Dr. Brad W. Eckhardt, DDS
Dr. Brad Eckhardt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Zoology before attending dental school at the University of Michigan (ranked #1 dental school in the world in 2018), from which he graduated in 2006. Dr. Eckhardt continues his education regularly to stay at the forefront of the dental field and has received advanced training in a number of areas, including implant dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, CEREC same-day dentistry, BOTOX® and dermal fillers. He has practiced in the Greeley area for over 12 years.
Dr. Eckhardt is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- Larimer County Dental Society
- American Academy of Facial Esthetics
As a dentist, he is committed to educating patients about oral health and wellness and to providing quality dental care that will improve his patients’ physical, social and mental well-being. He served as the University of Colorado Faculty Dental Student Mentor and he was recognized as the Top Dentist in the area from 2012 to 2018.
Dr. Eckhardt is married and has three sons. He can often be found enjoying the Colorado outdoors, camping, mountain biking, running, skiing and hiking.
Dr. Alice Isom, DDS
Dr. Alice Isom was born in Switzerland and moved to Atlanta, GA, with her family when she was 2 years old. Upon her high school graduation, she received a full soccer scholarship to the University of Central Florida, where she also completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
She attended dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Dental Medicine. She completes continuing education courses every year in order to stay up-to-date with advances in the dental field.
Dr. Isom is a member of the Christian Dental Society and has traveled twice to Haiti and once to Brazil on Dental Mission trips to serve those unable to receive dental care.
Dr. Isom practiced dentistry in the same group practice in North Miami Beach, FL, for 11 years before moving to northern Colorado in 2017 to be closer to family. She has enjoyed practicing solely at The Smile Department ever since moving to Colorado.
She is happily married and a mother of 4 children and she understands empathy, compassion and building a trustful relationship with her patients. Dr. Isom offers her patients the highest standard of quality dental health care available and in the most caring and efficient manner. She always strives to keep the workplace a positive atmosphere where the patient’s needs come first.
When not at work, Dr. Isom enjoys spending time with her family and doing anything outdoors. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, and triathlon training.
Dr. Michael Rusch, DDS
Dr. Michael Rusch was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. Ever since he was in 8th grade, he knew he wanted to be a dentist. Dr. Rusch attended the University of Northern Colorado where he majored in biology with an emphasis in pre-health and biomedical sciences. He also received a minor in chemistry. Dr. Rusch received his dental degree at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he graduated in the top ten of his class with honors.
Dr. Rusch is married to his high school sweetheart, Shea. The couple is very active and loves spending their time outdoors, in the mountains and playing sports. They have a dog named Daisy and enjoy camping and taking her on hikes.
Dr. Rusch is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.
Meet Our Team
With Spanish-speaking team members, our office is able to care for patients who come from a variety of demographics. If you are looking for an experienced and friendly team to care for you and your family’s oral health care needs, give us a call today at 970-744-5221! We look forward to seeing you at The Smile Department visiting one of our dentists. Feel free to contact us if you have questions about our dental services in Greeley, Colorado.
Christina – Office Manager
Christina is a valuable asset to our dental team. She has been in the dental field for over a decade, and she truly enjoys it. Christina has worked in both corporate and private dental environments. At The Smile Department, Christina helps build patient relationships and helps patients find the financial resources needed to get the smile they desire. She enjoys the welcoming atmosphere of an office that has patient care as a priority.
Christina enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, art and reading. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.
Chandra – Front Desk
We are so lucky to have Chandra on our The Smile Department team. She verifies dental insurance and is the first and last face that our patients see when they visit our office. Chandra loves working here because everyone is so friendly and willing to help each other.
Chandra has an associate degree in biology. Chandra and her husband have four children (two boys and two girls). In her spare time, Chandra enjoys cooking, hiking, and going to movies and plays.
