Colorado Springs: (719) 310-3315 / Pueblo (719) 542-5300
Michelle Vacha, RDH, BS, Founder and Executive Director
A native of Arizona, Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in 1989. She brings over 30 years of experience of dental care to CDH. 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.
Michelle holds memberships in the American Dental Hygiene Association, CDHA, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Latino Chamber of Commerce in Pueblo and the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce. She presents to various organizations about the issues elderly face in the lack of oral health care and subsequent ramifications, and the national expansion of the Community Dental Health (formerly Senior Mobile Dental).
Mike Vacha, Co-Founder
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
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. Dulcimeire Schulmeyer, DDS
Dr. Dulci, DDS is originally from Brazil, She is passionate in providing quality dental care. Her ethics align with ours and she believes passionately in what we do, so much that she recently moved here with her husband and children from Texas to join us.
Dr. Tomas Duran, DDS
Dr. Duran’s experience includes comprehensive dental examinations, restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, fixed and removable prosthodontics.
His experience includes 35 years in private practice, 3 years at Pueblo Community College-Dental Assisting Dental Clinic and he fills in at Complete Mobile Dentistry and at Dr. Tina Skinner’s practice. He obtained his DDS from University of Missouri School of Dentistry and a BS in Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico. He served as Co-Chairperson at the Colorado Mission of Mercy in 2017.
In addition to spending time with friends and family, he enjoys being outdoors biking and running. Dr. Duran has a true passion of caring for people.
Russell Rohlfing, Dental Lab Technician
Russell brings over 32 years of experience in the fabrication of both fixed and removable dental appliances. He has been making dental prosthetics of all types since being trained and certified as a dental lab technician by the United States Air Force in 1986. In 1990 he received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Lab Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. In 2006 Russell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration.
Kristi Hartwick, RDH, Nursing Home Coordinator
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.
Kim Carere, RDH
Kim is a Hygienist and has been practicing in the same dental office in Pueblo for over 20 years. After her dentist retired, she found CDH to continue the quality of care and beliefs she has developed with her patients.
Frankie Thurlow, CDA EFDA
She is a Dental Assistant and Denture Technician with over 25 years experience dental assisting. Frankie was a key instructor in the Pueblo Community College Dental Assisting Program.
Jessica Pfeifer, Dental Assistant
Rosie, Dental Assistant & Denture Technician
Rosie has been a Dental Assistant/Denture Technician for 18 years dental assisting and working in a denture laboratory.
Pam Izboinikov, Office Manager
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 25 years and her 2 kids who are in college.
Amy Cutler, Community Liaison & Administrative Assistant
Amy has worked in the non-profit sector for over 6 years. Her experience includes most recently, being the Program Director at The Home Front Cares, and many years of client and customer care, office management and special event planning and execution, including 16 years in the hospitality industry and 8 years as a Community Center Coordinator.
Amy’s dedication to the nonprofit world includes being a volunteer for the United Way and The Big Sister League in San Diego. She’s passionate about helping individuals get the help they need.
She truly enjoys spending time time with her two teenagers, and outdoors bike riding and hiking.
Dannielle LaRocca, Receptionist
Dannielle joined Community Dental Health in December 2017. She was born in England and lived there until she was 9 years old. Along with her great customer service, she brings the following experience: Hope Montessori Classroom Assistant for 3 years, Pera on a D-49 Special Needs School Bus for 1 year, Nanny for 1 year, D-11 Preschool Teaching Assistant for 2 years and 2 years in the food service industry.
She’s married and has a beautiful daughter and 2 cats. They love spending time together bowling, miniature golfing, going to the Penny Arcade and playing video games together.
Dannielle also manages most of Community Dental Health’s social media.
Stephanie - Pueblo Clinic
Stephanie is the Receptionist in our Pueblo Clinic. She joins us with great business and scheduling skills to provide professional attention to your scheduling and insurance needs