(970) 306-0549     

4592 Streamside Circle East
Vail, CO 81657

About Our Staff

Wende, Registered Dental Hygienist

Wende joined Streamside Dental in 2007. She has many years of experience, great passion and a sincere dedication to helping her clients achieve optimal oral health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Missouri Kansas City, expanded her knowledge with advanced training in ultrasonics at the Las Vegas Institute and is currently researching The Holbrook Concept: Ultrasonics in Periodontal Therapy.

Ultrasonics are a more effective and efficient way of cleaning teeth than scraping and scaling. Wende continues to study the mouth/body connection. She spent 11 years in Lausanne, Switzerland practicing dental hygiene. She has travelled extensively throughout Switzerland and Europe, is fluent in French and loves to ski and golf.

“Have you ever had an experience that totally altered the way you think, dramatically changed how you operate day in and day out, challenged tradition-yet left you refreshed and energized? The changes that I have recently made with the incorporation of tunable micro-ultrasonics in my dental hygiene practice have done just that!”



Belem, Dental Assistant

I joined Streamside Dental in 2011 and I am proud to be part of such an amazing team and dental family. I was born and raised in Peru, where I graduated from Dental School. Growing up, I traveled throughout Latin America and Europe; I am fluent in Spanish, English and French. I am extremely passionate, and very dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our patients. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to attend Dental Hygiene School next fall in Rangely, so I can keep serving our community.

When not at the office I spend time with my son, Joaquin, and husband, Devan. I also take classes at CMC. In my spare time I enjoy doing crossfit and yoga.


Mina, Dental Assistant

Mina joined our team in March 2014 after graduating from The American School of Dental Assisting in Colorado. Before moving here, Mina taught Biology and Geography in Slovakia, her country of origin. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and biking.


Juanita, Business Administrator

Juanita is a crucial part of the team that keeps Streamside Dental running efficiently. As the office manager she is responsible for coordinating office schedules and insurance issues, as well as lending her help as a dental assistant.

Juanita joined Streamside Dental in May of 2008 after an extensive 21 year career in the medical field. Outside of work she loves the opportunity to learn about something new and often spends time with her granddaughters. Juanita is a Colorado native and is fluent in Spanish.

“Every day is a learning experience; I enjoy meeting and taking great care of all our patients. Patients always leave with a great smile.”



Nicole, Front Desk

Nicole lives in Vail with her husband Chris and their daughter Tonie. Nicole and her family love the active outdoor lifestyle that Colorado provides. You will find them skiing or snowshoeing in the winter, and in the summer they enjoy camping, hiking and biking.

Nicole joined Streamside Dental in August of 2014 after a 15 year career in education. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts and continues her passion for teaching as a Zumba Fitness instructor. With her extensive background in customer service and hospitality, she looks forward to helping patients on their journey to health and wellness. Nicole is excited to join the practice.


Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, located in Vail, CO, is a Dentist who services patients from Vail, Edwards, Avon, Minturn, Eagle, Silverthorne, and Frisco, Colorado areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, Vail Colorado dentist, specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and laser gum surgery.

4592 Streamside Circle East

Vail CO 81657

Phone: 970-306-0549
Fax: 970-479-7903