Request an appointment button Patient Portal button
Pearl Dentistry logo (720) 440-9296
2200 West 29th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

Meet Our Denver, Colorado Dental Team

Dental hygienist KellyeKellye Reil Dental Hygienist

Kellye brings 22 years of dental hygiene experience to her work with patients at Pearl Dentistry. She enjoys being able to listen to patients’ personal as well as dental needs in a comfortable setting.

Originally from Norman, OK, Kellye has lived in beautiful Colorado since 1986. She earned a B.S. with hygiene degree from the University Of Colorado School Of Dentistry. She was married in 1997, and her hobbies are golfing, running, skiing, biking, swimming, and camping.

Dental assistant VenssaVanessa Loya Dental Assistant

Vanessa has been working in dentistry since 2003 and joined our dental office in 2015. As a dental assistant, she enjoys helping patients with their oral health. She received her dental training at Pima Medical and has EDDA certification, as well as OSHA training.

Vanessa grew up in the Highlands. She and her husband have three children, and when she isn’t working, she enjoys baseball, camping, and spending time with family and friends. Plus, Vanessa is a great cook!

Operations manager KathrynKathryn Schlatter Operations Manager

Kathryn is who we rely on to keep the entire dental office running smoothly. Kathryn was Pearl Dentistry's very first employee and has been with Pearl Dentistry for 7 years and in the Dental field for 9 years. She's grateful to work with a team and doctors who always put their patients first and are always striving to exceed their patients' expectations. She loves creating lasting relationships with patients and the community.

Kathryn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with a B.S in Communication, which included an emphasis on healthcare communication and a Minor in Political Science. Today, she is constantly training and educating herself so that she can better serve our patients.

Away from the dental office, she loves spending time with her husband, Donald, and their two beautiful children, Mason and Aubrey. They love to do anything outdoors, so you can often find them enjoying all the beautiful outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Patient coordinator AmandaAmanda Williamson Patient Coordinator

Amanda first got her start in the dental field six years ago, and her career at Pearl Dentistry started in 2017. She completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology and HR Management from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. She loves working for such a caring team and admires how the doctors always take the time to get to know every patient. She is very passionate about the power of smiles and the impact they can have on a person’s quality of life. Building relationships with patients is her favorite part of this position!

Amanda is originally from Madison, WI and now lives in the Denver area. Whenever she’s not busy at the dental office, you can find her hiking, kayaking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, and petting any dog she can.

Temp photo for team member Kristi Gallagher

Patient Coordinator

Kristi’s career in the dental field spans over two decades so far, and she first joined our office in November of 2018. As our patient coordinator, she handles schedules, coordinates with doctors to take care of each patient to the very best of their abilities, and verifies the insurance information of new patients. She has her Associates in Occupational Sciences and is National Board Certified in radiology. The dental field has always been her passion, and she is very proud to work with such talented doctors, state-of-the-art equipment, and compassionate team members.

Outside of working hours, Kristi’s two grown sons are the light of her life. Her personal hobbies include skiing, traveling, hiking, and sifting through a good book.

Temp photo for team member Jodi Buhrt

Dental Hygienist

Jodi first became a member of our team in 2019, and her overall career in oral healthcare spans a full decade. As one of our dental hygienists, she handles such crucial tasks as taking X-rays, performing dental cleanings, and treating planning. She has her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene and feels very fortunate to work for dentists who genuinely care for patients and love what they do! She really enjoys getting to know all about her patients, their families, and their interests throughout each appointment.

Originally from Indiana, Jodi moved to Denver in April of 2019. When she isn’t busy at the practice, her favorite hobbies include traveling, hiking, wake surfing, cooking, and doing yoga.

Temp photo for team member Chelsea W.

Dental Assistant

Originally from Clearwater Beach, FL, Chelsea now lives in the Denver area. She has been working in the dental field for well over five years and counting, first joining Pearl Dentistry in 2018. She studied at Florida State University and is a Certified Dental Assistant. She loves the easygoing nature of our practice and the ways in which the whole team provides truly exceptional care to patients. She goes above and beyond to help each person feel comfortable with a smile!

When she isn’t busy at the practice, Chelsea spends her free time streaming games on the weekends and going on long hikes.

Temp photo for team memberTemp photo for team member Amy Emsberger

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy’s career in oral healthcare spans well over a decade so far, with time spent as both a dental assistant and as a hygienist. She has her Associates in Applied Science, as well as certification in dental lasers. She joined the Pearl Dentistry team in April of 2018 and feels 100% confident that the entire team here always has the patients’ best interests at heart! Better yet, her personal history of orthodontic and orthognathic surgeries makes her empathetic to the anxiety that often comes with dental care. She deeply cares for each person’s overall health and wants them to feel like they’re one of her trusted friends or family members.

Amy grew up in both Michigan and Minnesota with six older siblings. Today, she has fifteen nieces and nephews and loves being a proud Auntie to them! Her other favorite hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, hiking, running, and kayaking. She has completed two marathons so far and is considering training for a trail triathlon soon.