At Brush Dental, you will hear lots of laughter between our team members and patients. And this friendly, laid-back atmosphere helps patients feel calm and comfortable during their visit with Dr. Hal Whitney. Our team members love working with each other, and our patients love the quality of care we provide. Call 970-842-0220 today to learn more about our experienced office team and arrange your visit with our dentist. We’re excited to provide you with gentle and caring dental services in Brush, Colorado.

Nicole Eklund Office Manager

Nicole, Office Manager

Nicole was born and raised in Fort Morgan, Colorado, and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in 1992 and Morgan Community College in 2001. She has been with our team since October 2015, though she did have a two-year hiatus between June 2015 and July 2017! She helps everyone stay positive and focused, but she also loves to have fun and laugh with the rest of our team. She helps organize our monthly team meetings, which help us stay up-to-date on new and updated procedures and knowledgeable with OSHA guidelines and other vital aspects of your privacy.

Nicole has been married for 14 years and currently lives in Snyder, Colorado, with her husband and their blended family of three boys and two girls. She loves family time, and the whole family enjoys four-wheeling on their 40 acres or in the mountains. She also loves to crochet, read and listen to true crime podcasts!

We are so grateful to have Nicole, but her joining our team could very well have not happened at all! In her own words, “I came on staff on a whim. I knew nothing about the dental world. I think Terri saw something in me that I didn’t. If it wasn’t for her eagerness to steal me away from my last job, I would probably still be waiting tables at the local diner! Thank you, Terri, for this amazing opportunity!”

Terri, Dental Hygienist
Terri, Dental Hygienist

Terri was born and raised in Michigan, and graduated from Oakland Community College in Michigan in 1990. In 2003 she moved to Brush to open Brush Dental. Terri graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, specializing in education. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family (five children plus her grandchildren), traveling with her husband and reading.

Ashley, Lead Dental Assistant
Ashley, Lead Dental Assistant

My name is Ashley, and I am the lead dental assistant at Brush Dental. I received my dental assisting certification in the spring of 2017 before starting here that summer. Soon after getting into dental assisting, I realized the patients are the best thing about the field, as every one is different. Getting to know them over the years has been incredibly rewarding. With my knowledge from the time I have spent working here, I am able to help our patients with whatever they need; whether they need an estimate on a treatment plan or have questions or concerns about a procedure, I am happy to help.

Outside of work, my boyfriend and I enjoy going camping, going to the park with our dogs or just going out of town to get away. I also enjoy traveling throughout the year to visit my family in Arizona.

Alyssa, Dental Assistant
Alyssa, Dental Assistant

Alyssa has been with us since the end of 2019, and we are so happy to have her! She loves working with all of her coworkers and is always looking to learn new things. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve our patients and grow as a dental assistant. She and her boyfriend have been together for over four years and just moved to Brush with their two dogs. When she is not at the office, Alyssa enjoys playing volleyball and cooking.

Mariana, Dental Assistant
Mariana, Dental Assistant

Mariana is a Brush High School graduate and has been with our team since 2019, shortly after she received her dental assisting certification. Her favorite part about her work is being able to help our patients with the rest of our team. She enjoys eating and shopping, and she knows she would not be where she is now without her mama.

Lisa, Front Desk
Lisa, Front Desk

Lisa was born and raised right here in Brush. She is a graduate of Brush High School and joined our team at the end of 2019. She helps schedule appointments, file paperwork and coordinate with our patients so they can receive the treatment they need. She speaks Spanish and English and loves helping all of the different faces who come into our practice.