About Us

We understand that visiting the dentist can be uncomfortable, and the team at Dodge Dental is dedicated to making sure that your experience is as pleasant as possible.

 

Our dental hygienists are trained to make sure that you receive top-notch dental care, and our front-line staff will make sure your appointments are scheduled at a time and location that works for you.

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Chad Ortmeier, D.D.S

University of Nebraska at Lincoln,

Creighton University, School of Dentistry

American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

Building personal relationships and helping people in need is why I chose to become a dentist. Changing smiles and helping my patients maintain healthy lives with excellent oral health is an opportunity I get excited about. 

When a patient sees their new smile or finishes a procedure that they thought would be difficult, the joy on people’s faces is what I enjoy most about being a dentist. Sometimes patients will come to the clinic with tears in their eyes because their tooth hurts; seeing them leave the clinic happy and relieved after treatment is highly satisfying.

There is truly no better place in the world to practice dentistry than a small town. People are friendly, respectful to each other, understanding, and conscientious. My small-town practice allows me to get to know the people in our local communities and figure out the best way to solve problems together. My family gets to experience the lifestyle I understood and appreciated while growing up in a rural community. For me, small-town living is a wonderful way to practice dentistry.

Dodge Dental Registered Hygienist Jill Belcher
Jill Belcher

Registered Dental Hygienist

University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Dentistry

"My goal is to help each patient achieve the best oral health they can. I try to make sure the patient feels informed and comfortable throughout their visit."

Jill Becher grew up on a farm between the communities of Leigh and Clarkson. She graduated from Leigh High School. Jill attended college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center-College of Dentistry with a degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist, BS. She joined the Dodge Dental Office in 1995. Jill enjoys forming relationships with patients and understands that each patient has unique dental needs.

Dodge Dental Registered Hygienist Suzie Steffensmeier
Suzie Steffensmeier

Registered Dental Hygienist

University of South Dakota

"I really feel working in a small, rural farming community you truly get to know your patients. Our clients feel like family and I have developed many new friendships since starting here."

Suzie Steffensmeier has been with Dodge Dental since 2013, bringing a previous 15 years of experience to the team. A graduate of Arlington High School, Suzie attended the University of South Dakota and graduated in 1998 with an associate of Arts and Science degree. She lives on a farm north of Howells with her husband, Steve, and two sons, Aden and Max.

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Annie Kumpf

Registered Dental Hygienist

University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Dentistry

"I've really enjoyed working with all of my patients since starting at Dodge Dental in 2013."

Annie Kumpf graduated from Clarkson High School in 2009
and attended Wayne State College for two years in the Rural Health Opportunity Program. She graduated with High Honors from the University of NE Medical Center- College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program in 2013. She was a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Society of UNMC College of Dentistry.

Annie is certified for local anesthetic administration and Nitrous Oxide monitoring.