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 2017
- Colorado Parent magazine Top Dentist 2017
Katie Foster, DMD
Dr. Katie Foster was born and raised in Northern Nevada. She moved to Thousand Oaks, California, in 2005 where she attended California Lutheran University and graduated with distinction receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
Dr. Foster received her dental degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she realized early on her passion for working with treating children. Following her dental training, Dr. Foster pursued her Pediatric Residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in association with the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. There, she obtained extensive knowledge regarding dental emergencies as well as the skills to care for special needs and medically compromised patients.
Being newly married, Dr. Foster loves spending time with her awesome husband, Josh, and exploring their new home of Fort Collins.
Dr. Foster is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Foster knows that she has the best job in the whole world and is looking forward to treating the amazing patients of Windsor Pediatric Dentistry.
Maggie — Office 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. Maggie loves chasing her sons, Camden and Bennett, around as well as spending time with her family and friends. They also welcomed another boy, Brooks, to their family in November. Maggie has been with the office since the practice opened and has enjoyed seeing all of the patients grow and change over the years.
Mikala — Front Desk Administrator
Mikala grew up in Utah, where she attended Salt Lake Community College and graduated with her surgical technology degree in 2014. She loves serving the community, where she’s been able to intern at Children’s Hospital, be a counselor at a camp for kids with cancer and volunteer in orphanages. She and her husband recently made the move to Northern Colorado while her husband, Matthew, completes his air traffic control program at AIMS. In her spare time, Mikala loves running the many trails of Colorado with her mini Labradoodle (Millie) and enjoying a movie with a nice bowl of popcorn.
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.
Makayla — Dental Assistant
Makayla grew up in Nebraska and moved to Colorado in 2011. She graduated from Front Range Community College in spring of 2015. She enjoys spending time outdoors and making home décor signs and wood refurbishing.
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.