Our Team

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Hampden Dental is located in Aurora, Colorado. Our team of Aurora dental specialists includes regular and cosmetic dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons. The office is led by Dr. Christopher Norman.

Dr. Christopher Norman – Cosmetic & General Dentist

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Dr. Norman is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his Bachelors in Biology. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Dr. Norman furthered his education by attending the New York University College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

After dental school he completed 5 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army with assignments at Ft. Benning, GA and Fort Carson, CO.  Dr. Norman was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 where he received the Bronze Star Medal for his exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIV.

As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metro Denver Dental Society, Dr. Norman stays up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in comprehensive dental care.  He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, and the all-around amazing experiences, landscape and people that Colorado has to offer.

Dr. Pearl Lai – Periodontist

Dr. Pearl LaiDr. Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. It was there she discovered her passion for dentistry and subsequently went on to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Prior to her periodontics residency at Mayo Clinic, she practiced as a dentist in the Aurora-metro area. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lai gained extensive experience in implant placement, osseous and soft tissue grafting.

As a practicing periodontist Pearl enjoys her relationships with her patients and her colleagues as much as the care she provides. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and snowboarding.

“I look forward to meeting new people and fostering long term relationships. I find that dentistry and periodontics provides the perfect opportunity. It is very gratifying when I can help a person to achieve their optimum health.”

Learn more about periodontal services.

Dr. Paul Hamersky – Orthodontist

Dr. Paul HamerskyDr. Paul Hamersky is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering, his DDS and an MS in Orthodontics all while in Lincoln. He has practiced in and around the Aurora area for over 25 years and has helped thousands of patients navigate the world of Orthodontistry. Paul is also an active practitioner of Invisalign and is experienced in helping patients deal with the challenges of Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Hamersky has been married to his wife for over 35 years and they have 3 grown children. He is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan – regularly attending Husker football games – and regularly enjoys playing golf.

Learn more about orthodontic services.

Dr. Trent Listello – Oral Surgeon

Dr. Trent ListelloDr. Listello was born and raised in central Washington State. He attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a pre-dental option. He received his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2000. Following graduation from dental school, he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

From 2001-2005, Dr. Listello served as a general dentist at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and Travis AFB in California. In the summer of 2005, he began an Air Force sponsored Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency at Travis AFB, California, where he was trained in multiple surgical trainings including dental extractions, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, ENT, plastic surgery, general surgery, and trauma services. Dr. Listello graduated in 2009 with a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Since that time, he has served as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and is currently acting as Chief of Oral Surgery at the US Air Force Academy.

Dr. Blake Chandler – Pediatric Dentist

Dr ChandlerDr. Chandler is originally from Idaho. He attended Brigham Young University before going to the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 2002. He worked as a general dentist in Arizona for 10 years, exclusively treating children, before returning to do a pediatric dental residency at Miami Children’s Hospital. During his residency he received specialized training in providing care to very young children as well as those with special health care needs. He is trained in using oral conscious sedation as well as seeing patients in the hospital setting under general anesthesia or in-office IV sedations. After practicing in Arkansas and Texas for a few years, he is relocating to Denver where his wife will be attending the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He thoroughly enjoys being a pediatric dentist and helping kids of all ages experience a low-anxiety visit to the dentist.

In his free time he enjoys travelling with his wife and daughter, playing piano, vegetable gardening, and anything involving technology. He is fluent in Spanish and his wife, who is from Brazil, is helping him become fluent in Portuguese. He is excited to be living back out west with the beautiful mountains to explore.

Yolanda

YolandaYolanda Jones, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has enjoyed living in Colorado for the last 12 years with her 3 children Mya, Marcus and Alexandria as well as her husband Darius. When she’s not working, Yolanda loves traveling, camping and reading.  Her favorite part of dentistry is meeting new people every day and hearing about their lives.

Alli – EDDA

Alli

Alli was born in CA, but moved to Colorado when she was 8. She has been a dental assistant since 2011 with experience in general dentistry and pediatrics! Alli has been an EDDA since 2015. She enjoys reading, meditation, and spending time with her husband and two cats!