Progressive Dental Solutions - Dental Staff
Our experienced and personable administrative and clinical staff provide caring, thorough, detail-oriented professional services to better and more comfortably serve you and your dental needs. All of our professionals at Progressive Dental Solutions maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in general dentistry ,dental sleep medicine and TMJ disorders.
Ryan Zelder D.D.S.
Dr Ryan Zelder has recently joined the General Dentistry practice. He is a graduate of the West Virginia University Dr Zelder brings years of experience in providing the root Canal Treatments, general dental services as well as implant restoration, laser frenectomy and more for our patients at the office.
Dr. Zelder first became interested in dentistry while taking part in clinical hospital labs, where he realized how much he enjoyed interacting with patients.
“Dentistry is the perfect mix of art and science, and I like working with my hands,” he explained. “I also like that what we do is customized for each patient, so you can see how your work makes a difference.”
After dental school, Dr. Zelder took part in a general practice residency, where he worked with hospital-based patients providing extractions and oral surgery procedures. When he found out about an opening at Progressive Dental Solutions from a former classmate who had worked there before moving to Colorado, he thought it would be a perfect fit.
Rachael SwansonA graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Hygiene, Rachael has over twenty years of service in the Hygiene field including experience with Laser tissue treatment and has special training and certification to administer local anesthesia. Over the years she has also implemented protocol for the treatment of periodontal disease for the hygiene staff and trained staff on the use of digital xrays
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Michelle is a graduate of West Liberty State College Dental Hygiene program. Her twenty plus years of dental experience between front office administration,chairside assisting as well as dental hygiene have made her the office multi-tasker capable of handling all areas of our operation. Her continuing education has provided her with advanced skills in the periodontal care of our patients and she is noticeably passionate in her desire to deliver comfortable and optimal care to all. Michelle is additionally trained in the proper protocol for our current tooth whitening systems.
Expanded Function General Dental Assistant
TJ is a graduate of the Expanded Function Dental Assisting program at the Bradford School. After completing two externships in our office while completing his schooling he has assumed duties as a general dental assistant in the office.
Patient Service Representative
Friendly, caring and helpful is the voice on the phone that belongs to Bonnie . With over thirty five years experience in dental front office administration she has seen and done it all. Bonnie also is the billing, insurance and financing coordinator for the general dental part of the practice.
Director of Operations
Edward is a recent retiree of the United States Army. Edward was born and raised in the dental field as both his mother and step father were dentist. Edward worked with his parents since childhood and became a dental assistant at age 17. At age 20 Edward Joined the United States Army and has traveled the world. Edward had been deployed to operation Iraqi Freedom for 17 month and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) for 14 month. After several years in the military Edward worked for as a GM for several dental practices and decided to open a practice and offer the same care and patient focus that his parents offered to all patients.