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Friendly, Knowledgeable, Always Here to Help

Our exceptionally talented and friendly staff is our greatest asset. This passionate team has high standards of quality and integrity, and they strive to achieve the best results for our family of patients. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and maintaining open patient communication. All staff members are capable and eager to answer any questions you have about dentistry in general or your individual treatment plan.

To view team member bios, click on the team member’s photo below.

Julie – Treatment Assistant

Since 1989, Julie has served as a treatment assistant for Dr. Gillis. If you have questions about your treatment, insurance, or any aspect of your dental care, let Julie know. Because of her extensive dental background and caring nature, you will find her very helpful. Julie works with Dr. Gillis during treatment to make your visit efficient and comfortable

Vanessa – Treatment Assistant

Vanessa joined our office in 2022 and brings with her several years of dental assisting and dental business office experience. Because of her knowledge and experience in all areas of a dental office, Vanessa can help with your questions about dental treatment, financing, and your options for care. You will find her kind and knowledgeable chairside manner very comforting! Vanessa’s goal is to make sure you enjoy the best experience during your dental treatment. She is passionate about the quality of work that she does. Outside of the office Vanessa enjoys travel, cooking, and part-time bartending.

Connie – Treatment Assistant

Connie joined our office in 2022. She has had a wonderful 30+ year career in dentistry as a dental assistant, teaching dental assisting to others for many of those years. Connie has a giving, friendly nature and enjoys building rapport with all the patients she treats. She truly enjoys all aspects of patient care and dentistry, and she is passionate about making sure all patients receive the very best dental care. She will help make sure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Outside of the office, Connie enjoys just about everything!

Melanie – Dental Hygienist

Melanie joined Dr. Gillis’ team in August 2005 and continues to enjoy meeting new patients. Developing ongoing relationships and caring for each patient’s concerns is very important to Melanie. She strives to be gentle, thorough, and understanding of your concerns. Melanie wants to help patients enjoy years of excellent dental health.

Whitney – Dental Hygienist

Whitney has been providing dental hygiene services in our office since November, 2018. She has over 10 years of experience as a hygienist starting out in Castle Rock, Colorado and moving to Grand Junction in 2015. Whitney enjoys providing gentle, comprehensive care in a relaxed setting. After learning about your dental concerns, she will work with you to help you achieve your optimal dental health.

Russ Gillis – Business Manager

Russ has been with our office since 1989 taking care of the business side of the practice. He handles our accounting, marketing, human resources, and information systems. Russ makes sure your financial transactions with our office are accurate and efficient and is happy to answer questions about insurance or your account.

Juliane Beatrice – Business Assistant

Juliane is thrilled to be a part of Dr. Gillis’ team! With a versatile experience and background in office administration, Juliane is looking forward to ensuring ease in the process internally. Juliane’s goal is to provide excellent and uncomplicated aid to our patients!