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FROM THE EDITORS

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Lessons Learned

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GOOD TO KNOW

A Spotlight Experience for Young Drag Performers

Rocky Mountaineer: Denver to Moab

READ TO ME

SOLUTIONS

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FAMILY FOOD

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FUN & ACTIVITIES

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Autumn Flavors in a Jar

Make These Foxy Fall Leaves

When Grandparents Step In

A-MAZE-ing Fun

Help Your Child Nurture Diverse Friendships Denver’s Top Dentists and Orthodontists | 37 2021 Private School Guide Our Favorite Pizza Places for Families | 47 77 Ideas for Family Fun 5 Don’t-Miss Fall Festivals

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OUR FAVORITE PIZZA PLACES FOR FAMILIES

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10 Powerful Things To Say to Your Kids This School Year Author and speaker Paul Axtell helps families get ready for the school year with these conversation game-changers.

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YOU SAID IT There are few things a child will remember when they are grown, but we all cherish times when our parents love us unconditionally. —Robin Johnson, founder of Dragutante, a stage experience for aspiring young drag performers like her son. Read more on page 11.

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

A Spotlight Experience for Young Drag Performers “It’s not just about the kid, it’s about the whole family,” Johnson says. “As a parent, watching your child blossom is always a tremendous moment. There are few things a child will remember when they are grown, but we all cherish times when our parents love us unconditionally.” This year’s performance/celebration will be held at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex on October 24. Find tickets for the main event or sign up your young person (up to age 17) at dragutante.org. “My mom and I like to talk about how we have a small blood family, but our chosen family is all of Denver's drag scene,” says Jameson, whose drag persona is Ophelia Peaches. “It really is wholesome. That's really the word I can use.” — Anna Sutterer

Photo: Dragutante/Robins Photography.

Three years ago, Robin Johnson’s son Jameson asked for a drag-themed 13th birthday party. Johnson, of Denver, made it happen. Jameson dressed in a secondhand prom dress and rhinestone tiara as he partied with the queens at Denver’s Hamburger Mary’s. Johnson remembers the car ride home, when Jameson said: “Mama, I feel more me than ever right now.” “My heart barely fit in my chest,” Johnson says. Then, she thought: How do I give my child what they need to thrive and keep them safe? The answer: “Better find you a village.” Johnson decided to create an LGBTQ+ affirming drag group for Denver area kids. The result was Dragutante—a stage experience for aspiring young drag performers.

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Good to Know

The garden-to-table program is one way Clayton Early Learning (CEL), in Denver, encourages its students to have deep connections with healthy foods. It’s also one of the school’s strategies to address food insecurity, which affects many of the school’s families, especially this past year. When at full capacity, the Clayton kitchen prepares 1,000 fresh meals a day, from scratch, including its own organic baby food. Try this Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats recipe from CEL’s book, Clayton Cooks (exclusive to member families).

PUMPKIN PIE OVERNIGHT OATS

The Latino Cultural Arts Center Launches a Youth Mambo Orchestra Latin music has a deep history here in Denver. Eric Trujillo, a longtime local Latin jazz musician, is determined to help youth learn its roots and carry the legacy with pride. He teamed up with the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) to create the Mambo Orchestra. Now in its pilot phase, the group includes middle and high school students who, for eight weeks, study classic and contemporary Latin, mambo, and salsa-based music. Trujillo leads the way with instruction, and relies on the help of experienced mentors to give each student one-on-one support. “You find Afro, Arabic, Asian, and a little bit of everything in mambo,” Alfredo Reyes, executive

director of the LCAC, says. “I am very excited to contribute to that environment, where young people and families can learn mambo as a community and liven up Denver in a really powerful way.” The Mambo Orchestra plans to perform on October 1, as part of the Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk, at 800 Kalamath Street in Denver, a music education building run in partnership with the LCAC, Metropolitan State University of Denver, the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, and Nueva Escuela de Musica. Watch our short documentary on the mambo orchestra program at coloradoparent.com. —Anna Sutterer

We’ve Been Busted!

Kids are officially on alert that we are swiping their treats. In Sneaky Snacks, the first children’s book from Denver radio personality Jeremy Padgett, a child comes home to find Mom and Dad red…er… chocolate-handed. While the kid is offered healthy veggie treats instead, she knows the good stuff is hidden somewhere in the house. So, the hunt begins. “The story was inspired by my personal life, and how my wife and I always sneak our kids’ holiday candy and eat it before they do,” says Padgett, a host of Mix100’s Dom & Jeremy Morning Show. “The peanut butter cups are always the first to be stolen.” Padgett used the pandemic as a time to wrap up the project, finding University of Colorado graduate Penny Serrano to illustrate the story. jeremypadgett.com/sneaky-snacks

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YOU WILL NEED: · ½ cup rolled or steel cut oats · ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree · 1 cup nondairy milk or cow’s milk · 1 to 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup · 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice · ½ teaspoon vanilla extract · 1 tablespoon chopped nuts, shredded coconut, and/or chocolate chips (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. Add the oats to a mason jar or other lidded container. 2. Add the pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract to the jar. 3. Stir the ingredients until completely mixed. Optional: Top the mixture with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips. 4. Seal the container and put it in the refrigerator for six to eight hours, or overnight. 5. Serve the oats cold, or warm for the full fall pumpkin experience. —Anna Sutterer

Clayton: Scott Dressel Martin. LCAC: Anna Sutterer. Jeremy with book: Jeremy Padgett.

