Meet the Staff

Our staff, led by Dr. Melanie Steckelberg, is highly skilled, uniquely trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff members have specialized training, multiple certifications and years of experience treating patients with the highest level of care. We stay abreast of the latest techniques and technologies by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

Our staff includes:

Kelli – Administrative Assistant/Dental Receptionist


Meet Kelli, our knowledgeable, kind, and thoughtful dental receptionist/administrative assistant. Kelli began her dental journey here in July 2016; she is truly a master at keeping the dental office running. She has improved many of our office systems and strives to provide the best customer service possible. Kelli was raised in Kansas City and brings joy to the office, even when she teases Dr. Steckelberg (which is only every now and then).

Kelli manages the schedule, insurance claims, accounts receivable and treatment plan estimates. Kelli works hard to solve insurance questions and is able to provide answers to many dental questions that you might have. Kelli is doing wonderful things at Steckelberg Dental's front desk and is cross-trained in infection control and dental x-rays. Kelli works Monday through Thursday at Steckelberg Dental.

Deb– Dental Hygienist


Meet Deb, our energetic, caring and sincere Dental Hygienist. Deb joined the team in February 2018, which was a blessing for our office. Deb grew up in Stanton, Nebraska, and trained at UNMC College of Dentistry. Early on in her career, Deb was a dental assistant. She decided to continue her education and become a dental hygienist.

As a dental hygienist, Deb assesses oral health conditions, reviews your medical history, takes dental x-rays, and can help provide appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health. Deb provides dental cleanings, which includes the removal of calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of teeth. She monitors periodontal health and provides periodontal maintenance services. A dental hygienist is a valuable team member and we are privileged work with Deb. Deb works Mondays at Steckelberg Dental.

Tacia – Dental Assistant

TaciaMeet Tacia, our thoughtful, kind, and empathetic dental assistant. She assists Dr. Steckelberg during dental procedures, sterilizes instruments and disinfects treatment rooms. Tacia takes dental radiographs, obtains and updates medical history, coronal polishes, and so much more. Tacia sets up the operatories prior to your arrival for your appointment and makes sure that everything runs smoothly. Tacia joined our team in April 2019 and she just helps our day “spark joy.”

Tacia graduated from Southeast Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting.  Prior to working at Steckelberg Dental, she most recently worked for a dental insurance company and a wonderful dental office in central Nebraska.  Tacia works Monday through Thursday at Steckelberg Dental.

To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous staff can deliver, schedule your appointment with Steckelberg Dental today!