Dental Assistants

Jennifer Shanks, Dental Assistant


Favorite part of my job: I am so glad to be in the dental field today, the age of painless dentistry.  The  most rewarding part of my job is restoring someone's trust in us after years of having severe dental apprehension.
Interesting fact about me: I am 3rd generation native of the Roaring Fork Valley and lucky enough to still be here raising my boys.
How long have you worked at Verheul Family Dentistry: Since 2006, I am so lucky to work with the best team in the valley.



Favorite part of my job: being involved in the process of giving someone a smile that they can love for the rest of their life
Interesting fact about me: My husband and I moved to the valley 5 years ago from Denver and love it here. We have two dogs and a baby on the way.
Hobbies: skiing, hiking, camping. I enjoy everything outdoors-the reason we moved to the valley.

Valerie Alverez, Dental Assistant


Favorite part of my job: How everyone at the office gets along. We have great teamwork and over the years have built a great relationship with each other.
Interesting fact about me: I am ambidextrous.
How long have you worked at Verheul Family Dentistry: Since 2008
Hobbies: Enjoying the outdoors when the weather is nice with my family and working out.