meet The Staff at Peak OMS and Dental Implant Center
SHANNON GERZE, Practice Administrator
Shannon joined us in July of 2018 and came to us with a well rounded background in medical assisting and billing. She swiftly picked up Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a new found love along the way. She has always been passionate about connecting with patients and putting them at ease, she says she enjoys it even more so at Peak due to her team of close knit colleagues. Shannon has now been at Peak for several years and seen it grow to a multi-location practice with almost twenty employees. She prides herself on cultivating new relationships and engaging our referring community and being a constant resource for them and their offices. Shannon helms financials as well as constantly striving to learn more as she leads our dedicated team of employees at both the Lakewood and Littleton offices. She is on the national advisory board for the Master’s program at Spear, a role in which she is always collaborating with like-minded private practices and individuals across the country.
Shannon has been married for over 10 years and has two kids who are the light of her life. Her son Brayden is a high schooler and sports fanatic and keeps her busy outside of the office with football practice. Her young daughter is an aspiring dancer and a true mommy’s-girl! In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time in her Kitchen with family.
PATRICIA SMITH, Administrative Coordinator
Pat is typically the first friendly face you’ll be warmly greeted by upon walking in to our office, she has worked in our building for many years and is often recognized by patients in the surrounding community. The majority of her working career has been in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery but her early beginnings were in general dentistry as an expanded duties dental assistant. Dr. Noori inherited Pat in 2012 from his predecessor, Dr. Larry Snider when he bought the practice. Since then she has proven to her co-workers that she is the glue of our front desk whom we can’t live without. With her years of expertise in clinical and patient care, she can answer most of your questions whether it is in regards to finances, figuring out dental benefits or your procedure. Helping patients make sense of what can be a seemingly intimidating process and put them at ease has become second nature to Pat.
Pat is originally from Missouri, although she moved here at the young age of two so she considers herself a native. She has two amazing daughters, Lauren and Melanie, and her family is the focus of most of her free time. Lauren is happily married locally and is a CPA while Melanie graduated from Metropolitan State University and has joined the Peak team and brought a a tremendous amount of new energy and talents! When not at the office, Pat enjoys reading, walking and spending time with friends in the great outdoors of Colorado.
AMY ORTIVEZ, Dental Implant & Treatment Coordinator
Amy is a Colorado native who moved back to CO several years ago after spending time in Texas and the Southeast and has not looked back since! Amy originally joined the Peak team as an extern while in Dental Assisting school, she was hired on immediately after graduating. After 2 years as a Surgical & Anesthesia assistant, she transitioned into her current role as our Implant Treatment Coordinator which she has now held for 4 years, making her one of the longest tenured ITC in the Denver metro. She aims to educate our patients on how they may rehabilitate their oral health with dental implants and explaining treatment options to our patients; they love her genuineness and always-smiling positive energy! She coordinates implant treatment with our referring teams and has become extremely knowledgeable with Dental Implantology on both the surgical and restorative level. She attends numerous continuing education courses on a monthly basis both locally and nationally and helps coordinate study clubs affiliated with Nobel Biocare, Zimmer Biomet, and Straumann that Dr. Noori leads. Amy is also ACLS certified and a certified phlebotomist.
In her free time, Amy and her baseball-loving husband, Mark are huge Rockies (as well as Red Sox) fans in addition to being huge football/Broncos fans. Mark and Amy have a beautiful 4-year old daughter, Mila, 2 year old daughter Nilsa, and 1 year old son Yadier. Mark is hopeful they will all be stars on the diamond soon! Together, the love to spend quality time with their large, tight-knit local circle of family and friends.
DANA OUGHTON, 3D Printing & Planning Specialist
Dana got her start here at Peak in the summer of 2017 as assistant implant coordinator, since then she has grown with us alternating roles between Surgical and Anesthesia Assistant, Patient Relations to where currently she is our 3D guide engineer. She works very closely with Dr. Noori and Amy to ensure all implant procedures are streamlined and personalized to each patients needs. Dana is known around the office for her infectious laughter and always keeping us giggling.
Dana, her husband Ted and daughters Chloe and Pressly are all Colorado natives. They love spending time together and enjoy the outdoors. They have quite a family of animals in their dogs Dottie and Spencer and many chickens! They also enjoy collecting antiques, running 5ks, and playing soccer.
Tawni Halsted, CLINICAL LEAD
Brian Estrada, Surgical & Anesthesia Assistant
Cecily Hill, Surgical & Anesthesia Assistant
Morgan Loeffler, Surgical & Anesthesia Assistant
RENEE DALGLEISH, Surgical & Anesthesia Assistant
Renee joined us with an expanded background in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. She previously worked for an Oral Surgeon in Highlands Ranch up until he retired. Renee has a very calm demeanor, her most revered part of her career is meeting new people and finding a common ground that helps to patients at ease.
Originally from Michigan, Renee has been in Colorado since 2009. As an athlete, she spends most of her free time running. In the fall of 2018, she traveled to Sweden for a 3 day, 75k trail run! Renee keeps us all motivated with her ambition for health. She is ACLS and Phlebotomy certified and is currently studying for the Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination.