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Our Team Is Here to Help Optimize Your Oral Health

The Cody Dental Group employs 10+ Registered Dental Hygienists who will provide professional treatment, education, disease management and preventive periodontal therapy.

The hygienist provides valuable information to your dentist about the condition of your mouth and gums. The pool of hygienists is available by appointment to see any Cody patient. The hygiene department has a friendly support staff that will schedule and confirm your appointment and periodically remind you when it is time to schedule your next appointment.

debbie bernard

Debbie Bernard

Dental Hygienist

Deb has been a hygienist with Cody Dental since 1997. She is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and laser therapy. She recently welcomed her first grandchild, Julien Byron, on February 9, 2020, loves dachshunds and traveling in her spare time.

Julie Fulkerson

Julie Fulkerson

Dental Hygienist

Julie is our Team Lead within the Dental Hygiene Department and has been a hygienist with Cody Dental for over 20 years. She is responsible for staffing and training the quality members of the dental hygiene team while upholding the mission of our group to deliver patient-centered care. To maintain quality standards of Dental Hygiene care, Julie leads our group of hygienists in regular staff meetings which focus on perfecting diagnosis skills, reviewing case studies, equipment and new product trends. She is also an active participant and presenter for Cody University, our in-house Continuing Education program. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene/Health Services from the University of Pittsburgh.

Kalee Eich

Kalee Eich

Dental Hygienist

Kalee graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado dental hygiene program. She has been a dental hygienist for Cody since 2006, attends the Seattle Study Club Dental meetings regularly, and is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and lasers therapy. Kalee has two young boys and likes to compete in adventure races (Spartan) and in 2007 won the Ms. Fitness Mile High Award.

kalleen callo

Kolleen Callo

Dental Hygienist

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and an Applied Science of Dental Hygiene degree. She has served as President of her Dental Hygiene student class, conducting the meetings and serving as liaison to the Director. Kolleen is the busy mother of 3 young children, and she volunteers for the children’s ministry at her church. She has been a hygienist with Cody since 2010 and is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and Lasers.

Linda Jew

Linda Jew

Dental Hygienist

Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Colorado, School of Dentistry. She worked for many years for Dr. Harley Look, DDS until his retirement before coming to Cody in 2008. She is a 4th generation descendant of a Chinese Colorado pioneer from 1850. She speaks a bit of Chinese, LOVES her dog “Orion”, and her Country!

Lori Keilt

Lori Keilt

Dental Hygienist

Lori graduated from the Sheridan College dental hygiene program in 1983, has served as President for the Colorado Dental Hygienists Association (CoDHA) 1991-1992, and 2014-2015, two terms as CoDHA and MDDHS Vice President, 8 years CoDHA Secretary of the House of Delegates, and 5 years Editor of the Explorer (professional newsletter). Received: Colorado Dental Hygienists Outstanding Contribution Award 2004. She is currently certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, Silver Diamine Fluoride application, and lasers. In her free time, she is an active competitor with her horse “London Fog” and in 2018 received her national riding achievement Bronze Medal in Dressage. Lori also enjoys volunteering at St Francis Homeless shelter downtown, being secretary for her local Dressage Chapter, motorcycling, gardening, and cooking. She grew up in Littleton and has two grown sons. She has been a hygienist with Cody since 1983.

Michele Ellis

Michele Ellis

Dental Hygienist

Michele is a hygienist with 20+ years of experience, and she has been with Cody Dental since 2011. She has been active in her profession, is certified in laser, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and attends Periodontal Study Clubs regularly. In her spare time, she likes to read and workout.

Ari Tokunaga

Ari Tokunaga

Dental Hygienist

Ari has lived all over including Florida, California, and Hawaii. She has two teenagers, and in their spare time, they love to go on outdoor adventures. Ari has been a hygienist with Cody since 2017, is certified in lasers, nitrous oxide, and local anesthesia. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at the University of Hawaii.

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

Dental Hygienist
Angela Chavez

Angela Chavez

Dental Hygienist

Angela moved to Colorado from Ohio in 2011 for school (had a scholarship to Auraria Campus). She then went on to graduate as a dental hygienist from Community College of Denver with her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in May of 2019. She is currently attending college to get her Bachelor of Science degree and will graduate in May of 2020… because she absolutely LOVES being a dental hygienist!! In her spare time, she is with her family (6 siblings), hiking, or traveling.

Angel Flanagan

Angel Flanagan

Dental Hygienist

Angel is a 2020 graduate of Colorado’s CCD Dental Hygiene program and has been with Cody Dental since graduation. She is certified in laser treatment, nitrous oxide, and local anesthesia. She enjoys the education and prevention part of dental hygiene and is always looking for ways to help her patients seek optimal oral health. She is originally from Minnesota and has lived in both California and Wisconsin before settling in Colorado. Angel and her husband are expecting their first child in July 2021, and they have two rescue terriers Oscar and Pickles. In her spare time, Angel enjoys taking various workout classes, trying new restaurants, walking her dogs, and getting outside in the great Colorado wilderness.

Geri Player

Geri Player

Dental Hygiene Coordinator

Geri is currently one of our Dental Hygiene Coordinators. She is no stranger to the dental field as she has been an Expanded Function Dental Assistant in Periodontics for 15 years. She and her husband (member of the Navy) recently moved to Denver from St. Augustine Florida. Geri is always striving to meet our patient needs through her willingness to learn, solve, and understand Cody’s complexities of having so many specialists “under one roof”. She works tirelessly to be sure our computer programs are doing all the things they are supposed to, and that the dental hygienists are informed and up to date on all necessary items. She has become a trustworthy, responsible, and knowledgeable member of our Team since 2020.

Lyndee Simons

Lyndee Simons

Dental Hygiene Coordinator

Lyndee is a Colorado native and a former dental assistant. She manages our dental hygiene schedules, and is the voice when you call the dental hygiene department.

Expert Dental Hygiene

Our hygienists are experienced professionals that cater to each patient’s individual needs. We work with dental specialists and your dentist to meet all patient needs. Each room has ultrasonic scalers, access to a laser, and computerized charting. We know how much your dental hygiene can contribute to your general health so we strive to help each patient achieve optimum health. Most of our hygienists have been employed with Cody dental for more than 5 years, some have been with us for more than 20 years! Let us help you with your dental hygiene health.

It is a long established fact that the daily quality of your brushing skills matters more than quantity. Soft bristle brushes are better for the tissues and teeth than medium or hard bristle brushes, and electric toothbrushes are generally more effective!! We can teach you to be effective with your oral health tools, ask us HOW.

  • For patient convenience, we sell Braun electric toothbrushes and replacement brushes at our main receptionist desk.
  • Fluoride really does reduce dental cavities. Prescriptive Fluoride toothpastes are dispensed via our doctor offices.
  • Prevident 5000
  • Clinpro
  • In-office fluoride treatments, rinses and varnishes, are available for adults and children.

Professional Objectives

Mission

To continue to honor the Cody tradition of an integrated, multi-specialty practice, dedicated to providing relationship-based, optimal dental care to every patient.

Vision

The Cody Dental Group is trusted as the standard of quality dental care and client service by both its patients and the dental community.

Value

All actions are based on integrity, compassion and respect for others.

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