Meet The Team!
Joanne Bancroft – DDS
Dr. Joanne Bancroft is originally from Lockport, New York. She graduated from the State University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine in 2002. After graduating, she completed a general practice residency at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Bancroft is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association and the Metro Denver Dental Society. She prides herself on patient comfort and education, and as such takes several Continuing Education classes each year to ensure an ever-growing knowledge base so her patients are offered the highest quality of care possible. She values a team approach to dentistry, where her patients fully understand their options so that they can obtain and maintain optimal oral health.
In her spare time, you’ll find Dr. Bancroft outdoors, running through Wash Park, camping in Moab, hiking the Boulder trails or skiing in Vail. She chose Colorado for the beautiful outdoors and friendly people, and she’s never been disappointed by either!
Cathy Trujillo – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Cathy Trujillo has been a certified Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) for the past 9 years and a dental assistant in the Westminster area for the past 12 years. A native of Colorado, Cathy graduated from Westminster High School, went to Metro State College for Business Management and gained her EFDA certification from CU School of Medicine in 2006. Before beginning her career in dentistry, Cathy managed employees for 16 years at a local home improvement store, Hugh M. Woods.
Aside from her obvious passion for producing quality dental work, Cathy loves spending time with her sisters going to shows at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and going out to the movies. She also adores spending vacation time at her family’s cabin in Summit County or relaxing on a cruise ship. Cathy has one fur-baby, Buddy Lee, a 13-year-old Mini Dachshund, who has no intentions of sharing his toys anytime soon.
Kristina Rykhyla – Dental Hygienist
Kristina Rykhlya grew up in the small city of Willow Springs, Missouri. She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2016. She is passionate about bettering the lives of her patients through education. She prides herself in helping her community through community service. She has traveled with Project Hope to provide dental services to the people of Nicaragua. She absolutely loves using her hygiene skills to serve the people there. She plans to continue her journey with them and go to Nicaragua every year.
She got married to her husband in 2012 and they decided to make a huge life change and move to Colorado in 2016. They are in love with Colorado and its beauty. Kristina has a German Pincher fur baby named Zeus who was born February 2016. You can find them hiking the trails of Boulder on the weekends.
Kate Jones – Front Desk Administrator
Kate is the first friendly face you will see at JB Dental. She started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 2006. A move to New Jersey gave her the opportunity to start working at the front desk as a patient/insurance coordinator and she has been enjoying that position for the last 4 years.
Kate enjoys getting to know patients and helping them navigate their insurance. Her excellent communication skills and past clinical experience allow her to communicate with patients in a very effective way.
Kate is a Colorado native and when she is not at the office, she enjoys traveling, crafting, gardening, and painting. She lives in Thornton,Colorado with her significant other Randy and her cat Zoey who wants nothing more than to play fetch all day!