Meet Valerie, our Financial Coordinator! We are so lucky to have Valerie on our team since October of 2015. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience with insurance claims and billing, always striving to be the best advocate between insurance and the patient. Val is married to Tom, who owns and operates a truck-driving school and is the proud mom of one daughter, Jolene. Canadian by birth, Coloradan by choice and Jeffco resident, Valerie is active in her church and loves spending time in our beautiful outdoors in her garden or with their Maltese dog, “Spike.” She brings joy to our office and to our beloved patients and we’re so glad she’s here!
Erin became Dr. DeCino's Dental Assistant in March, 2015. She is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute. Being a Colorado native (graduating from Wheat Ridge High School), Erin says she is a huge fan of all her Colorado sports teams, especially the Denver Broncos! She definitely fits in when all the ladies wear orange for Bronco Fridays! Although she has three little sisters, her Shar-Pei dogs (Nate & Zoey) are her best friends. Erin is excited to be making a positive difference in her patients' lives and strives to see them smile. She may be quiet and reserved in the office, but we think she is a lot of fun when she lets down her beautiful long hair.
Our Lead Hygienist, Darcie, has been with our practice since April of 2014. She is originally from Iowa and attended Dental Hygiene School in Minnesota. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s Degree online through Walden University, plus working full time! Darcie is always looking out for her patients and their dental health needs. She has a cat named Penny, likes to ski, attend concerts and live comedy acts. Having moved from Chicago, she now loves Chicago sports (but is a great team player, wearing orange on Bronco Fridays)! Darcie enjoys traveling worldwide to see family and friends - her dream is to participate in a mission trip, serving a third-world country and sharing her dental hygiene expertise. She might even persuade the rest of us to join her!
Krizka came on board as a Registered Dental Hygienist in February. She was born in the Philippines and moved to Minnesota for Hygiene School after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Krizka loves living in Colorado and became a U.S. citizen in July. She runs, climbs, hikes and goes scuba diving. She enjoys traveling and exploring the world with family and friends, yet still finds time to volunteer at a rehabilitation center on the weekends. She says she is a “small girl, big appetite” and we say she is a ray of sunshine and a bundle of energy!
Christie joined us as Scheduling Coordinator in October 2016. She brings 14 years of dental experience to our team. Dentistry is truly her passion and she works hard to provide each patient with a comfortable and personalized experience. She loves seeing patients transform from fearful to brave, shy to outgoing and self-conscious to smiling! Christie has traveled to Nicaragua twice on a dental/medical mission with BMDMI. She enjoys working with the people of Nicaragua and hopes to be able to go back again next year! Married to Josh for 10 years, together they have two wonderful boys: Teagan (8) and Trace (6). Their sons are also known jokingly as the TNT boys! Christie enjoys camping, fishing, traveling, watching movies and cuddling with her boys!