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Good to Know | Let’s Go

Rocky Mountaineer: Denver to Moab

Bond as a family while experiencing unbeatable scenery and first-class accommodations. By Courtney Holden VIBE: Unhurried, luxury travel that’s all about the journey TRAVEL TIME: Two days each way TIP: Though your time aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is filled with stunning views and impromptu educational moments, five to eight hour days in a train car can be long for younger kids. Bring middle to high-schoolers, and if you opt to bring younger ones, be prepared with some just-in-case diversions like binoculars and coloring books.

The Rocky Mountaineer train gives families a chance to see road trip scenery without the cramped family car.

Over the course of its 30 years, the Rocky Mountaineer train line’s spacious, glass-dome coaches and exceptional cuisine (coriander-crusted salmon, anyone?) have solidified its reputation in luxury tourism. Their new Rockies to Red Rocks route, which covers 370 miles from Denver to Moab, is no different. Families who begin in Denver (the route can be traveled in either direction) will enjoy breakfast and lunch as the train steams through the Continental Divide via Moffat Tunnel and chugs along the Colorado River before a night’s stop in Glenwood Springs. Guests disembark for the evening around 5 p.m.—so there’s plenty of time for a dip in the local hot springs—and stay at a prearranged hotel not far from the depot. The next morning, breakfast is served while the iron horse rumbles past haunting hoodoos and red-hued rocks as it makes its way to the terminus in Moab. EYES (NOT) ON THE ROAD Many family road trips require Mom or Dad to log long hours behind the wheel. With train travel, it’s relaxing all around: no maps, no bathroom stops, and no arguing over what fast food you’ll regret eating later. “Everything is taken care of,” says Tessa Day, communications manager for Rocky Mountaineer. EDUCATION, INCOGNITO Vacations that slip in experiential education opportunities are a parent’s dream. Throughout this trip, well-trained hosts and hostesses describe historical events and engineering feats that took place outside the oversized glass windows. They’ll also point out plant and animal life (bighorn sheep, regularly, and bears, if you’re lucky). Since the train is WiFi-free, there’s less opportunity for digital distractions, Day says. “It’s a chance to unplug and engage with the group you’re traveling with.” rockymountaineer.com

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Spend a night in Glenwood Springs before heading on to Moab, Utah.

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Good to Know | Read to Me

by Marta Barroso; illustrated by Mónica Carretero; translated by Jon Brokenbrow (Cuento de Luz, 2017)

The Field

by Baptiste Paul; illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara (NorthSouth Books, 2018)

Celebrate the joys of soccer through the simplicity of an outdoor game played on a Caribbean island. Through simple text, the author interspersed Creole words spoken in his birthplace of St. Lucia, showing the sport’s international appeal.

Available in English and Spanish, this book tells the true story of professional Spanish tennis player, Rafael “Rafa” Nadal, who shares the message that what really matters in sports is being happy along the way, and not waiting until you reach the finish line. Proceeds benefit the What Really Matters Foundation, which promotes universal human values to young people through conferences around the world.

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Sports Books By Lydia Rueger Sports fans are chomping at the bit to play after so many canceled, delayed, and shortened seasons last year; many others are pumped for competition after watching the Summer Olympic Games. Keep your kids’ fervor for sports going with these books.

I Really Want to Win

by Simon Philip; illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti (Scholastic, 2019)

A little girl is confident she’ll win all the events at her school’s sports day, but it doesn’t turn out like she planned. She gets frustrated and tries other activities, all with the goal of winning. When she finally does something she loves—cake decorating—without the goal of being the winner, that’s when she really excels.

She Persisted in Sports

by Chelsea Clinton; illustrated by Alexandra Boiger (Philomel Books, 2020)

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to American women Olympians and the obstacles they faced while trying to reach their goals. Learn about 16 athletes from different sports, including gymnast Simone Biles, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, and golfer Margaret Ives Abbott.

Fauja Singh Keeps Going

by Simran Jeet Singh; illustrated by Baljinder Kaur (Kokila, 2020)

Sky’s The Limit

by Sky Brown (Penguin Workshop, 2020)

Young athletes will be inspired by words of wisdom from British-Japanese professional skateboarder Sky Brown. At age 13, she’s the youngest British Summer Olympian competing in the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Inspirational quotes accompany photos of the young competitor.

