dental hygienists
dental assistants



Dental Hygienists

Kelli Yaney


Favorite part of my job: Patient Education. I truly enjoy seeing positive changes in the oral health of my patients, due to our combined efforts of my educational tips, and their diligence with home care. 
How long have you worked at Verheul Family Dentistry: Since 2015
Interesting fact about me: I grew up in Indiana, married a Colorado native and have lived in beautiful Colorado for over 11 years. 
Hobbies: I enjoy family bike rides, baking with my daughter and restoring old furniture.

Karla Rohrbaugh


Favorite part of my job: I enjoy helping people keep their smile confident. 
How long have you worked at Verheul Family Dentistry: I have been doing hygiene since 1985 and have been working with the Verheul's since 2008. 
Interesting fact about me: I grew up in Montana and have practiced in Seattle, Palm Desert and Scottsdale before settling in the Roaring Fork Valley. My husband is the head golf pro at Ironbridge golf course and I have two sons. 
Hobbies: Skiing, running, hiking, windsurfing and reading.

Catherine Peoples Placek, Dental Hygenist


Favorite part of my job: Establishing a personal relationship, while providing an exceptional dental cleaning for each person. Small town feel with high tech dentistry.
Interesting fact about me: raspy voice
How long have you worked at Verheul Family Dentistry:  Since 1998
Hobbies: Back-country biking and skiing with my husband and daughter.



Favorite part of my job:  I love being a part of the Verheul Family Dentistry team.  Our team is very knowledgeable, caring and work together as a cohesive unit.  Patient care is our central focus.  As a dental hygienist, I am passionate about whole body health and the oral/systemic disease connection.  I feel my knowledge of the body allows me to share the significance of oral health and how it dramatically effects other important body systems.

Hobbies: I enjoy yoga, stand up paddle boarding, wake boarding and traveling to new destinations.

Interesting fact:  I am an over 300 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. 





Favorite part of my job:  My favorite part of being a dental hygienist is helping patients to understand the link between the mouth and the rest of the body.

Hobbies:  Snowboarding, hiking, running, cross fit and yoga

Interesting fact:  I grew up in Peru and moved to Colorado in 2009.