Meet Our Staff - Arvada Dental Center
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Meet Our Staff

Michelle – Business Manager

Michelle Bennett helped Dr. Bennett with the expansion and growth of Arvada Dental Center over the past 10 years. Michelle earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Master of Science as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Colorado prior to joining Arvada Dental Center. Since joining ADC she contributes medically when needed but her main focus is primarily on the day-to-day financial and business management of Arvada Dental Center.

Nicole – Office Manager

Nicole and Dr. Bennett have been working together since 2003. Nicole began her dental career over 15 years ago as a registered dental assistant. Her current role is that of front office manager. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. Nicole loves to travel, dine out and spend time outdoors. She values quality time with her three children.

Cyndi – Treatment Coordinator

Cyndi was born and raised in Southern California where she started her career in the dental field in 1989. Cyndi relocated to Denver in 2003, where she continued working as a clinical dental assistant. After 23 years of clinical assisting, the last 4 of those years at Arvada Dental Center, Cyndi changed roles to becoming Arvada Dental Center’s Treatment Coordinator. Cyndi thrives in her role as treatment coordinator as it allows her to use her years of clinical assisting to be able to educate patients on their dental conditions, and help guide them through their treatments to attain beautiful, healthy and functional smiles! When not at work, Cyndi is spending her time with her husband Scott, and their awesome dogs Dugan and Raider.

Jessica – Insurance Coordinator

Jessica was born and raised here in Arvada and has been in the dental field for over 15 years. Jessica joined the Arvada Dental Center team in 2015 and her expertise in deciphering insurance plans and copayments truly makes her a diamond in the rough. Her contagious smile and upbeat personality make her an absolute delight to be around. Jessica spends her spare time with her husband and two children camping, going to sporting events and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.

Ashley – Front Office

Ashley joined the team in 2017 and has been in the dental field since 2015. She recently moved to Colorado from Minnesota, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is passionate about the dental field and creating the best experience possible for our patients. Ashley spends her spare time with her fiancé and her puppy hiking, camping, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Heather – Hygienist

Heather graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She graduated in 2005 from MSCTS’s Dental Hygiene program with academic honors. After graduation, Heather quickly moved from Fargo, ND to the Denver Metro Area. In May of 2009, Heather joined Arvada Dental Center. She has continued to work full time for Arvada Dental Center for the last 8+ years. In 2012, Heather became certified to use soft tissue lasers for periodontal therapy. If you have any questions about this new laser technology please ask her! Heather married her husband Brian in February of 2011, and they now have two sons, Jackson and Houston. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and running their photography business.

Shanna – Hygienist

Shanna has been in dentistry for over ten years and has been a hygienist working alongside Dr. Bennett for over five years. She started her career as a dental assistant while going to school for dental hygiene. She went to hygiene school at Concorde in an accelerated dental hygiene program and is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. She enjoys furthering her education by attending continuing education classes to stay on top of the ever-changing dental world. Shanna is extremely passionate about educating her patients about their dental health and their needs. Shanna is a native to Colorado and grew up in Golden. She and her husband have a son and two cats. On her down time, Shanna enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing, shooting and riding motorcycles.

Aerika – Hygienist

Aerika was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and later achieved her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005 from Mississippi Dental Community College. Aerika relocated to Colorado in 2015 to be closer to her siblings and joined the Arvada Dental Center family in 2016. In her free time, Aerika loves reading, watching movies and spending time with her family and furbabies.

Paige – Hygienist

Paige has been working in the dental field for over twelve years and has been practicing as a dental hygienist for the last nine. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. For the past four years, Paige has been working at Arvada Dental Center and has since gained her certification in periodontal laser therapy, as well as completed several hours of continuing education to stay current on the highest quality of patient care. She believes in a co-therapy approach and strives to help her patients fully understand their treatment needs and their role in protecting their systemic and oral health. Paige and her husband, Spencer, are both Colorado natives and have two beautiful children that keep them extremely busy. They fill their free time with volunteering at their church, camping and boating in the summer, sports and swimming in the winter and running a health coaching business.

Denyse – Hygienist

Bio coming soon.

Gretchen – Lead Assistant

As a child, Gretchen always enjoyed going to the dentist which lead her to a career in dentistry. As a dental assistant, Gretchen seeks to ensure her patients are comfortable at each appointment. Most rewarding to her is seeing a patient with a confident smile after treatment and empowering them to take control of their dental care. Gretchen has thoroughly enjoyed working with the team at Arvada Dental Center for over seven years now and always looks forward to making her patients’ dental experiences better.

Dawn – Lead Assistant

As unusual as it may seem, Dawn always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child. This eventually led her down the career path of an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA). Graduating with honors from PIMA Medical Institute in 1995, Dawn began her career in the Arvada area. She has always worked in general dentistry, but with the help of Dr. Bennett, she has been allowed exceptional opportunities in continuing education. She is now certified in moderate parenteral sedation and assists Dr. Bennett in all surgical cases. She strives to build relationships with her patients and finds their trust very important and rewarding.

Jess – Assistant

Jess has been at Arvada Dental Center since 2013. She graduated Dental Assisting School with Honors in 2013 from Everest. Once in the dental field, Jessica fell in love with dentistry. She has decided to continue her education and is currently attending Metro State University where she will receive her BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. After she receives her BS she plans on applying to dental school to become a dentist. When she’s not working or studying for school Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She coaches and plays on a softball team that she has had for eight years. She enjoys working on cars and baking cakes for special occasions.

Lauren – Assistant

Lauren was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She moved to Colorado over five years ago and attended a local trade school where she completed her dental assistant certification. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and baseball.

Jennifer – Assistant

Jennifer has been living in Denver for over three years, since moving from Dallas, Texas in 2015 after graduating as a Registered Dental Assistant from Brightwood College. She joined the Arvada Dental Center team in early October of 2017 and works alongside Dr. Woody. Her first experience in the dental field was orthodontics and she absolutely loved it but decided she wanted to expand her knowledge in other areas in the field. In her free time, Jennifer loves going out to eat with her friends and going to baseball games.

Shelby – Front Office Receptionist/Sterilization Tech

Shelby grew up in Arvada and attended Ralston Valley High School. She continued her education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. Post-graduation, Shelby began an internship here at Arvada Dental Center. After completing her internship, Shelby began working full time at Arvada Dental Center where she hopes to use her experience to become a dentist herself.

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