Meet The Docs
Mark Minchow, D.D.S.
At a very young age, Dr. Mark A. Minchow knew that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his godfather and mentor, Dr. Robert A. Green, the founder of Seward Dental Clinic. Raised in Milford, Nebraska, and a graduate of Milford High School, Mark attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. In 1993, he moved to Seward, began practicing with Dr. Green, and has been serving the community ever since.
Dr. Minchow has served both the Seward community and the dental community in many ways. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association, filling many leadership roles within the association over the years. He received the Nebraska Dental Association’s Outstanding Young Professional Award in 2001. He was recognized for his dedication to dental health when he was honored by his peers with his induction into the International College of Dentists in 2005. He has also helped prepare future dentists by serving as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Surgical Specialties at the UNMC College of Dentistry.
Although the tools and methods and even the location of dental care have changed over the years, Dr. Minchow’s philosophy remains the same: diagnose accurately, listen to the goals and concerns of his patient, educate about prevention and treatment options, and deliver reliable, excellent services.
Dr. Minchow and his wife, Ingrid, are the parents of Dawson and Hayden. Together they enjoy hiking, fly fishing, and simply enjoying the beauty of the great outdoors. A true Husker fan, he rarely misses a football game, faithfully wears red on Saturdays each fall, and likes to stay educated on the list of the latest recruits.
Matt Kunasek, D.D.S.
Dr. Matt Kunasek became interested in dentistry through his positive experiences with his dentist, Dr. Larry Smith, and his orthodontist, Dr. Robert Schoettger. In fact, Dr. Smith recruited him in to the practice, noting his own plans to retire coincided with Kunasek’s graduation from dental school. Growing up on a farm between Bee and Dwight, Nebraska, he also knew he wanted to settle in a small town close to family, thus making the Seward Dental Clinic the perfect fit.
Dr. Kunasek graduated from East Butler High School and was accepted in to the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) through Wayne State College where he earned a degree in Health Science in 2001. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2004 and immediately joined the Seward Dental Clinic. Dr. Kunasek is a member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association.
According to Dr. Kunasek the Seward Dental Clinic is special because they treat patients like family, while offering customized dental care and treatments.
“We also have a great staff that really cares and tries to provide a comfortable experience for our patients,” said Kunasek.
Dr. Kunasek’s wife, Kate, is a hygienist who previously worked at the clinic until 2013 when she became a stay-at-home mom to their children – Michael, Jonathan, Audrey and James. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family as well as being outdoors – hunting, fishing and helping on his parent’s farm.
Andrew Hibbert, D.D.S.
Dr. Andrew Hibbert grew up in nearby Beatrice and knew he wanted to raise his family the same way he grew up, in a small town. Seward was the perfect fit. Dr. Hibbert graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009 and the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2013. He soon joined Seward Dental Clinic. Dr. Hibbert is a member of the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association.
According to Dr. Hibbert the personal aspect is as important as convenience for patients choosing a dental practice for their families.
“The Seward Dental Clinic offers the same quality dental care patients receive in much larger communities, and we’re in your own backyard,” said Hibbert.
“The main difference is we really know our patients and they know they can trust that they are getting quality care each and every time they visit our practice,” he continued.
Dr. Hibbert’s wife, Natasha, teaches Kindergarten at Seward Elementary and they have two children, Braelyn and Broderick. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and watching the Nebraska Cornhuskers.