Meet Your Lafayette Dentists
At Sage Dental Care, our doctors are highly experienced and fully dedicated to providing patients with the most satisfying care experience possible here in Lafayette, Co. Their combined expertise allows us to offer a wide variety of advanced services as well, which limits time-consuming trips to outside specialists. Learn more about them below, or contact our practice today to schedule first appointments for you and your family!
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.
Thomas Kammer, DDS
Dr. Thomas Kammer is a graduate of Regis University (1978) and the University of Iowa College of Dentistry (1982). He is also a Charter Member of the Academy for Sports Dentistry (1983), attended the University of Colorado Department of Sports Medicine (1982-1988), and has attained Fellowship from Academy of General Dentistry (1993). He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Boulder County Dental Forum, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He earned a certificate in Small Diameter Implant Placement and Restoration in 2009.
Dr. Kammer was named to 5280 Magazine’s list of Top Dentists in the Front Range, and he has taken extensive post-graduate training in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques at the University of Minnesota and SUNY-Buffalo College of Dentistry. Today, his emphasis is on complete diagnosis and treatment, with the understanding that oral health has a significant relationship with overall physical wellbeing. He will always effectively communicate his findings to patients so that they are able to make intelligent decisions regarding their oral healthcare.
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.