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Meet The Team

We’ve assembled a great team of caring dental professionals at our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist office! All of them are committed to putting you and your family first.

Lindsey Fredericksen Dental Assistant

Native American Name: Gshi Kowe – “Fast Moving Footprints”

Lindsey was raised in Cushing, Oklahoma, and has five brothers. A graduate of Brigham Young University, she moved to Colorado in 2013. November of 2014 was a significant month for her. That is when she married her husband, Tyler, and joined the Highlands Ranch Smiles dental team!

Lindsey enjoys being a dental assistant and helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and inner happiness with themselves. She feels fortunate to be a part of an amazing team that has created a great working environment.

In her free time, she enjoys being in the outdoors, playing sports, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, playing games, and spending time with her family and friends.

Nina Johnson Dental Assistant

Semper Fidelis “Always Faithful”

A Colorado native, Nina has been part of the Highlands Ranch Smiles team since 2014. She enjoys being led and working side-by-side with the strong, passionate, and professional women in our Highlands Ranch, CO dentist office. She also likes making sure our patients are comfortable, satisfied, and informed.

Prior to being a dental assistant, Nina served in United States Marine Corps with the 3rd Marine Division and 9th Communication Battalion.

She is blessed to have four athletic, smart, and handsome sons. Away from the office, she enjoys watching them play football, basketball, baseball, and wrestling. She is constantly on the road with her sons traveling to practice, games, and sport camps. And in their downtime, she and her family enjoy watching professional sports and college sports.

Jessica Ferguson Registered Dental Hygienist

“Happiness is not a destination, it is a way of life”

Jessica was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. In 2010 she graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Dentistry, where she served as vice president of her dental hygiene class. During her education there, she also volunteered at the Kansas City Zoo, where she experienced cleaning the teeth of exotic animals. Her “clients” included a cheetah, wallaby, African wild dog, and meerkat!

Jessica has been a part of the Highlands Ranch Smiles team since moving to Castle Rock in 2011. She loves to enjoy the Colorado outdoors with her husband, Matt, and their adopted dog, Buck. They enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and shed hunting. When Jessica is not working or hiking, she enjoys crafting, photography, and trying new recipes.

Jessica’s favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is seeing patients’ inner smiles shine when they are able to achieve a beautiful, healthy outer smile. She is proud to be a part of the Highlands Ranch team because Dr. Haynes is a caring, talented dentist and the team members maintain the perfect balance of professionalism, excellence, and a little fun!

Yvette Flores Registered Dental Hygienist

“Positive Mind. Positive Vibe. Positive Life.”

Yvette graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Her prior dental experience includes 11 years as a dental assistant. Not only is she experienced in general dentistry, but she has also been employed part time in a periodontal practice for more than 10 years and three years in pediatrics. Yvette has been certified in soft tissue laser management at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and by the World Laser Institute. She has also taken additional continuing education courses to enhance her expertise.

Yvette moved to Colorado from Michigan in 2000. She spent her childhood in a small town in Ohio with her parents and two younger sisters, both of whom also work in health care.

Yvette and her husband, Damian, have three adorable children, Xander, Ayala, and Miranda. Yvette enjoys wake boarding and boating, as well as camping, snowboarding, and soccer. She also likes spending time with her family and friends.

A resident of Castle Rock, she loves coming to work each day. She is delighted to work in an atmosphere where each and every person is treated like they are the most important person there!

Lindsay Thompson Registered Dental Hygienist

“Today is the Day”

Lindsay was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, living most recently in the Seattle area. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. She was trained extensively in periodontal instrumentation, restorative procedures, and local anesthesia. Since graduation, Lindsay has continued to invest in continuing education.

Lindsay is passionate about the mouth-body connection and helping patients achieve wellness through their oral health. She feels fortunate to have found the Highlands Ranch Smiles team and appreciates the collaboration and effective communication. She enjoys seeing the vibrancy in the office every day!

Lindsay moved to Colorado from Seattle in October 2014. She and her husband have a 2-year-old son and two cat babies. In her free time, she loves hanging out with her son, Oscar, writing a personal blog, and crafting of all types. She also sews baby gifts for her sister-in-law’s Etsy shop and boutiques around Denver.

Holly Nelson Registered Dental Hygienist

“It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore

Holly grew up in southwest Michigan and graduated at the top of her dental hygiene class at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. There she was trained extensively in periodontal therapy and myofacial therapy. Her passion for the dental field stems from her childhood visits to her family dentist, and she strives to provide that same great experience to all of her patients. Before becoming a dental hygienist, Holly spent three years as a dental assistant, where she gained valuable knowledge about the field, and her love for dentistry grew.

Holly moved to Colorado and joined the Highlands Ranch Smiles team in 2013. She and her husband live nearby with their daughter, Addelyn, and dog, Mya. They have enjoyed exploring the mountains as a family while hiking, snowboarding, camping, and biking.

Holly feels blessed to be a part of an office that invests in the team as a whole and in each other individually so that Highlands Ranch Smiles can better serve its patients. She and the team are determined to provide excellent care in a positive and comfortable atmosphere.

Jackie Pace Treatment Coordinator

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

Jackie Pace (aka Jack) was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ. After graduating from Arizona State University, where she majored in health and wellness and minored in business marketing, Jackie worked as the practice manager for a Phoenix skin clinic. Wanting to find and explore new avenues for herself, she moved to Colorado in 2012. She joined the Highlands Ranch Smiles team in 2013.

Jackie enjoys working with women who have the unified strength, professionalism, and compassion that she strives to embody. In her free time, Jackie enjoys hiking and camping with her fiancé, Pete, and playing the guitar for her cat, Olive.

Getting great dental care in Highlands Ranch doesn’t have to be a challenge – schedule an appointment with us today! You can reach us by phone at 720-644-8186 or by using our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you soon!