Dental Staff

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DeWitt Dental Staff in Denver

Shawna Schaffer

Shawna attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville as an undergraduate for 3 years, where she also played soccer and was involved in Phi Mu Sorority.  She then attended UAMS in Little Rock for the Dental Hygiene Program, where she recieved a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiend in 1990.

Shawna has been practicing hygiend for 23 years.  In Memphis, TN (5 years), Luzern, Switzerland (3 years), Vail, Colorado (1 year) and Denver, Colorado (14 years).  Patients would say she is a thorough, caring hygienist with a gentle touch.

Shawna went for advanced studies at LVI in Las Vegas in 2002 and took over 200 hours in continuing education courses over the years.  She took one year off and traveled through the Pacific, where she experienced many cultures.  Shawna worked in Switzerland and lived abroad in several countries including Hong Kong, Seoul, Japan, and Germany.

When not at work, she enjoys traveling, skiing, mountain biking and hiking with her dog LuLu.

Kelli Christopher

While working for 13 years as a legal assistant, Kelli Christopher attended Metro State University and the University of Denver.  She was accepted into hygiene school in 1999 at the Community College of Denver at Lowry. While attending,she received awards from the American College of Dentists for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism and an award of excellence in Clinical Presentation from Metropolitan Denver Dental Hygienists' Society.   She graduated with an Associates of Applied Science degree from CCD at Lowry and became a licensed registered dental hygienist after completing National Boards at Colorado University in 2001. 

Passionate about her patients and her career, Kelli continues education in her field of study.  She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has mentored new students of dental hygiene.  Kelli has been working with Dr. Dewitt and Associates since 2001. When not working, she enjoys family, reading,rollerblading, skiing and cooking.

Lara Lee Inglish

Lara Lee Inglish was born and raised in New Hampshire. She attended University of New England (formerly known as Westbrook College) and graduated, with honors, in dental hygiene in 1989 and was also awarded the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award, which honors a student for outstanding achievements  in dental hygiene. Lara also received a score of 100% on the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners dental hygiene exam.

After graduation Lara practiced in Portland, Maine for 6 years and moved to Denver in 1995. During her time in Colorado she has received her local anesthesia certification from the University of Colorado, Invisalign certification and attended numerous continuing educations; keeping her on the forefront on changes in dental hygiene. She has also participated in Delta Dental Smile a Thon, an annual event helping children in need to dental care.

During her 20 plus year dental hygiene career, Lara has been regularly complimented by patients and doctors for her hard work, attention to detail, gentle touch, kindness and compaction.

When not working she enjoys skiing, hiking, walks her Boston Terrier, painting/crafts and triathlons, and happily married.

Jane Viselli

Jane graduated from the University of Colorado Dental School in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.  She began practicing in 1985 in Denver, CO.  In 1987 she joined the practice of Dr. Michael DeWitt. 

When not at work, Jane enjoys spending time with her husband Tony and 2 children, Maria and Anthony.

Ian Galvan

lan attended Concorde Career College in Aurora, Colorado and completed the Dental Assisting course. He graduated in 2011, and has also finished 160 hours of training with an endodontist. lan is the newest member to the team, and he is very excited to be a part of it. He has experience in many kinds of dental procedures, from working with kids to dental implants and graphs.

Ian, is always keeping his patients' oral health in mind when helping the dentist provide treatment. When not at Dewitt Dental, Ian enjoys watching sports, going to the gym, and spending time with his family.

Kent Foster

Kent is a native Oregonian and made Colorado his home over 12 years ago. He has worked in the Administrative field for over 5 years starting out with Rocky Mountain Urgent Care in both Boulder and Westminster, Colorado. He started his Dental Administration path in 2011 with Pacific Dental Services. Gaining new found knowledge and experience, he was eager to see his career expand and joined the family at Levin Family Dental and spent a wonderful two years in a Continued Education program that specialized in providing the "Perfect Patient Experience" every time! Now as one of the Co-Administrative Assistants here at Dewitt Dental Associates he looks forward to making each patients visit to the dentist a 5-star experience!

In his free time, Kent enjoys the company of close friends for dinner and game nights, playing weekend volleyball, going out on the town to catch the latest movie or just relax at home with a good book.

Nicole DeWitt

Nicole DeWitt was born in Denver, CO. She attended Denver East High School and the University  of Colorado in Boulder, where she completed her bachelor's degree in sociology. For her spring semester of her junior  year, she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. After graduating from CU she began working at DeWitt Dental Associates, P.C. as a front desk assistant. She enjoys traveling, interior design, and spending time with her family, friends and her yellow Labrador retriever, Ace.