Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Front Desk

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Tessie

Treatment Coordinator

Tessie found her way into the dentistry field through her passion for helping others. As a treatment coordinator, she helps patients understand their recommended treatment by being an advocate and educator and provides information regarding financial options. Tessie looks forward to coming into work each day knowing she’ll be working with a tremendous team and she’ll be able to help her patients attain the healthy and beautiful smile they deserve. In her free time, Tessie loves camping, boating, and being outdoors with her husband and children.

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Anna

Patient Coordinator

Anna has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska Kearney. A member of Bush Family Dentistry since 2015, she enjoys meeting new people and getting to know our family of patients on a personal level. Her goal is to deliver excellent service while keeping patients informed about their treatment plans, scheduling appointments, and coordinating insurance and billing. Anna enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter. They love being outside, whether they are bow hunting,  fishing, kayaking or just going for a walk with their German shepherd.

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Crystal

Patient Coordinator

Crystal assists patients by scheduling their appointments and reviewing their treatment plans. With a background in marketing, she is excellent at helping patients understand their dental needs. While she is new to our office, Crystal has made herself at home by getting to know our family of patients. She appreciates that our team has made her transition into a new field enjoyable and fun. Crystal enjoys her time outside the office with her husband Bob, son Blake, and daughters Makenzie and Ryaan. She loves watching her kids play sports and spending as much time outside as she can.


 

Dental Assistants

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Lori

Dental Assistant

Originally an X-ray technician, Lori started in dentistry 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Lori takes pride in providing her patients a relaxed and comfortable environment so they always have a positive dental experience. Lori’s favorite part of her job is giving patients confidence in their smiles. Always striving for a higher standard of dental care, Lori fits right in with the team at Bush Family Dentistry.

 
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Cindy

Dental Assistant

After working in a dental office during high school, Cindy realized her interest in dentistry. As a dental assistant, Cindy seeks to ensure her patients are comfortable at each appointment. Most rewarding to her is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care. Cindy thoroughly enjoys working with the team at Bush Family Dentistry and always looks forward to making her patients’ dental experiences better.

 
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Adonia

Dental Assistant

Adonia assists our doctors at chairside, taking care of patients from their arrival to dismissal. She joined our team in 2017, bringing with her several years of experience and certifications in radiography, coronal polishing, and CPR. While working with patients, Adonia enjoys building long-standing relationships to make orthodontics a rewarding and satisfying experience. Adonia is recently married and has four pets. She enjoys the pursuit of knowledge through literature.

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Alyssa

Certified Dental Assistant

Alyssa attended the dental assisting program at Central Community College, did her clinical rotations at Bush Family Dentistry, and began working here as a new graduate. She provides excellent patient care from start to finish, all while getting to know patients and giving them confidence in their smile. Alyssa enjoys working with our caring and encouraging team and creating a happy atmosphere for all. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending country music concerts, and outdoor activities.


 

Dental Hygienists

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Karena

Registered Dental Hygienist

Always interested in a health-related career, Karena started in dentistry as a dental assistant. Realizing her joy in helping others through the dental profession, she furthered her education and became a dental hygienist. The most important aspect of her job is educating patients on not only dental care, but also how to maintain overall health. Karena feels at home at Bush Family Dentistry with the team atmosphere and their shared goal of caring for patients.

 
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Sarah

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dentistry has always been the field of choice for Sarah. Prior to attending dental hygiene school, Sarah worked at Sickler Dental Studio where custom crowns, bridgework and dentures are fabricated. After completing her education at Iowa Central Community College, Sarah moved back to her home town of Kearney, NE and has been working as a dental hygienist in our practice ever since. Sarah has found Bush Family Dentistry to be a very empowering team, one of which she is proud to be a part of. Sarah's favorite aspect of her job is helping others make progress in their oral health as well as their overall health in general.         

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Jessica

Registered Dental Hygienist

Having braces and seeing her own smile's transformation prompted Jessica to want to help others achieve the same confidence that comes from having a healthy smile. She enjoys building personal relationships with her patients that are centered on educating and motivating them towards an optimum state of oral health. Working together to provide the best possible care for patients is her favorite part about being a member of the Bush Family Dentistry team.

 
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Kacy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kacy is dedicated to educating her patients on all aspects of their oral healthcare and helping them maintain a healthy mouth. She graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry with a degree in dental hygiene and joined Bush Family Dentistry in 2015. Kacy’s interactions with patients focus on building a personal relationship with them and creating a fun, relaxing, and professional environment. Kacy is married to Mark and has three stepchildren. They like to spend time as a family outdoors, playing sports, and camping. She also has a passion for fashion!

 
kearney dental office
4112 6th Ave.
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 236-9694
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm