Meet Our Littleton Dental Team
At Summit Family Dentistry, our team is committed to dental excellence and we hope your experience at our office puts a smile on your face. Our compassionate team looks forward to taking care of you and your family’s dental needs for years to come!Schedule Online
Dr. Richard Harvey
Dr. Harvey decided to become a dentist during college. In his words, “I wanted a career that provided opportunities to make a positive impact. Early on I observed caring dentists who were very good at making challenging situations more comfortable for their patients and who made their communities a better place. I fell in love with the profession.”
Dentistry is but one of Dr. Harvey’s passions. He is a talented musician (piano and trumpet) and loves sports. He majored in Spanish and Liberal Arts and Sciences at Utah State University while on a leadership scholarship and was later awarded a Health Professions Scholarship by the U.S. Navy. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University..
The Navy provided wonderful opportunities early in Dr. Harvey’s career. “It was a great experience and I loved meeting so many amazing people who served so selflessly.”
Dr. Harvey and his wife Crista were high school friends before they started dating. Their four children have distinct interests, but they’ve all assisted their dad during dental humanitarian missions to Central and South America. “We wanted our kids to see what it’s like to treat severe dental disease and gain a broader perspective of our world.”
Dr. Harvey has owned Summit Family Dentistry since 2009. “We love being a part of this amazing community. Our patient relationships enrich our lives and we try to provide a caring, comfortable experience for them.”
Dr. Kara Arceneaux
Dr. Kara Arceneaux is our Clinical Director and is happy to be serving the Summit Family Dentistry Patients! She completed her Bachelor of Science from Morehead State University in May of 2015 and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in May of 2020. She chose to go into the dental field because dentistry is the perfect combination of science, art, and human interaction! Dentists have the opportunity to relieve pain, prevent disease, improve esthetics and self-confidence while getting to know our amazing patients!
Dr. Arceneaux is currently engaged and has a shepherd-mix rescue dog! In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and choosing activities that allow her to enjoy nature such as camping and hiking. She also enjoys music and photography. Her friends would describe her as a fierce advocate, loyal friend, thoughtful teammate, avid learner, and someone who will put others before herself in the interest of the common good.
Dr. William Gillum
Dr. William Gillum is a great addition to the Summit Family Dentistry team. Before choosing to be a dentist, he was an oral surgeon assistant for four years and fell in love with dentistry and decided it is what he wants to do for the rest of his life. He enjoys the balance between clinical procedures, chairside interaction with his patients, and being a team leader. His friends would describe him as funny, humble, and chill, which is a great mix to make patients feel comfortable around him! He received his degrees from Texas State University with Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.
He is originally from Fort Worth Texas, but is happy to be practicing dentistry in Colorado and is passionate about showing people the best experience possible, in dentistry or in other walks of life. In his free time, he enjoys volleyball, skiing, guitar, hiking, and cooking. You may see him biking green mountain in the summer or skiing backcountry in the winter!
Dr. Morgan Yoxall
Dr. Morgan Yoxall grew up just down the road from Summit Family Dentistry. She fell in love with the art and science of dentistry while shadowing dentists around town and was inspired to become a dentist by their ability to positively impact people’s lives.
She studied physiology and biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder and then went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at Midwestern University in Arizona. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.
Dr. Yoxall enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and loves being able to provide a warm and caring experience to all of her patients. In her spare time, she loves camping and hiking with her husband and their two dogs.
Shereene joined Summit Family Dentistry in March 2021.
She has over 18 years of administration experience within various fields and feels Summit Family is hands down one of the best places she has worked.
She loves delivering work products and services that go beyond organizational expectations, creating a win-win scenario for everyone involved!
Originally from South Africa, she and her husband moved to Colorado
9 years ago. Shereene has a great accent – be sure to give her a “hi” when you see her in the office!
Mielan is originally from Southern California, and moved to Colorado October of 2021. She prides herself on giving our patients the best experience possible. In her free time she attends church, sings, dances, hikes, watches tv shows/movies, and spends time with her family.
What she loves most about her job is being able to come in everyday to serve my team and our patients with a smile on her face.
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Esmeralda has been in the dental field for 14 years and enjoys seeing patients fulfill their oral health goals.
Originally from Mexico, she moved to Colorado in 1990. Esmeralda is married with 2 daughters and 1 son. In her spare time she likes to explore new activities and adventures with her kids.
Her favorite life quote is: “Life is too short to live the same day twice.”
Renee – Scheduling Lead/Patient Care Coordinator
Renee has been in the Dental and Medical field for 18 years. Summit Family Dentistry is grateful for her experience and for calling our office her home.
She grew up just outside Grand Lake, Colorado and spent a lot of time snow skiing and snowmobiling in the winter along with golfing and water skiing in the summer. Renee has a 21 year old son and is extremely close to her four nephews and two nieces.
