Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Meet The Staff Dr. Rippe has assembled a dedicated dental staff, each of whom encompasses the principles and values of quality care. The team is small, allowing them to work one-on-one with patients and the doctor. Each individual has a well-defined role and is highly skilled in oral health and dental care. Dr. Rippe spends a considerable amount of time and resources training, developing, and coaching team members.

The team in our Centennial dentist office is eager to learn and patients appreciate and greatly benefit from their knowledge and ability. Additionally, you will find that our team is exceptionally friendly and genuinely concerned for their patients' well-being.

Rippe Dental Associates has some of the most experienced dental professionals in Denver, CO. We specialize in cosmetic and general dentistry including porcelain veneers, dental implants, sedation dentistry and teeth whitening. Nothing is too complicated for our team. Call to see how we can help you.

Mary the Office ManagerMary, our Office Manager, brings over 20 years experience in human resources management and organizational and leadership development to her position with Rippe Dental Associates.

In her role as Office Manager and Patient Advocate, she loves the opportunity to give back to the community by taking the time to get to know each patient, striving to exceed their expectations and creating a memorable and pleasant experience each time they visit our office.

Mary enjoys spending time with her husband of 34 years; and their son and his family. One of her greatest blessings is being an intricate part of her three grandchildren’s lives which brings laughter and joy to her heart on a daily basis.


Caitlin Guerette, our Front Office Scheduling Coordinator, recently started at Rippe Dental Associates. She has been in customer service for three years and enjoys working with the staff and patients.

Caitlin comes into the office everyday ready to greet patients with a warm and welcoming smile. She makes our patients feel like home, and caters to their scheduling needs.

In her free time, Caitlin loves to hike, fish and camp. Her favorite hike was at Hanging Lake and she strongly recommends it for anyone who loves the outdoors. She is also a dedicated big sister and loves spending time with her younger siblings.


Kathy Schultz, Financial Coordinator, has been with Rippe Dental Associates since November 2016. She brings over two decades of customer service experience where she started in her father’s hobby shop.

Kathy is the smiling face as you finalize your visit. She strives to add a touch of warmth and caring to each and every patient.

During her spare time, she enjoys having fun with her 3 children and family, cuddling up with her 2 dogs, and reading.


Susan Smith joined our practice in January, working two days a week as a dental hygienist. She brings a diverse background in hygiene to our office as she has worked in private dental practices both locally and abroad. Susan graduated from the Indiana University South Bend Dental Hygiene program.

Susan’s favorite aspect of dental hygiene is connecting with each patient; and offering sound advice and options to maintain or improve their overall quality of life through good oral hygiene practices.

In her spare time between home and the office, Susan enjoys cooking, exploring different restaurants, traveling, and spending quality time with her family, friends and dogs.


Joanne - Patient AdvocateJoanne, our Patient Advocate, graduated from the University of Colorado in 1997 with a Liberal Arts Degree in Mathematics.

She has been working in the dental field for over 20 years and is proficient in appointment scheduling, insurance coordination of benefits and financial arrangements. She assists patients in keeping within their dental budget and is an excellent resource to help obtain outside financing when necessary. Outside of the office, Joanne enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys, keeping up with friends, going to church, traveling, and skiing.


Ericka - Dental HygenistErika, RDH, our dental hygienist graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene, in 2014. Previously she had worked as a dental assistant for 5 years.

She enjoys working in the dental field and "loves to bring a smile to each patient every day". Outside the office she likes being outdoors doing activities including water skiing, tennis and running races. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Ellie.

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