Friendly Staff, Beautiful Smiles,
At Springs Family Dental, our team is made up of dedicated professions who are proud to offer great dental care to families in Colorado Springs and the surrounding communities. We have only the highest quality technologies and offer up-to-date procedures in a family-friendly environment. Our mission is to provide top-notch, customized care to patients of all ages.
We provide amazing dental care for every member of your family through both education and treatment. We look forward to meeting you and your family in person, but until we have that opportunity, please take a look at our staff bios below – we hope they give you an idea of who we are and what we’re about!
Originally from Spearfish, South Dakota, Dr. Terveen moved to Colorado Springs in 2015. He loves treating patients and getting to know them on a personal level, and he knows that improving a patient’s dental health can positively impact their overall health.
Dr. Terveen earned bachelor’s degrees in both biology and chemistry from the University of Sioux Falls. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. While in school, he earned the Pre-doctoral Achievement Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Dr. Terveen worked at a busy practice in Albuquerque, NM, where he served as a delegate for the Albuquerque District Dental Society. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Colorado Dental Association. He has represented the Colorado Springs Dental Society as a delegate, and currently serves on the Colorado Springs board of directors. Dr. Terveen was also awarded Fellowship status by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
When he isn’t busy offering great dental care to the people of Colorado Springs, Dr. Terveen enjoys playing soccer, working on cars, hiking, and camping. He is also an avid Detroit Lions fan and enjoys cheering them on with the local fan club.
Julene is a very experienced dental hygienist, having earned her B.S. from the Baylor College of Dentistry. In addition, she has an M.A. from Columbia Biblical Seminary.
Julene loves to provide gentle and thorough dental care for her patients. She is dedicated to the profession, reading numerous journals and attending continuing education courses to improve her skill and knowledge in the field.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Julene likes to spend her spare time hiking and in the great outdoors.
A Colorado Springs native, Mel obtained her degree in dental hygiene from Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2015, where she achieved numerous awards and was elected class president. She further went on to get additional certification in laser treatment.
Mel has a really positive attitude and is an advocate for complete oral wellness. She enjoys educating her patients and customizing treatment to each individual's needs. She specializes in providing care in a calming environment.
Outside of dentistry, Mel leads an active lifestyle, where she enjoys yoga, working out, hiking, and snowboarding.
With over 30 years of experience in the dental field, Collene is the person to go to when you have any questions or concerns. Dentistry is her passion and she loves to help. She is a Jack-of-all-trades for our office, and handles appointments, treatment plans, insurance, and finance. Collene says, “I love being in the dental field and helping people get the dental care they need.” She has been working at our practice since 2015.
Collene is a native of Colorado Springs, and when she isn’t running the front desk, she loves to spend time with her grandbabies, bake, go four-wheeling, and have fun at church.
Elodia is a recent transplant to Colorado Springs, coming from sunny Riverside, California. She started early in the dental field and has over 12 years of assisting experience, having attained numerous certificates in pit and fissure sealants, ultrasonic scaling, radiation safety, and nitrous oxide administration.
She loves dentistry, mainly because she loves helping people. Elodia specializes in creating a safe and comfortable experience for her patients.
When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes to cook, and is also a Dallas Cowboys fan. She also loves the outdoors, and is excited to explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.