Abby: Patient Care Coordinator
Abby was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska where she also graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with degrees in both Organizational Communications/Public Relations and English Language Arts Education. She was also on the college drumline!
She and her family moved to Greeley from Spokane, Washington and have now called Northern Colorado home for three years. Abby enjoys coffee shops, music/concerts, local brews, and traveling. Abby loves football and is an avid Husker and Seahawks fan!
- Favorite Food: Sushi (especially raw!)
- Favorite Music: Taylor Swift, 311, Dave Matthews Band
- Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers
- Favorite Travel Destination: Italy and the Hoh Rain Forest (Northwestern Washington)
Amber: Financial Coordinator
Although Amber has been in Colorado most of her life, she is a native to Nebraska. Go Huskers! She moved to Colorado where she attended the University of Northern Colorado for Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.
Amber began her dental career in 2009 and has since found a passion for dentistry. She has held every dental position in an office, except for the doctor! Amber loves helping patients feel their best with a beautiful smile.
When not in the dental office, she volunteers with United Way of Weld County where currently she sits on the Steering Committee with Young Leaders Society serving as the Chair. She has donated her time to the Colorado Mission of Mercy providing free dental care to those in need. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys: boating, sitting by the bonfire at night, vacationing and exploring new places.
- Favorite Food: Mexican
- Favorite Music: Everything except Opera
- Favorite Movie: Wicker Park/The Notebook/Sweet Home Alabama
- Favorite Travel Destination: Tropical
Jami: Chief Operations Officer
Jami and her family have enjoyed living in Northern Colorado since 2008 and recently bought their forever farm in Kersey. She is excited to start her Heiss Family Farm that currently has 3 miniature donkeys, horses and chickens.
Jami graduated from University of Colorado Business School and has a degree in mortuary science. Since college, she has worked in private medical/dental practices for over 10 years. She loves putting her business sensed mind to work for family practices to create more productivity and efficiency.
When not at the office, Jami enjoys spending time with her family. She married her husband in September 2008 and has 2 young kids. She also enjoys riding horses and camping. You rarely find Jami at home as she loves to explore and be outdoors.
- Favorite Food: Tacos!
- Favorite Music: Garth Brooks
- Favorite Movie: Love Actually, Must Love Dogs and The Holiday
- Bucket List: Visit the Pyramids
Alex: Hygiene Assistant
Alex was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from high school in 2016. Later, he graduated from the Academy of Dental Assisting Careers in May of 2019. His first job as an assistant is with Integrated Dental Arts on the hygiene team. Though, his dental career will not stop in assisting because he is currently going to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.
He recently moved to Greeley, from Berthoud, with his girlfriend from Johnstown. Alex loves and cares for his bearded dragon, named Hemi, whom he has had for 3 years.
In his spare time, you can catch Alex outdoors fishing or indoors playing video games.
- Favorite Food: Mexican
- Favorite Music: Alternative rock
- Favorite Movie: Joker
- Bucket List: Scuba dive with sharks
Bette’ Jon: Dental Assistant
Bette’ Jon grew up in Greeley and graduated in 2016 from University High School. In 2019 she went to Front Range Community College to obtain her certification in Dental assisting. Bette’ Jon is currently learning the procedures of same day crown milling, or E4D scanning, here at Integrated Dental.
Bette’ Jon is getting married to her high school sweetheart in October 2019, and they have 2 cats named Izzy and Buddy, that they adore. You’ll find Bette’ Jon near water outside of dental assisting. She earned her scuba diving certification in Colorado and dove Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2018.
- Favorite food: Fajitas
- Favorite Music: Today’s hits
- Favorite TV show: Friends
- Bucket list: Ride in a hot air balloon
Shannon: Registered Dental Hygienist
Native to Greeley, Shannon earned her degree in dental hygiene from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Shannon has been a dental hygienist for over 15 years! She is also certified in Dawson Academy which is a full mouth approach to dentistry.
Shannon values educating patients on their dental health and building a trusting relationship with them. She has a true passion for her profession and it clearly shows through her patient fan base.
Shannon has one son, Bailey, and one fur baby, Nala. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, jeeping, camping, and taking her mustang to classic car shows.
