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.

Dr. Nathan Sommer

Dr. Sommer grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Aside from a short stint in Chicago, he has always called Omaha “home.” After graduating from Creighton University with a degree in Chemistry in 2005, he went on to get his MBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2007 and DDS from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2011. He has been on two dental service trips to the Dominican Republic and Malawi where he especially focused on helping dental students and local dentists improve their oral surgery skills to better serve their communities. Nathan's hobbies include reading, swing dancing, traveling, being involved in his church, and spending time with his family.



This group of hygienists have a combined total of 54 years with Apple Family Dental Care.  They are among the friendliest and gentle hygienists in the dental community. 

Amy, Jo, Mary, Shannon, Tami and Kate

Dental Assistants

Our passionate assistants work side-by-side with our doctors and pride themselves in getting to know you and your family. They are always working to make your visit as comfortable as possible. 

Michelle (Dr. Machado), Jenna (Dr. Strawhecker), Marcie (Dr. Strawhecker), Taylor (Dr. Sanders), Ines (Orthodontic assistant)

The Office Staff

At Apple Family Dental Care you are greeted with warm and friendly smiles by our professional office representatives.  They will gladly work with you to schedule your next appointment and help you establish a dental home.  Give them a call to answer any of your dental questions and to schedule your next appointment at Apple Family Dental Care.

Julie, Jill, Kristi and Sam