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Considering a different practice pathway?
          Interested in ownership or employee dentist options?
                    Or looking into specializing?

Learn from experienced dentists who want to help you improve and grow. Enroll in the CDA & MDDS Shadow Program to get a view into what a day in the life is like for a practice owner, employee dentist or specialist.

Established dentists from around the state have volunteered to share their path in this unique program.  Pick a dentist(s) to shadow based on your career goals. Regardless of your current career situation, you can benefit from the guidance of someone who has been where you are or are where you want to be.

Take control of your career and job satisfaction today and enroll!

Dates: Various dates October – November 2022. Visit the Sign-Up Genius to learn more and pick your shadow location.

Location: Participating practices are located across the state.

Rate: Free for CDA & MDDS members

Questions: Contact CDA Director of Membership Erica Carvin - erica@cdaonline.org, 303-996-2842 or MDDS Director of Membership & Marketing Cara Stan – marcom@mddsdentist.com, 303-488-9700 x3270.

Please be respectful of the participating dentists by arriving at your confirmed time. If you need to cancel, please contact the dentist, CDA or MDDS within a reasonable amount of time before your scheduled time.

DentistSpecialityPracticeAddressWebsiteEducationPractice/Patient Philosophy
Dr. Jessica AllenAllenperiolife11@gmail.comPeriodontist, Private Practice OwnerNorthern Colorado Periodontics4033 Boardwalk #100, Fort Collins, CO 80525 3400 W 16th St, Greeley, CO 80634Visit Practice WebsiteUNLV School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2011 VCU School of Dentistry, Periodontal Residency, Class of 2014I maintain a quality orientated, privately owned, fee for service practice. I focus on providing a comprehensive look to a patient’s periodontal and dental implant needs. My goal is to make the patient feel comfortable while providing them with the best care possible. I strive to maintain a fun and friendly practice culture while providing the patient with exemplary individualized care and the most up to date treatment options.XMonday, October 17 and 24 7:40AM-4:30pm (Greeley) Thursday, October 20 and 27 7:40 AM – 3PM (FTC)
Dr. Justin BaltzBaltzdrjlbaltz@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerHighpoint Dental Care3574 S Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80013Visit Practice WebsiteMarquette University School of Dentistry, Class of 2010We are a practice evolved from over 35 years of private ownership and influenced through multiple generations of patient care. Our practice will be a gentle, friendly place to our patients and will echo respect, communication, and teamwork within our staff. We will connect with our patients on a personal level and provide them with a feeling that they could not imagine going anywhere else for fear of entering a much harsher world. We will be respectful to our patient's life situation, health concerns, and dental needs. Our office will have a reputation of high-quality care, community involvement, being so gentle, friendly, and caring that we will receive referrals from those who walk through our doors every day. We will bring our best selves into the office each day as to create a positive atmosphere to every person we encounter and then back to our families and homes at night. Our office will resonate with light-hearted demeanor, laughter, compassion, courtesy, and kindness as to tell each patient we have the ability to change their life and so they desire to be our patient for life.XFridays in November
Dr. Nelle BarrBarrn.v.barr@att.netPediatric Dentist, Private Practice OwnerChildren's Dentistry5150 W 80th Ave, Westminster, CO 80030Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Kentucky, Class of 1991 University of Kentucky Pediatric Residency, Class of 1993I strongly believe that: any patient treated in the practice should be treated like your own child; that you or a chosen colleague should be available to help 24/7; a strong focus on teaching excellent home care; that you go above and beyond - always doing your best; that your team is well-trained and well-prepared.XOctober 3, 6, 12, 24, or 28. November 3, 4, 8, or 17 My office hours are Mon - Thursday 8:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:30 Friday - 7:30 to 11:45 and 12:30 to 4:00
Dr. Lauren BasileBasileOral Surgeon, Private PracticeColorado Surgical Arts3701 S Clarkson St #300, Englewood, CO 80113Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Connecticut, Class of 2013 University of Washington Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Class of 2017We provide safe and comfortable surgical care in a state-of-the art environment.X Friday, November 4 from 8 to 2 Friday, November 18 from 8 to 2 Monday, November 21 from 8 to 12 Tuesday, November 22 from 8 to 12
Dr. Eric BeckmanBeckmaneb.perio@gmail.comPeriodontist, Private Practice OwnerPeriodontal Associates2900 S Peoria St, Unit D Aurora, CO 80014Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Minnesota, Class of 2013 Minneapolis VA Medical Center, General Practice Residency, Class of 2009 University of Minnesota, Periodontology Residency, Class of 2012Periodontal Associates strives to be a progressive team dedicated to integrity and leadership. We partner with our patients to achieve optimal health through personalized and collaborative care.XMonday-Thursday 7:20am-4pm. Most of October is open except not the week of 17th-21 or 26-28 Most of November is open except not 15th in afternoon, or all day 22-28
Dr. Jonathan BoyntonBoyntonjbthedentist@gmail.comPeriodontist, Private Practice OwnerBoulder Implants & Periodontics2575 Pearl St #330 Boulder CO 80302Visit Practice WebsiteTufts University, Class of 2007University of Colorado, Periodontics Residency, Class of 2010
My practice philosophy is to improve the health and wellbeing of my patients while treating them with compassion and a high level of service. My clinical practice is conservative and evidence-based. I embrace technology to improve the accuracy of diagnosis as well as the efficacy and safety of treatment. My primary clinical goal is to generate a predictable and high-quality treatment outcome.
