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Hi, my name is Alayna.  I have been working at Penrose Dental Clinic for 7 years.  Recently, Dr. VanAcker has been teaching me skills in the laboratory on how to make dentures.  Along with dentistry I graduated with a cosmetology degree.  In my free time, I enjoy various outdoor activities, like tubing the Arkansas River, fishing, and hanging out with friends and family.


I have worked in the dental field for 27 years and continue to enjoy it today.  I received my first Associate’s Degree in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting in 1990.  I worked on my 2nd Associate’s Degree in Dental Science Dental Hygiene and completed it in 2000.  Patient care and comfort are very important to me.  I love spending time with my family, grandchildren, hiking, road trips, and my gardens.  I look forward to giving my best each day! 


Hi, my name is Nicole.  I have been a dental assistant for 5 years.  I love my job and making people smile.  In my free time, I like hanging out with friends and family.  I love horses and dogs. 


Hi, My name is MaryPam and I have been in the dental field for 12 years. I received my certificate in dental assisting in1999 and my expanded functions dental assisting in 2009 from the University of Colorado at Denver, I am happy to help you as the front office receptionist for Penrose Dental Clinic. In my spare time I enjoy watching boxing, cooking, and spending time with my family. 


My name is Tracy. I graduated from Pueblo Community College in 2003 from the Dental Hygiene program with honors, as well as the Golden Scaler Award.  I've been at Penrose Dental Clinic since then.  I feel fortunate to have such great patients to care for. I personally strive to stay on time and treat all our patients with respect. I have two grown children and one granddaughter. My husband and I enjoy spending time with family and riding our motorcycle. 


My name is Tracy. I am the patient service coordinator at the Penrose Dental Clinic. I have been in the dental field for 15 years. I graduated from the Warren Occupational /Technical Center in 1991 with a certificate in dental assisting. My backround is in pediatric dentistry. I was a dental assistant for the first half of my career and then made the transition to secretary. My goal is to treat patients with kindness and facilitate their dental needs. I am married and have a teenage daughter. I spend the majority of my free time volunteering to teach ones I meet about the Bible and I also enjoy volunteering at the Humane Society. Reading and traveling are my hobbies. I look forward to helping you and your  family. 

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Hi. My name is Tara and I have been in the dental field for 16 years. I am trained in both business office and dental assisting and am pleased to be Dr. VanAcker's chairside assistant.  I look forward to meeting you and making your dental treatment   as pleasant as possible.  In my spare time I like to watch football (Go Broncos!), read, do ceramics, and crochet afghans.