Meet The Staff
The amazing surgical team at Oral Surgery of the Rockies are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, well-versed in health and insurance policies, and are CPR certified.
Vanessa – Lead Surgical Assistant
Vanessa is a Colorado native. She was born and raised in the small town of Lamar and relocated to Aurora in 2010. She parted from her career as a successful business owner/hairstylist to pursue a new career in dental assisting. She finished dental assisting school at the top of her class in 2012. Vanessa began her career as an Endodontic assistant. In the winter of 2013 she began working for Dr. Weideman as his lead surgical assistant. She is honored to work alongside such a great and talented surgeon. Vanessa is devoted to making every patient feel at ease with her professionalism and friendly smile!
Outside of work Vanessa is a mother, wife and caretaker to her father. She is a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and enjoys attending football games, going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, watching 80’s movies and playing with her two dogs, Miley and Lily. In the summer, you can find her and her family on the lake spending time on their boat.
Melissa – Lead Surgical Assistant
Melissa is a country girl who grew up in Colorado but has spent the last 10 years in Wyoming. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors of Science and began her Oral Surgery Assisting career approximately 9 years ago. Melissa has been with Oral Surgery of the Rockies over a year and brings laughter and professionalism to the office and our patients. In her free time Melissa enjoys riding horses, taking her dog on walks and spending quality time with family and friends.
Anna, a recent college graduate, joins our team from the East Coast. She graduated from Clarkson University with a double major in Biology and Psychology, a minor in Medical History and a consideration in Health Sciences. Anna decided to make the move across country to begin her career in the dental field. Born and raised in Vermont, Anna enjoys any outdoor activity, especially running marathons, competing in triathlons and skiing the back country of the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her significant other Zac and their Belgian Malinios Leonidas.
Luceli is a latina, born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from dental assisting school in February, 2010 and began her career at a pediatric office. She joined our team August, 2017. During her free time, Luceli loves spending time with her significant other, Victor, and going on walks with her Old English Sheepdog “Shagg” and her Shi-tzu “Marcela.” Luceli is very family oriented and enjoys spending most of her free time with her family.
Alisun began working in oral surgery in 2010, she started out as a surgical assistant and has since transitioned to the front office. She has completed advanced training achieving an associate degree in Surgical Technology. Born with congenital hip dysplasia, Alisun has undergone multiple surgical procedures throughout her life, leading her into the medical field. She can personally relate to all patient’s trepidation and fears with empathy and understanding. Alisun is a native Coloradan who lives in Aurora with her Chocolate lab Ellie and is planning her wedding to her fiance’ Paul. Outside of work Alisun is an avid Colorado Mammoth fan and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Alli was born in Ohio and relocated to Colorado when she was three years old. She joined our team in January of 2018 after managing a chiropractic office. Alli is passionate about easing the surgical process and creating a welcoming environment for each patient. Outside of work, Alli is also a full time student at Metropolitan State University of Denver completing her Health Care Management and Pre-Med degree. A true Colorado girl at heart, Alli enjoys spending time outdoors with her Pomeranian (Winston), hiking, and competing in NPC bodybuilding competitions.
Savannah moved to Colorado from northwest Florida in 2001. After spending 5 years in childcare and 10 years as a hotel clerk, she decided to back to school for dental assisting which she graduated from in 2016. Savannah joined Oral Surgery of the Rockies in July 2018 as the Insurance Specialist and has been the light of our lives ever since. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and 3 girls at their home in Aurora along with her extended family and friends.