The Agency

We are born out of the idea that we could help
dentists win online

Partner with us and start dancing today

KickStart Dental Marketing is a full-service dental marketing agency, born out of the idea that we can help dentists & orthodontists win online by providing great a marketing strategy, creativity and leveraging technology to get great results.

We can manage one service, your entire digital business, or anything in between.

Our world-class dental marketing services are perfect for a dentist who is looking to grow their practice.

From startups to established dental practices, our top-notch team gives your company a competitive edge and helps you win online.


MEET our leadership TEAM

Jennifer Heusner

Jennifer Heusner

Director of Operations

Jennifer has dedicated her career to developing positive client experiences by utilizing an extensive digital marketing background. Equally data-driven and creative, she is constantly seeking to go above and beyond for dental practices. When not in the office, you can find her watching Gonzaga basketball or trying out new coffee shops in the area.

Valerie Kriss

Valerie Kriss

Client Success Manager

Valerie has spent the majority of her career helping clients achieve outstanding results. She is passionate about helping her clients define and achieve their goals while providing a stellar customer experience. In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two kids, and their adorable but very spoiled Westie.

Joeric Albutra

Joeric Albutra

Sr. Website Devloper

Joeric is an extremely gifted web developer who comes to us with tons of web design & development experience. Eric is in charge of all of our website development projects and website maintenance work. He is a WordPress expert and has been in charge of hundreds of website builds over the years.

Andrew Queen

Andrew Queen

SEO Director

Andrew has several years of experience in Digital Marketing and eCommerce. He prides himself on staying up to date with the newest SEO tactics and strategies. Andrew is a Marine Corps veteran with a nine-year-old son. Andrew and his son enjoy snowboarding, soccer, baseball, and all the Colorado outdoor activities.

Pamela Brennan

Pamela Brennan

Content Director

Pamela comes to us with over 30 years of experience in professional writing. She knows how to write content that can convert traffic into customers and knows where all the commas are supposed to be!

Erich Schaefer

Erich Schaefer

Paid Ads Director

Erich is a certified Google Ads professional and has years of experience in setting up and maintaining PPC campaigns for maximum returns. Erich has a lot of successful experience in running local paid ad campaigns for dentists all over the country.

Chris Pistorius

Chris Pistorius

Founder & CEO

Chris has spent the last 15 years in helping dental practices gain new patients from the Internet. He has worked for some of the most influential local marketing companies in the world like AOL Time Warner, SpotRunner, Dex Media, and MapQuest. Chris resides in the Denver area, with his wife Michele, his two children Kaitlyn & Brody, and their dogs Gracie, Bella & Wrigley.

Our Core Values



We believe in high integrity in all interactions, with each other, our customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders


We like winning and celebrating, and our practices are in sync with the underlying drivers of performance.

Accountable and owner-like.

Our roles, responsibilities, and authority all reinforce ownership over work and results.


We recognize that the best ideas come from the exchange and sharing of ideas between individuals and teams. Our agency can turn on a dime when necessary and adapt to changes in the external environment.


Our employees push the envelope in terms of new ways of thinking.

Oriented toward winning.

We have a strong ambition focused on objective measures of success, either versus the competition or against some absolute standard of excellence.