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Football With Dad

by Frank J. Berrios; illustrated by Brian Biggs (Little Golden Book, 2015)

From this classic children’s book series comes a modern story about a father and son’s love of football. Kids will be introduced to basic football terms and be inspired to bond with Dad by watching the big game on TV, trying their own football moves, or starting a neighborhood pick-up game.

Fauja Singh was born in Punjab, British India in 1911 with weak legs that didn’t work like the other kids’ legs. But he was determined. At the age of 81, after a lifetime of making his body, mind, and heart stronger, Fauja ran his first marathon. He broke records all around the world and became the first person over 100 years old to complete a marathon.

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Rafa Nadal: Cuento de Luz. I Really Want to Win: Scholastic. Fauja Singh Keeps Going, Football With Dad, Sky’s The Limit: Penguin Random House. She Persisted in Sports: Penguin Random House. The Field: Simon & Schuster.

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How Can We Nurture More Diverse Friendships? Three experts weigh in on how to encourage and enable kids to broaden their circle of friends while appreciating the differences between them. Edited by Courtney Drake-McDonough

“We put our kids in public school for more economic diversity, and we’ve lived and traveled in places where we are different or the minority. We visit places of worship for other faiths, watch movies with subtitles, and try to be open to organic connections with people of different ages, backgrounds, accents, etc. We also encourage the kids to cook foods from different ethnicities and visit restaurants that aren’t in upscale neighborhoods to appreciate diverse foods that local dives offer. We believe these things build their empathy and foster connections to new people.“

THE FRIENDSHIP COACH SAYS… “Having friendships with a range of people during formative years means children grow up being completely comfortable around all kinds of children, not just those exactly like themselves. This will help them at school and in work because they’ll be relaxed around every type of individual. The issue isn’t encouraging diverse friendships at a certain age, but just making opportunities available. Frequent places that are known to have more diverse populations. Read books, watch movies, or TV series where a range of individuals are depicted and that reflect a range of cultures. Avoid stereotyping! Have an open mind and encourage your infant, toddler, child, or teen to get to know someone for their personality, values, and positive traits that are individual and not because anyone, including your child, is a particular ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomic class, or ability.“

“It’s never too early, or too late, to introduce children to one another. Appreciating and accepting children as unique individuals helps facilitate their development into healthy adults. When you begin your search for a school, ask the director about the diversity in the center and if the school is intentional about creating experiences that offer a sense of community and togetherness. It’s OK to ask, “Is your student body a reflection of our community?” Then, get involved by going to events hosted by the school, or community events too, to broaden your child’s circle of friends. Read to your children about diversity and talk openly about the beauty of a diverse community and world. ”

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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

KIDS CHOICE DENTAL

ASPENWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES AND COLORADO DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER

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 C. Britt

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

2709 Iris Ave. 303-786-9673 rathburndental.com

BROADWAY SMILES

2430 N. Broadway, Suite 101 303-786-8899 broadwaysmilesdentist.com

Andrea Schmidt

1840 Folsom St., Suite 303 303-544-9636

Paul A. Sica III

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com

Nicholas Sigman

PERFORMANCE DENTAL CENTER

4410 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 230 303-449-8165 davidbrittdds.com

5365 Spine Road, Suite D 720-277-3925 performancedentalcenter.com

Emmanuel R. De La Paz

David J. Welden

3775 Iris Ave., Suite 3-A 303-442-4235

1001 North St. 303-447-1042 boulderdental.com

DE LA PAZ GENERAL DENTISTRY

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

David P. Jackson

3393 Iris Ave., Suite 103 303-447-2872 davidjacksondds.com

Ted C. Kawulok

WHOLE FAMILY DENTISTRY

1400 28th St., Suite 4 303-442-8625 wholefamilydentistry.com

Nicole W. Kent

NORTH BOULDER DENTAL

Heidi E. 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

BRIGHTON RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

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

WHOLE FAMILY DENTISTRY

30 S. 20th Ave., Suite D 303-659-3062 brightonsmiles.com

Jose Mena

BROOMFIELD Robert Berry

4155 Darley Ave., Suite C 303-499-7072 dentalaid.org

291 E. Flatiron Crossing Drive 303-731-7755 mountainairedentistry.com

John A. Montoya

Brandi A. Bottoms

1400 28th St., Suite 4 303-442-8625 wholefamilydentistry.com DENTAL AID BOULDER

BOULDER DENTAL DESIGNS

4770 Baseline Road, Suite 310 303-443-1895 boulderdentaldesigns.com

MOUNTAIN AIRE DENTISTRY

CHATEAUX FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

13606 Xavier Lane, Suite F 303-465-4500 chateauxdental.com

This list is pulled from the 2021 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.

