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!
Joy Henderson, Office Manager
Joy has over 30 years dental experience, starting with assisting for 17 years in all aspects of dentistry to treatment planning, managing and consulting. She spent the past few years consulting for dental offices and started to miss being part of a dental team and working with the patients, which brought her back to managing once again, and loving it! Joy has a son in college and her daughter is a high school student. Originally from Southern California, Joy spends her free time with her fiancé and their 2 dogs, Laker and Husker, exploring the beautiful Colorado mountains. Joy loves sushi, and the outdoors.
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.
Audra Ovsenik, Hygienist
Born and raised in Rochester, NY. Attended Monroe Community College, and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Audra moved out west seeking new opportunities in Colorado. She has always been interested in dentistry and has a natural inclination for helping others. Being a dental hygienist allows her to treat others with quality care to enhance their health, confidence and over-all well being. Audra enjoys camping, hiking, photography and collecting cacti!
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.