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Linda is our front office receptionist.  She has experience in the medical field as a Nursing Assistant and has been a receptionist for a number of years.  She has also been a member of our team since we began practicing at our current location.  Linda will be the first to greet you and make you feel at home in our office.  She enjoys biking with her husband Larry, working in the yard, and traveling.


Patty has been working as an assistant for over 16 years and has been with our office from our first day in 2004.  She is extremely talented and knowledgeable in her field.  She helps things move quickly and smoothly. Patty enjoys four-wheeling, going to concerts and just hanging out with friends and family.


Cody joined us in May of 2008 and is the newest member our dental team.  She was born in California, but has been a Cortez resident for most of her life.  She is assisting in both the front office and back so you are sure to see her around.  She has an outgoing and friendly attitude and makes a wonderful addition to our team.  Cody is into the arts and loves spending time outdoors, practicing archery and being with her family.


Sarah is our part time hygienist.  She has been working as a dental hygienist for over 15 years.  Her patients say she has a gentle touch and a wonderful ability to help them relax in the chair.  With her vast experience she is more than happy to answer any dental questions you might have.  When Sarah is not working at the dental office she is usually running her her two active daughters to events and having fun with family and friends.


Cerissa, our full time hygienist, was born and raised in Pleasant View.  She graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2003.  During her hygiene program she worked in several low-income clinics in Grand Junction and for the Indian Health Service as a volunteer.  She has been with our office since 2004.  She says her favorite part of the job is building relationships with patients, which is obvious by the way established patients greet her.  Cerissa enjoys landscaping and just about all adventurous outdoor activities.

Dr. Howard Pack

Dr. Howard Pack graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2009 after which he did an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University Hospital of Cleveland.  Following residency, he and his wife Whitney, moved to Durango and began their respective practices. Whitney is a pediatrician in Durango. Both Howard and Whitney have strong ties to the southwest. Howard was born and raised in northern New Mexico and Whitney was raised in Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  They have both dreamed of coming back to the area and are thrilled to finally be home.  Both love the outdoors and are looking forward to discovering all the beautiful places in southwest Colorado.