Meet The Team

Meet Your Thornton Dental Team - Alpine Dental Center

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Julie has over 35 years experience in the dental field. She joined the Alpine Dental team in 1982 as a receptionist and is currently the office manager.

Julie grew up in the Denver metro area. She enjoys reading, camping and fishing with her husband, Rod; daughter, Maggie; and mini doxie, Mitzi.


Kelly has over 10 years experience working in the dental field as both a dental assistant and receptionist. She has been with Alpine Dental for over a year now and loves working with Dr. Gurman and staff.

She likes to watch movies, walk her dogs and play with her grandchildren in her free time.


Lisa has over 20 years of dental experience and has been Dr. Gurman’s assistant since 1999. She is proud to be a part of such a professional team at Alpine Dental Center where we care for our patients, provide each individual with customized treatment plans, and offer the best dental care possible.

Lisa is a Colorado native. She loves road trips, car shows, animals, family gatherings and just relaxing at home with her husband Larry and their two dogs Nawla and Bella-Bloom. She looks forward to helping you, your family and friends achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.


Rhonda has been a dental assistant with Alpine Dental Center since 2005. She enjoys working alongside Dr. Gurman, caring for all of their wonderful patients, making them feel right at home.

Rhonda is very family-oriented and is happily married with two amazing boys. She enjoys working out, baking and traveling, when possible.


As a dental hygienist, Dianna began her career at Alpine Dental Center in 1998. Working here with this great team and many longtime established patients has been rewarding both professionally and personally. She is privileged to meet and get to know many inspiring people everyday.

With her husband Kent, she has two married children and five amazing grandchildren. During their free time they enjoy the Colorado mountains and partake in many activities including skiing, cycling, hiking and exploring in their jeep. They also take several trips a year to visit their home state of Montana, and enjoy traveling to the Caribbean or Hawaiian islands for all types of adventures.

Dianna looks forward to many more years working with Dr. Gurman to further expand her dental hygiene profession.


Morgan has been a licensed registered dental hygienist for the state of Colorado since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming before relocating to Denver. Morgan’s passion is taking care of people. Her outgoing and genuine personality will make you feel at ease in the dental chair!

Her interests include photography, yoga and travel.


Donna has been a dental hygienist at Dr. Gurman’s office for over 20 years. She received her degree from the University of Southern Colorado.

A Colorado native,Donna and her husband Curt live in Broomfield. They have two children, Bethany 21 and Nick 19, both attending college. Donna is an avid sports fan, especially the Broncos! Her past times include camping, volleyball, and scrapbooking. Donna looks forward to meeting new patients and to continue to treat all the wonderful patients she has seen throughout the years.