Schuyler Van Gorden, DDS

Schuyler Van Gorden, DDS</

Where are you from and why did you start Elevate Dental Wellness?

I grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. After graduating from Ripon College with a degree in Chemistry, I spent one year traveling the world before attending dental school at the University of Colorado. Upon graduating in 2000, I worked as an associate dentist in Denver before acquiring my own practice in Glenwood Springs. From 2002 – 2012 I owned and practiced at Two Rivers Dental Center in West Glenwood.

In 2012, my wife - Dr. Steinbach - and I sold our dental practices and spent a year exploring Central and South America, ultimately returning to the Roaring Fork Valley in June 2013.

What “elevates” you?

I enjoy helping our local underserved population, by practicing three days per week in the dental clinic at the Mountain Family Health Center in Rifle. My position at Mountain Family has allowed me to become an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, giving me the opportunity to help educate undergraduate dental students in their clinical rotations.

When I'm not practicing dentistry, you’ll find me on the river fishing, on the mountain skiing, or traveling with my wife - Dr. Steinbach.

Becky Steinbach, DDS

Becky Steinbach, DDS

Where are you from and why did you start Elevate Dental Wellness?

I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado. I graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Anthropology, and minors in Anatomy and Neurobiology. Then I attended dental school at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry, graduating in 2004. After graduating I moved to the Midwest, practicing in both Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois. I missed seeing the sun in the winter so moved back home to Colorado in 2008. Shortly after moving back I purchased a dental practice in Louisville in early 2009.

In 2012, I sold the dental practice, and my husband - Dr. Van Gorden - and I spent a year of travel south of the equator. In 2013, we moved to our new home, the Roaring Fork Valley. I spent two amazing years practicing in Carbondale before Dr. Van Gorden and I made the decision to build Elevate Dental Wellness.

What “elevates” you?

When I'm not in the office you’ll find me wrangling our two dogs, Jax and Daisy. Spending time with my husband - Dr. Van Gorden, fishing, hiking with friends, and learning how to ski!

 

Debbie Hartman, Front Office Coordinator

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I am from Aspen. Destiny brought me to Elevate Dental Wellness after meeting Dr. Schuyler and Dr. Becky when Elevate Dental Wellness was in the planning stages. It just took a couple of years and a winding path before I found myself running our front desk.

What “elevates” you?

Traveling to new places, time spent with my dog and other animals, the ocean, and spending time with my grown children are the things that elevate me.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

Riding in a fighter jet would be my peak elevated experience!

 

Danielle Stonehouse, Registered Dental Hygienist

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I was born and raised right here in the Roaring Fork Valley and have spent most of my life enjoying all it has to offer. I wanted to work at Elevate Dental Wellness because I get to help patients achieve the best in oral health care. It's rewarding to see my patients leave happy with healthy mouths!

What “elevates” you?

My loving family and spending time outdoors is what "elevates" me. I also have two dogs that make me smile everyday!

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

My peak elevated experience would be to travel to Bali and stay in a bungalow over the ocean!

Monse Guerrero, Dental Assistant

Where are you from and what brought you to Elevate Dental Wellness?

I was born and raised in Mexico City. After finishing college back in 2012, I moved to Santa Barbara, California to attend an exchange program. During Winter break I came to visit my family in the Roaring Fork Valley where I truly felt at home and decided to stay. My previous dental assisting experience allowed me to meet Dr. Becky and Dr. Schuyler who gave me the opportunity to be a part of this amazing family at Elevate Dental Wellness. I wanted to be a part of a practice that loves to go above and beyond in the care of our patients.

What “elevates” you?

A nice workout, taking my dog Jada on hikes with my husband, and enjoying movie nights.

What would be your peak "elevated" experience?

To travel the world after becoming a dental hygienist.