Meet the Team

Dr. Dan Ellingson, DDS

Dr. Ellingson takes patient care very seriously. He cares for each patient as individuals with unique needs, and feels that all people deserve to be presented the option of and receive comprehensive dental care for superior oral health.

He received his BS degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska at Omaha before receiving his dental degree in 2012 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry.


He is affiliated with the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Nebraska Dental Association
  • Omaha District Dental Association
  • Spear Education
  • Phelan Dental Seminars

Always eager to improve his skillset to better serve his patients, he has received additional training through continuing education:

  • Full Mouth Rehabilitation
  • Implant Placement and Restorative Dentistry
  • Pain Management
  • Emergency Endodontics
  • Complex Comprehensive Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Ellingson enjoys spending time with his wife, Leslie, an Orthodontist in Omaha, and their young children Abram and Audra.

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Kenneth A. Spanel D.D.S.

Dr. Kenneth Spanel was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. He attended undergraduate college at the University of Lincoln, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Spanel then graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  He has over 30 years of experience working with patients to provide the best dentistry.  Dr. Spanel established his dental office in Omaha in 2000.  He is a current member of the American Dental Association and enjoys keeping up with recent developments and ideas in dentistry.

Edwin: Patient Coordinator

Merry: Dental Hygienist

Lexi: Dental Hygienist

Laura: Dental Assistant

Charlene: Registered Dental Hygienist

Juli: Registered Dental Hygienist

Chelsea: Patient Coordinator

Amy: Dental Assistant

Kiana: Dental assistant

Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.