Our Denver, Colorado Dental Team
Carolyn Vrablic Registered Dental Hygienist
Carolyn launched her career at Pearl Dentistry in 2011 after graduating from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. She feels privileged to be a part of the dedicated and dynamic team at Pearl, and her greatest pleasure at work is spending quality time treating and getting to know her patients.
Originally from Mokena, IL, Carolyn holds a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and is certified in CPR and local anesthesia. She is grateful for a loving and supportive family who enjoy their visits to beautiful Colorado and Pearl Dentistry! Her hobbies include snowboarding, yoga, cooking, and traveling. Carolyn is also an avid runner and has completed a marathon and several half-marathons.
Kellye 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.
Vanessa Loya Dental Assistant
Vanessa has been working in dentistry since 2003 and joined our practice 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!
Laura Ibarra Dental Assistant
Laura has been a dental assistant at Pearl Dentistry since 2014 and has been working in dentistry since 2000. Always happy and laughing, she loves being with her co-workers and treating patients.
Laura is from El Paso, TX, and went to Del Valle High School there. She is certified in CPR and AED. Laura and her husband, Macario, have two children: a daughter who loves crafts and collecting rocks and a son who loves his cats, Shadow and Meadow. When she isn’t working, she enjoys fishing, hiking, Netflix marathons and making yummy home cooked meals. Laura is fluent in Spanish and has a tattoo that her mother doesn’t like so much.
Michelle Herrera Patient Relations Coordinator
Michelle joined Pearl Dentistry in 2015 with nearly two decades of experience in dental care. She loves being part of a great team that is passionate about helping people in her hometown community of Denver, CO. She holds certifications in radiography, and expanded functions dental assisting. Michelle keeps her skills and knowledge current with CE courses such as through the Brady Group and other educational opportunities.
Michelle comes from a family of five kids, and has four children of her own: Eli and Ian, as well as twins Ava and Olivia. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, crafting, painting, being outdoors, biking, fishing, camping, and snowboarding.
Kathryn Schlatter Operations Manager
Kathryn is who we rely on to keep the entire practice running smoothly. She has been working in dentistry for 8 years and has actually been with Pearl Dentistry since it opened! She loves coming to work every day because she enjoys being part of a practice where the patient always comes first and is treated like family.
Kathryn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado with a B.S in Communication, which included an emphasis on healthcare communication. Today, she is constantly training and educating herself so that she can better serve our patients.
Away from the 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 hiking and fishing in the summertime and snowmobiling and snowboarding in the winter.
Zhonnae Sanabria Dental Assistant
Zhonnae has worked in the dental field since 2014 and has been with Pearl Dentistry since 2016. Her favorite parts about her job are being in a very positive, uplifting environment and getting to know all of her patients. She’s great at remembering people’s names!
Zhonnae was extremely motivated as a student and acquired all of her dental certifications while still in high school at Warren Tech. She was even class president! One day, she hopes to become a dentist herself.
With her free time, Zhonnae enjoys traveling, snowboarding, skiing, hiking, and getting ready for her next bodybuilding competition.