About Us

Did you know that there are over 58 known diseases that can be connected to your mouth? That’s why Montrose Dental Wellness doesn’t only provide oral hygiene and dental procedures; we also offer advanced preventative dental care that nurtures total mouth and body wellness.

Montrose Dental Wellness was founded and led by Dr. Jillian Horkan, who has undergone extensive training in advanced dentistry and works tirelessly to bring Montrose and Colorado residents the dental care they deserve. Dr. Horkan and her expert team utilize the most innovative dental technology to provide dental wellness exams, general, emergency, pediatric, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry and so much more.

Total Wellness

Montrose Dental Wellness is your go-to local dentist for everything from oral hygiene to elevated standard dental procedures, cosmetic dentistry, diagnosis, and more.

Expert Care

Dr. Horkan and her expert team have dedicated their careers to bringing cutting-edge preventative dental care to Montrose and surrounding residents. Our practice provides exceptional expertise, innovative dental technology, and compassionate care. You’re in good hands at Montrose Dental Wellness.


From easy scheduling to kind and knowledgeable dental staff who will put you at ease at your appointment, Montrose Dental Wellness offers worry-free dental appointments on the Western Slope. Our office offers a peaceful and private environment to put you and your family at ease.

Great new facility and quality staff using the latest technology to make it a comfortable experience for me and my teeth! Thank you for reducing the common dread of going to the dentist. Nice to see some familiar faces and trust that I’m choosing the best dental care available. Kristi and Dr. H are the A Team in my book.

-Jaqueline S.

Meet the Team

Dr. Jillian Horkan, D.D.S.

Dr. Jillian Horkan was born and raised in rural Western Nebraska. She graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2014 and relocated to the western slope of Colorado. Following a post-doctorate residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Grand Junction, she worked in a private practice in Montrose for 8 years before founding Montrose Dental Wellness. She then furthered her studies in advanced dental care at the Kois Center in Seattle, where she deepened her expertise in total mouth and body wellness. In 2023 Dr. Horkan brought her knowledge and passion for advanced dentistry back to Montrose to found Montrose Dental Wellness.

Dr. Horkan is actively involved in the Colorado Dental Association, where she has served as a state delegate since 2020, and the Western Slope Dental Society, where she serves as a board member. Dr. Horkan is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Western Slope Dental Society, Wellness Dentistry Network, and Kois Center Alumni. She continues to hold multiple seats with state associations to work with legislators to help rural Coloradans access the dental care they deserve. When she isn’t supporting Montrose and surrounding residents with their dental needs, Dr. Horkan enjoys hiking, camping, dirt biking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, and traveling with her husband and two energetic Siberian Huskies.

Sundee – Dental Assistant

Sundee has been working in dentistry for almost three decades as a dental assistant and absolutely loves it. She is highly skilled in many procedures and enjoys making our patients feel at ease. Over the years, when asked by others how she’s been able to do the same thing every day for so long, her answer is always: “My patients. Even though we may do the same things over and over, it’s the patients that make it different!”

Outside of work, Sundee enjoys crafting, gardening, and spending time with her two grandsons.

Kristi – Dental Hygienist

Kristi, a Montrose native, graduated with honors from Colorado Northwestern Community College with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 2012. That year, she received the Oral B Patient Education award. In 2023, she completed her Bachelor’s of Science with a focus on oral health promotion. Kristi is a lifelong learner who loves connecting with people and providing individualized dental care.

Kristi views herself as a prevention specialist and patient advocate, not just a “professional tooth cleaner.” She says, “I feel so lucky to be working alongside Dr. Horkan and the amazing Montrose Dental Wellness team. I love how passionate Dr. Horkan is about continued growth and education and how she is always striving to bring the latest science-based research into practice. I truly believe that the mouth is the window to the rest of our body. I love that we have an opportunity to care for a whole person rather than one problem tooth at a time and I can’t wait for everyone to come visit us in a relaxing environment.” Kristi and her husband, Adam, have two children. Together, they love to enjoy all that the Western Slope has to offer.

Jenna – Dental Hygienist

From age 14, Jenna knew she wanted to work in dentistry. She became a certified dental assistant in 2005 and graduated as a registered dental hygienist in 2011. She strongly believes in overall wellness and the connection between the mouth and body. Jenna loves helping others reach their goals for a healthier smile and takes great pride in providing professional care to all her patients.

Since moving to Colorado from Arizona, the Western Slope has become her favorite place. Jenna, alongside her husband and two adventurous sons, enjoys hunting, mountain biking, paddle boarding, fishing, riding horses, farming, and all that the outdoors has to offer.

Amber – Treatment Coordinator

Amber began her dental career in 2013 as a chairside assistant. She is a dynamic team player and has pushed her growth to learn all aspects of patient care, now serving as Montrose Dental Wellness’ patient care coordinator. She is well-versed in treatment, insurance, and finances and enjoys getting to know each patient and ensuring all their oral health needs are met.

Amber loves the amazing team she gets to share her work with every day! Outside the office, you’ll find her hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding, exploring, and spending time with her three beautiful children, who are her whole world.