Jill Shonka, DDS
Dr. Jill grew up with her brother, Christian, and sister, Maggie (our office manager), in Parker, CO. Dr. Jill graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Psychology and attended dental school at the University of Iowa. After graduating with honors, she decided to stay in Iowa to complete her training in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jill was actively involved in many volunteer activities throughout dental school and residency and currently provides volunteer dental services to the non-profit group, His Little Feet. They bring approximately 20 orphaned children to the US each year, teach them English and travel around the country increasing awareness of orphans worldwide.
Dr. Jill enjoys all sports and grew up swimming, playing soccer, horseback riding, mountain biking, and freestyle skiing. She has completed a half ironman, a marathon, several triathlons, and enjoys road biking and competing with her dogs, Summit, Kina, and Ajax in agility. Dr. Jill and John have a son Kelly and daughter Elise that keep them on their toes. They love to spend time with them outdoors swimming, riding bikes and camping.
Dr. Jill has always had a passion for kids and enjoys being able to combine her love for kids, background in psychology and emphasis on education in order to give kids a great overall dental experience.
Dr. Jill’s awards and recognitions include:
- Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s recognition certificate for achievement in undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry endeavors
- American Association of Public Health Dentistry Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health Award
- American Student Dental Association Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding dedication and service
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, Mu chapter in recognition of outstanding dedication and service
- Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Annual Scholarship Award for outstanding leadership and academic achievements in dentistry
- Dean’s Leadership Award- four year recipient
- Oral B Scholarship for community involvement—three year recipient
- Deans Academic Recognition Award
- Research Support Award, University of Iowa
- Dental Service Trip to Cambodia
- American Student Dental Representative for ADA Committee on the New Dentist
- 5280 Top Dentist 2017
- Windsor Now Reader’s Choice Awards Best Dentist 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
- Colorado Parent magazine Top Dentist 2017
Sarah Kate Lee, DDS
Dr. Sarah Kate Lee grew up on a farm in Iowa and spent time every year visiting family in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated summa cum laude from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!) and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Throughout her life, Dr. Lee has spent time tutoring and mentoring in a variety of youth organizations. These experiences, coupled with treating hundreds of kids on a dental mission trip to Guatemala, solidified her desire to spend her life helping children.
Dr. Lee completed her pediatric specialty training at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She was elected Chief Resident and selected to represent the state of Oregon at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists Advocacy Conference in Washington D.C. Dr. Lee has presented continuing education lectures to primary care providers in an effort to advocate for the importance of oral health in pediatrics. She is a passionate advocate for every child! Dr. Lee is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association®, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society and the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Lee is passionate about providing individualized care in a safe and fun environment. Her goal is to provide positive, constructive appointments that give each child confidence at the dentist — and hopefully, beyond! She is grateful for every child she has the opportunity to care for!
In her free time, Dr. Lee loves to travel, cook, bake, write and spend time with her dog, Sofie. She is excited to be making northern Colorado her home and for the opportunity to serve the community!
Macaira Leahy, DDS
Dr. Macaira Leahy was born in Wisconsin, lived in Canada for her middle school years, and completed high school in eastern Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa for all of her education – Go Hawks! In 2014 she earned her B.A. in Health and Human Physiology and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2018. During her undergraduate and dental school years, she was especially passionate about volunteering and working for the Ronald McDonald House Charities where she connected with children living with special healthcare needs and their families. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Mac worked as a general dentist for a community health center in Southeastern Iowa for 3 years. As time went on, she found herself opening up her schedule to seeing more kids and individuals with special healthcare needs and it solidified that these are the absolute best patients to work with! She decided to pursue specialized training in pediatric dentistry to better serve these patients. Back at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, she completed her residency training and earned her certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2023. Macaira is pursuing board certification in pediatric dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Weld County Dental Society.
Dr. Mac loves to work with individuals of all abilities and comfort levels in the dental chair. Her goal is to help make each child’s experience as easy and as fun as possible while working toward improving their oral health.
Dr. Mac loves to spend time traveling, cooking, trying new foods, reading, and being with loved ones. She and her partner Connor love to camp and ski and are very excited to have made northern Colorado their home!
Maggie — Practice Manager
Maggie is a Colorado native. She and her husband, Scott, graduated from Colorado State University and after college decided to move to Windsor. Like many families, they were drawn to the small-town community atmosphere. They have called Windsor their home for over 13 years. Maggie loves chasing her 3 sons, Camden, Bennett, and Brooks, around as well as spending time with her family and friends. Maggie has been with the office since the practice opened and has enjoyed seeing all of the patients grow and change over the years.
Sheena — Dental Assistant
Sheena grew up in the Northern Colorado area. She loves spending time with her husband, Gabe, her three children, Savanna, Salena, and Oscar, as well as her two dogs. She has been a dental assistant since 2008 after graduating with honors from PIMA Medical Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, bowling and watching football.
Miranda — Dental Assistant
Miranda grew up in windy Wyoming. After getting married in 2014 to her amazing husband Cody, they settled in Fort Collins. There she went to school for Dental Assisting and earned her EDDA. When she’s not at work she’s always happy spending time with her big, crazy family or enjoying little things like long walks, deep talks, and living life as an adventure.
Fun Fact- She always wanted to be Princess Belle when she grew up.
Olivia — Front Desk Administrator
Olivia is originally from Indiana but moved to Colorado after graduating from Butler University with her partner Doug in 2015. They both attend Colorado State University together and have two rescue dogs, Dori and Luna, who they enjoy taking on outdoor adventures! Olivia has been in the dental field over 6 years and outside of work enjoys rock climbing, hiking, playing Fortnite and practicing yoga.
Sarah — Front Desk Administrator
Sarah grew up in Illinois and then moved to Indiana in 2004. In 2022 her family moved to Colorado. She has worked in dental for the past 8 years. She has been married to her husband Joshua for 18 years and they have two children, both in high school. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors that involves sunshine and warmth.
Kinley – Dental Assistant
Kinley is from Texas and attended college in Stephenville, Texas before transferring to Colorado. Her hobbies include anything that has to do with horses and being outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Kyra – Dental Assistant
Kyra grew up in northern Colorado. In her free time she enjoys being outside fishing and playing golf. She also loves spending time with her son and teaching him how to golf.
Kylie – Dental Assistant
Kylie was born and raised in California and moved to Colorado in 2017 with her husband. She attended IBMC here in Colorado where she received her dental assisting certificate. Kylie loves keeping up with her son, Easton, and husband, Scott. In her spare time, she likes being crafty and spending time with her family.
Lindsey was born and raised near Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a die hard OU Football fan. Boomer Sooner! She has been dental assisting for close to two years now, and is currently in school working towards applying for dental hygiene! You may see her from time to time helping with the front desk or loving on our office dog River.