About Us

Dr. Marty Matz, DDS

Dr. Matz knew he wanted to be a dentist by the time he was four years old. And that did not go unnoticed by his dentist.

Dr. Matz’s childhood dentist encouraged his curiosity about the profession on his first visit and could see that perhaps he would one day be a dentist too. Looking back, Dr. Matz realized that what made the biggest impacts on him as a patient were his dentist’s excellent technical skills, and how educated, caring, and friendly he was. That dentist became Dr. Matz’s professional role model. When Dr. Matz grew up, he received his degree from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska, his hometown. Today, Dr. Matz has a dental practice located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Matz practices general dentistry and enjoys all aspects of the profession. He focuses on the entire mouth and all its conditions as it relates to the body as a whole. He is passionate about working with entire families from grandchildren to grandparents. Dr. Matz believes each patient is an individual with unique physical and emotional needs. He has a special place in his heart for fearful patients and prides himself on putting them at ease.

Dr. Matz’s professional affiliations keep him on top of current trends and skills. He is active in local, state, and national dental societies. Dr. Matz is a member of:

  • Omaha District Dental Society
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Dr. Matz attends regular seminars in a well-respected study club, and he always exceeds the required number of hours of continuing education.

Dr. Matz’s hobbies allow him to indulge in his creative side. He enjoys playing and singing music, creating artwork, dental photography, gardening, and being involved in his church. During the winter months, he visits schools to teach children about dentistry using magic, puppets, and music.

Just as he strives to be a good provider for his dental family of patients, Dr. Matz also strives to be a great family man for his wife and three children.

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Dr. Dan Ellingson, DDS

Dr. Ellingson grew up in the Omaha area. He knew he had an interest in healthcare from an early age, but it wasn’t until high school when he helped at his childhood dentist’s office that he realized dentistry was right for him. After graduating from Gross, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha before receiving his dental degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Omaha District Dental Association
  • Spear Education
  • Phelan Dental Seminars
  • Dentist Entrepreneur Organization

Dr. Ellingson takes patient care very seriously. He is a firm believer that all people deserve to receive comprehensive dental care to achieve superior oral health. Always eager to add more expertise to better serve his patients, he has received additional training in full mouth rehabilitation, implant dentistry, and emergency endodontics.

Dr. Ellingson enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Leslie, our orthodontist at The Tooth Doc, and two children. He also enjoys reading and going to the gym.

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Leslie Ellingson, DDS, MS

Dr. Leslie Ellingson is a Nebraska native and grew up in Fremont, NE. She had said from age 8 that she was going to be an Orthodontist, and remembers very well the intrigue that first started when her older sister started early orthodontic treatment. Her college education began in Omaha, NE at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Shortly after, she moved to Lincoln where she received her DDS degree with high distinction honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry. UNMC is also where she completed her orthodontic specialty certificate and master's degree. Dr. Leslie is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Midwest Society of Orthodontists
  • Nebraska Society of Orthodontists (Treasurer)
  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Omaha District Dental Society

Together with her husband Dr. Dan Ellingson, a dentist on The Tooth Doc team, she has a little boy and girl. Dr. Leslie hopes to play an integral role in making your smile one of your favorite things about yourself!

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Our Practice Philosophy

Dedicated to serving the Omaha, Nebraska, community.

We’re a practice composed of individuals dedicated to providing patients with the best dental care experience. As a team, our vision is to improve the overall health of our community. Our mission is to make that vision a reality by building relationships with patients while caring for their individual dental care needs.

The entire team is deeply connected to the Omaha community. As Best of Omaha winners for ten years in a row, The Tooth Doc family recognizes that their ability to care for members of their community starts with solid dentistry and a friendly atmosphere. After all, the best way to help someone reach optimal oral health is to give them dental experiences that will ensure they’ll be happy to come back for a lifetime.

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Best dental experiences I’ve ever had! The team is good with kids, too!

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Meet the Team

rosie

CEO & Co-owner

Rosie studied gerontology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Ever since then, she has regularly added to her expertise via continuing education courses.

She and Dr. Matz have two sons and a daughter as well as two grandkids. In her spare time, she is a Bible study leader and member of Catholic Daughters of America. She also loves spending time with her grandchildren, cooking (especially Sunday dinner for her family), traveling, and singing in the church choir alongside her husband.

katie

Treatment Coordinator

Katie graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in history.

In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, reading, being outside with her dog Remi (a bloodhound), and spending time with her friends and family. Katie is the second youngest of a large family (four sisters and one brother) and married to her high school sweetheart.

samantha

Treatment Coordinator

Samantha graduated from National American University in 2017 with an associate degree in medical administration. She has 10 years of healthcare experience and is CPR certified.

In her spare time she enjoys camping and traveling with her significant other, Cory, and their three children: Bristol, Cory Jr., and Noah. Samantha has two energetic dogs: Turbo and Diesel.

