About Pratt Dental
At Pratt Dental, we genuinely enjoy the work we do, and we’re honored to help the amazing people of North Platte enjoy healthy, great-looking smiles. Our staff is full of North Platte natives, including Dr. Pratt. Our goal is to deliver a great experience for all of our patients, provide the highest quality dental services for the entire family, and help you maintain great oral health between visits. With a friendly team and a comprehensive list of dental procedures, Pratt Dental is your go-to dentist office in North Platte!
Meet the Team
Thomas Pratt, DDS
Dr. Pratt is a North Platte native and graduated from North Platte High School. Dr. Pratt completed his undergraduate studies at Chadron State College. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2008 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. Dr. Pratt practiced in public health in North Platte prior to his decision to open his own private practice in 2010, where he has been practicing ever since.
Dr. Pratt is easy-going and enthusiastic about the field of dentistry. He is a member of the ADA, the North Platte Rotary, the North Platte Chamber, and an annual attendee of the Nebraska Mission of Mercy. Dr. Pratt is happily married to his wife Melissa and they have two beautiful children, Caroline and Benjamin. They enjoy spending time as a family and traveling. Dr. Pratt is an avid sports fan and loves to watch the Huskers play. Melissa also graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is a teacher with North Platte Public Schools.
Kari grew up in North Platte. She has worked in the field of dentistry since 2008 and takes great pride in helping patients further understand their specific dental needs and insurance benefits. Kari is happily married and she and her husband Justin have three beautiful children. When she is not busy attending their sporting events, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Husker fan!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Sheyla grew up on a farm around Hamlet, Ne. and graduated from Wauneta-Palisade Schools in 2012. In 2015 she graduated from Northcentral Technical College and received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Her favorite aspect of the job is getting to know her patients and seeing their oral health and hygiene improve. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and spending time in the outdoors.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kira grew up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and earned her business degree from Chadron State College. A few years after she received this degree, she went back to school and earned her associate degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado. She and her husband currently reside in Stapleton with their three dogs. They also have six kids; two that are in college, one son-in-law that is serving in the Navy, and three that are still in school. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, camping, boating, reading, and sewing.
Deandra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science from The University of Arizona. After years of working in the equine and veterinary industry, she joined that Pratt Dental Team! She and her husband, Tyrell, keep busy with their two children and their cattle ranch. When Deandra does have free time, she enjoys riding and showing her reining horses.
Sterilization & Lab Tech
John is the younger brother of Dr. Pratt, and the sterilization and lab tech at Pratt Dental since February of 2016. When he is not hard at work, his hobbies include reading (a-lot), computer games, and table top games.
Payton grew up in the Maywood Curtis area and graduated from North Platte Mid Plains with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2019. She has been our lead assistant at Pratt Dental since 2020. Her favorite aspect of the job is working with her team! In her free time, Payton loves to spend time with family, friends, and go hunting.
Melinda grew up on a farm near Sarben Nebraska which she and her husband currently manage. Melinda has worked in the dental field since 2010 and graduated from Lincoln Southeast with an associates degree in Radiologic Technology. She then went on to receive her Radiology License from Creighton University. Melinda is happily married to her husband Shawn and together they have 3 beautiful daughters. In her free time she enjoys fishing and boating at Lake McConaughey, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family.
Malorie is our newest addition to the team! She grew up in Hershey and graduated from the Dental Assisting program at North Platte Mid Plains in 2020. Her and her new husband Jake enjoy being active and traveling.
Our North Platte Location
Pratt Dental is located at 1301 South Willow St. We’re right on the corner of South Willow Street and East Francis Street just across Blue Star Memorial Highway from Walmart. No matter where you are in North Platte, we’re only a couple of minutes away!