Our Dental Professionals
Dr. Jackie Schafer, DDS
“Even after 27 of practicing dentistry I can still say…I love being a dentist!”
Dr. Jacqueline Schafer knew she wanted to be a dentist since the age of 7. She grew up in Pueblo, Colo., and was able to work towards the goal of her dream career with the support of her family. She attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska as an undergraduate student and then was accepted into the dental program at Creighton University School of Dentistry. After graduating, she worked as an associate with an established dentist and then bought a practice in a small town outside of Omaha. However, Nebraska never felt like home. In 1994, she returned to Colorado and bought a practice in Broomfield, Colorado. After several years, she outgrew the original location and moved her practice to a new facility in Lafayette.
Jackie is married to Dave Schafer and they live in Boulder with their two sons, Luke and Jude. They are a family that is rarely idle, enjoying skiing (both cross-country and downhill), hiking and biking together. She and Dave enjoy a side-by-side run on the weekends. She also enjoys knitting, baking, and is an avid reader and long-standing member of a book club.
Professionally, Dr. Schafer has served on several boards for both not-for-profit and professional educational dental organizations. She is committed to her profession and its advancements and continues to gain knowledge through education and study groups. She enjoys many aspects of the dental profession including improving patients smiles, treating their TMJ pain and dysfunction, and providing dental care for entire families — from the youngest child, through their grandparents.
She also has a passion for treating patients who are scared of going to the dentist and helping them work through their anxieties. She has co-authored a book providing insight to the treatment of the fearful patient. She is committed to helping the next generation be relaxed and even excited about going to the dentist and eliminating the negative perceptions that the public has toward dental treatment.
“Nothing is more powerful and rewarding than to know that I have affected another person positively and changed the way they feel about themselves. That is what makes my day a success. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than receiving a smile, kind words or a hug after a dental appointment thus letting me know that my staff and I have done something good. This is why I go to the office and what I strive to accomplish every day!”
Lead Dentist / Owner
“I was born to work in dentistry!”
Shannon comes from three generations of dentists. Her comfort in the practice is evident and carries over to her patients and the rest of the dental team. She has been married since 1995 and has 3 children. She loves the outdoors and all the associated activities Colorado offers.
Shannon graduated in 1994 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School Of Dentistry with a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and holds her license in Colorado and Arizona. She has been a part of Dr. Shafer’s team since October of 2010. Prior to working with Dr. Shafer Shannon had the opportunity of working for a range of dental practices allowing her to grow in the knowledge and versatility of each practice with a wide variety of patients. Shannon continues to grow in her skills through continuing education and volunteering at events such as the 9 News Health Fair and working with families and children in need of dental hygiene care.
Shannon’s main goal and focus in dental hygiene is to make sure that patients have the very best experience possible and feel good about their individual treatment.
“My passion is family and people. I love the experience of getting to know each patient individually because my job is not just about cleaning teeth; but about the very specialized and individual care each person deserves every time they are in our office.”
“I LOVE working with and meeting new people!”
Molly Burnett is in the perfect job. As the office manager, she meets each and every patient that enters the dental practice.
She has been working with Dr. Schafer since 2012 and it has given her the opportunity to listen, encourage, sympathize, empathize, and help patients.
Born and raised in Boulder, Molly graduated from Arizona State University and now lives in Arvada. She has three children: Taylor, Tatum, and Bridger. In her free time she teaches fitness classes, boats, bikes, skis, travels and loves to take her Jeep off-road.
“Seeing lives change is what has kept me in the practice for all these years. I love working with people and feeling like I’m making a difference in someone’s life each day. I strive to provide the most effective and accurate information to our patients and help them with their needs in any way I can.”
“Do or Do not…. there is no try” (Yes, I love Star Wars!)
Maggie has been a dental assistant for 17 years and said feels blessed to be working in the most caring, encouraging, and health-minded dental practice.
She loves to make people smile, laugh and feel good about themselves. She told us, “A great smile and healthy mouth allows people to feel more confident and happy. I love happy people and that’s why I strive to make every dental visit a great experience.”
Maggie has been married for 29 years to Jim. They enjoy motorcycles, travel and have 3 wonderful kids that they love spending time with. They are a HUGE Disney family and also love the outdoors.
“New technology in dentistry is very exciting. Our new Itero machine is amazing and allows us to give the patients the latest and greatest with minimal discomfort and faster turnaround times. I love learning new things!”