Dr. Kory Bumgardner, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Kory L. Bumgardner, DDS is a native to Hastings. He graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 1992. After high school, he attended undergraduate studies at Hastings College where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then graduated from the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry in May 2001 where he received his degree in Doctor Of Dental Surgery. Dr. Bumgardner has been practicing in Hastings since June of 2001.

Dr. Bumgardner likes to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry. He spends many hours on continuing education so that he provided the highest quality of dentistry possible. He’s a member of the American Dental Association, Adams County Dental Association, Southwest District Dental Association, and Nebraska Dental Association.

Dr. Bumgardner and his wife Kerry have four children- Emmalynn, Easton, Paxton, and Colton. In his free time, Dr. Bumgardner enjoys, golfing, snow skiing, and spending time with his family.


Dental Team

Megan Ockinga

Office Manager

Megan is the office manager. She graduated from Central Community college with a degree in Early Childhood education. Megan has been working with Dr. Bumgardner since February of 2011. Megan can help you schedule an appointment, answer questions about your bill, discuss payment options, and help you figure out what your insurance will cover. She has been married to her husband Matt for five years and together they have three children, Krae, Ellie, Brexton and a new baby due in December. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, sporting events and traveling.

Deb Gerritsen

Dental Hygienist

Deb Gerritsen grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings Public Schools in 1981. After graduating from College for Dental Hygiene, she worked in Grand Island for several years. She has worked in our office since 1992, originally with Dr Kleppinger and now with Dr Bumgardner. She has four children: Jason and wife Lindsay of St. Louis, Nathan of Hastings, Spencer and wife Tiffani of Hastings, and Shalene of Lincoln. Hobbies include spending time with grandchildren, gardening, and walking her two big dogs Sam and Chewy.

Katie Dickerson

Dental Hygienist

Katie joined our team after graduating from the Dental Hygiene program at Central Community College in May of 2015. She has already expanded her knowledge by working with a variety of dentists. Katie is committed to educating and empowering her patients to take ownership in their oral health. She uses the latest technology and techniques available in dentistry ensuring patient’s ongoing dental health. Katie has certifications in radiography, coronal polishing, local anesthesia, monitoring nitrous, supra and sub gingival scaling, CPR, AED, sealants, and nutritional counseling. Aside from dentistry, Katie has an interest in reading, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Jayme Volk

Dental Assistant

Jayme Volk is a dental assistant and has been working with Dr. Bumgardner since July 2014. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Hastings CCC in 2006. Jayme works chairside with Dr. Bumgardner, she also sterilizes instruments, takes x-rays, she enjoys talking with patients and answering any questions they may have. Jayme is married to Rory and they have three children – Parker, Easton, and Harper. Jayme enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, camping and traveling.

Patty Kraft

Dental Assistant

Patty has been working as a dental assistant for almost 45 years. She started assisting after school during her junior and senior year of high school. She enjoyed it so much she went on to Central Community College for more assisting education. Patty has been assisting Dr. Bumgardner since 2001. In addition to chair side assisting she does: lab work, supply ordering, and equipment monitoring. When not at work Patty enjoys anything outdoors including; gardening, hiking, and outdoor photography.