XI see patients Tuesday through Friday, 8:15 to 4:30 with lunch from 1 to 2; surgical days are Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday thursday mornings are new patient appointments and then post-ops in the afternoons. Any time would work for me.
Dr. Isaac ChungChungdqchung@gmail.comOrthodontist, Private Practice OwnerI-Orthodontics10463 Park Meadows Dr, Ste 206, Lone Tree, CO 80124Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Pennsylvania, Class of 2015 University of Pennsylvania, Orthodontic Residency, Class of 2017At i-Orthodontics, our mission statement is simple, yet powerful: “Live Life Smiling.” As orthodontic specialists, our goal is to offer an easy and effective orthodontic experience to patients. At each of our locations, from Denver to Vail Valley, we focus on a patient-friendly atmosphere and approach that delivers cutting-edge orthodontic treatment.X7:30am-4:30pm Tues 9/20 Tues 9/27 Thurs 9/29 Fri 10/7 (7am - 4pm) Thurs 10/13 Tues 10/18 Thurs 10/20 Wed 10/26 Thurs 10/27
Dr. Elizabeth CrespiCrespielizabeth.crespi@gmail.comPediatric Dentist, Private Practice OwnerSunrise Pediatric Dentistry3650 E 1st Ave, Ste 301 Denver, CO 80206Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of New Jersey, Class of 2009 New York University, Pediatric Residency, Class of 2013We believe in making a child's dental visit easy, entertaining and educational. Dr. Crespi and the entire office team have specialized training to work with infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. We are here for our patients from sunrise to sunset and beyond.X10/3-10/5: 8-4pm 10/17-10/20: 8-4pm 10/24-10/26: 8-4pm 11/7-11/9: 8-4pm 11/14-11/16: 8-4pm 11/21-11/23: 8-4pm 11/26-11/28: 8-4pm
Dr. Melissa GoodpasterGoodpastermelissagoodpaster@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerCherry Creek Dental Spa155 S Madison St #220, Denver, CO 80209Visit Practice WebsiteCreighton University, Class of 2012Patient education and comfort is key. We believe if you are genuine and honest, patients will trust you have their best interest a heart and success will build over time. While patients won't always know how great the dentistry you provided was, but they will always remember how you made them feel.X10/4 anytime, 10/5 morning, 10/11 anytime, 10/12 morning, 10/14 anytime, 10/17 anytime, 10/18 anytime, 10/21 anytime, 10/25 anytime, 11/1 anytime,11/2 morning, 11/8 anytime 11/11 anytime, 11/14 anytime, 11/15 anytime, 11/16 morning, 11/23 morning, 11/28 anytime, 11/29 anytime)
Dr. Brandon HallHallbhall@espiredental.comGeneral Dentist, Espire DentalEspire Dental1590 Little Raven St. Unit 180, Denver, CO 80202Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Iowa, Class of 2006We’re passionate about your smile and are proud to offer a full suite of the highest quality general and specialty dental services to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you’re coming in for a routine cleaning, cosmetic dentistry like veneers & teeth whitening, or are in need of crowns or dental implants…we have you covered! Along with our team’s exceptional workmanship, you’ll enjoy state of the art technology that creates fast, effective and often pain-free treatments. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority.XOctober 10 and November 22 1-5pm
Dr. Andrei IonescuIonescuaionescudmd@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerTimber Dental Care13591 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80241Visit Practice Website Midwestern University, Class of 2013At Timber Dental we take pride in creating an authentic, funergentic dental experience, while providing the highest quality care. We are committed to building lifelong relationships with each other and our patients.X11am - 2pm - October 12 and 26 and November 9 and 23
Dr. Jeff KahlKahlkahlja@msn.comPediatric Dentist, Private Practice OwnerColorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry660 Southpointe Ct, Ste 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80906Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2001 Children's Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Residency, Class of 2006As a Pediatric Dental Specialty Practice we are an insurance neutral practice that strives to treat all children and special needs patients in our community at the highest standard of care possible. To that end, we have a full spectrum of specialty care available including in-office conscious sedation and general anesthesia.XOct (5,25,26,27,28) or Nov (9,16,17) 8am-5pm
Dr. Artemis KhazaieKhazaieartemiskhazaie@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Employee DentistWhisper Creek Dental Care14823 W 91st Pl, Arvada, CO 80007Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2019I strive to work with every one of my patients to provide quality treatment that brings them to and maintains ideal oral health as well as provides them with a smile that they are proud of.xOctober 11, 18, 25 and November 2 AM
Dr. Nate KunzmanKunzmannate.kunzman@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerGB Dental and Associates1910 56th Ave, Greeley, CO 80634Visit Practice WebsiteTemple University, Class of 2010 Albert Einstein Medical Center, General Practice ResidencyOur office does more than just care; we are empathetic towards each patient’s situation and dental needs. We go above and beyond to create an atmosphere where the patient feels comfortable and safe without fear or judgment.XMon -Thurs. AM or PM we would be happy to have someone come in. The only days that would not work would be Sept 29th, Oct 17th or Oct18th since I will not be in the office those days. The week of Thanksgiving we usually have adjusted hours so I would avoid those dates as well.
Dr. Carrie MautererMauterercarrie.mauterer@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Peak Dental ServicesAppletree Dental South3955 E 120th Ave, Ste B, Thornton CO 80233Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2005

