We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.
We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
My most important duty is assisting Dr. Dougherty in making you smile! I earned my dental assisting certification in 2000 at Bridgerland Applied Technology College, and soon after earned my EFDA at Pima Medical Institute. In 2008, I joined Michael Dougherty Dentistry! I love making patients part of our dental family and making them comfortable so they can smile again. I am so grateful to be a part of such a knowledgeable and caring office.
My husband and I have three wonderful children. We enjoy spending time together outdoors, and cooking, baking, and trying new recipes.
Registered Dental Hygienist
I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease by providing non-surgical periodontal therapy, patient education, and preventive care to my patients to achieve and maintain good oral health. My patients are my favorite part of my job. The long-term relationships that I get to build with my patients mean a lot to me and achieving individual oral health goals, together with the help of my patients, always gives me a great sense of satisfaction.
I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. I moved to the US back in 1999 and have lived in Colorado ever since. I am married to Shyam and we have a little girl together, Rayna. We also have a furry family member, Rocco, who keeps us active. I love to hike, run, and enjoy quiet afternoons by the lake. Lately, we have also discovered lots of fun new activities we can do with our little girl, like going to the zoo, dancing, and finger painting!
Front Office Director
I manage all front-office duties, including scheduling appointments, coordinating financial plans and insurance, and answering any questions our patients may have. I love that I am always learning something new in dentistry. Dr. Dougherty is dedicated to keeping our office up to date with the latest and greatest in dental technology. I also enjoy getting to know the patients on a personal level and talking with them about what is going on in their lives. It’s fun to learn about their work, school, and family.
I am originally from Kansas and moved to Colorado in 2008. I absolutely love living here. I enjoy going to the mountains, going on hikes, skiing, and just enjoying the outdoors. I am also scuba certified and always look forward to my next dive trip.
Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
I assist Dr. Dougherty with all aspects of our patients’ treatment, by providing hands-on care and making sure each visit is exceptional. I earned my EDDA certificate in 1998 from T.H. Pickens Technical College, and my Associate of Science in 2004. I continue to advance my training in endodontics, prosthetics, oral surgery, and general dentistry. I find great satisfaction in restoring the mouth to perfection. What was once broken can be fixed, and I am so proud to be a part of that. There is no one better than Dr. Dougherty. He has proven that people can smile for a lifetime!
I have two children and a dog. I am into softball and love to play all sports. In my free time I work as a plumber and handyman. I also fix cars and trucks as a hobby, and have volunteered with the Special Olympics since I was six years old.