Rooted to the Community

Dr. Amend has been a life-long member of the Lincoln, Nebraska community. She was born and grew up not far from where her practice resides today. She graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School in 1981 and from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1986. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1989 and then graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry in 1993. 

Dr. Cori Amend Dentist in Lincoln Nebraska
Dr. Cori Amend


Dr. Amend is a member of the Lincoln District Dental Association (LDDA), the Nebraska Dental Association (NDA), and the American Dental Association (ADA). Other memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry and the Operative Academy of Dentists. As a member of the Spear Study Club, she keeps apprised of the latest innovations in dental health. She also volunteers at the Clinic with a Heart and the Mission of Mercy to provide affordable dental care to members of the local community. Dr. Amed gives back to the community in various ways by serving on several boards and helping various organizations with fund raising.

Jeri Kelley at Dr. Cori Amend Dental in Lincoln Nebraska
Jeri Kelley


Office Manager


Jeri has been bringing smiles to the practice since 1983. She started working with Doctors Carlson and Garcia and stayed on with Dr. Amend when she took over the practice. Jeri (and her sense of humor) love working here! She also loves spending time with her family and relaxing at their cozy, comfortable lake home in the summertime.

Kathy Hoehne at Dr. Cori Amend Dental in Lincoln Nebraska
Kathy Hoehne


Registered Dental Hygienist


Kathy is a 2007 graduate of the University of South Dakota. She has worked with Dr. Amend since 2007, bringing polish to the smiles of patients of the practice. She cherishes her family time with her husband and three energetic children.

Nancy Gerner at Dr. Cori Amend Dental in Lincoln Nebraska
Nancy Gerner


Front Office


You’ll always get a warm welcome and a friendly smile from Nancy, who began working with Dr. Amend in 2011. She loves spending time with her three adorable grandsons and traveling around the country.

Kaylene Apfel at Dr. Cori Amend Dental in Lincoln Nebraska
Kaylene Apfel


Dental Assistant


Kaylene is a graduate of Southeast Community College and is a certified dental assistant. She joined Dr. Amend’s friendly staff in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and gets her energy fix from walking her dog.

Kelsey Ferris at Dr. Cori Amend Dental in Lincoln Nebraska
Kelsey Ferris 




In 2013, Kelsey joined Dr. Amend’s practice as a assistant after graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. She stays active enjoying time with family and friends. She expresses her creative side through painting and other arts & craft projects.