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SW Nebraska Dental Center
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center - McCook

 

"Preserving and Restoring Healthy Smiles Comfortably"

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center is to serve our patients with the best quality dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. We strive to understand our patients by listening to their needs, wants, and concerns. We are committed to helping our patients receive the value and personal enjoyment of the best in oral health. 

Training & Expertise

As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. All of the dental hygienists, assistants, and office staff at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center are licensed professionally in their particular dental expertise. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy.  

To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to education and learning. Dr. Haag regularly attends many hours of continuing education and is committed to treating patients with the most advanced "state of the art" dental technology.

Building Trust

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.

Make an appointment today and we'll give you a reason to smile!

Call toll free 800-647-5038

Dr. Kaitlin Haag

Dr. Kaitlin Haag is a McCook native who graduated from McCook High School in 2004. She is also a graduate of Chadron State with a degree in biology. She then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She knew she wanted to be a dentist after an unfortunate softball accident knocked out her two front teeth and she had a wonderful dentist that helped her get her smile back.

Dr. Haag joined Southwest Nebraska Dental Center in 2011 and has since acquired full ownership, where she enjoys working with her wonderful team. She loves seeing patients of all ages and helping them achieve and maintain healthy teeth. Dr. Haag strives to be at the forefront of dental techniques by taking in-depth, hands-on continuing education courses.

 

Dr. Haag, her husband Buck, and their daughters Grace and Caroline and son, Sterling live in Bartley, where Buck is involved in production agriculture. She also enjoys visiting her family, music, and traveling.

 

Dr. Haag is a professional member of the following associations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • DOCS

Jeannie

Office Manager

Jeannie has been with the practice since 1985! In addition to her administrative skills, Jeannie also has training in dental x-rays and assisting with implants. Jeannie is a people person and loves helping patients understand their dental needs.  Her interests include sewing and gardening. 

Ashley

Scheduling Coordinator

Ashley has been with SWNDC since 2014. She is a certified dental assistant and has her certification in coronal polishing and dental xrays  She values the relationships she has formed during her time with the practice.

Outside of the office, she is busy with her children and their activities.

April

Receptionist

April became a member of our team in 2014.  She recently made the transition from dental assistant to receptionist.

She received her x-ray certification from Nebraska Dental College in Lincoln, and her coronal polishing certification from Central Community College in Hastings.  

April’s favorite thing about being part of the dental team is seeing patients who were once embarrassed about their teeth leave the office with a smile. She also loves being part of a team that is so successful at helping anxious patients overcome their fears of the dentist.

April lives in McCook, where she also teaches fitness classes at the YMCA. Most importantly, she loves family time – especially with her son!

Katie

Insurance Coordinator

Katie is our go to insurance guru and has been with us since 2015. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to dental insurance and is happy to help with any questions you may have.

In addition to her insurance skills, she also has training in the field of veterinary technology.  Katie lives by Bartley with her husband and two children.  

She enjoys spending time riding horses with her family and helping out with their small herd of cattle.

Shelby

Hygienist

After attending Central Community College in Hastings, Shelby returned to her hometown of McCook and joined our team as a dental hygienist in 2014. She has been making our patients smile ever since, especially children. She received her laser certification from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2018.

Shelby is married and enjoys baking, crafting, and playing with her son Greyson and her daughter Brooklyn.

Heather

Hygienist

Heather started at SWNDC in 2015 after finishing her hygiene degree at Colby Community College Dental Hygiene program. She enjoys seeing patients and loves having the opportunity to help them gain or maintain great oral health.  She feels very fortunate to be in a field that can have such a positive impact on peoples lives!

Heather loves to spend her spare time with her family, especially her sons Cohen and Hudson. She also enjoys playing volleyball, crafting, and traveling! 

Elisabeth (Lizzie)

Hygienist

Elisabeth is the newest addition to our office!!  Lizzie joined our practice in June.  She graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from UNMC College of Dentistry. She lives in Cambridge. She is engaged and enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her puppy!

Shannon

Dental Assistant

Shannon joined our team in 2017 and is an experienced dental assistant, starting in the field in 1995. She brings her knowledge and friendliness to our office! She lives in McCook with her husband and loves watching her two sons play sports!

Britni

Dental Assistant

Britni has been with SWNDC since 2011, after completing the Hastings CCC dental assisting program. She has been trained to assisting in conscious oral sedation since 2014.

Britni's favorite part about her job is seeing patients smile after we have done cosmetic work for them and helping them overcome their fears of having dental treatment done. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and beautiful children!  She also enjoys hitting the gym; her daughter and son are her biggest motivators!

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
Gentle and Understanding
Gentle and Understanding

I have always struggled with anxiety regarding dental care. The staff and Dr. Haag were so gentle and understanding. These eased my anxieties and already have a 6 month cleaning scheduled. I am so grateful!!!
-Caren M.

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