MEET Dr. Vinna C. Norris and her TEAM

Our exceptional, welcoming team is our greatest asset. Motivated by a commitment to make your visit positive and comfortable, we seek to anticipate your needs and invite questions and feedback that can help to enhance your experience. We love to change the perception that dental visits can't be pleasant as well as professional. Your health is our goal and we'd like to work with you to accomplish this through caring, thorough dental visits in a personalized setting.

  • Dr.
    Vinna C. Norris

    Dr. Vinna Norris has been in dentistry for 30 years in various roles and considers earning her patients' trust among her highest achievements. A caregiver and educator at heart, Dr. Norris finds fulfillment in meeting her patient's needs, improving their overall health, and building relationships. Providing care for patients of all ages and often multiple generations within families creates a wonderful feeling of connection. Easing the fears of patients who experience anxiety or have a history of negative dental experiences is especially gratifying.

    Raised in the small town of North Pole, Alaska, Dr. Norris moved to Colorado in 1988 to pursue pre-veterinary studies at Colorado State University. She transitioned to dentistry in 1990, initially as a dental assistant. Her next step was to study dental hygiene at the University of Colorado, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene which she practiced for 11 years in the Fort Collins area, in general dentistry and periodontal settings. Her love of patient care and desire to expand her skills compelled her to complete her dental journey by obtaining her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), graduating in 2009 from the University of Colorado. She realized her long-term goal when she succeeded Dr. Louis Liley in practice ownership in 2009 and continues to operate a private practice focused on personalized patient care. Dr. Norris and her team continually seek to improve the delivery of care and consider ongoing continuing education essential. Her memberships include the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Larimer County Dental Association, and the University of Colorado Alumni Association. She finds community service and outreach very rewarding and participates with Project Smile and the Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM) annually.

    Dr. Norris is the proud parent of a young adult daughter who still calls northern Colorado home. Her family wouldn't be complete without an animal companion and her current pup, Karman, is the perfect fit for her active outdoor lifestyle. Hiking, biking, paddleboarding, photography, road trips, and cheering on the Broncos or Colorado Eagles are passions she enjoys in her free time.

Meet The Team

  • Patti
    Business Coordinator

    Patti joined our office in 2008. She transitioned to our front office in 2014 after a career in dental hygiene and our patients and staff have benefitted from her excellence in her current role. She grew up in the great city of Fort Collins and received her Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1981 from Colorado Northwestern College in Rangely. She and husband, Rich, have been married over 30 years and are blessed with 3 children and one granddaughter. Patti enjoys spending time with family, golfing and volunteering in the community. The BRONCOS get this fan’s vote!

  • Jenni
    Dental Hygienist

    Jenni joined our office in 2006. She was raised in Denver and lives in Fort Collins with her husband and daughter. For many years they’ve raised black labs and typically there are 2 or more in the family. Jenni received her degree in dental hygiene in 1990. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running and watching her daughter compete in softball. She is also a talented artist with a gift in creating murals and dog portraits. 

  • Sierra
    Dental Assistant

    Sierra joined our office in 2014. She is a rare Colorado native, born and raised in Fort Collins! She received her dental assistant training at Front Range Community College and pursued additional training as an EFDA, expanded functions dental assistant. Her enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in dentistry have created an irreplacable partnership as Dr. Norris’s lead assistant. Time with family, any outdoor activity, especially hiking and camping, and furniture restoration are among her favorite things to do. She’s also a passionate football and hockey fan and The Seahawks are who she cheers the loudest for!

  • Arden
    Dental Hygienist

    Arden joined our office in 2015. She was raised in Centennial, CO and earned her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in environmental biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. When she realized she enjoyed working with people more than plants she pursued an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at the Community College of Denver. She and husband, Josh, live in Fort Collins with their 2 girls, Millicent and Claribel. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, or taking their dog, Cahoots, for long walks. She also loves cooking, live music, and yoga. Arden is passionate about the science behind our methodologies, the oral health-systemic health connection and helping her patients achieve whole body wellness.   

  • Lexie
    Dental Hygienist

    Lexie joined our office in 2020 and we were so grateful to meet her during a year of challenge and change. She was a breath of fresh air and determination! Born and raised in Ogallala, Nebraska, she grew up with horses and developed skills that awarded her a scholarship in rodeo and horse showmanship. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and went on to receive her Associate’s of Science in Dental Hygiene from Laramie County Community College. Lexie continues to enjoy time with her horses, rodeo, time with friends and family, and appreciates long walks on the beach at sunset.