Meet The Team

Dr. Duryea and his staff are committed to providing the finest orthodontic care possible.

Teamwork is the way to success and we are very proud of our staff with each member having their own individual strengths. Our experience ranges between 2 and 30 years and we were selected by our technical skills, compassion, personality, and intelligence.

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Dani-Treatment & Financial Coordinator


Dani has been with Dr. Duryea for over 15 years and has been in the dental field for almost 40 years. She has one daughter, whom she is very proud of, and owns the smartest dog she has ever known. She loves to go camping and, in her spare time, she is a seamstress and costume designer for a local theatre. Dani is a huge Broncos fan and has not missed watching a game in over 20 years. An interesting fact about Dani… she is a direct descendant of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, the man who discovered Pikes Peak.

Taylor-Marketing Coordinator

Taylor has been with Dr. Duryea for over 10 years. She started out as a patient, and then worked for him during breaks throughout high school and college. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a double major. She loves her dog, MacGyver, and enjoys the outdoors and alpacas. Her passion is theatre, and she can be seen on-stage at local theatres. She also sings the national anthem every year at the National Western Stock Show. An interesting fact about Taylor… she collects cowboy boots, and has 13 pairs.


Sarah-Scheduling Coordinator


Sarah joined Dr. Duryea’s team in March of 2014, and is a graduate from Colorado Mesa University with a dance degree. She teaches dance to kids of all ages, and also enjoys being a choreographer. She loves to work out and teach Zumba classes. Sarah grew up in South Park, Colorado (yes, where the TV show is set). Being a huge fan of the Colorado Avalanche, you can often find her rink-side at the Pepsi Center. An interesting fact about Sarah… She loves elephants and hopes to own one someday.

Sandy-Orthodontic Tech

Sandy has been with Dr. Duryea for almost 20 years. She has three children that keep her very busy. Sandy has a cabin in the mountains, where she spends her free time, if she has any after running her kids to all of their sporting events. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California, and played softball throughout high school. Her daughter is following in her footsteps and also playing softball. An interesting fact about Sandy… she met the famous baseball player, Mickey Mantel.


Chris-Orthodontic Tech


Chris has been with Dr. Duryea for almost 10 years. Chris has two beautiful daughters, and all three girls have had braces with Dr. Duryea. Chris loves playing with her new grandson, and if you can’t find her here in Denver, she is probably visiting South Dakota. She loves watching movies and eating popcorn. Chris, a country girl at heart, grew up in Evergreen, riding horses in the Evergreen parade. An interesting fact about Chris… she met Denver Broncos #7, John Elway.

Tina-Orthodontic Tech

Tina started with Dr. Duryea’s team in June of 2014. She served her externship with us and was hired after completion of her dental assisting class. Tina loves going to Coors Field to catch a Rockies game (and hopefully a foul ball) with her husband. She recently added a kitten to her family, to join her two dogs. Tina likes to play sand volleyball, and is a Colorado native. An interesting fact about Tina… she loves wolves, and has a collection of them… don’t worry, not the real kind.

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