Our office has a very relaxed (and hopefully fun!) environment. We tell new patients all day long that we will point out areas and give suggestions/recommendations but it is completely up to the patient to commit to some, all or none of our recommendations. The majority of our patients are very hard working members of society who rely heavily on their insurance benefits to afford dental care so we are careful to give accurate estimates and review treatment plans with each patient. I love bread and butter dentistry. Most of my restorative appointments are fillings, crowns and removable prosthodontics. I do quite a bit of implant restorations as well. I am an invisalign provider and do selected adult ortho cases.
Dr. Kevin PattersonPattersondrp@dmoms.comOral Surgeon, Private Practice OwnerDenver Metro OMS4500 E Cherry Creek Dr South, Ste 410, Denver 80246Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1989 University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, General Practice Residency OMFS/MD Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Class of 1998We strive to provide comprehensive oral surgery care with compassion and a focus on ensuring that every patient has access to care regardless of their ability to pay.X
Dr. Cameron ReeceReecedcreece87@gmail.comOral Surgeon, Private Practice OwnerColorado West Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery2530 N 8th St, Ste 103, Grand Junction, CO 81501Visit Practice WebsiteRoseman University, Class of 2015 Case Western Reserve University Medical School, Class of 2018 Case Western Reserve University, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, Class of 2020We believe if you treat patients well and exercise good judgement, the work will come.XPretty much any time. Just need to let me know
Dr. Stacey RobbenRobbensrrobben@alumni.colostate.eduGeneral Dentist, Public HealthCenter Dental Clinic Valley-Wide Health Systems135 E 6th St, Center, CO 81125Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2016We strive to create a safe, painless experience for patients who will want to come back for care.October 13 & 17 PM, October 18, 20 & November 22 & 29 AM & PM
Dr. Amy RosinskyRosinskyasrosinsky@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Public HealthColorado Health Network - Howard Dental Center6260 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2015At Howard Dental we have always operated under the philosphy of meeting people where they are at.X11/8, 11/9, 11/11 - most any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday in October except afternoon 10/5 and 10/26. 7:45-4pm.
Dr. Bryan SavageSavagedrbryan@westmetrokidsdental.comPediatric Dentist, Private Practice OwnerWest Metro Pediatric Dentistry7180 E Orchard Rd, Unit 301, Centennial, CO 80111Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado Health Science Center, Class of 2003 Pediatric Dental Residency at Baylor College, Class of 2007.The mission of West Metro Pediatric Dentistry is to provide the children and adolescents of Colorado with oral health education, prevention, and treatment in a safe, comfortable, and caring environmentXOctober 17th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Arvada location) October 19th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Centennial location) October 24th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Arvada location) October 27th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Centennial location) November 7th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Centennial location) November 14th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Arvada location) November 16th, 8:30am-noon or 1pm-4:30pm (Arvada location)
