About Our Office
Dr. Carlos Salas – General Dentist
Originally from Brazil, Dr. Carlos Salas had the opportunity to move to different countries as a child. Being raised here and there, his flexibility of time led him to complete his dental studies in Brazil and follow up in a surgery and facial trauma program. He later decided to come to the United States to follow a dream he had of serving in the United States Navy. While serving under the command of outstanding oral surgeons and being part of such a team, his combined exposure and experience led him to a unique opportunity, to be part of Pacific Partnership 2010, a multi-disciplinary military mission from several countries. He teamed up with surgeons where together, he took part in 70 cleft lip and palate repairs in addition to other surgeries. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and co-authored “Humanitarian Cleft Care in Southeast Asia: Military-Civilian Partnerships and the Role of the US Navy Ship Mercy,” which was published in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. After returning home a few months later he was honorably discharged and moved to Colorado where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Carlos Salas believes in definitive dentistry and great quality of work, and he always maintains a good relationship with his patients and team members. He is caring and listens to his patients and has been told that is able to calm and ease patients who have had poor past dental experiences. He enjoys his time with his two young kids. He likes to take advantage of Colorado’s scenery and events. Dr. Salas is a huge fan of music and concerts, which led him to pick up a guitar again. He also keeps active with sports, such as swimming, biking and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Dr. Trent Listello – Oral Surgeon
Dr. Listello was born and raised in central Washington state. He attended Eastern Washington University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a pre-dental option. He received his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2000. Following graduation from dental school, he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
From 2001-2005, Dr. Listello served as a general dentist at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and Travis AFB in California. In the summer of 2005, he began an Air Force sponsored Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency at Travis AFB, California, where he was trained in multiple surgical trainings including dental extractions, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, ENT, plastic surgery, general surgery, and trauma services. Dr. Listello graduated in 2009 with a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Since that time, he has served as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and is currently acting as Chief of Oral Surgery at the US Air Force Academy.
Dr. Pearl Lai – Periodontist
Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. It was there she discovered her passion for dentistry and subsequently went on to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Prior to her periodontics residency at Mayo Clinic, she practiced as a dentist in the Denver-metro area. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lai gained extensive experience in implant placement, osseous and soft tissue grafting. As a practicing periodontist Pearl enjoys her relationships with her patients and her colleagues as much as the care she provides. On her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and snowboarding.
“I look forward to meeting new people and fostering long term relationships. I find that dentistry and periodontics provides the perfect opportunity. It is very gratifying when I can help a person to achieve their optimum health.” –Dr. Lai
Dr. Paul Hamersky – Orthodontist
Dr. Paul Hamersky is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in chemical engineering, his DDS, and an MS in Orthodontics all while in Lincoln. He has practiced in and around the Denver area for over 25 years and has helped thousands of patients navigate the world of orthodontics. Paul is also an active practitioner of Invisalign and is experienced in helping patients deal with the challenges of sleep apnea.
Dr. Hamersky has been married to his wife for over 35 years and they have 3 grown children. He is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan – regularly attending Husker football games – and regularly enjoys playing golf.
Dr. Laurie Lazarou – Endodontist
Dr. Laurie Lazarou has been practicing endodontics since 2000. After earning her undergraduate degree at Boston University, Dr. Lazarou attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with honors at the top of her class. She then completed a General Practice Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Lazarou was trained in micro-surgical endodontics at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. She is currently an Associate Professor at the USC School of Dentistry, Endodontics Department.
Dr. Lazarou is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society, the Southern California Academy of Endodontists and the Conejo Valley Academy of Dentistry.
Roxana – Dental Assistant
Roxana attended Concorde Career College in Aurora, CO to become a dental assistant. She is fluent in Spanish. Roxana has been a dental assistant since 2014 and she absolutely loves it. She is the mother of a six-year-old, who she loves spending time with on her days off. The experience Roxana has gained as a dental assistant has helped her to maintain her personal and her family’s oral health.