Meet the Team
Distinctive Dental is able to provide the highest quality care thanks to an incredible team of dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable individuals. Whether it is our hygienists or assistants, office managers or administrators, each team member helps our practice run smoothly and works with a shared commitment to our patient’s oral health, comfort, and overall well-being. Take a moment to meet all our team members.
Bonnie grew up in Colorado Springs and graduated from Dental Hygiene School at CNCC in 1994 in Rangely, CO. She enjoys helping people feel great about their oral health and love their smiles. She also loves getting to know her patients and building relationships.
Bonnie is married and together with her husband John they have two children. She is an animal lover and enjoys spending her free time with her family – camping, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.
Joan says she is fortunate to be a Colorado Springs native.
After completing her degree in Dental Hygiene in Baltimore, Maryland, she returned to Colorado and has worked as a dental hygienist in the area for 35 years. During her career, she has been dedicated to continuing education in the dental field. She has also completed mission trips to Guatemala.
In her free time, Joan enjoys spending time in the mountains, with her family.
Laura earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida in 1985. She is a proud military wife whose assignments have given her the opportunity to practice dental hygiene all over the United States; from Alaska to Florida to North Carolina to California and now to Colorado where she has practiced for the last 7 years. She is the proud mom of three great kids, Griffin, Leah and Cade and has been married to her best friend Greg for the last 25 years. Laura enjoys traveling, cooking, and cheering on the Crimson Tide!
Catherine M. (Kat)
Kat grew up in Parker, CO and she’s been assisting since 2014. She enjoys assisting in oral surgery appointments and loves helping patients gain confidence through their beautiful smiles. Her dream is to become a dental hygienist one day. Her goal is to make all patients feel comfortable, pain free and gain understanding of their treatment.
Kat got married in 2017 and now lives in Castle Rock, CO. Even though she has no kids yet – she and her husband are proud ‘parents’ of 5 Pomeranians.
Sue studied Dental Assisting at Denver Dental School in Colorado and has been a dental assistant for 24 years. She loves meeting new patients and making sure that all their dental needs are being met and is excited to see established patient returning for treatment or re-care.
Sue has been living with her husband in the Tri-Lakes area since the early 2000’s. They both love fishing, camping, skiing, hiking and all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. One of Sue’s favorite hobbies is gardening.
After living in Tennessee and Missouri for several years, Alex moved to Colorado Springs in 2018. She grew up in Denver, so she is glad to feel “home” again. She studied business and nutrition while attending college in Tennessee. She also has hands on dental experience being a dental assistant for a large office in Missouri. She now enjoys seeing a different side of dentistry though being a patient coordinator. In her spare time she loves pursuing her passions, fitness and nutrition. She plans to begin competing in bikini bodybuilding in the spring of 2019. She also loves live music, hiking, climbing, and any other outdoor activities this great state has to offer!
Ella grew up in Romania and moved to the United States in 2002. She holds a Masters Degree in Physics and, after switching careers she gained extensive experience as a medical office and billing manager for a variety of medical specialties.
Ella started calling Colorado home in 2012. She is married to Chris and together they have an amazing daughter – Izzy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family by exploring the beautiful outdoors Colorado has to offer, hiking, skiing, reading, oil painting and traveling.
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