At Metro West we teach the importance of oral health to our patients. In addition, we also strive to build personal relationships with each of our patients.
Each week we will feature a team member from our office so you may know who we are as not only healthcare professionals, but also as: parents, friends, garden enthusiasts, adventure seekers, musicians, etc. Our patients give us the honor of caring for them. We know your story; let us give you ours.
Our featured team member this week is Dr. Melissa Lang!
Dr. Lang grew up with her parents and an older brother in Independence, Kansas, a town with a population of about 10,000 people in southeastern Kansas. Dr. Lang moved to Nebraska to attend dental school at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry.
Upon completion of her Periodontics Residency, she enjoyed the region so well that she decided to start her private practice here.
Dr. Lang and her husband, Joe, have one son, Gabriel (age 4), and twin girls, Olivia and Riley (age 2). They also have one Himalayan cat, Bailey, who has a haircut like a lion. Some of Dr. Lang’s favorite hobbies are: running, hiking, boating, camping, fishing, baking, reading, and snowboarding in the winter.
Dr. Lang states her favorite store is Scheel’s; her family loves to spend time outdoors and she is able to find all of her outdoor needs there. One thing Dr. Lang can never leave home without is her cell phone. She always wants to be available now that she has children! Dr. Lang states her role model is her husband because he has a naturally curious mind, reads for self-development, and seeks to enjoy life with new, creative adventures.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This is Dr. Lang’s favorite quote. As an Associate Professor at Creighton University, she sees that involvement of the students in clinical experiences enhances their learning experiences immensely.
Dr. Lang’s passion for patient care has made us grow as a team and we are excited to have her on board!