Shelly S. Raichart, D.D.S
Dr. Raichart was born and raised in Colorado. She attended Brighton High School, then the University of Denver and obtained her B.A. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at CU- Boulder. She received her dental degree from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (formerly UCHSC).


Dr. Raichart then completed a general practice residency at SUNY University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY. The residency was focused on complex patients including medically compromised patients.


Continuing Education has been a focus her entire career, including all basic courses at the Dawson Center in St. Petersburg, FL., the Prosthetic Course at the Misch International Implant Institute, and current coursework at the Kois Center. Dr. Raichart focuses on minimally invasive techniques and comprehensive treatment.


When not in the office, Dr. Raichart likes cooking, organic gardening, hiking, fishing, camping and hunting with her husband Patric and 2 daughters.


Leesa Kovacik
Leesa is originally from the Chicago area and attended Southern Illinois University. She received her Bachelor of Science and Associates in Dental Hygiene in 1995 and moved to Boulder, Colorado. After 2 years of traveling up and down to the mountains, she decided to move permanently to Vail and has loved it ever since.

 Leesa joined Eagle River Dentistry in November 1997. In addition to providing excellent dental hygiene services, she has worked with Professional Periodontics and Implant Dentistry to further her knowledge of treating periodontal patients. She has also completed many hours of training to continue her education in clinical hygiene practice in local anesthetic, ultrasonic scaling and periodontics.

Outside of work, Leesa is very active with her husband, Steve and three children: Jack, Izabelle and Kate. They love skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and most recently gardening in their beloved intermountain community.


Daniela Robles
Daniela grew up in Denver and went to Heritage College for Dental Assisting.  She graduated in 2012 and worked as an assistant at a non-profit clinic for 2 years.  Daniela moved to Edwards in September and is very excited to be a part of Eagle River Dentistry.

Daniela has been married for 14 years and has three children.  Darian, Isabella and Mikael.  When not working, Daniela travels to Denver to see her family.  She loves spending time with her husband and three kids.  She also enjoys shopping, traveling and dining out.

Kayla Gallegos 

Kayla was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Moorpark High School. After graduation, she attended Everest College where she studied Dental Assisting. She moved to Colorado after receiving her licenses and training in Dental Assisting.

Kayla joined our office in April. Her goal is assisting Dr. Raichart in providing patients with the best dental care in a comfortable setting.

In her free time, she enjoys camping, wakeboarding and fishing with her family. She just moved to Colorado and loves it!