Dr. Anuj Suri
Dr. Suri brings with him over 20 years of experience in the dental field. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado. He also has previous degrees in Global Health Leadership with a master’s degree in public health from New York University and a master’s degree in orthodontics. He spent several years training and retraining himself in all fields of dentistry to be able to provide the most comprehensive care to his patients. He likes to spend time with his patients to go over their needs and concerns. He loves to share his experiences and learn more about his patients. Dr. Suri has also spent several years working as a pediatric dentist and is great with kids! He is the lead dentist at Dental Wellness at Dry Creek.
Dr. Suri has mentored several dentists in training for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He is always updating his training with continuing education. You can be confident you will be receiving the latest and the best possible care with him. He moved to Colorado in 2011, and now it is his forever home. He lives with his wife (who is a dentist and part of the faculty at the School of Dental Medicine) and his three dogs Zola, Oscar and Lucy. They love to spend time outdoors and you may see them on the weekends exploring the Cherry Creek Trails as a pack!
Dr. Arthur Yagudayev
Dr. Yagudayev is a periodontist and an implant specialist. Dr. Yagudayev is a Diplomate of American Academy of Periodontics and actively participate in continuing education courses. He is certified in the state of Colorado for moderate conscious sedation and interested in minimally invasive and microsurgical periodontal techniques. Dr. Yagudayev is a relaxed and calm person who wants to learn about his patient’s needs before treating them. He and his wife have three beautiful kids and a dog. He enjoys anything outdoors and you can frequently find them on the trails in beautiful Colorado.
Dr. Terrence Batliner
Dr. Terry Batliner is a Colorado native who was born and raised in east Denver. He went to college at the University of Northern Colorado, also attending dental school at the University of Iowa and the Royal Dental College of Denmark, and business school in Iowa (earning an MBA through a dual degree program).
Dr. Batliner is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He spent the first eight years of his career in the Indian Health Service providing healthcare to American Indians and Alaskan Natives. From 2007 to 2017, he served as the associate director of the Center for Native Oral Health Research (CNOHR) at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. CNOHR was one of the leading research organizations trying to improve oral health for people living on reservations. Prior to CNOHR, he held senior leadership positions at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, the Veteran Administration (VA) and Delta Dental of Colorado. He has served on the faculty of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where he was the clinical dean.
Dr. Batliner’s primary interest is clinical dentistry, however he is an accomplished academician with many research publications to his name. He is also an advocate for the underserved, working several years to improve access to dental care for people living in native communities, rural areas and inner cities.
Meet Our Team
Our highly trained, helpful and friendly team is excited to meet you! Our dentist and team love working with our patients and improving their smiles. We invite you to call Dental Wellness at Dry Creek today at 303-773-9400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anuj Suri, Dr. Arthur Yagudayev or Dr. Terrence Batliner and learn more about dental care in Centennial, Colorado.
Raul Cerezo, Dental Assistant
Raul Cerezo was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Colorado since 2008. He has been in the dental world for six years. Raul is a certified EDDA (Expanded Dental Duties Assistant) with extensive training in multiple procedures including fillings, crowns, and orthodontics. His love for interacting with people and is what brought him to the field of dentistry. He is one of the newest members of the Dental Wellness team, and he is already a favorite with our patients. When he is not in the office, he enjoys traveling, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.
Kelly Page, Dental Assistant
Kelly Page has been a devoted assistant with Dental Wellness at Dry Creek since May of 2017. Outside of caring for patients, she enjoys time spent with family, and she loves her pets. Kelly obtained her dental assisting education at Delta Technical College in Horn Lake, MS. She then began her dental assisting career with a periodontists’ office in Memphis, TN in 2013 and has been in Colorado since December of 2015. Kelly loves the weather in Colorado, especially the lack of humidity in Denver. You may recognize Kelly from TV, as she has so modestly starred in an episode of Jerry Springer! So, not only is she famous, but she’s also an easy-going individual who gets along with everyone.
Vanessa Romero, Front Office
Vanessa Romero is a Colorado native who has been in the dental field for just over 20 years. Vanessa spent a year and a half in New Zealand, where she got her start in the dental world, followed by as several years in Long Beach, California and Phoenix, Arizona, before moving back to Colorado permanently. She has worked in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, as well as general dentistry. She has stated that her favorite aspect of dentistry is periodontics, as she finds that field particularly fascinating. These days, Vanessa is a “home-body” who loves to spend time with her husband, Chuck and their fur-babies: kitties Matilda and Josie and puppy Sam (“who’s not really a puppy but he acts like one”), as well as working around their home and in their backyard, which they custom-landscaped themselves and which they take much pride in.