1040 Old Post Road
Sidney, NE 69162
(308) 254-7171

Meet Leasa Hlavinka, DDS

Leasa Hlavinka

Dr. Leasa Hlavinka is a Nebraska native, having grown up in Lodgepole, Nebraska, just 18 miles from her office in Sidney. Dr. Hlavinka earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and worked as a dental assistant for several years before attending dental school in Lincoln. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2007. Dr. Hlavinka has been in private practice since that time.
 
Dr. Hlavinka completed her training to place dental implants through the University of Texas San Antonio Preceptorship in Oral Implantology in 2009. This is a rigorous program that requires three day training sessions every month for six months at UTSA. Dr. Hlavinka is a member of the Nebraska Dental Association and the American Dental Association, and she is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Hlavinka meets and exceeds the ADA’s requirements for continuing education, and she strives to stay educated on the newest techniques and products available in dentistry.
 
Giving back to her community is important to Dr. Hlavinka, and she does this by volunteering to care for the underserved in both the Nebraska Mission of Mercy program and the University of Nebraska’s Dental Day.

In her personal life, Dr. Hlavinka and her husband, Dana, have two children. They love calling Sidney their home. As a family, they enjoy camping, fishing, skiing, watching movies and cheering on the Husker football and volleyball teams. Dr. Hlavinka is a member of Sidney Regional Medical Center's Foundation Board and helps with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She feels so fortunate to have a wonderful, supportive family and a career she absolutely loves.

Meet Our Team

William Printz, DDS

William Printz

Dr. William (Bill) Printz was born and raised in western South Dakota. After serving honorably in the Navy and working as a radio announcer, Dr. Printz completed his DDS at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. In 1979 he returned to Sidney to practice as a dentist. Dr. Printz and his wife, Pat, have raised three children who graduated from Sidney High School and each completed college at various Nebraska schools.
 
Dr. Printz sold his practice to Dr. Hlavinka in January of 2012. He continues to see patients on a part-time basis. He also works at the Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska clinic, providing dental care and training student dentists and hygienists. In his spare time, Dr. Printz hopes to clean out his garage and do some traveling!

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Robin Snyder, Registered Dental Hygienist

Robin Snyder

Robin Snyder is a registered dental hygienist with 31 years of private practice experience. She graduated from Sheridan College in 1981 with an associate degree in dental hygiene. Robin has been a dental hygienist in the Sidney community for 15 years. Robin enjoys volunteering for public health projects around the panhandle. Her patients' dental and overall health are of the utmost importance to her. Robin lives in Kimball with her husband, Darrell, and she has two grown daughters.

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Jenna Holly, Dental Assistant

Jenna Holly

Jenna is originally from St. Joseph, Missouri. She brings eight years of experience to our practice. Jenna started as a receptionist in a dental office in Missouri. Soon after, she found her passion for the dental field as she was training to be an assistant. Jenna has a desire to help patients receive the highest quality of care, understand their treatment plan and she strives to always make our patients feel comfortable. Jenna believes that as a member of the LifeSmiles team, gratification comes from knowing she’s made a difference in a person's smile. Jenna’s husband is a Sidney native and they moved to Sidney in 2004. Together they have two daughters and two sons.

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Barb Johnston, Dental Assistant

Barb Johnston

Barb Johnston has nearly 15 years experience as a dental assistant. She is certified in dental x-rays and coronal polishing. Barb enjoys the relationships she develops with our patients as a dental assistant, and maintaining patient comfort is a top priority for her. It is her desire to see her patients educated in the relationship between good dental health and overall physical health, as well as the importance of brushing, flossing and regular dental check ups and the awareness of the benefits of fluoride for children. Barb has been married for 30 years, has two grown children and one grandchild. She has lived in the area for five years. In her spare time, she enjoys collecting and growing African violets.

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Cherie Stone, Dental Assistant

Cherie Stone

Cherie was raised in Colorado and moved to Sidney in 1994. In 2001, she began working for Dr. Printz as a receptionist and was cross-trained to dental assisting over the years. Working with people has been a dream come true for Cherie as she has gotten to meet and get to know patients on a personal level. She strongly believes in the philosophy that our patients should look at coming to our office as coming to visit a friend. When not working, Cherie enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. They enjoy camping, working in the yard and leading a quiet, simple life.  

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Lindsey Huck, Office Manager

Lindsey Huck

Lindsey Huck is a native to Sidney. She worked as a dental assistant in the past and has expanded that knowledge to her current position as our office manager. Her dental background and training has given her the knowledge and expertise necessary to answer your dental questions, coordinate financial arrangements, schedule appointments and file your insurance claims. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

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About LifeSmiles of Sidney

At LifeSmiles of Sidney, we provide families with the quality dental care and comfort they deserve. We provide quality dental care through advanced digital technology, attention to detail, and thorough communication between the doctor, her staff, the laboratory and other care providers. Comfort is another priority and we provide that through the amenities we offer, including music headphones, blankets and neck pillows. Whether it’s relieving a patient’s pain or transforming someone’s smile, our primary concern is the well being and overall happiness of each individual we see.

Kid-Friendly Dentistry

We understand that many children feel scared or uneasy about dental visits, and we always treat our younger patients with extra sensitivity and care. Our friendly and gentle manner will help your child feel at ease, and having a positive dental experience during childhood can encourage a lifetime of good oral habits. We strive to make your child’s dental visits comfortable, comprehensive, and most of all, fun! From colored fillings to flavored impression material, we will do everything we can to help your child have a great experience. We also have a kids’ table and books, and our younger patients love to pick a surprise from our prize machine at the end of each appointment.

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A Clean & Safe Practice

We go above and beyond the American Dental Association (ADA) and OSHA recommended standards for cleanliness and safety. Before your visit, we disinfect all of our equipment in a designated area with state-of-the-art sterilization technology. We also thoroughly sanitize each room between patients. We worry about the cleanliness of our office so you’ll never have to.

Information & Education

Each member of the LifeSmiles of Sidney team is fully trained and certified to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. We frequently attend dental seminars, lectures and conventions so that we remain informed about new products and equipment, stay on top of advancements in treatment procedures and techniques and learn how we can better serve you and your family.

We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.

We want to be your trusted partner in your pursuit of a lifetime of great oral health. We will strive to empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions through patient education and personalized consultations.

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