Our staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and multiple certifications, and each one of our team members has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment with our office today!
Mary B. – Financial Coordinator
Mary is originally from Lake Forest, Illinois where she worked in a pediatric dental office prior to moving to Denver in October of 2014. Since her mother was a hygenist, she has been around dentistry from an early age. Mary is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys live music. She hopes to one day complete the Santiago De Compostela route in Spain. In her spare time, she loves to cook and cheer on her Chicago Bulls. An interesting fact about Mary is that she raised chickens while growing up, and she Irish step danced until she was thirteen.
Trisha L. – Front Office Receptionist
Trisha is a Colorado native from Wheatridge, but she earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Lindenwood University in Missouri, hoping to one day continue on to dental school. After having two beautiful girls, she decided being a mom was what she was meant to do, but Trisha still loves the dental field. When not in the office, she enjoys skiing, hiking and ice hockey. Trisha spends much of her time carting her kids to hockey and dance practices and would not have it any other way!
Emily A. – Dental Assistant
Emily is a Colorado native, born and raised in Highlands Ranch. She enjoys assisting in a pediatric dentistry, formerly working with adults in an endodontic practice. While away from the office, Emily enjoys snowboarding, going to concerts and traveling to different countries. A fun fact about Emily is that she used to compete nationally in piano competitions.
Leanne S. – Dental Assistant
Leanne assists Dr. Watana with dental procedures in the clinical arena and contributes as an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Iritani. She has worked in the field of dentistry for over 15 years and with Drs. Watana and Iritani since 1999. Originally from Hawaii, Leanne has lived in Colorado since 1996 with her husband and two children. Leanne appreciates knowing that she is helping a child develop a positive outlook about dental treatment. She enjoys what she calls "the funny perspective on life our youngest patients bring to our practice." Leanne has a warm, charming personality. Her laugh is infectious and has a ripple effect throughout the whole office. Leanne likes to spend her free time traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Bambi S. – Dental Assistant
Bambi was originally born in Ohio and spent a few years in Utah and California before moving to Colorado in 1980. Upon completion of dental assisting school, Bambi accepted her first orthodontic assisting position with Dr. Iritani in 1992. Having spent most of her career in orthodontics, Bambi says she still loves treating both kids and adults and "changing lives by changing smiles." She believes she is as passionate about orthodontics now as she was when she joined Dr. Iritani over two decades ago, crediting Dr. Iritani for much of that passion. Bambi's mother and two sisters live in the metro area and her daughter Ericka is a math teacher at Sky Vista. In her free time, Bambi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching documentaries and court shows.