Meet our staff at Walnut Creek Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Barry grew up in La Vista and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He attended dental school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated with honors. Following graduation from dental school, he went on to specialize at one of the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 2009, he became board-certified and was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Barry is fun-loving and active. He enjoys riding his bike and flying airplanes. He also enjoys vocal performance. Beginning with his days at Papillion-La Vista High School, Dr. Barry has performed and starred in musical productions such as South Pacific, The Music Man, and My Fair Lady.
He can often be found enjoying a family adventure with his wife, Cara, and their five wonderful children.
Linda grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2010 with a degree in Biology and minor in Psychology. She moved to Nebraska in 2011 with her husband. She previously worked as a pediatric dental assistant for six years prior to pursuing a career in dental hygiene. Linda graduated from Iowa Western with
honors in 2016 and was awarded the Lavender Ribbon Award for professional demeanor. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and loves to give back to community by participating in Nebraska’s and Iowa’s Mission of Mercy. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and their two dogs Beaux and Rex.
Stephanie was born in Hartford, CT but grew up in Omaha. She graduated from Omaha North High School in 2008. She is married and has a daughter. She was a nanny of three young girls for more than three years and was a photographer for five years. Stephanie got her dental assisting diploma in September 2013 from Kaplan University. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake. Stephanie also loves taking her Jack Russell, Mia, on walks around the lake by her house.
Sarah was born in Beatrice, NE and moved to Lincoln after high school. She worked for a busy chiropractic office until moving to LaVista in 2015. She has a daughter named Ava who she does lots of arts and crafts with. She also has two cats- Mr. Penguin and Tinkerbell. When she is not working she enjoys going to the movies, ballroom dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Heather was raised in Firth, NE, and now lives in Papillion. She graduated from Southeast Community College in Lincoln with a dental assisting diploma in 2005. She obtained dental assisting board certification shortly after graduating. She and her husband, Josh, have two children. Heather likes to cook, spend time outside, and be with her family.
Milenka was born and raised in Bolivia. She moved to Nebraska in 2013, and married her husband, Brian, that same year. They have one daughter. Before she moved to Nebraska, Milenka worked in a dental office and a family practice. Milenka enjoys sky diving, playing volleyball and swimming. She also loves music and spending time with her family.
Shannon moved here with her husband from Erin, TN in 2015. She graduated from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in 2013 with a dental assisting certificate. She is a mother of twins who keep her very busy. In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors hiking and fishing.
Kristin was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She moved here to further her career in dentistry. She graduated from North Lake College with a 4.0 grade point average. She has many years of experience in pediatric dentistry. She loves to paint and practice calligraphy. She also loves spending time outside with her daughter, Aria.
Melodie was born in Council Bluffs, IA and graduated from St. Albert’s High School in 1988. She moved to Connecticut a year later to be a live-in nanny. While in Connecticut, she met and married her husband, Joseph, in 1995. They lived there for 19 years before moving to Papillion in 2008. She has a daughter who attends Papillion-La Vista South High School. Melodie has a dog named Riley. In her free time she likes to do yard work.