Dr. Mike Sanders

Dr. Mike Sanders is a native to Omaha.  He attended high school at Millard West High School where he participated in Football, Basketball and Track (hurdles).  He then went on to major in biology and chemistry at Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Ne.  At Midland he was a part of the Men's Basketball team and a member of blue-key honor society.  Mike then studied dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medicine College of Dentistry.  He was a graduate of the 2014 UNMC class and has been practicing in Omaha since that time.

Dr. Sanders focuses on dentistry for the whole family.  He has attended courses all over the country from the nations best educators and spent countless hours continuing to learn new ways to treat your family in a comfortable and predictable manner.  A few focus areas of his are dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and adult orthodontics.


While away from the office, Mike enjoys time with his family.  During the warmer months you can find the Sanders out at the lake or maybe even camping.  Dr. Sanders has three children Anthony, Aubrey and Addison and he can't wait to tell you all about them.

Meet The Team



Dental Assistant

Sam joined the team in 2019 as a dental assistant.  She enjoys getting to know each patient and is great at helping each patient through their appointment.  She is originally from Fremont, Ne, and has recently moved to the area and is a great asset to the group. 


She enjoys taking her two mini Australian shepherds to the park for walks and watching them play.  On occasion you may see Sam riding down the street on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle or cruising at the lake.        


Dental Assistant

Kayla joined the team in 2020 and has been a dental assistant for over 20 years.  The most recent office she worked at was in Ashland, Ne.  She brings the small-town feel to the office and enjoys getting to really know her patients.  She brings an energetic personality that will surely put a smile on your face.  


Kayla has a daughter that is a vet in the Kansas City area and a son who will be attending Wayne State University.  She currently lives on a farm near Ashland and enjoys spending time with her friends and family in the outdoors.    




Registered Dental Hygienist

Kate is one of our amazing dental hygienists.  She has a very gentle touch and uses her awesome personality to ensure that you have a stress-free cleaning.  She is a native of Iowa and has a great passion for continued learning.  She works closely with Dr. Sanders' practice philosophy and will treat you like family.  You will not regret getting to know Kate!

When she is away from the office, she enjoys time with her husband in the outdoors and spending time with her family.  



Registered Dental Hygienist

Mechele started with Sanders Family Dental in 2019.  She recently moved from North Platte and brings with her nearly 20 years of dental experience.  Mechele is a very friendly, dental hygienist and does an amazing job with all ages.


In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.  She also is a personal trainer and yes, she loves her dogs too!   


Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan started at Sanders Family Dental in 2021. She has a passion for going above and beyond to make your experience at Sanders Family Dental one you won't forget. 


In her free time, she loves exercising, reading a good book, enjoying warm, sunny weather & being around the people I love most.  She was born and raised in Bennington and is glad to be back close to home.   




Patient coordinator

Owner of three dogs, a beautiful smile and a positive attitude.  Lexie will be there to greet you when you arrive and help you get scheduled for your next appointment. 


She is originally from Fremont, Ne and joined our team in 2018.  One of her favorite things to do is go to the movies with friends and her husband.  


Office Manager

A contagious smile is one quality of Jodi that can't be missed.  She has a way of even smiling through the phone.  Jodi is Sanders Family Dental's office manager and she will help guide you through your care and make sure that all your financial needs are met.  She will work wonders to make sure we meet your needs with your schedule too!  She is also a dental insurance wiz, which can be the most challenging part of your treatment.

In her free-time, she enjoys playing with her  grandson Patrick.  She also enjoys time with friends and family at Husker games.



Scheduling coordinator

Steph joined Sanders Family Dental in 2020.  She is originally from Arlington, Ne, and currently lives in Fremont.  Her and her new husband just got married in April 2020!  

In her free time, she enjoys being outside with her friends and watching scary movies.  

Dr. Tessa Dergan

Dr. Tessa Dergan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.  She graduated from Westside high school where she enjoyed playing soccer and performing in show choir.   After leaving Omaha for a year, she realized there was no better place than Nebraska, so she came back and graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a biology degree and found her passion for dentistry.  She attended Creighton University School of Dentistry where she became a student ambassador, president of the American Association of Women Dentists, and held several leadership roles in the American Student Dental Association.  During her senior year, she was accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.


Dr. Dergan believes in lifelong learning, so she can always practice evidence-based dentistry.  She loves to work with all ages, including the kiddos, to provide all aspects of dentistry.  Tessa especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry and loves when her patients show off their smiles. 


When Dr. Dergan isn't at the office, she is most likely attending an Orangetheory class, going for a run around Zorinsky Lake, or snuggling up to her two cats, Jerico and Berkeley.  She has a wonderful husband, Andrew who is attending medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical School.