DDSDr. Plate is a native of Ord, Neb. She graduated from UNMC College of Dentistry in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and worked in private practice for two years. She graduated from dental school in 2005 and returned to Ord, where she purchased her current office from Dr. Charles Blaha. Dr. Plate is a member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association and has received the Ameritas VIP award. Dr. Plate’s favorite aspect of her job is visiting with people and keeping their mouths healthy. She enjoys serving Valley County and surrounding communities.
Dr. Plate is married to Chris Plate and they have two young daughters, Ava and Ella, who keep them very busy. They enjoy spending the summers at nearby Calamus Reservoir.
Registered Dental Hygienist Teresa is from Lincoln, Neb., where she graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School. She attended Hastings Community College and received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1992. Teresa has been employed at Complete Family Dentistry (formerly owned by Charles Blaha, DDS) since 1995. She is married to Larry Wood and resides just outside of Greeley, Neb. Teresa and Larry have three children: Ashlynn, Conner, and Dilynn.
Teresa spends her spare time attending her children's school and athletic activities.
Registered Dental HygienistSuzanne was born and raised on a farm outside of Ord, Neb. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2010, and began working at Complete Family Dentistry. Suzanne and her husband, Ian, married in September 2011 and now live on the family farm.
Suzanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding horses, singing, and hunting.
Dental AssistantLeAnn has been a dental assistant since 1971 and a part of this office for the duration of her dental career. LeAnn grew up in Ord and is a graduate of Ord High School. She is married to Dale Beran and they have three children. Her daughter Jodi and her husband Neil live in Shelton, Neb., with their three children, Trystan, Aidan, and Alyssa. LeAnn’s son Jeff and his wife Jennifer live in Ord with their daughter, Peyton. LeAnn’s youngest daughter, Jaclyn, lives with her husband, Andrew, in McCook, Neb.
In her spare time, LeAnn enjoys helping others, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Dental AssistantDianne has been employed at Complete Family Dentistry (formerly owned by Charles Blaha, DDS) since 1977. Dianne graduated from Ord High School and is married to Bruce Worm. They live just south of Ord and have two grown children. Their daughter Amy lives with her husband Craig and their children (Cole, Maci, and Owen) in Kearney, Neb. Their son Nathan lives with his wife Susie and their son Nolan in Mesa, Arizona.
Dianne enjoys spending time in her yard, working with flowers and gardening.
Dental AssistantShelley has been employed at this office since 1997. She graduated from Ord High School and is married to Jerry Collier; they live in the country northeast of Ord. Shelley and Jerry have three grown children. Their daughter Kelsey and her husband Jesse live in Holdrege with their three children (Zac, Kenzie, and Avery); Kylee and her husband Jared live in Omaha with their son Jake; and their son Tyler and his wife Chelsea live north of Ord with their three children (Judson, Nyla, and Brylie).
Shelley enjoys flower and vegetable gardening.
ReceptionistYvonne has been with Complete Family Dentistry (formerly owned by Charles Blaha, DDS) since 1987. She grew up in Ord, Neb., and after graduating from Ord High School, she attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL). Yvonne and her husband, Jim, live on a ranch west of Ericson, Neb. They have three grown sons: Mark, who lives in Omaha; Jeff, who lives with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Avery, in Omaha; and Ryan, who returned to the family ranch after graduation from UNL.
Yvonne’s hobbies include being a grandmother, shopping, gardening, and reading.
ReceptionistDeb has been employed at Complete Family Dentistry (formerly owned by Charles Blaha, DDS) since 1997. She is married to Kelly Hansen, and they reside in Ord. Deb and Kelly have one daughter, Brenda, who lives in Omaha with her husband Colin and their new son, Quentin.
B.S., Licensed Medical AestheticianSarah grew up on the Pitzer Ranch near Ericson, NE. She graduated in 2004 from University of Nebraska- Lincoln with her Bachelor of Science, where she was awarded the Outstanding Woman in Science Award. She achieved her professional license in Aesthetics from Xenon International Academy in 2007 and immediately opened her own practice, Sarah Brinkman Aesthetics. She continued her education afterward, receiving her nurses assistant certification and basic life support certification, and went on to take classes to work toward her RN.
After much thought, she decided to focus on her aesthetic practice and has since established a loyal patient base in the area. Sarah moved back to Ord in 2009 and decided to set permanent roots at Elements Salon, Spa and Boutique where she sees patients 2-3 days/week, offering services such as: chemical peels, Dermatude META Therapy, Oxygen Rx treatments, SWiCH Dermal Rejuvenation, Wishpro light, micro-current, and electro-magnetic rejuvenation treatments, microdermabrasion, hair removal, and custom facials to address skin issues and muscle tension.
Sarah travels constantly for continuing education around the country to stay on the forefront of her field. She does community educational events and puts on seminars for other health care professionals. She also serves as an aesthetic consultant for physicians and other practices in the area. Sarah has paired her expertise with Dr. Plate to offer optimal care for their Botox patients from start to finish. From opening consultations, education and prevention, procedure, and follow-up plan of care, Sarah will help patients the entire way with a comprehensive skin health plan and long-term treatment protocol to achieve desired results.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys wakeboarding, scuba diving, hunting, roping, music festivals, and traveling with her husband Lane and son Kale. She also helps her husband and father run their family ranch operation, the Pitzer Ranch, where they are leaders in the Quarter Horse industry. Sarah, Jim, and Lane compete around the country on the weekends in shows or specialty team roping events, including the World Series of Team Roping every December in Las Vegas.