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 Arlington, Ne.  


She enjoys taking her three Aussies to the park for walks and watching them play.  In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and boyfriend.  During the summer you may find her out on the lake cruising on their boat.        


Dental Assistant

Ashley joined our team in 2021 and is originally from Omaha.  "I enjoy assisting because I get to interact with amazing people, and I learn something new every day."  


When she is not at the office she enjoys working out, playing with her dog, and traveling with her boyfriend.  




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.  You might find her at their cabin on the river during the weekends.  



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 she loves the most.  She was born and raised in Bennington and is glad to be back close to home.   




Patient coordinator

Owner of three dogs, a contagious smile, and a positive attitude.  Lexie will be there to help you get your treatment scheduled, and answer any payment questions you may have. 


She is originally from Fremont, Ne and joined our team in 2018.  One of her favorite things to do is hang out with her husband and pups at home and watch a movie.


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 spoiling her grandsons Patrick and Sam.  She also enjoys a good book and spending time with family and friends.



Scheduling coordinator

Steph joined Sanders Family Dental in 2020.  She is whom you can thank for looking into all your dental insurance verifications prior to your appointment.

When she's not at the office, she likes to spend time with her new husband and hanging out with friends.  She also enjoys reading a good book and just relaxing with friends.  

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 at the gym or taking care of her many plants.  She loves to spend time with her wonderful husband, Andrew, who is attending medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical School.



Dental Assistant

She joined our team in 2021.  Jaisa is originally from North Platte, Ne.  She enjoys working out and hanging out with friends and traveling.  You are sure to see Jaisa with a smile as she has an upbeat attitude and is definitely a patient favorite.  


Patient Liaison

We just know you are going to love Kristen.  She joined the team in 2021 and has been nothing but a breath of fresh air every day.  This smiling face will be the first person you see when you arrive and you won't forget her.  

Kristen is a positive, energetic, happy person whom you can't help but smile back at.  In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with friends and family, binge-watching TV shows and crocheting.