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_19Dec2014Lisa 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_19Dec2014Joanie’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, Mallory and Louis.

 Jessica, Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica_19Dec2014Jessica joined Antelope Creek Family Dentistry in 2013 as a certified dental assistant. She recently graduated from the dental hygiene program at Central Community College in Hastings. She is very excited to move from her role as a dental assistant into a career as a dental hygienist. Jessica loves interacting and getting to know her patients. She is passionate about oral health care and strives to ensure our patient’s always feel comfortable during their visit. To her, it is gratifying educating and helping patients’ overcome their dental fears. In her free time, Jessica enjoys doing craft projects, spending time outdoors, going to the lake and watching her husband Logan dirt track race cars.

 Amber, Dental Assistant

amber2Amber joined our practice in November of 2015, after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Southeast Community College. She enjoys coming to work every day and making patients feel comfortable at our practice. Amber is the lead Dental Assistant and has developed strong relationships with different dental vendors. When she is not at work, she enjoys scrap booking, working out, and being with friends.

 Sam Dental Assistant and Social Media Coordinator

SamSam joined our team August of 2017. She is excited about the opportunity to learn different aspects of the profession and to learn from such renound clinicians. Sam will be attending UNMC College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program in the fall. Outside of work and preparing for school, she loves to golf with her family and enjoys traveling around the world to visit her friends.

Andrea, Patient/Scheduling Coordinator

Andrea, Patient/Scheduling CoordinatorAndrea began her career as a registered dental assistant in 1994 in California. Since she has worked in the dental realm for quite some time, she has worked as a chair side assistant, an oral surgery assistant, a periodontal surgery assistant, a treatment coordinator, and an office administrator. Andrea is looking forward to working with a dedicated dental team that strive to provide exceptional dental health to the community. Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years and her three children by attending sporting events, amusement parks, or camping.

Kylie, Hygiene Assistant

Kylie, Hygiene AssistantKylie has been involved in dentistry for about a year and has just recently joined the ACFD team. She is eager to learn more about the profession of dentistry as well as work alongside such reputable doctors and hygienists. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Kylie plans on applying to dental school. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exercising, and reading autobiographies.

Kari, Dental Assistant

Kari, Dental Assistant

Kari received her Dental Assisting Diploma from Southeast Community College in March of 2005.  In November of 2011 she became an ACFD team member. Patient comfort is her top priority and her goal is that all patients have a positive experience at our practice.  Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Kailee, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kailee Hernandes

Kailee has been practicing Dental Hygiene for a year and has recently started working with the ACFD team. She is excited to work alongside such amazing doctors, plus being a part of a high-quality dental experience. In her free time, Kailee, likes to be with her friends and family. She also enjoys kick boxing, rock climbing, and running. Lincoln is home to her now and she cannot wait to continue to grow here!

Andrea, Certified Dental Assistant

Kailee Hernandes

Andrea has been a Certified Dental Assistant for eight years and she was previously employed at ACFD for four years before leaving to finish her bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management with emphasis in Conservation Biology. She returned with the team and is excited to be working at such an excellent office again. In Andrea’s free time she enjoys reading, running, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.

Allison, Certified Dental Assistant

Kailee Hernandes

Allison just graduated from Dental Assisting program at Southeast Community College and is new to the office. She has always wanted to learn more about dentistry since her family has been involved in the field. She is excited to work alongside everyone here at ACFD and to grow within her career. Allison has three older brothers and she enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney, Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney is a new graduate from UNMC College of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program and is excited to start her career with ACFD. She is passionate about expanding patients’ knowledge regarding their oral health and she aims to lower patients’ stress and fears when coming to the dentist. Outside of her work, Whitney loves to run outside on the trails in Lincoln, seeing the latest movies with her sister, and eating Chick-fil-A.



George has been involved in dentistry for about two years and has recently joined the ACFD family. She is excited to work with a bigger team and such reputable doctors. After graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, George plans to apply for dental school. She loves spending time with friends and family outside, reading, and doing anything she can with her mum.



Christina is new to the dental world and became involved in the field when she began working at ACFD. She is very excited about working at ACFD and learning more about the field of dentistry in order to better prepare herself for dental school. In her free time, she likes to play soccer for Nebraska Wesleyan’s Women’s Soccer team, traveling, and spending time with her friends and her cute dog, Ruby.