Native American Name: Gshi Kowe – “Fast Moving Footprints”
Lindsey was raised in Cushing, Oklahoma, and has five brothers. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2011. She recently moved to Colorado in October 2013, and got married to her husband, Tyler, on November 22, 2014.
Lindsey has been a part of the Highlands Ranch Smiles dental team since November 2014. She 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.
Lindsey enjoys being in the outdoors, playing sports, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, playing games, and spending time with her family and friends.
“Just Keep Swimming”
Rebekka Behnen is new to our office, and to Colorado as well. Bekki was born in Keflavik, Iceland on a U.S. Navy base where she lived until she was a year old. Her parents then moved to a small fishing village in Bristol Bay Alaska. After living there for 10 years, she moved to the “big city” of Anchorage Alaska in 1996 where she lived until moving to Colorado. While living in Alaska Bekki met her husband, and
they were married in 2004 after Bekki started her dental career in 2003.
She loves working as a dental assistant, and her favorite thing about her job is “making people smile!”
Bekki moved to Highlands Ranch in June 2014 with her husband and daughter to be closer to family. She loves living in Colorado and spends her free time reading, hiking, and cycling with her husband.
Semper Fidelis “Always Faithful”
My name is Nina Johnson. I am one of the dental assistance here at Highlands Ranch Smiles. I have been part of the amazing team since 2014. Being a part of The Highlands Ranch Smiles team has been an amazing experience. Being led and working side by side with such strong, passionate and professional women has been an honor. Working to make sure patients are comfortable, satisfied and informed is very rewarding.
I am a Colorado native. Prior to being a dental assistant I served in United States Marine Corps. I was with 3rd Marine Division and 9th Communication Battalion. Semper Fi!
The most important thing to me is my family! I’m blessed to have four athletic, smart and handsome sons. When I’m not at work I enjoy watching them play football, basketball, baseball and wrestling. My sons and I are constantly on the road traveling to practice, games and sport camps. On our down time we enjoy watching professional sports and college sports. We are a crazy sports family!
“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 volunteered at the Kansas City Zoo where she experienced cleaning the teeth of exotic animals, including 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!
“Positive Mind. Positive Vibe. Positive Life.”
Yvette graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her prior dental experience includes 11 years as a dental assistant. Not only is she experienced in general dentistry, she has also been employed part time in a Periodontal practice for over 10 years and 3 years in Pediatrics. Yvette has been certified in soft tissue laser management at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies & by the World Laser Institute and has continued to be engaged in additional Continuing Education courses to enhance her expertise.
Yvette moved to Colorado in July, 2000 from Michigan. She spent her childhood in a small town in Ohio with her Mother-Lib, Father-Brad, & 2 younger sisters, Farrah & Jessica who both work in healthcare also.
Yvette & her husband, Damian now have three adorable kids, Xander-6 years, Ayala-9 years and Miranda- 18 years. Yvette enjoys wake boarding & boating, as well as camping, snowboarding and soccer, while also spending time with her family and friends.
She is a resident of Castle Rock and loves coming to work each day. Dr. Haynes has created a team work atmosphere where each and every person is treated like they are the most important person there and it is an outstanding experience for everyone, including the employees!
Bio coming soon!
“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 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 very fortunate to have found the Highlands Ranch Smiles team and appreciates the collaboration and effective communication and loves to see the vibrancy in the office on a daily basis.
Lindsay moved to Colorado from Seattle in October 2014. She and her husband have a two 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 laws Etsy shop and boutiques around Denver. Being new to the area she is looking forward to experiencing all that Colorado has to offer.
“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 3 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 September 2013. She and her husband live nearby and had their first daughter Addelyn in 2015, they also have a dog named Mya. They have enjoyed exploring the mountains as a family; 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 our patients. She and the team are determined to provide excellent care in a positive and comfortable atmosphere.
Bio coming soon!
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden
Jackie Pace (A.K.A. Jack), was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University where she majored in Health & Wellness and minored in Business Marketing, Jackie worked as the Practice Manager for one of Phoenix’s most reputable Skin Clinics. Wanting to find and explore new avenues for herself, Jackie made her move to Colorado in late 2012.
When asked what continues to attract her to Highlands Ranch Smiles, Jackie responds “The Staff…The women who work here have the unified strength, professionalism, and compassion that I strive to embody within myself”. When Jackie isn’t working as your Treatment Coordinator at HRSmiles, she enjoys hiking and camping with her fiancé Pete and playing the guitar for her cat Olive. Jackie has been with Highlands Ranch Smiles since December 2013 and looks forward to continue working with all of you!
Bio coming soon!
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