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A Colorado native, Nikki is Belmar Dentistry's incredible Office Manager. Fun fact, Nikki’s career originally began in the hospitality industry as a cake decorator after she attended the Art Institute for Baking and Pastry. Nikki has over seven years of experience working in the dental industry and is a vital asset to Belmar Dentistry. She takes great pride in meeting and getting to know every patient personally and to understand their needs. A large part of her role involves tackling insurance issues, and working through financials with patients. To Nikki, there is nothing better than “making a patient's day better than it was before they walked in the door.” In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her partner as well as her family and friends and exploring everything that Denver has to offer. Music, Books, or Podcasts Nikki Can’t Live Without: Morbid podcast, To Kill a Mockingbird, Favorite artist is currently Lizzo but she just likes good music in general.
Antje is Belmar’s Expanded Dental Duties Assistant. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Antje began her career at a three year dental assistant program in Germany. She now has 26 years of dental experience, 13 of those years being in Colorado. Many commend Antje for her expertise, but also her ability to connect with patients. Helping patients is the reason why Antje loves what she does. Antje is proud to work on a team that is patient-oriented. She also loves working at Belmar Dentistry for the international presence of team members from various countries. Like others on her team, Antje is understanding of health care challenges, and is an advocate for improving the health care system. She is always working to help give patients the care they need. In her spare time, Antje enjoys spending time with family, playing with her two Weimaraner dogs, and cheering on her son at lacrosse games. Music, Books, or Podcasts Antje Can’t Live Without: Country Music and National Geographic magazine.
Sarah is a dental hygienist who embodies Belmar’s patient- focused spirit. Sarah started her dental journey working in an administrative role at the CU School of Dental Medicine. It was during her time here that she developed a passion for dentistry and decided she wanted to be part of the fun clinical care in the back, so she decided to attend hygiene school! Sarah graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the Community College of Denver in 2015. What Sarah strives for in her oral hygiene appointments is to make it a fun, educational and pain free experience for all of her patients. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families, and make it a personal experience as well as being very detail oriented with their oral care. Sarah loves working at Belmar because they make it a fun environment while doing dentistry. Sarah also enjoys the office ethics in that it is a conservative office when it comes to treatment. The Belmar team strives to make a difference in patient lives. Along with the patient-oriented environment, Sarah appreciates the support and positive energy that her team gives her every day. A Colorado native, Sarah enjoys crafts, board games with family and friends and recently, community theater. Music, Books, or Podcasts Sarah Can’t Live Without: Miranda Lambert, the Musical Wicked and Whitney Houston!
Sarah is known for her high standards and giving every patient personalized care. Sarah is experienced in many dental specialties, and began her career after receiving her Registered Dental Assistant License in 2008. She then worked many years in the military, providing dental care as a civilian. Sarah originally worked at our office as a dental assistant. From there, Sarah earned her Registered Dental Hygienist Degree in 2021 and her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2022 and returned to the Belmar team as a hygienist. Sarah loves working at Belmar Dentistry because the practice emphasizes a patient-focused mission, and values each team member. Everyone on the Belmar team is motivated to do their best, and Sarah loves being surrounded by talented and caring dental professionals. Sarah is an asset to her team for many reasons, and is always helping to find new ways to improve systems and follow best practices. Originally from Kansas, Sarah has lived in Colorado for seven years now. In her spare time, she loves exploring the outdoors, spending time with her family, and working on various home improvement projects. Music, Books, or Podcasts Sarah Can’t Live Without: Country music. Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, and Zac Brown Band.
