About

Dentists

Kevin Reiners, DDS, MBA

Dr. Kevin Reiners is a 2011 UNMC College of Dentistry graduate. Prior to receiving his dental degree, Dr. Reiners earned a BS in mathematics, a BS in computer science, and an MBA. Education is important to Dr. Reiners and he continues his dental education as often as possible in order to continually provide his patients with the high-quality care they deserve.

 

Dr. Reiners was previously on active duty in the Navy and is a current member of the Army National Guard. As a dentist, his goal is always to fully explain treatment options and provide the service that is best for the patient. He has his patients’ best interests at heart.

 

When not improving your oral health, Dr. Reiners enjoys a variety of hobbies and activities, including cars, board games, card games, woodworking, and yard work. He loves spending time with his family, which includes his wife Irene and his children: Uriah, Sydney, Jenna, and Alexa.

 

Steve G. Kerns, DDS

Dr. Steve Kerns graduated from the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln in 1985 before opening Lincoln Family Dental.  Before he attended dental school, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education. Dr. Kerns consistently continues his education each year so that he can continue providing exceptional, high-quality dental care. He has received advanced training in implant dentistry and is a premier provider for Invisalign®.

When Dr. Kerns has a moment to spare, he enjoys drawing, painting, reading, watching movies, and playing the bass guitar at his church. He is the father of six children and grandfather of eight grandchildren.


Dental Hygienists

Brittany Bloch, RDH

Brittany has been with the practice, as a patient, since she was six year old.  As she grew, she was always fascinated with teeth.  By the age of 18, she had spent over 80 hours job shadowing with Morning Glory Dental.  She knew then that she wanted to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene.  From there she Graduated from Central Community College in Hastings with an Associates in Dental Hygiene.  She helped out at Morning Glory Dental for 3 years before coming on to the team full time in February 2017.

Shortly after graduating from CCC, Brittany and her husband moved to Waverly, NE.  In the summer months she enjoys recreational sports such as volleyball and kickball, camping and water-sports with her friends.  She is also content, in the winter months, spending time with family and cuddling up with her kitty while enjoying a good movie.

 

Matt Lehechka, RDH, BSEd, BS
With a warm personality and a calm demeanor, you will feel at ease in Matt’s care.  Matt took a non-traditional route to the field of dentistry, beginning as a High-school science teacher.  After 3 years of teaching Biology and Health Sciences, he wanted to have a more direct impact on the health and education of those around him.  In June 2017, Morning Glory Dental provided that opportunity, where his light hand and dedication to overall health leaves patients feeling delighted with their Dental Hygiene visits.

His special interests include Husker Sports, video games, movies and most importantly spending time with his Fiancee.

 

 

 

Ryan D. Rutar, RDH, BA, BS, MA 
Ryan has been improving our patients’ oral health since 2011. Ryan grew up with a dental phobia and worked through this issue to better help those with the same issues. With his fun personality and dedication to understanding your oral health needs, he helps each of his patients feel comfortable and calm during their appointment.

Ryan graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2007 – Biology, UNMC 2010 – Dental Hygiene, and Doane University in 2015 with a Masters in Management that he uses to help the practice. He is happily married to his husband and in his spare time he enjoys kickboxing classes, volleyball, drawing, reading, playing the piano, and walking his 2 dogs.

 

 

 

 Jane Tobias, RDH, BS
Since joining our practice in June of 1986, Jane has been providing high-quality care to our patients. Jane began working here shortly after she graduated with her B.S. in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. She enjoys the relationships she has formed with her patients and co-workers over the years.When not at the office, Jane enjoys watching and participating in sports, especially running, and traveling. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her loved ones, which includes her husband Mike and three children: Kristin, Alex, and Lauren.

 

 

 


Dental Assistants

From left to right (Kristi Palensky DA, Sue Baker DA, Kara Havel DA, Rachel Shubert DA)


Front Desk


From left to right (Connie Million, Kate Mueller, Erin Portman)

Front (Janet Livingston – Office Manager)