Meet the Staff

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


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.


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.


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.


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.