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Dr. Dierks

Dr. Dierks is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University for his undergraduate degree in biological sciences. Following, he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and graduated in 2022 before joining Dr. Doty in Crete!

With many family members in medicine, Dr. Dierks had the same desire to choose a career that would enable him to care for the health of others. Currently, he is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), American Dental Association (ADA), and Nebraska Dental Association (NDA). In addition to your usual dental care, Dr. Dierks is trained in Invisalign and Botox, dermal fillers, and TMJ/orofacial pain trigger point therapy.

The most important thing to know about Dr. Dierks is his main desire to provide the utmost quality and up-to-date dental care to his patients while also maintaining a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the office. What he has found to be the greatest perk of working here in Crete is getting to know all the patients and being able to keep up with their dental and personal journeys at each visit.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Dierks is big Husker football fan and has been since before he knew what it was. He enjoys fishing, being out on the lake, running, and exercising. However, he finds his most favorable time spent with his fiancé, family, and friends.

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Raised in Wilber, Nebraska, and being there for most of her life, Laura has developed a true admiration for her hometown and the surrounding area. After becoming a 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 and their comfort and belonging at the office.

Outside of caring for patients and helping to keep the office functioning smoothly, Laura often goes a mile a minute in getting 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. When she does get free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, as it is clear her biggest passion is people and relationships.

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Maddie grew up with her parents, sister, and brother in Wilber, NE. She is confident that her hometown is the “coolest place on earth with the coolest people.” She resides there with her husband, Travis, dog (Tilly), and cat (Shadow). After high school she decided to attend Cloud County CC for her undergraduate before eventually deciding to attend Colorado Northwestern CC and obtain her Dental Hygiene Degree.

Maddie has grown to love teeth, but more importantly and seriously has always had a strong passion for people, interacting with them, and being able to help them. When deciding her career path, she knew that healthcare would offer a great opportunity to provide that care, but in picking that specific role, she wanted to find something she was passionate about. Through her own dental journey over the course of her life, she knew that something in dentistry would allow her to connect that passion for people and caring for them by offering the highest quality of dental care. This is evident in her curiosity and love for what she does. Maddie is always striving to better herself and stay up-to-date in the latest dental research!

Outside of the office, Maddie enjoys camping, fishing, boating, traveling, hiking, concerts, and shopping. With making time for all of that, she devotes the majority of her time doing what she loves most-spending time with her family and friends!


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Born and raised here in Crete, Nebraska, Alejandra has strong connections to Mexico, with both of her parents immigrating from there, making her a first-generation Mexican-American. She has a younger sister and a strong bond with all her family, which is extended across the US and Mexico. After high school graduation, she immediately pursued the Dental Assistant program at Southeast Community College. She gratefully attributes everything she knows, has, and has accomplished to her parents’ influence, commitment, and guidance.

Growing up, Alejandra was not fond of the dentist and had a great deal of fear with dental visits. This was strongly associated with the fact of not being as comfortable with the English language at the time and therefore being unsure of what was going on. Later in life, this is what drove her to pursue this field so that she could offer clear communication and compassion for those uncomfortable with the dentist, especially if they are primarily Spanish-speaking.

When Alejandra isn’t caring for others at the office, she finds joy in creating many different types of art, staying in tune with astrology, going to the gym, and reading especially fantasy novels!

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Although born in California, Chelsea spent most of her life being raised in Lexington, NE. After high school there, she attended University of Nebraska-Kearney. Upon obtaining a degree in Health Science, she decided to then pursue the dental field and was accepted into the UNMC Dental Hygiene program. Fortunately, she decided to join our office and establish roots nearby with her fiancé and their dog, Mollie!

Chelsea’s desire to provide care in dentistry stems back to her younger years as she admired the care she received from her dentist and hygienist during routine visits. Later, while going through orthodontic treatment, she further began to become inspired by the ability to truly change someone’s life by taking care of their oral health. Chelsea sought this as an opportunity to impact others’ health, well-being, and lives for the better.

Outside of caring for your smile, Chelsea enjoys traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking and baking and being able to share it amongst her friends and family. Carne Asada is a common go-to, but she has a vast majority of other delicacies coming out of her kitchen.