Dr. Kate Steele is the owner of Steele Dentistry. She grew up in Wray, Colorado, with her older brother and younger sister. She and her husband, Jeff, have one 3-year-old son, Carson. She has 9 years of experience in the dental field. Dr. Steele’s favorite part of her job is creating an experience that is easy and enjoyable for her patients. She also loves developing her team so that they enjoy great success and feel passionate about their work.Dr. Steele enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys spending time in the mountains, hiking and skiing. Most of all, she loves spending time with her husband and son.“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from your life. There is just one thing that make your dreams become impossible: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
Dr. Lisa Schaffer grew up in Michigan and Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Biochemistry, before attending dental school at the University of Colorado, graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2007. She is a member of the 5280 Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club, through which she regularly continues her dental education. Dr. Schaffer has been practicing in the Denver, Colorado, area for 10 years.As a dentist, Dr. Schaffer’s goal is to provide great dentistry to all patients while making their treatment as comfortable as possible. She loves the way our team works together seamlessly while maintaining a sense of humor; they make work fun.Dr. Schaffer is married to Mike. She loves crab legs, cornbread (with NO jalapenos), and dark chocolate, and her favorite movies are Dumb and Dumber and The Wizard of Oz. Her hobbies include cooking, dining out, fitness, hiking, and tennis.“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
Dr. Andrea Frank grew up and completed her dental education in Iowa before moving to Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2006. Dr. Frank worked in public health for 7 years serving under-served communities in Colorado before entering private practice. Dr. Frank believes in building longstanding, respectful partnerships with each of her patients, providing them with comprehensive dental care to achieve the best long-term solution for both their dental and overall health. She and her husband John have 2 children, Tyler and Raylan. Dr. Frank is an avid cook, baker, and gardener. She is very excited and feels privileged to be a part of the
Steele Dentistry team.”I’ve learned that people will forget what you have said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Meet Our Team
At Steele Dentistry, our team of highly skilled dental professionals strives to provide quality dental care in Denver, Colorado, for individuals and families. We work to maintain a welcoming, helpful environment for all of our patients by ensuring that you are comfortable during your treatments and that your dental needs are met in a personal and respectful manner. We invite you to learn more about our team by calling our office at 303-278-3353 and making an appointment with Dr. Kate Steele, Dr. Lisa Schaffer or Dr. Andrea Frank. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Megan – Practice Director
Megan began working at Steele Dentistry in 2009. After taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom, she returned in 2015.
Megan was born and raised in eastern Colorado with two siblings. She now lives in northern Colorado with her two beautiful daughters. She loves to spend time with her family and friends outdoors exploring our beautiful state. When not outdoors, she likes to craft and cheer on her favorite team – the Denver Broncos.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
Kaylee – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kaylee grew up in North Carolina with her younger sister, Zoe. As a native North Carolinian, she has a love for Duke basketball but also enjoys watching University of Michigan football. Kaylee attended hygiene school at UNC in North Carolina and has been making smiles beautiful for four years. She moved to Colorado in 2017 and enjoys camping, hiking and swimming. Kaylee loves her co-workers at Steele Dentistry and the teamwork they share.
Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura grew up in Frederick, Maryland. She first began her career with a degree in Community Health Education and furthered her passion as a dental hygienist. She’s been practicing for over ten years and has a personal dedication to providing quality care and making certain her patients feel comfortable.
She and her fiancé moved to Colorado 3 years ago to live out their dreams. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hot yoga, and hiking with her dog and step son in the summer months. Laura is also very fond of Alpacas. She is proud to part of the Steele Dentistry team!
Rachel – Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel grew up in Troy, Illinois, with her three sisters, Kristi, Lauren, and Angie. She has four years of experience in the dental field. Her favorite thing about working at Steele Dentistry is our great work environment – our team gets along and works well together, and she has an awesome boss! Rachel’s favorite animal is a manatee, and her favorite sport is Blues Hockey. She follows the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Rachel’s motto is, “Fake it till you make it!”
Dezaray – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Dezaray is Steele Dentistry’s team lead in the assistant department. With over 10 years of dental experience, she dedicates herself to providing quality dentistry in all areas, from helping with clinical treatment to team and patient interactions.
Dezaray is originally from Houston, Texas, but was raised in Aurora, making Colorado her home. She is happily married and is the mother of two amazing boys, ages 13 and 7. In her spare time she enjoys different hobbies and activities with her family and friends.
“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn
Alexis – Dental Assistant
Alexis is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado’s National School of Dental Assisting in 2016 and has been in love with dentistry ever since. When Alexis isn’t at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family especially her two-year old nephew. Alexis’ passion in life is to make others feel good and to work hard. Her favorite movie is Goodfellas, and her favorite sports team is the Denver Broncos.
Alexis’ motto is, “Just do it.” – Nike
Briana – Financial Coordinator
Briana was born in California but moved to Colorado with her three siblings when she was 8. She has been in the dental field for three years and loves everything about her job at Steele Dentistry. She and her husband have two children. She enjoys watching the Denver Broncos and spending time with her family.
“Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost” – Unknown
Bill – Insurance Coordinator
Bill grew up on a small farm in Nebraska with three siblings. He and his wife, Sue, raised three children out in eastern Colorado where Bill retired from the natural gas industry. He has been working for Steele Dentistry since 2017. He enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren and taking it easy.
<!–Alyssa – Lead Hygienist
Alyssa and her two younger brothers grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She was born in Canada, and became an American citizen 2 years ago. She has been dating her partner Bo for almost 4 years, and has 10 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys the constant growth and change to make ourselves better at Steele Dentistry. Alyssa enjoys playing softball, and is an extreme cat lover. She follows Duke basketball.
Karina – Dental Assistant
Karina grew up in Aurora, Colorado, and is the second of three sisters. She has a boyfriend of 3 years, and has been in the dental field for 2 years. Her favorite part of working at Steele Dentistry is the fact that we work as a team and build each other up. Karina loves the outdoors and camping. Her favorite movie is Monsters, Inc., and her favorite sports team is the Boston Celtics.
Karina’s motto is, “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”