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Good to Know HELPFUL NEWS, IDEAS, AND TIPS FOR COLORADO PARENTS

A Big Welcome Back to Denver’s Museum of Tiny Treasures

DMMDT: Heather Gott.

After a two-year closure, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys (DMMDT) is in a phased reopening of its new 13,000-square-foot Lakewood location. Visiting families will see more objects of fun on display, new classroom and community spaces, better parking, and improved ADA accommodations. Curious kids can also view behind-thescenes YouTube videos online introducing various pieces from the museum’s 20,000-piece collection. Or, beginning this month, send Mom or Dad to nab one of the monthly workshop kits, available with curbside pick-up. Watch for upcoming homeschool programming. DMMDT is currently open three days a week (reserve tickets online). dmmdt.org Look closely at the Somewhere in Time miniature village (shown), on display at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. While everything seems normal, the keen-eyed kid viewing the whole scene will find all sorts of mishaps and misdeeds like paint spilling, a cat knocking over a vase, or a kite dangerously close to a power line.

The Science of Tiny Studies have been conducted exploring why we are drawn to miniatures and “cute” things. They have shown that, in addition to being non-threatening and taking us back to childhood, the detail of tiny items actually stimulates the sensory-seeking part of our brain. According to MentalFloss.com, miniature scenarios also give people a sense of control and escape from reality. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the famous sex therapist, media personality, and Holocaust survivor, used dollhouse therapy to help children (and herself) work through serious issues.

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DON’T CLOSET YOUR SUITCASE "There is a stigma that you have to stop traveling after you have kids. I want to help parents—inspire them—to see that they can travel with their kids. Everything does not have to stop because you become a parent." GROUNDED BY COVID "Carson and I haven’t been on a plane since February, but we have done a number of road trips this year. Carson loves to travel. He rolls his suitcase around the house. He set up his own little TSA checkpoint in the living room and plays." MAKING TRAVEL MEANINGFUL "Travel definitely humbles you. We always try to find a place to volunteer in the country where we travel. In Bali we volunteered in an orphanage, in Cuba we handed out toys. I do this to teach Carson to give back."

Travel with Carson Carson Taylor has traveled to 11 countries and 18 states. His passport is full of stamps from Cuba, Colombia, and Indonesia, and he would have added four more from Africa this year if the pandemic hadn’t halted his travel plans. He is the perfect traveler, yet he’s only three years old. His mom TeAndra, who lived in Denver as a child and

YMCA of the Rockies Offers Free Homeschool Science Curriculum One thing’s for certain: DPS parents will be spending a lot more time with their kids this fall. To help families make the most of their time together, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center transformed its expert-crafted outdoor curriculum into grab-and-go kits. Parents can use them onsite to teach elementary and middle school children hands-on science and ecology lessons tied to current state standards. Book a room or cabin at the Y, and take advantage of all nature’s teachable moments. —Jamie Siebrase

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attended Montbello High School, set Carson on the travel path, taking him on his first trip at just three months old. “This is our hobby that we do together,” she says. Each time mother and son set out to visit a new place, TeAndra looks for educational and inspirational materials so they can learn more about their destination. But as she searched books and movies about travel, she noticed

TRAVEL EXPENSES "I’m often asked how we afford our travel. We save up for the things we want to do, and I would rather spend my money on experiences. At the end of your life you aren’t going to think about the fancy car and big house, it will be the experiences." Read more about how TeAndra saves for travel at travelingwiththetaylors.org/post/how-can-i-affordto-travel.

Kids in nature: Getty Images. Travel, book: TeAndra Taylor.

there was something missing. “There are plenty of books out there with African American characters, but none that talk about travel,” she says. That inspired her to self-publish her own children’s travel book, Captain Carson Goes to Bali, with Carson as the main character. TeAndra, who also offers family travel tips on her blog Traveling with the Taylors, chatted with us about adventuring with kids.


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Video Games Mom and Dad Can Play The kids want more Minecraft or Fortnite, but as parents, we want them to engage with the rest of the family. There’s another solution: find games that everyone can play... even Mom and Dad. I took the newly released game, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics for the Nintendo Switch, for a test drive with my family. As the name implies, you get 51 games with this single purchase. That seems like a great deal, and it is, but these are what I would call “mini games.” You definitely get a lot of bang for your buck at less than $1 per game, but don’t be surprised if there are some games that you don’t play at all. You’ll find a handful of classic card games, including President, Texas Hold ’Em, and Blackjack. Some of the others are pickup-and-play games like Four-In-A-Row (remember Connect 4?), Dots and Boxes, and Air Hockey. My favorite games in the collection reminded me of the good ol’ days of the Nintendo Wii— especially Bowling and Toy Baseball.

They aren’t quite as good as they were on the Wii (Bowling only allowed two players instead of four), but they come close, and my kids loved playing them as a family. Bottom line, this is an awesome deal and I guarantee out of the 51 games you’ll find a few that you'll enjoy playing together as a family—a majority of the games are multiplayer. Best of all, most of them will take a matter of minutes to figure out and can be played by people of all ages. As a parent, I felt good about what my kids were playing. No blood, no gore. The only things they were shooting were balloons, and they actually played with each other instead of sitting in front of the screen by themselves. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics is available for $40. Kirk Yuhnke is a father of three, selfadmitted technology geek, and the morning news anchor on the Fox31 Morning News.  

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Good to Know | Let’s Go

Mother and boys hiking: Jamie Sibrase. Fishing lure: Getty Images.

Summit County offers abundant opportunities to hike among golden aspen groves.

Hook a fish under a canopy of golden leaves at Lower Cataract Lake in Heeney.

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Autumn Leaf Strolls It’s easy to see why Summit County is a family favorite for peeping fall leaves. By Jamie Siebrase VIBE: Lazy Saturday Feels DRIVE TIME: About 1.5 to 2 hours from the metro area. TIP: Fall comes quickly in the Centennial State, and it doesn’t last long. Leaf-peep season usually begins in mid-September. Don’t put off your fall hiking too long or all that vivid foliage will be covering the ground.

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Quaking aspens grow especially well in the acidic soil in Summit County and other mountain towns. That makes the area prime for fall leaf peeping. What’s the best way to get an up-close view of their electrifying autumn leaves? Hike one of these trails. LILY PAD LAKE TRAIL, FRISCO In the Eagles Nest Wilderness, Lily Pad Lake Trail


Good to Know | Let’s Go

Leaf: Getty Images. Hikes: Jamie Siebrase.

Leaves start changing color in midSeptember.

stretches from Buffalo Mountain Trailhead toward the Meadow Creek Trailhead. Halfway between the two, families find this hike’s main attraction, a sparkling alpine lake. I like accessing the lake via Meadow Creek Trailhead, where C.R. 1231 deadends. Look for a large trail map at the corner of the dirt parking lot, and follow Meadow Creek Trail for a half-mile. When you get to a trail junction, turn right onto Lily Pad Hiking Trail to begin a gentle ascent past an open meadow, several beaver ponds, and vivid foliage. In 1.5 miles, you’ll see a small lake covered in pond lilies. Don’t stop here. Lily Pad Lake is a tad further.

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LOWER CATARACT LOOP, HEENEY A looped trail rings Lower Cataract Lake, delivering a 2.3-mile trek through a dreamlike setting where you might catch a butterfly floating past incredible displays of fall leaves. Halfway through the hike, when you reach the spruce forest flanking the lake’s west shore, look for a large beaver dam. To reach the trail, drive to the end of Cataract Creek Road. The trailhead is on the other side of a Forest Service gate, near a series of interpretive signs. Don’t block the gate with your car. Go left or right at the gate to walk around the lake in either direction. If you take the middle path, you’re headed to a small beach with a few picnic tables and fishing access (license required). Pack mosquito repellent. B&B TRAIL, BRECKENRIDGE Colorado was built on mining, and the French Gulch was once an important gold boom area. Today it’s a popular hiking destination containing an extensive trail system weaving through endless strands of aspens. Park at the B&B Mine Trailhead off French Gulch Road, and hike through the trees to reach a decaying dredge stuck in a small pond on French Creek. It’s something to see! Learn more about the site by walking around the water and reading a series of interpretive signs. Then continue on through an incredible rock quarry to reach Reiling Dredge Trailhead. Cross the road, and take Minnie Mine Trail back to your car. The whole loop is about 3 miles. Jamie Siebrase is a Denver-based freelance writer, mother, and author.

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Good to Know | Read to Me

by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley (HMH Books, 2018)

Melia is a scientist, but most of her inventions are unfinished. She tries to figure out how to make a paper airplane fly fast and far when she meets Jo. Jo is an artist, and can offer a different way of thinking to make her invention a success. This story, recommended by the Denver Public Library, shows the importance of different types of minds along with the benefits of STEAM-focused curriculum.

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Friends With Big Differences

Cookie and Broccoli: Ready For School by Bob McMahon (Dial Books, 2020)

Cookie is outgoing and Broccoli is shy, and the two react differently to the same situations as they navigate the first day of first grade. When Broccoli discovers that Cookie has shy moments, too, they invite all their classmates to join the Shy Friends Club.

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Can We Be Friends?

by Erica Sirotich (HarperCollins, 2020)

Through rhyming text, learn about five unexpected (and real life) animal friendships. There’s the hippo and the tortoise from Kenya, the elephant and the sheep from South Africa, and others. Read additional details about these unusual animal friendships in the back of the book.

Jasper & Scruff: The Cool Cat Club by Nicola Colton (Tiger Tales, 2020)

The first book in a new chapter book series for young readers, Jasper the cat is stylish and organized, while Scruff the dog is much less so. Jasper has the perfect plan to impress the members of the Sophisticats, until the muddypawed Scruff comes along.

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These days, there is no shortage of situations that can divide friends with just a word, a gesture, or a click of a keyboard. Use these books to teach your children that differences among friends are not only to be tolerated, but can also enhance relationships.

I Love You (Almost Always)

The Cool Bean

Same, Same But Different

by Jory John; illustrated by Pete Oswald (HarperCollins, 2019)

One bean laments how the other beans from his pod somehow became the “cool beans,” while he mostly stayed the same. He feels left out, until one by one, the cool beans help him when he drops his lunch, scrapes his knee, and loses his place in class. In the end, he learns that, despite differences, coming to the aid of another is what really makes someone cool.

by Anna Llenas (Sterling Children’s Books, 2020)

In this pop-up book, Ralph is a roly-poly and the “king of camouflage,” while Rita is a firefly, “the brightest light in the sky.” They know they are different and that’s why they are friends. Until one day, the characteristics that make Ralph and Rita unique become annoying to the other. Ralph tries to soften his shell a little and Rita tries to fly more slowly, because in the end, they still love each other.

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Henry Holt and Company, 2011)

Recommended by Denver Public Library children’s librarian Gigi Pagliarulo, this story features two boys, one from India and one from the United States, who become pen pals. Despite living in different countries and having different cultures, they discover they have a lot of similarities, too, like climbing trees, owning pets, and going to school.

Melia and Jo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Cookie and Broccoli: Penguin Random House. I Love You: Sterling Publishing. Same, Same but Different: Macmillan. The Cool Bean and Can We Be Friends?: HarperCollins. Jasper & Scruff: Tiger Tales.

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I Suspect My Child’s Friend Has Autism THE PROBLEM: I think one of my child’s friends might have autism based on our interactions with him. The boy has not been diagnosed and I don’t think autism is on the family’s radar. His behavior can be challenging and my child doesn’t want to play with him anymore, but I think there’s a deeper issue. How do I address my concerns with the boy’s parents? THE EXPERT: ​​​Lea Anne Paskvalich, executive director, Autism Society of Colorado. THE SOLUTION: Parents know their children best. Autism may not be on their radar, but their child’s behavior is. The parent likely has concerns or has noticed the boy’s behavior is challenging in certain situations and around other children. What they may not know is that other parents are noticing, too. Parenting a child with social communication challenges when you don’t know the cause can be overwhelming. It can be painful and your gut instinct is to try to protect your child. Parents sometimes do this by explaining away the behavior: “My child is tired, hungry, or really prefers to play that game exactly the way we do at home.” However, bringing up the topic of autism can be done with love and compassion. Here’s how to initiate the conversation. 1. When you’re thinking about what to say to the parent, note the child’s strengths. Mention his vast knowledge of dinosaurs, unconditional love for your rambunctious puppy, amazing drawing or math skills. You want the parent to know you notice the child’s strengths. 2. If you suspect the child has autism but aren’t sure, tread lightly. Identify the concerning behavior and explain to the parent that you

know this behavior can be present in some children with autism. Whether you have indirect experience (like through the media), or direct experience (through a family member’s or friend’s diagnosis), it’s important to share the source of your knowledge with the parent. 3. Open the door to more information or resources for that parent. If you have a family member or friend who has a child on the spectrum, offer to connect the two parents. For parents who are questioning a possible diagnosis, it can be incredibly reassuring to talk to another parent who has a child with autism. Reliable information about autism spectrum disorder can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. 4. Be prepared that the parent may be shocked at what you are suggesting. They may flat out reject your thinking/questioning or even be angry with you. If that’s the case, leave it at that. On the other hand, it may also elicit an overwhelming sense of relief or emotion that another parent has taken the time to think about their child and help them. You can also help your own child understand that some children may have big feelings and reactions that they may not be able to manage in certain situations. Modeling empathy and kindness for the child that is struggling can go a long way with your own child. Involve your child in brainstorming outings on which you could invite the mom and her child to accompany you. Find and use your own knowledge, love, and compassion to support this child and parent, and the world will be a better place for it. —Edited by Courtney Drake-McDonough

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Tooth Cute Welcome the tooth fairy with these adorable tooth holders. By Christina Cook

A cuddly friend and tooth holder in one, the Mon Ami Spaceship Commander Tooth Pillow features a removable doll and a large pocket for tooth fairy visits. $30, maisonette.com Pull back the flaps of the Tree by Kerri Lee Tooth Teepee to find a place to stow your child’s tooth for the fairy. Available in pink and green. $38, treebykerrilee.com

Drop a tooth in the backpack on the Maileg Tooth Fairy Mouse, which comes in a big brother (boy) or big sister (girl) version. A metal tooth box is also included. $32, mailegusa.com The plush Oyoy Tooth Fairy Pocket Cushion features a pocket in the back to hold your child’s tooth, plus a loop for easy hanging. $59, maisonette.com

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Place a tooth on the trunk of the Tree by Kerri Lee Elephantooth Holder before bed and find a surprise in the money holder come morning. Available in pink and mint. $38, treebykerrilee.com


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Learn & Grow

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Powerful Puberty Midwife and educator Julie Hughes teaches moms and their tween and teen daughters about puberty, body image, and why we should celebrate—not squirm about—their changing bodies. By Hilary Masell Oswald

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ne August morning, I’m sitting in the living room of a friend’s family cabin in the mountains with my then 10-year-old, Hadley, and a half-dozen other mom-daughter pairs. I’ve been friends with a few of the women longer than I’ve been a parent, which means that I’ve also known some of these girls since they were round-faced, wide-eyed babies. On this day, they’re all rising fifth-graders (except one little sister, a rising fourth-grader), and I’m watching them lounge on the floor—their long, gangly legs stretched out in front of them—as they chat amongst them-

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selves about a friend’s new puppy, their favorite music lyrics, and why they need a snack an hour after breakfast. Then Julie Hughes, our guest and instructor for the day, gently summons our attention. We’re gathered for our fourth-annual mother-daughter weekend, but this getaway is different: Hughes, a midwife, is here to lead us through her five-hour workshop dubbed “Powerful Puberty.” (Earlier, my daughter asked, “Mom, five hours talking about puberty? Is there that much to talk about?”) Turns out, we both learn that day, the answer is “yes.”

“THE TALK” Hughes, a mother of four children who range in age from five to 16 years old, feels like a kind, free-spirited aunt in whom you can confide. She’s a certified midwife who launched her business, the Life Cycle Lady, after searching for a class on puberty for her own daughter and finding nothing. “My goal is to normalize the process of puberty,” she says. “Every single human on the face of the planet goes through it, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s something [preadolescent and adolescent] kids should be talking about and cele-


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brating with the people they’re closest with.” Her other goal, she adds, is to equip girls with knowledge about their bodies and help them understand why these changes are happening. And sometimes, moms of today’s prepubescent daughters don’t quite know how to launch a conversation with their girls, or how to cover all the details. “Maybe you talk about physical changes, but there are emotional and social changes, too, and girls need to know about them all,” Hughes says. The summer morning Hadley and I and our friends meet Hughes, she leads us through three “big” topics with an irresistible mixture of candor and warmth. She talks about the brain changes and the body changes that come with puberty and gives a specific and—there’s no other word for it—marvelous description of menstruation. I confess feeling a sense of relief as Hughes breaks down the details of female bodies; not only is she nailing the biology, but she’s also infusing the conversation with a sense of wonder. The message is clear: How amazing is your body?! ACTIVITIES FOR GROWING AND CHANGING These three talks are broken up by activities that teach without being overly didactic. At one point, Hughes gives us stretches and breathing exercises to teach our bodies to relax when we feel worked up. We’re lying on the floor with our hands on our own stomachs and Hughes tells us to “notice the moment between the rise and fall of your hand with your breath.” She calls that space “your still, quiet place,” and she reminds us all we can visit that space just by putting our hands on our bellies. (A mom whispers, “I need this for my own life!”) Later, the girls make “emotional storm jars” (water, glue, and glitter in mason jars). Hughes explains that the jars represent how our feelings can get whipped up when hormones are pumping wildly through bodies. By shaking the jars and watching the glitter settle, she tells the girls, they can give themselves an opportunity to “slow down.” There are art projects, time for mom-daughter pairs to talk privately, and opportunities for group sharing. Moms even tell stories about our 10- or 11-year-old selves, and I catch a glimpse of the girls my friends once were. When we’re done, Hadley sidles up beside me and wraps her arm around my waist. “Mom? That was …”—she pauses and grins up at me—“pretty awesome.” I completely agree. CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION Hadley and I took this class more than a year ago, and now we’re gearing up for the second round of Hughes’ workshops, called “Powerful Puberty 2.” A much shorter curriculum, it’s designed for

middle-school girls (between the ages of 12 and 14). “I teach about body image, emotional health,” Hughes says. “It’s about how to be a good, strong peer to your group of friends without falling for some of the unhealthy pressures kids in this age group are facing.” Of course, we might be taking the class online, given state and local restrictions on gatherings—and that’s OK. Though she still offers private classes for small groups, Hughes has created videos, framed as “mother-daughter date nights,” for both of her workshops. They include her “big talks” about puberty as well as shorter tutorials for the art projects, discussions, and tools she helps girls and moms develop to navigate puberty together, equipped with knowledge and even, yes, delight at the ways our bodies are built to grow and change. Hilary Masell Oswald is a Denver-based freelance writer and mom of two.

POWER UP! // DETAILS The Powerful Puberty Workshop costs $100 online or $150 in person (including art supplies) for each mother-daughter pair. Some scholarships are available. The workshops are for women and girls only—Hughes calls it “a sacred space”—but she invites mother-figures (aunts, neighbors, friends, foster moms) to attend with their surrogate daughters. In these instances, she includes a free Zoom call for dads of daughters, so she can fill in fathers on the class content. Hughes’ podcast, The Life Cycle Lady, covers everything from puberty to perimenopause (and all the cyclical rhythms of life). thelifecyclelady.com

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DIRECTIONS: Opener: Kara Thompson. Steps: Heather Gott.

1. Fold cords in half and tie an overhand knot about six inches from the fold. This will secure all eight cords and create a loop that will be used to hang your potted plant.

2. Measure 18 inches from the top knot, and using two strands at a time, tie an overhand knot.

Macramé It!

Two trendy crafts that require few supplies and minimal time. By Kara Thompson

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he intricate knots and weaves of macramé projects might look challenging, but with a little bit of practice and some patience, your little crafter (and even most grownups) can tie into this trendy craft of Middle-Eastern origin. To gather some macramé inspiration, we tapped Delanie Holton-Fessler, an arts and craft educator and the owner of The Craftsman and Apprentice, a Denver-based craft studio. Holton-Fessler believes macramé is the perfect craft for kids, giving them practice with knot tying and pattern following. Her best tip for beginners: “Go slow and don’t worry if it’s not perfect. You can always untie and try again.” That certainly rang true when we made these projects, and the challenge and opportunity to get creative made these crafts loads of fun.

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3. Measure 6 inches from new knots. Using alternating strands, tie two strands together using an overhand knot.

PLANT HANGER YOU WILL NEED:

• Four, 9-foot lengths of 3mm macramé cord • Scissors • Plant and pot that’s 5 to 7 inches in diameter TIME COMMITMENT 5 to 10 minutes SKILL LEVEL Easy peasy. If you can tie a knot and use a ruler, you can do this!

4. Measure 6 inches down and knot all strands together using an overhand knot. 5. Nestle your plant into the basket shape that has formed.


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For more than a century, CA has provided the most relevant, preparative, and highest value-added Pre-K-12 education possible. Our mission is to create curious, kind, courageous, and adventurous learners and leaders. Now taking applications for 2021-2022.

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MCHD is a private Montessori school for preschool through middle school students. We help children develop a strong academic foundation, self and community awareness, and a love of learning. MCHD is not just a school, it’s an investment in your child’s future.

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Process: Heather Gott.

4. Pull the same left cord up through the loop on the right. Pull the far left and far right strands tight while keeping the middle two strands flat and parallel. (Your completed knots will start to twist, which is the desired look of a Half Square Knot).

5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 about six times, then add a bead to the center two cords. Continue with six more Half Square Knots, then add another bead. Complete six more Half Square Knots before adding your final bead. Add six more Half Square Knots underneath your last bead.

KEY CHAIN YOU WILL NEED:

• Two, 6-foot lengths of 3mm macramé cord • One key ring • Scissors • Three beads, with holes big enough to feed the cord through TIME COMMITMENT 15 to 20 minutes SKILL LEVEL A little tricky. If you can tie your shoes, you can get it down!

DIRECTIONS: 1. Fold both of your cords in half. Following the Lark’s Head Knot, place the loop of the first cord in front of your key ring. Pull the two ends through the loop from behind the ring and tighten. Repeat with the second cord.

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2. Lay the key ring and four strands on a flat surface. Following the Half Square Knot style, take the far right strand and lay it over the middle two strands, creating a loop on the far right. (The center two cords will always stay in the middle. You’re only using the far right and far left cords to create this knot).

3. Take the far left strand over the right strand and under the middle two strands.

6. Finish by pinching the four strands together close to the bottom knot. Then, tie the four strands together in an overhand knot. Cut the remaining ends to desired length. Unravel to create fringe. (Tip: Wrap the ends of your cords with embroidery thread for a finishing touch. See photo top left.)

SURPRISE SOMEONE! These crafts make adorable gifts for friends, family members, babysitters, or teachers. Tie a tag to the plant hanger or key chain and encourage your child to give it to someone they care about. You can even add a silly yet sweet note that says, “My day would knot be the same without you.” These days, it’s the little things that mean the most.


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ENRICHMENT (continued from page 23)

MARTIAL ARTS

Ricks Center for Gifted Children 2040 S. York St. | 303-871-3715 ricksctr@du.edu du.edu/ricks

ATAFMA (Family Martial Arts) 4510 S. Reservoir Rd, #A, Aurora 303-690-0560 | info@atafma.com atafma.com

Located on the University of Denver campus, Ricks Center is a school, preschool to eighth grade, dedicated to gifted learners. Flexible, differentiated curriculum designed around the whole child. Teachers who know, understand, and care deeply about gifted education and each individual student. Low student to teacher ratio.

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS New Horizon Academy Preschool and Early Education Multiple Denver area locations newhorizonacademy.net New Horizon Academy provides highquality care and education to young children. While focusing on developing a healthy sense of self in each child, we strive to provide your child with the necessary skills to succeed not only in school but also in life.

ENRICHMENT ART artSPARK Creative Studio 2630 W. Belleview Ave., Ste 160 303-795-7897 info@artsparkcreative.com artsparkcreative.com A unique art making and sewing space for ages one to adult. artSPARK teaches you to think and work like artists through techniques, concepts, process, and play, using your own ideas. Purchase themed playdough kits and enroll in fall programming.

