We’ve assembled an amazing team of caring, friendly dental professionals at our Highlands Ranch, CO office! All of them are committed to putting you and your family first.
“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. She also volunteered at the Kansas City Zoo, where she cleaned the teeth of exotic animals, including a cheetah, a wallaby, an African wild dog, and meerkats!
Jessica has been a part of the Highlands Ranch Smiles team since moving to Castle Rock in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, love the Colorado outdoors with their adopted dog, Buck. They enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and shed hunting. When Jessica is not working or hiking, she likes crafting, taking photographs, and trying new recipes.
Her favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is seeing patients’ inner smiles shine when they have beautiful, healthy teeth. She is proud to be a part of our team because we have caring, talented dentists, and our team maintains the perfect balance of professionalism, excellence, and fun!
“Today is the Day”
Lindsay was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, living most recently in the Seattle area. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University, where she trained extensively in periodontal instrumentation, restorative procedures, and local anesthesia. Since then, she has made continuing education a priority.
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 son and two cats. 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.
“Per aspera ad astra (through the thorns to the stars).”
Tanya has been working as a dental assistant at Highlands Ranch Smiles since April of 2017, although, her first experience here was as a patient. We had her at “Hello”, and Tanya couldn’t help wondering what it would be like to be a part of such a tight knit team that goes above and beyond for their patients.
If you notice Tanya’s accent, then you should know that she was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine and moved to the United States as an exchange student in 2004. That is when she met her husband. Being a military family, Tanya and her family have traveled around for a while and landed in colorful Colorado. She and her husband have three wonderful children (Kai, Trey, and Evelyn) who keep her on her toes. They like skiing, hiking, camping, and enjoying good times with family and friends (that usually revolve around great food).
Tanya looks forward to seeing you at our practice! She wants you to remember that a smile is happiness you can find right under your nose.
“Watch a sunrise at least once a day.” — Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Katie was born and raised in Double Oak, Texas. Before moving to Denver in 2016, she attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and played on the volleyball team. As a student-athlete, she learned the importance of hard work and time management (and even how to sleep on a bumpy eight-hour bus ride).
Katie still enjoys playing volleyball whenever she can, whether it’s on the sand, the grass, or the court. She loves snowboarding, hiking, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer with her sister, who is also her roommate, and their two dogs, Carter and Indie. She has been part of the Highlands Ranch Smiles family since July 2016 and is excited to continue to grow personally and professionally with the team!
“Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.”
Sarah joined our team in 2017 and has loved every minute of it! She was born and raised right here in Colorado and earned her BS in forensic chemistry at UNC. She worked as a chemist for eight years, but after her son was born, she wanted a career that offered a better work-life balance.
It was true serendipity for her to find this unique position at such a gem of a practice! It’s so energetic, skillful, compassionate, and on-the-rise! With a strong background in math and problem-solving, she thrives on the challenges of dental insurance, and she loves going to bat for our patients behind-the-scenes.
Now, it’s her, her husband, James, and her son, Luke, taking on the world and smiling every day! They love keeping things simple: swimming, playing at the park, watching movies, and making art. She couldn’t ask for more!