Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you, and we look forward to serving you. You’ve come to the right place!

Virg

Registered Dental Hygienist

meet the team

I have been a hygienist for more than 15 years and love meeting my patients’ clinical and personal needs. I focus on a patient’s specific concerns and work with him or her to improve oral health and smile. During patients’ visits, I enjoy developing long-term relationships and passing on my knowledge about the connection between a healthy mouth and body, and give them the information they need to keep both in great shape.

I’ve lived in Truckee since 2000. It’s a wonderful place to raise my family and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

Denee

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I enjoy seeing how a healthy, bright smile improves a person’s self-confidence and happiness. I worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Colpitts for six years before returning to school in 2008 for my dental hygiene degree and certification. It’s a joy to work in a positive, supportive environment where we help people develop healthy smiles and overall wellness.

A native of Reno, I enjoy all the outdoor opportunities offered by this area.

 

Jamie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie

I am a Truckee native and yes I enjoy where I live. If not caring for patients you will find me Skiing at Squaw, Wakeboarding on Tahoe, Mountain Biking, Hiking, or at Crossfit (as an instructor). You will see me out with my dog Joey (cutest ‘lil dog ever!).

I am a people person so enjoy getting to know all my patients, sharing my experiences and knowledge in and out of the dental chair. In return I get to learn from the awesome Team at Sierra Crest Dental and from you (our awesome patients) and expand my world.

 

Tammy

Dental Assistant

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They say the average adult changes their career five times. I am proud to say I’m not one of those people. I have a long history of working in holistic dentistry; this is where my heart is. I genuinely care for people. It’s important for me to work in a positive, caring environment with an excellent dentist and team. Dr. Colpitts has a longstanding and excellent reputation in the dental field. When asked by my friends about finding a dentist, my advice is always to find a dental office where one is comfortable, with a top-notch dentist who emphasizes your total health and individual needs: locally, that’s Sierra Crest Dental!

I’m originally from Reno and still live here. I have a son who’s the light of my life. Our family has two spoiled, lovable dogs. I enjoy gourmet cooking, yoga, and mountain biking.

 

Ale

Dental Assistant

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I started at Sierra Crest Dental in Sterilization. I find dentistry fascinating and have returned to be a dental assistant. I enjoy seeing our patients improve their smiles. I have lived in Truckee since 1996, so you could call me a native! I have two wonderful children and I am finding the balance as a working mom.

I love being outdoors where I hike, swim and camp.

 

Evelyn

Sterilization Assistant

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I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn and grow, both in a new profession and personally, at Sierra Crest Dental. My goal is to provide outstanding service and provide a great experience for our patients and team.

Having been born and raised in Truckee, she knows a lot about the area and has recently been exploring the true outdoor Truckee lifestyle! She loves spending time with her family and is always smiling.

 

Sue

Office Manager

Suzanne

I have called Tahoe home for over 40 years where my husband and I raised our two daughters. I am thrilled to have three grandchildren now. When not spending time with them, I spend my time creating jewelry, hiking the woods, and enjoying our beautiful Lake Tahoe. 

I couldn't be happier working with a better team and the best patients around. Look for for me, I'm the one in the pink puffy!

 

Haley

Marketing Coordinator 

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I have lived in Tahoe since 2015. I didn’t come too far though, as I grew up in the foothills. Here at Sierra Crest Dental I am gaining so much knowledge and really enjoy getting to know our incredible patients.  

I moved to the area to fully immerse myself in the mountain lifestyle. In the winter you will find me snowboarding at Squaw and in the summer I am always outside either camping, hiking, or mountain biking. In my spare time I make jewelry (sometimes with Sue!), read, and enjoy cooking up elaborate meals. I also love to travel, so be sure to tell me a tale of your adventues!

 

Wendy

Scheduling Coordinator

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I may be a newer member to the Team here at Sierra Crest Dental but I have been in Dentistry for many years. I chose to be involved in the Dental Field because I love to interact with people and to be in the position to help them. I enjoy hearing about their great experiences in our office and witnessing their confidence in themselves as they achieve their dental goals.

I am originally from Lodi, moved to Truckee in 2003 raised two, now grown children, Shayna & Justin and have since moved to Reno with my supportive husband Ken and pets, black Lab Drake, cats Joe and Leon. We have also expanded our family with our foster children Racing and Roamie, hoping to adopt them.

Lake Tahoe is still my favorite go to place, I enjoy being outside and spending time with family.

 

Whitney

Scheduling Coordinator

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I am a true local born and raised in Tahoe. I grew up skiing at Diamond Peak in the winter and playing tennis in the summer months. You can catch my partner and I out on our boat wake boarding, and I’ve even started to get out on my new SUP!

I have worked in dentistry only for a short period of time, so I look forward to gaining new knowledge and being a part of such an experienced and professional team.

 
The place where you’ll find the rare combination of mercury-safe and superior dental care in a comfortable and service-oriented environment.You’ll love your smile ...guaranteed!