Building Relationships While Improving Smiles

I love coming to work each morning. I spend my days developing and strengthening relationships with remarkable people while helping them achieve their healthiest smile. I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling!

My mother is a dental assistant and she inspired me. I started working in the dental field when I was 13 and have been a practicing dentist for 20 years. During that time, I’ve met and helped so many people who have enriched my life with their stories. As practiced at Brighton Smiles, dentistry is about caring for the whole person, not just their teeth!

I am enthusiastic about helping people take control of their smile. Today’s dental technology and treatment options mean painless visits and incredible results. By partnering with a patient, everyone here works to help the person develop an appreciation for their oral health. We focus on individual care during the visit because each person is our top priority!

Brighton Smiles

I’m proud of my team and our office. Our halls and rooms are filled with laughter, humming, singing, and smiles -- we love what we do and it shows! Our patients become part of our extended family and revel in our environment. We are honored to have been voted a “5280 Top Dentist” from 2011 through 2021!

Education and Continuing Education

My Bachelor of Science was awarded by the Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1997. I attended the Colorado School of Dentistry, where I graduated in 2001 with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Right now is the best time to be a dentist, as there is an abundancy of new techniques, technologies, and dental materials available which all mean better diagnostics, pain-free care, and incredible results. As a dentist, it’s my responsibility to stay up-to-date on these changes and how they can help my patients.

Each year, I complete many continuing education courses and attend conferences, seminars, and lectures. I’m also active in the Phoenix Implant Study Club, 5280 Study Club (Seattle Study Club), and the Scottsdale CEREC® Center.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metro Denver Dental Society
  • Colorado Mission of Mercy – Crown Town Leader
  • Dental Lifeline Network

Personal Life

I was born in Nebraska and moved to Lafayette in the eighth grade. My husband Bob, who’s a photojournalist and author, and I have two young sons. Wilson loves to play and talk sports and Mitch loves to sing, dance, and play.

Time with my family is important to me and we love being outside! We like playing in the mountains, year round, along with swimming, camping, and skiing. Our regular Friday night Mexican food feasts are always enjoyed!

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