COOKING Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios 2030 E County Line Road, Highlands Ranch 720-656-9405 highlandsranch@flourpowerstudios.com flourpowerstudios.com/ highlandsranch Our weekly classes offer a hands-on kids cooking experience and recipes to try at home. Your Lil’ Chef will gain skills that are designed to appeal to the abilities of most children. Tuition includes recipe handouts to take home and all supplies.

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Tiger Kim’s Academy Taekwondo & Tang Soo Do 1480 Steele St., Denver 303-388-1408 tigerkim.com Our mission is to inspire each member to strengthen their mind and body through taekwondo, tang soo do, and hapkido, striving for excellence. We provide individualized attention through understanding student needs and encouraging them to attain their best.

SINGING Young Voices of Colorado 99 Inverness Drive East, Suite 150 303-797-7464 margie@youngvoices.org youngvoices.org Be a part of something AMAZING! Six choirs where children sing & learn with peers in a meaningful way. Two Options: HYBRID (45 min. in-person limited class size and 45 minute Zoom) and ONLINE (live stream class and 45 min. Zoom). Join YVC!

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The Less-Stress Guide to Family Dinners How to plan ahead so you can enjoy mealtime—no sous chef needed! By Kara Thompson

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y now, you’ve probably heard that there are benefits to eating dinner with your family, yet there’s so much about mealtime that feels stressful. Perhaps the book, Eat, Laugh Talk! The Family Dinner Playbook says it best: “Dinner often feels like another mountain to climb in a work week filled with mountains.” That’s where meal planning serves up some relief. Spending just a couple minutes to organize family meals for the week, or even the month, may actually reduce meal-time stress. Not only that, you may also cut down your grocery bill and restaurant take-out expenses. While there’s no fool-proof plan that works for everyone, there are tips and tricks that make meal planning more approachable. To source some solutions, we reached out to experts who have vast experience in the kitchen and whipped up this beginner’s guide to all things dinner prep. With some planning and optimism, meal prep really can become a task to savor.

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Family Food

THE PROS OF PLANNING

Before exploring how to approach meal planning, let’s talk about why you should spend the time on it. These three perks aren’t the only benefits to meal planning, but they’re reason enough to start. It reduces stress in the kitchen. How many times do you hear the dreaded “Moooomm, what’s for dinner tonight?” When you have your meals mapped out for the week, this question becomes less triggering after a long, busy day. Having a plan in place creates a sense of control and a feeling of accomplishment. If you go a step further and incorporate some advance meal prepping (prewashing and chopping ingredients), you’ll relieve yourself from being tied to the stovetop all evening, and save some time on daily dishes and kitchen cleanup. It’s a money saver. Trashing unused or spoiled food is like throwing away money. And it’s usually a symptom of shopping without a clear plan for the groceries you put in your cart. With a meal plan (and a shopping list), you will pay attention to what food your family is really eating and what’s going to waste. You’ll also learn what food items you use most frequently and could buy in bulk like chicken, fish, or grass-fed beef, which is generally more cost-effective than buying small amounts. Elana Amsterdam, a cookbook author, the blogger behind Elana’s Pantry, and a mom of two from Boulder, is a big fan of batch cooking. “Batch cooking saves money because it prevents food from going to waste. My husband and I will grill chicken breasts and have a chicken Caesar salad one night, then I’ll shred the leftovers and make a one-pot meal of fried cauliflower rice with chicken the next night for dinner,” she says. Karin Russell, a volunteer at Metro Caring, a nonprofit anti-hunger organization in Denver, believes the key to saving money is to think about all the different ways you can use your produce.

“You can buy a bunch of carrots with the fronds still on and use them one night in a stir fry. Then the next night, the fronds can be used to make a pesto,” Russell says. It limits your grocery store runs. Keeping shelf-stable items, like pasta sauce, frozen pizza dough, taco shells, frozen veggies, and rice in your pantry or freezer ensures you’re always stocked up on the essentials. While you’ll still need to make trips to the store for fresh produce, having some staples on hand will help limit your grocery store runs—which is especially nice during the colder months.

MAKE IT HAPPEN

How to put a meal plan in place—without the stress. Start small. There are many different ways to plan your meals, and finding a starting point may be one of the most intimidating parts of the process. Erin Chase, the blogger behind $5 Dinners and a mom of four, suggests starting small by writing down five recipes that you’ll make at some point that week. Once you know what meals you’re going to make, check your pantry and fridge for ingredients that you may already have, then add any other needed items to a grocery list. When you shop with a grocery list, it’s less likely that you’ll forget items or have to run back to get ingredients for last minute meals. With five meals planned and the groceries needed for each, you won’t feel the urge to fall back on delivery or the drive-through. Make it your own. Tailor the way you keep track of meal plans to fit your schedule and organizational style. Amsterdam keeps tabs on her meals by writing her plans down in a computer document she created. Chase, on the other hand, uses a combination of a binder

and a tear pad. “I’ve changed my strategy over the years. It’s an ongoing journey, but as long as you’re planning in some way, that’s what’s important,” says Chase. “Eventually, you’ll settle in and find the right cadence for your family.” Give yourself some grace. To take some of the pressure off of following through, Chase believes it’s important to allow yourself to be flexible. “I think a lot of people don’t account for two things—their schedule and their mood—which are both really important when it comes to deciding what to make on which day,” she says. Cut yourself some slack and remember that it’s OK if you want to switch up your plan a bit. When writing out your plan for the week, use a pencil instead of a pen so you can easily make adjustments. “Sometimes, the corn you purchased for tacos next Tuesday is going bad and needs to get used on Sunday instead. Or you might have a bad day and need to use your leftovers day on Thursday instead of Saturday. Having a plan is a great way to stay on track, but understand that it can have some wiggle room in case something happens,” says Russell.

Kickstart Your Meal Prep Three finds that will keep your meal plans organized.

Binder Store recipes and meal planning templates in this three ring binder to keep everything in one place. Psstt! Download our free template (shown on page 28) from coloradoparent.com/meal-plan. $3, staples.com

Planner This meal plan journal has designated spots to write down grocery lists, weekly menus, recipes, and more. Keep it out on your kitchen counter so it’s ready when you need to start planning. $15, michaels.com

Fridge Whiteboard Update this magnetic meal planning whiteboard with a dry erase marker each week. Older kids will be able to see what you’re having for dinner so you don’t have to repeat the menu each day. $16, etsy.com

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CRAFT A MENU

Take note of your family’s favorite foods, put them in rotation, and get cooking! If you’re ready to go all in, simplify meal planning by creating a consistent weekly menu. The idea is that you’ll always be making at least five tried-and-tested meals and, bonus!, you can keep the staples on hand. You’ll only need to shop for the fresh ingredients each week. To begin, think about the meals your family loves like pizza or tacos, (choose five) then brainstorm all the different ways you can prepare those dishes. To keep things from getting boring, make sure your dishes have toppings, sauces, or bases that can be swapped out weekly for something different. For example, you could make chicken tacos one week and shrimp tacos the next, or a veggie pizza during week one and barbecue chicken pizza on week two. Chase says that the average family already rotates between the same nine to 10 meals over and over, so this menu approach isn’t far from most people’s realities. “I hear a lot of people complain that they get tired of eating the same thing. I think that this menu concept helps with that because, while you’re sticking to the same type of meal, there are several ways to make it feel new each week.”

If Colorado Parent opened a restaurant, these five dinner staples would make an appearance on the menu. These tasty, classic family meals can be made a variety of ways, are easy to batch cook, and have ingredients you can buy in bulk. Use this list as inspiration to craft your own family menu, but don’t be afraid to make tweaks. MONDAY: GRAIN BOWLS Mix quinoa with fresh veggies, chicken and brown rice, or farro risotto with shrimp TUESDAY: CHICKEN Try a one-pot chicken roast, chicken sandwiches, or chicken Caesar salad WEDNESDAY: TACOS Devour tacos with shrimp and corn, traditional ground beef, or steak and peppers THURSDAY: PASTA Eat spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, or lasagna FRIDAY: PIZZA Treat yourself to deep-dish veggie pizza, zucchini boat pizzas, or margherita flatbreads SATURDAY: TAKEOUT SUNDAY: LEFTOVERS

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Wrap up your plan by designating one day for takeout and one day for leftovers.

PLAN SMART

Consider your family’s schedule before committing. Does it matter which day of the week you plan to make each dish on your menu? Not really, but you should consider your family’s schedule. Have a particularly packed day on Tuesdays? Don’t schedule your most involved meal for that night. PTA meetings on Thursdays? Even if the meeting ends up being virtual, plan to roast a one-pot chicken in the slow cooker that day so it’s ready to go when the meeting is over. As Chase mentioned, many parents don’t think about their schedules and what’s realistically going to work for them before they come up with a meal plan. This will only leave you frustrated when you can’t follow through, and no one wants that. While everyone’s schedule is different, plan to make your most challenging recipe on Monday, when you’re still excited about the week ahead (and not exhausted yet). Then, use the evenings that you have the most chauffeuring to do to get takeout, serve up leftovers, or make one of the faster recipes like pasta or pizza.


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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

We couldn’t possibly list all the kitchen gadgets that make mealtime easier, but our editors and experts thought these six products were total stand-outs when it came to cooking, prepping, and preserving.

Mixer “My favorite meal planning tip is batch cooking. If I’m going to be making pizza dough or shredded meat, I can double or triple the recipe and make enough for multiple meals in the same time it takes me to make one batch. The problem is often the small volume of standard kitchen appliances. The Bosch Universal Plus Mixer has a huge capacity without taking up a lot of extra space. I can make dough for four pizzas but could totally double that. Plus it’s powerful, has so many attachments, and the motor is on the bottom, so there are no issues trying to add ingredients around an overhead motor.” —Debbie Mock, Editor $399, boschmixers.com

Instant Pot “My Instant Pot is super handy because it cuts down on cooking time for things like artichokes that can take up to an hour to cook on the stove top. In addition to time, it saves electricity and locks in flavor.” —Elana Amsterdam, cookbook author and blogger $100, instantpot.com

Nonstick Pans “We have three nonstick pans that we’re constantly using. I like the Calphalon Nonstick Fry Pan. It’s not super expensive but will last you a really long time because the quality is high. You can make everything from a stir fry to sauces to rice to chicken in this pan, making it the perfect kitchen essential.”—Erin Chase, blogger and mom of four $40, bedbathandbeyond.com

Glass Containers “Wean Green Meal Tubs are the holy grail containers for storing leftovers or frozen meals. The tubs are made from tempered glass that’s three to five times stronger than regular glass, they’re BPA-free, and dishwasher, freezer, and microwave safe. I love how easily the lids snap on and off, and how well the containers hold up after multiple uses.” —Kara Thompson, Assistant Editor $8, buybuybaby.com

Blender “The Cuisinart Smartpower Duet Blender and Food Processor handles several kitchen duties while offering the compact perks of being one appliance. The blender’s purée setting allows you to make everything from pancake batter to baby food while the food processor whips up fruit smoothies, homemade hummus, fresh salsa, and more.” —Kara Thompson, Assistant Editor $90, amazon.com

Air Fryer “On nights when you need to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible, reach for the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer. In our test run, it cooked up perfectly flaky salmon filets, roasted veggies, and delivered crispy chicken wings—all faster than you’d get in an oven. And it doesn’t stop there; this air fryer can also roast, broil, bake, reheat, and dehydrate. Its six-quart capacity is perfect for feeding a family of four, and (bonus!) it’s easy to clean.” —Christina Cook, Associate Editor $100, instantappliances.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2020

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THE PROCESS

How we come up with the Top Dentists list. This list is pulled from the 2020 topDentists database, which is created using peer evaluations and includes listings for more than 900 dentists and specialists in Colorado. To create its list, topDentists asked dentists and specialists a personal question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer him or her to?” The nomination pool comprised all active dentists listed online with the American Dental Association as well as with dental academies and societies. (Dentists could also nominate others who may not be on those lists.) Respondents were asked to consider experience, continuing education, manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and physical results. After the responses were compiled, dentists were checked against state dental boards for disciplinary actions to make sure they have active licenses and are in good standing. We realize there are many fine dentists who are not on this list; a dentist’s inclusion is based on the subjective judgments of fellow dentists. For more information, visit usatopdentists.com.

GENERAL DENTISTRY ARVADA

Gregory D. Bennett Arvada Dental Center 5220 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit C 303-421-7611 arvadadentalcenter.com Brett P. Flower 7850 Vance Drive, Suite 245 303-422-3303 flowerdds.com Caron B. Holmes Holmes Family Dentistry 6355 Ward Road, Suite 410 303-420-7100 holmesddspc.com James R. Holmes Holmes Family Dentistry 6355 Ward Road, Suite 410 303-420-7100 holmesddspc.com

Jon Simon Arvada West Dental 14715 W. 64th Ave. 303-940-7166 arvadawestdental.com Justin Smutz Winter Dental 8605 Ralston Road 303-424-4567 winterfamilydental.com Joseph Taylor Taylor Dental Arts 7913 Allison Way, Suite 101 303-420-1114 taylordentalarts.com Mark A. Uremovich Smiles By Design 11890 W. 64th Ave., Suite 2 303-422-0094 myarvadadentist.com Gregory B. Waters 8850 Ralston Road, Suite 104 303-420-3233 dentalcarearvada.com

Jesse M. Jenkins Five Parks Dental 13739 W. 85th Drive 303-456-4745 fiveparksdental.com

Stuart R. Winter Winter Dental 8605 Ralston Road 303-424-4567 winterfamilydental.com

Halee Lesch Lesch Family Dental 9950 W. 80th Ave., Suite 12 303-424-6226 leschfamilydental.com

Michael Woods Signature Dentistry of Arvada 14950 W. 64th Ave., Suite A 303-423-0930 signaturedentistryofarvada.com

Daren Mairs Mairs Family Dentistry 6355 Ward Road, Suite 201 303-420-3310 mairsfamilydentistry.com Nichole Mairs Mairs Family Dentistry 6355 Ward Road, Suite 201 303-420-3310 mairsfamilydentistry.com

AURORA

Raed Ammari Ammari Dental 1344 S. Chambers Road, Suite 203 303-283-8009 auroragentledentist.com

Joseph C. Parsons Perfect Teeth 8749 Wadsworth Blvd. 720-336-5834 perfectteeth.com

Lisa M. Augustine Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center 2900 S. Peoria St., Unit C 303-751-3321 aspenwooddental.com

Tyr R. Peterson 5400 Ward Road, Building 2, Suite 100 303-424-6483 petersondentistryarvada.com

Chris Bentley Grandview Dental 6830 S. Liverpool St., Unit A 303-500-6836 grandviewdentalcolorado.com

Jared Bruggeman Forest Hills Dental Care 7450 S. Gartrell Road, Suite A-9 303-840-9557 foresthillsdentalco.com Deborah K. Deeg Deeg and Deeg Dentistry 14991 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 390 303-690-6662 deegdentistry.com Miles F. Deeg Jr. Deeg and Deeg Dentistry 14991 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 390 303-690-6662 deegdentistry.com Carrie Dougherty Stapleton Dental 2501 Dallas St., Suite 224 303-399-1488 stapletondental.com Yuki Dykes Lotus Family Dental 6240 S. Main St., Suite 275 303-502-2744 lotusfamilydental.com Sharon Fahmy 13741 E. Rice Place, Suite 100 303-617-5212 aurorasmiles.com Stefan W. Ginther 6240 S. Main St., Suite 200 303-693-2288 gintherfamilydentistry.com J. Chris Harvan Southland Smiles 25521 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite 140 720-457-9300 yoursouthlandsmile.com Tara R. Huntsman Forest Hills Dental Care 7450 S. Gartrell Road, Suite A-9 303-840-9557 foresthillsdentalco.com Nelson S. Joo Orchid Dental 2222 S. Fraser St., Unit 3 303-671-0305 yourorchiddental.com Gunjan Kalra Southlands Dental 22970 E. Smoky Hill Road

Hamid R. Khanjari Signature Dentistry of Aurora 2530 S. Parker Road, Suite 200 303-337-1338 signaturedentistryofaurora.com Timothy D. Kneller Esthetic Dentistry 12101 E. Iliff Ave., Suite U 303-696-9364 Ihsan Larsen Kids Choice Dental 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com Davood Manshadi Kids Choice Dental 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com Matt R. Mauck D’Amico & Mauck 3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 422 303-745-1400 betteryoursmile.com Michael Mingle Rankin & Mingle Dentistry 15901 E. Briarwood Circle, Suite 350 303-690-4000 rmdental.com Vidya Patuvilan Kids Choice Dental 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com Jennifer Rankin Rankin & Mingle Dentistry 15901 E. Briarwood Circle, Suite 350 303-690-4000 rmdental.com Jana Rausa Chambers Court Dentistry 2161 S. Chambers Road 303-369-7735 janarausadds.com Andrew L. Ricci D’Amico & Mauck 3131 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 422 303-745-1400 betteryoursmile.com Mary Savoy Kids Choice Dental 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com Darrell F. Schuler Aurora Hills Dental Practice 400 S. Potomac Way 303-363-7777 drschulerdds.com Ian M. Topelson Affordable Dentures & Implants 12293 E. Iliff Ave., Unit A 303-671-2714 affordabledentures.com Terrance Wolbaum Pioneer Hills Dental 5492 S. Parker Road 303-766-8811 pioneerhillsdental.com Eric Wolfe Summit Smiles Dental 6240 S. Main St., Suite 260 303-627-5432 summitsmilesdental.com Ronald M. Yaros Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center 2900 S. Peoria St., Unit C 303-751-3321 aspenwooddental.com

Zachary A. Young Kids Choice Dental 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com Daniel J. Zeppelin Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center 2900 S. Peoria St., Unit C 303-751-3321 aspenwooddental.com

BERTHOUD

Carmen L. Beckwith Berthoud Family Dentistry 408 10th St. 970-532-4477 berthoudfamilydentistry.com

BOULDER

Marc Alber Alber Dental Studio 3020 Carbon Place, Suite 203 303-449-3132 alberdentalstudio.com Mark J. Birnbach Boulder Smiles 1636 16th St. 303-443-4417 bouldersmiles.com David Britt 4410 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 230 303-449-8165 davidbrittdds.com Vincent F. Cleeves Jr. 767 Pearl St., Suite 230 303-449-8875 vincedds.com Emmanuel R. De La Paz II E.R. De La Paz General Dentistry 3775 Iris Ave., Suite 3-A 303-442-4235 Milena Halek Broadway Smiles 2430 N. Broadway, Suite 101 303-786-8899 broadwaysmilesdentist.com Elliott B. Higgins Pearl Street Dental 2575 Pearl St., Suite 200 West 303-443-3771 pearlstreetdental.com Jana A. Ikeda 5387 Manhattan Circle, Suite 102 303-499-0558 ikedadds.com Ted C. Kawulok Whole Family Dentistry 1400 28th St., Suite 4 303-442-8625 wholefamilydentistry.com Jose Mena Dental Aid Boulder 4155 Darley Ave., Suite C 303-499-7072 dentalaid.org John A. Montoya Boulder Dental Designs 4770 Baseline Road, Suite 310 303-443-1895 boulderdentaldesigns.com F. Robert Murphy North Boulder Dental 1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com Stephanie Nielsen North Boulder Dental 1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com

Kirk R. Rathburn 2709 Iris Ave. 303-786-9673 rathburndental.com Tara L. Rathburn Broadway Smiles 2430 N. Broadway, Suite 101 303-786-8899 broadwaysmilesdentist.com Gerald B. Savory III Gunbarrel Dental Center 5400 Mount Meeker Road 303-530-4145 gunbarreldental.com Paul A. Sica North Boulder Dental 1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com Nicholas Sigman Performance Dental Center 5365 Spine Road, Suite D 720-277-3925 performancedentalcenter.com Corbett W. Summers II 777 29th St., Suite 300 303-442-6141 David J. Welden North Boulder Dental 1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com Heidi Winquist 3400 Penrose Place, Suite 201 303-440-7538 heididds.com

BRIGHTON

Jon C. Bauman Riverdale Dental Centre 15 S. Eighth Ave. 303-659-1920 brightondentistco.com Mark S. Ehrhardt The Art of Smiles 2700 E. Bridge St., Suite 101 303-659-1825 markehrhardtdds.com Jeff Poulson Poulson Family Dental 481 S. Eighth Ave. 303-659-1851 poulsonfamilydental.com Jaclynn Spencer Brighton Smiles 30 S. 20th Ave., Suite D 303-659-3062 brightonsmiles.com

BROOMFIELD

Robert Berry Mountain Aire Dentistry 291 E. Flatiron Circle, Unit D 303-872-2400 mountainairedentistry.com Brandi A. Bottoms Chateaux Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 13606 Xavier Lane, Suite F 303-465-4500 chateauxdental.com David Fleischmann Fleischmann Family Dentistry 1080 U.S. 287 303-465-2341 broomfielddentistry.com Lee W. Gerry Broomfield Dental Care 13606 Xavier Lane, Suite B 303-466-7306 leewgerrydds.com Elizabeth K. Minard Fleischmann Family Dentistry 1080 U.S. 287 303-465-2341 broomfielddentistry.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2020

Derek G. Petersen Petersen Family Dentistry 3303 W. 144th Ave., Suite 100 720-308-9798 pfamilydentistry.com Cynthia M. Sheeks 925 Main St., Suite C 303-469-3600 cynthiasheeksdds.com

CASTLE PINES

Matthew R. Rolfson Castle Pines Dental Care 250 Max Drive, Suite 203 303-660-0782 castlepinesdentalcare.com Jeff Scheich Scheich Family Dentistry 250 Max Drive, Suite 202 720-733-7799 scheichfamilydentistry.com Stephanie Scheich Scheich Family Dentistry 250 Max Drive, Suite 202 720-733-7799 scheichfamilydentistry.com

CASTLE ROCK

Dwight Bratton Castle Rock Dental Group 2356 Meadows Blvd., Suite 170-B 303-663-6030 castlerockdental.com Kylee Brightside Brightside Dentistry 1161 S. Perry St., Suite 100 720-799-1445 brightsidedentistry.net Aaron Goodman Prairie Hawk Dental 3993 Limelight Ave., Unit E 720-515-1801 prairiehawkdental.com Erik Hekkert Evoque Dental & Wellness Center 4625 Trail Boss Drive, Suite G 720-733-1210 evoquewellness.com Jamin D. Houser Castle Valley Dental 610 Fifth St., Suite 300 303-663-4366 castlevalleydental.com Vikash Kanchanlal Shadow Rock Dentistry 734 Wilcox St., Suite 200 303-257-8237 shadowrockdentistry.com Sara Logan Aspen Creek Dental 4535 Milestone Lane, Suite D 303-688-9476 aspencreekdental.us Linda Ludin

Castle Rock Dental Health 2 Oakwood Park Plaza, Suite 206 303-663-9600 castlerockdentalhealth.com

Michael Moroni Mirage Dental Associates 85 Rio Grande Drive 720-733-3440 miragedentalassociates.com Al Ochoa Red Hawk Dentistry 2240 Mercantile St., Suite 201 303-223-7885 redhawkdentist.com Michael T. Rowlette Castle Rock Dental Group 2356 Meadows Blvd., Suite 170-B 303-663-6030 castlerockdental.com

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Jennifer Sibo Peak View Dental 4344 Woodlands Blvd., Suite 140 303-660-9333 peakviewdental.com David Sugiyama Cedar Mountain Family Dentistry 1189 S. Perry St., Suite 250 303-688-3398 castlerockdds.com Matthew O. Young Prairie Hawk Dental 3993 Limelight Ave., Unit E 720-515-1801 prairiehawkdental.com

CENTENNIAL

Annette M. Alford Drs. Alford, Forti & Friedl 6650 S. Vine St., Suite L-20 303-795-7674 personalizingyoursmile.com Robin M. Asbury Metro Smiles 9025 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 102 303-768-8443 smilesbydrrobin.com Cameron Auger 19245 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite B 303-680-3308 cmaugerdds.com

Shauna L. Gilmore 6881 S. Holly Circle, Suite 206 303-225-7575 drsgilmore.com

Terry A. Tedford Tedford Dental 7562 S. University Blvd., Suite J 303-770-8278 tedforddental.com

