Meet the Dentists

Cassandra Pietrok, DDS

Dr. Pietrok’s goal has always been to provide kind, stress-free care to patients of all ages, no matter their dental health needs.

After receiving her BS from Gonzaga University, Dr. Pietrok earned her DDS at Marquette University, and she continues to pursue her passion for continuing education. She became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 2011 and a Master in 2013. She has also held leadership positions in and is currently a member of the following organizations:

    • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
    • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Nebraska Academy of General Dentistry (NAGD)
  • Nebraska Dental Association (NDA)
  • Omaha District Dental Society (ODDS)

Dr Pietrok’s charitable work has earned her a volunteer service award from the ODDS and includes organizing the Mission of Mercy in Papillion in 2009. She has served on the boards of several organizations, including Marion High School, Heartland Family Service, Boystown Booster Club, ODDS and NAGD.

When she’s not in the office, Dr. Pietrok loves history and traveling with her husband and children. She is also a sports fanatic and enjoys playing golf and watching every other sport. Her favorite teams include the UNL Huskers, UNO Mavericks, and Creighton Blue Jays, which is why you’ll see plenty of their memorabilia displayed proudly throughout the office!

Tom St. Germain, DDS

Dr. St. Germain has always been known for his gentle and detail-oriented care, as well as the conservative and lifelike results of the treatment he performs.

After receiving his BS in computer science in 2002, Dr. St. Germain went on to earn his MBA from the University of Omaha in 2005, and then his DDS from the University of Nebraska Dental School in 2010. After joining the Pacific Hills Dental team in 2011, he became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and is currently a member of the following organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) (Board Member, Regional Director for NE, SD, ND, IA, MN)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Nebraska Dental Association (NDA)
  • Omaha District Dental Society (ODDS)

Dr. St. Germain published a study about Shear Strength of Pressed Porcelain Veneers Re-bonded to Enamel. Dr. St. Germain regularly volunteers and supports the Special Olympics, Scouts BSA, and Project Harmony here in Omaha.  When he’s not in the office, he enjoys woodworking, gardening, and spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Rachel Ward

Dr. Ward grew up in Geneva, Illinois with an interest in science and the medical field. In high school she began working as a dental assistant and fell in love with dentistry. Dr. Ward attended Truman State University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology while competing for the women’s soccer team. She then continued her education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville obtaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Ward began her private practice career in St. Louis, Missouri followed by time in San Antonio, Texas and then Omaha, Nebraska. After 10 years in the United States Air Force her husband separated from the military, and their family decided to make Omaha their home.

In 2019 Dr. Ward became a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, and subsequently received the distinction of Master with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2022. In order to become a Master with the Academy she had to complete over 1,100 hours of continuing education with at least 400 hours being hands on. She also stays active with the Academy as a board member for the Nebraska AGD. Dr. Ward has primarily been working with the students at Creighton University School of Dentistry and began helping with the NAGD MasterTrack in 2022.
Dr. Ward has a passion for learning and helping other dentists. She first attended The Pankey Institute in 2017. Over the last several years she has fallen in love with The Institute, and the passionate group of dentists she’s been able to connect with. She began her journey in education as a Visiting Faculty Assistant in 2021 and looks forward to continuing to grow in this role, along with assisting as an advisor to The Institute.

Dr. Ward is married to her husband Daniel, and they have four children together. She stays busy transporting kids to and from activities. When Dr. Ward finds some free time she enjoys staying active by running, lifting, biking, and swimming.

Schedule a visit with your family dentist

Being highly recognized for their dedication to providing high-quality dental care, Dr. Pietrok and Dr. St. Germain are proud to use their expertise to give patients a better experience. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, call Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402)330-2243.We proudly serve patients who live Omaha, Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, and Millard, and all surrounding communities.