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. GREGORY W. BENNETT
Originally from the West Coast, Gregory W. Bennett, DMD earned his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University in 2006. He then completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) in 2010 and followed on with a General Practice Residency at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
Dr. Bennett served in the US Navy as a Dental Corps officer until 2015 with time spent in California, Mississippi, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Hawaii. Dr. Bennett left the Navy in 2015 and began teaching part-time in the department of Adult Restorative Dentistry at the UNMC College of Dentistry while maintaining a private practice.
In 2019, Dr. Bennett joined the faculty of UNMC as a full-time Assistant Professor of CADCAM and
Digital Dentistry. Like Dr. Vacek, Dr. Bennett is driven with a passion for exploring the most up-to- date technology in order to advance dental treatment with improved efficiency, comfort, and outcomes.
Dr. Bennett is happily married to his high school sweetheart and wife of 12 years, Ashley. They currently have one child, Finn. Dr. Bennett spends his free time with his family hiking, fishing, cooking, and traveling, when possible.
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.
Kylie - Dental Assistant
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.
Kaitlin - Dental Hygenist