Michael J. Harmon Harmon Dental 7400 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 300 303-796-7400 harmondds.com

Richard J. Wallace Advanced Dental on Smoky Hill Road 20921 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite A 303-690-7778 richardwallacedds.com

Phillip S. Johnson Arapahoe Family Dentistry 6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 225 303-779-1305 arapahoefamilydentistry.com Sean P. Kennelly Argyle Family Dental 8120 S. Holly St., Suite 208 303-770-2254 argylefamilydental.com Jodi Lampert 8120 S. Holly St., Suite 116 303-779-8848 jodilampertdds.com M. Alex Milushev Orchard Dental 7180 E. Orchard Road, Suite 304 303-741-9949 dralexmilushev.com

Dawn M. Austin Dove Valley Dentistry 15500 E. Broncos Parkway, Suite F 720-638-8131

Ian W. Morse South Metro Family Dentistry 6950 S. Holly Circle, Suite 202 303-770-2252 southmetrodentistry.com

V. Landon Blatter Aspen Springs Dental 7940 S. University Blvd., Suite 200 720-482-0793 bestcentennialdentist.com

Rob C. Mullins High Country Dental 20250 E. Smoky Hill Road, Unit 3 303-693-5600 highcountrydentalco.com

Soledad C. Bowers University Park Dental 7920 S. University Blvd., Suite 210 720-348-1772

Kurt E. Nielsen Holly Dental Associates 8010 S. Holly St., Suite 100 303-694-6400 hollydental.com

Daniel G. Butterman Butterman Dental 3949 E. Arapahoe Road Suite 100 303-221-3044 buttermandental.com

William A. Pfeifer Holly Family Dentistry 6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 150 303-850-7614 centennialdentist.com

Bart G. Christiansen Christiansen Dental 9025 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 250 303-790-9323 christiansendental.net James G. Christiansen Christiansen Dental 9025 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 250 303-790-9323 christiansendental.net Ricardo B. DaSilva DaSilva Family Dentsitry 11435 E. Briarwood Ave., Suite 400 720-445-3775 dasilvadentistry.com Thomas A. Forti Drs. Alford, Forti & Friedl 6650 S. Vine St., Suite L-20 303-795-7674 personalizingyoursmile.com Tiffany L. Fritz Piney Creek Family Dentistry 15430 E. Orchard Road 303-699-4822 pineycreekdental.com

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Christian D. Rippe IV Rippe Dental Associates 11837 E. Arapahoe Road 303-779-9876 drrippe.com Landis C. Scholes Holly Dental Associates 8010 S. Holly St., Suite 100 303-694-6400 hollydental.com Andrew J. Schope Homestead Dental 6990 S. Holly Circle 303-224-9400 homesteaddentalco.com Brigitte Segal 6909 S. Holly Circle, Suite 240 303-770-6084 dtc-dentistry.com A. Gregory Sims 7180 E. Orchard Road, Suite 309 303-290-8833 Maria Song Johnson Arapahoe Family Dentistry 6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 225 303-779-1305 arapahoefamilydentistry.com

Steven W. Carlson Mountain Vista Dental 2575 Montebello Drive West, Suite 203 719-598-8886 mtn-vista-dental.com Chad Carubia Classic Dental 4130 Royal Pine Drive 719-531-0636 classicdentalcs.com

Robert S. Nykaza 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 210 719-576-8840 exceptionaldentistryco.com Craig R. Parlet 1675 Briargate Blvd., Suite B 719-528-6200 craigparletdds.com W. Bradley Perrett Pinnacle Dentistry 2430 Research Parkway, Suite 200 719-590-7100 pinnacledentistryco.com

Matthew R. Wimmer 6690 S. Broadway 303-794-6339 matthewwimmerdmd.com

Danielle Coval Perfect Teeth 4329 Centennial Blvd. 719-592-1600 perfectteeth.com

Gary G. Wolfson 14000 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite C-310 303-632-3622 wolfsondental.com

Jared Dastrup 5725 Erindale Drive, Suite 106 719-596-9220 jareddastrupdds.com

Julia A. Rohleder The Downtown Dentist 105 N. Tejon St. 719-260-0216 thedowntowndentistcs.com

Monica L. Dobbin 730 Cheyenne Blvd., Suite 200 719-473-5122 dobbindds.com

John R. Royal Alliance Family Dentistry 6140 Tutt Blvd., Suite 140 719-955-4023 myalliance.dental

Jessica L. Duru Springs Dentistry 6665 Delmonico Drive, Suite C 719-599-5700 springsdentistry.com

B. Jo Schope Schope Dental 3464 Briargate Blvd. 719-260-8089 schopedental.com

Todd M. Fogarty Laser Dental Of Colorado Springs 2918 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 103 719-593-1177

Christina A. Sletten Rock Dental 415 W. Rockrimmon Blvd., Suite 400 719-599-9700 rockdental.net

Randolph E. Geoghan 5725 Erindale Drive, Suite 110 719-528-1711 regeoghandds.com

Paul A. Smith Powers Dental Group 5780 N. Carefree Circle 719-597-9737 powersdentalgroup.com

Kathleen M. Young Young Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 7400 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 200 303-759-9535 topdentistdenver.com

COLORADO SPRINGS

Mark T. Albers 2155 Hollowbrook Drive, Suite 20 719-634-8458 albersdental.com

Neal A. Allan Centennial Dental Group 5125 Centennial Blvd., Suite 100 719-531-6711 centennialdental.com Erick T. Anderson Anderson Family Dental 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 302 719-593-0988 andersonsmile.com Nora Balota Balota Family Dentistry 5731 Silverstone Terrace, Suite 200 719-632-7778 balotadentistry.com T. J. Baumgardner Jr. Briargate Dental Center 7750 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101 719-598-1293 briargatedental.com Nolan R. Behr 5770 Flintridge Drive, Suite 200 719-591-2050 drnolanbehr.com William J. Bertsch Cheyenne Mountain Dental Group 3605 Star Ranch Road 719-576-3276 cheyennemountaindental group.com Philip T. Bird Bird and Wittenberg Dental Partnership 7222 Commerce Center Drive, Suite 247 719-593-0403 bird-wittenbergdental.com Scott A. Brinton Brinton Family Dentistry 1079 Space Center Drive, Suite 100 719-574-2211 brintonfamilydentistry.com James C. Calvin 1512 N. Union Blvd. 719-633-2266 jamesccalvindds.com

Matthew C. Hansen High Point Dental 703 N. Tejon St., Suite D 719-471-8111 highptdental.com Thomas S. Jennings Pinnacle Dentistry 2430 Research Parkway, Suite 200 719-590-7100 pinnacledentistryco.com Colleen Jenson Grace Dental 1155 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 210 719-532-1007 gracedental.co Roger D. Kilcoyne Foothills Dental 415 W. Rockrimmon Blvd., Suite 200 719-535-8049 foothillsdentalcos.com Michael A. Lovato 830 Tenderfoot Hill Road, Suite 210 719-576-8840 broadmoordentist.com John S. Lydiatt Springs Dentistry 6665 Delmonico Drive, Suite C 719-599-5700 springsdentistry.com Mark Mollner Mollner Dentistry 685 Citadel Drive East, Suite 313 719-574-1741 drmollner.com Dwayne A. Moore Woodmen Views Dentistry 3210 E. Woodmen Road, Suite 200 719-358-6998 woodmenviewsdentistry.com

Oliver M. Spaeth Broadmoor Valley Dental Care 2965 Broadmoor Valley Road 719-632-7636

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Timothy F. Stacey 6165 Lehman Drive, Suite 104 719-599-0949 drtimstacey.com James M. Strang Jr. 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 301 719-598-0971 drjimstrang.com Amy W. Trujillo Summit Dental 5725 Erindale Drive, Suite 100 719-630-3554 summitdentalpc.com Calvin D. Utke Flintridge Dental Center 5770 Flintridge Drive, Suite 210 719-593-8701 flintridgedentalcare.com Robert S. Winkler Esthetic Family Dentistry 8580 Scarborough Drive, Suite 105 719-528-5577 outstandingsmile.com Mark H. Wright 930 N. Cedar St. 719-635-1622 markhwrightdds.com Kirsten L. Ziuchkovski Flintridge Dental Center 5770 Flintridge Drive, Suite 210 719-593-8701 flintridgedentalcare.com


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If something broke in a child’s mouth during quarantine, Baskin says it’s important that it gets repaired, otherwise there could be negative side effects and prolonged treatment.

WATCH FOR SIGNS OF STRESS

YOUR FAMILY'S DENTAL HEALTH IN PANDEMIC TIMES Don’t keep your distance from dental care. By Courtney Drake-McDonough

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ure, we’ve attended Zoom meetings with a dress shirt on top and PJs on the bottom. Or, let the kids wear the same shorts one day longer than we normally would. Maybe even skipped showers here and there. But dental care and hygiene is one of those things that should not be neglected or compromised. The consequences of letting good habits decay can be negative and long term for both adults and kids. We checked in with a Colorado dentist and an orthodontist to make sure we’re doing the right things for our family’s oral care during the pandemic.

BRUSH AND FLOSS DAILY— NO MATTER WHAT Devote two minutes to brushing and flossing, plus 30 seconds of a fluoride rinse in the morning and at night, advises Dr. Preet Clair of Clair Family Dentistry. She says this morning routine is especially important if you eat before brushing and flossing because breakfast “feeds the bacteria in the mouth that occur in a dry mouth at night.”

KEEP UP WITH REGULAR APPOINTMENTS Dental and orthodontic professionals understand that patients may feel hesitant to go to their offices for appointments during the pandemic.

Some people have scheduled appointments but others say they aren’t ready to return. Clair says the problem with not maintaining regular dental visits is that issues may be developing even if you aren’t feeling pain. For adults especially, she says, extra tartar buildup can lead to things that leave the body open to infection, including bleeding gums, gingivitis, cavities, and, potentially root canals and even removal of the tooth. “Small areas of decay can get bigger and start to cause sensitivity and pain, especially in children, since the enamel of baby teeth isn’t as strong as permanent adult teeth,” says Jazmin Rivera, a dental hygienist at Clair Family dentistry. “Lack of cavity control for kids can lead to swollen lymph nodes which can lead to septicemia (a blood stream infection) and hospitalization.” Dr. Hillary Baskin of Colorado Orthodontics agrees. “Often things going on in your body are first shown through your mouth,” she says. “So, there are things we can identify and make sure that the whole person, not just your oral health, is under control.” In orthodontics, not maintaining a treatment schedule can have different consequences than in dentistry. “Braces are like mini-machines in your mouth and they need regular care and attention to make sure treatment is progressing in a positive and forward direction,” says Baskin.

Clair and Baskin have noticed an increase in issues that could be related to the pandemic. “In the past few months, we’ve seen many cracked teeth due to grinding and clenching which occurs during stress,” says Clair. Baskin has noticed more patients complaining of jaw joint pain which, she agrees, can be related to clenching and stress during this time of COVID. Both have also had to remind returning patients to practice good oral hygiene and cut back on junk food. “We discuss strict oral hygiene practices and proper eating habits, especially limiting of sugar intake, with all our patients regardless of a pandemic. But we stress it even more now,” says Clair.

FOLLOW UPDATED OFFICE PROCEDURES According to both Clair and Baskin, most dental and orthodontic offices are routinely considered very safe because of the strict hygiene protocols that are standard when working in the mouth. However, they added that they’ve increased precautions due to COVID-19 to include how appointments, waiting, and treatment rooms are handled. Call your dental or orthodontic office before your appointment, or check their websites, to see what they are doing and what you should be prepared for when you arrive. At Clair Family Dentistry, for instance, patients are asked to call the front office when they get there and wait in their car or outside in the fresh air until they are called in. Once inside, they are asked to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands for 20 seconds. Patient temperatures are taken and they are asked a series of questions about potential exposure. Masks are required until staff needs to access patients’ mouths. “For medically compromised individuals, we will try to schedule those patients first thing in the morning or end of day,” says Clair. At Colorado Orthodontics, among other measures, they are decreasing the number of patients seen and the number of people in the reception area; and are socially distancing patients and staff in the treatment rooms. Families are also asked about potential COVID-19 exposure, and patients rinse with a diluted iodine/water mixture recommended by the University of Connecticut before being treated. Keeping up with appointments for oral health maintenance and treatment can be handled safely with proper precautions in place. And a shower before you go wouldn’t hurt.

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CONIFER

Christopher J. Higuchi Aspen Park Dental 27132 Main St., Suite 200 303-816-9411 aspenparkdental.com Aaron K. Kubicek Aspen Park Dental 27132 Main St., Suite 200 303-816-9411 aspenparkdental.com

CRESTED BUTTE

Chelsea Stangl Crested Butte Family Dental 412 Elk Ave. 970-349-5880 crestedbuttedentist.com

DENVER

Wameedh Abdulameer First Choice Dental 155 Cook St., Suite 201 303-320-0734 firstchoicedentalco.com Noah Ariola-Tirella ATA Dental Center 507 Lincoln St., Suite 101 720-440-9598 atadentalcenter.com Kara Arnold Highland Smiles 3480 W. 32nd Ave. 303-623-0407 highlandsmiles.net Mohamed Basha Kids Choice Dental 2250 S. Monaco Parkway 303-476-6233 mykidschoicedental.com David S. Bennett Signature Dentistry of Denver 2700 E. Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 720-246-0496

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William C. Bissell Bissell Dental Group 1660 S. Albion St., Suite 607 303-757-6139 bisselldentalgroup.com Chad A. Braun 4th Avenue Family Dentistry 390 University Blvd. 303-333-5361 4thavenuefamilydentistry.com Terry L. Brewick Governor’s Park Dental Group 700 E. Ninth Ave., Suite 102 303-832-7789 govparkdental.com Erin Cherry Wynkoop Dental 1401 Wynkoop, Suite 160 303-572-4487 denverwynkoopdentist.com Preet K. Clair Clair Family Dentistry 8793 E. Northfield Blvd. 303-322-2081 clairdental.com Thomas Croghan Park Hill Dental Arts 4624 E. 23rd Ave. 303-377-8662 parkhilldental.com Jennifer Derse Espire Dental 6825 E. Tennessee Ave., Suite 621 303-333-2221 espiredental.com Michael N. DeWitt DeWitt Dental Associates 3300 E. First Ave., Suite 615 303-321-5656 dewda.com

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James C. Downs LêDowns Dentistry 820 Clermont St., Suite 310 303-377-9278 ledownsdentistry.com Inna Dunker Accord Dental Group 2121 S. Oneida St., Suite 321 303-796-8767 accorddentalgroup.com Bruce R. Dunn Cody Dental Group 4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com Matthew T. Dunn Cody Dental Group 4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com Saul Escala Escala Family Dentistry 590 S. Federal Blvd. 303-936-6188 escalafamilydentistry.com John M. Flanigan Flanigan Dentistry 2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 400 303-758-3935 flanigandentistry.com Tania B. Florez Cherry Creek Family Dentistry 201 University Blvd., Suite 210 303-321-1323 cc-familydentistry.com Lindsay Fox Lodo Dental 1435 Wazee St., Suite 102 303-623-5636 lododental.com Mark T. Frank 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 412 303-722-2686 markfrankdds.com Stephen M. Friedman Cherry Creek Dental Associates 3300 E. First Ave., Suite 580 303-321-0055 cherrycreekdentalassoc.com Nicole K. Furuta Lodo Dental 1435 Wazee St., Suite 102 303-623-5636 lododental.com Cody Garrison City Roots Dental 4433 W. 29th Ave., Suite 206 720-428-8916 cityrootsdental.com Anne Gittings Jackson Street Dental 300 S. Jackson St., Suite 510 303-388-5222 Jayme E. Glamm Pearl Dentistry 2200 W. 29th Ave. 720-440-9296 pearldentistrydenver.com Melissa Goodpaster Cherry Creek Dental Spa 155 S. Madison St., Suite 220 303-835-0033 cherrycreekdentalspa.com Robert Greene The Dentistry Place 999 S. Logan St., Suite 202 303-974-5533 thedentistryplacedenver.com Peri M. Greenstein Belcaro Dental 4999 E. Kentucky Ave., Suite 201

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Kyle R. Griffith 58 Dental 7090 E. Hampden Ave., Suite C 303-758-5252 58dental.com Kate Hakala Hakala Family Dentistry 4200 E. Eighth Ave., Suite 200 303-321-8967 hakalafamilydentistry.com Brandon Hall Espire Dental 1590 Little Raven St., Suite 200 720-675-8983 espiredental.com Eric A. Hamidi Southeast Dental Arts 4380 S. Syracuse, Suite 504 303-741-1011 southeastdentalarts.com Megan Harbaugh Glenn Family Dentistry 3600 S. Beeler St., Suite 120 303-779-2592 glennfamilydentistry.com John R. Hargreaves Cherry Creek Dentistry 3655 S. Monaco Parkway 303-758-7676 cherrycreekdentistry.com Olinga Hargreaves Cherry Creek Dentistry 3655 S. Monaco Parkway 303-758-7676 cherrycreekdentistry.com

Brett H. Kessler Town Center Dentistry and Orthodontics 7479 E. 29th Ave. 303-321-4445 tcdodenver.com David H. Klekamp Klekamp Family Dentistry 6000 E. Evans Ave., Building 1, Suite 130 303-759-2807 klekampdentist.com Malgorzata R. Korosciel Southeast Denver Dental 2660 S. Monaco Parkway 303-757-7175 southeastdenverdental.com Beth F. Kreider 700 Broadway, Suite 1133 303-863-1177 bethkreiderdds.com Chandra L. Kreider Egert-Kreider Dental 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 312 303-744-3636 Susan H. Kurtz 300 S. Jackson St., Suite 510 303-388-5222 Gregg L. Lage 7475 Dakin St., Suite 335 303-427-4552 thedentistindenverco.com Kelly Lamoreaux Avenue Dental Studio 4725 S. Monaco St., Suite 340 720-240-4740 avenuedentalstudio.com

Heather K. Harris 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 402 303-393-0039 drheatherharris.com

Steven Law Metropolitan Dental Care 1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200 303-534-2626 metrodentalcare.com

Makala B. Hubbell Lowry Family Dentistry 8158 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 150 303-366-3000 lowryfamilydentistry.com

Nickie K. Lê LêDowns Dentistry 4809 Argonne St., Suite 220 303-578-7655 ledownsdentistry.com

Rebecca S. Huser Tamarac Dental Care 7555 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 425 303-773-1211 huserdentistry.com

Brett R. Levin Espire Dental 6825 E. Tennessee Ave., Suite 621 303-333-2221 espiredental.com

Richard J. Ito Downtown Denver Dental 1050 17th St., Suite B-190 303-296-1825 downtowndenverdental.com

Brian C. Ley Espire Dental 8080 E. Union Ave., Suite 140 303-745-3182 espiredental.com

Carley Janda City Roots Dental 4433 W. 29th Ave., Suite 206 720-428-8916 cityrootsdental.com

Clifford S. Litvak Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry 695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 380 303-777-8850 cliffordslitvakdds.com

Mark A. Jolstad Comfort Dental 201 University Blvd., Suite 101 303-321-2233 comfortdental.com Jeffrey L. Kaes 7200 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 305 303-504-4000 jeffkaesdds.com Ruth Kang 496 S. Dayton St., Suite 3 303-360-5660 dentistkang.com Jennifer A. Karaskevicus Perfect Teeth 4521 E. Virginia Ave. 303-388-5501 perfectteeth.com

Juliann C. Lyons 6825 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 201 303-756-6862 denverclearbraces.com James W. Makowski Makowski Dental 1220 S. Parker Road, Suite 104 303-751-5558 makowskidental.com Chelsea F. Mayer City Smiles Family Dental Practice 100 Spruce St., Suite 100 303-363-6363 city-smiles.com

Kareen K. McIntosh McIntosh Dentistry 495 Uinta Way, Suite 200 303-366-4700 mcintoshdentistry.com James McLain Downing Street Dental 2121 S. Downing St. 303-733-8885 downingstreetdental.com

Steven P. Runnings Mountain View Dental Associates 4590 Lowell Blvd. 303-455-8962 mountainviewdentaldds.com Sharon S. Russell 3300 E. First Ave., Suite 580 303-320-1640 denverwomandentist.com

Ben Mollner Mollner Dentistry 975 Lincoln St., Suite 203 303-578-6684 mollnerdentistry.com

Lisa Schaffer Steele Dentistry 3545 Quebec St., Suite 110 303-278-3353 steeledental.com

Nate Mollner Mollner Dentistry 975 Lincoln St., Suite 203 303-578-6684 mollnerdentistry.com

Daniel J. Selner Denver Tech Dentistry 8181 E. Tufts Ave., Suite 550 720-488-9090 denvertechdentistry.com

Rena Mollner Mollner Dentistry 975 Lincoln St., Suite 203 303-578-6684 mollnerdentistry.com

David M. Singer Cody Dental Group 4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

Bradley L. Nassimbene Cherry Creek Dental Group 425 S. Cherry St., Suite 700 303-322-8600 cherrycreekdentists.com

Douglas W. Smith Cody Dental Group 4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

Jack Nguyen Awesome Dental Stapleton 3600 N. Quebec St. 303-355-1818 awesomedentalstapleton.com

James H. Stambaugh Cody Dental Group 4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

Thomas E. Ouellette 1391 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 540 303-296-1402 lododentist.com

Heather L. Stamm Stamm Dental 1960 N. Ogden St., Suite 260 303-839-5109 cosmeticdentistrydenver.com

William P. Paini Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry 1164 Elati St. 303-246-0100 ddsdenver.com Cynthia M. Parkinson 55 Madison St., Suite 320 303-355-3080 Thomas H. Pyne 12075 E. 45th Ave., Suite 333 303-371-9131 tompynedds.com John T. Raabe Raabe Family Dentistry 155 Cook St., Suite 351 303-320-0160 dendds.com Gary M. Radz Denver Place Dentistry 999 18th St., Suite 1300 303-298-1414 downtowndenverdentist.com David Y. Redford II University Dental Arts 1675 Larimer St., Suite 880 303-534-7797 universitydentalarts.com Maureen K. Roach Metropolitan Dental Care 1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200 303-534-2626 metrodentalcare.com Stephen A. Robertson 3401 S. Oneida Way, Suite A 303-756-2914 Jennifer M. Rohleder Highland Smiles 3480 W. 32nd Ave. 303-623-0407 highlandsmiles.net Eric C. Rossow Aspen Dental Private Practice of Cherry Creek 3300 E. First Ave., Suite 300 303-399-0400 cherry-creekdentist.com

Kate S. Steele Steele Dentistry 3545 Quebec St., Suite 110 303-278-3353 steeledental.com Stephanie S. Stratil The Dentists on Pearl 1905 S. Pearl St. 303-498-9207 thedentistsonpearl.com Andrea L. Taylor Denver Tech Dentistry 8181 E. Tufts Ave., Suite 550 720-488-9090 denvertechdentistry.com Karlyn Taylor Central Park Dental 2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 304 303-388-2400 cpddenver.com Ronald N. Taylor 1201 S. Parker Road, Suite 100 303-337-7771 Kurt K. Tsumura Midtown Dental 1800 Vine St. 303-377-2345 midtowndentaldenver.com Eric W. Van Zytveld 1391 Speer Blvd., Suite 540 303-296-3851 ericvanzytvelddds.com Nick Venuto Perfect Teeth 1633 Fillmore St., Suite 200 303-377-4747 perfectteeth.com Stefanie S. Walker Pearl Dentistry 2200 W. 29th Ave. 720-440-9296 pearldentistrydenver.com


TOP DENTISTS 2020

Dawn M. White Metropolitan Dental Care 1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200 303-534-2626 metrodentalcare.com

Justin B. Pearson City Center Dental Group 800 Englewood Parkway, Suite A-201 303-744-5000 citycenterdentalgroup.com

Christopher A. Whitestone 4th Avenue Family Dentistry 390 University Blvd. 303-333-5361 4thavenuefamilydentistry.com

John D. Pfalzgraf Cherry Hills Dental Associates 6501 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 120 303-757-8446 cherryhillsdentist.com