One thing that Renee loves about Summit Family Dentistry is that her dental family is so focused on creating strong ties to the community and the overall health and well being of their patients.
Roby is originally from Oklahoma, and moved to Colorado in July of 2021.
She has worked in healthcare since December of 2021 and thoroughly enjoys it! Although she’s new to the dental world, she enjoys the challenges and opportunities that Summit Family Dental provides.
Roby has two children, Phoenix (9) and Adeline (4) and spends most of her time caring for her children and finding new adventures to go on. They love going to church, eating french toast at IHOP, playing video games together, and trying new things.
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Anabelle was born and raised in small town Wiggins, Colorado. She’s been involved in the medical field for nearly 6 years and has gained almost 2 years of experience in the dental field at Summit Family Dentistry. Anabelle is passionate about leaving an everlasting, positive impression on everyone she meets as well as delivering phenomenal patient care.
When she’s not hard at work, you can find her playing sand volleyball, spending time with her family, attending a comedy show, or getting lost on an adventure.
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Julissa has been an assistant since 2019, and has been at Summit Family Dentistry for almost 4 years. She has gained all of her experience here at Summit.
Julissa is a Colorado native and in her free time she loves spending time with her family and trying new restaurants! She enjoys baking and cooking. She also loves going camping and riding RZR’s!
Jeana – Team Lead
Jeana has worked at Summit Family for 11 years! She loves her job and welcomes new challenges everyday.
She’s originally from Florida and has lived in Littleton with her husband, 6 year old son Cason and two dogs since 2008. Jeana’s experience and knowledge is a huge asset for Summit Family Dentistry. If you ever have any questions, find Jeana!
She loves TV way too much and food is always her love language=)
Savannah found her way into the dental field thanks to another assistant here at Summit Family Dentistry. Every day she becomes more knowledgeable about the dental field and oral health.
Savannah is a Denver native and shares an 18 month old daughter with her boyfriend. She loves finding new fun and exciting things to do with her little famSavannah loves to exercise to destress , specifically long distance running and when not working out you can find her shopping!
Originally from Colombia, Ana’s has lived in the USA for 6 years. She attended dental assisting school in Arizona and now has 2 years of experience in dentistry field. She enjoys learning, helping people find confidence in their smiles, and getting to know where they come from.
Ana loves traveling and getting to learn about all the different cultures of the world including art and dancing. She lives with her boyfriend, Estephon, and their baby pug named Pauly.
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Kasandra is excited to be a part of the hygienist team! She has been practicing for 9 years and is well-versed in many aspects of a dental office including administrative work, dental assisting, oral surgery and periodontics.
She is a Colorado native and in her free time, enjoys hiking, going to the gym, trying new food, shopping, and traveling. Kasandra is married and has two dogs and looks forward to seeing you in the office!
Angela joined Summit Family Dentistry in 2022 with more than 10 years of experience. She is a 2011 graduate from Western Kentucky University and holds an Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene with her license to administer Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide.
In her career, Angela has enjoyed taking dental services outside the operatory. She has participated in group mission trips to Belize and eastern Kentucky. She also volunteered with WKUs mobile health unit for children.
Residing in Belmar, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and four year old son. Together they enjoy check out the library, local parks, and community events.
Taylor has been a hygienist since 2019, and joined our team in February 2022. She takes pride in providing a friendly and stress free environment for patients. Taylor is originally from Pensacola, Fl where she graduated from hygiene school and worked for a year before moving to Colorado.
Taylor is married, and has two German Shepherds. She enjoys hiking, reading, skating, and loving all the puppies in her spare time.
Hyesil, a Registered Dental Hygienist, has over five years of experience in the dental field. She received a Bachelor of Arts in cell biology and neuroscience from Rutgers University and her Dental Hygiene degree from New York University.
Hyesil is certified in administering local anesthesia in the state of New York and Colorado. She is certified to perform periodontal laser procedures, which is a conservative, effective, and nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease. Ask her if you are a candidate for this comfortable adjunct to the treatment of gum disease. She aspires to further her dental education by preparing her own non-profit dental organization in the future.
Hyesil enjoys spending time with friends and family. She is a hiker and world traveler (enjoys finding good food and restaurants in every country). The latest countries she visited include Germany and Switzerland. She loved the latter—yes, you can visit again Hyesil, but please don’t move there. Say hello to Hyesil on your next visit.
Shannon joined our team in 2022 as a registered dental hygienist with over 12 years of experience in the field. Originally from Rockford, Illinois where she attended Rock Valley College. She’s been living in Littleton, Colorado for six years now and calls this home!
In her free time she enjoys camping in her off-grid camper with her husband and bengal cat. She is also into photography, mountain biking, and off-roading.
Fun fact about Shannon: she has extensive training in the sleep apnea realm!