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SW Nebraska Dental Center

Meet the Team at Southwest Nebraska Dental Center


"Preserving and Restoring Healthy Smiles Comfortably"


Mission Statement

Our vision is to provide comfortable, caring, patient centered dental treatment to every person that we see. We strive to provide a compassionate and friendly environment with a team that truly cares about your health and well being. We do our best to make your dental appointment an efficient, convenient and pleasant experience by offering payment options, extended hours, same day treatment, online forms and scheduling as well as several options for managing anxiety. We aim to bring our hearts each day so that we can be the dental home that you deserve. 

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.

Community Involvement 

As a McCook native it was Dr. Haag’s vision to not only bring great dental care back to her hometown, but to also make a positive impact on her community.  The team annually volunteers their time to go to area schools such as; Southwest Public Schools, Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools, Hayes Center Public Schools, Hitchcock County Schools, Little Knights Preschool and Headstart programs to do oral health exams. We also take time for educating the children using tooth brushing animals, videos, and getting to play by placing a play dough filling in a big tooth! At the end, all the kids go home with new toothbrushes! It is a ton of fun!

As an office, we regularly donate toothbrushes to local causes such as daycares, preschools, school fun nights, and different mission projects.  We participate in community events, such as parades and county fair booths. We annually host a back to school free sno cone day. We hosted a "Candy Buy Back" event, in which we traded kids' Halloween candy for prizes and sent the candy to the troops serving overseas! We recently partnered with America’s Tooth fairy to raise oral health supplies to donate to the McCook Family Resource Center.

We believe in our mission to help our communities thrive in any way we can, whether it’s in the dental chair, education, fun, a toothbrush, or simply spreading kindness.

If you have an organization or classroom you would like us to visit, please call 308-345-2273 or email us at to set up a time*.

* Please allow a month or two notice if you would like us to visit.

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 by Bartley, where Buck is involved in production agriculture.  She also enjoys music, visiting her family, and traveling.

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

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


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. 


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.  She is also helps with our marketing and is our in office IT support.

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

She enjoys traveling, riding horses, and being at the lake with her family.



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.  She is married and loves spending time with her family!


Scheduling Coordinator

Ashley has been with SWNDC since 2014. She is a certified dental assistant and has her certification in coronal polishing and dental x-rays  She values the relationships she has formed during her time with the practice.  She made the change to scheduling coordinator in 2018.  She is as bubbly as they get.  Christmas is her favorite holiday (we would start celebrating in July if it was up to her!)

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



Sue has been with our office since the 90's!  She started as a dental assistant and has since moved to receptionist.  She tried to retire a few years back, but she just couldn't stay away!  You can find her here Thursday afternoons greeting our patients with her friendly attitude!  



Rachael joined our team March 2022.  She is originally from North Platte where she born and raised.  She moved to McCook after graduating from Colby Community College in 2018.  She loves putting smiles on patients' faces and building relationships.  She loves helping create healthy smiles.

Racheal loves spending time with her 2 dogs!  She enjoys camping, bow fishing / hunting, crafting and cooking!    



After attending Central Community College in Hastings, Shelby returned to her hometown of McCook and became part of the SWNDC crew 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.

Elisabeth (Lizzie)


Lizzie joined our practice in June 2019.  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from UNMC College of Dentistry. She lives by Cambridge. She is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and her puppy!


Dental Assistant

Shannon began working at our practice in 2017 and is an experienced dental assistant, starting in the dental field in 1995. She brings her knowledge and friendliness to our office! She lives in McCook with her husband and enjoys spending time with her sons.  In the summer, you can find her on a golf course or at the lake.  Her winter hobbies include skiing on the slopes!


Dental Assistant

Kirsten joined our dental home as a dental assistant in April 2022. She received her dental assistant certification from Lincoln's Southeast Community College in 2016.  She enjoys spending time with her family.  She also loves doing various crafts in her free time. Kirsten is married and has one puppy, Winston!


Dental Assistant

Jenn has been with our practice since October of 2020.  She came to us as a trained dental assistant with almost 10 years experience.  She is also an amazing photographer who owns her own photography studio.  She lives in McCook with her husband and son.

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
Patient Testimonial - Bob
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