Meet Your Dental Team
At Sage Dental Care, our doctors may be the backbone of our operation, but the dedicated staff are the heart. Every person you meet within the walls of our four office locations is highly trained, friendly, and ready to make your appointment as comfortable and satisfying as it can possibly be. To learn more about each individual team member, please continue reading. If you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, contact us today in Lafayette, Westminster, or Boulder, CO.
Fawn, Office Manager
Lafayette, Boulder, Westminster
Fawn is the voice you hear when you call Sage Dental Care and the face you see when you walk in! She always tries to do her part to make your office visit the most pleasant dental experience of your life.
Fawn was born in Oregon, but she has lived in Colorado for the majority of her life. She attended high school in Highlands Ranch and attended some college courses at UNC. Her family is made up of a bunch of runners. She personally ran track and cross country in high school, but now only run and works out for fun. Her hobbies include horses, rodeo, and cooking. She is half Mexican Indian and concerned about American Indian issues. At Sage Dental Care, the whole team is interested in doing things that can improve the lives of those less fortunate, which is why they’re happy to serve Medicaid recipients.
Alison, Office Manager
Alison is originally from Calgary, Alberta, where she attended the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Today, she has been working in the dental field for 20 years now, first becoming a member of our team two years ago. Getting to meet and know the patients is her favorite part of the job.
Alison’s family members are her favorite people in the world, and outside of work, she enjoys running, painting, and listening to live music. She actually grew up with professional wrestlers!
Jessica, Front Desk
I am a Colorado Native with an Artistic background graduating with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. I have been in the medical/dental field for over 8 years and enjoy helping patients with their needs. My creative abilities often surface when I approach problem solving, when I write, and in working on office projects.
I found my catch on the dating site “Plenty of Fish” and treasure every moment with my man and his two wonderful boys. In my spare time I like delving into many forms of Art, singing with The Denver Chorale, spending time with family and friends, and staying active outside in our beautiful state.
Monika, Office Manager
Monika was born and raised here in Colorado. She graduated from Northglenn High School in 2010. She has been working in the dental field for 6 years and enjoys it very much. Her favorite part about her job is being able to meet so many different people and welcome them kindly as soon as they walk through the door to make sure they get a good first impression.
Outside of work Monika enjoys spending time with her family, going hiking, going to the gym and of course watching football.
Lynda graduated in 2004 with a BS degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago before going on to earn her dental hygiene degree in 2009. She has been told several times that she has a gentle touch and always strives to make your hygiene experience as comfortable as possible. She loves educating her patients and offering suggestions for how you can improve your oral health.
Outside of the office, Lynda enjoys running, cooking, traveling, and riding her motorcycle. After a hard day’s work, she likes hanging out with her two year old son Anthony. She also loves hiking with her husband and two year old English bulldog. She practiced dental hygiene for two and a half years before moving to Colorado. In her spare time, she actually volunteered for her city’s mobile dental clinic, serving low income families. She is very excited to be working for Sage Dental Care and hopes to see you soon!
Charlotte has an impressive 42 years of experience in dentistry. Charlotte joined our team when we purchased the Boulder Dental Practice location, in which she worked, from Dr. Gary Hulse, a wonderful Dentist who served the Boulder community for over 4 decades. She attended Rangely Junior College. She loves getting to work with such great people and patients every day.
Originally from Pueblo, Charlotte and her husband have a full-grown son and daughter, as well as a grandson and granddaughter. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys going to her cabin in Tabanash, hiking, cross country skiing, watching the grandkids, and cooking. Funnily enough, Charlotte is a quiet person who doesn’t smile much in her everyday life!
Boulder & Westminster
Melissa has been working in dentistry for three years and counting, first joining Sage Dental Care one and a half years ago. She attended San Juan College and Eastern New Mexico University before pursuing her dental education at Fortis Institute in Erie, PA. Her favorite part of her work is being able to help people feel better about both their smiles and their health.
Originally from Farmington, NM, Melissa has a partner named Aaron, an 11 year old son named Holden, and an eight year old daughter named Haydyn. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys playing video games, watching movies, cooking, baking, hanging out with loved ones, dancing, and reading. Dentistry is actually her second career! She chose to follow her dreams later in life and couldn’t be happier with her chosen path today.
Laura is one of our Dental Hygienists that brings over 20 years of Dental experience to our office. She always knew she wanted to be a Hygienist at a very young age. She started out in the field as a Dental Assistant and after about 10 years in that position, she went back to school in TN to pursue her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist. She received her degree with honors in patient education. She prides herself in helping others with her compassion and care. She loves being there to make you comfortable and give you a gentle and thorough cleaning. She likes to educate her patients without lecturing them. She also loves the ability and freedom to work part-time, while also focusing on her other full-time job of being a Mother.
Laura is from Maryland, she lived on a farm at a young age and spent most of it being in the outdoors and nature. Which led her to CA and then to TN and GA. She still had not found the perfect spot to settle down until moving to Colorado. She loves all of what it has to offer. In her spare time she backpacks, hikes, whitewater rafts, snowshoes and spends as much time outdoors as possible with her husband of 17 years and 4 year old miracle daughter. She also lives with 5 cats they rescued while in TN. She is very fond of nature and all it's beauty. She loves to photograph landscape and wildlife. She's even been told her work is good enough to sell!
Marion, Registered Dental Hygienist
Marion has 37 years of experience as a dental hygienist, and even after all of this time, she still says that her favorite part of the job is having the opportunity to educate our patients to help them improve their oral health. She takes extra special care to be gentle and thorough in everything that she does around the office. As a three-time breast cancer survivor, she is thankful for modern medicine and loves that she gets to help people safeguard their own health every day.
Marion was born and raised in Grand Junction and is proud to be a Colorado native. Outside of the office, she likes to ride her horses and spend time in the barn of her family farm in Greeley. She has ridden, shown, and trained horses for many years and has also volunteered with the Boulder Valley Pony Club when her son was actively riding and competing. She’s now retired from competing herself, so these days, she enjoys riding trails and taking pack trips with her horses around different parts of Colorado in addition to camping, fishing, and cooking.
Stephanie, Extended Duty Dental Assistant
Stephanie was born in California and moved to Colorado when she was nine years old. She graduated from the Pima Medical Institute with her degree in Dental Assisting in 2007. She has two little boys named Elija (age 8) and James (age 7.) She spends her free time with her boys, who both love sports and playing outside. Her favorite part of working in the dental field is getting to know each of the patients and help provide the most comfortable, relaxing visit possible. She looks forward to meeting you!
Payton Batliner, Co-Founder and Finance Officer
Payton was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and today, his whole family is proud to serve patients at Sage Dental Care for six years and counting. He earned his MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to his work at the practice, he has been the Board of Directors Treasurer of the Denver Indian Center for six years, which is a non-profit that’s focused on cultural and personal development for the American Indian Community in Denver.
Payton has a daughter named Shea, who was born in 2016. His hobbies outside of the office include running, playing guitar, and keeping up-to-date with American Indian issues.