and her cat Denali. Her personal hobbies include hiking, skiing, camping, going to sporting events, traveling, playing sand volleyball, and eating tacos. An interesting fact about her: she’s taught swimming lessons for 10 years and also played college volleyball at Drake.
Emily, Dental Assistant
Emily joined Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry two years ago. She studied dental assisting at Southeast Community College and is certified in CPR, X-rays, and coronal polishing. At home, she has a baby daughter named Lyric. Her hobbies include going to concerts, watching movies, and hanging out with her family and friends. An interesting fact about her: She has been a Type 1 diabetic for well over a decade.
Emma, Dental Assistant
Emma has been a member of our dental team for over a year. She attended Southeast Community College and is certified in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide. Outside of work, she spends lots of free time with her three sisters Julia, Ashley, and Caitlyn. She’s also worked as a nanny for several years and still enjoys babysitting children when she’s able to. Other personal hobbies include reading books and staying active. An interesting fact about her: she has eight chickens at home.
Meriel, Dental Assistant
Meriel first joined our team a year ago. She attended Southeast Community College and she is also certified in the administration and monitoring of nitrous oxide. She has been married to her husband Connor since 2017. They have two English Crème Golden Retrievers named Smith and Wesson. In her free time, you can usually find her going on long walks with the puppies, traveling with her husband laughing with family and friends, and going to the gym. She also runs a DIY blog and really enjoys home decorating. An interesting fact about her: she can lick her elbow.
Jessica, Dental Assistant
Jessica has been working at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry for nearly a decade. She studied at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her husband Nate is a territory manager for Rocky Brand Boots, and her two little girls Mavis and Hazel keep the family well-entertained and very busy. Her most passionate hobby is raising and training barrel racing horses; in fact, she travels to competitions all over the United States. Outside of that arena, she enjoys cooking, drinking coffee, going camping, and spending a LOT of quality time with loved ones. An interesting fact about her: she has traveled in Thailand and was picked up by the trunk of an elephant during her trip.
Lauren, Dental Hygienist
Lauren joined the Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry a year ago. After attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for her prerequisites, she graduated with high honors from the dental hygiene program at Central Community College-Hastings. She is also an Expanded Functions dental assistant with certifications in local anesthesia and CPR. She currently lives with her fiancé and her dog Riggs. Whenever she’s not busy at work, you can usually find her spending time outside, running, biking on the MoPac Trail, playing fetch with her dog non-stop, competing in 5k and 10k races, gardening, and throwing family dinners on the weekends. An interesting fact about her: she’s a big adrenaline junkie.
Rachel, Dental Hygienist
Rachel joined the Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry team a year ago, and she has over seven years of experience in dentistry overall. She received her dental training at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Outside of work, she and her husband have two sons named Andrew and Lucas, as well as a not-so-mini Golden Doodle named Winston. Outside of work, her biggest priority is spending quality time with her family. Her sons regularly keep her running around, from playing at the park to going on bike rides to visiting the zoo. An interesting fact about her: she has a degree in Nutrition Science.