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.
Dr. Kristin Honaman (Simboski), DDS
Since I was nine years old, I have known that I wanted to be a dentist. I had extreme dental anxiety as a child and as a result feel compelled to help patients who also have the fear of going to the dentist.
I am a native Coloradan. I attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for my undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology and Regis University for a masters degree in Biomedical sciences. From there, I attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduating I received the Academy of Dental Materials Award and the American Association of Oral and the Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Award. I am a member of the American Dental Association, Metro Denver Dental Society, Colorado Dental Association, Alpha Omega International Dental Society.
I love every aspect of dentistry. My favorite part is getting to know my patients and developing relationships with them. I strive to create a welcoming and positive environment for all my patients. I will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that meets your dental needs and provides you with a healthy and confident smile. One of my dental passions is helping underserved communities by providing dental care. I have volunteered at Colorado Mission of Mercy for 4 years and have gone on dental mission Trips to Guatemala and Brazil.
I am an avid skier who has been skiing since I was 18 months old. My favorite place to ski is Vail. During the summer, I love going hiking and paddle boarding. I also love to go up to my cabin with my family which is outside of Estes Park. I recently got married in March and we have a 2 year old Cocker Spaniel named Lola, that we both dearly love.
Dentistry has been my passion for many years and I am so blessed to be able to have my passion as my job. I am so excited to meet and get to know each one of you!
Luisa, Office Manager
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.
Olivia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Meet our hygienist Olivia!
Olivia was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota and attended dental hygiene school at the University of Wyoming. She has lived in Colorado for 3 years now and has loved every minute of it. When she’s not tackling tarter, she loves to spend her free time enjoying what the Colorado outdoors has to offer. Kayaking, biking, and repurposing thrifted clothing are some of her favorite activities. The travel bug bit Olivia at an early age and she has traveled to multiple countries such as England and Bolivia (it was on her bucket list for Olivia to go to Bolivia!). She hopes to next travel to Iceland or Australia in the near future.