Dr. Sharla Aronson and Team
SHARLA ARONSON, DDS:
Dr. Sharla Aronson is a native of Fort Collins and a graduate from Fort Collins High School. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska for her undergraduate degree and completed her dental education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. After graduating from dental school, Sharla completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, California, where she gained advanced training in endodontics, oral surgery, implants, periodontics, and hospital-based dentistry.
Dr. Aronson returned to Fort Collins following her residency to provide dental care for underserved children and pregnant women in the community. She loves working with people of all ages and is passionate about providing comprehensive dental care in a gentle and caring manner. She is also involved with Project Smile, Colorado Mission of Mercy, Head Start, and Give the Kids a Smile Day.
Dr. Aronson enjoys practicing and studying all aspects of dentistry. She is dedicated to continually updating her skills, and has complied over 50 hours of continuing education over the past year. Additionally, Dr. Aronson maintains hospital privileges at Harmony Surgery Center in Fort Collins.
Sharla is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris Aronson. They have a one year old puppy named Miles and two mini Rex rabbits named Tashi and Batu. She and Chris enjoy running road races from 5Ks to marathons, practicing yoga, hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Aronson maintains membership and professional affiliations with the following:
American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Colorado Dental Association, Colorado Prosthodontic Society, Larimer County Dental Society, Metro Denver Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
Wendy is originally from Texas. She has lived in Fort Collins since 2001 and has been a registered Dental Hygienist for 18 years. She is a 1994 graduate from the dental hygiene school at the Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. Wendy has a passion for dental hygiene because she is able to create long lasting relationship with patients, and has helped many anxious patients become comfortable in the dental office. Patients describe Wendy as educational, thorough, friendly and gentle.Wendy is married and has two wonderful daughters. During her free time, Wendy enjoys camping in Poudre canyon and spending time at a cabin in Gunnison County with her family.
ALEX WATERS, DENTAL HYGIENIST:
Alex grew up in Emporia, Kansas and fell in love with Fort Collins after attending Dental Assisting school here. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from the program at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas in 2012. After graduating, she moved here with her older brother and is excited to now call Fort Collins her home.
Alex’s passion for dental hygiene began after having such an excellent experience with her own hygienist growing up, and her desire is to give every patient the best possible care for their oral health while also keeping them free of anxiety. She strives to treat each patient as if they were her own family. In her free time Alex loves playing tennis, painting, baking, enjoying the Colorado outdoors, and being an avid KU Jayhawks fan.
LAURA KOELLNER, CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT:
Laura is a dental assistant who is a Fort Collins native. She is married to her husband Rob and has four wonderful children. Laura enjoys spending her free time skiing, camping, horseback riding and relaxing with friends and family. She has been around the dental industry all her life as her father is a retired dentist and her mother was a hygienist. Laura worked in her father's dental office in high school and then took a break from dentistry to pursue her passion in fashion. She graduated from CSU with an apparel merchandising degree, but discovered she really enjoys the dental field. Laura worked for Dr. Morehouse for 5 years before he retired, and is now happy to be a part of the team at Aronson Family Dental.
LORI BOWMAN, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR:
Lori is our Financial Administrator and comes to us with over 9 years of dental experience. Knowledgeable in multiple facets of dental administration, one of Lori’s favorite aspects is getting to know the patients and insuring that they have the best experience possible. Lori grew up in Fort Collins and when not at work she loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys playing golf, traveling, spending time in the mountains and enjoying life as much as she can.
ASHLEE OMERIGIC, RECEPTIONIST:
Ashlee is our receptionist. After graduating from Colorado State University in 2010 she moved back home to Glenwood Springs where she worked for over three years in an Orthodontic and Pediatric dental office assisting with their financial office and online marketing. Having recently moved back to Fort Collins, she is thankful for the opportunity to work at Aronson Family Dental and looks forward to getting to know our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, watching movies, being outdoors and playing with her very energetic Yorkie name Maci. /p>