Dr. Dierks is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska having been born and raised there. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for his undergraduate degree in biological sciences. Following this, he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2022. During his education and mentorship, he has gained special interests in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. Currently, he is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), American Dental Association (ADA), and Nebraska Dental Association (NDA). Dr. Dierks is trained in BOTOX, dermal Fillers, and frontline TMJ/Orofacial pain trigger point therapy, Invisalign certified, and looking forward to becoming trained further in sleep medicine.
The most important thing to know about Dr. Dierks is his main goal of providing the utmost quality and up-to-date dental care to his patients while maintaining a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the office.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Dierks is a big Husker football fan. He enjoys fishing, being out on the lake, running and exercising, cooking, and trying new restaurants. However, he finds his most favorable time spent with family, friends, and his dog, Bentley.
Dr. Doty graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1973. He is a lifetime member of the ADA. He is also a member of Federal, State, and local dental societies. Areas of expertise include dental fillings, sealants, crowns and bridges, dentures and partial dentures, tooth removal, teeth whitening, and painless dentistry.
What Dr. Doty has enjoyed the most during his time in practice are the relationships he has built with his patients. From keeping up with their lives to discussing current events, he has cherished it greatly over the years. Nothing is more rewarding to him than being able to positively and painlessly change lives through his abilities in dentistry.
After 49 years of being stationed in Crete and serving the surrounding area in Nebraska, Dr. Doty remains a strong component of the practice that he has passed on to Dr. Dierks. The difference in his role now is that he spends some well-deserved time away from the office to enjoy hunting, fishing, and various other hobbies. However, he still tends to the office often and there is a good chance he will be present when you stop in for your appointment!
Raised in Wilber, Nebraska, and being there for most of her life, Laura has developed a true admiration for her hometown of Wilber and the surrounding area. After becoming a certified dental assistant, she worked at an orthodontist’s office in Lincoln, followed by working at a dental lab in Wilber. Through these two experiences, she fell in love with being able to play a large part in bringing new and improved smiles to many. In 2014, Laura began working for Dr. Doty as his office manager while balancing assisting duties. During her time, she has gained great knowledge and wisdom about providing the right and the highest level of care while pushing her passion for what she does to the maximum. While Laura is a keystone in keeping a great flow and upbeat energy day after day, it’s evident that what means the most to her is patients.
Outside of caring for patients and helping to keep the office functioning smoothly, Laura often goes a mile a minute with her husband to get her 3 children to all their sports, dance, 4H, and school events. She has a strong passion for raising and showing horses and volunteering as a 4H leader. She also manages to make time for either running or some type of exercise nearly every early morning. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
A native of Wilber and being around the area for the majority of her life, Maddie is proud to be back working in her home community. Out of high school, she was accepted into several dental hygiene programs and set her sights on Colorado Northwestern in Rangely, Colorado. While working her way through this rigorous program, her liking for being able to create a positive impact on dental health and the comfort of patients grew immensely. It is evident that Maddie found her calling in dental hygiene with her ability to provide a gentle experience in cleaning your teeth, bringing genuine energy to every patient she gets to work with, and making consistent efforts to keep up-to-date with the latest research and techniques pertaining to this field. Dental hygiene services provided by Maddie include your typical cleanings but also include more extensive cleanings, sometimes referred to as scaling and root planning occasionally, with the application of a topical antibiotic to assist in treating periodontal disease.
When Maddie isn’t at the office, she spends some of her off time volunteering at Public Health Solutions. Conversations with her tend to be quite riveting as she always seems to know the newest news, and craziest stories and continually bring up topics for conversation that are a blast to engage in. In line with her spontaneity, Maddie is known for picking up tickets to a concert or going on a last-minute weekend trip. Through everything, Maddie enjoys everything she does as long she’s with her family, boyfriend, or good friends.