Meet the Team
Our Staff is Special
Dr. Prentice’s expert staff helps her keep patients satisfied. We are focused on proper care just as much as comfort. Our office is welcoming, friendly, and provides state-of-the-art orthodontic treatments.
Our team is comprised of certified, Registered Assistants that are constantly learning new ways to improve patient health. At the same time, our office staff has years of experience caring for patients and strives to better patient experiences.
Like Dr. Prentice, our staff loves to study the field of orthodontics. We partake in continuing education courses, various trainings and keep up with technological advancements to help ourselves and our patients shine.
As with her patients, Dr. Prentice treats her staff like family. We all support each other in creating an amazing environment for patients and ourselves. In turn, we love what we do and the outcome benefits our patients.
Sam joins us with marketing experience while completing her Psychology and Business Degree at Pennsylvania State University. She’s fairly new to Colorado, moved here for an adventure and enjoying every minute! She’s a quick study and enjoys the field of Orthodontics especially, to see how proud patients are of their new smiles. Her German Shepherd, named Archie, has become her buddy on hikes, camping, exploring the Colorado Rockies and she loves to try new restaurants.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela”
Jailah started with us in High School as our Sterilization Tech and still with us while attending college to pursue nursing. She is now an Orthodontic Assistant, and enjoys putting smiles on patients! She loves traveling, the Colorado Mountains, trying new places to eat and riding scooters downtown Denver but her favorite pastime is being with family.
“Life is better when you cry a little, laugh a lot, and are thankful for everything you got.”
Rio always has a smile and has been a Certified DA since 2000. She enjoys working with patients and loves to be a part of their smile transformation. She’s married, has 4 kiddos and loves spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, fishing, and exploring the Colorado Rockies!
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age! Lucille Ball”
Teana has been in the Orthodontic Field since 2007 and her favorite is when patients finish their treatment and see their smile for the first time. She married her High School sweetheart and they have a son, for which has a great sense of humor and loves Football. She also has 2 fur babies from the Lab Rescue that are extremely spoiled! Her and her family enjoy spending time together with friends and always up for an adventure.
“It’s the little things in life.”
Dr. Ricarda Prentice
Dr. Ricarda Prentice believes a great smile builds confidence. She is passionate about helping you achieve your ideal self through a beautiful, healthy smile. She started in this field to better people’s oral health but also to fix their overall wellbeing and state of mind.
With her holistic approach, Dr. Prentice strives to improve both function and aesthetic to bring back a person’s confidence and happiness through attentive orthodontic care. Dr. Prentice knows first-hand that issues like crossbite, underbite, open bite, deep bite, crowding, spacing, protrusion and disproportionate jaw growth can hurt self-esteem and cause harmful, underlying health issues like gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and ear pain.
Before becoming one of Broomfield’s best orthodontists, Dr. Prentice practiced general dentistry for four years, then enrolled in the University of Alberta to complete her orthodontic residency. She later earned her Doctorate from Creighton University.
Despite already knowing so much about oral health care, Dr. Prentice continues to study advanced orthodontics through some of North America’s most respected clinical training programs. All of this means Dr. Prentice’s is focused on providing excellent clinical care. With her, you’re more than a number, you’re a valued patient and a friend. Patients enjoy that she spends one-on-one time getting to know them and their needs. *See some of their testimonials below.
Dr. Prentice is a familiar face in the community. Her philanthropic endeavors are near to her heart, as she sponsors and donates to fundraisers for many of the schools in the Broomfield, Westminster, and Thornton area.
When Dr. Prentice is not with her patients, she spends time with her wonderful husband, Dan, and their energetic son, Ryder. She loves her wonderful Colorado lifestyle and enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, biking, traveling, reading or audiobooks, and baking.
Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. *John Lennon”