Meet the Team
Meet the Dental Team
Our friendly dental team is here to ensure you have a great visit to Dakota Ridge Dental. Learn more about the team members you will meet during your visit below.
Deb is one of our state of Colorado registered dental hygienists, receiving her certification in 2011. She has lived in our state for over 30 years, originally from midwest St. Louis, Missouri. Deb received her Bachelor of Science degree at Metropolitan State University and her associate degree at the Community College of Denver. She began her dental career in 2005 as an orthodontic assistant. She also has experience in pediatric dental care.
Deb is married and is a proud mom of two teens. She enjoys dog walking on her days off. Her family continues to enjoy every aspect of the outdoors in our state. You might see her skiing, hiking or lake fishing with the family. Deb is very excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Dakota Ridge Dental.
Jen is originally from Nebraska and has been a registered dental hygienist for over eighteen years. After graduating from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with her Bachelor of Arts degree and receiving her Associate’s degree in dental hygiene, she decided to move to Denver. She is thrilled to be part of such an amazing team here at Dakota Ridge Dental. She looks forward to making appointments comfortable and stress-free and ultimately providing exceptional care and service to all her patients.
Jen enjoys skiing, running, yoga, reading, and anything involving music and dance. She loves to travel as well as spend quality time with friends and family.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Colorado and has been a registered dental hygienist for over 18 years. Her patient care skills and experience include providing dental hygiene care and education within general dentistry and periodontal (gum, implant, and surgical) specialty offices. She recently completed her certification in the field of orofacial myology, which includes helping child and adult patients with everything from airway, snoring and sleep apnea issues to stroke recovery. She’s excited to be an important contributor to the amazing team and patients here at Dakota Ridge Dental!
Originally from the small town of Ririe, Idaho, Karen moved to Colorado to pursue her education at the University of Colorado and has been here ever since. Outside of work, you can find Karen enjoying time in the mountains with family and friends hiking, skiing, biking and snowshoeing, as well as in town attending the theater or curled up at home with a good book and her English Bulldog, Maggie. Be sure to ask Karen about Maggie’s skateboarding and sledding skills!
Jessi grew up in Los Angeles, CA and now calls Colorado home. A fun little fact that drove her toward a career in oral healthcare is that she was born with her two front teeth! After high school, she obtained her certification as an EDDA (expanded duty dental assistant). She continued that path for about seven years before realizing that she wanted to take the next step and further her education to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from CNCC with an associate’s in science. She feels privileged to be a part of the team at Dakota ridge Dental, striving for our patients to have the most enjoyable experience and ensuring you receive the best care. As Your hygienist, she seeks to be your biggest supporter in your quest for excellent oral health. Outside of work, Jessi enjoys her time traveling as well as being with her family, husband and her Corgi, Gizmo.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Mariah is originally from Salina, Kansas. In 2013, she graduated from Salina Technical College for dental assisting. She received her expanded duties dental assisting certificate in 2014. After moving to Colorado in 2015 she soon joined the Dakota Ridge Dental team. Mariah enjoys interacting with patients and making a difference with their smiles. She is inspired when patients leave our office knowing they’ve had an amazing experience.
Mariah is proud to be the mom of two little ones, her son Declan and daughter Isabella. Outside of work she enjoys doing arts and crafts, and spending quality time with her children and friends, especially in the outdoors. Mariah also describes herself as a true foodie and loves trying new dishes.
Marie has been a dental assistant for 22 yrs. She graduated top of her class from Concorde Career Institute in 1999. Since the start of her career, she has earned her EDDA certification from University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 2006.
Marie loves her rewarding career in dentistry because her own smile was transformed 23 years ago and loved how it made her feel with her self-confidence and her overall well-being so she wanted to be a part of helping patients feel better about themselves one smile at a time!
When Marie is not working on people’s smiles, she loves spending time with her family and all of her grandchildren, loves doing activities outdoors such as camping and going on new adventures with her grand kiddos! She also loves to crochet blankets for charity organizations of kids in need.
Patient Care Coordinator
Monica has 7 years of customer service experience and 2 years of dental background. She is thrilled to be expanding her dental care knowledge at Dakota Ridge Dental and provide excellent patient care.
In her free time Monica is a volunteer youth leader for Red Rock Church and enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Our dental office provides outstanding dental care to all of our patients. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy and bright. Our dental professionals will answer any questions you may have about your treatments, and we will strive to make sure you and your family are comfortable during your entire visit to our office.
Excellence in Dental Care for the Entire Family
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13402 W. Coal Mine Ave., Ste. 270
Littleton, CO 80127
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM