Dental Staff

Arielle Brinkman

Arielle Brinkman is a 2016 graduate of the UNMC College of Dentistry and a 2017 graduate of the UMKC AEGO residency program. Dr. Brinkman joined our practice on July 3rd, 2017. Dr. Brinkman grew up in a big family in Shickley, Nebraska. She graduated from Shickley Public High School in 2007 and continued her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a double major in Nutrition Science and Dietetics, graduating in 2012. She spent her adolescent and college years helping her mother, uncle, and grandfather in their dental office in York, NE where she discovered her passion for dentistry and small towns. She decided she wanted to follow in her family's footsteps and went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2016. This past year, Dr. Brinkman completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry, Dr. Brinkman learned various advanced procedures such as placing and restoring implants, root canals, cosmetic dentistry, and is Invisalign certified.

In her spare time, Dr. Brinkman enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with her friends and family. She has enjoyed everything the community of Ord has to offer and is excited to continue serving Ord and the surrounding communities.

Suzanne Cox, RDH

Suzanne grew up on a farm just north of Ord and graduated from Ord High School in 2006. She attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney until she was accepted into the hygiene program at UNMC College of Dentistry. In 2010, she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She then returned to Ord after graduating and started her Dental Hygiene career. Suzanne and her husband Ian (a native of Sargent, Nebraska) were married in September of 2011 and live on her family's farm. They have two daughters, Tylee and Azlyn, and one son, Zayden, who was born on June 23, 2017, which happens to be Suzanne's and her father (Tad Melia's) birthday. Suzanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and riding horses.

Amy Peterson, RDH

Amy grew up in Gretna, Nebraska where she graduated from Gretna High School in 1999. She worked in a dental office for 3 years as a dental assistant, where she decided to pursue a career in dental hygiene. She graduated in 2007, After graduating hygiene school Amy lived in Gretna and worked for Innovative Dental for 5 years Amy and her husband Ryan (a native of Ord, Nebraska) were married in 2008 and moved to Ord with daughters Evie and Ella. Amy in her spare time enjoys taking pictures and spending time with friends and family.

Megan Hurlburt, RDH

Megan was born and raised in Burwell Nebraska and graduated in 2001 from the Burwell JR/Sr High School. After high school she went to study dental hygiene at Central Community College where she graduated in 2002. While in college she met her husband Jamie Hurlburt who works for Custer Public Power and they both have welcomed 4 children. Treyton, Talen, Trinity, and Tiana. They all currently reside in Broken Bow Nebraska. In her spare time, she loves to ride horses and be with family.

LeAnn Beran, Dental Assistant

LeAnn has been a dental assistant since 1971 and a part of our office for the duration of her dental career. LeAnn grew up in Ord and is a graduate of Ord High School. She is married to Dale Beran and they have three children. Her daughter Jodi and her husband Neil live in Grand Island with their three children. Trystan, Aidan, and Alyssa. LeAnn's son Jeff and his wife Jennifer live in Ord with their daughter, Peyton. LeAnn's youngest daughter, Jaclyn lives with her husband Andrew, with a son Abel in McCook, NE. In her spare time, LeAnn enjoys helping others, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Dianne Worm, Dental Assistant

Dianne worm has been a dental assistant since 1976. Dianne grew up in Ord and is a graduate of Ord High School and SE Community College in Lincoln. She is married to Bruce Worm and they have two children. Her daughter Amy lives in Riverdale with her husband Craig they have three children Cole, Macy, Owen. Her son Nathan lives in Lincoln with his wife Susie who owns a dental clinic. They have two boys Nolan and Easton. In Dianne’s spare time she loves to be outside with her vegetable and flower gardens.

Shelley Collier, Dental Assistant

Shelley has been a dental assistant since 1997. She graduated from Ord High School and is married to Jerry Collier; they live in the country northeast of Ord. Shelley and Jerry have three grown children. Their daughter Kelsey and her husband Jesse live in Holdrege with their three children (Zac, Kenzie, and Avery); Kylee and her husband Jared live in Grand Island with their two sons (Jake and Grant). Tyler and his wife Chelsea live north of Ord with their four children (Judson, Nyla, Brylie, & Lakynn). In Shelley's spare time she enjoys flower and vegetable gardening.

Deb Hansen, Office Manager

Deb has been a dental office manager since 1997. Deb is a graduate of Ord High School. She is married to Kelly Hansen who is employed at Titan Machinery and they reside in Ord. Deb and Kelly have a daughter Brenda, who is married to Colin Lansman. They also reside in Ord with their two children Quentin and Nora. Some of her favorite things to do are taking care of the grand kids, walking, spending time outdoors, cooking and taking trips with friends.

Emily Rowse, Office Secretary

Emily graduated from O’Neill Public High School in 2011 and went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Northeast Community College studying Agribusiness. She moved to Burwell and married her husband Ty Rowse in 2014. Ty and Emily have one daughter Lettie who is 1 years old. In Emily’s spare time she enjoys photography, being with family, and decorating her home.

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