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Meet the Dental Team – Grand Island, NE

Welcome to Our Dental Family

Our friendly, caring dental team focuses on making each trip to our office a rewarding experience for our patients. Each team member place an intricate role in your dental health plan. You will find familiar faces each time you are in as we make it our personal goal to get to know each patient as if they are a member of our own families. Please feel free to contact us! We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have or assist you in any matter.

Beckie, Accounting Manager

As Dr. Steven Stec’s wife, Beckie is proud to have helped keep our dental practice running smoothly for 35+ years! She always enjoys working closely with not only both doctors, but the other team members as well to help create wonderful experiences for patients in need.

Beckie is the proud mother of three adult children – CJ, who is a partner in the practice, and two daughters. She also has five grandchildren. Outside of work, one of her favorite hobbies is golfing. She regularly participates in women’s tournaments in the summertime and has even won one!

Emily, Insurance Coordinator

Emily has spent over 15 years working in medical billing and coding, and she is enjoying learning about all of the new, exciting services our doctors offer! She always goes the extra mile to help patients understand and utilize their well-deserved dental benefits.

Emily hails from the Grand Island area, and she is engaged to a wonderful man. She has two children, and her fiancé has given her two more wonderful boys to love! Outside of working hours, she loves spending quality time with her family.

Hiedi, Front Office

Heidi has been a part of the dental world for over five years so far. She loves getting to work with such a great team! In her eyes, our doctors truly go above and beyond for patients and staff alike.

An Aurora native, Heidi spends her free time hanging out with family in Grand Island, reading, and cooking.

Lynn, Front Office

Lynn is from the Palmer area, and her career in dentistry spans nearly two full decades. As a part of our front office, she’s proud to work with some of the best people in this field, providing excellent clinical and personal care to each individual that comes through the front door.

Lynn and her husband Bryan have three adult children and six grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at work, you can typically find her camping, working in her yard, or simply being with family!

Ruth, front office

Ruth has been greeting our patients and helping them feel at home for nearly 20 years so far! She loves getting to meet so many interesting people each day, as well as spending time with such talented coworkers.

Originally from Chester, Ruth is happily married with two adult children and four grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies outside of working hours include horseback riding, camping, fishing, gardening, canning, antiquing, and being with family.

Tara, Dental Assistant

Tara has been a part of our dental office for almost 15 years, and she never gets tired of getting to know our patients on a personal level while also helping them meet their treatment goals! Seeing the end results and how their self-confidence changes is always a rewarding experience.

Tara hails from Wolbach originally. She and her husband Adam have two children named Keaton and Madison. Outside of working hours, her favorite hobbies include listening to music, traveling, and simply hanging out with loved ones.

Leigh, Dental Assistant

Leigh may be relatively new to our team, but her overall dental career spans well over two decades! Originally from Castle Hayne, NC, she loves being able to assist patients through their unique smile journey. It’s so rewarding seeing not only the cosmetic transformations, but how oral health and function can transform for the better too.

Leigh’s husband Tom works in law enforcement. They have three boys named Tucker, Tate, and Tripp, as well as two K9 dogs and one family dog. In her spare time, she is a yogi, henna artist, and aerialist who has traveled all over the USA for training. Her family also regularly travels to compete in gun competitions.

Jacque, Dental Assistant

Jacque is from Grand Island and studied dental assisting at Central Community College-Hastings. As one of our dedicated assistants, her favorite part of the job is educating and helping patients achieve a healthy smile! She’s committed to making sure they feel comfortable and at ease in the treatment chair. She will begin pursuing her dental hygiene degree in August.

At home, Jacque and her husband Aidan have a young son named Shiloh. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Shiloh grow and learn, hanging out with loved ones, and playing the violin, which she has done since the fifth grade.

Amber, Dental Assistant

An Omaha native, Amber’s career in the dental world covers well over 10 years so far. She really enjoys being able to educate our patients about oral health while also providing them with the high level of quality care they deserve.

At home, Amber is the proud mother of three amazing sons named Jaiden, Carsen, and Evin. In her spare time, she loves learning new things, pursuing new adventures, staying active in her church, and going on short-term mission trips to serve others. Getting outside and enjoying the sunshine is always on her agenda, and you can often find her dancing anywhere there’s music as well.

Amy, Dental Assistant

Amy is from McCook, and she first got her start as a dental assistant over eight years ago. She really enjoys being able to assist with a wide variety of dental procedures throughout each day, as well as helping patients improve their dental health.

At home, Amy and her husband have two daughters and two sons. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors and watching her kids’ various activities!

Cristina, Dental Assistant

Cristina has been a part of our dental team for nearly five years, and she’s currently working on getting her hygiene degree at Central Community College in Hastings too! She always looks forward to fun interactions with patients and enjoys teaching them all about the importance of oral health.

At home, Cristina has two beautiful children named Mya and Oliver with her husband Byron. She spends her free time baking with the kids and hanging out as a family.

Monica, Dental Assistant

Monica’s dental career covers two full decades so far. One of her favorite parts of being a dental assistant is seeing the patient’s new smile once they achieve the goal they’ve wanted all along!

Monica hails from Grand Island, and she’s happily married with two children. In her spare time, she likes dancing, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.


Deb, Dental Hygienist

A Hastings native, Deb’s dental career impressively spans well over 35 years so far, with most of that time spent right here with our team! One of her very first hygiene jobs was with Dr. Steve, and after a long and winding road, she hopes to be a part of our dental office until she reaches retirement. Her favorite part of the job by far is getting to know her patients on a personal level from appointment to appointment.

Outside of work, Deb has four adult children and six grandsons who all live in Hastings. She spends her free time taking the grandkids to various activities, walking her dogs, and enjoying the peacefulness of Fisher Fountain. One day, she hopes to travel to several of America’s great landmarks, starting with the Grand Canyon in Arizona and a hot air balloon ride over the desert!

Kelsey, Dental Hygienist

Kelsey hails from Arcadia, and she’s been working in dentistry for over 15 years so far. She really enjoys getting to know each patient on a personal level. Plus, the entire dental team here feels just like family!

Kelsey is married to Matt, her high school sweetheart, and they have three children named Neelie, Laiken, and Kellen. Her active kids keep her running around more often than not, and she loves watching them play all of their various sports. She also spends lots of time with her best friends and enjoys traveling as well.

Rachel, Dental Hygienist

Rachel is a newer addition to our team, but she already loves being able to establish warm relationships with our patients while also attending to their oral healthcare needs! She hails from the Grand Island area and is looking forward to working towards her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene soon.

At home, Rachel has a long-term partner named Anthony and three children named Kalm, Keagen, and Damien. Her biggest hobbies include tackling various projects around the house, doing arts and crafts, and spending quality time with loved ones.

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