Meet the Team

Dental Hygienists

Take comfort in knowing you are in expert hands

Not even the most advanced toothbrush can take the place of a professional cleaning from our dental hygienists. Our hygienists are certified and here to help ensure your teeth healthy and plaque free. All of us at Hastings Family Dental are dedicated to making sure you receive the personalized care that you can trust.


Meet Our Hygienists

About Barb Laub

Barb has been working in the dental field for 16 years now, and over half of that time has been spent right here at our practice. She loves building relationships with patients through her work – over time, it’s like seeing close friends!

Barb was born and raised in Grand Island. Barb married her husband Brad in 1992 and they reside in Grand Island. They have 2 children, Emily and Emmet. Emily is attending Optometry school in Oklahoma and Emmet is employed at Case New Holland. In Barbs spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and camping.

About Meghan Hoshaw

Meghan has a passion for educating her patients. She enjoys helping patients find ways to get healthy and stay healthy. Early in her career, Meghan had hands on periodontal training and has embraced periodontal disease treatment ever since. Taking extra time with young children is also a priority to ensure their first visits are enjoyable and pleasant.

Meghan grew up and attended school in Hastings. She graduated from Central Community College in 2006 with an Associate Degree of Applied Science.

In 2016 she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Minnesota State University, Mankato. The following fall she began teaching Oral Pathology and Periodontics to the dental hygiene students at CCC. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association, and Greater Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association.

Her son and daughter keep her busy attending their activities. She enjoys spending her time reading, traveling, cheering for the Huskers and Royals, and attending concerts with her husband.

About Sydney Carlson

Sydney is a new face you will see here at HFD! She is extremely excited to have joined the team here at Hastings Family Dental. Sydney truly enjoys being a Dental Hygienist and getting to work with patients one on one to help keep their dental health on track.

After graduating Dental Hygiene school at Central Community College in 2015, Sydney worked as a dental hygienist in Lincoln. She was born and raised in Atwood, KS. When Sydney is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jarrod and her Morkie (Molly). Sydney is expecting her first baby in October!

About Samantha Ziecker

Hi I’m Sam! I am one of the new faces you will see in the office. I am so excited to be a part of the HFD team! I am a recent graduate of the Central Community College Dental Hygiene program. My favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is that I get to meet new people and help them feel great about their smile. I am very caring and kind and will always put your comfort first. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brandon and my 3 children.

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