Happy New Yearfrom Willow Creek Dental!

Wishing all of our wonderful patients Happy New Year!

As 2016 comes to a close, we are incredibly grateful for the amazing patients and team members that make Willow Creek Dental possible. We hope you have a fun and safe weekend ringing in 2017!

As a reminder, our office will be closed on Monday, January 2nd so we can enjoy some time with our family and friends. If you are looking for some fun things to do this weekend, check out these suggestions from 9News.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Yearfrom Willow Creek Dental!


Happy Holidays from all of us at Willow Creek Dental!

XmasWe hope all of our patients have a wonderful holiday filled with joy. As a reminder, our office will be closed from Friday afternoon, December 23rd through Monday, December 26 so our team can enjoy Christmas with their families. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, December 27th at 7:00am.


Mary Lou

Get to Know Mary Lou Griffin, Front Office Coordinator

Mary Lou Headshot NEWMary Lou joined Willow Creek Dental in 2016 as our Front Office Coordinator, after spending over 20 years in Bookkeeping and Human Resources. A California native, she moved to Colorado in 1993 with her husband, Curt, of 27 years.

You have several years’ experience working in Bookkeeping and Human Resources. What brought you to Willow Creek Dental?
Most of my experience was in the retail industry – I worked for Albertsons and Target.  I was looking to get out of that industry and into something that did not require me to work holidays.  I was a patient here and loved the office and was very excited to hear they needed a front office person.

What is your favorite part of the job?
I love sitting up front and greeting all the patients as they walk in.  It is fun getting to know them all. It has also been fun getting to know everyone that works here – feels like home.

What has surprised you the most working at a dental office?
All the treats that everyone sends us.  Seems like we are always getting deliveries of cookies, candy, cupcakes, etc.

You are an avid volunteer. What organizations do you volunteer with? How often?
I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House twice a month cooking meals for the patients there.  Also, I do the Volunteers of America during the holidays delivering Baskets of Joy.  On occasion, I will get together with friends and make sack lunches and deliver them to the motel families on Colfax.

You and your husband have two children, a son and a daughter. Your daughter is a local golf pro—does she get it from you? What activities do you like to do?
I did play sports all through high school – volleyball, basketball, and softball.  But only played golf here and there as an adult.  My husband played golf recreationally as well and decided to take our daughter with him one day when she was 13 years old and that lead to her golf career. I do enjoy outdoor activities and I do a lot of walking with friends.  Mostly trails around the city.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people? 
I love roller coasters!! Cedar Rapids is on my bucket list.

What do you like to do in your downtime? 
Walks and shopping/dining with family/friends. I also love to go to the movies and just hang out with my husband and kids. My husband is a big hunter/fisherman and I will go with him and just walk trails while he is fishing.

Favorite Book:
Does Facebook count? I do not read books but love to go on Facebook.

Favorite Movie or TV Show:
Steel Magnolias – you get all the emotions and how can you not love crying one minute and then it turns into laughter. Such a beautiful movie about family and friendships.

Favorite Holiday Tradition:
Well, as stated above, I worked retail for over 20 years and therefore, I have never really had a lot of time to enjoy the holidays.  I am looking forward to the holidays for the first time in a long time and hopefully creating some new traditions.


Refer a Friend and Enter to Win a $1000 Getaway!

Would you like to get away? Whether it’s a weekend in wine country, a trip to see family or a new adventure, we’d love to help you finally take that trip you have been needing! Simply refer a friend or family member to Willow Creek Dental  in December or January and you will be automatically entered to win a $1000 Getaway package! The package includes a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card and a $500 Marriott gift card. We will draw the lucky winner on February 1, 2017! Click here for the official rules.

Good luck and, as always,  thank you for your referrals!