- Favorite Food: Mexican #TacosAreMyLoveLanguage
- Favorite Music: 80’s Rock
- Favorite Travel Destination: Kauai
Melissa: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Melissa was born in Fontana, California. Being in a military family, she has lived many places, such as Arizona, Utah, and Washington state before making Colorado her home. Melissa married her husband in September 2014 and their daughter was born in June of 2016. They bought their forever home in Greeley in July 2016, ensuring their daughter will grow up here.
Melissa graduated from Intellitec College with a dental assisting certificate in 2011 and started working right out of school at a dental office in Grand Junction, Colorado. She received her EDDA certification on the job.
Melissa has been working with CAD/CAM (E4D) technology for 9 years and has furthered her knowledge of Invisalign. Helping patients and providing quality care is a passion of hers and she loves coming to work everyday!
Melissa loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, hanging out at home and being outside. She also has a crochet hobby that turned into a side business, Melissa’s Crochet Creations, that was launched in 2016.
- Favorite Food: Mexican
- Favorite Music: 90’s country, Musicals, and Boy bands
- Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman
- Bucket List: Have a Family trip to Disney World!
Skye Luers: Billing Coordinator
Skye is an avid Denver Bronco fan and has an extreme interest in severe weather! She was born in Fort Collins and raised in the little town of Berthoud. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in May of 2013. More recently, she moved to western Michigan to be with her family but could not let Integrated Dental go. Skye is Integrated Dental’s newest Billing Coordinator and working remotely.
She has worked in private medical companies for the last 8 years and truly loves the family feel.
She enjoys being a Mom to her son Noah, outdoor adventures with her husband, and participating in various Bible studies.
- Favorite Food: Greek
- Favorite TV Show: FRIENDS
- Favorite Music: Country & 90s
- Favorite Movie: Any RomCom
- Bucket List: Europe
Janell Hill: Registered Dental Hygienist
Janell was born and raised in Greeley and graduated from Greeley Central High School. She worked at the old Bittersweet 4 Movie Theatre where she met the love of her life and they later got married in August 2006.
She received her degree in Dental Hygiene at LCCC in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2008. She has continued her education and studied at the Dawson Academy, and has been recognized by the Scheduling Institute as a member of the Honorary Hygiene Council. She enjoys continuing her education and is passionate about helping patients achieve confidence in their smile. She believes the mouth is the gateway to overall health, and a great smile opens the doors for endless possibilities.
Janell and her husband love to take their three awesome sons and adorable border collie exploring. Janell enjoys camping with her family and going to her son’s soccer/baseball/basketball games. Her family loves to also go on bicycle adventures wherever they go. Along with being a hygienist, Janell is also a passionate artist and has recently had others commission her art.
- Favorite Food: Ice cream and cookies.
- Favorite Music: All music.
- Favorite Movie: Harry Potter, Avatar, 5th Element, Star Wars
- Bucket List: RV life and see all 50 states.
Brittany: Dental Assistant
Brittany was born in Nebraska and moved to Kersey, Colorado in 2009. She did not quite know what she wanted as a career until she shadowed in a dental classroom and it was love at first sight! In June of 2019, she graduated from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers with her certificate in dental assisting. She also received her x-ray certification. Her first job as a dental assistant was with a dental practice in Windsor and more recently with Integrated Dental Arts.
Brittany currently lives in Fort Collins. She loves to explore hiking trails and her current favorite is Devil’s Backbone. She also stays busy with her 4-legged fur baby, a Red English Lab named Hank!
- Favorite Food: Italian
- Music: Classic Rock
- Favorite Movie: Iron Man
- Bucket List: holding a baby sloth
Megan: Registered Dental Hygienist
Megan was born in Laramie, Wyoming, but has lived in Colorado all her life. She grew up on a family owned and operated cattle ranch in Walden. She moved to the Front Range area in 2005 and went to Colorado State University to receive her degree in Construction Management. Megan went on later to study dental hygiene and graduated as a dental hygienist from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She has a passion for helping people and loves to educate them about preventative measures to keep them smiling for a lifetime.
