Our team is excited to meet you! We are dedicated to providing quality dental that will help you improve your oral health so that you can enjoy a smile for a lifetime. When you visit Arbor Dental Group, you can count on us to go the extra mile for you and ensure that you feel comfortable in our office. Call us today at 303-425-1000 to make an appointment with Dr. Brett Lopez and Dr. Matthew Strange, our dentists in Westminster, Colorado!
Check back soon to meet Brianna!
“Hello sunshine!” There is no doubting who you are talking to when you hear her loving greetings. Carolyn has been a treatment coordinator for Arbor Dental Group for over 10 years and has been in the dental field for over 30 years. “I absolutely love my job! I love the fact that when you walk through our door you will hear us laughing, sharing our stories from our weekend. We here at Arbor are human; we truly love and believe in our patients and will only do what is best for our patients,” she says. Walking up to Carolyn’s desk, you cannot help but smile when you see her group of toys. “I believe you are never too old to have toys,” she adds. Carolyn has been married to her husband and partner in crime, Darin, for over 30 years. They have two sons, Tyler (and his lovely bride Shelly) and Trae. Tyler is a firefighter, Shelly is a nurse and Trae is attending college to someday be in the engineering field. “Our family and friends are our pride and joy; if you are ever able to hang out with our friends, you would hear them say ‘IT’S ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE OR DILLEY/DILLEY!” Carolyn and her family enjoy the outdoors. Whether that be racing motocross, side by siding or just hanging in the pool floating! “Life is too short to ever be angry, upset or just plain mean! My motto is live, love, smile and be happy! Thanks for being a part of our Arbor Family!”
Christie is our head EDDA and has been in dentistry for over 20 years, more than 15 of which have been with Arbor Dental Group. She has two sons and one granddaughter. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, going to movies and almost any outdoor activity. She feels like we are family at Arbor Dental Group, and she hopes to be here for many more years to come.
Elaine has been a treatment coordinator at Arbor Dental Group for over 15 Years and has worked in the dental field since 1995. She has two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys fishing, camping, traveling, reading, and spending time with her granddaughter and grandson.
“So many teeth! So little time!” Meet Judi, a dental hygienist at Arbor Dental Group since August 1994. “I can’t believe how the time flies!” she says. Judi received her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene from Colorado Northwestern Community College in May of 1994. Prior to attending hygiene school, she proudly enlisted in the United States Air Force. “I served nine years from 1983-1992. While in the Air Force, I played for numerous base softball teams and was able to travel abroad, including to Guam, Korea, Japan and the Philippines,” Judi tells us. Judi graduated from Trinidad High School in Trinidad, Colorado, and then went to Trinidad State Junior College for two years where she played basketball. “Growing up in such a small town made it easy to learn the value of family and friends.”
Laura is our patient coordinator and has worked at Arbor Dental Group for over five years. She was born and raised in California and chose to move to Colorado to experience its outdoor beauty and glorious change of seasons. Laura takes pride in helping patients develop a positive self-image with a healthy, beautiful smile! She has one spoiled dog, two adult children and an adorable grandchild! Her interests and hobbies include hiking, weight lifting and traveling to new places.
Lisa grew up just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has called Colorado home since 1988. She has been with Arbor Dental Group since 2005 and is enthusiastic in her role as insurance coordinator. Lisa enjoys all things “water,” especially boating and wakesurfing with her family at nearby Standley Lake. She adores her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and has recently taken up crochet.
Luigina is an EDDA and has been with Arbor Dental Group for over 30 years. Her past experience includes four years of college and teaching at Front Range Community College in the dental department. Luigina and her husband, Steve, have two sons and five wonderful grandchildren and a large extended family. She and Steve love going to Bronco games and CU Basketball games. Luigina loves sewing, quilting, crafting, cooking and traveling.
Mary Kaye joined Arbor Dental Group in January 2019. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene from Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in May of 2015. Prior to attending hygiene school, Mary Kaye spent the previous 10 years raising her two children in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has lived in multiple states from the East Coast to the West Coast over the last 28 years, but Colorado has now become home. “I visited Boulder on a work trip 26 years ago and knew Colorado was the place I wanted to be … it just took a while to get here.”
Vera was born and raised in Southern Russia and graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in theology. After moving to the U.S., Vera decided to go back to college and get her education in dental assisting. She has been working as a dental assistant since 1997. Vera’s favorite part of being a dental assistant is building long-lasting relationships with many patients and our team. She believes in treating our patients with kindness and respect. It seems to be those little things that make our patients more comfortable about coming to the dentist. When she is not at work, she is on an adventure with her husband, Michael, and two kiddos, Danik and Eliana. Vera also loves to bring encouragement to people through public speaking at Christian conferences.
Check back soon to meet Whitney!