Who We Are

Dr. Roger T Minneman

Dr. Minneman has been with us since opening our doors in April of 2009, coming to us from Nebraska. Dr Minneman completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. Dr. Minneman is dedicated to the field of dentistry and is an active member of the American Dental Association, The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and continually takes part in research and studies in the dental field.

Tammi Engel RDH, ECP III

Tammi joined the practice in August of 2009 providing dental hygiene services in the office as well at our outreach sites including several schools, nursing homes, and developmentally disabled centers across Northwest Kansas. Tammi received her dental hygiene degree from North Central Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin, a collaborative program with Colby Community College, in 2002 and her Extended Care Permit in 2009. Tammi is dedicated to quality care and goes the extra mile in all aspects she is involved with in the clinic.

Sarah Unruh, RDH, ECP II

Sarah is a native of Cimarron, Kansas. She graduated from Colby Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2012 and has since earned her ECP I certification. Rawlins County Dental Clinic has been honored to employ Sarah for 4 of her 5 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Comments from her patients include: "Sarah did so well with my young son" and "Sarah was very polite and gentle during my procedure". Thank you, Sarah for your contribution to Rawlins County Dental Clinic!

Savannah Zahradka, RDH, ECP I

Savannah has been employed at RCDC since June 2016. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist and is a graduate of Colby Community College and Oakley high school. Savannah has also earned her ECP I certification and provides services in the clinic and at the outreach school sites. Patient comments included "we love Savannah!" We are at RCDC are blessed by her strong work ethic and bubbly personality!

Deb Pochop, CEO

Deb has been on the community Board of Directors for 2 years and became the CEO in December of 2016. While the dental world is a new undertaking for Deb, heath care in a rural community is not. She comes to the team with 30+ years of healthcare and 6 years of management experience. This experience has allowed her to hit the ground running. Her primary duties in the clinic include recruiting and hiring professionals and procurement of funding through writing grant proposals and private presentations.

Lisa Olson, Office Manager

Lisa has been with the dental clinic since January of 2009 and played a pivotal role in opening the dental clinic. Lisa comes to us with many years of medical experience after working in military hospitals across the United States. She graduated from Colby Community College in 1991 and received an Associates of Applied Science in Computer Operations. Lisa handles all insurance questions and concerns and her knowledge and skills regarding insurance carriers ensures accurate insurance claims being filed in a very timely manner.

Carrie Losey, Dental Assistant

Carrie joined our team as a dental assistant in November of 2012. She received an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal studies in 2008 before moving from Colorado to Trenton, NE in 2009. Carrie contributes a laid-back and calming personality that really helps the patients feel at ease during their dental procedures.

Roxaana Romero, Dental Assistant

Roxaana joined the clinic in August of 2016. She is a quick learner and has blessed the patients in our clinic with her sweet spirit and compassionate heart. We are doubly blessed by the addition of Roxaana as she is fluent in both Spanish and English.