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, and Mallory.

 Jessica, Certified Dental Assistant

Jessica_19Dec2014Jessica 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.

 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

SamSam 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.

Danielle, Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle, Registered Dental HygienistDanielle has been practicing dental hygiene for a year and has just started working with the ACFD team. Danielle is passionate about every aspect of her career, although she is most passionate about patient education. She loves the challenge of changing a patient’s attitude toward their oral health. She loves working at ACFD because everyone here is working towards the same cause – to provide the patients with the best, most comprehensive dental care. With this common purpose in mind it creates a wonderful team environment. Danielle has been married to her husband, Dan, for two years, and they have one dog named Queenie. In her free time, she loves to craft, as well as being surrounded by her friends and family.

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.

Maliya Moore, Hygiene Assistant

Maliya Moore

Maliya is new to the dental world and has been with the ACFD team for a few months. She loves being able to work and develop bonds with new patients. She also likes the fact that she gets to learn something new every day! Maliya is going to school to become a CRNA, and in her free time she loves to paint.

Kailee Hernandes, 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 Sweeting, 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 White, 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.