Dr. Eric Adler, DMD
Dr. Eric Adler joined the practice in August 2002. A native of Randolph, NJ, Dr. Adler obtained his Bachelors Degree from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. After that, he headed up to Boston, MA, where he received his Degree Medical Dentistry from Tufts University. Following graduation, his studies continued during a residency at the Denver Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Dr. Adler has since been named in the 5280 Top Dentists for the past 9 years, and leads the nationally recognized Spear Study Club. He enjoys taking continuing education courses and learning about new products, techniques and technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife, Sarah and son Ben (9) traveling, visiting family, and enjoying all the activities the mountain life has to offer with his family and his two dogs, Nilla and Valley.
Dr. Joe Bousaba, DMD
Dr. Joe Bousaba grew up in North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following college, he moved to Boston to begin dental school at Boston University. Dr. Joe also completed a General Practice Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he obtained additional training in general dentistry, oral surgery, and dental trauma. Although he is past the end of his official clinical education, Dr. Joe considers himself a lifelong student of dentistry. He is a participant in numerous continuing education courses and study clubs to ultimately help improve and widen the scope of care he can provide to his patients. Dr. Joe and his girlfriend, Cayla have called Colorado home since the summer of 2014. They enjoy hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time with their golden retriever, Carter.
Meet our Team
Jen B – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Jennifer B, aka JB, is a native to Colorado who grew up in West Arvada, and is a graduate from the University of Colorado. She brings 19 plus years of experience as an EDDA in multiple areas of dentistry and dental specialties. She loves dentistry and changing people’s lives through health, education and providing the best care possible. She thoroughly enjoys the Colorado outdoors, music and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.
Megan – Dental Hygienist
Megan has been working in the dental field for nearly 10 years. She loves being a dental hygienist and enjoys getting to know all of her patients and educating them about their oral health. In her free time, she loves to ski, hike, and cook.
Kelly – Dental Hygienist
Kelly grew up in a small town north of Fort Collins. She knew in high school that she wanted to be a Dental Hygienist. She went to hygiene school at Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY. There she met her husband Jeremy. After they were married, they moved back to Colorado where she started working at Northstar Dental in 2006. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and 2 beautiful children – Lane 8 years old, and Maycee 4 years old.
Dana – Dental Hygienist
After graduating from college with a degree in Sociology, Dana spent several years working for non profits fulfilling her desire to reach out and help others. The culmination of these experiences here in Denver, as well as abroad in Ecuador, left bright smiles on the individuals she impacted. This simple result made Dana realize the power of a beautiful smile. Her pursuit of dental hygiene has allowed her to continue to leave a trail of enrichment with those whom she works with while following her dreams of traveling the world.
Maryanne – Business Assistant
Maryanne has been with Northstar Dental for 35 years. Her dedication speaks volumes about the practice and its Doctors. Maryanne graduated from Front Range Community College with an Associate Degree in 1981. Her career has encompassed many parts of dentistry. She has worked as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant with Dr.Plous for 32 years, and was fortunate to develop many long term relationships with our patients. Maryanne is still amazed at how dentistry can change a persons’ life. In May of ’14, she moved up to the front office team. She believes that the best part of this position is bringing a new excitement to helping patients’ understand the benefits of a healthy mouth. Maryanne’s past experience in the clinical area enables her to answer technical questions, as well as alleviate any anxieties patients may have. Maryanne is happily married, has two daughters and has just welcomed her first grandchild. Life is good… as she continues to be part of the Northstar Dental team.
Krysta – Business Assistance
Krysta joined our team in October 2016. She works both with Dr. Joe Bousaba and at the front desk as a Scheduling Coordinator. Krysta has worked in the healthcare field for over 9 years. She enjoys helping people and especially making them smile. Krysta’s other full time job is being a mother to her son Ryan. She has also been blessed with two step sons Dakota and Noah. She and her fiancé Jason are getting married, so planning for the big day is taking a lot of her spare time, but she doesn’t mind at all. Krysta’s family enjoys camping, music, our Colorado mountains, sports and watching the Broncos win. She is looking forward to being a part of the team for years to come and looks forward to continuing her education.
Connie – Patient and Employee Coordinator
Connie has been with our practice since its very beginnings. She will celebrate 40 years this December. Her interpersonal and patient relations skills have been the cornerstone of her longevity with the practice. She knows many of our patients, and their entire families personally. When it’s said that patients are considered family, she takes it seriously. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys being a grandmother to her daughter’s 14 year old triplets (2 boys & a girl) and her son’s 2 year old boy. Her son will be adding another baby in November. Her retirement will allow her more “Nanny” time! She also enjoys gardening, hiking with her dog and volunteering at her church.
Amber – Office Manager
Amber, our Office Manager, has been with us since 2004. She has been happily married to her husband Lonnie since 2004 and they have 3 beautiful kids together, Bailey, Breckin, and Kyler. Her off time is devoted to her family time which is mostly spent watching their kids play sports. She loves to find ways to help people smile and that includes building confidence to share their smile! She is always happy to answer your questions, plan for appointments, help resolve concerns and make your visits positive. “The Doctors here are fantastic doctors to work with, as they are highly skilled and fun to be around. I love the energy of our team that shares my primary goal which is to help you!”
Jen M – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Jen has been with NorthStar Dental since 2009 and has a passion for learning technology that can better serve our patients. She enjoys creating relationships with patients and helping them receive the best care possible. Jen’s infectious upbeat personality makes every patient feel at ease. In her “spare time”, she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and her beautiful baby girls. They love to be outside riding bikes, gardening, and going to games.
Amanda – Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Amanda graduated from Pickens Technical College. She has been working in the dental field for nearly 5 years. Amanda goes above and beyond to make sure each of our patients dental experiences are enjoyable, not stressful. Educating our patients about oral hygiene is very important to her. One of her greatest joys is helping others to be more confident with their smile. She loves building relationships with her patients and helping them receive the best care possible. Amanda loves living in Colorado with her husband Nicholas. Some of her favorite hobbies are snowboarding, hiking, playing volleyball, cooking, traveling and spending quality time with family and friends!
Andrea – Insurance Coordinator
Andrea found her way to Northstar Dental via her sister who was leaving to go to school to be a hygienist in 2002. Andrea started out as a sterilization technician which enabled her to gain knowledge in many different aspects of the dental field. Now as the Insurance Specialist, she uses her love of gaining knowledge and attention to detail to help patients understand and maximize their insurance. Outside the practice, she enjoys spending time with her kids. She also has found passion in fitness with weight training, running and testing her limits with challenges like the Rugged Maniac.
Sheridan – Business/Dental Assistant
Sheridan has been with Northstar Dental since 2014. Sheridan is passionate about furthering her knowledge in the dental field and new technology in order to take the best care of our patients. The best part about Sheridan’s job is being able to be a part of changing people’s lives through their smiles, and being able to connect with our patients in order to make their experience the best possible! When not working, Sheridan enjoys spending time with her fiancée and their beautiful baby girl, enjoying the outdoors, and planning her wedding.