Dr. Norris

  • 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.