Dr. Lourdes Secola has lived in Omaha for almost 25 years. She opened her practice April 12th, 1995 at West Maple Pediatric Dentistry on 142nd and Maple in Omaha. Dr. Lourdes Secola says, “My reward is a job well done, a close relationship with my patients and their families and service to my community at large to the best of my abilities. I truly appreciate my interactions with peers locally, nationally and abroad, and the opportunity to continue to learn and apply the new advances in our profession.”
“I attended Central University of Venezuela and graduated with honors as an odontologa (i.e. Doctor in Dental Medicine); completed studies at Boston University with both a Masters of Dental Science in Pediatric Dentistry and with a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Pedodontics (Pediatric dentistry). After 7 years at the University of Florida as a part-time adjunct assistant professor in Dental Education and part-time in private practice, I moved to Omaha and completed an advanced standing two-year program at Creighton University School of Dentistry which allowed me to obtain my license and practice dentistry in the State of Nebraska. I was a part-time faculty member of Creighton University in Operative Dentistry at the Preclinical level for 9 years.
Currently, I am in private practice on full time basis. I have joined the clinical staff at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program and more recently the staff at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.”
Ron is the Business Manager for West Maple Pediatric Dentistry. He has been with West Maple Dental for over 10 years and loves the Pediatric environment. He has a 4 year degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and has over 25 years of experience working with Kiewit Construction. Ron is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army. His family includes 4 children and his wife Marlene. His hobbies include jogging, walking, golfing and playing duplicate bridge.
Maria is the Business Development Coordinator for West Maple Pediatric Dentistry. She graduated from International Business College. She has been with West Maple Dental for 8 years and loves that it is a family oriented environment. Her family includes 4 great children from her late husband Manny of 18 years, Frankie, Julian, Corina and Rolando. She enjoys spending time with her kids, listening to World Music, cooking, shopping, collecting art and getting to know people of other cultures. She is also West Maple Pediatric Dentistry’s Social Networking and Website Development Specialist.
Nathalie is our Bilingual Lead Restorative and Sedation Treatment Assistant. She is a 2010 graduate of Kaplan University. She resides in Omaha with her three beautiful children. She has a dog named Russell. On her free time she loves going out with her kids and dancing.
Cassie is a Treatment Assistant for West Maple Pediatric Dentistry. She is a 2012 graduate of Kaplan University. Her fondness of the dentist when she was younger, created her desire to become a dental assistant. Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and her puppy “Bear.” She is also West Maple Pediatric Dentistry’s OSHA Coordinator.