Evee is known for her calming presence that helps patients feel comfortable and at ease. Evee strives to give the best care in everything she does, instilling confidence for her patients, even if they have had poor dental experiences in the past. She loves building trusted relationships with her patients and making them feel like they have a forever dentist at Belmar Dentistry. A Colorado native, Evee earned a degree in Dental Assisting in 2020, and has appreciably grown and thrived since. Prior to her dental experience, Evee was a nanny for seven years and she also holds a hairstyling license. In her free time, Evee enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, traveling and participating in outdoor activities such as boating, camping and soaking up the sun at the pool. Music, Books, or Podcasts Evee Can’t Live Without: She loves all types of music
As a second-generation dentist, Dr. Nagel is passionate about building a connection with her patients so that their care is always personalized. She loves working together as a team to achieve their goals and keeping their smiles bright and healthy. Dr. Nagel was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park (go Terps!), she went on to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. After school Dr. Nagel moved out west to continue her training in a General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center, fulfilling the hospital’s mission of caring for our underserved neighbors in need. Though she was raised on the East Coast, Dr. Nagel feels right at home here in Colorado. She loves spending her free time in the mountains skiing, camping, and hiking with her adventure-loving husband and their Australian Cattle Dog mix.
Dr. Carlos Salas has over a decade of experience in emergency dentistry helping patients with pain, infections and trauma. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Carlos Salas grew up in various countries, including the United States. Dr. Salas completed his dental studies in Brazil, and then a surgery and facial trauma program at Municipal Hospital in Santo Andre, São Paulo, Brazil. He then returned to the United States, to follow his dream of serving in the United States Navy. During his service, Dr. Salas was a Corpsman assisting esteemed surgeons in oral surgery, and he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He also co-authored an article titled: Humanitarian Cleft Care in Southeast Asia: Military-Civilian Partnerships and the Role of the US Navy Ship Mercy which was published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. Salas was honorably discharged from the Navy and moved to Colorado in 2010 where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2012, completing many implant and endodontic courses. Dr. Salas loves being a dentist, because every day and every patient is different. He has a wide range of skills and can perform root canals, oral surgery and implants right in the Belmar office, so patients don’t have to be referred to multiple doctors. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English, Dr. Carlos Salas loves connecting with patients, and helping those who have had poor past dental experiences. Dr. Salas enjoys working at Belmar because it feels like one big extended family. He cares about his teammates and admires them for always thinking of the community and how Belmar can help outside of dentistry. To Dr. Salas, “this isn’t just a job, it's a lifestyle.” Outside of work, Dr. Salas loves traveling, attending concerts, and watching sports. Music, Books, or Podcasts Dr. Carlos Salas Can’t Live Without: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest are my all time favorite bands.
Dr. Kelly Thompson began her dental journey with a Business Administration degree from Colorado State University. She then attended University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, followed by an Advanced Education in General Dentistry with the Army. After completing her degrees in 2015, Dr. Thompson served in the Army as a general dentist until 2019, when she transitioned into private practice. In 2022, Dr. Thompson became the owner of Borris Dental and renamed the practice to Belmar Dentistry. Dr. Thompson grew up in a military family and moved around a lot. She spent the most of her childhood in Colorado Springs, and considers it “home.” After meeting her husband, Jordan, in the military, they were thrilled to establish roots in Colorado, and Dr. Thompson continued to grow her dental career. With the military’s impact on her life, Dr. Thompson prioritizes giving back to veterans and active duty military. Dr. Thompson’s favorite thing about being a dentist is working with patients. She loves helping patients achieve their optimal dental health, which means different things for different patients. Dr. Thompson’s goal is to provide a relaxed atmosphere, comforting those who may be nervous. She also works to challenge dental misconceptions, and build ultimate trust with her patients. Passionate about continued learning, Dr. Thompson is an active member of the ADA®, CDA, MDDS and local study clubs. Striving to be transparent and communicative with patients, Dr. Thompson approaches treatment with patients as a collaboration. She believes it’s important to work with a patient to determine what is best for them. She is proud of her patient-focused team, who are always working to give patients the best care. When Dr. Thompson isn’t at Belmar, she’s most likely chasing her crazy daughter, Sawyer, around, enjoying the outdoors, attending concerts, eating good food, and spending time with friends and family. Music, Books, or Podcasts Dr. Kelly Thompson Can’t Live Without: I listen to dateline podcasts to go to bed! I have an eclectic music taste- Trevor Hall and Taylor Swift as examples.