A California native, Melyssa joined our team in 2005 but has worked in dentistry since 1996. She earned a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene with a minor in microbiology. Her certifications include registered dental assistant, laser, CPR, local anesthetic, and inhaled sedation, and has been an honored recipient of the Western Society of Periodontology Award. Melyssa has taken many continuing education courses over the years, including those in periodontology, sleep apnea/mouth breathing, OSHA, HIPAA, and others. Her favorite part of working at Springs Dentist is the relationships she’s made with her patients and co-workers. When she isn’t getting to know patients in the office, Melyssa likes spending time with her family and friends, watching her kids play sports, snow skiing, mountain biking, hiking, reading, and watching the Rockies baseball and Patriots football. She is proud to live here in Colorado with her husband, who works for the city fire department, their three kids, and their dog.