Michael Harms, DDS

Michael grew up in and around Portland, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University Dental school in Chicago and has been in practice since 1995. Michael has worked in private and public venues including 5 years in the Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, and Yokota Air Base, Japan, providing general dentistry for the local military communities.

Michael and his wife Susan, a physician, moved to Colorado in 2006 for the lifestyle. Michael was an avid skier as a youngster and a ski instructor at Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon for 2 seasons prior to attending college. He has finally found a ski town to call home and enjoy outdoor pursuits. He now enjoys snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, mountain and road biking, and hiking and snowshoeing with his wife and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog “Spring”.  

Michael enjoys working with people of all ages and always welcomes new patients to his practice. One of Michael’s younger patients told him he should be called “Dr Harm-less”.

Dorothea “Dot” Scalise, RDH

Dot is originally from Chicago and received her hygiene degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She has returned to hygiene after a carrer as a firefighter at West Metro Fire in Lakewood, CO.

Dot has been part of the Vail Valley since 1976 and currently divides her time between the Front Range and Vail. She enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, music and baking. Come see Dot for all your teeth cleaning (and firefighting) needs!

Annette Sanchez

Annette Sanchez has 5 years of dental front office experience and can help you with all your dental insurance questions. She graduated from Lake County High School and attended Colorado Mountain College. She has attended dental conferences and continuing education courses to keep up to date with the latest in dental office procedures and insurance coverage.

Annette decided to pursue a different career and completed her Nail Certification in September 1994 – and she still does nails! She is happy to be back in the dental field and enjoys helping her clients become healthy and achieve the best dental health possible.

Annette is a native Coloradan from Leadville. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends. She also enjoys reading, sightseeing and spending time with her 7 year old Lhasa Apso “puppy” Harley.


Apex Dental is committed to our community and local families. Here are some of the groups and activities we are involved with:

  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County Schools
  • Eagle County Smiles.
  • Eagle County Health and Human Services
  • Eagle River Watershed Council
  • Eagle Valley Child Care Association
  • Eagle Valley Humane Society
  • Give Kids a Smile
  • American Dental Association
  • KZYR9 Health Fair
  • Mountain Dogs
  • Town of Vail
  • Vail Chamber and Business Association
  • Vail Library
  • Vail Pet Partners
  • Vail Recreation District
  • Vail Symposium
  • Vail Valley Business Women
  • Vail Valley Medical Center
  • Vail Valley Partnership
  • Vail Valley Rotary Club
  • Wild West Days