Team Members


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Team Members of Antelope Creek Family Dentistry

Serving Lincoln, Lancaster Coudnty and Nebraska

Together Everyone Accomplishes More

Lisa, Registered Dental Hygienist


Lisa graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry in May, 1987 with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She has practiced her profession with Dr. Hedlund and ACFD for a total of 30 years. A past president of the Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association, Lisa served on the executive board for 19 years. She is currently the coordinator of the hygiene department at ACFD. Lisa lives in Syracuse and has two children, Sydney, 20, who  attends UNO majoring in Management Information Systems and was married on July 29 to Zach Heitkamp, and Cody, 16, a sophomore at Syracuse High and involved in band, choir and track. Lisa is active in her church. Music, gardening, and attending sporting activities, are among her hobbies. When asked to comment on the practice Lisa stated, “ACFD is a comprehensive family dental practice which strongly emphasizes oral health as it relates to overall systemic health. Our strengths include an experienced, friendly team, professional and extended hours for patient convenience. I love my profession and I’m happy to be working in the health sciences. I thoroughly enjoy the daily interaction that I have with my patients and co-workers”.

Joanie, Practice Administrator


Joanie’s career in Dentistry began with ACFD 21 years ago. Serving as the practice administrator, she states, “I truly appreciate the relationships that I have developed with the patients of our practice and the confidence that they have in our team. I am thankful and fortunate to work with an outstanding group of dental professionals who provide exceptional care to the patients of ACFD”. Joanie and husband Kevin enjoy traveling and spending time with family, especially grandchildren; Kennedy, Avery, AJ, Maggie, Sam, Lillie, Mya, Kate, and Mallory.

Kristin, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristin_19Dec2014.jpgKristin graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry with a Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene in May, 2004 and started her tenure with ACFD that same month. She is a member of the Nebraska Dental Hygiene Association and her hobbies include; traveling, spending time with family, cooking, tailgating and cheering on the Huskers.


Kari, Dental Assistant

Kari - Dental AssistantAn experienced dental assistant and 2005 graduate of the dental assisting program at Southeast Community College, Kari joined the ACFD dental team in November of 2011. She believes that “the team members do their best to make patients feel comfortable and like family from the moment they walk through the door until they leave the practice”. Kari was married to her husband Marty in October of 2011, they have a son Jacob and are expecting another addition in October.

Jessica, Certified Dental Assistant


Jessica joined our team in August 2013 and has received board certification (CDA). She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Southeast Community College in March 2012. Jessica says, “I love getting to know the patients and patient care is my top priority.” She feels blessed to be part of the wonderful staff of ACFD. Jessica and her husband Logan, were married in September of 2014 and she enjoys time with her family, watching Logan race cars, doing crafts, and spending time at the lake.

Sheena, Registered Dental Hygienist


Sheena is a 2013 graduate of UNMC and became an employee of ACFD shortly after. Prior to attending hygiene school, Sheena worked with Child Protective Services utilizing her Psychology degree. In her time at ACFD, she has realized that our team is very supportive of each other and work toward providing treatment that is in the best interest of the patient. Sheena’s goal is to help each patient obtain and maintain good oral health. Sheena is from Pender, NE and enjoys vacationing, working with children, spending time with family and playing sand volleyball. She hosts a tournament each summer in memory of her brother to raise money for a scholarship in his name. Sheena and her husband Jarred, have been married for two years and have a daughter Ella who is a year old.

 Amber, Dental Assistant

amberAmber joined our practice in November of 2015, after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Southeast Community College. She enjoys working at ACFD and feels that everyone in the office is very helpful and friendly. When she's not at work, she enjoys working out, scrapbooking and playing sports with her friends.  


Kelsey, Hygiene Assistant

Kelsey - Hygiene AssistantNew to dentistry but always fascinated by the dental profession, Kelsey has been an employee for almost 3 months.  Kelsey loves being able to help contribute to our patient’s health and confidence.  She is a native of Ashland, NE, a vegetarian and enjoys yoga and working out.




Sam, Hygiene Assistant

Sam, Hygiene AssistantSam has been involved in dentistry for about a year and is new to ACFD. She is excited about the opportunity to learn different aspects of the profession as her goal is to attend dental school in the near future.  Sam is a senior at Nebraska Wesleyan, where she participates in golf.  She is very passionate about the environment and is involved in composting for Community Crops.


 Bree, Dental Assistant

Bree, Dental AssistantHaving graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Biochemistry, Bree is hoping to get into dental school next fall.  She has been with ACFD since July of 2016, starting as a hygiene assistant and recently becoming a dental assistant for the practice.  Bree has two rescue dogs, Clark and Kipper and she enjoys doing Crossfit training.



 Haylee, Hygiene/Administrative Assistant

 Haylee McKelvey, Hygiene/Administrative AssistantHaylee is also new to dentistry and graduated in May from the University of Nebraska.  She feels that the ACFD team is always ready to greet you with a warm and friendly smile.  Haylee enjoys cooking, exercising and sketching, and is currently applying to Physician Assistant programs.