Crossroads Family Dentistry
Ryan Tyng, DMD
"Live Life Smiling"
Call: (719) 596-3481

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff of Dentists in Colorado Springs

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. We work tirelessly to create a warm and inviting atmosphere with your comfort as a primary goal. Our dedicated team of dentists in Colorado Springs feels it is important that you understand your treatment so that you can relax during your visit.

Our staff is happy to answer any questions regarding your dental care, and please share with us your needs and concerns.

We love what we do, and it shows on our faces. You’ll find our staff is friendly and up-beat--and we’ll do our best to make your visit comfortable, and even fun! Our goal is to always "Exceed Your Expectations." 

Brittany (Treatment Coordinator)

Brittany is an Alaska native, who brings over 10 years of office experience, to our practice. She is a dedicated wife and mother, with two young children. She is fluent in American Sign Language; and enjoys reading, figure skating, and spending time with her husband Joe, and their children, Kiera and David. Brittany’s favorite past time is making sure our office stays organized, and efficient, enabling us to provide the highest quality of customer service for our patients.

Mari (Dental Hygienist)

Mari grew up in Southwest Minnesota, and yes, she loves her Minnesota Wild and Green Bay Packers!  She graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene.  As a dental Hygienist, Mari is dedicated to gently treating her patients through individualized patient care.  She is committed to assessing the oral health of each individual and formulating a comprehensive hygiene plan that will help the patient achieve optimal oral health.  Colorado became her home in 2014, and she is enjoying learning to ski, becoming a runner, and exploring the beauty of Colorado.

Bree (EDDA)

Bree helps Dr. Tyng during all procedures, in addition to taking X-rays and impressions, sterilization, and discussing treatment with patients. Bree has been working at Crossroads Family Dentistry as a dental assistant and surgical technician since Sep. 2012. Bree comes from a military family and although, she speaks no German, she was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.  When not working at CFD, she enjoys most outdoor activities including hiking, volleyball, snowboarding and spending time with her husband, Michael, family and friends. Bree loves animals and enjoys living in the beautiful state of Colorado.


Melissa (EDDA) 

As an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, Melissa does a little bit of everything to ensure our patients have a truly outstanding experience. Melissa is originally from Columbus, Nebraska.  She graduated from Central Community College with an Associates in Science.  She started her career in Dental Assisting there and received her certificate in coronal polishing and radiology for dental assistants.  She moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2008.  Melissa has 11 years of experience as a dental assistant and has been a trained EDDA for the last 6 years.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog, Daisy.  She also enjoys playing sports, working out and traveling.

Sarah (Dental Assistant)

Sarah is a Colorado native, who graduated from Vista Ridge High school. She graduated from Colorado Dental Assisting School, and we were honored to be her first full time job in the dental field. She has cultivated an interest in dentistry since she was very young, and continues to pursue her goals of furthering her education within the dental field. Her best friend is her lab Sophie, who is a constant companion of hers. We are grateful to have such a young person, who is not only dedicated to her craft, but an enthusiastic and avid learner. 

Want to get started improving your dental health and appearance? Schedule an appointment with one of our Dentists in Colorado Springs today!