Megan loves the Colorado outdoors and adventure. When she is not at work you can find her enjoying time on her family’s farm or being active in the Colorado elements. She enjoys doing things like camping, dirt biking, paddle boarding, horseback riding and back country snowmobiling to name a few. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family and mini-Aussie, Wiley, taking him on her outdoor adventures.
- Favorite Food: All of it!!
- Favorite Music: Classic County, Classic Rock and 90’s alternative
- Favorite Movie: Little Women and The Help
- Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere an adventure awaits!
Wendy: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Wendy began her dental assisting career in Iowa in 2000. She and her family moved to Colorado in 2007 and she obtained her EDDA (expanded duties dental assistant) certification from Front Range Community College in 2008.
She is passionate about dentistry and strives to provide exceptional, gentle care to patients. Wendy has furthered her education through advanced training in the Dawson Academy (a full mouth functionality approach to dentistry), phlebotomy, and leadership training. She has been with Integrated Dental since early 2017 and is all-in with Dr Benson’s mission to change the way you go to the dentist!
Wendy loves spending time with her family, spoiling her grandkids (yep, grandkids…she is a YOUNG gramma!), reading, and Netflix-ing with her hubby where she speaks fluent movie quotes. Memes and coffee are her love language!
These are a few of her favorite things:
- Food: Pizza, chips n salsa/queso/guac, ice cream
- Music: A little bit of almost everything
- Movies: A League of Their Own, Groundhog Day, The Devil Wears Prada, Harry Potter
- Current TV shows: This is Us and Yellowstone
- Current Netflix binge: NCIS
- Old TV shows: Friends and The Big Bang Theory
- Travel Destination: Black Hills in South Dakota and back home to Iowa
- Season: Fall
- Bucket List: Universal Studios Orlando…Harry Potter World!
Anne: Patient Care Coordinator
Anne was born in the smallest state in the United States, Rhode Island, but grew up in Durango. She moved to Northern Colorado in 2012 to be closer to now husband.
Anne’s first job in dentistry is with Integrated Dental Arts which has piqued her interest in the industry. She is attending University of Northern Colorado with the intention of going to Dental school. She loves the positive attitude and culture of Integrated Dental. Anne cannot believe that going to the dentist can be treated like a spa experience!
As of 2013 she is happily married to her best friend, Will. They have two cats, Jayce and Ahri, that they adore and hope to expand their furry family with the addition of a dog. In Anne’s spare time, she enjoys going to breweries with her husband and crafting fancy Asian dishes with friends.
- Favorite Food: Asian
- Favorite Music: K-pop
- Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
- Bucket List: Visit Japan
Jenny: Chief Financial Officer
Jenny was born and raised in Oklahoma City and graduated with a BBA in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma. While attending OU, she completed an internship with the Walt Disney Company at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida and continued working with Disney through graduation. After graduation, she worked for 12 years with TriStar Pension Consulting in Oklahoma City managing 200+ client’s retirement plans.
Dr. Benson and Jenny were married in 2002 and they have two fantastic children, Rachel and Connor. When she is not at the office, Jenny can be found chasing their pup Finlay, dabbling in gardening and photography, or spending time with her family outdoors.
- Favorite Food: Mexican
- Favorite Music: Alternative/Rock
- Favorite Movie: Armageddon
- Bucket List: Ireland
Marina: Patient Care Coordinator
Marina was born in sunny California and she relocated to the Western Slope in 6th grade. Growing up in the mountains, she enjoyed the Glenwood Hot Springs and snowboarding! Marina has a passion for learning and adventure! She also has a passion for volunteering. She has volunteered for the City of Fort Collins coaching flag football, Special Olympics, Veteran’s Medical Screenings, Grand River Hospital, and many more!
She is currently studying Biochemistry/Pre-Dental at Metropolitan State University. She enjoys helping patients and coordinating their care. Patient care is something she finds very rewarding because a simple phone call can change a life!
When she is not studying, she enjoys reading and doing science experiments with her kids. Marina is also a licensed esthetician and frequently gives facials to her friends and family.
- Favorite Food: Korean
- Favorite Music: Ariana Grande, Beyonce, and Adele.
- Favorite Movie: Frozen II
- Bucket List: Visiting Thailand, Vietnam, and Dog Mussing.
Amanda: Dental Assistant
Maddy: Sterile Technician