Our Team

We are so proud of our staff

Nelson S. Joo, D.M.D.

Dr. Nelson Joo has been practicing family dentistry since 1986 all in Aurora, Colorado. His practice provides comprehensive dental care for all ages ranging from pediatric care, cosmetic dentistry to implants and oral surgery.

He earned his BS degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Following his undergraduate study, he completed his dental training from the Oral Roberts University. While he was in dental training, he had multiple opportunities to go oversees for dental missions. He graduated the dental school with an honor from the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology.

He belongs to multiple study clubs and attends regular dental continuing education classes to keep abreast with changing technology and new research and development in dental science.

Strongly believing in community services he has been volunteering to provide dental care for the underprivileged in the Metro Denver area. Such as the Denver Rescue Mission as well as Inner City Health Center, where he is a volunteer dentist in a capacity of assistant clinical professor appointed by The School of Dentistry, University of Colorado. He also serves on an Advisory Board for Executive Internship program at the Aurora Public Schools.

For the past 26 years Dr. Joo has been married to his wife Susanna who works for the Cherry Creek school district. Together they have two grown children, Chelsea and Brandon. He enjoys the great outdoors of Colorado. He loves taking long walks in parks and trails around Denver with his wife and his dog Harley, a black Labrador. As often as possible they like to go on mountain hikes. He also enjoys watching a variety of sports. His favorite sport is ice hockey. GO AVS!

Dr. Joo feels very blessed to have a great team. He knows that his team loves and takes great pride in what they do. He always considers his team to be his extended family.


Office Manager
Vonda, our dedicated office manager, has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Ten of those years have been alongside Dr. Joo. Throughout her time here, she has chair side assisted as well as worked in the front office. Her unique exposure to dentistry as a chair side assistant and office manager enables her to handle almost every question our patients have regarding their clinical conditions, treatment options and insurance issues.

Vonda is happily married to Bruce and has two wonderful sons. She loves talking to our patients and is always ready with a smile to help.


Dental Assistant
She is a graduate of the Pima Medical Institute, is a valued member of our dental team. She enjoys working with our wonderful patients and our outstanding dental team. Adrianna always strives to treat each patient the way she likes to be treated in the dental chair: with kindness. Since joining our team, Adrianna has come to appreciate Dr. Joo’s educational approach to leading our dental team. She loves her job and is excited to help our patients attain good oral health!

When not at the office, Adrianna loves to spend time with her husband and family.


Charlotte is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She received her Bachelors of Science from the School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Arkansas Medical Science School. She moved to Colorado where she has been a hygienist for over 20 years. She is married with three grown children and a dog named Scooby. Outside of the office she enjoys fishing, reading fiction, traveling and giving back to the community. She has always wanted to work in the dental field and her goal is to continue building relationship with patients and help make a dental difference in patient’s life by helping them maintain optimum oral hygiene.


Michele is originally from the Louisville KY region. She started her education at Indiana university where she studied Psychology and Social Work. After completion of her degree she was ready for adventure so she decided to move to San Francisco CA. and began her long career in dentistry as an office administrator. After a couple of years she decided to expand on her knowledge and moved to Colorado to attend one of the top ranked schools in dental hygiene, University of Colorado. She received rewards for professionalism and graduated with honors.

Over her years of practice, Michele has had the pleasure of working with several charitable dental organizations. She decided to further her knowledge base in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After three and a half years she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Herbology. Today she practices as a dental hygienist and an acupuncturist. Michele believes that a fusion of eastern and western medicine allows her to create a more comprehensive health plan for her patients.


Dental Assistant
I’m Meagan and I am the newest team member at Orchid Dental. I graduated from the Pima Medical Institute in October of 2014. I enjoy the people I work with and enjoy the new relationships I have built with patients so far. I have to say my favorite part about working here is the opportunity of being a part of putting smiles on the patients faces. I love visiting with family, traveling and but mostly being with my fiancé Eric. I am soon to be married in the spring of 2016. Working at orchid dental is such a great job.