All our professionals at Shimoda & Boyesen Periodontics, P.C. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in periodontics.

Kathy Schwarz, RDH

Kathy graduated in 1976 from William Rainey Harper College with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene, after attaining a BA degree in Art and Secondary Education in the Chicago area where she grew up. Kathy moved to Denver and worked for 20 years with multiple practices before joining Dr. Shimoda in 1996. Kathy has been very active with the Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association, serving in many positions on their board, as well as volunteering time to community causes. Kathy enjoys traveling with her husband. She has interests in needlecrafts, stained glass, reading and hiking in her leisure time.


Lori Kim, RDH

Originally from California, Lori has lived in Colorado since 1983. She first started with Dr. Shimoda in the spring of 1988, working full-time for 5 years before going back to school for her MS in Physical Therapy. She returned to the practice part time in 2000. She enjoys traveling with her husband, hiking, and the outdoors.


Raquel Teran, Office Manager

Raquel has been with the practice since 2004. She is the only Colorado native in our office! With experience both as a surgical assistant and in the front office, she is a leader in all aspects of supporting our patients and Dr Boyesen. She has been married since 2001 and is the proud mother of three beautiful children. Raquel really enjoys working with our wonderful patients and great staff. She loves to laugh, read and spend time her husband and children.