Dr. Christine Dregalla and her team work together with the common goal of making your experience at our Pender, NE dental office the best it can be. We love exceeding your expectations while we also build a relationship with you and your family. Utilizing advanced technology and ongoing training are only a few ways we strive to bring you the best that dentistry has to offer.
We know that dentistry is not one-size-fits-all, and that's why we spend a lot of time getting to know you and understanding your unique needs and goals for your smile. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile we know you deserve.
Meet each of our team members and get to know more about us here. We love giving our patients "something to smile about!"
Dr. Christine Dregalla
Dr. Christine Dregalla is originally from Gordon, NE. She has a passion for providing dentistry to the rural communities in northeast Nebraska that started at a young age. She spent a lot of time at the orthodontist early on, which piqued her interest in dentistry. She knew from an early age that she wanted to help people and made it her goal to do that through the dental field.
Dr. Degralla has been the dentist in Pender since 2006, and she bought the practice in 2009 when it became Dregalla Family Dentistry. Helping people, getting to know her patients on a personal level, working with her close-knit team, continually learning, and helping people live their healthiest lives are the best parts of the job for her.
When she's not caring for patients, Dr. Dregalla enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband is the instrumental music teacher at Pender public schools. They have two young boys - Marcus and Colby - that keep them on their toes. She also loves to attend live music events, read, spend time outside, and of course, cheer on the Nebraska Huskers.
Front Desk Coordinator/Dental Assistant
Ayrn is originally from Sioux City, IA, but she's lived in Pender since 2013. She's been with Dregalla Famly Dentistry since 2017, and the best part of her job is creating relationships with her patients. She loves meeting new patients. She also appreciates her close-knit co-workers.
When she's not at the dental office, she enjoys being with family as much as possible. During the summer, you might find her golfing, boating, or just hanging out at home.
Michelle is originally from Minnesota, and she moved to Oakland, NE in 2018. She joined the Dregalla Family Dentistry team in 2019 and loves working with patients. Raising a child with special needs has helped her to become more understanding of others, and has taught her some creative problem-solving skills that she brings to the dental office.
She also takes a lot of pride in the work of restoring beautiful smiles. Michelle finds it very satisfying to see the "before" and "after."
When she's not taking care of patients, Michelle stays very busy. She's involved with a student exchange program that entails matching students from around the world with local families. Working with this program has allowed her to travel around the USA and to Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.
She also loves spending her spare time doing genealogy, and she occasionally teaches community ed classes to help others with their own family histories.
She's very involved with her church, where her husband is the pastor. And she has four grown children (young adults).
Molly is from Pender, and she's been in the dental field for over ten years and with Dregalla Family Dentistry since 2019. Molly enjoys getting to know her patients, educating them on dentistry, and making them feel more comfortable. She also enjoys participating in public health dentistry, which allows her to go into schools and nursing homes to provide limited dental services to patients in need.
In her free time, Molly loves playing with her kids, reading, and shopping.
Stacy is from Wisner, and now lives in Thurston, NE. She has been with the practice for over nine years. The best part of Stacy's job is meeting patients and developing relationships with them. She looks forward to catching up on their lives at their routine visits. She also appreciates the helpful and friendly team she works with.
When she's not with patients, Stacy loves spending time with her husband Steve and daughter Brielle. She is a toddler and a very active kid. They live on acreage, so they spend a lot of time outdoors. When she's not outdoors, and when she gets a moment to herself, she likes reading, surfing the internet, and listening to music.