Jeffrey F. Yelle DDS
My name is Dr. Jeffrey Yelle and I am blessed to be able to practice dentistry and even more lucky to be able to do it in such a beautiful setting. Thank you for visiting our site and taking the first step in getting to know me and my team. We strive to do our best every day and if you come to visit us we will do everything in our power to make your visit welcoming and comfortable.
I would like to share a little bit about myself. I grew up in the Mountains of New Hampshire where I developed a deep appreciation of the outdoors. I also come from a family of academics where learning was engraved into my DNA. One of my favorite activities is riding my mountain bike while listening to a scientific podcast- I know, odd, my kids pick on me about it. I am fortunate enough to have three wonderful boys and an amazing wife to adventure with. Every chance we get, we explore all Colorado has to offer. We love to run, hike, bike, ski, and meditate outdoors. I have only knocked 5 14ers off my list so far but hopefully by the time you are reading this that number will be higher.
I look forward to meeting you and showing you what sets us apart. We have an amazing team that doesn’t just treat dentistry as a job but loves engaging with our patients and getting to know them. We are committed to educating and serving you better.
Currently, there is a great deal of research going into inflammation and how all body systems are connected. The Medical/Dental community can no longer operate under the assumption that the materials and treatments we use and perform don’t have an effect on your total body. For me, this is extremely exciting and with the advent of new technology, we have more diagnostic capabilities and treatment modalities than ever before. I love being a dentist in this environment and enjoy staying abreast of all the latest research and technology. I hope to meet you soon!
- International Association of Biologic Dental Medicine
- International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
- S.M.A.R.T. Certification
- International Academy of Laser Dentistry
Meet the Family
Mountain Wellness Dentistry would like to introduce you to Dr. Yelle’s amazing family. His wife, Erin, whom he has been married to for 12 years owns her own small fitness business which also enables her to take care of their 3 energetic boys. Erin shares many of the philosophies that Dr. Yelle does when it comes to her clients. She believes in the value of engaging with them, getting to know them and giving them the best possible whole health experiences.
Ben is the oldest of the 3 boys. He is 16. You may see him around the office making sure that the operatories and waiting room are healthy and safe for all of our patients. Ben is on his high school mountain bike team. He spends much of his free time at skateparks. He is also a talented snowboarder and loves to use his creative mind through computers. Ryan is in the middle. He is 10 years old. Ryan loves all sports, especially football. He loves math and reading. Noah is the youngest and is 8 years old. Like Ryan he will play any sport and loves to just hang out with his friends. He loves math but not so much reading.
As a family Dr. Yelle, Erin and the boys enjoy ski trips, camping trips, mountain biking and most recently have gotten into outdoor rock climbing. They treasure their family adventures as well hope to get to take advantage of the many adventures Colorado has to offer.
Shelly Otte, MAADOM – Practice Leader
My name is Shelly Otte and I am the Practice Leader for Mountain Wellness Dentistry.
My family and I moved to Monument, CO for my husband’s work in the summer of 2019 from the Kansas City area (YES, I am a huge KC Chiefs, Royals, and BBQ fan).
I am excited that I’ve joined the practice of Dr. Jeffrey Yelle. I’m extremely proud to be part of such a holistic, caring and advanced dental office. Bringing my passion for helping others and offering exceptional service and knowledge, has elevated the patient experience at Mountain Wellness Dentistry.
I received my Master’s of the American Association of Dental Office Management, or MAADOM, distinction in 2020. The Mastership achievement recognizes outstanding professional and educational achievements in dental practice administration. It is awarded only to those who have completed rigorous requirements set forth by the Association. 2020 marked the very first class of MAADOM’s, and I’m honored to be a part of that important milestone
I am also a member of the Speaker’s Consulting Network (SCN). I have been recognized multiple times by peers and industry professionals and hold a variety of honors and awards. I’m excited to bring extensive knowledge of leadership, dental insurance management, marketing and patient relations to Mountain Wellness Dentistry.
My passion for continuing education, serving my community, being actively involved in the American Association of Dental Office Management, and the dental industry is contagious. Every day I set out to make others smile and give back in a positive way. My goal in life is to make every day a little easier and happier for others.
Shanay Moeller – Dental Assistant
My name is Shanay Moeller and I am the Dental Assistant at Mountain Wellness Dentistry.
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Southern Colorado, and I have recently moved back after being away from family and friends for the last 6 years. My time away took me to Seattle, Alaska, and Idaho. I love anything that gets me outdoors: backpacking, camping, kayaking, trail running, riding horses, ect.
I went to school here in Colorado Springs, and furthered my education with on the job training with a top Oral Surgeon in Seattle. From the beginning I have loved the dental field, and am so grateful for the experiences and people I have met along the way.
I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work at Mountain Wellness Dentistry and with Dr. Yelle, where the patients’ health is number one priority. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Sherryne Mitchell – Front Office/Dental Assistant
Hi! My name is Sherryne. I love my hybrid position where I help out at the front office but I also get to work on the clinical side.
My family and I moved to the Colorado Springs in May of 2019. Like Shelly, I am from Kansas City and love the Chiefs, Royals and BBQ! Originally, I was born in Zimbabwe, but moved to South Africa when I was 3, and grew up there. I came to the States when I was 21 and met my husband. Together we have 4 children. Our oldest daughter, Courtney, is a senior at Lindenwood University in St Louis, MO. She also competes on their gymnastics team. Our son, Joshua, goes to school at UCCS and is getting his Realtors license. Our middle daughter, Braylen, is a senior in high school this year and will be going to school in North Carolina next year, on an Acro/Tumbling scholarship and our youngest daughter, Rebecca, is very into Aerial Arts and dancing.
I am so happy to be a part of the Mountain Wellness Dentistry team, where patient care comes before everything else.
Laura Sundgaard – RDH
Laura earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida in 1985. She is a proud military wife whose assignments have given her the opportunity to practice dental hygiene all over the United States; from Alaska to Florida to North Carolina to California and now to Colorado where she has practiced for the last 9 years.
She is the proud mom of three great kids, Griffin, Leah and Cade and has been married to her best friend Greg for the last 25 years. Laura enjoys traveling, cooking, and cheering on the Crimson Tide!
Bonnie Dayhoff – RDH
My name is Bonnie Dayhoff. I am one of the Dental Hygienists for Mountain Wellness Dentistry. I grew up in Colorado Springs and have spent most of my life in this area. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor adventures with my family exploring all that Colorado has to offer.
I graduated with my Dental Hygiene Degree in 1994 from CNCC in Rangely Colorado. My Dental Hygiene career started in Fort Collins but quickly found myself back in the Pikes Peak Region.
I find it a great Privilege to be working with Dr. Yelle and all our great team here at Mountain Wellness Dentistry. I love Dr. Yelle’s holistic approach to dentistry and the exceptional care we give to our patients.