Michelle Noblet-Vacha, RDH, BS is founder and Executive Director of Senior Mobile Dental, a nonprofit organization serving the oral health care needs of the vulnerable elderly.
A native of Arizona, currently living in Colorado, Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 1989. Prior to her career in dental hygiene, she was a dental assistant for 6 years. Her years in dentistry brought to her attention the difficulties the elderly face in receiving professional dental/dental hygiene care, and the resulting disease and neglect. This prompted her in founding Senior Mobile Dental in 2006, and her journey into independent practice and the nonprofit sector.
The success in developing an innovative solution to an epidemic problem has resulted in awards and recognition from the ADHA and J&J Hygienist Hero, Colgate Community Outreach, Crest Clinical Hygienist, CDHA Outstanding Contribution, American Red Cross Community Service, Hu-Friedy Master Clinician, RDH/Sunstar Americas Award of Distinction, ADA EBD Conference Champion, DPR Top 25 Women of Dentistry, ADA Edward Shils Special Recognition, Design with Heart, Young's Caring Clinician.
Michelle holds memberships in the American Dental Hygiene Association, CDHA, Center of Nonprofit Excellence, CO Nonprofit Associations. She has presented to various organizations about the issues elderly face in the lack of oral health care and subsequent ramifications, and the national expansion of the Senior Mobile Dental program.
Mike Vacha is from Kearney, NE and grew up on Colorado Springs. He founded Senior Mobile Dental with his wife Michelle in order to address the difficulties and disparities older adults faced in receiving dental care.
Dr. Al Ochoa is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and has been practicing for eight years. His early career included six years with Indian Health Service where he finished his commitment there as Clinic Supervisor. While at the same time with the Indian Health Service, Dr. Ochoa held a teaching position with Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and continues today as one of their Adjunct Professor of Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Ochoa moved to Colorado two years ago to be close to his sweetheart, and is excited to be part of such a wonderful community here in Castle Rock. Come see how Dr. Ochoa’s compassionate care can help you reach your best oral health ever.
Dr. Alexa Johnson received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine – Illinois, her Bachelor of Science from the University of Tamp in Florida and grew up in Springfield, IL. Dr. Johnson wants to be able to provide enjoyable dental care to all types of patients. She believes that every person should be treated with kindness and care.
Dr. Johnson has a passion for community service and enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters. She is and animal lover who like spending time with her pets at home, hiking, fishing, doing yoga, art, playing volleyball and enjoying nature. She is excited to be a part of Senior Mobile Dental and the wonderful care they provide to patients.
Kristi received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2011. Kristi is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and continually strives to be on the cutting edge of education and new technologies.
Kristi joined our practice in 2014 providing dental therapy to our patients both at our clinic locations as well as our nursing home facilities. Kristi provides comprehensive dental hygiene care to all our patients, taking into consideration overall health issues and its effects on our patient’s oral health.
Graduated Dental Assisting school in 1990 and began her 25-year dental assisting career. She worked in California for 15 years before moving to Colorado where she worked as a dental assistant for another 10 years.
Pam joined Senior Mobile Dental in July 2015 as our Office Manager. Her 25 years of dental office experience, attention to detail and her compassion towards senior citizens have helped in the growth of our program. As our office manager, she works with our Dental Team to ensure that all our patients receive the highest levels of customer service when it comes to appointment scheduling, financial arrangements, and other dental related issues.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years and her 2 teenage kids.