So, the reason I got into dentistry is that I really love people. The thing I found out as I got into dentistry, the learning aspect of it, and going to school, was that it really holds on all parts of your brain. You have the people part, you have the art, and the dentistry, and then the science, and everything all wrapped in one. And I find it really rewarding to be able to take all of those different things that we all are exposed to in life and wrap it in one area. So it's a fantastic way to be able to provide services to patients that need help. Man, I love helping people.
When I can have somebody look in the mirror when they're done and go, "Wow," and I've even had people start crying because they love what we've been able to accomplish for them, maybe they haven't been happy about their smile, maybe they've just been super nervous about what the experience was going to be, and they felt so comfortable in our hands, and knowing that we truly care is what we're really about.
We know that they're not going to trust our hands and what we can do for them till they can trust our hearts. And when they do, they'll recognize that, you know, first of all, to that patient that's maybe afraid, it's been so long, they might be embarrassed, they're scared because they don't know what's all going to be involved is just congratulations that you're looking. And when you walk through the door, rearview mirror's gone, we'll just meet you where you're at right now, and try to help reach the goals that you have to become healthy and to feel better.
Dr. Jo Schope is an experienced, well-respected dentist who is passionate about helping patients reach a better state of health so they can live more fully and feel great about their smiles.
Her unique route to this profession began when she earned her dental degree at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where she was one of only 48 graduates to be accepted for a General Practice Residency in the United States Air Force. This highly selective residency program served as an advanced learning experience in various aspects of dentistry, which she believes her patients still benefit from today.
Dr. Schope is consistently recognized by patients and dental professionals alike as one of the top general and cosmetic dentists in Colorado Springs. Her commitment to excellence has led to Dr. Schope’s many accomplishments, including:
- Listed as one of the area’s Top Docs in 5280 magazine every year since 2011
- A position as a teaching dentist with Spear Education
Having served patients for 30 years, Dr. Schope believes that her compassion for helping people combined with her skills makes all the difference in the level of care we’re able to provide at Schope Dental. She loves to make her patients smile, whether it’s through routine family care or advanced cosmetic solutions.