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Meet Amy, Assistant at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to become an assistant?
I always enjoyed going to the dentist growing up. My oldest sister talked with me about dentistry, and I looked into it and what it entailed. I shadowed my family dental office and thought it would be an exciting atmosphere to work in.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working here?
I started working at Periodontal Associates March of 2016. My favorite part is the relationships I build with patients and co-workers. Additionally, I really enjoy learning more about periodontics and the surgical procedures involved.

What’s your favorite part of being an assistant?
Helping the patients feel comfortable. I also love being part of a team. I really enjoy working with the doctors here by making sure they have the tools they need, which in turn assists in achieving a great outcome for our patients.

What doctor do you usually work with? What is your favorite part about working with them?
I mainly work with Dr. Beckman and I am starting to work more with Dr. Heller. I enjoy learning from them and listening to them explain the treatment to the patient. Dr. Beckman is serious but comforting to patients. On the other hand Dr Heller uses his great sense of humor to calm the patient.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
I think there are a multitude of things that make Periodontal Associates stand out. To name a few: the patient care, communication internally as well as with the patients and their referring doctors, and the continuing education that the Drs. participate in as well as teach.

 

Meet Michelle, Hygienist at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to become a Hygienist?
I knew that I wanted to be a part of the healthcare industry. I come from a family of dentists and was encouraged by them to go with dentistry or hygiene.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working here?
I started working here in October of 2007. My favorite part about working here is my patients, they are all such wonderful people.

What’s your favorite part of being a Hygienist?
My favorite part of being a hygienist is working with people. I love meeting and becoming friends with my patients. I also love keeping mouths healthy. I love cleaning teeth and continuing education.

Are you originally from Colorado and what’s your favorite part about living here?
I am from Dillon, Colorado. I love doing anything outside, especially in the mountains. I love exploring all the mountains of Colorado on skis, by foot, or by bike. I also love living in Colorado because my whole family lives here.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
I really believe that we try care for our patients. I think we give great customer service – we go above and beyond to help patients navigate through treatment options and insurance questions.

Meet Dr. Kenneth Versman, Periodontist at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to become a dentist?
I have wanted to be a dentist since 5th grade. As time progressed during my high school and college years I felt it would be a great profession where I would have the chance to interact with people and help them with their oral health.

What made you want to specialize in periodontics?
I had a periodontal professor who gave me great encouragement to become a periodontist. It was my favorite course in dental school.

What’s your favorite part of being a Periodontist?
Helping people achieve oral health through complete evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment planning.

Are you originally from Colorado and what’s your favorite part about living here?
I grew up in Illinois. I love just about everything in Colorado… the people, weather, recreation, sports and culture offered in our community.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
We have always been dedicated to taking care of people just as we would want to be healed. Our open communications allow us to not only help our patients, but to get to know them on a special level.

#tuesdaytip: how to use a proxy brush

 

Here’s this weeks Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team’s #tuesdaytip on how to use a proxy brush. This how to video shows how proxy brushes keep teeth clean and gums healthy. Proxy brushes can be used with dental implants too.

The use of the proxy brush is demonstrated by Ally, who at the time of this video was Dr. Doug Heller’s assistant, who is now a hygienist here.

Meet Lettie, patient coordinator at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to work in the dental field?
When I was in junior high I got braces. I was fascinated by the whole process. Ever since then I knew I wanted to be in the dental field.

Are you originally from Colorado? If not when did you move here, from where? What is your favorite part about living here?
I am originally from Nebraska. My husband and I moved here in the winter of 1988. My favorite part of Colorado is the weather. We get all 4 seasons and lots of sun.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working here?
I started working here in April. My fellow employees are all so nice and make the work day fun and fly by.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
The friendly staff and the longevity of how long the employees have been here that makes a big different to our patients. They like seeing the same faces every time they come to our office.

#tuesdaytip: how to use an electric toothbrush

Michelle is one of our two hygienists at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team. In this video she demonstrates how to properly use a Sonicare electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is a great brush for those suffering from periodontal (gum) disease.

Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue, ligaments, and bone around the teeth. It causes weakening and ultimate destruction of these tissues which protect and support the teeth and hold them in place. If you experience soreness, bleeding, swelling or recession of the gums, Periodontal Associates invites you to contact us for an evaluation. Please contact us at (303) 755-455.

Meet Melissa, Assistant at Periodontal Associates

What made you want to become a dental assistant?
I originally didn’t intend to be a dental assistant. Initially it was a job while I was finishing up my degree in journalism. I ended up falling in love with assisting and chose to stay in that field. I have now been a dental assistant for 13 years.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working here?
I started at Periodontal Associates in September of 2015. My favorite part about working here is assisting with surgeries.

What’s your favorite part of being an assistant?
My favorite part of being an assistant is helping with surgeries. We have three amazing periodontists here, and I love watching them perform surgeries. I truly admire their abilities. Additionally, I love meeting and helping people. Everyone has a story and I enjoy getting to know all of our patients. They are always so grateful.

What doctor do you usually work with? What is your favorite part about working with them?
I work with Dr. Beckman the most. I enjoy working with Dr. Beckman because he is very good at what he does. Not only is he an amazing surgeon, he is an impressive health care provider. Dr. Beckman genuinely cares about his patients, and in turn his patients trust and respect him.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other periodontal offices?
Periodontal Associates stands out from other periodontal offices because of two reasons: this office has a very friendly and caring staff who works together as a team and this office boasts three experienced, highly skilled periodontists who take great pride in their work. All our doctors honestly care about all their patients

 

Correct way to floss around a dental implant #tuesdaytip

 

If you have dental implants make sure you are flossing around it correctly. To removed excess bacteria, plaque and debris from dental implants, pull the floss inwards towards the post of the implant and use a back and forth sawing motion instead of an up and down movement.

This #tuesdaytip has been provided by one of our licensed dental hygienist at Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team. Drs. Versman, Heller, and Beckman in Aurora, CO are proud to be serving Denver and the surrounding communities for over forty years.

Meet Shaela, Hygiene Coordinator for Periodontal Associates – The Dental Implant Team

What made you want to work in the dental field?
I stumbled upon an administrative assistant position in 2008 not knowing it was in a dental office. I got the job and I have been in dental ever since. I love seeing patients get their smiles and confidence back.

Are you originally from Colorado? If not when did you move here, from where? What is your favorite part about living here?
I was born in Alaska and lived there for two years, my family moved to Arizona for 2 years and then moved to Colorado in 1989, and I have lived here ever since. My favorite part about living in Colorado is the beautiful scenery and the multitude of activities this great state offers.

When did you start working at Periodontal Associates? What’s your favorite part about working with the hygienists?
I started working here in March. I love seeing how much the hygienists care about our patients.

What do you think makes Periodontal Associates stand out from other Periodontal offices?
Our office works as a team with a patient oriented focus. We strive to treat everyone with kindness from the phone to when they’re here for their appointments.