Comfort. Expertise. Care.
Dr. Craig P. Vacek
Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Craig P. Vacek, DDS, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in 1998. He attended the University of Nebraska, Medical Center College of Dentistry and completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2002. He graduated with distinction and recognition as the International College of Dentists outstanding graduating senior. Dr. Vacek entered private practice in 2002.
Dr. Vacek is a clinical evaluator for the Clinician’s Report, advisory board member of the Southeast Community College Dental Assisting program and a member of the CERECdoctors.com mentor’s group. He shares his knowledge with peers and furthers his philosophy of providing technologically-advanced care to increase efficiency and comfort for better patient experiences and outcomes.
Dr. Vacek is happily married to his wife of 16 years, Kim. They have seven children, Joe, Abby, Kate, Maggie, Clare, William and Benjamin. In addition to family time and the non-stop excitement of seven kids, Dr. Vacek enjoys outdoor activities, including pheasant hunting, camping and, his favorite pastime, bass fishing.
Dr. Justin Gufford
Dr. Gufford is originally from Cambridge, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2005. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry where he graduated with honors in 2015. Since commencement of his formal dental education, Dr. Gufford continues his education through his attendance of numerous annual continuing-education courses.
Dr. Gufford maintains membership in the Nebraska Dental Association, The Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Gufford is married to his high school sweetheart and has two children, Bronwyn and Evienstyn. In his free time he enjoys family walks, hiking, bike rides and the occasional woodworking project
Dr. Aaron McCoy
Dr. McCoy hails from Fremont, Nebraska. He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Drake University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2014. Dr. McCoy is also a University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry alumnus, graduating with honors in 2018. He loves working with the friendly and well-trained staff at Vacek Family Dentistry, not to mention having access to the latest technology in dentistry, like CEREC and cone beam computed topography, to deliver the best possible care to his patients.
Dr. McCoy is a member of the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys running and traveling with his wife, Heidi.
Shelia - Office Manager
Sheila graduated from Central Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in 1985. She practiced as a dental hygienist for nearly 20 years before joining the Vacek Family Dentistry team as our amazingly organized and efficient office manager in 2006. With a total of 29 years of experience in dentistry, she wears many hats and handles our front office like a pro and always with a friendly smile!
Sheila is your primary contact at Vacek Family Dentistry. She is knowledgeable not only in clinical dentistry but also managing the logistical aspects of patient care including, insurance, financing and coordination of treatment. Sheila is a valuable asset to our practice, but even more so to our patients.
Originally from Grand Island, Nebraska, Sheila shares a home with her husband, Scott, and their son, Daniel. She enjoys spending her free time with Scott and Daniel and cheering on Husker football. Go Big Red!.
Stacy - Certified Dental Assistant
Stacy is a graduate of Southeast Community College. She earned her certification from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2005 and joined our team in 2008. She is an expert at providing our patients with a safe environment and assists Dr. Vacek chair-side. Stacy’s favorite aspect of Vacek Family Dentistry is the opportunity to work with the latest technology, including CEREC, lasers and digital radiography. Our patients find it easy to strike up a conversation and feel at ease with Stacy's charming demeanor, because, believe it or not, some people are a little nervous about seeing the dentist!
Stacy is married to her husband, Jim, and they are proud parents of daughter Kendelle and son Jaxon. In her free time, Stacy loves to spend time with family, being outdoors with her children, baking, shopping and traveling.
Sarah - Certified Dental Assistant
Sarah is a 2007 graduate of Central Community College in Hastings, Neb. with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Dental Assisting. She enjoys working chairside with Dr. Vacek to provide excellent dentistry with the latest dental technology. You may find her greeting patients, answering the phone or assisting patients with payments. Sarah is married to her husband Tim. They have two children, Keegan and Mallory. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and going back home to the family farm.
Morgan - Registered Dental Hygienist
Morgan joined Vacek Family Dentistry as a full-time hygienist in June 2015. She originally graduated from Doane College in 2010, with a bachelor’s in Biology. Later, deciding to pursue a career as a hygienist, Morgan graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene. She has shared her love for dentistry by being involved with Lincoln Dental Hygienist Association and the Nebraska Dental Hygienist Association. Morgan enjoys working with the friendly, energized staff and appreciates the level of knowledge and care given to our patients. She loves traveling with her husband, James and spending time with their daughter, Haley.
Kelsey - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelsey graduated from UNL in 2007 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. After attending a dental mission trip in Costa Rica, she quickly realized her true passion is helping others.
Following her love and desire to improve the lives of those around her, Kelsey took a leap of faith and continued her education at Iowa Western Community College and Creighton Dental College. She received a degree in dental hygiene and started working for Vacek Family Dentistry in January 2017. "I feel incredibly blessed and honored to be able to work along side with one of the best teams in the field of dentistry," said Kelsey.
Kelsey loves all things creative - from photography to baking fancy sugar cookies. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite activities include good wine, traveling, running half marathons, spending time on the farm back home, and cheering on the Huskers.
Nadya - Dental Assistant
Nadya is a graduate of Southeast Community College. She earned her certification from the Dental Assisting National Board in 2013 and joined the Vacek team that same year. Nadya enjoys keeping both Dr. Vacek and Dr. Gufford on-task. Although Nadya is part-time at our office, you will always know when she is here because of the extra laughter in the office. Outside of dentistry, Nadya enjoys spending time in the kitchen and traveling with her family. She is married to Andrey and they have three young children.
Darla - Dental Assistant
Darla came to Vacek Family Dentistry in April of 2018 with over 20 years of dental lab experience. Her expertise ranges from pouring impressions to finishing implants and everything in between.
Darla is always looking for the hidden beauty in things whether it be refinishing furniture others thought were junk or helping to give someone their smile back when they thought it was hopeless. She loves her job and getting to know all the new faces.
Darla loves to spend time with her two children, Kyle and Cassidy. She also loves music and going to concerts.