Margie Williams Williams Family Dentistry 2979 N. Iola St. 303-945-2699 margiewilliamsdds.com Chad N. Williamson Primary Dental 5801 W. 44th Ave., Unit C 303-433-1239 primarydental.com James R. Woller Esthetic Comprehensive Dentistry 695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 380 303-777-8850 cliffordslitvakdds.com Ryan C. Woody Woody Dental 5989 E. Colfax Ave. 303-388-9000 woodydentaldenver.com Cynthia D. Wright The Dentists on Pearl 1905 S. Pearl St. 303-498-9207 thedentistsonpearl.com Joshua Wyte Wyte Smiles Family Dentistry 2131 S. Grape St. 303-753-9916 wytesmiles.com John K. Zalesky LĂŞDowns Dentistry 820 Clermont St., Suite 310 303-377-9278 ledownsdentistry.com

Ryan Redfearn Fit to Smile Dental 3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 200 303-762-8046 fittosmile.com Thomas C. Reed City Center Dental Group 800 Englewood Parkway, Suite A-201 303-744-5000 citycenterdentalgroup.com Christopher L. Shank Mountain View Dental Care 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 310 303-768-8977 mountainviewdentaldtc.com Kelly A. Shibilski Unkel & Shibilski Dental 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 360 720-875-1130 uandsdental.com Larry Tilliss 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 350 303-723-0446 larrytillissdds.com Stephen L. Unkel Unkel & Shibilski Dental 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 360 720-875-1130 uandsdental.com

ERIE

Darren Bennett Sloanside Dental 2045 Sheridan Blvd., Suite H 303-274-1100 sloansidedental.com

Andrea Schmidt Larkridge Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 3200 Village Vista Drive, Unit 130 303-962-6400 larkridgefamilydentistry.com

ENGLEWOOD

EVERGREEN

EDGEWATER

Michael K. Diorio 3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 320 303-762-9575 dioriodds.com Bryan D. Gibbs Cherry Hills Dental Associates 6501 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 120 303-757-8446 cherryhillsdentist.com Paul M. Hayes Englewood Dental Excellence 3701 S. Clarkson St., Suite 210 303-781-2811 Jason L. Heiken 10111 Inverness Main St., Suite E 303-781-3603 jasonheikendds.com Katherine T. Johnson Affinity Dental Arts 601 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 300 303-788-6462 affinitydentalartsco.com

P. Jenny Foster Foster Family Dental 30940 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite E-250 303-674-6777 fosterfamilydental.com Kelly S. Last Elevation Dental 30772 Southview Drive, Suite 200 303-674-6264 elevationdental.net Kenneth E. LeVos LeVos Dentistry 30752 Southview Drive, Suite 200 303-674-5725 levosdentistry.com Alex Roberts Buffalo Park Dentistry 28577 Buffalo Park Road, Suite 260 303-674-7741 buffaloparkdentistry.com Jeffrey Sprout Evergreen Dental Group 2902 Evergreen Parkway 303-674-5566 evergreendentalgroup.com

Jason R. Van Wagenen Advanced Dental Center 1557 W. 84th Ave. 303-426-4860 advdental.net

Sandra Hunter Front Range Dental Center 2720 Council Tree Ave., Suite 260 970-673-7321 frontrangedentalcenter.com

Alan Wong Federal Heights Family Dentistry 8411 N. Stacy Drive 303-429-6411 federalheightsdental.com

Jeffrey S. Kramer Dental Center of the Rockies 1424 E. Horsetooth Road, Suite 4 970-223-2886 dentalcenteroftherockies.com

FORT COLLINS

Shiloh D. Lindsey Aspen Dental Care 3838 S. Timberline Road 970-482-3166 aspen-dentist.com

FEDERAL HEIGHTS

Arica Abrames Wells & Abrames Dental 702 W. Drake Road, Building G, Suite 107 970-493-9299 wellsabramesdental.com Kenneth B. Allen Caring Smiles 2117 Custer Drive 970-221-3700 caringsmilesdental.com Jon M. Anderson Shores Family Dentistry 4360 Boardwalk Drive, Suite 100 970-226-2920 shoresfamilydentistry.com Sharla E. Aronson Aronson Family Dental 4027 E. Boardwalk Drive 970-472-0488 aronsonfamilydental.com Thomas J. Brewer Greyrock Family Dentistry 1023 Robertson St. 970-484-6880 greyrockfamilydentistry.com Lindsey L. Cosper Spring Creek Dental 2001 S. Sheilds St., Suite C-1 970-482-8883 mydentistfortcollins.com Brian A. Cox 1343 E. Prospect Road, Suite D-2 970-484-3959 briancoxsmiles.com Bradley Eckhardt Front Range Dental Center 2720 Council Tree Ave., Suite 260 970-673-7321 frontrangedentalcenter.com Geoffrey R. Engelhardt Engelhardt & Associates Family Dentistry 1136 E. Stuart St., Building 4, Suite 104 970-484-4890 drgeoffdds.com Wes Galyardt Bighorn Family Dental 2105 Bighorn Road, Suite 200 970-226-5400 bighornfamilydental.com Richard Gray Poudre Valley Family Dental 2032 Lowe St., Suite 100 970-221-3020 poudrevalleyfamilydental.com Patrick M. Harrison Bighorn Family Dental 2105 Bighorn Road, Suite 200 970-226-5400 bighornfamilydental.com Daniel A. Holmes Holmes Dental 2133 S. Timberline Road, Suite 100 970-221-2499 holmesdds.com

Michael G. McDill Alpine Dental Health 718 S. College Ave. 970-484-5297 alpinedentalhealth.com

970-221-2499 holmesdds.com

Colleen F. Zimmer Zimmer Family Dentistry 1343 E. Prospect Road, Suite D-1 970-221-4500 zimmerfamilydentistry.com Richard H. Zimmer Zimmer Family Dentistry 1343 E. Prospect Road, Suite D-1 970-221-4500 zimmerfamilydentistry.com

FOXFIELD

Michael J. Miller Foxfield Dental 16350 E. Arapahoe Road 720-870-0401 foxfielddental.com

GLENDALE

Brian C. Modrowski Peak Family Dental 2021 Battlecreek Drive, Suite C 970-229-0099 peakfamilydental.com

Jeff D. Johnston Ascent Dental Group 4500 E. Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 100 303-975-6987 ascentdental.com

Ciaran Murphy Harbor Dental 2726 Illinois Drive, Suite 101 970-377-2456 harbordentalclinic.com

David P. Micklin Micklin Dental 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 440 303-399-1650 micklindental.com

Michael P. Murphy Murphy Dental 608 E. Harmony Road, Suite 301 970-225-8081 murphydentalfc.com Vinna C. Norris 1221 E. Elizabeth St., Suite 2 970-221-1400 dentistsfortcollins.com Tim Owens Owens Dental 3506 Lochwood Drive 970-377-2557 owensdds.com Kathryn Radtke Front Range Dental Center 2720 Council Tree Ave., Suite 260 970-673-7321 frontrangedentalcenter.com Veronica D. Ray Ray Dental 901 E. Harmony Road, Suite 110 970-206-0045 drveronicaray.com Edmund L. Robison 1008 Driftwood Drive, Suite A 970-226-5433 Colleen Scholz 220 Remington St. 970-221-4549 John D. Siegmund Shores Family Dentistry 4360 Boardwalk Drive, Suite 100 970-226-2920 shoresfamilydentistry.com Travis R. Willey Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Rockies 4745 E. Boardwalk Drive, Suite D-102 970-223-6101 smilefortcollins.com Adam J. Youngquist South Shields Dental Group 1103 S. Shields St. 970-484-3213 Nicole Zander Holmes Holmes Dental 2133 S. Timberline Road, Suite 100

Richard A. Murdoch 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 230 303-355-6340 murdochdds.com Sujin Yi Glendale Dental Designs 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 720 303-296-8525 glendaledentaldesigns.com

GOLDEN

John M. Burchfield Golden Dental Care 2007 Jackson St. 303-279-3992 goldendentalcare.com Nancy E. Gill Golden Dental Solutions 1218 Arapahoe St. 303-277-9600 mygoldendentist.com Jamie I. Richard Dentistry at Golden Ridge 755 Heritage Road, Suite 120 303-395-3333 dentistrygoldenridge.com

GREELEY

Melvin Benson Jr. Integrated Dental Arts 7251 W. 20th St., Building H 970-351-7153 ida-greeley.com Bryan S. Casseday 1815 61st Ave., Suite 103 970-351-6200 drbcgreeley.com Julie G. Kavanaugh 1829 56th Ave., Suite B 970-351-0400 drjuliekav.com Mark R. Smith Greeley Complete Dentistry 1819 61st Ave., Suite 102 970-356-7474 yourgreeleydentist.com Joseph S. Thompson Thompson Advanced Dentistry 5150 W. 20th St. 970-205-9614 greeleysmiles.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Tasos Belegratis Greenwood Dental Associates 7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com Elena I. Bodoni 8301 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 402 303-781-2107 Eva Bodoni 8000 E. Prentice Ave., Suite B-7 303-221-1588

Chad R. Brown Deer Run Dentistry 8000 E. Prentice Ave., Suite A5 303-756-0723 deerrundentistry.com Aurora G. Burluc DTC Dental Care 8480 E. Orchard Road, Suite 4300 303-771-1009 auroraburlucdds.com Eric G. D’Hondt Greenwood Dental Associates 7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com Chris J. Dumas 6900 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 203 303-796-8668 chrisjdumasdds.com Charles W. Fischer Greenwood Village Dentistry 8490 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 370 303-740-9353 gwvdentistry.com Michael Goldfogel Smile Essentials 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 435-E 303-779-9472 smileessentialsdental.com Carolyn Kittell Smile Essentials 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 435-E 303-779-9472 smileessentialsdental.com Suzanne Laudert 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 460-E 303-694-0587 suzannelaudertdds.com Rachel L. LePera Greenwood Dental Associates 7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com Stacey N. Miller 7447 E. Berry Ave., Suite 240 303-741-2717 staceymillerdds.com Ivan S. Naiman 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 455-E 303-770-2900 isndds.com Hanh Phi Nouvelle Dentistry 8000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite E-15 303-770-8870 nouvelledentistry.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2020

John D. Sievers Sievers Dentistry 7400 E. Crestline Circle, Suite 110 303-771-7907 drsieversdds.com

Philip E. Wimpee Colorado Smile Design 9135 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 120 303-979-2900 coloradosmiledesign.com

Catherine Vieregger Vibrance Comprehensive Dentistry 7400 E. Crestline Circle, Suite 230 303-770-1116 vibrancedentistry.com

Lynelle J. Zabel Highlands Ranch Dental Care 9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 150 303-470-0017 highlandsranchdentalcare.com

Steven K. Zervas Village Dental Care 5670 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Suite 404 303-220-7662 villagedentaldtc.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Brent D. Bailey Colorado Precision Dentistry and Orthodontics 66 W. Springer Drive, Suite 204 303-791-0472 copdo.com Anna M. Burger Highlands Dental 2201 W. Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Suite C-6 303-220-1122 myhighlandsdental.com Eric Chatterley Chatterley Family Dentistry 9299 S. Broadway, Suite 200 303-791-6700 chatterleydentistry.com Michelle O. Haynes Highlands Ranch Smiles 9461 S. University Blvd. 303-470-1377 highlandsranchcolorado dentist.com Christopher A. McConnell 200 W. County Line Road, Suite 240 303-791-6900 chrismcconnelldds.com Courtney L. McKeever Highlands Ranch Smiles 9461 S. University Blvd. 303-470-1377 highlandsranchcolorado dentist.com Sarah D. Parsons Cottonwood Dental Group 6660 Timberline Road, Suite 130 303-694-9740 cottonwooddentalgroup.com Catherine C. Pettyjohn Pettyjohn Family Dentistry 66 W. Springer Drive, Suite 304 303-791-9141 pettyjohnfamilydentistry.com Amy Roberts 303 Dental Group 300 Plaza Drive, Suite 102 303-683-3332 303dentalgroup.com Eric T. Rysner Highlands Ranch Family Dentistry 541 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 101 303-346-1118 rysnerdental.com Charles N. Theobald 200 W. County Line Road, Suite 210 303-791-0413 drtheobald.net

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LAFAYETTE

Thomas E. Kammer Sage Dental Care 2695 Northpark Drive, Suite 104 303-604-6355 sagedentalcare.com Gregory D. Keene Keene Smiles 255 W. South Boulder Road 303-665-5586 keenesmiles.com Dawn Wehking Complete Family & Aesthetic Dentistry 204 E. Baseline Road 303-665-4000 dentistlafayette.com

Leana K. Grace Grace & Leedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 10881 W. Asbury Ave., Suite 210 303-989-0452 graceleedydentistry.com Scott Greenhalgh 3190 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300 303-988-9060 scottgreenhalghdds.com Curtis D. Johnsen 2349 Wadsworth Blvd. 303-232-5555 doctorjohnsen.com Julia T. Kasper Colorado Family Dentistry 255 Union Blvd., Suite 410 303-284-0202 cofamilydentistry.com Brian S. Levitin Mile High Smiles 8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 250 303-232-1830 milehighsmiles.com

Christina S. VerSchave Belmar Smiles 325 S. Teller St., Suite 290 303-935-3574 belmarsmiles.com

David D. Daugherty Aspen View Dental 5104 S. Field St., Suite A 303-935-3737 aspenviewdental.com

Marvin W. Meyer Columbine Dental 6691 W. Ken-Caryl Ave. 303-979-4994 columbinedental.com

Dann F. Whalen Associated Dental Professionals 8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 170 303-232-2929

Tricia Doukas Serenity Dental 26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 760 303-857-5006 serenitydentallittleton.com

Christopher R. Morris 7720 S. Broadway, Suite 430 303-795-1443 drchristophermorris.com

LARKSPUR

Alan C. Goral Ken Caryl Dental Center 10789 Bradford Road, Suite 100 303-933-2273 kencarylsmiles.com

Brittany M. Bevis Pineland Dental 8520 Spruce Mountain Road, Suite 110 303-681-9200 larkspurdentist.com

LITTLETON

Stephen D. Barker Southbridge Dentistry 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com

James P. Phillips 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite D-325 303-989-8551

Gordon H. West Boulder County Smiles 1140 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 201 303-665-5335 bouldercountysmiles.com

Amy L. Becker Highline Family Dentistry 2 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 125 303-794-6800 highlinefamilydentistry.com

Brian J. Polidori Colorado Premier Dental 6565 W. Jewell Ave., Suite 1-A 303-935-3465 coloradopremierdental.com

Chad M. Belongea Southwest Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics 6931 S. Pierce St., Suite 101 303-978-1104 swpdo.com

LAKEWOOD

Thomas H. Pott Whiterock Family Dental 12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite B-160 303-237-0307 whiterockfamilydental.com

Claire-Marie Bender Windermere Family Dentistry 2100 W. Littleton Blvd., Unit A 303-798-4571 windermerefamilydentistry.com

Eric S. Adler Northstar Dental 860 Tabor St., Suite 100 303-481-3901 northstardentalco.com Monica Borris Borris Dental at Belmar 15 Wadsworth Blvd. 303-936-3700 borrisdental.com Ryan Cable Mile High Dental & Implant Centers 264 Union Blvd., Suite 200 303-477-7700 milehighdentalcenters.com David G. Collins Belmar Park Dental Care 1555 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 303-986-9522 belmarparkdental.com Bryan M. Dahler 7575 W. 20th Ave. 303-421-8753 drbooey.com Patricia L. DeCino DeCino Family Dentistry 950 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 207 720-279-9401 decinofamilydentistry.com Daniel K. Duvall Lakewood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 316 303-986-0043 danielduvalldds.com Christopher Elson 7373 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 403 303-972-2700 chriselsondds.com Brian A. Furgason 10881 W. Asbury Ave., Suite 100 303-988-6938 drbrianfurgason.com

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Marin Rosenvold Elska Dental 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303-D 303-988-6115 elskadental.com Emily Saunders Whiterock Family Dental 12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite B-160 303-237-0307 whiterockfamilydental.com Jessica A. Stevens Stevens Family Dental 3190 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300 303-867-3701 stevensfamilydental.com David Swanson Associated Dental Professionals 8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 170 303-232-2929 Sylvia I. Talavera DenTal avera Family Dentistry 1692 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 105 303-233-2361 dentalavera.com Larry W. Thompson 1360 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300 303-986-9505 larrythompsondds.com Michael E. Unser 20th Avenue Dentistry 7575 W. 20th Ave. 303-238-1400 20thavenuedentistry.com

David L. Bevans 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 100 303-798-1454 Jason L. Blanchard Blanchard & Richardson Family Dentistry 8089 S. Lincoln St., Suite 102 303-794-9271 mylittletondentist.com Dana M. Boyd-Page Page Dental Arts 10026 W. San Juan Way, Suite 150 303-794-4542 pagedentalarts.com Victor H. Burdick Jr. Littleton Restorative Dentistry 26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 720 303-794-4424 burdickdentistry.com C. Daren Carlile Carlile Dental Care 6901 S. Pierce St., Suite 335 303-973-1900 carliledentalcare.com Anne Casson Littleton Family Dental 26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 375 303-797-3867 littletonfamilydental.com Amy Copeland Copeland Family Dental 1420 W. Canal Court, Suite 170 303-791-8530 copelandfamilydental.com G. Heath Copeland Copeland Family Dental 1420 W. Canal Court, Suite 170 303-791-8530 copelandfamilydental.com

Jeffrey B. Grout Grout Family Dentistry 8 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 101 303-730-1222 groutfamilydentistry.com Ronald W. Grout Grout Family Dentistry 8 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 101 303-730-1222 groutfamilydentistry.com Richard L. Harvey Summit Family Dentistry 12999 W. Bowles Drive 303-625-7997 summitfamilydentistry.com Robert D. Hendry Hendry Dental 9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 407 303-933-4117 hendrydental.com Hang T. Hoang Clement Park Dental Care 8500 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 305 303-972-2988 Donald G. Hobbs Columbine Dental 6691 W. Ken-Caryl Ave. 303-979-4994 columbinedental.com Alison Hoover Southbridge Dentistry 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com Bruce H. Johnson 7641 Shaffer Parkway 303-989-0577 brucehjohnsondds.com Stephanie S. Karlin Dakota Ridge Dental 13402 W. Coal Mine Ave., Suite 270 303-933-2420 dakotaridgedental.com Susan Kutis Blue Sage Dental 10354 W. Chatfield Ave., Suite 100 303-973-1112 bluesagedental.com Eugene Liu Summit Family Dentistry 12999 W. Bowles Drive 303-625-7997 summitfamilydentistry.com Darlyne M. Loper 1279 W. Littleton Blvd. 303-794-3969 drloperdentist.com Shawn P. Maloy Old Town Dental 5419 S. Curtice St. 303-798-4515 old-town-dental.com

Todd S. Oldroyd Oldroyd Family Dentistry 10106 W. San Juan Way, Suite 120 303-795-6444 oldroyddmd.com Erik Palmberg 2 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 170 303-741-4600 yourdrycreekdentist.com Brian L. Richardson Blanchard & Richardson Family Dentistry 8089 S. Lincoln St., Suite 102 303-794-9271 mylittletondentist.com Mollie E. Richardson Riverside Dental 2630 W. Belleview Ave., Suite 260 720-524-3854 riversidedental-co.com Brian Svoboda Southbridge Dentistry 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com David R. Tomasetti 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 100 303-798-2822 Bradley Weekes Comfort Dental 8420 W. Coal Mine Ave. 303-904-2273 comfortdental.com

LONE TREE

John J. Ahern Ridge Gate Dental 10450 E. Park Meadows Drive, Suite 301 303-797-6453 ridgegatedental.com Adam Almeida Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center 8683 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200 303-858-9000 almeidadental.com Sandra C. Ambida Ambida Family Dentistry 9695 S. Yosemite St., Suite 225 303-790-8338 ambidadental.com Christopher J. Baer Baer Dental Designs 9695 S. Yosemite St., Suite 327 303-557-6453 baerdental.com Paul W. Bell Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center 8683 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200 303-858-9000 almeidadental.com John R. Brockman Jr. Brockman Family Dentistry 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 304 303-799-4333 brockmanfamilydentistry.com


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TOP DENTISTS 2020

Kelly R. Freeman Lone Tree Family Dentistry 10455 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 101 303-790-0234 lone-treefamilydentistry.com

Tom Zyvoloski Studio Z Dental 818 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com

Daniel G. Christiansen Dental Care of Wheat Ridge 7900 W. 44th Ave., Suite 105 303-422-5817 dentalcareofwheatridge.com

Jeanice E. Jones Mile High Smiles & Esthetics 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 102 303-790-4300 milehighsmilesandesthetics.com

Kiley A. Barrett Barrett Family Dentistry 2992 Ginnala Drive 970-663-2133 barrettfamilydentistry.com

LOVELAND

Tina L. Christiansen Dental Care of Wheat Ridge 7900 W. 44th Ave., Suite 105 303-422-5817 dentalcareofwheatridge.com

Joseph P. O’Leary Meadows Dental Group 7430 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 100 303-790-2323 parkmeadowsdentalgroup.com Angela M. Osborn 9105 Kimmer Drive 303-799-9993 osborndds.com Scott Peppler Meadows Dental Group 7430 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 100 303-790-2323 parkmeadowsdentalgroup.com

LONGMONT

James A. Maurer Longmont Complete Dentistry 2211 Mountain View Ave., Unit 1 720-552-5350

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Guy V. Mertz Mertz Family Dentistry 1325 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 304 303-678-1111 mertzfamilydentistry.com Peter G. Mertz Mertz Family Dentistry 1325 Dry Creek Drive, Suite 304 303-678-1111 mertzfamilydentistry.com Todd M. Roby Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 1055 17th Ave., Suite 203 303-776-2020 toddrobydds.com Cliff E. Rogge Artistic Smiles 920 S. Hover St. 303-485-8888 artisticsmiles.org

LOUISVILLE

Zade Faraj Studio Z Dental 818 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com Michael A. Israelson Louisville Family Dental 168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 190 303-666-4499 louisvillefamilydds.com

Ted C. Johnson Johnson Dental 4855 Ward Road, Suite 700 303-422-8748 johnsondentalcolorado.com

Pamela B. Davis Davis Family Dental 4223 N. Taft Ave. 970-667-6040 davisfamdental.com

Tiffany Manzo Applewood Dental 12495 W. 32nd Ave. 303-237-2707

John M. Dildine 2664 Abarr Drive 970-667-2248

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Dale F. Feichtinger McKee Family Dentistry 2998 Ginnala Drive, Suite 101 970-669-1236 mylovelanddentist.com Nicole M. Ferrara Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado 2975 Ginnala Drive, Suite 100 970-663-1000 implantdds.com

Greg S. Harman Harman Family Dental Center 19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite A 720-809-7789 harmanfamilydentalcenter.com

Andrew D. Maples West Lake Dental 2502 Abarr Drive 970-669-1444 westlakedentalco.com

Andrei Ionescu Green Dental Care 19551 Hess Road, Suite 100 720-845-5252 dentistparker.com

Steven R. McArtor McKee Family Dentistry 2998 Ginnala Drive, Suite 101 970-669-1236 mylovelanddentist.com

Holly B. Sletten 19621 Solar Circle, Suite 202 720-851-1676 hollyslettendmd.com

Ted E. Mioduski Jr. Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado 2975 Ginnala Drive, Suite 100 970-663-1000 implantdds.com Ted E. “Theo” Mioduski III Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado 2975 Ginnala Drive, Suite 100 970-663-1000 implantdds.com

NORTHGLENN

Bryan J. Rieker Rieker Smiles 11150 Huron St., Suite 211 303-452-9200 riekersmiles.com Jamie E. Suman New Day Dentistry 11310 Huron St., Suite 210 303-428-8560 newdaydentistrycolorado.com Brian Wearner Wearner Family Dentistry 10465 Melody Drive, Suite 207 303-452-8813 wearnerdentistry.com

PARKER

Carrie Leypoldt Louisville Family Dental 168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 190 303-666-4499 louisvillefamilydds.com

Angela S. Evanson 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 202 303-805-9999 evansondds.com

Jenna Nicholson Studio Z Dental 818 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com

Christopher M. Green Green Dental Care 19551 Hess Road, Suite 100 720-845-5252 dentistparker.com

Michael E. Shore 335 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-666-4260

Beckie Harman Harman Family Dental Center 19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite A 720-809-7789 harmanfamilydentalcenter.com

Robert F. Utberg Utberg Family Dentistry 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 102 303-841-5313 utbergdental.com

SUPERIOR

Michael L. Bailey Superior Dental 1697 E. Coalton Road, Suite B 303-494-9400 superiordentalgroup.com

THORNTON

Jessica Barron Barron Family Dental 10305 Washington St. 303-284-6463 barronfamilydental.com Erica Derby Appletree Dental 2800 E. 136th Ave. 720-872-2892 appletreesmile.com Alan H. Gurman Alpine Dental Center 9351 Grant St., Suite 550 303-428-6367 alpinedentalcenter.net Stephen R. Humphrey North Washington Dental 10001 Washington St. 303-452-2053 northwashingtondental.com Brian Hutchison High Pointe Dental 9760 Grant St., Suite 100 720-583-1425 highpointedental.com Sue E. James Valley View Dental 9351 Grant St., Suite 340 303-254-4484 suejamesdds.com Brian R. Kelly The Dental Center at Thornton Plaza 3984 E. 120th Ave.

