Meet the Staff


Shirley grew up in Iowa and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of South Dakota in 1979. She joined our team ten years later and has been with us ever since. She enjoys sports, walking, and cooking in her free time. Everyone in the office appreciates her baking skills.

Emma grew up in Northwest Iowa. She attended college at the university of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Since moving to Colorado, she is enjoying snowboarding and playing sports.

Julie grew up in Iowa and moved to Colorado at twelve where she has lived since. After spending more than 20 years as a dental assistant she returned to school and graduated with her Dental Hygiene Degree in 2011 from the Community College of Denver. In her free time she enjoys spending time with husband and their three sons, reading, gardening and practicing yoga.


Front Desk

Maryann spent most of her life in her native Indiana before coming to work in our office in 1980. She started out as a dental assistant and eventually became our office manager in 1982. She is very handy with home improvement projects and gardening around her house.

Cori has been our receptionist since 2008. She grew up in Texas and was an Army Medic. She enjoys the outdoors and managing her children’s Destination Imagination Team.



Sheri is a lifelong Coloradoan and graduated from the Emily Griffith Dental Assisting program in 1978. She became our sterilization assistant in 1996 and enjoys the outdoors. Sheri is exceptional at training dogs for agility trials.

Julie is from Florida and earned her dental assisting certificate in 1978. She moved to Colorado and started assisting Dr. Sanders in 2009. She is fond of nature, wildlife, bird-watching, as well as gardening.