Apple Family Dental Care

getting you the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted


About the Clinic

Our beautiful clinic is located on the Southeast corner of 144th and Pacific.  We have a team of hygienists, assistants, doctors and a front desk that you are sure to remember.  Our elegant welcome room is spacious and has a salt water aquarium for your little ones to watch Nemo swim.  Each patient room is state of the art with a comfortable reclining chair and a window view.   At Apple Family Dental Care we take pride in our treatment and we hope that you will come take a look at the NEW AGE OF DENTAL COMFORT!




14111 Pacific St.
Omaha, NE 68154


MON 8:00AM - 5:00PM
TUES 8:00AM - 5:00PM
WED 8:00AM - 4:00PM
THURS 8:00AM - 5:00PM
FRI 8:00AM - Noon
Closed SAT and SUN


At Apple Family Dental Care we take great pride in successful results and satisfied patients.  Here is what a few of our patients have had to say about their experience with our team.  We love it when our patients share their experiences with their family and friends.  We would love to hear about your experiences.  Please consider reviewing our office and our doctors on our Google Plus page.

These are testimonials that have been posted on Yelp, Angie's list, and other sites of the equivalent.

"Great dentists"

"They don't make you wait at all, and are very gentle when cleaning your teeth!"

"Very competent staff"

"I am a patient of Dr. Tata Machado and like his personality and care a lot. I like the hygienists, too. The office is very pleasant and attractive."

"The best experience"

"The office is beautiful, the front desk assistants are so helpful and explain everything thoroughly, the hygienists are delightful & Dr. Strawhecker is a gem! I highly recommend this office!"

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jose "Tata" Machado

Dr. Machado has been practicing dentistry in Omaha for 26 years. He earned his Bachelors of Science at the University of Omaha where he was also a key member of their football team. Tata then went on to graduate from dental school at Creighton University in 1987. Dr. Machado has earned respect from his peers for his quality dental work and his broad knowledge of orthodontic treatment. Tata is married with one son and enjoys watching him play baseball and basketball.

Dr. Terry Strawhecker

Dr. Strawhecker plays an integral part of the Apple Family dental team. Terry was in the Millard Public Schools as a student and attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He was accepted into UNMC school of dentistry after his third year at UNL. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery (D.D.S.) in 1985 from UNMC. Terry and Tata have been working as a team since 1997. Dr. Strawhecker is married with two children and enjoys riding his bike and spending time with his family.

Our Services

General Dentistry

At Apple Family Dental we strive to help you maintain a healthy oral environment and a "cavity-free" smile.  We will help you establish a regular routine with cleanings from our professional team of dental hygienists.  At your appointment, feel free to ask questions to anyone on our team and we will work together to get you the beautiful smile you dream of and deserve.

  • Routine cleanings

  • Scaling and root planing ("heavy cleaning")

  • Fillings

  • Crowns

    • Ask about our crown-in-one-day procedure!

  • Children's dentistry

Tooth Extractions and Tooth Replacement

Our team of dentists do everything they can to help make your visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible.  You will find our patient rooms to be peacful and the staff to be very accomodating to your needs.  We understand that this time can be stressful to patients and we will help you have a satisfying experience here at Apple Family Dental Care.

  • Tooth extractions

  • Bridges

Cosmetic Dentistry - Orthodontics and Whitening

The shape, color and feel of you teeth are important to our team.  We can help you acheive the smile that you desire with orthodontics, veneers and whitening procedures that we provide to patients on a daily basis.

  • Invisalign

  • Braces

  • Lumineers/ veneers

  • Whitening

  • Bleaching trays

Root Canals and Implants

Our team of dentists will work together with challenging cases to establish a treatment plan that fits each individual.  Not every case is straight-forward and with our team approach we are able to work together to form the best option for each patient. 

  • Root canals

  • Implants

  • Dentures

    • Complete and partial dentures


New Patient Questionnaire

We understand that your time is very valuable and we would like to help you have a quick and comfortable appointment.  We gather a health/dental history of all of our patients in order to help keep you and your family safe and for us to establish the most appropriate treatment plan for your health.  Please complete the questionnaire as completely as possible and bring it with you on your first appointment!

Contact Us

*We will only use the provided information to contact you if necessary for appointments or to answer questions you may have.  Thank you!

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