303-457-1513 thedentalcenter.us

Carrie Mauterer Appletree Dental 3955 E. 120th Ave., Suite B 303-255-4855 appletreesmile.com Lance E. Smith Thorncreek Cosmetic & Family Dentistry 12297 Pennsylvania St., Suite 1 303-920-4199 thorncreekcosmeticdentistry.com Mark P. Smith The Dental Center at Thornton Plaza 3984 E. 120th Ave. 303-457-1513 thedentalcenter.us

Stanley L. Jeranko Standley Shores Dental Group 10071 N. Wadsworth Parkway, Suite 100 303-420-9720 ssdgsmiles.com Jonathan M. Lewis Northpark Dental Group 10359 N. Federal Blvd., Suite 110 303-466-2300 northparkdentalgroup.com Jamie Marquez Arrow Dental 14697 Delaware St., Suite 260-B 720-328-3750 arrowdentalsmiles.com

Lori M. Trembath Trembath Dentistry 12774 Colorado Blvd., Suite 171 303-457-3046 trembathdentistry.com

Kathleen M. Murphy Jepsen, Murphy & Associates Dental 2921 W. 120th Ave., Suite 210 303-452-4556 jepsenmurphyandassociates. com

Travis D. Whiteley High Pointe Dental 9760 Grant St., Suite 100 720-583-1425 highpointedental.com

Dural L. Parish 10835 Dover St., Suite 1200 303-425-6565 parishdental.com

WESTMINSTER

Alexander P. Acevedo Sedona Dental 13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com Joanne L. Bancroft J.B. Dental 7350 Lowell Blvd., Suite 1 720-458-6561 jbdentist.com Scott Bennett Bennett Dental Group 5130 W. 80th Ave., Suite 202 303-429-3549 bennettdentalgroup.com

Alexander Park Sedona Dental 13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com Nelson C. Sanders 7350 Lowell Blvd. 303-390-1659 drnelsonsanders.com Jeffrey A. Stang Standley Shores Dental Group 10071 N. Wadsworth Parkway, Suite 100 303-420-9720 ssdgsmiles.com

Lauren K. Peterson Hälsa Dental 10050 W. 41st Ave., Suite 101 303-940-0125 halsadental.com

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY ARVADA

Gregory K. Ingalls Colorado Regional Oral Surgery 8025 Club Crest Drive 303-431-0033 coregionalos.com Julie A. Lesnick Colorado Regional Oral Surgery 8025 Club Crest Drive 303-431-0033 coregionalos.com Nicholas A. Politano Colorado Regional Oral Surgery 8025 Club Crest Drive 303-431-0033 coregionalos.com

AURORA

Randall J. Russell Elevated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 6240 S. Main St., Suite 255 720-870-1451 elevatedomfs.com Ashraf W. Sedhom Oral Surgery Center 11246 E. Mississippi Ave. 303-344-0810 oralsurgerycenter.com

BOULDER

Benjamin D. Foley Foley Oral, Maxillofacial, and Dental Implant Surgery 1420 28th St., Suite 100 303-444-2255 foleyoralsurgery.com

Kirsten L. West-Bennett Bennett Dental Group 5130 W. 80th Ave., Suite 202 303-429-3549 bennettdentalgroup.com

Daniel B. Foley Foley Oral, Maxillofacial, and Dental Implant Surgery 1420 28th St., Suite 100 303-444-2255 foleyoralsurgery.com

Joseph D. Bertagnolli Bertagnolli Dental 7280 Bradburn Blvd. 303-429-6222 bertagnollidental.com

Eric A. Winter Bradburn Village Dentistry 11961 Bradburn Blvd., Suite 200 303-466-3222 bradburnvillagedentistry.com

Terry Nedbalski Boulder Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 3450 Penrose Place, Suite 120 303-447-9735 boulderoralsurgery.com

Jack W. Choi Sedona Dental 13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com

Erin Cettie Applewood Dental 12495 W. 32nd Ave. 303-237-2707

WHEAT RIDGE

Victor M. Raposo Alpine Valley Oral Surgery 3400 Penrose Place, Suite 106 303-604-9393 boulderdentalimplantcenter.com

John O. Bertagnolli Bertagnolli Dental 7280 Bradburn Blvd. 303-429-6222 bertagnollidental.com

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BRIGHTON

Jeffrey W. Stearns Platte Valley Oral Surgery 27 S. 18th Ave. 303-637-0850 drjstearns.com

CASTLE ROCK

Kristopher L. Hart Castle Rock Oral & Facial Surgery 2352 Meadows Blvd., Suite 205 303-663-7890 castlerockoms.com

CENTENNIAL

Steven D. Barney 5280 Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 105 720-638-3888 5280-os.com Bryce Williams Williams Dental Implant and Oral Surgery 14000 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 320 303-493-1933 brycewilliamsdds.com

COLORADO SPRINGS

Matthew D. D’Addario Associates in Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery 320 E. Fontanero St., Suite 200 719-599-0500 amoscolorado.com Rebecca Facy Colorado Maxillofacial & Oral Surgeons 4105 Briargate Parkway, Suite 240 719-434-1584 coloradomax.com Donald J. Hull Associates in Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery 320 E. Fontanero St., Suite 200 719-599-0500 amoscolorado.com Michael S. Kunkel Pikes Peak Oral Surgery 3475 Briargate Blvd., Suite 102 719-264-6070 pikespeakoralsurgery.com Tyler E. Nelson Colorado Springs Oral & Facial Surgery 3100 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 213 719-597-4060 csoralsurgery.com Karl “Kipp” Pennau Oral Surgery Associates of Colorado Springs 5745 Erindale Drive, Suite 100 719-473-2650 oralsurgerycolorado.com Kevin J. Wright Associates in Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery 320 E. Fontanero St., Suite 200 719-599-0500 amoscolorado.com

DENVER

Matthew K. Alleman Colorado Oral Surgery 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450 303-744-1369 coloradooralsurgery.com M. Juliana DiPasquale Denver Metro OMS 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 410 303-321-0333 dmoms.com

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Brian J. Fangman Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center 1440 Blake St., Suite 100 720-328-4990 altitudeofs.com

Jeremy Jannuzzi Dry Creek Oral Surgery 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com

Sara Weinstein Colorado Regional Oral Surgery 2535 S. Lewis Way, Suite 203 303-727-8595 coregionalos.com

Michael A. Hale Colorado Oral Surgery 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450 303-744-1369 coloradooralsurgery.com

James R. Lessig Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 10120 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite 100 303-768-8570 advancedoms.com

David R. Bundy Red Rocks Oral Surgery 9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 603 303-932-7458 redrocksoralsurgery.com

Douglas S. Hong North Denver Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 12213 Pecos St., Suite 100 303-255-0500 northdenveroms.com

John A. Carroll Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 740 303-224-0500 drjohncarroll.com

Natalie J. Schafer Wheat Ridge Oral Surgery 7760 W. 38th Ave., Suite 102 303-421-4010 wheatridgeoralsurgery.com

Aaron T. Liddell Colorado Oral Surgery 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450 303-744-1369 coloradooralsurgery.com Gregg L. Lurcott Colorado Oral Surgery 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450 303-744-1369 coloradooralsurgery.com Steven R. Nelson Nelson, Rollert & Wells Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 202 303-758-6850 nelson-rollert-wells.com Adam Olsen Perfect Teeth 1699 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite J 303-639-6000 perfectteeth.com Kevin M. Patterson Denver Metro OMS 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 410 303-321-0333 dmoms.com Michael K. Rollert Nelson, Rollert & Wells Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 202 303-758-6850 nelson-rollert-wells.com S. Matthew Schacht Denver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 130 Rampart Way, Suite 100 303-341-7151 omsdenver.com Anne L. Stearns Modern Dentistry of Northfield 8221 E. Northfield Blvd. 720-634-3434 moderndentistryofnorthfield. com Clyde E. Waggoner Cherry Creek Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 520 303-777-1603 cherrycreekoralsurgery.com Zachary T. Wells Nelson, Rollert & Wells Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 202 303-758-6850 nelson-rollert-wells.com

ENGLEWOOD

Steven B. Aragon Dry Creek Oral Surgery 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com

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Thomas S. Michalik Advanced Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 10120 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite 100 303-768-8570 advancedoms.com Julia R. Plevnia Dry Creek Oral Surgery 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com Thomas L. Stone Colorado Surgical Arts 3701 S. Clarkson St., Suite 300 303-806-8600 cosurgicalarts.com

FORT COLLINS

Mark F. Orr Fort Collins Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 Caribou Drive, Suite 100 970-225-9555 fortcollinsoms.com

GOLDEN

Paul C. Madlock Canyon Point Implant & Oral Surgery 108 N. Rubey Drive 303-215-9944 canyonpointsurgery.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Mark D. Berman Mountain View Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 515-E 303-694-1700 mtnviewoms.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Ryan D. Hambleton Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery 300 Plaza Drive, Suite 175 720-996-0210 hrsurgery.com

Jeremy K. Miner Oral Surgery of the Rockies 8671 S. Quebec St., Suite 100 303-791-3232 oralsurgeryoftherockies.com E. Marc Weideman Oral Surgery of the Rockies 8671 S. Quebec St., Suite 100 303-791-3232 oralsurgeryoftherockies.com

LAFAYETTE

Curtis Hayes Coal Creek Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center 1771 Cherokee Trail 720-588-2505 coalcreekoms.com

LAKEWOOD

Haeman Noori Peak Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implant Center 2290 Kipling St., Suite 2 303-232-5637 peakoms.com

LITTLETON

Daniel E. Esposito Implant and Oral Surgery Center 6179 S. Balsam Way, Suite 100 303-933-8282 implantandoralsurgery.com Richard L. McLain Tomasetti and McLain Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 201 303-798-4553 tmoms.net

LONE TREE

Joseph M. Catalano Catalano Oral Surgery 10103 Ridgegate Parkway, Suite 214 303-768-8222 catalanooralsurgery.com

LONGMONT

Kevin M. Andrus Longmont Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery 1551 Professional Lane, Suite 260 303-772-8870 longmontoralsurgery.com Benjamin T.J. Howard Longmont Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery 1551 Professional Lane, Suite 260 303-772-8870 longmontoralsurgery.com

LOVELAND

Mark R. Auble Range View Oral & Facial Surgery 2998 Ginnala Drive, Suite 102 970-669-4802 rangeviewsurgery.com Ralph R. Reynolds Reynolds Oral & Facial Surgery 3520 E. 15th St., Suite 102 970-663-6878 reynoldsoralfacial.com

PARKER

R. Beryl Hunter 9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 200 303-840-7400 drbhunter.com Barry S. Keogh Aurora Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 100 303-699-0351 keoghoralsurg.com

THORNTON

Michael A. Burnham Burnham Oral Surgery 300 E. 128th Ave. 303-451-6767 denverimplants.com

WESTMINSTER

WHEAT RIDGE

ORTHODONTICS ARVADA

David T. Mershon Colorado Orthodontics 6390 Gardenia St., Suite 200 303-421-2616 coortho.com Jason A. Messingham Messingham Orthodontics 7991 Vance Drive, Suite B 303-456-5339 messinghamortho.com Deepa Vyas Vyas Orthodontics 16205 W. 64th Ave., Suite 101 303-940-8880 vyasortho.com

AURORA

David Garlock Garlock Orthodontics 6240 S. Main St., Suite 220 303-627-6212 garlockortho.com Shane Hoelz All About Braces 15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 aabraces.com Keith J. Kohrs Kohrs Orthodontics 2900 S. Peoria St., Suite B 303-750-3660 kohrsortho.com Charles F. Reed Reed Orthodontics 20971 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite 200 303-617-3333 reedortho.com

BOULDER

Brent R. Lang Boulder Orthodontics 2710 Pearl St. 303-449-3250 boulderorthodontics.com John S. Walker Boulder Valley Orthodontics 350 Broadway St., Suite 120 303-494-3535 boulderortho.com Jeffrey Wong Wong Orthodontics 3400 Penrose Place, Suite 203 303-444-6680 drwongortho.com Jan Yamashiro Yamashiro Orthodontics 1717 Folsom St. 303-443-3774 orthodontistinboulder.com

BRIGHTON

Albert Eng Eng Orthodontics 191 Telluride St., Suite 1

303-498-0351 engortho.com

David G. Sabott 4th Avenue Orthodontics 503 S. Fourth Ave. 720-685-0153 sabottsmiles.com

BROOMFIELD

Christopher M. Biety Biety Orthodontics 925 Main St., Suite D 303-469-4191 Brian C. Bohman Bohman Orthodontics 13605 Xavier Lane, Suite D 720-887-8357 bohmanorthodontics.com Joseph B. Dankey Broomfield Orthodontics 10 Garden Center 303-469-7874 broomfieldbraces.com

CASTLE PINES

Andrew J. Dunbar Castle Pines Orthodontics 250 Max Drive, Suite 201 303-688-3837 castlepinesortho.com Jenée Kaplan Rangewood Orthodontics 718 Maleta Lane, Suite 200 720-733-1222 rangewoodorthodontics.com Gregg A. Lindsey Crossroads Orthodontics 2240 Mercantile St., Suite 203 720-733-8388 crossroads-ortho.com Daniel Rejman Meadows Orthodontics 3993 Limelight Ave., Suite B 303-660-0112 meadowsorthodontics.com

CENTENNIAL

Jeffrey W. Haskins Village Orthodontics 15454 E. Orchard Road 303-850-9253 villageorthodontics.com David E. Lindeman Homestead Park Orthodontics 6881 S. Holly Circle, Suite 109 303-740-7806 lindemanortho.com Debbie J. Michael Arapahoe Orthodontics 20981 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite F 720-876-2000 arapahoeorthodontics.com Erin A. Sloss Sloss & Carpenter Orthodontics 9094 E. Mineral Ave., Suite 220 303-799-7733 sc-ortho.com

COLORADO SPRINGS

Daniel A. Avant Avant Orthodontics 595 Chapel Hills Drive, Suite 100 719-596-1363 avantorthodontics.com

John H. Bailey Bailey Orthodontics 13335 Voyager Parkway, Suite 130 719-598-2800 bailey-smiles.com


TOP DENTISTS 2020

Russell H. Ford Pine Top Orthodontics 9475 Briar Village Point, Suite 315 719-481-9199 pinetoporthodontics.com Ryan D. Frost Pine Top Orthodontics 9475 Briar Village Point, Suite 315 719-481-9199 pinetoporthodontics.com Matt Gaworski Matt Gaworski Orthodontics 6140 Tutt Blvd., Suite 250 719-596-2477 drmattgaworski.com Michele J. Mathews Benning & Mathews Orthodontics 415 W. Rockrimmon Blvd., Suite 100 719-598-7700 springsorthodontics.com Edgar P. Poremba Poremba Orthodontics 2997 Broadmoor Valley Road 719-576-0149 porembaorthodontics.com James P. Ziuchkovski 6010 Erin Park Drive, Suite 2 719-593-7942 drzorthodontics.com

DENVER

Ginny Baker 5280 Orthodontics 5055 E. Kentucky Ave., Suite C 303-377-5280 5280orthodontics.com Lia D. Baros Orthodontics in the Highlands 4390 N. Sheridan Blvd. 303-433-7500 orthointhehighlands.com Michael D. Bellon Bellon Orthodontics 7200 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 203 303-692-9610 drbellon.com Gary P. Benson Benson Orthodontics 3200 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 420 303-722-1202 bensonortho.com

Joanna Z. Levin Levin Orthodontics 125 Rampart Way, Suite 301 303-366-9090 levinorthodenver.com Renee Moran Foundations Orthodontics 4380 S. Syracuse St., Suite 501 303-694-4330 foundations-orthodontics.com Andrey Nazarov Allegro Orthodontics 390 S. Dayton St. 720-842-4544 allegroorthodontics.com Trent Nestman Nestman Orthodontics 2206 Kearney St. 720-735-9800 nestmanortho.com Hilary M. Nieberg Baskin All About Braces 2250 S. Monaco Parkway 303-476-6233 aabraces.com Justin M. Owens Owens Orthodontics 1780 S. Bellaire St., Suite 345 303-744-1701 owensorthodontics.com Robert T. Rudman Advanced Orthodontic Care 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 850 303-331-0222 cherrycreeksmiles.com Clifton C. Speaks Speaks Orthodontics 3141 N. Irving St., Suite 201 303-292-1780 speaksorthodontics.com Brian Trommeter Trommeter Orthodontics 8354 Northfield Blvd., Suite 2730 720-420-4320 trommeterortho.com

ENGLEWOOD

Jack E. Duran Orthodontics Exclusively 3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 430 303-789-9257 duran4braces.com

ERIE

Gregory W. Dietmeier Dietmeier Orthodontics 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 201 303-758-3114 dietmeierortho.com

Rajesh R. Patil Patil Orthodontics 615 Mitchel Way, Suite 106 303-772-7722 patilortho.com

Nicole E. Eberle Eberle Orthodontics 55 Madison St., Suite 280 303-320-0307 smilesbyeberle.com

John M. DuRussel Evergreen Orthodontic Specialists 30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite W-100 303-674-1122 evergreensmiledocs.com

Karen Franz Stapleton Orthodontics 2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 302 303-316-7846 stapletonorthodontics.com Nathan Helm Helm Orthodontics 4809 Argonne St., Suite 240 303-371-0371 helmortho.com Gina Kessler Town Center Dentistry and Orthodontics 7479 E. 29th Ave. 303-321-4445 tcdodenver.com

EVERGREEN

Bryan E. Williams Williams Orthodontics 32045 Castle Court, Suite 102 303-670-5878 williamsorthodontics.net

FORT COLLINS

Mark Crane Crane & Seager Orthodontics 4144 S. Timberline Road 970-226-6443 craneseagerortho.com Bradley E. Goings Goings Orthodontics 4733 S. Timberline Road,

Suite 101 970-377-1888 goingsorthodontics.com

Timothy C. Hardy Taft Hill Orthodontics 1015 S. Taft Hill Road, Unit Q 970-980-2145 tafthillorthodontics.com D. Craig Seager Crane & Seager Orthodontics 4144 S. Timberline Road 970-226-6443 craneseagerortho.com Paul M. Sherick Sherick Orthodontics 1136 E. Stuart St., Suite 2-160 970-221-2616 sherickorthodontics.com Adam Timock Timock Family Orthodontics 3221 Eastbrook Drive, Suite A-103 970-484-4102 timockfamilyortho.com

GREELEY

Bradford N. Edgren Orthodontic Associates of Greeley 3400 W. 16th St., Building 4-V 970-356-5900 drbradsmiles.com Dana A. Gamblin Dana Orthodontics 1815 61st Ave., Suite 101 970-353-3747 danasmiles.com David D. Richter Richter Orthodontics 1813 61st Ave., Suite 100 970-392-1733 richterorthodontics.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Mark Y. Iritani Iritani Orthodontics 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 420-E 303-773-6969 denverorthopedo.com Derek A. Straffon 303 Smiles 8745 E. Orchard Road, Suite 513 303-758-3414 303smiles.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH

James Bloom Colorado Orthodontics 9385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 101 303-791-6646 coortho.com Richard G. Elliott Elliott Orthodontics 537 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 105 303-791-4411 elliottortho.com

LAKEWOOD

Voytek Bobak Bobak Orthodontics 1840 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 303-988-0844 bobakortho.com

LONE TREE

Stephen L. Carter Carter Orthodontics 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite D-310 303-986-7846 carterortho.us

Brooks Barefoot Total Orthodontics 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 300 303-779-0565 total-orthodontics.com

Michael R. Duryea Duryea Orthodontics 13131 W. Alameda Parkway 303-987-0500 duryeasmiles.com

Isaac Chung i-Orthodontics 10463 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 206 303-662-9000 i-ortho.com

Dafne I. Ellis Lakewood Orthodontics 255 Union Blvd., Suite 430 303-988-2780 lortho.com Lina Kulkarni Politano Kulkarni Orthodontics 2535 S. Lewis Way, Suite 106 303-238-1338 kulkarniortho.com Theresa L. Shaver All About Braces 2020 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 18-A 303-462-1462 aabraces.com

LITTLETON

Jack M. Allen Summit Family Orthodontics 5915 S. Zang St. 303-933-5339 summitfamilyorthodontics.com Galen T. Callender 9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 250 303-973-7771 galencallender.com Cathy A. Carnes Littleton Kids Dental & Orthodontics 8906 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 200 303-973-4424 littletonkidsdental.com Darrell L. Havener Jr. Highlands Ranch Orthodontics 1420 W. Canal Court, Suite 200 303-791-2021 havenerortho.com Gary M. Holt Holt Orthodontics 7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 102 303-798-0928 drgaryholt.com Wade Housewright Inspire Orthodontics 404 E. Mineral Ave., Suite B 303-754-0040 inspireorthodontics.com

Tyler S. Karlin Karlin Orthodontics 9305 Dorchester St., Suite 103 303-470-9488 karlinorthodontics.com

Kurt Niepraschk Niepraschk Orthodontics 8966 W. Bowles Ave., Unit L 303-978-1316 drkurtortho.com

Brandon J. Linn Brandon Linn Orthodontics 6660 Timberline Road, Suite 260 303-688-9617 blortho.com

Scott W. Ohmart Ohmart Orthodontics 10146 W. San Juan Way, Suite 230 303-979-0211 ohmartorthodontics.com

LAFAYETTE

James A. Urbaniak Southwest Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics 6931 S. Pierce St., Suite 101 303-978-1104 swpdo.com

Brian C. Leypoldt Lafayette Family Orthodontics 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106 720-699-8855 lafayettefamilyorthodontics.com

Shari L. Wolsky Wolsky Orthodontics 721 Southpark Drive, Unit B 303-795-2591 wolskyorthodontics.com

Anil J. Idiculla i-Orthodontics 10463 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 206 303-662-9000 i-ortho.com Kevin L. Theroux Total Orthodontics 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 300 303-779-0565 total-orthodontics.com

LONGMONT

F. Richard Beckwith Mountain View Orthodontics 1800 W. Mountain View Ave. 303-651-1315 mtnviewortho.com Laurel R. Martin Martin Family Orthodontics 1361 Francis St., Suite 104 303-772-5055 martinfamilyorthodontics.com Stephanie Ross Longmont & Firestone Braces 1520 S. Hover Road 303-772-0510 longmontbraces.com

LOUISVILLE

Damen M. Caraway Caraway Orthodontics 1760 Centennial Drive 303-665-7333 carawayortho.com Laurence J. Colletti Align Orthodontics 1068 S. 88th St., Suite B 303-666-0800 alignorthodontics.com Thomas J. Melcher Melcher Orthodontics 315 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 111 303-666-9717 outstandingsmiles.com

PARKER

Jeffrey L. Collins Parker Orthodontics 19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite C 303-841-5500 parkerorthodontics.com Mark D. Gregston Crossroads Orthodontics 16830 Northgate Drive, Suite 100 303-758-2366 crossroads-ortho.com Brent Hoggan Hoggan Orthodontics 10219 S. Parkglenn Way, Suite 101 303-840-8505 hogganortho.com Ted Struhs 20 Mile Orthodontics 11355 S. Parker Road, Suite 109