MJ – Front Desk
MJ recently graduated from Aims Community College with her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts-Spanish and plans to continue her education at UNC to achieve a Bachelors degree in Foreign Languages-German. She joined The Smile Department in 2019, and loves how every one in our office is kind and helpful. She feels very confident in being surrounded by her co-workers. MJ is motivated and reliable, and works her hardest to contribute to the success of our office each day.
MJ was born in Peru and is fluent in Spanish. She loves learning new languages, and has a passion for lending a hand to those in need and a passion for traveling. She is an Army veteran, and served in Afghanistan with her husband in 2012. Her husband’s job in the Army Guard Reserves in the Windsor Reserve Center brought them to Colorado. They have a 7-year-old son and two dogs. Outside of the office, MJ loves going off-roading with her husband, son and friends, as well as hiking and watching movies.
Chris – Registered Dental Hygienist
Chris earned his Bachelor of Dental Hygiene degree from Sheridan College and joined our team in 2018. Chris likes being able to help people in all aspects of their health care in an office that focuses on quality care. He spends time getting to know his patients and create treatment plans which cater to their individual needs.
Chris is engaged to be married and has a 9-year old daughter. Outside of the office, he is an EMT disaster responder volunteer and enjoys camping and hiking.
Judy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Judy completed her hygiene studies in 1978 in Madison, Wisconsin. She loves the friendly team members at our practice, the high quality of dentistry we provide and the variety of patients that we see. Her perio background allows her to spot problems with a patient’s gums quickly and keep them the healthiest they can be.
Judy has three grown sons, one grandson and two granddaughters. She also has three dogs: a Golden Retriever, a Chocolate Lab and a German Shepherd. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and riding Harley motorcycles.
Jennifer – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Jennifer earned her certification as an EDDA in 1997 and continues to keep up on the latest advances in the dental field. She joined our team in July 2018 and enjoys being on a team with amazing doctors and co-workers. She gives her all each day. Jennifer has been married for three years and has two daughters and a grandson. Outside of our office, she loves traveling with her family and camping.
Shannon – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Shannon completed her education and training in 2014 and joined our team in 2018. She enjoys being part of a great dental family, spreading her knowledge of dentistry and providing excellent patient care. Shannon got engaged six months ago. She has two stepsons, ages 13 and 11, and one daughter, age 5.
Sylvia – Dental Assistant
Sylvia joined The Smile Department in January 2019. She strives to help each patient feel as comfortable as possible. Sylvia likes working with our great team that is willing to help one another.
Sylvia has a family of her own, with a little girl. Sylvia loves the outdoors. She loves having family time and going fishing in the mountains.
Lilly – Dental Assistant
Lilly joined our team in 2019. She has many years of experience in the dental field, and is an instructor at dental assisting school, sharing her knowledge with others. Lilly loves the positivity in our office, and is always available to help others. She is a light of joy and truly enjoys providing service for others to brighten their smile, and her work behind the scenes helps ensure that our office runs smoothly.
Family is a large part of Lilly’s life, and in her spare time she enjoys community service.
Rachel – Registered Dental Hygienist
Rachel joined the The Smile Department team in June 2019 after graduating from Laramie County Community College in the Dental Hygiene program. She loves how great everyone works together and loves to help patients reach their hygiene goals. She loves seeing patients return and working as a team with them to achieve the best oral health possible. Rachel is a welcome addition with her warm and welcoming attitude and her love for people.
Celia received her GED while her husband was in the Gulf War. As she decided to travel with him while he was serving, she received education and training through pervious employers, including training through the Fred Pryor Seminars. Celia has more than 10 years of experience in dental and orthodontic offices, including experience verifying insurance and in billing and customer service. She loves the friendly staff at our office and is excited to be part of our team! She can’t wait to gather more dental knowledge as she works with our wonderful team and serves our patients!
Celia has four children, Crystal, CJ, Cyrus and AJ, the oldest three from a previous marriage and her youngest with her current husband. She loves taking care of her parakeets, and this year she had the experience of raising two baby budgies.