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RANKIN & MINGLE DENTISTRY

15901 E. Briarwood Circle, Suite 350 303-690-4000 rmdental.com

Andrew L. Ricci

Stefan W. Ginther

FOREST HILLS DENTAL CARE

Jennifer Rankin

CHAMBERS COURT DENTISTRY

13741 E. Rice Place, Suite 100 303-617-5212 aurorasmiles.com

7450 S. Gartrell Road, Suite A-9 303-840-9557 foresthillsdentalco.com

KIDS CHOICE DENTAL

15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com

2161 S. Chambers Road 303-369-7735 janarausadds.com

Sharon Fahmy

Tara R. Huntsman

Vidya Patuvilan

Jana Rausa

LOTUS FAMILY DENTAL

THE PROCESS 20

15159 E. Colfax Ave., Unit B 303-341-5437 mykidschoicedental.com

GRANDVIEW DENTAL

SOUTHLAND SMILES

ESTHETIC DENTISTRY

KIDS CHOICE DENTAL

Jesse M. Jenkins

MAIRS FAMILY DENTISTRY

Timothy D. Kneller

Davood Manshadi

2900 S. Peoria St., Unit C 303-751-3321 aspenwooddental.com

LESCH FAMILY DENTAL

2530 S. Parker Road, Suite 200 303-337-1338 signaturedentistryofaurora.com

12101 E. Iliff Ave., Suite U 303-696-9364

6355 Ward Road, Suite 410 303-420-7100 holmesddspc.com FIVE PARKS DENTAL

SOUTHLANDS DENTAL

SUMMIT SMILES DENTAL


TOP DENTISTS 2021 Kendall Burns

William L. Case

Christian D. Rippe IV

William C. Bissell

3305 W. 144th Ave., Suite 100 303-460-8700 broadlandsfamilydental.com

6025 S. Quebec St., Suite 180 720-488-6600 williamlcasedmd.com

11837 E. Arapahoe Road 303-779-9876 drrippe.com

1660 S. Albion St., Suite 607 303-757-6139 bisselldentalgroup.com

David Fleischmann

Bart G. Christiansen

Landis C. Scholes

Chad A. Braun

1080 U.S. 287 303-465-2341 broomfielddentistry.com

9085 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 160 303-790-9323 christiansendental.net

8010 S. Holly St., Suite 100 303-694-6400 hollydental.com

390 University Blvd. 303-333-5361 4thavenuefamilydentistry.com

Lee W. Gerry

James G. Christiansen

Andrew J. Schope

Terry L. Brewick

13606 Xavier Lane, Suite B 303-466-7306 leewgerrydds.com

9085 E. Mineral Circle, Suite 160 303-790-9323 christiansendental.net

6990 S. Holly Circle 303-224-9400 homesteaddentalco.com

6920 E. 23rd Ave. 303-531-1799 oneidaparkdentalstudio.com

Elizabeth K. Minard

Robert D. Eto

Brigitte Segal

Colleen S. Carter

1080 U.S. 287 303-465-2341 broomfielddentistry.com

7960 S. University Blvd., Suite 201 303-770-1100 drycreekfamilydentistry.com

3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 218 303-765-2824 drcartersmiles.com

4433 W. 29th Ave., Suite 206 720-428-8916 cityrootsdental.com

Derek G. Petersen

Thomas A. Forti

Greg Sims

Erin Cherry

Anne Gittings

3303 W. 144th Ave., Suite 100 720-308-9798 pfamilydentistry.com

6650 S. Vine St., Suite L-20 303-795-7674 personalizingyoursmile.com

Maria Song Johnson

1401 Wynkoop St., Suite 160 303-572-4487 denverwynkoopdentist.com

300 S. Jackson St., Suite 510 303-388-5222

Cynthia M. Sheeks

Tiffany L. Fritz

BROADLANDS FAMILY DENTISTRY

FLEISCHMANN FAMILY DENTISTRY

BROOMFIELD DENTAL CARE

FLEISCHMANN FAMILY DENTISTRY

PETERSEN FAMILY DENTISTRY

925 Main St., Suite C 303-469-3600 cynthiasheeksdds.com

CASTLE PINES Matthew 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

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 M. Auger

19245 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite B 303-680-3308 cmaugerdds.com

Dawn M. Austin

DOVE VALLEY DENTISTRY

15500 E. Broncos Parkway, Suite F 720-638-8131 dovevalleydentistry.com

Benjamin Bassett

RIDGEVIEW DENTAL

5616 S. Gibraltar Way, Unit E 303-627-4884 ridgeview.dental

V. Landon Blatter

ASPEN SPRINGS DENTAL

7940 S. University Blvd., Suite 200 720-482-0793 bestcentennialdentist.com

WILLIAM L. CASE DMD

CHRISTIANSEN DENTAL

CHRISTIANSEN DENTAL

DRY CREEK FAMILY DENTISTRY

DRS. ALFORD, FORTI & FRIEDL

PINEY CREEK FAMILY DENTISTRY

15430 E. Orchard Road 303-699-4822 pineycreekdental.com

Shauna L. Gilmore

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

Michael J. Harmon HARMON DENTAL

7400 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 300 303-796-7400 harmondds.com

