Meet Your Trusted Waverly Dental Team
A dentist is often only as good as the people they surround themselves with, which is why Dr. Vacek has hand-selected a team of outgoing, skilled, and highly-knowledgeable hygienists, assistants, and administrators. Every day, they come to our office with one simple goal in mind: to give our patients the smoothest and most stress-free dental experience possible. From check-in to checkout, you’ll learn to love our team starting at your very first visit. Read on below to learn more about our fantastic team!
Julie – Office Manager
Julie has been in the dental world for an impressive 20 years, and we are pleased to add her experience to our team. She is passionate about helping patients’ dental wellness and says she loves working with her wonderful coworkers. Julie is originally from Greenwood, NE and studied dental assisting at Southeast Community College in Lincoln. Her family includes a son, daughter, two grandsons, and her dog, Marley. Julie loves to cook and in her free time enjoys swimming, camping, fishing, and being outdoors in general. She also can’t wait for the installation of her new pool!
Tami – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tami has more than a decade of experience in the dental field, and she joined our team in 2018. She loves building relationships with her patients after years of providing gentle, compassionate care. Tami studied at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and she earned her bachelor’s degree in hygiene at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. She is certified in CPR, nitrous oxide monitoring, and local anesthesia administration. Tami grew up in Overton, and she is married to Seth, her high school sweetheart. The couple met detasseling corn! They have three fur babies, Kallie the kitty, and Athen and Moracca who are Siberian huskies. She enjoys traveling, game nights, reading, and Kansas City Chiefs football.
Ginny – Registered Dental Hygienist
Ginny has been with us since August of 2012 and she holds plenty of titles. With a BA in Dental Hygiene from UNMC College of Dentistry, she’s also a member of ADHA and NDHA. She uses digital x-rays, our intra-oral camera and provides thorough periodontal assessments. She also provides prophylaxes and oral hygiene instructions individualized to each and every patient. She wants patients to feel as comfortable and knowledgeable about their hygiene visit as possible. Ginny loves coming to work every day knowing that she is delivering the very best in patient care. She’s been a part-time/substitute hygienist at a variety of offices before, but she has found Amberly Dental as her career home. And she loves to work for a dentist that practices such passionate, quality care and allows her to also. When she’s not working, she enjoys cooking, painting, and running. She’s married to Kiel and they have 2 daughters, Gianna and Carmen
Sarah – Dental/Front Office Assistant
Originally from Silver Creek, Sarah earned her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Central Community College in 2007. Today, her career in dentistry spans well over 10 years, and she loves getting to work with friendly patients and healthy smiles! She also greatly enjoys being chairside with Dr. Vacek and providing excellent care with the help of the latest dental technology. You can often find her greeting new arrivals, answering the phone, or assisting patients with payments. Outside of work, she and her husband Tim have two children named Keegan and Mallory. In her free time, she enjoys spending hanging out with her family, taking the kids to their sporting events, and traveling to her family farm.
Gabrielle (“Gabby”) – Dental Assistant
Gabby is a new addition to our team, and she has over five years of experience in the dental field so far. She loves being able to help people through her job and also learning so much about oral healthcare every day! As for her education, she studied at both Chadron State College and Mid-Plains Community College. She has her Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting, as well as advanced training in radiology and coronal polishing. Outside of work, she spends lots of time with her mom, dad, younger sister, boyfriend Gabe, and puppy Gizmo. Her personal hobbies include crafting, upcycling furniture, antique shopping, traveling, and going to concerts and sporting events. She’s never lived outside of Nebraska – but she doesn’t even like corn!