Meet Our Team in Loveland, CO!

As your orthodontists in Loveland, CO, NEO is working to set a new standard of orthodontic care for toddlers, kids, and pre-teens. Through integrative orthodontic practices, we can shorten the time your child spends in braces, AND, in 50% of cases we can eliminate the need for braces completely!

Our treatment modalities not only result in less expensive treatments, but also help children avoid invasive procedures.

Dr. Dhara B. Patel - Your Pediatric Dentist in Loveland, CO - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Dhara B. Patel

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Dr. Dhara B. Patel was born and raised in Illinois. She is an all-around Illinois girl and moved to Colorado in Summer of 2021 to enjoy nature and become a part of our amazing NEO team. While completing her dental degree she worked for multiple families as a nanny and a private tutor where she realized her love for kids and pediatric dentistry was the perfect fit.  Dr. Dhara treats children of all ages and backgrounds and has a passion for working with children with special needs. Her philosophy is to focus on preventative therapies and to counsel families on how to improve health with changes in their breathing/sleep, nutrition, and oral hygiene habits at home. She truly is devoted to overall child health and wellness and is constantly reading books and attending lectures that will help her understand what overall health and wellness entails for her patients. She even has her own podcast dedicated to this topic called Blooming Smiles: a podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. 

At home, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Mylo. She is a world traveler and has backpacked through Europe and even traveled all the way to Indonesia to learn about sustainability and the epidemic of deforestation in the region. She is a culinary enthusiast and enjoys trying new restaurants or making vegetarian meals at home. In her time in Colorado she has developed a relationship with nature through hiking. Dr. Dhara is also a big believer of giving back; she has spent her time volunteering at community service organizations that focus on child abuse prevention and awareness.

Kelsey Daniels
Practice Manager in Loveland, CO

Kelsey Daniels
Practice Manager 

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Kelsey is a RDA with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration. She works very closely with patients to help them understand and utilize their dental and orthodontic insurance benefits. She is your "go to" person for all the patient's financial questions. Kelsey has been in the dental field for almost six years and loves the friendships that form working with both patients and parents. Kelsey's favorite part about working with NEO is the amazing team of people that she works with and the amazing patients she gets to help treat. In her free time Kelsey enjoys playing volleyball with her team, and riding motorcycles with her husband. More important than anything she loves spending time with her twin daughters, they are the center of her world. 

Makayla Dill - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, Loveland, CO

Makayla Dill

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Giving people confidence with their smile because it makes people happy. Working with kids and teaching them how to keep a beautiful smile their whole life. Add something personal or fun that you like to do outside of the office or that will help the patients to get to know you! :)

Taylor Kiehn - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, Loveland, CO

Taylor Kiehn

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Taylor was born in Washington state then moved to Colorado in 2005. She loves outdoor activities and spending time with her bull terrier named Aspen. In 2018 she graduated from IBMC and has been taking care of teeth ever since! She is not only a dental assistant but she also loves to do orthodontic work and consultations. She has even gotten her hands in prosthodontist work as well. Taylor makes sure all her patients understand the importance of oral hygiene. She loves to give people the confidence to smile! 

Deserae Romero - CDA, RHS, and CPR certified - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, Loveland, CO

Deserae Romero - CDA, RHS, and CPR certified

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Deserae was born and raised in Colorado and she prides herself in taking full advantage of the outdoors! She loves hiking and camping with friends and family. She also has a big passion for fitness. You can either catch Deserae at a good food spot or finding new plants at shops and nurseries!

She does a mix of everything at NEO from full hygiene exams, to running our NEO social media pages! She is also certified to take dental X-rays. Deserae helps to create and coordinate the best orthodontic and early orthodontic treatment plan for your kiddos alongside Dr.Patel and Dr. Lauson.

Dentistry is very meaningful to Deserae as it allows her to fully connect with patients to ultimately aide and educate them on their child’s health.She absolutely loves the interaction with children of all ages as it can always make for an entertaining day!

Jessica DeTienne - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, Loveland, CO

Jessica DeTienne

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Jessica started her career in the dental field in 2014 and has an Associates Degree in Dental Office Management. She loves working with kids, whether it’s cleaning their teeth, rewarding them for good oral hygiene, or settling their nerves. Jessica is always ready to check you in or out, answer all your questions, and schedule your next appointment! When not at work, her six teenagers keep her very busy! She enjoys spending time with them camping, swimming, watching movies, and eating dinner together at the table.

Mallory Morris - NEO Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, Loveland, CO

Mallory Morris

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Mallory is originally from the south, sweet home Alabama that is. She married her high-school sweetheart and they have two rather large fur babies, one named Emmie, a Great Dane, and Nala, a ridgeback. Mallory grew up dancing from the age of three and continued to study this passion through college at the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been working with and teaching children for over six years. Mallory can’t imagine a day not surrounded by children because they bring so much joy to her life.

Mallory’s husband’s job moved them around quite a bit from Texas to Missouri and now Colorado. One day they hope to own an inclusive dance studio/business that welcomes children of all abilities to move. Mallory moved to Colorado almost two years ago now and she found herself in the pediatric dental field and it quickly became her passion. Fast-forward a year and she is now the clinic lead, a dental hygiene assistant, an operative assistant and an orthodontic consultations here at NEO Loveland. When she is not working you can find her dancing, teaching, running, hiking and snuggling her two bourse-sized pups.

Orthodontists in Lone Tree, CO


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Aislynn enjoys cycling, snowboarding, wakeboarding and spending time with her friends and family. Aislynn is a Colorado native but she loves going on vacation to be by the beach. She was trained as an orthodontic assistant but she’s planning on going to dental hygiene school in the near future. In her free time you can find her shopping, camping and boating. Even though she is little she has a big, bright and loud personality.

Lone Tree, CO Location
9400 Station St #100, Lone Tree, CO 80124

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126 East 29th Street
Loveland, CO 80538

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