Our Team Is More Than You Would Expect

You will be pleased with our team's level of skill and surprised with how warm and friendly they are while providing your dental care. We feel fortunate that we have such a quality team, and we know you will appreciate all they do for you during every visit!

Administrative Team

Holie Romero, Office Manager

Holie has been a Dental Office Administrator for over 15 years.  She loves working with her patients, and seeing there beautiful smiles. She is caring and understanding and will work hard to help you achieve your best dental health.  She is a Colorado Native and has three children. She enjoys Swimming, Skiing, Dancing, Cooking and spending time with her family. 

Ramona Manzanares, Schedule Coordinator

She has 20+ years as an administration and management. She is a Colorado native. She grew up in Colorado in the Washington Park area; and has not found a reason to leave this beautiful state.  She is a Denver Bronco fan for life! She has two daughters, one in college and the  other has decided to work with special needs children. She also has a custom cake business.


Clinical Team

Melissa Powers, Hygienist

Melissa is an outdoor enthusiast who loves all the beauty and adventure that Colorado has to offer.  A native of Southern California, she received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo and an Associate of Arts in Dental Hygiene from Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA.  From 2008 to 2011 she served on Active Duty for the U.S. Army working as a dental hygienist at Fort Carson, CO.  Her passions range from family to fitness and you can usually find her outside exploring a mountain trail.


Victoria Ruggeri, Lead Assistant

Victoria graduated from Concorde Career College in 2012 and began working in general practice dentistry. Shortly after beginning her journey in dentistry, she fell in love with pediatrics. Victoria enjoyed working with children because she wanted to start them with a happy and fun dental experience.  After three years of pediatrics, Victoria moved on to work along side five oral surgeons. Dentistry quickly became her passion and she has had the opportunity to see many different specialties. Victoria started as Dr. Hekkert's lead assistant in late 2016. She has a young daughter named Kinsley and a boxer named Busta. Victoria enjoys snowboarding and cooking with family. Originally born in Brooklyn, she has lived in beautiful Colorado since 1996.