Meet the Staff

Top: Jessica, Marlene, Tammy, Karen - Bottom: Leesa, Dr. Matt Pershing, Julie


Appointment Coordinator

Leesa has been part of the Pershing Orthodontic team since 2007. She is in charge of the reception area where she makes appointments and handles communications. Leesa oversees all patient accounts and financial contracts for the office. Along with Julie, she is responsible for new patient consultations. In her spare time Leesa loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.


Assistant Clinic Coordinator

Tammy is originally from Bayard, Nebraska, and graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Community College in Hastings. She joined the Pershing Orthodontic team in 1994. Tammy holds certifications in radiology, CPR and coronal polishing. She is responsible for chair side assisting, fabricating orthodontic appliances and taking diagnostic records. Tammy enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her husband and 2 children.


Clinic Coordinator

Marlene is originally from Wilcox, Nebraska. She graduated from the dental assisting program in Central Community College in Hastings, and joined Pershing Orthodontics in 1981. Marlene holds certifications in radiology, coronal polishing and CPR. Marlene is responsible for taking diagnostic records, fabricating orthodontic appliances, clinic supplies and chair side assisting. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, antiques, car shows and spending time with her family.


Treatment Coordinator

Julie has been Pershing Orthodontic's treatment coordinator since 1995. As the treatment coordinator, she assists the doctors with patient consultations. That also includes coordination of appointments with other offices and your dentist when necessary. Julie helps our parents with orthodontic insurance filing as well as questions regarding orthodontic appliances, appointments, fees and contracts. You will also find her behind the scenes coordinating school events and community service projects for our office. Julie and her husband have two daughters. She enjoys long distant running, cycling, and bowling. You can often find her outdoors enjoying activities with her family & friends.


Orthodontic Assistant

Jessica has been a dental assistant with our office since June 2005. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Central Community College in 2002. She has multiple responsibilities including assisting the doctors chair side with all procedures, taking X-rays, sterilizing instruments and helping answer any questions patients may have regarding their orthodontic treatment. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Addison and children Allee and Graham. You may find her traveling whenever she gets the chance.


Orthodontic Assistant

Karen joined Pershing Orthodontics in 2017. She graduated from CCC dental assisting program in May of 2017 with her certification in dental assisting, coronal polishing and dental x-ray. Her role in the office is to assist Dr. Pershing chairside with any and all types of procedures as well as taking records. Karen is essential to our patient care due to being bi-lingual. She assists our Spanish speaking patients as well as translating for parents. When Karen is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her two sons and her husband.