The locals call me "Dr. H", perhaps because it's easier to remember than figuring out how to pronounce my last name. I, Dr. Bruce W. Hoggan D.D.S., absolutely LOVE being a dentist. A Colorado native excited to be back home, I grew up in Arvada, learning the value of hard work in my family of 13 kids (7 girls & 6 boys).
Eagle Scout award was earned at the young age of 14, and I studied diligently to get into college. After a 2 year church mission to Atlanta, Georgia, where I was privileged to serve God's kiddos in the ghetto, in rural areas, and the uber rich areas: and I loved and learned from them all! Consequently, life goals changed drastically from being a world renowned gymnastics trainer to becoming a rural comprehensive family dentist so I could accommodate a family friendly lifestyle.
I met and married my beautiful wife Amelia while earning my associate's degree at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. After 2 semesters at Brigham Young University, we moved back to Colorado and soon after I became one of the few dentists in America granted early admittance to dental school. In 2002 I entered the University of Colorado Health Science Center - School of Dentistry and in 2003 was awarded a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University. Immediately upon graduation from dental school in 2006, I was sworn into active duty as a Captain in the United States Army. I applied for an elective extension of my education and completed a one year residency where I gained skills beyond what the average general dentist acquires in the first many years of business.
After residency, my military assignment sent my family to Germany. Shortly after relocating there with my "H Team", I was called to serve our country in Iraq for 15 months. There I gained even further valuable experience in and out of the dental chair. After the deployment, I spent my last year in Germany traveling with family, collecting antiques, and continuing education by establishing a dental study club focusing on TMD (what most inaccurately call "TMJ"). I have many hobbies, including family time, canyoneering, entrepreneurial business ventures, swing dancing, wood carving, pulling weeds, and renovating.
This beautiful countryside brings me peace as I watch sunrises and sunsets and enjoy wildlife. I'm thrilled to have so many growing friendships in our small community.
Millie (Amelia), from Salt Lake City, has travelled the world to see all types of marketing. Her uncanny wisdom and insight as our Marketing Coordinator guides us in directions that make the biggest benefit for us and our community. Her detailed eye has made our office decor feel so homey: a frequent subject of compliments we receive. We have been greatly blessed to have her on our team from our opening in 2010.
Jen just joined my side May 2018! She has a hard of gold, an unparalleled work ethic, and a love for customer service. She's learning very quickly and takes the quality of your visit as her personal concern. You won't meet a kinder heart. We look forward to many years with her on our team.
Holly , our stellar hygienist, has been a part of our dental team since December 2015. She is from Grand Junction, CO and loves spending time with family and friends. During her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, snowboarding, and painting...and comedy movies and Pinterest!
Linc (Lincoln), from Georgia, loves making smiles and making yards beautiful. He is responsible for selecting and maintaining the flowers out front to bring a touch of class and warmth as you drive in. He loves giving hugs, especially to kind elderly ladies.
Lillie (Lilliann), locally grown, always has a smile for everyone. She is our music specialist. If she can dance to it and it makes her smile, it is welcome in our office. She is working on a rather lengthy music file with Millie.
Gideon (aka "Bubba"), also from Denver, is the landscape vice-manager. Gideon has been working under Allen's instructions since 2004. They make an incredible team. Gideon has an intense love for the outdoors and the beauty in it. He shows this through his care of the land whether travelling or landscaping. He is an amazing weed puller as well.
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Gray (Gracelynn), also locally grown, is reknown for her contagious smile that started at just three, yes 3, days old! She is our "happiness specialist" who visits on occasion with smiles, laughter, and hugs to help the faint of heart.
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Allen (aka Big Mac), from Denver, is our landscape manager. With over 2 years experience of mowing prior to joining our team in 2015, he is currently undergoing training to add edging and fertilizing to his skill set. He has an inspiring background educationally and internationally touring both Europe and America. He is helping improve our outward appearance so it more appropriately matches the artwork and care we put inside our building and into your smiles.
Victoria is a another amazingly gentle and thorough hygienist with over 10 years in the dental world who also joined us during October 2018. She is quick of mind, gentle of hand, and has a hearty laugh that is very contagious...but only when your mouth isn't full!
Cindi is our new receptionist as of October 2018. Similar to Jen, she has a natural gift for customer service and an innate love for hard work and genuine laughter. If she doesn't know how to help you, she'll figure it out quickly and provide that 5 star care we are so well known for. Everyone is loving her cheerfulness as they enter the office.