303-841-2262 20mileortho.com

Cassy B. Wiggins Summit Orthodontics 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 200 303-805-7111 summitorthodontics.com

THORNTON

Krystal Baumgartner Colorado Orthodontics 901 E. 120th Ave., Unit E 303-452-0077 coortho.com Gregory B. Stoll Stoll Orthodontics 2750 E. 136th Ave., Suite 200 303-450-2211 stollsmiles.com

WESTMINSTER

Colin Gibson 1st Impressions Orthodontics 1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 303 303-452-2277 1stimpressionsortho.com Shon J. Peterson Peterson Orthodontics 11265 Decatur St., Suite 400 303-452-4656 petersonortho.com Ronald E. Unterseher Unterseher Orthodontics 10359 N. Federal Blvd., Suite 200 303-466-1955 druortho.com Larry T. Weddle Jr. Weddle Orthodontics 905 W. 124th Ave., Suite 180 303-255-3339 drweddle.com

WHEAT RIDGE

Kevin C. Chapman Chapman Orthodontics 8852 W. 38th Ave. 303-421-9814 chapmanorthodontics.com

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ARVADA

Tandi V. Donaldson Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry 7578 Sheridan Blvd. 303-427-9779 sugarbugsdds.com Bryan P. Savage West Metro Pediatric Dentistry 15530 W. 64th Ave., Suite H 303-422-3746 westmetrokidsdental.com Julie V. Vuong Sugar Bugs Pediatric Dentistry 7578 Sheridan Blvd. 303-427-9779 sugarbugsdds.com

AURORA

Erin W. Carpenter Carpenter Pediatric Dentistry 25521 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite 210 303-617-5437 carpenterpediatricdentistry.com Bianca M. Hoffman Saddle Rock Pediatric Dentistry 22986 E. Smoky Hill Road 303-690-1690

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Christopher Patterson Epic Dentistry for Kids 390 S. Potomac Way, Suite A 720-721-3600 epicdentistryforkids.com

BOULDER

Michael D. Jones Boulder Pediatric Dentistry 3400 Penrose Place, Suite 107 303-443-8250 boulderpediatricdentistry.com Ian M. Kott Kott Pediatric Dentistry 1440 28th St., Suite 1 303-938-1000 kottpediatricdentistry.com

BRIGHTON

Rachel L. Packer 2700 E. Bridge St., Suite 201 303-659-7700 packerpedo.com

CASTLE ROCK

Layne P. Benzley Castle Rock Smiles Pediatric Dentistry 753 Maleta Lane, Suite 104 303-660-5373 castlerocksmiles.com Purvi V. Shah Pediatric Denticare 3750 Dacoro Lane, Suite 120 303-663-3388 pediatricdenticare.com Michael K. Townsend Castle Rock Kids’ Dentistry 2352 Meadows Blvd., Suite 200 303-814-1335 castlerockkidsdentistry.com

COLORADO SPRINGS

Clinton T. Callahan Springs Pediatric Dental Care 13335 Voyager Parkway, Suite 100 719-265-9600 springspediatricdentist.com Andrea T. D’Addario Rocky Mountain Pediatric Dentistry 6071 E. Woodmen Road, Suite 200 719-638-7673 rockymountainpediatricdentistry.com Norman B. Farrar Peak Vista Community Health Centers 2828 International Circle, Suite 100 719-475-0783 peakvista.org

Janelle Tonn Rocky Mountain Pediatric Dentistry 6071 E. Woodmen Road, Suite 200 719-638-7673 rockymountainpediatricdentistry.com Sean F. Vostatek Simply Kids Dental 1910 Vindicator Drive, Suite 103 719-598-5437 simplykidsdental.com Robin Yamaguma Kids Rock Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 5430 E. Woodmen Road 719-424-4668 kidsrockdentistry.com

DENVER

Roger Castro Kids Mile High Pediatric Dentistry 2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 305 303-399-5437 stapletonkids.com Elizabeth D. Crespi Sunrise Pediatric Dentistry 3650 E. First Ave., Suite 301 720-660-2467 sunrisepedsdentistry.com Jean M. Felton Lowry Pediatric Dental Health 8111 E. Lowry Blvd., Suite 200 303-343-2803 lowrykidsdmd.com Rebecca Goldberg Wild Smile Pediatric Dentistry 2975 Roslyn St., Suite 160 720-945-1234 awildsmile.com Timothy D. Nichols Tennyson Pediatric Dentistry 4383 Tennyson St., Suite 1-F 303-423-4383 denverkidsdentist.com Christopher Roberts Green Valley Kids Pediatric Dentistry 4809 Argonne St., Suite 230 303-371-4485 greenvalleykids.com John M. Rubenstrunk Southmoor Pediatric Dentistry 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com Nancy T. Simons Simons Pediatric Dentistry 1780 S. Bellaire St., Suite 655 303-758-0223 simonsdds.com

Jeffrey A. Kahl Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 719-522-0123 cspediatricdentistry.com

Bradley R. Smith Southmoor Pediatric Dentistry 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com

Derek G. Kirkham Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry 9480 Briar Village Point, Suite 301 719-522-0123 cspediatricdentistry.com

Scott D. Smith Southmoor Pediatric Dentistry 6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com

Corban Stettler Kids Rock Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 5430 E. Woodmen Road 719-424-4668 kidsrockdentistry.com

Kelsey D. Snavely Tennyson Pediatric Dentistry 4383 Tennyson St., Suite 1-F 303-423-4383 denverkidsdentist.com

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Jesse R. Witkoff Colorado Tongue Tie 4704 Harlan St., Suite 350 720-507-0077 coloradotonguetie.com

ENGLEWOOD

A. Patrick Smithwick III Kids Mile High Pediatric Dentistry 125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 300 303-779-5306 kidsmilehigh.com

ERIE

Namrata G. Hardy Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 3200 Village Vista Drive, Suite 110 720-250-9136 hardypedoortho.com

EVERGREEN

Kyle Klepacki All Kids Dental 908 Nob Hill Road, Suite 300 303-670-5437 allkidsjungle.com

FORT COLLINS

Gregory D. Evans Big Grins 3221 Eastbrook Drive, Suite A-101 970-407-1020 gobiggrins.com Joseph A. Guido Mountain Kids Pediatric Dentistry 3600 Mitchell Drive, Suite 40 970-224-3600 mountainkidsdentistry.com Jennifer K. Hargleroad 2105 Bighorn Road, Suite 202 970-493-2254 fckidsdentist.com Katie Rusnak Mountain Kids Pediatric Dentistry 3600 Mitchell Drive, Suite 40 970-224-3600 mountainkidsdentistry.com Ryan B. Taylor The ToothZone Network 1220 Oak Park Drive 970-223-8687 toothzonenetwork.com Keith A. Van Tassell Pediatric Dentistry of the Rockies 4609 S. Timberline Road, Suite 103-B 970-484-4104 rockieskidsdds.com

GLENDALE

Lisa A. Carlson-Marks Children’s Dentistry of Cherry Creek 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 840 303-377-1148 childrensdentistryco.com Meredith A. Harris Children’s Dentistry of Cherry Creek 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 840 303-377-1148 childrensdentistryco.com

GREELEY

Matthew Whitesides Wild for a Smile 1819 61st Ave., Suite 101 970-506-1339 wildforasmile.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Patra Watana 8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 420-E 303-740-7088 denverorthopedo.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Lisa M. Fox Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry 9358 Dorchester St., Suite 106 303-791-4400 ckpd.com Jonathan D. Sierk Sierk Children’s Dentistry 6660 Timberline Road, Suite 240 303-865-4066 sierkpediatricdentistry.com Jennifer L. Thompson Blue Sky Pediatric Dentistry 9330 S. University Blvd., Suite 210 303-771-8300 blueskypediatricdentistry.com Kathleen E. Waguespack Colorado Kids Pediatric Dentistry 9358 Dorchester St., Suite 106 303-791-4400 ckpd.com

LAFAYETTE

David M. Strange Jr. Pediatric Dental Group of Colorado 300 Exempla Circle, Suite 460 720-890-9494 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

LAKEWOOD

Justin W. Cathers Pediatric Dental Group of Colorado 2323 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 104 303-984-9700 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

LITTLETON

Courtney R. College Kids to College Pediatric Dentistry 10146 W. San Juan Way, Suite 220 303-979-9500 kids2collegedds.com Autumn Hurd Dentistry for Children 404 E. Mineral Ave. 303-798-4400 drgoodsmiles.com Jayme Michalson Kids Off Broadway Pediatric Dentistry 721 Southpark Drive, Unit A 303-347-1000 kidsoffbroadway.com R. Scott Pankratz Southwest Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics 6931 S. Pierce St., Suite 101 303-978-1104 swpdo.com

LONE TREE

Nick W. Miner Lone Tree Pediatric Dentistry 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 308 303-793-0899 lonetreepediatricdentistry.com

LONGMONT

Richard B. Abrams Little Britches Pediatric Dentistry 1818 Mountain View Ave. 303-651-3733 littlebritches.com

Edward A. Christensen Foothills Pediatric Dentistry 916 S. Main St., Suite 302 303-702-9501 foothillskids.com

Craig Owens 5280 Pediatric Dentistry 11960 Lioness Way, Suite 170 303-601-5280 5280pediatricdentistry.com

LOUISVILLE

Derek Owens 5280 Pediatric Dentistry 11960 Lioness Way, Suite 170 303-601-5280 5280pediatricdentistry.com

Belinda Campbell Young Dentistry for Children 325 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com Jill A. Decker Young Dentistry for Children 325 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com Keaton N. Howe Young Dentistry for Children 325 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com Nicole C. McNear Young Dentistry for Children 325 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com

LOVELAND

Katie S. Galm Pediatric Dentistry of Loveland 2800 Madison Square Drive, Suite 1 970-669-7711 tropicalteeth.com

PARKER

Ashley Barefoot Sweetpea Children’s Dentistry 9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 100 303-841-9009 sweetpeadentistry.com C. Marc Jones Colorado Children’s Dental Center 9256 S. Jordan Road 303-627-8300 ccdcsmiles.com Kathryn K. Kaelin Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry 19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite 2 303-805-8266 kids-dental.com Beth L. Nielsen Sweetpea Children’s Dentistry 9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 100 303-841-9009 sweetpeadentistry.com

Marc D. Thomas Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry 19551 Hess Road, Suite 110 303-841-7900

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THORNTON

David T. Ramirez Foothills Pediatric Dentistry 2750 E. 136th Ave., Suite 100 303-452-9502 foothillskids.com T. Jay Robinson Junior Smiles Children’s Dentistry 9645 Washington St., Suite 100 303-455-3313 kidsdentalsmile.com

WESTMINSTER

Nelle V. Barr Children’s Dentistry 5150 W. 80th Ave. 303-427-1951 ddschild.com Cara L. Mudd Ridgeview Pediatric Dentistry 14697 Delaware St., Suite 210 303-650-0310 ridgeviewkids.com David D. Schleicher Cornerstone Pediatric Dentistry 11961 Bradburn Blvd., Suite 300 303-280-5437 cornerstonekidsdentist.com Sarah G. Villaseñor Ridgeview Pediatric Dentistry 14697 Delaware St., Suite 210 303-650-0310 ridgeviewkids.com Sean R. Whalen Children’s Dentistry 5150 W. 80th Ave. 303-427-1951 ddschild.com

WHEAT RIDGE

D. Malcolm Strange Pediatric Dental Group of Colorado 3555 W. Lutheran Parkway, Suite 310 303-467-8888 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

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Kids Choice Dental and All About Kids Dental offices offer a familyfriendly environment where all children and adults are treated with love, care, and understanding. We have been caring for families in the Denver Metro area since 2005. Our dedicated staff strive to provide a comfortable and caring environment. During this difficult time, our state-of-the-art facilities are following all the CDC guidelines to assure the safety and welfare of both our patients and our staff. We recognize that our patients’ time is important, so we offer appointments six days a week, including late appointments. We accept most insurances, including Medicaid and CHP+. Our team continues to work throughout the city to educate children and their families on the need for early childhood prevention in dental health.

15159 E. Colfax Avenue, Suite B Aurora | 303.341.5437

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Our goal is to deliver happiness one smile at a time. We treat all of our patients like family, achieving extraordinary results. We are recognized as exceptional, board-certified providers that utilize advanced technology, including 3-D imaging, clear braces, digital scanning, and Invisalign. All About Braces/Colorado Orthodontics is a local, family-owned practice that prides itself on giving back to our community. By choosing us, you can feel good that you are contributing to your community as well! We have treated countless patients through programs such as Smiles Change Lives, Colorado Orthodontic Foundation, and Team Smile, and have donated over $300,000.00 to our local schools in honor of our fabulous patients!

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Dr. Heather Stamm founded Stamm Dental Wellness in 2004. She has a degree in nutrition and understands the role this plays for her patients. As well, her own journey to improve her small airway and jaw issues started a passion to look at the alignment and function of her patient’s mouth and body. In 2018, her sister Dr. Chrissy Christian, a chiropractor and myofunctional therapist, joined the practice. Together, they have designed an integrative approach that provides a unique whole body dentistry experience that patients of all ages and needs love. In addition to creating beautiful, healthy smiles, they now offer nutrition, stress-management, prenatal and family chiropractic, TMJ therapy, and tongue tie release for all ages. For kids, Dr. Stamm uses the Healthy Start system which addresses sleep issues and straightens teeth without braces. Stamm Dental Wellness is truly for those seeking functional dental and whole-body health solutions.

1960 N. Ogden Street, Suite 260 Denver, CO 80218 303.839.5109 WWW.STAMMDENTALWELLNESS.COM

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Dr. Moran believes that orthodontics can and should be more than just a cosmetic service. She is a board-certified orthodontic specialist with additional training in treating the entire chewing system which includes the muscles, TMJ, and airway in addition to the teeth. Her goal is to build a strong, healthy FOUNDATION for that beautiful new smile to make it last a lifetime! After an extensive evaluation, Dr. Moran will take the time to educate you and your child on her findings and treatment options. As a mother of three young boys, she knows firsthand that parents ultimately want what is best for their kids. That is why she treats every patient as a member of the family, giving you the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your loved ones.

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Dr. Rebecca emphasizes education, quality care, and the importance of public service in her practice. A board-certified pediatric dentist who also serves as an adjunct clinical professor at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Rebecca values establishing long-term relationships with her patients and the community. Her jungle themed practice creates a fun and memorable atmosphere that utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide children with a positive dental experience.

2975 Roslyn Street, Suite 160 Denver, CO 80238 | 720.945.1234 WWW.AWILDSMILE.COM

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WILLIAMS DENTAL IMPL A N T & OR AL SURGERY D R . B RYC E W I L L I A M S

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Bryce Williams, DDS, FACS, is a friendly, compassionate and experienced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in dental implant placement, bone grafting of the jaws, and wisdom tooth removal. Everything our team does is focused on great patient care and excellent surgical outcomes.

14000 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 320, Centennial, CO 80112 303.493.1933 | WWW.BRYCEWILLIAMSDDS.COM

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D R. SUSAN KUTIS 4 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2020 University of Illinois School of Dentistry, University of Colorado General Practice Residency, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dawson Academy Alumni, Spear Study Club, American Dental Association, and Colorado Dental Association

Dr. Susan Kutis is humbled to have received the Top Dentist award since 2012, in both Denver and Chicago. Dr. Kutis has also been recognized as a Top Dentist for four consecutive years in Colorado Parent magazine. This recognition stems from her compassionate care, combined with endless hours spent on continuing education, to provide her patients with the latest dental techniques in cosmetic and comprehensive care. In addition to striving to provide the best patient care, the Blue Sage Dental team is dedicated to giving back and supporting the Littleton, Ken Caryl, and the surrounding communities. As a mother of one, Dr. Kutis understands firsthand how important it is for kids to receive the best care and education possible. Dr. Kutis proudly provides support for many local school events, activities, and programs as one of the primary donors to local schools. Through the passion and commitment to patients as well as the community, Blue Sage Dental is more than just a dental practice.

10354 W. Chatfield Avenue, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80127 720.924.4849 WWW.BLUESAGEDENTAL.COM

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Imagine the kids in your family looking forward to visiting the dentist! That’s just the kind of experience you’ll find at Foothills Pediatric Dentistry in Lafayette, Longmont, and Thornton, Colorado. With an atmosphere conducive to the needs of children and the scope of services that parents are looking for, the Foothills team is one of the most highly recommended pediatric dentistry offices in the Metro Denver and Northern Colorado area.

LAFAYETTE 303.604.9500

LONGMONT 303.702.9501

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Passport to Family Dinner Expand your child’s palate by introducing them to tasty and diverse dishes from around the world. Try these kid-approved recipes from Colorado chefs and cooks. By Lydia Rueger

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the words, “Look, mac and cheese!” and “Oh! Mini corn dogs!” have come out of my mouth just a few too many times over the years, as I spotted my kids’ favorites on international restaurant menus. I have a love-hate relationship with these kidmenu staples; while I want to try new restaurants and diverse dishes myself, I want my kids to feel comfortable and actually love what they are eating alongside me. But what if they could be comfortable and love what they are eating regardless of the type of restaurant we try? It starts by getting them involved with cooking at home, experts say. “They’ll be more interested in eating if they’ve had a hand in the making,” says Deanna F. Cook, author of the multicultural kids cookbook Cooking Class Global Feast. “Taste is acquired. You have to educate their palates and constantly reintroduce foods.” To help do so, here are five recipes from Colorado chefs representing dishes from different cultures. You’ll nurture adventurous eating, challenge their independent skills, and teach respect for other cultures without leaving your home kitchen. Bon appétit!

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SUSHI RICE

Ingredients 2 cups sushi rice, rinsed several times to remove excess starch 4 cups water ½ cup rice wine vinegar ¹�3 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt

Directions 1. Combine the rinsed rice and water in a covered saucepan and cook according to package directions. 2. While the rice is cooking, combine the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan and heat just to dissolve the sugar, and salt; set aside to cool. 3. Fold the seasoned rice vinegar into the warm rice with a paddle or wide spoon, mixing and fanning until the rice is cool enough to handle. Yields enough for four to eight sushi rolls. MAKI SUSHI

Ingredients 8 nori (seaweed) sheets 4 cups cooked sushi rice 1 cucumber, seeded and julienned in 4-inch long strips 1 carrot, grated 2 avocados, pitted and sliced Scallions, cut into 4-inch pieces Wasabi, optional Other fillings of choice (sushi-grade fish, cooked chicken, cooked shrimp, etc.)

Countries: Getty Images. Sushi, Michele Morris: Michele Morris. Blinkchiki, Victoria Ovcharenko: Victoria Ovcharenko.

Directions 1. Lay a nori sheet shiny side down on a sushi mat. (Rice will adhere better to the rougher side of the nori sheet.) 2. Press about ¹�3 to ½ cup of sushi rice onto the nori, leaving a ½-inch gap at the top. (Continued on page 51)

“While the history of sushi dates back thousands of years, many of the types of sushi we know today, like California Rolls, are the result of western chefs adapting new ingredients with old techniques. Sushi is a perfect introduction to Japanese food for kids because of the infinite ways they can combine ingredients of their choosing, plus the fun of rolling sushi. I’ve loved teaching kids to enjoy it at an early age, and even had a three-year-old who came [for a cooking class] with her older sister and her mom. She was actually quite adept at rolling her own!” —Michele Morris, chef/owner, Cooking With Michele

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BLINCHIKI - БЛИНЧИКИ

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 eggs 2 cups milk 4 tablespoons oil

“I was four years old when my family emigrated to America in 1991, but my parents did a phenomenal job of exposing the kids to the Russian culture, food, and people. Blinchiki, which are very similar to French crepes, is a childhood favorite that every Russian can relate to, and is a constant staple in casual home atmospheres, as well as for parties and celebrations. My mom taught me how to make them when I was 14, cooking for a family of 10, without a written recipe. There is a Russian saying, ‘The first Blinchiki will be a disaster.’ Oftentimes that was the result of a pan that may not have been heated enough, but no matter, it was the official license to do a taste test!” —Victoria Ovcharenko, chef/food blogger, Welcome 2 Our Table

Directions 1. Whisk together the eggs in a medium bowl. 2. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Add mixture to the eggs. Batter should be thick. 3. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking the batter into a smooth consistency. 4. Add vanilla extract. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 5. Stir the batter and add oil. 6. Preheat a crepe pan or a nonstick skillet on high heat. 7. Using a ladle, pour the batter onto the pan while simultaneously swirling the pan with the other hand to spread the batter evenly to cover the skillet. 8. Once the edges of the crepe begin to look dry and start to color, flip it over and cook for another 30 seconds. Repeat until all the batter is used up.

Tips and Notes Add more milk to the batter if the Blinchiki come out too thick. Encourage your kids to help with every step of the process, including cooking them, advises Ovcharenko. “[Cooking] Blinchiki takes a little practice, but my boys love a challenge,” she says. Blinchiki can be basted with melted butter as soon as they come off the skillet if eating them right away. Top or fill with jam or a sauce. A favorite among Russian families and kids is a sweetened cream cheese filling; a common savory Russian choice is a minced meat filling with caramelized onions.

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INDIAN

VADA PAV - वडा पाव VEGAN POTATO SANDWICH

Ingredients 4 potatoes, peeled 1½ cups red pepper hummus 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup chopped cilantro ¼ cup yellow curry powder ¾ tablespoon salt 1 pinch ginger 5-6 garlic cloves ¾ tablespoon mustard seeds ½ cup green onion ¾ cup chickpea flour 10 Hawaiian rolls or slider buns

Native American THREE SISTERS SALAD WITH MAPLE VINAIGRETTE Ingredients 1 medium zucchini 1 yellow summer squash 2 ears of corn 1 cup cooked black beans (or canned black beans) 3 stalks scallion/green onion 1 yellow bell pepper (or red or green pepper) 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave nectar or honey) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup sunflower oil ₂�3 cup apple cider vinegar Kosher or sea salt and pepper, to taste

“The three sisters—corn, beans, and squash—grow in harmony together, and that’s why they were important to Native communities. Beans use the stalk, and squash use the shade as the corn grows. They can be grown at home with the family, and the way they grow together creates an efficient way to use land and water. Growing up, my mother was the main cook, and she and my father ingrained in us that you need to cook so you can take care of those you care about.” —Ben Jacobs, co-owner, Tocabe

Directions

Tips and Notes The corn, beans, and squash can be substituted with similar ingredients throughout the year, depending on what you might have in your home garden. In the summer months, try sunburst or patty pan squash. In the fall and winter, switch to cooked acorn or butternut squash. Pinto, Great Northern, or tepary beans can be substituted for black beans. Roasting the corn is optional; canned corn could be substituted to simplify the recipe process.

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Directions 1. Add potatoes, water, and salt to a stock pot. Bring to a boil. When potatoes are fork tender, strain in colander and mash, draining them of most of their liquid. 2. Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan on medium heat. Once oil is hot, add mustard seeds, garlic, ginger, and green onions. Sauté for two to four minutes. Once aromatic, place in a small storage container and store in the refrigerator. (Continued on page 51)

“Vada Pav is a classic Mumbai street food, brought to Jamaica through the Indian workers who came to the island in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Growing up in Jamaica, my grandmother would make this for us, and I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was that I wanted at least three, it is so good! I was raised in the Rastafarian culture, and eating meat was not in our diet. Honestly, that helped to shape my culinary career. It helped me to understand how one can use something like a potato and make it delicious.” —Tajahi Cooke, chef/owner, Ms. Betty’s Cooking

Three sisters: Ben Jacobs. Ben Jacobs: Rachel Greiman. Tajahi Cooke: Heather Gott

1. Wash all produce and set aside; shuck and wash corn. 2. Heat an outdoor grill or oven broiler to high. Roast corn on all sides, being careful not to burn it; set aside. When corn cools, cut kernels from the cobs. 3. Cut zucchini and squash into small cubes, slightly larger than the size of corn kernels. 4. Chiffonade scallions (cut into long, very thin strips). 5. Dice yellow bell pepper into very small pieces. 6. Rinse beans well with cold water. 7. To make vinaigrette, combine sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine, or use a food processor. 8. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss. 9. Slowly add vinaigrette, saving some for later. (Adding all the dressing will overwhelm the flavor of the salad.)

