Dr. Ramie Barfuss, DMD
Dr. Ramie K. Barfuss graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Medical Biology in June 2001. He then attended the University of Louisville, where he graduated dental school with a D.M.D. After dental school, Dr. Barfuss entered activity duty for the United States Army where he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. After practicing general dentistry for five years, he then completed a two year Endodontic Residency at the University of Iowa in June 2011. Since June 2011, Dr. Barfuss has been a practicing endodontist in the United States Army and in private practice. He currently serves at Fort Carson, Colorado and with Colorado Endodontic Group. He is married with four children.
Dr. Lisa Anderson, DDS
Dr. Lisa Anderson graduated from Wake Forest University in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in biology. She served in the US Army four years as a regular Army officer. She left the US Army to pursue a dental career. She began her dental journey attending the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Anderson received a three-year Health Professions Scholarship from the US Army after her first year in dental school and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May 1995. After graduation, she completed a One Year Program in Advanced General Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1996. In 1998 after serving as the first female airborne dentist in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division, Dr. Anderson began her endodontic residency at the University of Maryland Dental School. She completed her two-year endodontic residency in June 2000 and a masters of science degree (oral biology) in 2001. She served as the Chief of Endodontics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while teaching part time at the University of Maryland through 2001. After eight years of service, Dr. Anderson resigned her commission and has been in private practice since 2003. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She enjoys hiking, visiting National Parks, photography, and traveling with her husband of 25 years.
Dr. Ahmed B. Salman, DDS, MSD
Dr. Salman was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. His initial dental training was at the University of Baghdad where he received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S). Afterwards, He completed a one-year general practice residency at Cairo University Hospital in Egypt.
After a couple of years practicing as a general dentist, he decided to continue his educational journey in the United States where he obtained a second dental degree (D.D.S) from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. During his time at the dental school, he was recognized for his passion and received an award for Excellence in Endodontics.
After practicing in the Denver metro area as a general dentist his passion towards Endodontics lead him to pursue a postgraduate training at the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, CA. He received a certificate of specialty in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D). During his residency, Dr. Salman received the postgraduate OKU clinical excellence day award for his 1st place clinical presentation.
Dr. Salman is Board Eligible with the American Board of Endodontics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Colorado Dental Association and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.
During his free time, Dr. Salman plays soccer on weekly basis and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Dr. Helen Yang
Dr. Helen Yang grew up in Michigan and graduated with honors from Harvard College. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she was recognized for leadership in organized dentistry. She then completed her specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.
Dr Yang is passionate about teaching and mentoring younger doctors, she currently acts as the Chair of the American Association of Endodontists Residents and New Practitioners Committee. Dr. Yang has practiced in Boston, Singapore, and Chicago, and is excited to serve the friendly people of Colorado Springs.
Dr. Jeffrey D. Heyse Jr., DMD, MS
Dr. Heyse was raised in an Air Force family growing up in multiple parts of the country including New Jersey, Florida, Texas, and Nevada. He graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Staying in Nevada, Dr. Heyse obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
Immediately following dental school, he was commissioned as an officer into the United States Air Force Dental Corps and received an AEGD-1 residency certificate. Dr. Heyse spent 6 years as a general dentist serving United States Airmen and their families at multiple duty stations from Virginia to Japan.
Upon separation from the military, Dr. Heyse garnered his Master of Science and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Heyse is currently Board Eligible with the American Board of Endodontics and holds active membership as part of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metropolitan Denver Dental Society. Dr Heyse is also a member and guest lecturer in several local study clubs.
Outside of the office, Dr. Heyse spends time with his wife and two children taking advantage of the incomparable offerings of urban Denver and its surrounding wilderness.