Our mission is to build lifelong relationships with our patients while providing innovative, comprehensive dental care for all ages, caring for them as we would our family members.
Dr. Pavlik grew up in Hebron, Nebraska with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She attended Wayne State College and UNMC College of Dentistry, graduating in 2005. She has been practicing in Columbus ever since, starting with Family 1st Dental as they opened a practice in Columbus. She was joined by her sister-in-law, Dr. Michelle Bargen in 2007.
She is married to John Pavlik and they have 4 children, Neve, Evan, Abigail, and Leah. They have loved making Columbus their home. In her free time she is busy keeping up with her kids, working out and attending continuing education courses. She also loves spending time with extended family, traveling, reading and cooking.
Dr. Michelle Bargen is a general dentist practicing at Dental Innovations of Columbus. She grew up in Fairbury, Nebraska and completed her undergraduate degree at Wayne State College participating in the RHOP program. Dr. Bargen attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln-College of Dentistry and graduated with honors in 2006. The following year she participated in and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s General Practice Residency program. During her time at UNMC, Dr. Bargen spent time specializing in the care of the medically compromised dental population as well as honing her surgical skills for private practice. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Bargen moved to Columbus to join her sister-in-law, Dr. Kendra Pavlik at Family 1st Dental.
Dr. Bargen and her husband Jeff are blessed with five children. Owen, Laura, Meredith, Hadley, and Andrew keep their parents’ on their toes most days. They are members of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Columbus. Jeff teaches Science at Lakeview High School as well as coaches wrestling and football. They both love spending time watching their children participate in all their various activities. In their free time they love spending time with their friends and family enjoying food, fun and the outdoors. If they can sneak away, you might see them on the golf course.