Dr. JimCosmetic Dentist & Owner
James W. W. McCreight, DDS (Dr. Jim) was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He received his BA from Luther College obtaining a major in Biology in 1991. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Jim went on to receive his dental degree (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1995.
As a graduating senior, Dr. Jim was selected by the dental faculty to present the commencement address for the graduating dental and hygiene classes that same year.
Dr. Jim continued his dental education by completing an advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) through the Naval Dental Center of San Diego, CA in 1996. He was a commissioned officer in the Navy (Lieutenant) during this training period. Dr. Jim then worked at several dental clinics in San Diego and Yuma, AZ helping both active duty Navy and Marine personnel.
Dr. Jim and his wife and partner, Dr. Wendy McCreight founded McCreight Progressive Dentistry (formerly Yampa Valley Dental and Associates, PC) in 1998. Drs. Jim and Wendy also founded the McCreight Smile Foundation in December 2006 which is a dental fund that directly supports victims of domestic violence of Northwest Colorado.
Dr. Jim is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), studying both cosmetic and physiologic dentistry. Dr. Jim was also selected as one of forty-eight clinical instructors in the world to teach at LVI. Currently Dr. Jim instructs the Advanced Anterior and Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction Programs teaching dentists from around the world state of the art cosmetic and physiologic dentistry. Dr. Jim also serves as a key opinion leader (KOL) for several dental manufacturers including PerioProtect, Kettenbach, Solution Reach, BioResearch and Dakota Pharmacy.
Dr. Jim maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, a Fellow in the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA), the Colorado Dental Association, the Western Slope Dental Association and Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellow). Currently Dr. Jim is President of the IAPA organization.
Dr. Jim enjoys the outdoors of Northwest Colorado with his wife and two kids, Hannah Alexis McCreight and Jackson James McCreight. Drs. Jim and Wendy live in Steamboat Springs, CO or also known as “Ski Town USA”
Dr. WendyCosmetic Dentist & Owner
Wendy M. McCreight, DDS (Dr Wendy). was born and raised in Littleton, CO. She received her BS in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado in 1988. She worked 5 years as a registered nurse in Oral surgery and Cardiology. Her nursing career allowed her to work in both Iowa and Texas. She made her career change in 1997 when she received her dental degree (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
After her 1997 graduation she joined her husband Jim in Yuma, Arizona where she was an Associate in general dentistry for one year until the founding of McCreight Progressive Dentistry in June 1998.
Dr. Wendy has continued her post graduate training attending the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), studying cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. She maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Western Slope Dental Association and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.
Dr. Wendy enjoys the beautiful outdoors of her Colorado home and spending every free moment with her husband and 2 children, Hannah and Jackson.
Jessica BerthelsonDental Hygienist
Jessica is a Dental Hygienist at McCreight Progressive Dentistry (MPD). She joined the MPD team in June of 2006. Jessica grew up in Meeker, CO where she lives with her husband Brett, daughter McKenna and son Brady. She graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, CO where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. After graduating in 2006 she was offered a job at MPD and has been there ever since.
Jessica loves her Team and longtime clients. They are who make it possible for her to continue the 180 mile round trip drive! Other than her love of hygiene, Jessica enjoys camping with her family and spending as much time as possible with them while taking advantage of the beautiful area they live in.
Jamie RotunnoDental Hygienist
Jamie graduated from Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Dental Hygiene program in 2015. She prides herself in being named her dental hygiene class of 2015’s Western Society Periodontology Award Recipient. Shortly after, she found herself landing a dream hygiene position with McCreight Progressive Dentistry and is now laser certified through the World Clinical Laser Institute and Perio Protect, LLC.
Jamie’s career in dentistry began in 2007 as an orthodontic assistant and later transitioned into a treatment coordinator position. In 2010, Jamie decided to continue her education and follow her passion and true calling, by beginning dental hygiene school. Jamie’s passion for dentistry shows through her clinical skills and client interactions. She loves making the world brighter one smile at a time!
Jamie was raised in Fruita, CO and has lived in Rangely, CO since 2010. Her interests include raising her daughter, Brooklyn, shooting her bow, golfing, riding horses, and helping on her in-law’s cattle ranch. She is looking forward to meeting and collaborating with you to best treat your dental hygiene needs!
Laura WatsonClients & Accounts Coordinator
Laura joined the McCreight Progressive Dentistry (MPD) Team in 2015 fulfilling the role of front office concierge. Her husband Kevin and Laura moved from Branson Missouri to the Yampa Valley and Steamboat in 2013. Laura prides herself in exceptional customer service with attention to detail when handling MPD client scheduling and accounts.
Laura’s an expert at helping our clients with their private dental/medical insurance benefits as well as the administrator of the MPDVIPTM dental saving plan-the best dental plan for locals in receiving some of the best dental care in the World.
In Laura’s spare time she enjoy spending time with her husband, Kevin and her dog Precious!
Nicole HilkeyDental Assistant
Nicole joined McCreight Progressive Dentistry as a Dental Assistant in June 2017. Nicole grew up in Meeker Colorado with her older sister Jessica (AKA one of the amazing hygienists at MPD) Nicole currently lives in Craig Colorado with her new fiance Gabriel and like her sister, commutes to work in Steamboat Springs.
A graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College, in Rangely, Colorado Nicole looks forward to following in her older sister’s footsteps into becoming a dental hygienist.
Nicole absolutely loves her team and the clients that she works with! In her spare time, she enjoys snowmobiling, UTV riding, camping, spending time her with her niece McKenna and nephew Brady and enjoying every moment she can with her friends and family.
Nicole would like to thank her sister Jessica for always supporting her in her journey and being the biggest role model possible.
Anna NierenbergClient Relations
Anna is a Steamboat local who spent the past 12 years exploring NYC with her little girl Ava. After exploring, Anna moved back to Ski Town USA in July 2017. Upon returning back she continued pursuing her passion in the dental field with McCreight Progressive Dentistry.
Anna joined the McCreight Progressive team with over 2 years of experience which she uses to help educate and help her clients, so if there are any questions that you may have, she is your go to gal! Anna also enjoys writing blogs for MPD on a wide variety of topics as well as being the office social media guru.
When not in the office you can usually find Anna shredding it up on Mt. Warner with her mini. Anna is extremely active and also enjoys taking challenging yoga classes, hiking around Routt County, hanging out with family and friends, and also loves to find new recipes to try out. Anna also loves to travel and has been to Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, France, England, Scotland and not to mention over 30 states.