Meet The Team
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.
Melissa – Lead Surgical Assistant
Melissa is Dr. Miner’s Lead Assistant and has been with Oral Surgery of the Rockies team for 5 years. She sincerely loves caring for patients and always has a smile on her face. Melissa carries a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and is DAANCE and BLS certified. In her free time, she loves riding her horse Shorty, taking a spin on her side by side, and spending time with her boyfriend, Jake.
Amanda is a native of Colorado. She has 2 beautiful daughters and a grandbaby that all live in Littleton. Amanda has been with Oral Surgery of the Rockies since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, shopping, listening to music, game nights and spending time with family.
Yoli is Dr. Weideman’s Lead Assistant and has been with the Oral Surgery of the Rockies team for over 3 years. She has enjoyed the surgical setting of dentistry since 2012 and loves every aspect of patient care. She is DAANCE and BLS certified. When she isn’t providing exceptional care of patients at Oral Surgery of the Rockies, she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, their daughter Milly, and their Goldendoodle, Charlie. She loves to go camping, vacationing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and doing Aerial Arts.
Breanna is a Colorado native and has been in surgical dentistry for 9 years. She loves assisting in complex surgeries and learning new things. She is an aspiring dental hygiene student and is BLS/ACLS certified. When she is out of the office, she enjoys being outdoors, shopping, and spending time with her husband, Cody, their daughter, Aria.
Crystal is a Colorado native who has been in the oral surgery field for 15 years. She is a licensed Surgical Assistant who is certified in DAANCE and ACLS. Crystal thoroughly enjoys patient care from start to finish and is always thrilled to see the patients smile after a fantastic result. When she is not busy providing exceptional care to our patient’s, Crystal enjoys spending time with her beautiful, 15-year-old daughter doing all of the things that our great state has to offer.
Whitney was born in Thousand Oaks, California and has been enjoying Colorado for the last several years. She attended art school in Oklahoma with a major in photography and has been certified in dentistry since 2018. When she is not caring for her patients, she enjoys traveling, attending concerts, painting, paddle-boarding or sipping a glass of wine along with her better half, Robbie.
Vanessa was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She has been a surgical assistant for 3 years. She enjoys cooking, going to the gym, being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to shop and has a passion for fashion. She also volunteers in her community with a passion for helping others.
Briana is from Johnstown, Pennsylvania and has lived in Colorado for 4 years. She worked in pediatric dentistry for 3 years and enjoys working with kids. She is DANB and phlebotomy certified. In her free time away from caring for patients at Oral Surgery of the Rockies, she enjoys spending time with her friends, traveling, trying new restaurants and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Laura has been in Dentistry for many years. She enjoys the surgical aspect of her career, leading her into oral surgery. She is certified in DAANCE and is a certified Dental Assistant in the state of Colorado. She is a native Coloradoan and has lived in Montana for a short time while her husband was in the Air Force. She is now settled into the Parker area and spends time with her husband, camping, kayaking and snuggling with her rescue dog, Sophie.
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 husband Paul and son Levi. Outside of work Alisun is an avid Colorado Mammoth fan and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Chelsea has been in the Oral Surgery field for just over 2 years. She enjoys the challenges her job offers from insurance to treatment planning. Chelsea has had over 7 oral surgeries of her own, and can personally relate to patient reservation and concern with compassion and empathy. Chelsea is a Colorado native and enjoys spending her time with her husband of 3 years and their two dogs Remi and Charlie. When she gets spare time, she can be found reading, cooking, camping, or off roading.
Hannah is a Colorado native with a vivacious love for travel and experiencing other cultures. Hannah graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in History and Multicultural Anthropology; and has worked as an actress, at an ESL school, at a museum, in assisted living and home healthcare and in pain management. Her journey to Oral Surgery has been long and varied but her experiences have given her a particular edge in understanding everyone’s unique human experience and effectively communicating with others. She prides herself on providing gold star service with positivity and professionalism. Hannah is an avid Star Wars fan and spends her free time out and about with her husband Joel and their Chihuahua named Chewbacca.
Liliana is a Colorado native with an appreciation for learning. She is currently enrolled at University of Colorado Denver for Human Development. She started in the dental field in 2021 because of her passion to help people and because dentistry runs in her family. She lives in Aurora with her sister and nephew. Family is extremely important to Liliana and she is happiest with her 4 nieces and nephews, who are her bff’s. When Liliana has spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, rollerblading and experiencing all that Colorado has to offer.