BATTER INGREDIENTS (TO FRY THE VADA): 1 cup chickpea flour (or rice flour for a crispier texture) 1 tablespoon ground turmeric ½ tablespoon salt ¼ tablespoon baking soda ¼ cup water ½ cup soda water, add more if needed 2 quarts peanut or grapeseed oil


Vada Pavv: Heather Gott

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Ethiopian KIK ALICHA - ክክ አልጫ YELLOW SPLIT PEAS Ingredients

Directions 1. Rinse peas in cold water. 2. Place chopped onions in a food processor and puree. 3. Heat pureed onions in a skillet on high heat

Tips and Notes Ethiopian food is not served with utensils, but instead with gluten-free injera—a spongy bread. Purchase injera from a local Ethiopian restaurant prior to making this dish, and show your kids how to scoop up bites of the stew inside small pieces of the bread, as it would traditionally be served. When making Kik Alicha, “Stay patient,” says Yohannes. “It is a trial and error type of recipe, and takes some repetition.”

“This dish is good for kids because it’s mild and very flavorful. Most kids take to it quickly, and both my kids love it! For families, [try it] with an open mind. Many people are tentative when looking at an Ethiopian restaurant menu, but when they actually try it, they end up loving it.” —Benny Yohannes, owner, Saba’s Ethiopian Food

Have a Picky Eater? Try This! In addition to cooking with your kids at home, Deanna F. Cook, author of Cooking Class Global Feast, offers these suggestions for getting picky eaters to try new foods. • When visiting restaurants from other cultures, don’t look at the kids menu first. Instead, encourage your kids to choose a soup or a

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couple of side dishes. These often will be even less expensive than the kids menu options. • Many kids love bread, so let them order the traditional bread from that culture, such as naan (Indian), injera (Ethiopian), bao buns (Chinese), or pita (Middle Eastern) as their meal. It’s a start! • When ordering from restaurants, order several menu items or appetizers and eat family style, allowing everyone to sample a small portion of all the dishes.

• Invite a friend to dine with you. “Peer pressure works,” Cook says. “My own daughter would always try new things with a friend.” • Garden together. “[Kids] might say they don’t like tomatoes, but when they pick a cherry tomato off the vine and eat it, it’s different,” Cook says. • Say yes to dessert. Many restaurants from other cultures will offer desserts that vary in color, texture, and taste; including special ice cream flavors.

Kik Alicha, Benny Yohannes: Benny Yohannes.

1 pound (about 2 cups) dried yellow split peas 1 yellow onion, chopped ½ teaspoon garlic, minced ½ tablespoon turmeric ¼ cup vegetable oil Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste

until caramelized (golden brown in color). 4. Boil 3 cups of water in a large pan. 5. Add peas, caramelized onions, and vegetable oil, on medium heat. Simmer until peas are al dente, about 1 hour. 6. When peas have softened, add garlic, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Cook for five to 10 minutes longer.


Recipes Continued TOMATO CHUTNEY (SANDWICH SPREAD) Ingredients 1 cup diced tomato ¼ cup diced poblanos 1 tablespoon allspice ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup grated ginger ¼ cup diced red onions ½ teaspoon tomato paste ¼ cup white distilled vinegar ½ cup ketchup (use a spicy ketchup to counteract the sweetness) ¾ cup sugar

Directions 1. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan on medium heat. Then add the onions and sauté for two to four minutes or until translucent. 2. Add poblanos, allspice, ginger, and lemon juice. Sauté for two to four minutes. 3. Add tomato, tomato paste, vinegar, ketchup, and sugar; allow the chutney to cook on low-medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes. 4. Place in a storage container in the refrigerator. 5. Puree to create a smooth sauce.

SUSHI

(Continued from page 47) 3. If using, spread a small line of wasabi across the rice, then layer with about ½ inch of fillings of your choice in the center next to the wasabi. Don’t overfill, or the roll will be difficult to seal and slice. 4. Roll the nori from the edge closest to you, up and away from you, using the sushi mat to press it into shape. 5. Place seam side down to cut into eight pieces with a clean, sharp knife. To create even pieces, cut each roll in half, then each half in half, then each quarter in half. Wipe the blade between each cut with a wet towel to remove any rice, which will interfere with making a clean cut. “Saw” back and forth with the knife instead of pressing the knife down. (This will avoid pushing the filling out of the ends.)

Tips and Notes “Don’t worry if kids’ rolls are messy or if they combine what might seem like a strange choice of ingredients into their rolls—it’s all about experimenting and tasting,” advises Morris. Sushi is traditionally eaten with your fingers, so no need for kids to struggle with chopsticks if they find them difficult to use. When rolling the sushi, to make sure your child’s rice ends up on the nori and not all over their hands, have them dip their fingers in water frequently when spreading the rice (shake off excess so they don’t drench the nori). Use fingertips only to spread the rice, or wear plastic gloves.

Vada Pav

(Continued from page 48) 3. Add hummus, cilantro, curry powder, salt, and chickpea flour to the potatoes. Add the ginger mixture. Mix well and form lemon-sized balls out of the potato mixture (should make about 10 balls). 4. To make the batter in which you fry the Vada, combine ½ cup chickpea flour in a large mixing bowl with turmeric, salt, and baking soda. Start adding water, little by little. If the batter is too thin, gradually add the remaining ¼ cup chickpea flour. 5. Whisk to form a smooth batter. Add extra tablespoons of water to reach a desired consistency. The batter should be a medium consistency to cover the potato balls fully; neither too thick nor too thin. 6. Heat peanut oil to 375 degrees. 7. Dip potato balls into the batter. 8. Gently submerge potato balls in the oil and cook for 6 minutes, or until golden brown. 9. Remove from oil and serve on a slider bun; spread with curry mayo and tomato chutney.

CURRY MAYO (SANDWICH SPREAD) ½ cup vegan mayonnaise (Veganaise) 1½ cup yellow curry powder ¼ cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons salt Combine all ingredients.

Tips and Notes It’s recommended that Vada Pav be served with both the curry mayo and tomato chutney at the same time. “The combination of the tomato and curry creates a bite with the fried Vada like no other,” says Cooke. Have your kids try a taste of each before spreading them on the sandwich.

PB&J Equivalents Around the World Kids around the world have their own quick, inexpensive, go-to snacks and lunches that are as common as the peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the United States. Here are a few featured in Cooking Class Global Feast. • Pan Con Tomate (Spain, smashed tomato on toasted bread) • Banh Mi (Vietnam, pickled carrots and cucumbers, fresh mint, cilantro, and meat on a baguette) • Croque Monsieur (France, grilled ham and cheese on sliced bread with creamy white sauce) • Körözött (Hungary, a butter, cream cheese, caraway seed, and paprika mixture on crackers) • Beans on Toast (England, canned British beans in tomato sauce on sliced bread) Lydia Rueger is an Arvada-based freelance writer, mom, and author.

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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS WEEKENDS SEPT. 12-27 See page 55

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DOGS! A SCIENCE TAIL ONGOING See page 61

Powwow: Denver Art Museum

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NATURE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SEPT. 10 See page 55

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Traditional Native dancers will grace the virtual stage at the DAM Friendship Powwow, Sept. 12.

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Denver Art Museum’s 31st Annual Friendship Powwow VIRTUAL

11am. Celebrate the vibrant Indigenous cultures of North America with The DAM's Friendship Powwow, hosted in collaboration with members of the local Native community. Experience color guard, multiple dance performances, and a fry bread demonstration, in addition to interviews and special segments on the DAM’s collection of dance regalia. Streaming on the museum's Facebook page and YouTube account. denverartmuseum.org

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VIRTUAL Plaza K-5th Grade Math Help 6-7pm. Join Plaza staff to

practice solving your math questions together. Submit your questions in advance or bring your material to work on. Questions submitted in advance will be prioritized. Plaza programs primarily serve families who identify as immigrants or refugees, but are open to all. Voice to text captioning available, in addition to sign language interpreters. denverlibrary.org

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Stuart MacDonald, Magician Sept. 4-5, 7:30-9pm. See award-winning magician Stuart MacDonald perform in an innovative, funny, and heart-warming magic show. Reservations required. $25-$30. Theatre of Dreams, Castle Rock. amazingshows.com

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Stuart MacDonald, Magician See Sept. 4.

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Boulder. The goal is to use the power of murals as a tool for connection and change in Boulder. While free to see and contemplate the themes presented, folks are encouraged to help raise donations to pay artists through their GoFundMe. Downtown Boulder. streetwiseboulder.com

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Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival See Sept. 7.

9 WEDNESDAY

Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival See Sept. 7.

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Colorado Springs Sale Sept. 9-13, 1-7pm. Bring your reusable shopping bags to this sale full of gently used kids clothes, accessories, toys, and more. Free-$5 depending on the day. Colorado Springs Event Center, Colorado Springs. coloradosprings.jbfsale.com

Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival Sept. 7-13.

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Street Wise Boulder is an art and activism mural festival covering more than 9,000 square feet of space throughout

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Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Colorado Springs Sale See Sept. 9. VIRTUAL Fall Miniatures Show

Sept. 10-14. Join the newly reopened Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys for its 40th Annual Fall Show and Sale online. Enter the Sales "Room" exhibit slideshow, a fundraising auction, and online workshops via Zoom. Register online. Further details will be announced via email. Free-$160 depending on workshop. dmmdt.org

Star K Kids Sept. 10 and 24, 9:30-10:30am. Discover Aurora's true nature through puppets, interactive activities, and discovery time on the trail. Registration required. Ages 5 and under, inclusive to all abilities. Morrison Nature Center, Aurora. cityofaurora.perfectmind.com Urban Market Sept. 10 and 24, 11am-7pm. Visit Denver's premier open air marketplace featuring local arts and crafts sold direct by the artist, clothing, jewelry, antiques, furniture, food, and music. See online for health and safety details. Vendor prices vary. Skyline Park, Denver. coloradoevents.org


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VIRTUAL Virtual Little University: Falcon Frenzy

be announced for Friday evening. Snowmass Village. gosnowmass.com

3:30-4pm. Learn about three kinds of falcon friends with other Little University scholars. Get ready to move and make noises and learn about falcons’ diets, habitats, and speed. All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. Contact to request a sign language interpreter: SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org. denverlibrary.org

Nature In Your Neighborhood: Red Tailed Hawk Park 6-7:30pm. Join a Naturalist for a fun and informative nature hike. Explore the wildlife that calls the natural area in your neighborhood home. Registration required. All ages welcome. Red Tailed Hawk Park, Aurora. cityofaurora.perfectmind.com

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Little Naturalists Sept. 11 and 25, 9:30-10:30am. Join the Senac Creek Nature Center with your little ones for puppets, interactive activities, and discovery time on the Aurora Reservoir trail. Registration required. Age 5 and under, inclusive to all abilities. Senac Creek Nature Center, Aurora. auroragov.org

Watch the wildlife in Red Tailed Hawk Park with Nature in Your Neighborhood, Sept. 10. Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Colorado Springs Sale See Sept. 9. VIRTUAL Fall Miniatures Show

See Sept. 10.

Fireside Chats 6:307:30pm. All ages are welcome to the Bluff Lake Nature Center for fun and educational drop-in programs. Sit around a campfire, roast s’mores, and interact with astronomy, animals, music, and more. Bluff Lake Nature Center, Denver. blufflake.org

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Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival See Sept. 7.

45th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival Sept. 11-13, 7-10am. View the color and beauty of the 45th anniversary Snowmass Balloon Festival with a little social distancing built in. Instead of featuring a festival in Snowmass Town Park, guests are encouraged to watch the eclectic display of balloons from their cars in parking lots and streets around the Village. Or take a morning stroll to view the display from hiking and biking trails. A night glow will

A Is For Art: Moms and Very Young Artists 10-11:30am. Work on developmental creativity with your little one at the Children’s Art School. Age 3 and up. Register online or contact hello@artcreates. org. $20. Children's Art School, Denver. artcreates.org

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Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival See Sept. 7.

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Colorado Springs Sale See Sept. 9. VIRTUAL Fall Miniatures Show

See Sept. 10.

45th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival See Sept. 11. Day Out With Thomas Weekends Sept. 12-27, times vary. Fans of Thomas, the No. 1 engine, are invited to enter the world of Thomas & Friends through the Colorado Railroad Museum’s special ride event. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended, space is limited. All ages welcome. $23 ages 2 and older, free under 2. Colorado Railroad Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Little Naturalists of all abilities can explore the Aurora Reservoir trail, Sept. 11.

Special Families

IDEA/ Section 504: The Laws that Protect Our Children Sept. 12, 9:30am-12:30pm. Join Bright Futures Academy and Familias Hispanicas Unidas Por Autismo for a workshop that will interpret what IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Section 504 means to your rights and the rights of your child with disabilities. Register online. brightfuturesadvocacyllc.com VIRTUAL Neurodiverse Dungeons & Dragons Club Fri, 6-8pm. Games Worth Playing presents an open adventure in Dungeons and Dragons available to all abilities and levels. Newcomers welcome, veterans can bring a character no higher than level 3. Email ndttrpg@ gmail.com for the link. Ages 8 and up. Every Friday on Zoom. facebook.com/autismcommunitystore VIRTUAL Virtual Grupo de Apoyo: Aurora Second Sat, 12:30-3:30pm. El Grupo de Vida Aurora (The Aurora Life Group) is a support group for parents with children, youth, and adults with different abilities or special needs. Join El Groupo Vida online. elgrupovida.org VIRTUAL Virtual Grupo de Apoyo: Broomfield Third Sat, 12:30-3pm. El Grupo de VidaBroomfield (The Broomfield Life Group) is a support group for parents with children, youth, and adults with different abilities or special needs. Join El Groupo Vida online. elgrupovida.org

Cockpit Demo Day 10am-noon. Step into select aircraft and pretend you’re soaring high, pulling and pushing instruments and controls. Let the F-111 Aardvark or DC-10 whisk your imagination up, up, and away. Find two-hour entry tickets to the museum online. Walk-ins are highly discouraged. All ages. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

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See Sept. 12.

High Line Canal Run 7:45-11am.

the homesteads featured on this educational tour and fundraising event benefiting the Gardens on Spring Creek and Loveland Youth Gardeners. Learn about bees, raising chickens, and all things edible gardening. Tickets online. The full tour should take a maximum of four hours to complete. $20 ages 12 and up, $5 ages 5-11, free age 4 and under. Homestead locations in Fort Collins and Loveland. fcgov.com

Work up a big breakfast appetite while enjoying the beautiful High Line Canal trail by deKoevend Park in Centennial. Choose to run in the 5K, 10K, or both. Each registration includes post-race pancake breakfast, plus beer for 21+. All abilities are welcome. Proceeds benefit South Suburban’s Community Recreation Scholarship Program, which offers financial assistance for recreation programs to those who are unable to afford it. $15-$30. Goodson Recreation Center, Centennial. ssprd.org

VIRTUAL Stay F.R.E.S.H. Entrepreneur Program

11am. Can’t get the brain off a business venture idea? Develop it! With this one-day program, built to instill the foundations and nuances of business, young entrepreneurs (13-21) will learn sales, advertising, branding, and marketing. Join The Read More Team on Zoom to attend the program. Register online. $50. getfreshnow.co

PM Art Market and Film Shorts 5-8pm. Check out an evening art market and screening of short films in Downtown Longmont. A traffic lane on Main Street is closed to facilitate safe dining and strolling, and ArtWalk

Movie Moments 88 DriveIn Theatre Daily, 9pm. Catch a triple-flick from the comfort of your car. You must have a working FM car stereo or portable radio in order to hear the films. Gates open at 7:30pm. $9, free ages 12 and under. 88 Drive In, Commerce City. 88drivein.net Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas Showings every hour on the half hour. Stop in the Wings Over the Rockies theater for a short documentary about the mission of naval aviation. Learn how the engineering behind the modern U.S. carrier and the personnel conducting flight operations are key to success in defending the world’s oceans. Included with museum admission. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

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VIRTUAL Fall Miniatures Show

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Enjoy an evening stroll to view art at Downtown Longmont's PM Art Market and Film Shorts, on Sept. 12. events in the new larger pedestrian space. Connect with the arts, business, nonprofit, and education communities and celebrate local creativity. Downtown Longmont, Main Street. visitlongmont.org

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Colorado Springs Sale See Sept. 9. VIRTUAL Fall Miniatures Show

See Sept. 10.

13 SUNDAY

Street Wise Boulder Activism Mural Festival

45th Annual Snowmass Balloon Festival See Sept. 11.

Crush Walls Art Festival Sept. 14-20. This year’s art event welcomes 100 artists for 40 murals and activations including panels, tours, and youth activities, many of which will move to a virtual platform given necessary health precautions. All in-person activations will have extensive social distancing plans to maintain safety and health. River North Art District, Denver. crushwalls.org

See Sept. 7. BIFF Drive-In Sat, 7:30pm. Produced by the Boulder International Film Festival at the Boulder Municipal Airport, this summer series features awardwinning, classic, and new films. Check for film title releases each Friday at noon. Gates open 7:30pm, live music at 8pm, film begins around 9pm. $30 per vehicle. Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder. biff1.com Coffee & Cars Littleton Car Show and Movie Night Third Wed through Oct. 21, 7:30pm. Have a classic car, a hot rod, unique, old or new car? Join the Coffee and Cars Littleton group for a drivein. Behind The Scenes will have pizza and alcohol for purchase. Register online. Behind The Scenes Tap House, Littleton. facebook.com/ coffeeandcarslittleton

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Dairy’s Drive-In Cinema Fri-Sat through Sept. 6, 8pm. Located in the West Entrance parking lot of the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. Purchase your ticket online in advance. Gates open at 8pm and movies will screen when it is dark enough. $20. The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder. thedairy.org Denver Mart Drive In Fri-Sun through Sept. 6, 8:15pm. Purchase a ticket online and pull up to the Denver Mart’s massive movie screen this summer. Patrons are expected to wear masks and stay in their cars, except to use the restroom. Gates open at 8pm. $10 age 7 and up. Denver Mart Drive In, Denver. denvermartdrivein.com Hidden Pacific 3D Through Sept. 10. Showtimes daily at 10:30am and 2pm. See the beauty of blue-green islands, atolls, and coral reefs in the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean,

largely untouched by humans. $6-7. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. Holiday Twin Drive-In Select nights through Sept. 6, 6pm. Order tickets and concessions online for this Fort Collins attraction. Find two-screens and double features with movies and live music concerts. Abide by social distancing requirements and wear a mask. $6-$9. Holiday Twin Drive-In, Fort Collins. holidaytwin.com Into America’s Wild 3D Through Sept. 10. Showtimes daily at 1pm and 4pm. Witness a crosscountry adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. The film visits some of the most beautiful but untamed landscapes of America. $6-$7, plus museum admission. Denver Museum of Nature & Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Day Out with Thomas: M. C. Isaacks.

Day Out With Thomas

NoCo Urban Homestead Tour 10am-2pm. Get inspired by


Crush: Nikki A. Rae Photography.

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what they eat. Geared for ages 7-12. Register online, limited spaces available. Roxborough State Park Visitor Center, Littleton. cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/ parks/Roxborough

Crush Walls Art Festival

See Sept. 14.

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Crush Walls Art Festival

VIRTUAL Fur, Family, and Fun!

See Sept. 14.

5:30-6:30pm. Gather the whole family for this virtual event covering mammals and the fascinating things they can do. Presented by Majestic View Nature Center, via Zoom. arvada.org/nature

17 THURSDAY

Crush Walls Art Festival

See Sept. 14.

24 THURSDAY

Douglas County Just Between Friends Sale Sept. 17-20, 9am-3pm. Times vary by day. Just Between Friends Douglas County continues their 10-year tradition to affordably help Douglas County families clothe and entertain their kids. Find apparel and toys at 50-90 percent off market price. 500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock. douglascounty.jbfsale.com VIRTUAL Virtual Little

University: Kids Concert with The Dollhouse Thieves 3:304pm. Rock out with Denver’s own, The Dollhouse Thieves. Interact with the band members and enjoy their upbeat music. Ages birth to 5. Registration for this event closes September 17. All virtual programs have automated voice to text captioning available. Contact to request a sign language interpreter: SignLanguageServices@ denvergov.org. denverlibrary.org

Star K Kids See Sept. 10.

Urban Market See Sept. 10. Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Arvada Sale Sept. 24-27,

View the talent of 100 artists as they create murals for Crush Walls, Sept. 14-20. VIRTUAL Adventure to Habitat

10:30-11:30am. Dive into habitats with Majestic View Nature Center. Go on challenges to search for clues, create a habitat at home, and connect with habitats all around us. Virtual program is on Zoom, but you will need nearby outdoor space, paper, and pencil/pen. Ages 6-10. $5. arvada.org/nature

Crush Walls Art Festival

Crush Walls Art Festival

Little Naturalists

See Sept. 14.

Day Out With Thomas

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See Sept. 12.

Day Out With Thomas

Douglas County Just Between Friends Sale

Douglas County Just Between Friends Sale

See Sept. 17.

See Sept. 17.

Do something as a family that brings you peace, like yoga or reading. Then find a way to bring peace to friends, neighbors, or your community.

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See Sept. 11.

See Sept. 12.

International Day of Peace Sept. 21.

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Arvada Sale See Sept. 24.

See Sept. 14.

See Sept. 14.

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info about weather and wildlife on this hike. Naturalist Sally Anderson will also join for this “right as rain” time. Geared for ages 7-12. Reserve online, limited spots available. Roxborough State Park Visitor Center, Littleton. cpw.state.co.us/ placestogo/parks/Roxborough

times vary by day. Raising kids on a budget can be tough. Just Between Friends allows you to shop for gently used items at a fraction of retail price. You can also turn your own closet clutter into cash. Bring your biggest reusable shopping bags. Free online tickets, $2 at the door. Flatiron Marketplace, Broomfield. arvada.jbfsale.com

A Paris Street Market 9am-3pm. Attend an open-air, vintage, antique, and artisan market complete with home goods, clothing, and food. Find the market outside The Vistas at Park Meadows Mall. Free entry, vendor prices vary, wear a mask. Park Meadows Mall, Lone Tree. aparisstreetmarket.com

Junior Naturalist: Forecast for Fountain Valley Fun 1-3pm. Hang onto your hats, senior meteorologist and storm chaser Kaylee Reynolds will be bringing you

Douglas County Just Between Friends Sale See Sept. 17.

Plant Pop-Up Sale 9am-1pm. Find your next plant or the plant products you need at Plantitas and the Golden Triangle Farmers Market. An option to shop ahead of time online and pick up at the market is also available. Masks required. Plant and product prices vary. Golden Triangle Farmers Market, Denver. plantitas.squarespace.com

Junior Naturalist: Who’s Whoo in the Owl World 1-2:30pm. Join Naturalist Ann Sarg and learn all about owls. Discover how they see in the dark, have great hearing, and fly silently. Dissect a pellet to find out

Day Out With Thomas See Sept. 12.

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Arvada Sale See Sept. 24. Family Nature Days 9am-noon. Join Bluff Lake Nature Center’s youth education team for a themed family day. Drop in to find activities, crafts, scavenger hunts, and more. Bluff Lake Nature Center, Denver. blufflake.org

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Day Out With Thomas See Sept. 12.

Fall/Winter Just Between Friends Arvada Sale See Sept. 24.

