We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Office Manager/Front Desk Goddess #1
As one of the first people our patients meet when they come to our office, I try to set a great first impression by making all people feel welcomed and at ease. Since starting here in 2001, I’ve gotten to know our patients quite well. I enjoy traveling vicariously through them, and watching their children grow up and bring their own children in to see us. We truly do create generations of smiles! I also love Dr. Carlson; he’s a great boss—so supportive, caring, and understanding. Our team is like a family. We have all worked together for 15 years and I can’t imagine working with a better team.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy outdoor activities with my family and dogs. I also love to travel and cook!
Front Desk Goddess #2
As one of the newest members of the team, I work at the front desk with Lorie. I assist with appointment scheduling, checking patients in and out and doing insurance billing. Dr. Carlson and the rest of the team have been so welcoming. It’s been a joy meeting all of the patients and getting to know them. It is a privilege working in this office and the knowledge I’ve gained so far is amazing. I graduated from Pima Medical Institute and I am excited about the opportunity to put my training to use. I am married to Matt and we have a two year old son, Caleb. Outside the office, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family and friends.
Our team also includes dental assistants and hygienists with a commitment to your comfort. Our two licensed hygienists will guide you to a lifetime of good oral health through a complete disease prevention program for your entire family.
I started working as a dental assistant right out of high school, while attending college. I graduated from UMKC Dental School in Kansas City, Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1973. I have worked with Dr. Carlson since 1998. I evaluate every patients’ periodontal condition, and based on the evaluation, I perform the necessary treatment. I also educate patients about their oral health and how to maintain a healthy mouth. Dr. Carlson is a wonderful dentist who takes pride in his work. This is evident by the number of years our entire team has been together, as well as our many loyal patients who respect and appreciate our quality care and knowledge.
I was born in Iowa and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas. My husband, Roger, and I have two grown children, Courtney and Travis (twins). Marley, a yellow lab of course, and Jazmyn, a chocolate Labradoodle complete our family.
I am one of Dr. Carlson’s dental assistants, and have worked with him since 1988. My goal is to make each patient’s experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, all while giving Dr. Carlson the support he needs to provide the best possible care. My favorite thing to do is cosmetic dental procedures. I love seeing the new, beautiful smiles our patients achieve!
I enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing, camping, and hiking. My husband, Rick, and my son, Chris, and I love doing all these things together, which makes me love it even more!
As a dental hygienist, my job is to help our patients understand why complete oral care is essential in maintaining their overall health. One thing I love most about my job is meeting and creating relationships with all of our wonderful patients.
I spent two years at the University of Wyoming in Laramie before going to Dental Hygiene school at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. I was raised in Colorado and I love spending time outdoors, as well as watching our Denver Broncos.