Meet the Westminster Team
At J.B. Dental, Dr. Bancroft is so proud to have the ongoing support of a truly one-of-a-kind dental team – she couldn’t accomplish nearly as much as she does for her patients every day without them! Everyone looks forward to welcoming in new patients and families, helping them feel genuinely comfortable throughout the appointment process. To learn more about each unique staff member, keep reading below:
Kate; Front desk Administrator Kate
Kate attended Colorado State University before attending the Northern Colorado Dental Assisting Academy. Today, she has been working in dentistry for 12 years and is certified in CPR, OSHA, and HIPAA. She truly loves interacting with patients and helping them understand all of their treatment information and insurance benefits.
Originally from Firestone, Kate is very close with her mom, her cousins, and plenty of longtime friends. She also has four brothers and a sweet black cat named Zoey. Her interests include gardening, painting, photography, traveling, art, and history.
An interesting fact about Kate: Although she’s a Colorado native, she also spent two years living by the ocean in New Jersey. During that time, she collected thousands of seashells, sand dollars, and sea glass pieces that she artistically displays in her home.
Cathy; Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Cathy’s career in dentistry covers almost 15 years so far. She studied Business Management at Metro State College before pursuing her oral healthcare education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Today, she has her EFDA certification and is also fully trained in CEREC and E4D technology. What she enjoys most about her work is being able to help patients feel comfortable throughout their appointments and building trusting relationships with them over time.
Outside of work, Cathy has four siblings, five nieces, one great nephew, and three great nieces. She also has two little girl Dachshunds named Hazel and Hadley who keep her very busy. She spends her free time going to the mountains and staying at her family’s cabin, as well as watching movies and hanging out with loved ones.
An interesting fact about Cathy: She loves to travel via cruise ships! Over the years, she’s been to the Caribbean twice, the Mexican Riviera, and Alaska. She plans to take many more trips in the future, too.
Emily; Dental Hygienist
Originally from Acme, PA, Emily completed her studies at West Liberty University. Today, she has her Local Anesthesia License and her Laser Certification for periodontal health. Since joining the dental field roughly a decade ago, she has thoroughly enjoyed helping people feel good about their smile while improving their oral and overall health!
Since moving to Colorado, Emily has thoroughly enjoyed snowboarding on the stunning mountains, golfing, playing tennis, camping, and hiking. Her favorite thing to do, however, is to spend time with her growing family!
An interesting fact about Emily: she loves tattoos and hearing the stories behind other people’s ink!
RUBY; DENTAL HYGIENIST
Ruby entered the world of dentistry in 2014 after attending Concorde Career College. Since then, she has earned her certification in laser bacterial decontamination and CPR, in addition to helping countless patients on their journey to healthier, happier smiles. When asked about her favorite aspect of her job, she said it’s helping her patients!
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ruby came to Colorado for school. She fell in love with all this beautiful state has to offer and decided to stay indefinitely! In her free time, she enjoys boating, camping, hiking, and snowboarding.
An interesting fact about Ruby: she’s obsessed with dogs and Harry Potter!
JOHANNA; PRACTICE MANAGER
With roughly a decade of experience in management and more than four years of experience in the dental field, we are excited to have Johanna on our team! For her, knowing that she can truly make a difference by helping patients understand their treatment and how their insurance works to get them healthier is extremely rewarding. She completed her bachelor's in communication studies with a minor in business administration at Colorado State University and her master’s in human resources at Colorado State University Global.
Johanna married her college sweetheart, and they now have two amazing dogs together, Zeus and Zoe. In her free time, she enjoys trying unique restaurants, traveling, collecting coffee cups, getting tattoos, and working on home projects.
An interesting fact about Johanna: she loves crime podcasts, shows, and documentaries – a true crime junkie!
MICHAELA; REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Born and raised right here in Westminster, CO, Michaela is excited to be serving her long-time friends and neighbors! She attended Colorado Northwestern Community College before joining the dental field over a decade ago. Today, her favorite part of her job is forming relationships with patients, making sure they feel comfortable, and educating them on how to best achieve optimal oral health.
Away from the office, you’ll most likely find Michaela spending time with her family, including her son, Emmett, and two dogs. However, the newest addition to the family is coming in June of 2022! Some of her interests outside of dentistry include being outside and staying active.
An interesting fact about Michaela: she was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation. She had two brain surgeries in two years. Now, she is fully recovered and has been symptom-free since 2019!