Amanda L. Hudec

NEW DAY DENTISTRY CENTENNIAL

6834 S. Yosemite St. 303-771-7266 newdaydentistrycolorado.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

Ian W. Morse

7180 E. Orchard Road, Suite 309 303-290-8833 ARAPAHOE FAMILY DENTISTRY

6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 225 303-779-1305 arapahoefamilydentistry.com

Terry A. Tedford TEDFORD DENTAL

7562 S. University Blvd., Suite J 303-770-8278 tedforddental.com

Richard J. Wallace

ADVANCED DENTAL ON SMOKY HILL ROAD

20921 E. Smoky Hill Road, Suite A 303-690-7778 richardwallacedds.com

Matthew R. Wimmer 5290 E. Arapahoe Road 303-794-6339 matthewwimmerdmd.com

Gary G. Wolfson

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

Kathleen M. Young YOUNG FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

7400 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 200 303-759-9535 topdentistdenver.com

CONIFER Christopher 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

Rob C. Mullins

155 Cook St., Suite 201 303-320-0734 firstchoicedentalco.com

HIGH COUNTRY DENTAL

20250 E. Smoky Hill Road, Unit 3 303-693-5600 highcountrydentalco.com

Patricia M. Nicolosi

5161 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 310 720-488-1388 patricianicolosidds.com

8010 S. Holly St., Suite 100 303-694-6400 hollydental.com

3949 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 100 303-221-3044 buttermandental.com

6909 S. Holly Circle, Suite 240 303-770-6084 dtc-dentistry.com

DENVER Wameedh Abdulameer

7920 S. University Blvd., Suite 210 720-348-1772 BUTTERMAN DENTAL

HOMESTEAD DENTAL

6950 S. Holly Circle, Suite 202 303-770-2252 southmetrodentistry.com

Kurt E. Nielsen

Daniel G. Butterman

HOLLY DENTAL ASSOCIATES

SOUTH METRO FAMILY DENTISTRY

Soledad C. Bowers

UNIVERSITY PARK DENTAL

RIPPE DENTAL ASSOCIATES

HOLLY DENTAL ASSOCIATES

William A. Pfeifer

HOLLY FAMILY DENTISTRY

6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 150 303-850-7614 centennialdentist.com

FIRST CHOICE DENTAL

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

David S. Bennett

SIGNATURE DENTISTRY OF DENVER

2700 E. Louisiana Ave., Suite 101 720-246-0496 signaturedentistryofcolorado.com

BISSELL DENTAL GROUP

4TH AVENUE FAMILY DENTISTRY

ONEIDA PARK DENTAL STUDIO

WYNKOOP DENTAL

Ewelina Ciula

FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

700 Broadway, Suite 1133 303-863-1177 ecfamilydentist.com

Preet K. Clair

CLAIR FAMILY DENTISTRY

8793 E. Northfield Blvd. 303-322-2081 clairdental.com

Taylor Cook

BLACK MOUNTAIN FAMILY DENTISTRY

540 S. Holly St., Suite 2 303-800-3857 blackmountaindentistry.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 621 303-214-9247 espiredental.com

James C. Downs

LÊDOWNS DENTISTRY

820 Clermont St., Suite 310 303-377-9278 ledownsdentistry.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

JACKSON STREET DENTAL

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 201 303-733-7399 perigreensteindmd.com

Kyle R. Griffith 58 DENTAL

7090 E. Hampden Ave., Suite C 303-758-5252 58dental.com

Kate Hakala

HAKALA FAMILY DENTAL

425 S. Cherry St., Suite 100 303-321-8967 hakalafamilydentistry.com

Brandon Hall ESPIRE DENTAL

1590 Little Raven St., Suite 200 720-208-9355 espiredental.com

Eric A. Hamidi

SOUTHEAST DENTAL ARTS

Inna Dunker

4380 S. Syracuse St., Suite 504 303-741-1011

2121 S. Oneida St., Suite 321 303-796-8767 accorddentalgroup.com

Megan Harbaugh

ACCORD DENTAL

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. 303-731-5475 escalafamilydentistry.com

John M. Flanigan

FLANIGAN DENTISTRY

2696 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 400 303-758-3935 flanigandentistry.com

Lindsay A. Fox LODO DENTAL

1435 Wazee St., Suite 102 303-623-5636 lododental.com

GLENN FAMILY DENTISTRY

3600 S. Beeler St., Suite 120 303-779-2592 glennfamilydentistry.com

John R. Hargreaves III

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

Heather K. Harris

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

Melissa M. Hatzidakis

GOVERNOR’S PARK DENTAL GROUP

700 E. Ninth Ave., Suite 102 720-647-2766 govparkdental.com

Makala B. Hubbell

LOWRY FAMILY DENTISTRY

8158 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 150 303-366-3000 lowryfamilydentistry.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2021 Rebecca S. Huser