Jacquelyn

Front Desk

Jacquelyn grew up in Florida and Georgia. She studied illustration and three-dimensional design at Valdosta State University. She and her husband have a one-year-old son, Liam, a dog named Luna, and a cat named Katniss. Her hobbies include pottery, drawing, painting, anything outdoors, and volunteering at Felius Cat Cafe.

angela

Assistant Office Manager

Angela has lived in Nebraska most of her life and has been married to her high school sweetheart for 28 years. Together they have two grown boys and a spoiled dachshund! Angela worked in the veterinary field for 13 years and is now enjoying learning dentistry and ways to help people with their dental needs.

lisa

Registered Dental Hygienist

One of the longest-tenured team members at The Tooth Doc, Lisa attended Wayne State College and Johnson County Community College, where she earned her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She also keeps her skills current through continuing education. Her additional certifications and training include local anesthesia and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys camping, going to the movies, reading, and attending Broadway musicals. She and her husband, Jason, have two sons: Skyler and Jordan.

jenny

Registered Dental Hygienist

A long-time team member, Jenny earned her associate of applied science from Central Community College and her dental assisting certification from Metro Community College. She also regularly adds to her knowledge through continuing education. Around the office, she can be counted on to never be late or deviate from the schedule.

When she’s not at The Tooth Doc, Jenny loves working out, following Husker football, vacationing, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Nate, and their three kids, Emma, Tucker, and Oliver.

lindsey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lindsey earned her bachelors’ in dental hygiene from Wichita State University. Additional certifications and training include CPR, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide sedation. Around the office, she’s a cheerful presence who tries to always stay positive.

When she’s not at work, Lindsey likes seeing movies, gardening, traveling home to her native Kansas, and following the Kansas City Chiefs. She married her high school sweetheart and they have a daughter named Millie.

rhonda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rhonda was born and raised in California and graduated from a dental assisting program in 1981. She continued her education and graduated from Pasadena City College with her dental hygiene degree in 1988. Moving to Nebraska in 1990 led Rhonda to meet and work alongside Dr. Matz in Omaha. She has additional training, and certifications in California and Nebraska include CPR, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide sedation. Rhonda also enjoys taking continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest technology and treatment for our patients.

whitney

Registered Dental Hygienist

Whitney is an Omaha local, attending Ansley public schools from K-12 and then attending Metropolitan Community College to study dental assisting and Hastings Community College to study dental hygiene. She has completed several other certifications and training through continuing education.

Away from work, Whitney loves being outside, kickboxing, hunting, gardening, and quilting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, and their children Zeke and Piper.

sam

Dental Assistant

Sam is an Omaha local, graduating from Millard West High School and Metropolitan Community College’s dental assisting program. She has been a dental assistant at The Tooth Doc since 2015. Sam enjoys attending educational seminars and is CPR certified.

Sam is married to her high school sweetheart, Dylan. They welcomed their son Waylon toward the end of 2020. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles with her husband, finding new recipes on Pinterest, and rooting on the Husker football team.

amy

Certified Dental Assistant

Amy graduated from Fremont Bergan Catholic and Metropolitan Community College, earning her associate’s degree in professional health studies with dental assisting. She is CPR certified and enjoys attending continuing education courses. She has been with The Tooth Doc since graduating in 2016.

When Amy is not assisting The Tooth Doc dentists, she enjoys baking, hanging out with family and friends, traveling with her husband James, and going to Storm Chaser games. She also loves spending time with her dog, Rose.

laura

Dental Assistant

Laura was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She graduated from Bryan High in 2008 and graduated from Kaplan University in 2009 with a dental assisting degree. Laura is CPR certified.

She loves spending time with her son Jordan and daughter Zoey. Laura enjoys going to the zoo and spending time outside camping. Also, in her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies and going to the lake in the summer.

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Receptionist

Kenda joined The Tooth Doc team in the spring of 2021. Kenda graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and earned an associate’s degree in music business during her time in Nashville, TN. Kenda has always been in administration in various industries.

Outside of The Tooth Doc she enjoys doing anything that involves her family, which includes her significant other Anthony; their three children, Emersyn, Liam, and Selina; and their two dogs, Peighton and Kynleigh.

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Orthodontic Assistant

Sam was born and raised in Hastings, NE, and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has been working in the healthcare field for four years and recently joined Dr. Leslie’s orthodontic team. Sam is married to her husband, Dakota, and they have a spoiled mini Australian Labradoodle named Rex. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors.

Your best visit starts as soon as you arrive.

Comfortable Environment

It is our goal to provide you with a calm, relaxing environment.

Friendly Faces

We have a dedicated team who will partner with you to meet your needs.

Advanced Dentistry Care

No matter your dental care needs, we have the expertise and experience to help.

Comprehensive care under one roof.

At The Tooth Doc, we pride ourselves on giving you and your family a dental experience that will leave you smiling.