Meet Your Boulder Dentists
Once you’ve chosen an oral healthcare home for the whole family, the last thing you want is to find yourself constantly referred out to other specialists. At Sage Dental Care, we offer a whole team of experienced and accomplished doctors who have your best interests at heart, and they’re capable of providing many advanced services that you can’t find at just any general practice. To learn more about them, continue reading. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact our Boulder, CO location today!
Terry Batliner, DDS
Dr. Terry Batliner is a Colorado native who was born and raised in east Denver. He went to college at the University of Northern Colorado Dental School at the University of Iowa and also attended the Royal Dental College of Denmark and business school (earning his MBA in health care management) also at Iowa.
Dr. Batliner is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and he spent the first eight years of his career in the Indian Health Services, providing healthcare to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. He has held senior leadership positions in Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, the Veteran Administration (VA), and Delta Dental of Colorado. He is currently on faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health and has served on the faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, where he was clinical Dean.
Dr. Batliner’s primary interest is clinical dentistry, but he is also an accomplished academician and has many research papers to his name. He is an internationally recognized authority on the oral health status of American Indians and the prevention of dental decay. He is a courageous advocate for the underserved and is committed to improving access to dental care for people living in Native communities, rural areas, and inner cities.
Andrea Schmidt, DDS
Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2010. After finishing her dental training, she went on to complete a general dentistry residency at Denver Health and Hospitals. During her residency, she gained additional experience in emergency treatment, treating children and medically compromised patients, and many other complex procedures.
Dr. Schmidt moved to Denver from her home state of Iowa and is really enjoying life in Colorado. Her hobbies include spending time in the mountains skiing, hiking, and camping. On Saturdays, you can find her cheering on her beloved Iowa Hawkeyes football team.
Michael Crossley, DDS
Dr. Crossley graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000, briefly practicing in the UK before he returned to Sydney in order to become the new Clinical Director of the Pacific Smiles Group (Australia’s largest operator of dental care). During this time, he provided several advanced services, including dental implants, IV sedation, and oral surgery. He also completed a surgical externship training at three tertiary care hospitals in Australia, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Royal Sunderland Hospital in the UK, Grady Memorial in Atlanta, and other esteemed locations.
In 2005, Dr. Crossley moved to the United States. Later, he completed an international program at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, gaining excellent experience in oral surgery and periodontics among other specialties. He also served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Surgery and Surgical Dentistry, teaching pre and post-doctoral students.
Today, Dr. Crossley has completed thousands of hours of continuing education, and he is a current member of the ADA, AGO, AAE, AAID, and ASDA. He has a research background in bone biomineralization and protein sequencing – his thesis on the latter actually led to publications in the prestigious Journal of Dental Research. He currently focuses his readings on advancements in the fields of Biomineralization, Implantology, and Periodontics.
Dr. Crossley’s hobbies include mentoring new graduates and discussing interdisciplinary patient care with his colleagues. He and his wife Stacy have three children.
Andrew Holecek, DDS
Dr. Holecek graduated from Indiana University with dual degrees in Music and Physics before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He also completed a General Practice Residency in 1989. Today, he is the co-founder of the Global Dental Relief Project, an organization that provides free dental care to impoverished children in Nepal, India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Africa. Dr. Batliner was actually on the board of directors, and the two doctors share a strong sense of community service to this day. After all, they’ve been given so much, and they want to give back.
Dentistry runs in Dr. Holecek’s family, as he shares the profession with both his mother and his brother. His father was a dental lab technician as well! His professional goal is to provide state-of-the-art care in a compassionate environment. He also promotes honesty in dentistry, never “over-treating” patients for the sake of the bottom line. He cares for everyone he sees as if they were a family member, and he uses his training in stress management and hypnosis to create comfortable environments for them. He is well-trained in all phases of general dentistry and continues to have a passion for learning, attending multiple continuing education courses every year. He believes this is a Golden Age for dentistry, and he couldn’t be happier to be practicing this noble profession alongside his friend Dr. Batliner.
Skiing is what first brought Dr. Holecek to Colorado thirty years ago, and he’s never leaving this amazing state. Outside of the dental world, he is also a concert-level pianist, a published author, and an avid tennis player and skier. His other hobbies include running and being in Colorado’s great outdoors.