New Ownership at Sunrise Dental
Dear Valued Patients,
It is with mixed emotions that we write this letter to inform you of the recent change in ownership at Sunrise Dental Care. We are saddened to share the devastating news of Dr. Kate McDowell’s sudden passing that happened in February. Dr. McDowell purchased Dr. Posnick’s practice July 2018. Those of you who had the pleasure of meeting her were really taken by her professionalism and personable manner. She embraced the staff and the practice in a way that made it feel like she had been with the practice for a long time. She will be remembered with warmth and thoughtfulness.
We are very grateful to Dr. Posnick for taking the time to share his story about how he began Sunrise Dental Care over 35 years ago. It is our goal to continue providing the highest quality care and adding up-to-date techniques and technology, in a warm and caring environment that you have always felt.
We would like to introduce Drs. Jean Lee and Andrew Holecek, who joined the practice mid-June. Dr. Lee grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry in 2011. She worked in private dental practices in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in January 2019. She has hundreds of hours of continuing education and is excited to carry on the legacy of this great private practice. She enjoys hiking, painting, and spending time with family and friends and recently adopted a dachshund named Bailey.
Dr. Holecek grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado over 30 years ago. He attended dental school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and graduated in 1988. Dr. Holecek attends multiple continuing education courses every year to stay abreast of the latest materials and technologies. Dr. Holecek is the co-founder of Global Dental Relief, a non-profit organization that provides free dental care to children in orphanages and schools in Nepal, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Africa. He is also a concert-level pianist, a published author, and an avid tennis player and skier. He and his wife Cindy live in Lafayette, CO.
Maya Turner, the proud owner of the practice has had multiple conversations with Dr. Posnick about how he built such an amazing practice with great employees and patients. She is happily married with 3 handsome boys and spends a lot of time watching them play basketball and football. She began her dental career over 37 years ago in her father’s private practice in Lakewood, CO. She has been very fortunate to have had wonderful mentors over the years who have helped her develop a solid business plan, vast dental knowledge, and an understanding of how to provide great patient care that builds successful practices. She is very proud and excited to carry on Dr. Posnick’s legacy and is looking forward to another thirty some years here!
We are thrilled to share with you that Tina recently celebrated her 22nd year with the practice and thankfully Cindy our hygienist, is back celebrating her 26th year. You’ll be greeted warmly by Amanda and Cassandra who will help schedule your appointments, and discuss any insurance or billing questions you have. We have added another full-time hygienist and assistant to help with our thriving practice. Our commitment and promise is to continue to provide you with the highest quality care that is personalized and compassionate!