Dr. Christensen grew up in a small farm town. From a young age he knew he would be a dentist. His mother gave him the idea during one of his several trips to the dentist as a child. He never felt fearful of his childhood dentist and wanted to replicate those same experiences for others.
While attending BYU in Provo, Utah Dr. Christensen married his lovely and amazing wife Denise. They have three adorable little girls: Jada, Sadie, and Shay. As a family, they love spending time together and making each other laugh. These four ladies are his pride & joy. Part of his concern for younger patients is due to his concern for his own children. He never wants a child to experience dental pain (or anyone, for that matter). He is always happy to see a child in the office and answer any questions a concerned parent may have.
He attended Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI until May 2014. Since that time he worked in private practice in the same small, rural area of Washington state he grew up in until March 2017. He and his wife Denise decided to move to the Grand Junction area to be closer to her family.
Dr. Christensen is excited to practice in Fruita. He loves small towns for the slower pace of life they afford. He continues to enroll in Continuing Ed courses to provide small town patients the same quality of care that can be found in big cities. Dr. Christensen’s passion is, you guessed it, teeth, bone, gums and the entire oral cavity! Learning more about dentistry is what thrills and motivates him. It’s an exciting field and he hopes that you too can be excited about it!
Heather Stanley joined the Gary Andreoletti, DDS, team in June of 2015 as a chairside assistant. Heather has more than six years of dental experience and enjoys caring for patients. Heather is passionate about her work and the patients. The Grand Junction native also enjoys gardening, canning food, and spending time with her family.
Annette DiBenedetto, RDH (Dental Hygienist) — A graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene School, Annette joined Dr. Andreoletti’s team in January of 2012. She is certified in the administration of anesthesia and nitrous oxide and has been practicing on the Western Slope since 2009. Annette is an active member in both the Western Slope Dental Hygienists Society and the American Dental Hygienists Association. She enjoys getting to know her patients, while using her skills and accomplishments to help them meet their oral and healthcare needs. “The people I meet through the practice are more than just patients to me; they’re my neighbors, my friends and members of my community. I care about their overall health and well-being.” When she’s not working, you may find Annette enjoying the great outdoors with her son Hunter. Her interests include hunting, fishing, hiking, archery and golf.
Tiffany Cox, Front Office Administrator — Tiffany joined the Gary Andreoletti, DDS, team in the summer of 2015 as the front office administrator. The Grand Junction native has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and accounting. "This practice has given me the opportunity to not only work with a group of very talented and educated individuals, but I am also able to meet and greet this great community of people," says Cox. In her free time she enjoys cooking fishing and spending time with her two children.
It's important to us that you have the best dental experience possible. Hear what some of our patients have to say about our service.
"In order to have an orthodontic procedure, Dr. Dane was able to fix my front tooth so that it not only looked perfect cosmetically, but my orthodontist was able to perform the procedure."
"Dr. Christensen provides state of the art dentistry and made me feel very comfortable. He is very thorough and professional. The best dentist I have ever been to."
"All of my life I have avoided dentists whenever possible but you diminished those fears in me. Thank you for that as well as the great job you have done."