Lauren Heinz- Front Office Manager/Certified Dental Assistant

Lauren joined our team in 2012. She is originally from Michigan and moved to the area 5 years ago. She attended Thompson M-Tec in 2009 with training in dental assisting and made the move to Glenwood Springs shortly thereafter. Lauren is our office expert for questions about insurance, billing and just about anything. She brings a friendly and helpful smile to our office. Outside of the dental office you may find Lauren golfing, traveling or doing craft projects. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.




Sarah Housley- Front Office Staff

Sarah, a Texas native, has enjoyed working in the medical industry for the past 25 years in the Roaring Fork Valley. Sarah joined Urnise Dentistry in February 2018. Sarah provides our patients with exceptional customer service, bringing upbeat attitude and friendly smile to work each day. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and two teenagers.




Fabiola Leyva-Black- Dental Assistant

Fabiola joined Urnise Dentistry in January 2017. She is a Certified Dental Assistant; she graduated from Vail Valley Dental School in 2016. Fabiola is fluent in both English and Spanish which helps her provide service to Spanish speaking patients and in her family business running two Subway restaurants. Fabiola and her husband have two adorable little boys ages four and two. When not working, Fabi enjoys spending time on the lake, hiking and traveling with her family.




Crystal McCartney- Dental Assistant

Crystal, a Colorado native, joined the U.S. Army after high school and graduated with honors in finance. After serving in the U.S. Army, she discovered her love for dentistry and began work as a dental assistant in 2007. Crystal has over ten years of dental assisting experience and joined Urnise Dentistry in July 2017. She enjoys cooking, camping, fishing and hiking outdoors with her family.




Dr. Garry Millard D.D.S.— Periodontist

Dr. Millard is a specialist in Periodontics, treating gum problems and placing dental implants for patients. A native of Montana, Dr. Millard graduated summa cum laude from Montana State University with a degree in Biology. He then went on to dental school, and received Periodontal specialty training at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Millard achieved Board Certification in 1995 and practiced as a periodontist in Chico, California for 15 years (1995—2010). In 2011, he and his family relocated to Colorado, where he joined the Mountain Family Health Centers, a local non-profit, as the Dental Director. Dr. Millard was nominated for the Garfield County Humanitarian of the Year award in 2017 for his work to increase access to dental care for low-income Garfield County students. In 2018, Dr. Millard retired from Mountain Family Health Centers and joined Urnise Dentistry. He will be working 1-2 days per week at Urnise Dentistry. He and Dr. Urnise are excited to combine their skills to provide advanced implant services locally in Glenwood, rather than relying on providers outside of our area.

Dr. Millard and his wife Stacey have been married for over 30 years. They have have 3 daughters, a son and one grandchild— Alisha Riddile a local realtor with Sotheby’s, Justin who works for Microsoft in the Seattle area, Jorja, Jayla, and Emmy Rae Riddile their granddaughter. Dr. Millard enjoys hiking, golfing and skiing.




Theresa Strother - Registered Dental Hygienist

Smile! Theresa has been helping people achieve their healthy smiles for close to 25 years as a Dental Hygienist!

A Colorado Native, who recently relocated with her family to Parachute from Grand Junction, has joined our practice this Spring. As your Dental Hygienist, Theresa likes to get to know your individual needs. She strives to provide an enjoyable, caring and professional appointment, focusing on the best way you can keep your smile sparkling!

She and her husband, Craig, are recent empty nester's and are busy landscaping, hiking and traveling. They have both a Daughter and Son, going to college on the Eastern Slope, that keep them on their toes and on the road moving them back and forth!

Theresa is excited to join the Urnise Dentistry Team and can't wait to make you smile!