TAMARAC DENTAL CARE

7555 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 425 303-773-1211 huserdentistry.com

Richard J. Ito

DOWNTOWN DENVER DENTAL

1050 17th St., Suite B-190 303-296-1825 downtowndenverdental.com

Carley Janda

CITY ROOTS DENTAL

4433 W. 29th Ave., Suite 206 720-428-8916 cityrootsdental.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 104 303-622-5060 makowskidental.com

Chelsea F. Mayer CITY SMILES FAMILY DENTAL PRACTICE

100 Spruce St., Suite 100 303-363-6363 city-smiles.com

Molly Johnson

Kareen K. McIntosh

2979 N. Iola St. 303-945-2699 margiewilliamsdds.com

495 Uinta Way, Suite 200 303-366-4700 mcintoshdentistry.com

Jeff D. Johnston

James McLain

4500 E. Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 100 303-975-6987 ascentdental.com

2121 S. Downing St. 303-733-8885 downingstreetdental.com

Mark A. Jolstad

MOLLNER DENTISTRY

WILLIAMS FAMILY DENTISTRY

ASCENT DENTAL GROUP

COMFORT DENTAL OF CHERRY CREEK

201 University Blvd., Suite 101 303-321-2233 comfortdental.com

Ruth Kang

MCINTOSH DENTISTRY

DOWNING STREET DENTAL

Ben Mollner

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

Nate Mollner

MOLLNER DENTISTRY

496 S. Dayton St., Suite 3 303-360-5660 dentistkang.com

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

Jennifer A. Karaskevicus

Rena Mollner

4521 E. Virginia Ave. 720-506-5549 perfectteeth.com

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

Thomas J. Kirchner

Jack Nguyen

PERFECT TEETH

820 Clermont St., Suite 110 303-399-7106

Malgorzata R. Korosciel

SOUTHEAST DENVER DENTAL

2660 S. Monaco Parkway 303-757-7175 southeastdenverdental.com

Chandra L. Kreider KREIDER DENTAL

3955 E. Exposition Ave., Suite 312 303-744-3636 denversmiledesign.com

Susan H. Kurtz

300 S. Jackson St., Suite 510 303-388-5222

Gregg L. Lage

7475 Dakin St., Suite 335 303-532-8895 thedentistindenverco.com

Kelly Lamoreaux

AVENUE DENTAL STUDIO

4725 S. Monaco St., Suite 340 720-240-4740 avenuedentalstudio.com

Steven Law

METROPOLITAN DENTAL CARE

1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200 303-534-2626 metrodentalcare.com

Nickie K. Lê

LÊDOWNS DENTISTRY

4809 Argonne St., Suite 220 303-578-7655 ledownsdentistry.com

Brett R. Levin ESPIRE DENTAL

6825 E. Tennessee Ave., Suite 621 303-333-2221 espiredental.com

Clifford S. Litvak-Woller ESTHETIC COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY

695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 380 303-777-8850 litvakwollerdds.com

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MOLLNER DENTISTRY

AWESOME DENTAL

3600 Quebec St., Floor 2 303-355-1818 awesomedentalstapleton.com

Thomas E. Ouellette

1391 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 540 303-296-1402 lododentist.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

4200 E. Eighth Ave., Suite 200 303-320-0160 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

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Jennifer Rohleder HIGHLAND SMILES

3480 W. 32nd Ave. 303-623-0407 highlandsmiles.net

Eric C. Rossow ASPEN DENTAL

3300 E. First Ave., Suite 300 720-438-4208 cherry-creekdentist.com

Steven P. Runnings MOUNTAIN VIEW DENTAL ASSOCIATES

4590 Lowell Blvd. 303-455-8962 mountainviewdentaldds.com

Lisa Schaffer

STEELE DENTISTRY

3545 Quebec St., Suite 110 303-278-3353 steeledental.com

Daniel J. Selner

DENVER TECH DENTISTRY

8181 E. Tufts Ave., Suite 550 720-488-9090 denvertechdentistry.com

David M. Singer

CODY DENTAL GROUP

4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

Douglas W. Smith

CODY DENTAL GROUP

4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

James H. Stambaugh CODY DENTAL GROUP

4301 E. Amherst Ave. 303-758-5858 codydental.com

Heather L. Stamm STAMM DENTAL

1960 N. Ogden St., Suite 260 303-839-5109 cosmeticdentistrydenver.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

Nazeli Tarjan ICON DENTAL

1425 Market St., Suite 100 720-645-2153 icondentaldenver.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 centralparkdentaldenver.com

