All professionals at Aurora Hill Dental - Darrell F. Schuler, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Schuler received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Loma Linda, California in 1985. In 1986 Dr. Schuler opened his dental practice at the Clocktower Square. The practice was relocated in 2002 to a modern new facility, at 400 South Potomac Way, Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Schuler is committed to serving the community that he has been a part of for the last 30 years.
The Aurora Hills Dental Practice is a state of the art facility offering the highest quality dentistry in a comfortable, relaxing environment. From the moment you enter the front door, you will realize this is going to be a different kind of dental experience. The reception area is warm and inviting, and the team will treat you like a guest. You will recognize that the facility is modern and clean, with the latest technology in dental equipment. Digital and panoramic x-rays are displayed on large, easy to view monitors. The quiet electric handpieces, and the IO Glasses for movie viewing during your dental treatment, will make your visit more relaxing. The large picture window in each treatment room creates an open and inviting atmosphere.
While Dr. Schuler has advanced training in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and all phases of restorative dentistry, it is his desire to meet the patient’s goals. The initial consultation is aimed at meeting your perceived needs, as well as making you aware of dental needs that you may not have recognized. At a follow up appointment, we will review a suggested treatment plan which will explain recommended treatment options, costs, and available insurance benefits. Every effort will be made to insure that you understand what treatment is needed, and the best way to address any concerns.
Dr. Schuler is passionate about his dentistry and his patients. To keep balance in his life, he also loves to spend time with his family in church and school activities, working around home, or just relaxing. You might find them sailing on Lake Dillon, or participating in 4-H programs. When time is available, Dr Schuler loves to explore the back roads and mountain towns of Colorado on his motorcycle.
Kris is the first person you will meet, whether you walk into the office or call on the phone. Kris is our dental receptionist. You will find her warm and friendly personality a pleasure to work with. She will make you feel welcome while meeting your dental needs. Kris has extensive background in the dental field, with over 30 years of experience. This is evident in her vast knowledge of dental procedures and insurance; and her willingness to help you maximize your dental benefits. Kris is happy to help answer any questions that you may have regarding your care and dental insurance. She is willing to check on your coverage prior to your first appointment, thus minimizing any surprises. Her level of professionalism and positive attitude will put you at ease while managing your dental care. Kris enjoys boating, her mountain cabin, and spending time with her husband Bill.
Lisa has a healthcare background and is happy to be a part of the dental team. She is currently working behind the scenes in the dental practice. Her main job is bookkeeping and working on special projects. While away from the office she enjoys taking care of her family. Other interests include wakeboarding, scuba diving, and traveling.
Melanie is our lovely Dental Assistant who will keep you comfortable and your dental care on track. Melanie has over 10 years of dental experience and has degrees in Dental Radiology, and Dental Assisting, and is licensed as an EDDA, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. An EDDA certification means Melanie is trained and capable of doing many of the dental procedures that are needed during your visit. Melanie joined the Aurora Hills Dental Team in 2014, and enjoys learning and using state of the art dental technology. Along with learning, she also takes pride in giving the best quality care to each and every one of our patients. Melanie is a mother of a beautiful daughter who spends her time cooking, baking, gardening, and playing with her two dogs, Booper and Anakin.
Tabitha will be your best friend here in the office. With 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist, Tabitha is very capable and very gentle at helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Spend enough time with Tabitha and you won't have to spend much time with Dr. Schuler, which is the whole idea. Tabitha is a Colorado girl who enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and camping. Hey, where better to explore than Colorado? We enjoy Tabitha everyday as a part of our team and we think that you will too.