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About Us

Our mission is to treat patients as well as we do our own family members, putting your needs first at all times. Our team always delivers high quality dental care in a comfortable, friendly and fun environment. Your fears of the dentist will melt away.

Family Dental Care

Through our compassionate & educational approach, we facilitate your long term dental care with careful consideration for your entire family’s health and well being.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Ryan Helgerson

Dr. Ryan grew up in Iowa and received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa. He then went on to earn his DMD degree from Midwestern University, outside of Chicago. After graduation, he moved to the western slope and immediately fell in love with the people and beauty of the area.

Ryan is comfortable treating patients of all ages and loves that Bookcliff Family Dental can take care of the entire family. He prides himself on creating a positive environment for patients. It is important to him that patients know that their voice matters and that they feel cared for by a team that truly values them. Ryan loves taking time getting to know patients and educating them on any concerns or questions they may have.

Ryan is a member of the Colorado Dental Association, American Dental Association, and American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Helgerson can be found with his wife, Molly, and their dog, Henry. They are often in the mountains hunting, fly fishing, camping, hiking, or skiing. He also enjoys playing soccer, golf, and ultimate frisbee. Ryan is also a passionate Green Bay Packer and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

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Sara

Patient Care Coordinator
& Office Manager

Sara started out her career as a dental assistant, but her love of the business side made her go into business management. She has over 8 years of experience in the dental field and loves to answer all your questions and share a good laugh. When not at the office Sara loves spending time with her three sweet children and husband exploring the Western Slope. She also loves photography and writing You might even see some of her work hanging up in the office!

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Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie has been a hygienist since 1993 and has been practicing in Colorado since 2003. She takes pride in helping her patients achieve good oral health while swapping stories about everyday life. She grew up in Nevada where she raised her two boys, but loves being a resident of the Grand Valley. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike camping and mountain biking. She also loves to hike, read and spend time with her two amazing granddaughters.

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Abby

Dental Hygienist

Abby is a dental hygienist and joined our team this year! She is excited to begin her career in the dental field. She is from Kansas and enjoys hiking, reading and exploring Colorado.

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Malikah

Dental Assistant

Malikah has been a dental assistant for over 8 years and loves helping patients feel comfortable at the dentist. She grew up in Utah with four awesome sisters and is super close with her family. In her free time she loves to camp, go to concerts, and try new food. She also enjoys going back to Utah to see her family and catch up.

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