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Meet Your Dental Team
Our Mission:
To be the friendliest and most ethical office you will ever find to bring your children for dental care.
 
Our Vision: 
To make Shining Stars Kids Dentistry a dental home that provides the most outstanding dental care and one that children enjoy visiting.

 

Dr. Lawrence Musanje

 
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Born and raised in Uganda, Dr. Lawrence Musanje is truly an international academic, dentist, and citizen. Following his studies at the Wuhan University in China where he received his first Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS), Dr. Musanje continued his education earning a PhD in dental filling materials from the University of Hong Kong. He engaged in 5 years of research and teaching as a post-doctoral fellow at Oregon Health and Science University. His education continued at The University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine where he was awarded another DDS degree. Dr. Lawrence, as his young patients call him, has been well prepared to care for children here in Colorado. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children (Angelica, age 6 and Judith, age 10) and together they enjoy tennis, jogging and hiking.

Dr. Musanje's gentle nature and years of dental training create a welcoming environment for first time patients as well as regular visitors here in the office. He knows that each child is unique and takes the time working with them to overcome dental anxiety or dental fear.

Affiliations

  • Member of the American Dental Association
  • Member of the Colorado Dental Association
  • Member of the Metro Denver Dental Society
  • Affiliate Member the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Volunteer Researcher University of Colorado, School of Dentistry
 

Dr. JEAN LINK

 
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Dr. Jean has been practicing clinical dentistry since graduating from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1989. At the U of I, she received the unusual designation of being the youngest graduate from the College of Dentistry.

After 17 years of dental practice in Illinois, Dr. Jean moved to Denver with her family where she has practiced ever since.

Dr. Jean has been recognized by her professional peers as a 5280 Top Doc. She has also received recognition from the International Association of Dentists and by Leading Physicians of the World as a Top Dentist.

Patients with spinal cord injuries are a particular passion for Dr. Jean. She has privileges at Craig Hospital where she treats the dental needs of these patients pro bono. Dr. Jean gratefully accepted the Cramer award for leadership from Craig Hospital in 2015.

Dr. Jean is committed to being a perpetual student. She has lectured to dentists locally for the Seattle Study Club. Since 2012, Dr. Jean’s continuing education has been focused on the dental needs of children.

Dr. Jean’s greatest pride and joy remains her family; husband Mark, daughter Colleen (24) and sons Devin (23) and Sean (19). She enjoys skiing, playing the harp, and spending time with her family.

 

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Jennifer Luling - Financial Coordinator

 
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Although Jennifer has only been in the dental field for two years, she has extensive customer service experience from her work as a tax preparer and bank teller. Jennifer loves working at Shining Stars Kids Dentistry because the kids remind her of her own childhood experience in China. She was very frightened of the dentist as a child, and thus has a desire to make all children comfortable and relaxed when they come to visit our clinic. She wants kids to see that going to the dentist can be fun too!

Jennifer has a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters and a golden retriever named Jonas. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and playing tennis and she is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese.

Andrea Bertolt - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

 
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If it is new, high tech or changing the face of dentistry, EDDA, Andrea Bertolt wants to learn more about it. With many years of experience in pediatric dental field, Andrea joined Shining Stars Kids Dentistry for the opportunity to further her education by working in the front office. She missed working with the little ones so much in the back office that she is now doing both!

“I am a people person, and I love working with my little friends. This job is so fulfilling, each patient has a different need, and each case is different. The technology we are using in the office is incredible, and our entire team is committed to remaining cutting edge, in both the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient comfort. With those two goals, how could I want to work anywhere else!

Andrea’s enjoys playing Bingo, watching the Broncos, skydiving, making jewelry and has been known to practice the art of auctioneering in her spare time.

 

Kendra Martin - Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

 
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Kendra loves her profession and feels the best part of her job is giving her patients the most relaxing and comfortable experience with great dental care. Kendra always looks forward to coming to work and wears her friendly face alongside with her co-workers. She believes that is the feeling we should accord our patients as well. One of the things Kendra enjoys most about her job, apart from the variety of duties assigned, is helping kids have a great experience during their dental visits.

The more she learned about the dental field, the more she realized that she wasn’t alone in her childhood fears of the dentist and wanted to help patients, especially children, to overcome their fear of the dentist. In her free time, Kendra enjoys scrapbooking, knitting hats and scarves and is an avid soccer player. She loves spending time with her beloved dog Francesca. Favorite Food: All of it, but if it was good for her she would live on Pizza. Pets: Fish keeper and dog lover Kendra would have many more pets if she had more time.

Maria Piedrasanta- Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

 
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Since starting here, Maria has enjoyed being involved with all the new technologies as they have developed and become available, and especially working with the laser to allow small babies to be able to nurse. She is the lead surgical assistant for general anesthesia and is thankful to help facilitate young ones being able to restore their shining smile. She enjoys meeting new patients and the ones we have seen for years have become like family to her.

Maria’s interests outside of the practice include working as a certified Zumba instructor, climbing on big rocks, camping and dressing up and having High Tea with her friends. Maria even finds time to work in some volunteer time with rescuing lost cats. . Maria’s favorite part about assisting is seeing how happy the patients are when they leave here with a new smile. It really makes the day exciting!

 

ABRIL Macias-  Dental Assistant

 
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Hello! My name is Abril and I love working at Shining Stars Kids Dentistry and being a part of the A-Team. It is very rewarding. It gives me the desire and satisfaction to give all I can. The ability to help and interact with our little friends, getting positive feedback and fantastic results, gives me pride in my work. I couldn't ask for a better dentist to work with. I enjoy working with our doctors because I can always trust that they will never cause a patient any pain, will always be honest, and the end result will be as perfect as humanly possible.

Abril’s interests include: Fighting fires, pottery, singing in the church choir and spending time with her best friend, Harry the Hamster.

 

JAQUELINE Molina -  Dental Assistant

 
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Jaqueline loves working at Shining Stars Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics and feels blessed to be here and could not imagine a better or more positive working environment.” I respect the knowledge, kindness and excellent skills of our doctors that enable us to provide the best dental care possible. The teamwork and upbeat attitudes shown from all of the team make each work day a great day. Along with the guidance of a wonderful doctor and great co-workers, I enjoy getting to know each patient.

Jaqui likes walking by the lake, panning for gold, camping, gourmet cooking and spending time with family in Texas. The thing that she is proudest of is that she has the most adorable little girl named Gillettsi, who is getting bigger and smarter every single day!

 

 

 
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