Dr. Brandon ScheerScheerbescheer1985@gmail.comOrthodontist, Private Practice OwnerShine Orthodontics11989 Holly St, Thornton, CO 80233Visit Practice WebsiteIndiana University, Class of 2013 University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Orthodonist Program, Class of 2016My philosophy is, simply put, to provide the best treatment that I possibly can. I am trained in MBT, Andrews, and Roth techniques, among others. I don’t adhere to any single philosophy or set of mechanics due to the inherent limitations built into practicing in such a way, rather I’ve learned from the greats and assimilated them into my own practice. My practice treats children and adults, and we provide all kinds of treatment from Invisalign, traditional braces, lingual braces, phase 1 treatment, and orthognathic surgery cases. Our patient philosophy is similar to our practice philosophy, which is to learn from multiple sources how to give people as good of an experience as possible, and assimilate those into how we treat our patients. I’d invite a prospective shadower to check out our Google reviews to see how our patients are feeling about us 🙂Mondays and Tuesdays from 8-5 and Wednesdays from 7-4 (No 10/19)
Dr. Jill ShonkaShonkaPediatric Dentist, Private Practice OwnerWindsor Pediatric Dentistry1576 Main St, Windsor, CO 80550Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Iowa, Class of 2009 University of Iowa Pediatric Residency, Class of 2011I provide quality dental care to children in a comfortable and caring environment. I strive to give patients and parents an excellent experience throughout any procedure they come in for with an emphasis on education and prevention.XOct 3-Oct 26 and Nov 1- Nov 21. 8-11am Mon and Wed and 8-11:30am on Tue and Th. Afternoons are 1-5pm.
Dr. Jillian StaceyStaceyjillian@drtimstacey.comAssociate General Dentist, Private PracticeStacey Dental1975 Research Pkwy, Ste 302, Colorado Springs, CO 80920Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2021Stacey Dental's father-daughter team is proud and excited to provide 'Quality Dentistry in a Family Environment.' We aim to deliver quality care in an environment that makes patients feel like part of the family. Our practice continues to invest in modern dental technology.XAny Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in Oct or Nov, our hours are 8-5.
Dr. Tim StaceyStaceytim@drtimstacey.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerStacey Dental1975 Research Pkwy, Ste 302, Colorado Springs, CO 80920Visit Practice WebsiteVCU School of Dentistry, Class of 1989 GPR at the University of Colorado School of Dental MedicineStacey Dental's father-daughter team is proud and excited to provide 'Quality Dentistry in a Family Environment.' We aim to deliver quality care in an environment that makes patients feel like part of the family. Our practice continues to invest in modern dental technology.XAny Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday in Oct or Nov, our hours are 8-5.
Dr. Arthur YagudayevYagudayevdr.yagudayev@gmail.comPeriodontist, Private Practice OwnerPerioArts of Colorado7555 E Hampden Ave, Ste 305, Denver, CO 80231Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Colorado School of Dental Medicine & Periodontal Residency Program, Class of 2015 & 2018Help dentists to provide best possible care for their patients. For patients- save their existing dentition and get optimal Oral health.XOctober 24, 25 or November 3, 8, 10, 29, 22
Dr. Jeff LodlLodljefflodl@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, Private Practice OwnerArvada West Dental Care5730 Ward Rd Ste 204 Arvada, CO 80002Visit Practice WebsiteUniversity of Nebraska, Class of 1986Put your patients interests first and do the least amount of dentistry you can to achieve their desired outcome. Conserve as much tooth structure as possible.XSee signup
Dr. Rick MuellerMuellerrickim.rm@gmail.comGeneral Dentist, AssociateIntegrated Dental by Espire7251 W 20th St., Bldg H, Suite 1, Greeley, CO 80634Visit Practice WebsiteSouthern Illinois University, Alton Il., Class of 1998I practice General Dentistry with a wide scope of services. I regularly perform implant restorations, restorative dentistry, crown and bridge, prosthetics, esthetic dentistry, extractions, and endodontics. I feel that conservative, complete dentistry is often the best choice for patients, and try to treat each patient as if they were a member of my family. I believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good oral health, and try to educate patients on those benefits.Picked dates for him from Monday-Thursday 8-5pm