Our handpicked staff is passionate about meeting the dental needs of children and has dedicated their careers to helping young patients.


Dr. Tippets

Dr. Derren E. Tippets committed to two years of specialized training on top of the four years of required general dental training to become a Pediatric Dentist, because of his love for children and his love of dentistry. Being able to work with both made all the extra effort worth it! He graduated with a DMD from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL; and received two extra years of specialized training in Pediatric Dentistry from Temple Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Tippets is a native of Colorado and feels very blessed to have two offices in the Greater Denver Area and one in Montrose. He loves all the activities that Colorado has to offer! He enjoys watching football, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, playing his guitar, continuing to study science, and spending time with his four children.


Dr. Schuurmans

Dr. Schuurmans graduated with a DMD from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He fell in love with Pediatric Dentistry while working with kids on a dental mission trip to Peru during school. After finishing school in the desert, Dr. Schuurmans moved to Denver to experience all that the Colorado lifestyle has to offer. During his free time, he tries to get to the mountains as much as possible to hike, camp, and ski.


Abby – Dental Assistant

Abby received her education from Pima Medical Institute, and she’s been a member of our team at Treasured Teeth for a year and a half! One of her favorite things about working at Treasured Teeth is working with kids and seeing how happy they are after their visit.

In her free time, Abby enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, baseball, dancing, shopping and watching Netflix!


Angelica – Dental Assistant

Angelica received her education from the Community College of Denver, and she’s been a member of our team at Treasured Teeth since October of 2014. She loves working with kids, and teaching the younger patients about oral hygiene is her favorite!

Originally from Mexico, Angelica enjoys going out to eat and having fun with her daughter and husband in her free time.


Katey – Front & Back Office Assistant

Katey is one of the newest additions to the Treasured Teeth team and has been a wonderful fit! She is a quick learner and is an amazing addition to our front office staff. One thing to know about Katey is that she has the best laugh!

Katey says her favorite thing about working at Treasured Teeth is all of the people! In her free time, she loves hanging out with her dogs, hiking, reading and art!


Maggi – Office Coordinator

Maggi has been part of the Treasured Teeth team for 2 1/2 years! She is the glue that holds the team together. She always comes to work with a smile on her face and ready to greet our patients! Maggi loves interacting with all the kids and parents in our office. One of her favorite things about her job is watching our little patients who were scared at first, come out of their visit feeling great and fearless!

In Maggi’s free time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son. They are huge sports fans with football being her favorite sport! GO PACK GO!


Salina – Dental Assistant

Salina received her education from the Academy for Dental Assisting and has been a wonderful team member at Treasured Teeth for 2 years! One thing she loves most about her job is showing kids that going to the dentist can be fun!

When Salina isn’t at work, she enjoys reading, hula hooping and binge watching crime shows!


Veronica – Dental Assistant

Veronica received her dental education from Pima Medical Institute and has been a member of the Treasured Teeth team for 7 months! One of her favorite things about her job is working with kids and being apart of their tooth fairy experience!

In her free time, Veronica loves drawing, running, and binge watching TV shows with her kids.


Janet – Bookkeeper

Janet has been with Treasured Teeth for 2 years! She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has been a huge asset to our team. We call her the “Jack of All Trades” because she seems to help us with anything and everything. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will figure it out!

Janet said that spreadsheets and her coworkers are her favorite part of her job! When she isn’t working, Janet loves playing darts, dancing, seeing live bands and spending time with family.


Debbie – Insurance Coordinator

I started at Treasured Teeth in Aug of 2009 as a part-time receptionist. It was my first foray in the dental field. Over the next 3 years my responsibilities increased to include insurance coordination and billing. I helped get the Reunion office up and running and ready for patients in 2011. I moved to Reunion in 2012 to become the OM and help get our Thornton office all set up and ready to open in early 2014.  

My son left CO for higher education in 2008 and my daughter did the same in 2015. They both moved west which prompted my decision to move to AZ. I am now the insurance manager for all 3 offices and have the privilege of being able to work from home.

I have always worked with children and love how our practices focus on putting the children first. I appreciate how Dr. Tippets is willing to hire and train the right person regardless if they have worked in the dental field in the past or not. He enjoys teaching his staff as much as he does interact with the patients.

In my free time I do some light hiking, seek out estate sales, cross stitch holiday decor and read. I also enjoy traveling and visiting family.