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Where the Kids Are

The following locations are referred to frequently in the calendar. Discounted annual passes are available at many venues. Note: Check websites for the latest health and safety information. on the campus are cashless, and pathways are one-way. 2300 Steele St., Denver. denverzoo.org Aurora History Museum Tue-Fri, 9am-4pm. No more than 10 visitors will be allowed inside the museum at any one time. Reserve tickets for a 1 hour and 20 minute Downtown Aquarium Daily, 10am-8pm. $23.50 ages visit. 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora. 303-739-6660. auroragov. 12-64, $22.50 senior, $17.50 ages 3-11, free age 2 and under. org/things_to_do/aurora_history_museum Sting Ray Reef, Carousel, and the 4D theater are currently closed. 700 Water St., Denver. downtownaquarium.com Butterfly Pavilion Daily, 9am-5pm. $13 adult, $11 seniors, $9 ages 2-12, free under age 2. Reserve timed Four Mile Historic Park Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm. $5 ages tickets online. Face coverings required. 6252 W. 104th Ave., 18-64, $4 senior and military, $3 ages 7-17, free age 6 and Westminster. butterflies.org under. Small groups with timed tickets. Special hours reserved for high-risk populations: Friday 10am-noon. 715 S. Forest St. Denver. fourmilepark.org Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus Thu-Sat, 9am-3pm. Three 90-minute play sessions each day. $12 ages 1 and 60+, $14 ages 2-59, $1 Explorer History Colorado Center Mon-Wed and Fri-Sun, Pass, free members and under age 1. Reservations and masks 10am-5pm; Thu, 10am-8pm. $14 adult, $12 senior, $10 or face coverings required. Only The Art Studio, Joy Park, and ages 16-22 and student, $8 ages 5-15, free age 4 and under. Water exhibits are open at this time. 2121 Children's Museum Purchase timed tickets online. Face coverings required. 1200 Dr., Denver. mychildsmuseum.org Broadway, Denver. historycolorado.org

CU South Denver Temporarily closed. Denver Art Museum Daily, 10am-5pm; Fri, 10am-8pm. $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 senior, military, and college student, free age 18 and under. Reserve timed tickets online. Face coverings required. The cafe and coat check are currently closed. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver. denverartmuseum.org

Denver Botanic Gardens York Street Daily, 9am-5pm. $15 adult, $11.50 senior and military, $11 ages 3-15 and student, free age 2 and under. Reserve tickets online, wear masks, maintain social distance. Mordecai Children’s Garden is closed. 1007 York St., Denver. botanicgardens.org

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms Daily, 9am-5pm (entrance gates close at 4:30pm). $7 adults, $5 seniors and students, free members and children 12 and under. The Children’s Play Area is closed. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. botanicgardens.org

Denver Firefighters Museum Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm. $9 adult, $8 senior, military, and student, $6 ages 2-12 and firefighters, free age 2 and under. Walk-ins are now welcome, reservations are still available. Masks are required. 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver. denverfirefightersmuseum.org Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Fri-Sun, 10am-3:30pm. $5 adult, $4 child and senior, free age 3 and under. Purchase tickets online. Wear a mask and follow social distance guidelines. 830 Kipling St., Lakewood. dmmdt.org

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Daily, 9am-5pm; Fri, 9am-9pm. $18.95 adult, $15.95 senior, $13.95 ages 3-18, free age 2 and under. Purchase timed tickets online for $2 off each admission. Face masks required. The Coffee Lab and TRex Cafe will offer prepackaged food and beverages. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. dmns.org

Denver Zoo Sun-Wed, 8:30am-7pm; Thu-Sat, 8:30am-9pm. $20 adult, $17 senior, $14 child ages 3-11, free age 2 and under. Reserve timed tickets online. All purchases

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Littleton Museum Tue-Fri, 10am-3pm. Walkways are open and the farm’s livestock are available for viewing, but the historic buildings are closed and there is no interpretive programming. Call to make a reservation. 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. littletongov.org/museum Longmont Museum Tue-Sat, 9am-3pm. $8 adults, $5 students/seniors, free 3 and under and members. Hands-on areas, including the Longs Peak Room treehouse, remain closed. 400 Quail Rd., Longmont. longmontcolorado.gov

Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center Temporarily closed. Majestic View Nature Center Closed for walk-in visitors, online tickets for limited in-person programs available. 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. arvada.org/nature Museum of Boulder Sun, 10am-5pm; Wed, 9am-5pm; Fri, noon-8pm. $10 adults; $8 youth/seniors, free under 2 and members. Masks required, and finger cots available for handson activities. 2205 Broadway, Boulder. museumofboulder.org Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center open Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm. Grounds open daily 6:30am-6:30pm. 6550 Gateway Rd., Commerce City. fws.gov

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Temporarily closed. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, noon-4pm. $16.95 ages 17-64, $11.95 senior and military, $9.95 ages 4-16, free age 3 and under. Two-hour time limits and guest capacity. Face coverings required. Simulators are closed. 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver. wingsmuseum.org

WOW! Children’s Museum Tue, Thu, Sat, 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm. $5 adult, $10 child, free members and under 1. Reserve timed tickets online. 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. wowchildrensmuseum.org

Ongoing Events SEASONAL OFFERINGS

Civic Center Eats Wed-Thu, 11:30am-1:30pm lunch, 5:30-7:30pm dinner. The grande promenade of culinary delights returns with a health and safety twist. Enjoy local food truck treats at Denver’s Civic Center for lunch or dinner Wednesdays and Thursdays. Follow roped entrances and exits, wear a mask, and settle your picnic in a socially-distanced circle. Truck schedules and menus, as well as an option to preorder, are online. Vendor prices vary. Denver Civic Center Park, Denver. civiccentereats.com

Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms Sept. 18-Oct. 31, Fri-Sun, 9am-7pm. Wind your way through seven acres of corn at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Take a peek at the routes from atop the cobs via 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Younger maze explorers, under the age of 10, are welcome to the mini-maze. Round out the fall festivities with a pumpkin purchase. Purchase tickets online and don’t forget a mask. Halloween masks and costumes not permitted. $10-$12 adult, $6-$8 ages 3-12, free age 2 and under. Chatfield Farms, Littleton. botanicgardens.org

Cottonwood Farms Fall Festival Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 10am-6pm. Catch this family-owned pumpkin patch any day of the week. Find a corn and straw bale maze, visit farm animals, and check out big tractors. This year will look different with health and safety measures in place. See the website for details. $5 admission Sat and Sun, free weekdays. Cottonwood Farms, Lafayette. cottonwoodfarms.com VIRTUAL Latin Fashion Week Colorado Sept. 16-24. This

year’s LFW Colorado will inspire new generations of fashion designers and artists while honoring the rich diversity in the creative community, not only from the Americas but also from Europe, Africa, and Asia. Fashion enthusiasts, hop on the digital platform to see runway walks and support the artists. latinfashionweekcolorado.com

Vail Farmers Market and Art Show Sun, 10am-3pm. The Vail Farmers Market and Art Show hosts its 20th summer season following COVID guidelines, featuring vendors of local produce, food, and artisans. Reserve tickets online. You may


Corn Maze: Scott Dressel-Martin.

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shimmy and shake your way into wellness and community. The class is currently held in the garden to aid with health and safety measures. All ages welcome. $5 donation per class or $25 per month. Robert A Miller Educational Resource Center, Denver. ramerc.org

also shop the virtual market and pick up orders Sundays 10am-noon. $1. The Market, Vail. vailfarmersmarket.com NATURE PROGRAMS AND CLASSES

Stingray Cove Open daily. Denver Zoo’s new interactive exhibit gives guests a chance to touch and feed an array of stingrays and sharks while they swim carefree in a state-ofthe-art habitat. Tickets for Stingray Cove available on-site only. $5 plus admission. Denver Zoo. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Kids Art Nite First Fri, 6-8pm; third Sat, 5-7pm. During Open Studio Nite at artSPARK, kids grades 1st-5th enjoy self-led creative experiences while parents get a relaxing evening out. $35. artSPARK, Littleton. artsparkcreative.com VIRTUAL Kids Move Improv with James Brunt First Fri,

CLASSES, CLUBS, AND PROGRAMS

Amaryllis Kids Yoga Sat, 9-9:45am. Kids enjoy yoga as an imaginative experience that helps them connect with their minds and bodies. Teacher Kendra, a doctor of pediatric physical therapy, engages kids in a holistic practice designed to build flexibility, strength, and confidence. Ages 4-11. First class is free. Yoga mats provided. $10-$15 sliding scale. Amaryllis Therapy Network, Denver. amaryllistherapy.net

Art Castle for Mastery in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Sept. 8-29, Tue, 4-5:30pm. Become a triple-threat artist learning how to create through different mediums. Join the Children’s Art School for this four-week course. Age 8 and up. Register online or contact hello@artcreates.org. $90. Children's Art School, Denver. artcreates.org VIRTUAL At the Heart

of the Matter Virtual Series Sept. 30, noon-1:30pm. The Colorado Health Foundation presents this virtual monthly series featuring local and national leaders who will discuss the impacts of long-present, systemic racism on the health of communities of color and what we all must do to spark change once and for all. Spanish interpretation is available. Find monthly topics and registration online. coloradohealth.org VIRTUAL Colorado Circle of Parents Wed, 5:30pm. Parents

connecting with other parents can reduce stress and help during the crazy

Wind your way through the corn at Chatfield Farms' maze, beginning Sept. 18. times. Join other caregivers all around Colorado to share support, tips, and advice or just talk about kid activities, self-care, health, and more. Sara Mirshamsi, a mother of three daughters in Pueblo and a parent mentor for Illuminate Colorado, will lead for Circle of Parents. circleofparentsco.org VIRTUAL Comic Book Creation Enrichment Program Eight-

week programs through the school year and summer. Participants create a superhero combating a villain who embodies their identified mental health concern through virtual software. Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization Enrichment Programs teach youth the skill of their choice while changing the negative narrative of mental health stigma. Contact communityengagement@aopyo.org for enrollment and pricing information. aopyo.org VIRTUAL Elevated Mind Rooted in Culture Homeschool Class

Rolling classes through the school year. The SCD Enrichment Program presents this virtual course opportunity for middle and high school gifted and talented students. Ethnic and cultural history is crucial to understand while growing up to resist all types of oppression. $20, scholarships available. scdenrichment.org

Emperor’s Brush Chinese Painting Sept. 12-26, Sat, 1-3pm. Practice your colorful stroke while

learning about an art style from across the world. Join the Children’s Art School for this three-week course. Age 7 and up. Register online or contact hello@artcreates.org. $75. Children's Art School, Denver. artcreates.org VIRTUAL Foster Care Informational Meeting Select

Wed and Sat, 6-8pm. Denver Human Services’ Foster Care Informational Meetings will guide folks through the first steps in certification and offer valuable information with an opportunity to hear from specialists about the experience. Register through Eventbrite. Contact 720-944-4000 or fostercare@denvergov.org with questions. denvergov.org

Free Farm Stand Through Oct. Mon, 10am-1pm. Visit the Greater Park Hill Community Free Farm Stand, which is open to everyone, not just residents or pantry clients. Take some produce or bring some extras from your own garden. Each week the stand receives food from Denver Food Rescue, Dahlia Campus Farms and Gardens, and neighbors. The goal is to ensure fresh food is used, rather than ending up as waste. Overripe food is composted or donated to Project: THRIVE!, a local animal rescue. Greater Park Hill Community Inc., Denver. greaterparkhill.org

Garden Zumba Wed, 5:30-6:30pm. Join the Robert A Miller Educational Resource Center for a chance to

2-3pm. Denver’s own award-winning actor and poet James Brunt joins Second Star to the Right for virtual First Fridays improv. Kids, get ready to wiggle, learn body confidence, and create a supportive community with your pals. Recommended for ages 4-7 with parents. Register online. Suggested donation. secondstartotherightbooks.com/events VIRTUAL Kids Yoga Fri, 2-2:45pm. Join Guided By Humanity and Satya Yoga Cooperative Instructor Lakshmi Nair via Zoom for an allabilities kids yoga class. Ages 5-12. Participants will join in physical postures as well as mindfulness activities, music, and dance. Register online. guidedbyhumanity.org VIRTUAL Middle Grade Book Club Last Sun of every

month, 2-3pm. Do you have opinions? Second Star to the Right would like to hear them. Join the Middle Grade Book Club, a safe space for kids ages 8-13(ish) to read and discuss books before they’re published. Meetings typically held via Google Meet. Sign up for the newsletter to receive each month’s date and link. secondstartotherightbooks.com VIRTUAL Not So Straight On Til Morning Third Sat, 3-4pm.

Join Second Star to the Right’s LGBTQ+ Book Club! Enjoy snacks and conversation about queer and trans representation in Young Adult books, and suggest titles to read throughout the year. Hateful speech or actions

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will not be tolerated in this safe space. secondstartotherightbooks.com VIRTUAL Prenatal Yoga Days and

times vary. Ease tensions, strengthen your body/mind/heart, and find joy in this amazing time in your life. Join the mama’hood online for a guided breath-work, centering, asanas, sounding, and relaxation. Be prepared to share authentically from your heart in a one of a kind community of women. Open to all levels and stages of pregnancy. Donation-based. themamahood.com/maternitypregnancy-class-schedule-denver

Queer and Transgender People of Color Support Group First Wed (POC only) and third Wed (allies welcome), 6-7pm. Help build a community around queerness, transgender identity, and being a person of color. No RSVP necessary. Please Note: Rainbow Alley's programs are for LGBTQ youth and their allies (age 11-21). Rainbow Alley is a tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free space. The Center on Colfax, Denver. lgbtqcolorado.org VIRTUAL Rainbow Alley Online Check-In Tue-Wed, 2-7pm;

Thu-Fri, 2-8pm. Join Rainbow Alley’s check-in for LGBTQIA+ youth every Tuesday through Friday online. Create community and take care. Registration involves an intake form and gaining access to the Discord Server. lgbtqcolorado.org VIRTUAL Reading with

River Second Wed of every month, 4-6pm. Second Star to the Right

bookseller and educator Alethea is joined by licensed therapy dog River for a relaxing morning storytime to help kiddos practice their reading skills as the gentlemanly River listens and soothes any read-aloud nerves. secondstartotherightbooks.com VIRTUAL Stay Home, Build a Home Challenge

Through Oct. Raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver while getting creative at home. Habitat invites folks to use materials at hand and construct some type of home, from Lego castles and pillow forts to cardboard mansions and tree houses. Plan the design, set up a personal fundraising campaign, film, and share your progress. Spread the word with social posts tagging @habitatdenver and #HabitatDenver or #StayHomeBuildAHome. habitatmetrodenver.org VIRTUAL Storytime in the Home Fri, 10:30am. Join the

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Facebook Live to read a new storybook. After the live reading, check out fcmod. org/blog for a fun craft you can make at home. Ages 3-5. fcmod.org/programs/ VIRTUAL Tai Chi Enrichment Program Eight-week programs

through the school year and summer. Address dialogue about common sense, social responsibility, wellness, and leadership while incorporating the practice of movement as described in the book, The Apprentice of Peace: An Uncommon Dialogue. All Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization Enrichment Programs

address the topic and or subject listed while changing the negative narrative of mental health stigma. Contact communityengagement@ aopyo.org for enrollment and pricing information. Flexible packages available. aopyo.org VIRTUAL The Journey Advocacy Enrichment Program Eight-week programs

through the school year. Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization participants will create or support advocacy campaigns that send positive messages as a tool for courageous conversation around mental health. aopyo.org VIRTUAL Tick Tock

Book Club Last Thu, 6:30pm. For parents busy with kids, pets, school, work, and after-school activities, this book club offers quick-read explorations. Discover the power of a 200-page and under novel. secondstartotherightbooks.com VIRTUAL Tune-Out Tuesdays Every other Tue, noon.

Enjoy a virtual short "Sky Tonight" astronomy presentation, then sit back and relax to soothing music and stunning 360-degree visions of the cosmos. All ages welcome. Find the program on Fort Collins Museum of Discovery Facebook Live. fcmod.org/programs VIRTUAL Virtual Discovery Days Sept. 9-

Dec. 11. Wed-Fri, 10:30-11am and 12:30-1pm. Discovery Days encourages children ages 2-6 and their caregivers to learn together through monthly, live online Virtual Crafting and Storytime Sessions. Register online for the craft kits, and receive your invitation to drop-in to the virtual events. Scholarships are available. September: Dinosaurs & Animals. $27, $24 members. longmontcolorado.gov VIRTUAL Virtual Little

University Thu, 3-4pm. Explore

virtual early learning activities beyond traditional storytimes. Activities presented by the Ross-Barnum Branch Library are suitable for children ages

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birth through preschool, and they change from week to week. Register online. denverlibrary.org VIRTUAL Virtual Saturday Morning Yoga Sat,

9-10am. This inclusive community offering is for every body regardless of shape, gender, sexuality, age, color or ability. Yoga for Everybody is taught by Guided By Humanity instructors in collaboration with Samadhi Center for Yoga. You’ll be guided to move in and out of poses with ease, adapting and listening intently to what the body needs. Register online. Donationbased. guidedbyhumanity.org VIRTUAL Well Read Black Girl Book Club Second Mon,

6:30pm. The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club supports diverse voices and emerging writers of color. This group meets online, and includes Black women, non-black allies, adults, and tweens/teens. Most books read and discussed are adult-level but there are a few young-adult titles mixed in. secondstartotherightbooks.com MUSEUM MEANDERINGS

Colorado Backyard Open daily, 9am-5:30pm. Butterfly Pavilion’s interactive exhibit invites guests to enjoy indoor play structures, live animals, a virtual reality experience, and a rotating exhibit area. Connect with unique invertebrate habitats in Colorado's ecosystems, including those in your backyard. Reserve entry tickets online. Included with admission. Butterfly Pavilion. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. VIRTUAL Director’s Storytime and Craft Third Tue, 10-11am.

Get together with other young train enthusiasts for stories with a railroad theme, followed by a craft. Find the virtual program on YouTube: youtube. com/user/CORailroadMuseum. coloradorailroadmuseum.org/events

Dogs! A Science Tail Open daily, 9am-5pm (Fri until 9pm). Dig in to the world of dogs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s exhibit all about our canine friends. Find out how dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings while testing your own skills. Identify

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Dogs: California Science Center.

skills. The exhibit is built with prekindergarten to age 8 in mind. $10 adults, $8 seniors, youth, and students, free members and children under 2. Museum of Boulder. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Shantell Martin: Word and Lines Open daily. See an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin. The exhibition features Martin's signature black and white drawings, an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, and an animated video projection. Included with admission. Denver Art Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

The Art of the Brick Through Sept. 7. From the mind of contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya to the floor of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science comes a showcase of Lego brick art and sculptures. Reserve tickets online. Don’t forget a face covering. Included with admission, but separate ticket required. Denver Museum of Nature & Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Find out what Fido’s all about at Dogs! A Science Tail, the new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. the connection between humans and dogs, and how these pets strengthen communities. $6-$9 plus museum admission, free age 2 and under. Denver Museum of Nature & Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. VIRTUAL DomeLab

Meetup Every other Tue, 7-9pm. Join the virtual meetup in DomeLab at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Whether you are a digital artist, painter, musician, photographer, or even a programmer, stretch your creativity in the dome. Open and free to anyone interested in creating and collaborating on projects of all types. Find the gathering on Facebook Live. fcmod.org/programs

Hecho en Colorado Cafecitos Daily, 9-10am. Participate in curated intimate tours of the Hecho en Colorado exhibit. Groups of 10 or less gather for coffee and socialization followed by a guided tour from the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibit curator, Adrianna Abarca. The exhibit features art from Chicano, Mexican, and Native artists

from across the state. $12. History Colorado Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Homestead Open House Sat through Sept. 12, 10am-2pm. Experience 1800s homesteading life at the Golden History Museum and Park. Head over to check out volunteer-led activities such as woodstove cooking, cabin exploration, schoolhouse lessons, and blacksmithing. Drop in, wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands. Golden History Park, Golden. goldenhistory.org

Nature Connects Art With Lego Bricks Open daily. View more than 15 life-size creations by artist Sean Kenney as the Nature Connects Art with Lego Bricks exhibit returns to the zoo for the first time since 2015. Included with admission. Denver Zoo. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. VIRTUAL Night Skies of Fort Collins Wed, 6-7pm. Each

week, join Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on Facebook Live to learn more about objects and patterns

you see in the night sky. This guided interactive tour helps participants to identify stars, planets, constellations, and more in the skies over Fort Collins. All ages welcome. fcmod.org/events

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom Through Sept. 7. Visit this exhibit to learn about Norman Rockwell and his legacy. Famed for his illustrations that lovingly communicated everyday community and domestic life in the 1940s, Rockwell’s work inspired notions of freedom during war efforts and inspired contemporary illustrators’ advancement of civic ideas through visual mediums. Tour offered daily at 2pm. Included with admission. Denver Art Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58.

Playzeum Sun, 10am-5pm; Wed, 9am-5pm; Fri, noon-8pm. The Museum of Boulder invites visitors to explore the Playzeum exhibit, featuring a rainbow forest of musical steps, curiosity cabinets, and more imaginative ways to play. Young ones will discover ageappropriate opportunities to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical

The Light Show Open daily. See the exhibit that focuses on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world as well as metaphorical, spiritual, and divine representations of light. Included with admission. Denver Art Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. Women Behaving Badly Open daily, 10am-5pm. Step into the mezzanine of the History Colorado Center to find watercolor, photography, news clippings, and text highlighting women who’ve made history. Denver artist Adri Norris, who created the exhibit, says she hopes people see themselves in the stories and consider how to think differently about women in general. Included with admission. History Colorado Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 58. VIRTUAL Virtual Wee Firefighters Through Sept. 19.

Join a virtual firefighting and fire safety class made especially for little ones ages 3 and up. Register online. $10-$30 child, $20-$60 family. denverfirefightersmuseum.org

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The Spicy Radish offers premade entrees and sides, shown left, that are ready to heat and eat.

Green Chef This Boulder-based, meal-kit delivery is USDA-certified organic. Start by choosing the type of meal plan you want (plans include keto, paleo, meat, seafood, and vegetarian), then select the number of people you need to feed and the quantity of meals to receive for the week. Ingredients and recipes are provided, but do require minimal prep, and cook time is typically around 30 minutes. greenchef.com PRODUCE & PROVISIONS The Growhaus Choose the Growhaus all-produce box ($20) to have fruits and vegetables—with the option of eggs and bread—delivered to your home. Additional amounts of each can be added. Whenever possible, items are sourced locally and are organically grown. To help support Growhaus’ mission of reducing food insecurity, you can purchase an additional box for residents in need in the 80216 zip code. thegrowhaus.org

Local Food and Meal Box Subscriptions

These companies make feeding the family faster, easier, and healthier. By Courtney Drake-McDonough

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ervices that deliver meals and produce to our homes are widely popular now for several reasons. They make it possible to cut back on trips to the grocery store, get touch-free delivery, reduce food waste, and save time and energy, all while still feeding our families healthy, delicious meals. We checked out a variety of Colorado subscription services that free up our time by doing all of the planning, shopping, preparation, and, sometimes, even the cooking for us. Delivery areas vary, as do ordering and delivery schedules. READY TO HEAT AND EAT Jays2go Jay Solomon, the owner of Jays2Go, worked in the restaurant business for 25 years and it shows in the flavors and presentation of the meals. Each entree and side dish is packaged together for a complete meal that’s ready to heat. Portions are generous and meals are available to order for individuals, for a pair, or for feeding multiple people. jays2go.com The Spicy Radish The Spicy Radish menu includes items that are kid-friendly like Crispy

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Parmesan Chicken to more complex like Greek Stuffed Peppers. Entrees, sides, and sauces are packaged separately, and labeled for easy lastminute assembly. Oven-heating is recommended. Portions are plentiful, especially salads. thespicyradish.com SupperBell This dinner-to-your-door company’s culinary director is Frank Bonanno, the Colorado restaurateur behind 10 popular local restaurants, including Mizuna, Osteria Marco, and Denver Milk Market. Some meals are more

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elegant for adults, some are geared strictly for kids, and some are familypleasing meals with an entree and multiple sides. Meals can be heated in the microwave or oven. supperbell.com MEALS REQUIRING PREP Prefare Gourmet Meal Kits Everything you need for a meal is portioned out and provided in these kits, including spices. Meals can be cooked in 15 minutes or less with options that include meat, seafood, and vegetarian. They have a partnership with Maria Empanada

Pasture Provisions Make room in your freezer for 100 percent Colorado-raised grass-fed beef, lamb, free-range chicken and eggs, and heritage breed pork, and in your fridge for a bounty of organically grown vegetables. Order meat-only baskets or ones with a mixture of meat, eggs, and vegetables. pastureprovisionsco.com Locavore Delivery Close relationships created with family-owned Colorado ranches help ensure high-quality, ethicallyraised meat, pork, and poultry in this delivery service. Choose from monthly boxes of curated products that can be customized and are geared toward the number of people in a family. Add on specialty meats, spices, and honey. locavoredelivery.com

The Spicy Radish: Courtney Drake-McDonough.

to add empanadas to orders, plus fundraising opportunities. prefare-denver.com


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