At Golden Hill Family Dentistry, we wouldn’t want you to see us as just a person in a white coat wielding a metal hook. We want you to see us as caring professionals, and everyday people just like you! Take a few moments to read about our dentists and hygienists, and call our Lakewood, CO office for an appointment.
Dr. Grace E. Rudersdorf, DDS
Dr. Grace has been practicing general dentistry and living in Denver since 2014. She is originally from Omaha, NE where she spent the majority of her life. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Spanish from Creighton University in 2009. After undergrad, she spent a year volunteering through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Yakima, WA. She then went on to graduate from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2014.
After dental school, she participated in a mini-residency through the Academy of Implant Dentistry where she learned the surgical and restorative aspects of implant dentistry. She is currently going through another mini-residency through Progressive Orthodontic Seminars to further her knowledge of orthodontics. Dr. Grace is constantly expanding her knowledge in order to offer her patients the most up-to-date techniques and practices in the ever-changing dental field.
Her interest in dentistry was greatly influenced by her uncle, who exposed her to the rewards of improving quality of life by creating and maintaining healthy smiles. She enjoys working with her hands, interacting with people, and science, so dentistry was a natural fit.
When she is not working, she enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, microbreweries, spending time with family and friends and her dog, Oliver.
Luisa was born in Hereford, Texas but moved to Fort Morgan, Colorado when she was 8 years old. Luisa has been working in the dental field for four years with previous work in communications and customer service. She never thought she would get involved in dentistry, but she is grateful for the first dentist she worked with who took a leap of faith with her and gave her the opportunity to learn. Since then she has enjoyed every minute of it. Luisa is our insurance and treatment plan coordinator. She can answer any questions you might have about the financial aspects of your dental care.
When Luisa is not working she loves watching baseball. Her team is of course the Colorado Rockies! She also enjoys spending time volunteering at an assisted living facility where she visits with residents and lends a listening ear to let them tell their stories. She loves the outdoors: hiking, camping, riding bikes etc. This year she checked two things off her bucket list: running a marathon and skydiving! She plans on doing both once again in 2018.
Jennifer has been working in the dental field for 11 plus years. She spent her first two and a half years as a hygiene assistant, five years as an assistant for general dentistry, and most recently spent the last three years as an orthodontic assistant. Jennifer is excited to be joining Dr. Grace and team as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant and looks forward to helping patients achieve the smile that will last a lifetime.
When Jennifer is out of the office, she is enjoying family time with her daughter Abrianna and boyfriend Ryan. They try to find the best adventures Colorado has to offer. So far their adventures have brought them to paddle boating, ziplining, and even panning for gold in Cripple Creek. You can also find Jennifer playing disc golf, watching sports, and doing a whole lot of cooking.
Rebecca was born and raised in North Carolina. In 2016 she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Communication Studies. Before moving to Colorado in August of 2018, she worked in the nonprofit sector for 3 years as a Program Director, and in various other administrative positions. Here at Golden Hill Family Dentistry, Rebecca serves as the Front Desk Receptionist and Office Assistant. She enjoys being able to meet new people every day and help them in any way possible: whether it’s scheduling their next appointment or chatting about their day, Rebecca will meet you with a smile and a love of conversation!
When she’s not at work, Rebecca loves spending time with her family and two cats, Ophelia and Kingston. With a passion for the outdoors, she also takes advantage of every day of sunshine the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer by hiking, camping, and swimming.
Larissa moved to Colorado from Washington State in 2017. She has been working as a dental assistant for 5 years. When she’s not busy making bright smiles for her patients, she is teaching at the ice arena. As an ice skater of 13 years, she has a passion for learning, which has helped her in her career as a dental assistant, as well as an ice skating coach.
In her free time, Larissa enjoys going on walks with her Pomeranian-poodle, Zane. As well as going to Avalanche games with her fiancé.
“My goal as your assistant is to no only do amazing quality work, but to give you optimal health and a new found confidence to smile and shine bright for the world to see.”