Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you, and we look forward to serving you. You’ve come to the right place!

Virg

Registered Dental Hygienist

meet the team

I have been a hygienist for more than 15 years and love meeting my patients’ clinical and personal needs. I focus on a patient’s specific concerns and work with him or her to improve oral health and smile. During patients’ visits, I enjoy developing long-term relationships and passing on my knowledge about the connection between a healthy mouth and body, and give them the information they need to keep both in great shape.

I’ve lived in Truckee since 2000. It’s a wonderful place to raise my family and enjoy the great outdoors.

Denee

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I enjoy seeing how a healthy, bright smile improves a person’s self-confidence and happiness. I worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Colpitts for six years before returning to school in 2008 for my dental hygiene degree and certification. It’s a joy to work in a positive, supportive environment where we help people develop healthy smiles and overall wellness.

A native of Reno, I enjoy all the outdoor opportunities offered by this area.

Jamie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie

I am a Truckee “native” and yes I enjoy where I live. If not caring for patients you will find me Skiing at Squaw, Wakeboarding on Tahoe, Mountain Biking, Hiking, or at Crossfit (as an instructor). You will see me out with my dog Joey (cutest ‘lil dog ever!).

I am a people person so enjoy getting to know all my patients, sharing my experiences and knowledge in and out of the dental chair. In return I get to learn from the awesome Team at Sierra Crest Dental and from you (our awesome patients) and expand my world.

Tammy

Dental Assistant

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They say the average adult changes their career five times. I am proud to say I’m not one of those people. I have a long history of working in holistic dentistry; this is where my heart is. I genuinely care for people. It’s important for me to work in a positive, caring environment with an excellent dentist and team. Dr. Colpitts has a longstanding and excellent reputation in the dental field. When asked by my friends about finding a dentist, my advice is always to find a dental office where one is comfortable, with a top-notch dentist who emphasizes your total health and individual needs: locally, that’s Sierra Crest Dental!

I’m originally from Reno and still live here. I have a son who’s the light of my life. Our family has two spoiled, lovable dogs. I enjoy gourmet cooking, yoga, and mountain biking.

Ale

Assistant

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I started at Sierra Crest Dental in Sterilization. I find dentistry fascinating and have returned to be a dental assistant. I enjoy seeing our patients improve their smiles. I have lived in Truckee since 1996, so you could call me a native! I have two wonderful children and I am finding the balance as a working mom.

I love being outdoors where I hike, swim and camp.

Denisse

Assistant

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I love having the opportunity to learn and grow both professionally and personally at Sierra Crest Dental. My goal is to provide outstanding patient care by making each patient comfortable and giving them a great experience. My experiences are varied; having come from Mexico City, then to Texas and I have been in Reno where I call home since 2004.

I have a background in Salsa dancing and love to dance! I also volunteer at make a wish foundation. I find it special that we are part of Dentistry From the Heart here at Sierra Crest Dental. Also, I skied for the first time this winter and it’s fun!

Suzanne

Treatment Coordinator

Suzanne

I have been in customer service for the past 30 years because I love working with people. I enjoy learning new things and love the atmosphere at Sierra Crest Dental where I can grow with new knowledge.

I have called Tahoe home for 40 years where my husband and I raised our two daughters. I am thrilled to have two grandchildren now. When not spending time with them, I spend my time creating jewelry designs for my business. I always enjoy the great outdoors we call our home. Look for me hiking with my dog Dublin.

Haley

Scheduling Coordinator

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I may be new to Dentistry but have lived in the Sierras since 2015. I didn’t come too far as I grew up in El Dorado Hills. Here at Sierra Crest Dental I am learning so much because everyone, team and patients are willing to work with me.

As many of our Team members love the outdoors, so do I. In the winter you will find me snowboarding and in the summer camping. In my spare time I make jewelry and love to cook. Did I mention I also love to travel, so be sure to tell me about your interesting travels?

Debbie

Marketing

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I’m here for our patients and our team. I love getting to know each patient, surprising them with the highest level of care and becoming their friend. My favorite moments are seeing a patient’s smile at the end of treatment, and witnessing their confidence and happiness with their experience and results. I’ve worked in the front office for many years and am here to help you.

I’m a California native, having been raised in San Anselmo. My husband and I have lived in Squaw Valley for more than 25 years. We’re glad to have raised our three children here.

The place where you’ll find the rare combination of mercury-safe and superior dental care in a comfortable and service-oriented environment.You’ll love your smile ...guaranteed!