The Meyer Heim Dental Team
Our Highlands Ranch dental team will go above and beyond to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel a positive energy and experience a high-quality team of people dedicated to making sure you have a great experience.
Dr. Jay Heim
Dr. Jay Heim has been practicing dentistry for over 25 years, having operated a private practice in Glenwood Springs, CO, since 1998 before relocating to Highlands Ranch, CO in 2015.
Originally from Louisville, Nebraska, Dr. Heim moved to Colorado 10 days after graduating from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 1991. He has continued his dental training at the Pankey Institute in Miami, FL, and at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Heim has a special interest in providing implant restorations and treating misaligned bites.
Personally, Dr. Heim and his wife of more than 20 years, Martha, have three children: Katie, Matt, and Ben. They are avid skiers and mountain bikers, and Dr. Heim and his wife enjoy watching their children participate in sporting events.
Dr. Sarah Meyer
Dr. Sarah Meyer is originally from Fremont, Nebraska. Her Bachelor’s of Science and DDS degrees are both from Creighton University. During college, she spent a summer in the Dominican Republic helping set up a dental clinic in an underserved area. Even though she wanted to be a dentist since she was little, this reinforced her passion for dentistry. Her husband James is a family physician, and they spend their time with their daughters Annabelle and Madeline. With any free time left, she enjoys cooking, reading, and DIY projects.
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Shanon SchuknechtDental Assistant
Rachel is from St. Petersburg, Florida and moved to Colorado in 1996. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Pueblo Community College and graduated with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene degree in 2017. She has worked in the dental field since she was a teenager, having gained experience in all aspects of dentistry.
Personally, she is scuba certified and plans to do many scuba trips in the future. She also enjoys yoga, cycling, camping, snowboarding and swimming. She loves to travel and plans to see as many countries as she can in her lifetime. She is also currently learning Portuguese!
Diane PearcePractice Manager
Diane is a Colorado native however she spent most of her childhood growing up in Southern California. She moved back to Colorado 15 years ago from the Bay Area and worked as the Vice President of Operations for a national franchise organization. Diane’s commitment to helping franchise operators understand and grow their business made her a natural fit to join Willow Creek Dental. Her unique perspective allows her to help patients fully comprehend their dental health and receive the treatment they want and need.
Diane and her husband have two daughters, both recent college graduates. In her spare time, she can also be found outside enjoying the weather—skiing, biking and traveling to the Northwest to visit her daughters.
Our hygienist Shanna has been a part of Dr. Meyer’s team for over 2 years. Her bubbly personality and caring nature make patients look forward to coming back here. She is a Colorado native from Fort Morgan. Before going to school to become a hygienist, she worked as a dental assistant and got her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry. She and her husband have a dog, Apollo, and enjoy the mountains, football, and craft beer tasting.
Dara is a native of Colorado; she actually grew up near our office and went to Littleton High School. After a long career in retail management, she took an interest in dentistry to conquer her anxiety she’d had at the dentist since she was young. She has been with our practice for close to a year. Her sense of humor is what keeps us entertained at our office, and you will often hear our laughter from down the hall. She recently bought a house with her husband and daughter, and now they spend their free time fixing it up. She enjoys Netflix, reading and spending time with her family, and she is a Halloween fanatic.
Tawni is a native of Colorado. She has been in the dental field since finishing high school. After more than a year with us, she still amazes us with her attention to details and her efficiency. She and her boyfriend live in Littleton with their two border collies. When she’s not working, she spends time in the mountains and dirt biking. Despite her love of candy, she has a beautiful smile and is a lifelong member of the No Cavity Club.
Briana RoffTreatment Coordinator
Briana is our Practice Manager and has been with Meyer Dental for over 2 years. She puts our anxious patients at ease with her warmth and calm demeanor. She moved here from California in high school, then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Colorado. She is an amazing baker and a huge Disney fan. She lives with her fiancé Brandon, and they are planning their wedding for September 2019.
Monet CookeDental Assistant
She assists the dentist and the hygienists, can take over at the front desk, and she’s our sterilization tech! She’s also i