Ronald N. Taylor

1201 S. Parker Road, Suite 100 303-337-7771

Andreea Torok

BLACK MOUNTAIN FAMILY DENTISTRY

1540 S. Holly St., Suite 2 303-757-5885 blackmountaindentistry.com

Eric W. Van Zytveld

1391 Speer Blvd., Suite 540 303-296-3851 ericvanzytvelddds.com

Nick Venuto

PERFECT TEETH

1633 Fillmore St., Suite 200 720-863-6160 perfectteeth.com

Leon Vilner

ACCORD DENTAL

2121 S. Oneida St., Suite 321 303-796-8767 accorddentalgroup.com

Stefanie S. Walker PEARL DENTISTRY

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

Justin Pearson

CITY CENTER DENTAL GROUP OF ENGLEWOOD

2200 W. 29th Ave. 720-961-2251 pearldentistrydenver.com

800 Englewood Parkway, Suite A-201 303-744-5000 citycenterdentalgroup.com

Dawn M. White

John D. Pfalzgraf

1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200 303-534-2626 metrodentalcare.com

6501 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 120 303-757-8446 cherryhillsdentist.com

Christopher Whitestone

Ryan Redfearn

390 University Blvd. 303-333-5361 4thavenuefamilydentistry.com

3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 200 303-762-8046 fittosmile.com

Margie Williams

Thomas Reed

METROPOLITAN DENTAL CARE

4TH AVENUE FAMILY DENTISTRY

WILLIAMS FAMILY DENTISTRY

2979 N. Iola St. 303-945-2699 margiewilliamsdds.com

Chadwick N. Williamson PRIMARY DENTAL

5801 W. 44th Ave., Unit C 303-433-1239 primarydental.com

James R. Woller

LITVAK & WOLLER ESTHETIC COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY

CHERRY HILLS DENTAL ASSOCIATES

FIT TO SMILE DENTAL

CITY CENTER DENTAL GROUP OF ENGLEWOOD

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

695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 380 303-777-8850 litvakwollerdds.com

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 360 720-875-1130 uandsdental.com

Ryan C. Woody

Larry Tilliss

WOODY DENTAL

5989 E. Colfax Ave. 303-388-9000 woodydentaldenver.com

Cynthia D. Wright

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 350 303-723-0446 larrytillissdds.com

Stephen L. Unkel

UNKEL & SHIBILSKI DENTAL

THE DENTISTS ON PEARL

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 360 720-875-1130 uandsdental.com

Joshua Wyte

EVERGREEN P. Jenny Foster

1905 S. Pearl St. 303-498-9207 thedentistsonpearl.com

WYTE SMILES FAMILY DENTISTRY

2131 S. Grape St. 303-753-9916 wytesmiles.com

John K. Zalesky

LÊDOWNS DENTISTRY

820 Clermont St., Suite 310 303-377-9278 ledownsdentistry.com

EDGEWATER Darren Bennett

SLOANSIDE DENTAL

2045 Sheridan Blvd., Suite H 303-274-1100 sloansidedental.com

ENGLEWOOD Ricardo B. DaSilva

DASILVA FAMILY DENTISTRY

11435 E. Briarwood Ave., Suite 400 720-445-3775 dasilvadentistry.com

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 R. Roberts

BUFFALO PARK DENTISTRY

28577 Buffalo Park Road, Suite 260 303-674-7741 buffaloparkdentistry.com

Jeffrey Sprout

EVERGREEN DENTAL GROUP

Michael K. Diorio

Kurt K. Tsumura

3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 320 303-762-9575 dioriodds.com

2902 Evergreen Parkway 303-674-5566 evergreendentalgroup.com

1800 Vine St. 303-377-2345 midtowndentaldenver.com

Bryan D. Gibbs

FEDERAL HEIGHTS Jason Van Wagenen

6501 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 120 303-757-8446 cherryhillsdentist.com

1557 W. 84th Ave. 303-426-4860 advdental.net

MIDTOWN DENTAL

CHERRY HILLS DENTAL ASSOCIATES

ADVANCED DENTAL CENTER


TOP DENTISTS 2021 Alan Wong

Eric G. D’Hondt

8411 N. Stacy Drive 303-429-6411 federalheightsdental.com

7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com

FEDERAL HEIGHTS FAMILY DENTISTRY

FOXFIELD Michael J. Miller FOXFIELD DENTAL

16350 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 114 720-870-0401 foxfielddental.com

GLENDALE David P. Micklin

CHERRY CREEK DENTAL GROUP

425 S. Cherry St., Suite 700 303-322-8600 cherrycreekdentists.com

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 Jr. GOLDEN DENTAL CARE

GREENWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES

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

Brett H. Kessler

LANDMARK DENTAL STUDIOS

5425 Landmark Place, Suite 307 303-773-8012 spweinsteindds.com

Carolyn Kittell

SMILE ESSENTIALS

8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 435-E 303-779-9472 smileessentialsdental.com

