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Bauer and Howard Dental Care Staff

Bauer and Howard Dental Care LLP

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Doniphan Dental Services Staff

Doniphan Dental Services

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Staff Bios


Hi! I'm your Office Coordinator, Patty. I've been employed at Bauer and Howard Dental Care since January of 1987, which is "a very long time." You know it has to be good to stay that long! It's been very rewarding working here, because I've been able to learn so much about computers, web sites and "good" dental care. It's reassuring knowing patients leave our office with quality dental care and beautiful new smiles. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.

I've been married to my husband, Brian since 1984 and we have 3 sons. Yes, "My Three Sons" are: Creighton '86, Elliot '88 and Chase '92. Creighton is married to Leigh and lives in Texas.  He works as a Financial Anaylist and Leigh is a Dermatologist.  Elliot works for Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance in Omaha and has my only "Grandchild" except it's a "Granddog" named Gunner. Chase graduated from the University of Lincoln and works for Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance in Hastings. I love having at least one of them in Hastings:)

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Hi! I'm your Coordinating Dental Assistant, Jenny. My goal is to maintain a timely and consistent level of patient flow throughout the office, in other words, "keep the doctors running on time!" I will always try to ensure that each patient is treated like family by our dental team. I've been employed with Bauer and Howard Dental Care since 1991.

I've been married to my husband, Dave, since 1993 and we have 3 children: Abbey ('95), Nick ('97) and Alexa (2000). Abbey goes to college at Hastings College and is on the Volleyball team. Nick attends UNL and Alexa is a student in the Giltner school systems. Even though our busy lives center around the kids' activities, I do enjoy spending time in my garden, playing the piano, water-skiing and a competitive game of volleyball.

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Hello, I'm your Registered Dental Hygienist, Janelle. My goal is to show you how to achieve and maintain good oral health habits. I will always strive to make getting your teeth cleaned a positive experience. With the use of our intra-oral cameras we can view your teeth on a TV monitor, so you can see what I see. Dental technology has come so far in the last few years and we make every effort to provide our patients with things like digital X-rays and laser perio treatments to make your hygiene visits as painless and comfortable as possible.

My husband, Wayne and I have been married since 1987 and we have two daughters, Megan ('91) and Kaitlyn ('93). Megan works as a physical therapy assistant in Hastings.  She was married in April 2013 and is expecting her first baby in 2017. Kaitlyn is attending the University of NE at Kearney. We enjoy golfing, our time outdoors and spending time with our neighbors and friends.

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Hello, I'm Kristy and I've been Dr. Howard's Dental Assistant since 1996. It is great working in an office that trains so specifically on sterilization of instruments and disinfecting of the dental treatment rooms. My job is never dull because of the variety in assisting procedures on adults and children who need fillings, sealants, crowns, dentures, implants and endodontics. I also do patient education, x-rays, and lab work. My main goal, however, is to try to make your dental experience as enjoyable for you as it is for me to work here!

I have 3 children and 1 dog. I do treasure our family time and enjoy spending time outdoors.  I keep especially busy with all their sport activities.

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Hello! I'm Jodi, the Financial Coordinator at Bauer and Howard Dental Care. My goal is to make sure you are informed about your dental treatment fees and payment options. I want you to be able to leave our office knowing exactly what your treatment will cost and how it will be paid. I am also in charge of dental insurance. It is important to me that you receive the maximum benefit your dental insurance company has to offer so if you ever have any questions about your insurance please feel free to ask me. I've been employed with Bauer and Howard Dental Care since June of 2007.

My husband, Eric and I are Hastings natives and have been married since 1997. Eric works for Hastings Utilities and is an avid hunter. We have one daughter, Jordan ('98), who is a senior at Hastings High School . She participates the Big Brother/Big Sister program and keeps busy working as a CNA at Heritage College View. In our spare time we enjoy fishing, boating and playing with our rescue dog Mia.

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Hi! I'm Amber and I am one of Dr. Bauer's Dental Assistants. I assist Dr. Bauer at both his Hastings and Doniphan locations. I have been with Dr. Bauer since January of 2004. I have a variety of job duties from processing x-rays, making Cad-Cam crowns, preparing materials for impressions, sterilizing and disinfecting instruments to instructing patients on general oral dental care. I love working here and make it a goal of mine to make sure all of our patients have a positive experience, both at the Hastings and Doniphan locations.

My husband, Richard, and I have twin boys; Seth and Lukaas who were born in 2000 and one girl: Layla, born in 2009. I enjoy our family time, as well as cooking, the arts and music.

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Hello! I'm Michele and I am the Office Coordinator at Doniphan Dental Services. I have been at Doniphan Dental Services since it opened in 2005. It is my goal to keep the front desk organized and all patients happy and smiling! Always remember that I am here to answer any scheduling, insurance, or financial questions you may have to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

My husband, Milan and I have been married since 1987 and we have 2 children, Zane (1994) and Breann (1995). Milan is Vice President of manufacturing at Dutton-Lainson Company.  Zane is pursuing Mechanical Engineering at UNL and Breann is attending Central Community College in Hastings. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband on the golf course, a competitive game of volleyball and working out.

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Hello! I'm your scheduling coordinator, Nicole.  I'm usually the first person you meet when you walk into our office.  My goal is to always greet you with a smile and a warm cup of coffee.  I also strive to conveniently schedule any future dental appointments you may need.  I've been employed at Bauer and Howard Dental Care since June of 2011.

My husband, Brian, and I have 3 children, Zayden (2006), Ava (2008) and Kamdon (2014).  Brian works for US Foods.  We enjoy our time as a family by camping, fishing and going to the lake.

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Hello. I'm Barb and I am the Dental Hygienist at Doniphan Dental Services. I have worked in the dental field since 2005 achieving both my Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene degrees from Central Community College in Hastings.  I started working for Dr. Bauer in Dec 2011.  My favorite thing about Doniphan Dental Services is that I know I'm in a professional office that is committed to excellence.  Even though our office is small, it offers a sort of peaceful charm and friendliness I can't explain.  Come see us! 

My husband, Brad, and I live in Grand Island and have 2 children, Emmett (1996) and Emily (1998).  Brad is one of the Captain's on the Grand Island Fire Department.  Emmett is attending Central Community College in Grand Island and Emily attends Northwest High School in Grand Island. She is on the Colorguard and also in FBLA.  As a family we love to camp and watch Ne football but in my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and an occasional round of golf.

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Dr. Stephanie Cobb Svoboda is our Dentist at our Doniphan location.  She earned her undergraduate degree at Chadron State College and her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln.  She provides the lastest in comprehensive dental services for the entire family. She takes appointments at Doniphan Dental Services on Tuesdays and sometimes Fridays. Stephanie is married to Chance and they has a baby girl, Leah.  Her family lives in Lawrence, NE and she also has a dental practice in Superior, NE.

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