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 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 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 two daughters Evie and Ella currently reside in Ord. In Amy's spare time she enjoys taking pictures and spending time with friends and family.
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 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 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.
Sara graduated Ord High School in 2007. In 2009, Sara attended Hastings CCC and graduated the Dental Assisting Program. She is married to Taylor Rogers who is employed at Country Partners Coop in North Loup. They have one son, Gannon. Sara enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking, baking, and being outdoors.
Samantha graduated from North Loup Scotia High School in 2009 and later attended Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas where she obtained her degree in business. Samantha and her husband, Cameron reside in Scotia with their two children Rainey and Cannon. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, and going out to
her family's farm.
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