We know you. At Adler Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on the fact that we don’t just know our patient’s mouth but know them as a person. It is not unusual to hear Susan, our hygienist, asking her patient if their dog Bubba is recovering well from surgery or to hear Dr. Adler swapping stories about a recent children’s hockey game. We do our best and have a genuine interest in getting to know our patients, so they never feel like a number. We want them to walk into a welcoming and inviting environment.
We get to know our patients but there are a few things that patients may or may not know about us. It is only fair that if we know you that you know us as well. Here are just a few things that may surprise you.
Dr. Michael Adler – Dr. Adler grew up in upstate New York. He went to dental school in Michigan. He has two children, his son Nathan is 8 and his daughter Audrey is 5 years old. His lovely wife Karen is an artist. Dr. Adler is a Falconer and currently has one Peregrine falcon. He used to have another Peregrine named Jasmine but unfortunately she was lost and has most likely reverted back to the wild. His dog Gracie, an English Pointer, helps him track and protect his falcon while also being a great family pet. Dr. Adler is an avid Avalanche fan and both of his kids play hockey. Dr. Adler enjoys riding bikes, running, fishing, cooking, and salsa dancing.
Susan (Hygienist) – Susan is originally from Florida. She has been a hygienist for more years than she cares to admit and has practiced in Florida and was also licensed to practice in Texas. The great love of her life is Stetson, a nine year old Doberman, who she rescued from a puppy mill and who she has nursed through cancer and other illnesses. Susan works weekends at All Pets Animal Clinic. She is a great animal lover and a very compassionate person.
Heather (Office Manager) – Heather is originally from San Diego, California and moved to Boulder about 6 years ago. She has been in the dental field for 13 years and possesses skills and expertise in many areas of the field including administration, bookkeeping, insurance billing, front office as well as dental assisting. Heather enjoys being physically active and regularly rides her bike to work. She enjoys hiking, working out at the gym, yoga, dancing, camping, traveling, hanging out with friends, a good glass of wine and good food. She can often be found hanging out at the Boulder Café on Pearl Street, where her brother Bret is the executive chef. Heather has two very active dogs, Jazzy and Ava, both mixed breed rescues, as well as Ollie a rescue cat.
Pam (Expanded Duties Dental Assitant) – Pam, a New York native, currently resides in the hills above Lyons. Pam has been Dr. Adler’s dental assistant for over 12 years. She is married to Jed who is a plumber. She spends most of her time chasing around her very cute 2 year old son named Brody. Pam enjoys riding dirt bikes with her husband and son and going camping. They have one dog, a Rottweiler mix, named Christy.
Kim (Front Office/Dental Assistant) – Kim is a Colorado native but lived in Maine and Vermont for 10 years where she attended high school and collage. She used to be a bat biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department before moving back to Colorado and getting involved with dentistry. Kim has been in the dental field for 6 years. She is married to Russ who is an auto painter and has two step-children, Chad and Sarah. Chad, 15 yrs old, lives in Texas and Sarah, 20 years old, is currently in boot camp for the National Guard. Kim is a very active belly dancer who teaches classes in both Denver and Lafayette. She can often be seen performing at the Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant in Lafayette. Her stage name is Mirage and she is the co-founder of Indigo Rain Belly Dance troupe. Kim enjoys reading, speaking spanish, traveling, going to the dog park, and spending time with family. She had two dogs, Ice and Sienna, both mixed breed cattle dogs rescues and two cats, Sasha and Kitkat.
Maureen (Sterilization Technician/Dental Assistant) – Maureen is the newest member of the team. She was an LPN (licensed practical nurse) for 20 years before decided to switch to dentistry and became a dental assistant. She recently moved into the area from Indiana. She is married to Dan who is a chemical engineer. Maureen has two daughters Hannah, a senior at CU, and Amanda a high school senior. She enjoys cross stitch, photography, walking, reading, biking – she biked the 150, racket ball, classic movies and is an active member of her church. She also has a Great Pyrenees named Saltheart and four cats named Oreo, Barbie, Alaska, and Midnight.