Tanya – Dental Hygienist
Tanya joined our team as a dental hygienist in May 2018, and has been practicing for over 13 years. Tanya, who is originally from Omaha, received her associates in applied science with an emphasis in dental hygiene from Iowa Western Community College, and completed her clinical at Creighton University. Tanya says she loves the variety of being in a family practice, and having the ability to treat the sweetest babes, and their grandparents too! She is certified in local anesthetic and CPR. Tanya has two daughters, Eva and Reagan, and has been married to her husband, Brandon, for 11 years. They also have a 10 year old Snorkie named Newman, and a Beta Fish named Raybow. For the past 15 years, Tanya has volunteered at “Special Smiles” for Special Olympics. She also enjoys working out on her Peloton, being outside and traveling.
Liz – Dental Hygienist
Liz joined our team as a dental hygienist in April 2021 with 10 years of experience in the dental field, 6 of which she has spent practicing clinical dental hygiene. Prior to graduating with a bachelor’s of science in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2015, Liz worked at the school as a sterilization technician, so following OSHA regulations and protocols on disinfection and sterilization are a foundation of her daily habits.
She enjoys taking continuing education courses and listening to dental-related podcast to keep up to date on the newest products and research available so she can provide the best care for her patients. Liz completed her favorite course to date in 2018 through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), which focused on the study of tongue ties and how they impact facial, oral, and airway growth and development in children and adults. Liz also holds certifications in local anesthesia, diode lasers, and CPR.
Liz and her husband grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but they have lived in Nebraska for the last 10 years. Together they have a 1.5 year old son who keeps them pretty busy! Outside of work, Liz enjoys traveling, visiting family and friends, and working on art projects.
Brooke – Dental Hygienist
Brooke joined our team as a Dental Hygienist in June 2022 but began her dental career in the United States Navy in 2007 as a dental assistant. After serving on active duty for over 6 years, Brooke returned to the Midwest to attend Iowa Western Community College and Creighton University. She received her Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. What Brooke says she enjoys the most about her job is educating patients and letting them know that the mouth and body have so much to do with overall health. Brooke holds certifications in CPR, N2O, local anesthesia, and diode lasers.
Outside of the office, Brooke has a 10-year-old lab named Doc, who has been her best bud since coming off active duty. She most recently became a first-time mom in January to her daughter, Olivia. Brooke loves to travel as she has visited over 30 countries and her goal is to visit many more! Lastly, Brooke enjoys volunteering throughout the holidays at the Open Door Mission and the VA and can’t wait to introduce Olivia to the importance of giving back to the community.
Ali – Dental Assistant
Ali joined Innovative Dental Care in December of 2016 as a dental assistant. At the office, Ali takes a particular interest in helping to fabricate implant crowns and helping patients during Glo Whitening treatments. Ali is CRP and X-Ray certified, and is a member of the American Heart Association.
Before moving to Omaha in 2007, Ali lived in California, Maine and Virginia, and she has traveled to over 40 states!In her spare time, Ali loves to play with puppy, Luna, and spend time outside working on her photography.
Brie – Insurance Coordinator
Brie joined Innovative Dental Care in January 2015 as a licensed esthetician and dental assistant, and is now our Insurance Coordinator. Brie completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and attended Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics here in Omaha. Brie is CPR and radiograph certified, and still holds her esthetics license in the State of Nebraska.
Outside of the office, Brie enjoys spending time with her husband, Cody, their son, Brooks, and dog, Ella.