Meet the Team

Steven Caudillo – Office Manager

Steven wants to live in a world filled with family, friends, and lots of food and laughter.  If it’s a perfect world, he would also be watching a sporting event with his daughter Elise and wife Maribel.   

As the Office Manager, Steven oversees the overall daily administrative functions of Inspired Dental.  Steven brings 15 years of managerial experience in multiple industries ranging from retail to higher education.  In addition to his work experience, Steven has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Midland University and MBA from Bellevue University. 

One of Steven’s main objectives is to help create a hospitable environment for all patients beginning with their initial interaction through a well-rounded patient-centric model.  


Ana Herrera – Patient Coordinator

DSC00004Ana wants to live in a world where she can enjoy the countryside, nap outside on a sunny day, and take her Dog Chloe on her road-trips. 

As the Patient Coordinator, Ana’s been a wonderful asset to the Inspired Dental Team.  We are appreciative for her friendly customer service while scheduling appointments, answering questions on social media, and contributing her ideas to improving the new patient experience. 

One of Ana’s important contributions to our team is that she is fluent in Spanish and that she is committed to facilitating treatment for our Spanish speaking patients.  Ana has already taken the initiative of exploring new ways of improving customer service via training and courses and is always ready to greet our new patients with a smile. 

When she’s not at Inspired Dental, you can find Ana playing sports, buying more makeup, and enjoying her time with her family. 


Annabel Hernandez – Patient Coordinator

Annabel is from Omaha and graduated from Omaha South High School. Annabel wants to live in a world where she can enjoy family, music, and nature at the same time. 

 Annabel plays the guitar and sings in a mariachi band.  She enjoys spending the day with her family who are also musicians.  Her time is also spent enjoying her 2-year-old son and 2 dogs named Chief and Jada.

At Inspired Dental, Annabel will be the first to greet you when you arrive.  Annabel has demonstrated dependability, great attitude, and a strong work ethic since her arrival.  Annabel has helped to create an even better environment at the office and we are thankful to have her with us. 


Laura Shaw – Dental Hygienist

Laura wants to live in a world where she can spend time at the lake enjoying the day boating, kayaking, and sitting around the campfire with her family and puppy.    

Laura is an Omaha native and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from UNMC.  Laura does a wonderful job communicating and getting to know her patients so they have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. 

When she’s not at Inspired Dental, you can find Laura spending some active time with her family, shopping, or spending some quality time with her puppy.

Some of Laura’s scholastic honors include:

  • Dean’s List all four of her years in college
  • Student Summer Research Fellowship Award recipient
  • Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award Recipient
  • 1st place award for the Scientific Presentation/Table Clinic at the UNMC Professional’s day and the National Dental Hygiene Convention.   
  • Graduated with high distinction.

Kelly Vernier – Dental Hygienist

Kelly wants to live in a world where she could spend the day with her family and friends on the beaches of Lake Michigan boating or sitting around a campfire.   

Kelly is a Michigan native and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan while also making the Dean’s List.  Kelly does an excellent job educating patients about their dental health and prevention.  We appreciate the fact that she is calm, friendly, and pleasant with all her patients. 

When she’s not at Inspired Dental, you can find Kelly watching her son play sports, working out, being outdoors, or reading a great book.   

Kelly is a great team member and we appreciate having her at the office. 


Janet Escobedo – Dental Assistant

Janet a native of the west coast wants to live in a world where she can eat food at the beach with her family and friends. 

Janet is from California and graduated from Irvine High School and attended the American Career College to become a licensed dental assistant.  She is currently pursuing a degree in dental hygiene through Metro Community College while working full-time. 

When she’s not at Inspired Dental, you can find Janet spending some quality time with her husband and baby daughter whom she adores.  Janet enjoys food tasting, movies and music. 

Janet has been a great asset to our office and you can meet her while she is working at the front desk greeting people or assisting with dental procedures.  


Dalia Partida – Dental Assistant

Dalia wants to live in a world where she can spend time with her family, enjoy a new restaurant, or listen to music.  She especially loves Mexican music and listening to her husband who is a member of a Mexican band.  

Dalia graduated from Omaha South High School and obtained her Dental Assistant Certificate at Midwest Dental Assistants School in 2012.  Dalia is bilingual and has a positive personality and hard work ethic.   

When she’s not at Inspired Dental, you can find Dalia with her kids and family at a park, cookout, or concert.   

We are appreciative for Dalia’s funny personality and positive attitude on a daily basis.