Meet the Staff
Staff Photos and Biographies
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Hygienists - Tina and Jennifer
My name is Tina Riss and I am a Registered Dental
Hygienist. I have been a hygienist for 7 years; however, my experience
in dentistry began long before I became a hygienist. When I graduated from high school I attended
Front Range Community College and became a Certified Dental Assistant and
eventually an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant.
I worked in a General practice and an Orthodontic practice as an assistant. When my children were older I decided to
return to school and become a Dental Hygienist. I graduated from LCCC in
Cheyenne, Wyoming. My career in
dentistry spans 20 years and it continues to hold my interest and challenge me
on a daily basis. I like dentistry
because it is a profession that helps people stay healthy and feel good about themselves
and is an important part of everyone’s overall health. I love getting to know
my patients and their families. I aspire
in my career to treat each person as an individual and give the best treatment
I can while educating and informing them of their current oral health. I was born and raised in
Longmont, Colorado. I currently live in Loveland. My husband, Dan, and I have
two grown children whom we are very proud of.
We enjoy being outdoors, visiting the mountains and traveling
Hi! My name is Jennifer. I am a native to Colorado, and feel lucky to call this home. I graduated from the CU Health Sciences Center where I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I have been a hygienist for 16 years. I truly enjoy my profession. I want patients to love their smiles and have health. I have an amazing family and love to spend time with them. In my free time my hobbies include water skiing, camping, and watching my kids' activities!
Dental Assistant - Stacie
Stacie grew up in the Chicagoland area and moved to Colorado over six years ago. She now lives in Longmont with her Husband Andrew and their dog Barley. Her mother planted the seed of Dentistry with her own career as a Dental Assistant, this was then nurtured by her pediatric dentist. Her path towards caring for smiles had begun. After graduating from the Academy for Dental Assisting Careers in 2014 she jumped right in to find her home as a dental assistant. She especially enjoys the daily challenges she encounters, her relationships with patients, and ensuring everyone has a smile when they leave. In her free time she loves to hike, cook, bike down to a local brewery, dance, being crafty, and watching her favorite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs!
Office Coordinator - Kim
Kim Schwartz is originally from Scranton, PA and moved to Colorado 30 years ago. She has over 20 year's sales/manager experience. Skiing, music, bike riding, cooking and traveling are just some of her extra-curricular activities. Her motto is "Carpe Diem"!
While living in Breckenridge for a ski season, she met her husband. They have been married for over 25 years. Their college aged son and daughter keep them gainfully employed.