About Our Aurora, CO Dentist Office
Our team of dentists in Aurora includes regular and cosmetic dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons.
Panorama was featured as a top dentist in 5280 magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and has been featured in USATopDentists.com ever since.
Dr. Giselle Serrano – General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Serrano graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology. She spent over five years researching the cause of canker sores under Dr. Lorena Baccaglini. She then attended the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. In addition to her training, Dr. Serrano continues her education as a resident/member of the Dawson Academy. This academy has taught her that dentistry is not a “one-size-fits-all”- it is an art and each person is unique. Her practice goes beyond the teeth and gums. She takes the time to look at how the oral system works as a whole.
Dr. Serrano spends hundreds of hours of continuing education each year to bring her patients exceptional esthetic and restorative dentistry. Currently, she is working on pursuing a fellowship in General Dentistry. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Colorado Dental Association, and the Junior League of Denver. Dr. Serrano is a caring and compassionate doctor who is committed to addressing each of her patient’s needs and concerns. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. When Dr. Serrano is away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their family. They all spend countless hours enjoying food, music, books, and the outdoors.
Dr. Riya Bandekar
Dr. Bandekar was born and raised in Mumbai – the home of Indian cinema. She received her initial degree, Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S), at the prestigious Nair Hospital and Dental College. She practiced in Mumbai for three years and then decided to further her education overseas.
Her first home in the United States was Denver, Colorado. She studied at the Anschutz medical campus where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery – (D.D.S.) from the University of Colorado School of dental medicine. Work took her to Indianapolis and then Boston after graduation, but the mountains brought her back to Denver.
She loves the surgical artistry that is dentistry. She believes it is necessary to have a strong foundation and then build up that knowledge with all the dental advancements available now.
She’s graduated with honors from the AAID Maxicourse and is on her path to becoming a fellow in Implantology. She’s a certified Invisalign provider.
She strives to advance her dental knowledge with frequent education and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the American Academy of Implantology, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, yoga, and hiking in the mountains. She also has two loves other than dentistry- her husband and tacos!
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.