Meet Our Team
Michael J. Purcell, DDS PC
Dr. Michael Purcell is a native of southern Colorado. In 1993, Dr. Mike earned his dental degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Mike was awarded the Quintessence Award for academic achievement and the Operative Award for excellence in practice teaching. After graduation, he returned to Pueblo to practice general dentistry for three years. In 1996, Dr. Mike was accepted to a hospital based pediatric dental program at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Mike’s studies consisted of oral management of bone marrow transplant patients, pediatric medicine, oral surgery, anesthesiology and he was a member of the cleft lip and palate team at Boys Town.
After four years of dental school, and three years as a general dentist Dr. Mike received two additional years of special training working with children, teenagers and special needs patients. Parents who feel strongly about taking their children to a pediatrician should take their children to a pediatric dentist for the same reasons. Dr. Mike has over 20 years of pediatric specialty experience.
Dr. Mike is solely focused on the needs of kids and the office has been specifically designed to put them at ease during their visit.
Dr. Mike is a proud member of:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Dental of Pediatric Dentistry (ADPD)
- Colorado Dental Association
Samantha Larson –
Samantha is the first smiling face to greet you as you walk through the door. She strives to create a family feel from the minute a patient walks in. Her specialty is making every child’s needs her #1 priority, from scheduling to financial agreements, she is always happy to go above and beyond to help meet your needs. With 20 years experience in the dental field, she understands the true value of making patients feel welcomed and kids feeling empowered after leaving the dentist. Being able to witness the excitement of each child after their appointment and receiving their prize is what makes Samantha feel like she is truly making a difference. She is always ready to step up to the plate and help to meet every patients needs.
When Samantha isn’t helping patients, she is at home enjoying the company of her husband and kids by making memories hunting, hiking, or camping. Family is an important part of making her job the most rewarding.
Hollie Morris –
Our dental hygiene superstar! Hollie is truly passionate about helping patients care for their oral health. A people person at heart, she enjoys working with all of the kids, whether it is calming them as they walk through the door to giving them a high five after treatment is done, she genuinely loves working with kids. Hollie finds it important to make a connection with each child instantly, as they are all different in their own personal needs. She forms a great relationship with the parents as well, in order to collectively make the child’s experience a great one. She focuses on making the appointment fun and exciting by teaching. Always going above and beyond to make each child feel safe, Hollie always follows up the appointment with fun rewards, high fives, and the feeling that they are part of our wonderful dental family. She didn’t become this amazing overnight, her hard work to achieve her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene and great dental hygienist predecessors in her mom and aunt, were big contributing factors to become the superstar she is today. Born in Victoria taught her the importance of family and that is why she takes pride in being back home with her family.
Not only is she a superstar at work she is a superstar at home, with her husband of 23 years, oldest daughter Chelsea, 2 year old grand baby Hayden, and 17 year old daughter Lexi. She enjoys crafts and party planning as well as attending the year round sporting activities Lexi plays. She is truly a super woman when it comes her home and the workplace.
Amy Locklier –
Amy loves creating an atmosphere that is cozy and comfortable for each patient. She finds it the most rewarding being able to help kids and seeing their smiles when they get their prizes at the end of their visit. She chose the dental field because she wanted to help patients have healthy and beautiful smiles. She completed her degree as a registered dental assistant and is certified in monitoring Nitrous Oxide.
Amy was born in California, but moved to Hallettsville, Texas when she was 1. She loves spending time with her family, especially going fishing and horseback riding with her husband.