Rachel L. LePera

GREENWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES

7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com

Stacey N. Miller

INSPIRED DENTISTRY

2007 Jackson St. 303-279-3992 goldendentalcare.com

7447 E. Berry Ave., Suite 240 303-741-2717 staceymillerdds.com

Nancy E. Gill

Ivan S. Naiman

1218 Arapahoe St. 303-277-9600 mygoldendentist.com

8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 455-E 303-770-2900 greenwoodvillagedentistry.com

Jamie I. Richard

Hanh Phi

755 Heritage Road, Suite 120 303-395-3333 dentistrygoldenridge.com

8000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite E-15 303-770-8870 nouvelledentistry.com

GOLDEN DENTAL SOLUTIONS

DENTISTRY AT GOLDEN RIDGE

GREENWOOD VILLAGE Lissa Alconcel

GREENWOOD VILLAGE DENTISTRY

8490 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 370 303-740-9353 gwvdentistry.com

Tasos A. Belegratis

GREENWOOD DENTAL ASSOCIATES

7000 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 205 303-773-0960 greenwooddental.com

Eva Bodoni

8000 E. Prentice Ave., Suite B-7 303-221-1588

Aurora G. Burluc DTC DENTAL CARE

8480 E. Orchard Road, Suite 4300 303-771-1009 auroraburlucdds.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE DENTISTRY

NOUVELLE DENTISTRY

John Sievers

SIEVERS DENTISTRY

7400 E. Crestline Circle, Suite 110 303-771-7907 drsieversdds.com

Catherine Vieregger

VIBRANCE COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY

7400 E. Crestline Circle, Suite 230 303-770-1116 vibrancedentistry.com

Steven K. Zervas VILLAGE DENTAL

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

COMPLETE FAMILY & AESTHETIC DENTISTRY

204 E. Baseline Road 303-665-4000 dentistlafayette.com

Gordon West

BOULDER COUNTY SMILES

1140 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 201 303-665-5335 bouldercountysmiles.com

Eric Chatterley

LAKEWOOD Eric S. Adler

9299 S. Broadway, Suite 200 303-791-6700 chatterleydentistry.com

860 Tabor St., Suite 100 303-481-3901 northstardentalco.com

Michelle O. Haynes

Gregory A. Bauer

9461 S. University Blvd. 303-835-9358 highlandsranchcoloradodentist.com

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite D-309 303-988-6767 dentistlakewoodco.com

Christopher A. McConnell

Monica Borris

CHATTERLEY FAMILY DENTISTRY

HIGHLANDS RANCH SMILES

200 W. County Line Road, Suite 240 303-791-6900 chrismcconnelldds.com

Elizabeth McInerney

HIGHLANDS RANCH FAMILY DENTISTRY

NORTHSTAR DENTAL

BEAR CREEK FAMILY DENTAL

BORRIS DENTAL AT BELMAR

15 Wadsworth Blvd. 303-936-3700 borrisdental.com

David G. Collins

BELMAR PARK DENTAL CARE

541 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 101 303-346-1118 rysnerdental.com

1555 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 303-986-9522 belmarparkdental.com

Courtney S. McKeever

7575 W. 20th Ave. 303-421-8753 drbooey.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH SMILES

9461 S. University Blvd. 303-835-9358 hrsmiles.com

Kyle O’Donnell

ALPINE VISTA DENTAL

200 W. County Line Road, Suite 210 303-791-0413 alpinevistadental.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

Bryan M. Dahler

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 D. Elson

7373 W. Jefferson Ave., Suite 403 303-972-2700 chriselsondds.com

Chelsea M. Freiberg

FREIBERG FAMILY DENTISTRY

255 Union Blvd., Suite 495 303-989-1423 freibergfamilydentistry.com

Brian A. Furgason

10881 W. Asbury Ave., Suite 100 303-988-6938 drbrianfurgason.com

Kim S. Gan

Philip E. Wimpee

Leana K. Grace

9135 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 120 303-979-2900 coloradosmiledesign.com

Lynelle J. Zabel

HIGHLANDS RANCH DENTAL CARE

9137 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Suite 150 303-470-0017 highlandsranchdentalcare.com

LAFAYETTE Thomas E. Kammer SAGE DENTAL CARE

2695 Northpark Drive, Suite 104 303-604-6355 sagedentalcare.com

Gregory D. Keene KEENE SMILES

Julia T. Kasper

COLORADO FAMILY DENTISTRY

255 Union Blvd., Suite 410 303-284-0202 cofamilydentistry.com

Sam Kawakami

DENVER WEST DENTAL GROUP

14062 Denver W. Parkway Suite 52-120 303-279-5050 denverwestdentalgroup.com

Mark Leedy

GRACE & LEEDY FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY

10881 W. Asbury Ave., Suite 210 303-989-0452 graceleedydentistry.com

Brian S. Levitin

MILE HIGH SMILES

8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 250 303-232-1830 milehighsmiles.com

Michael J. Lueck

MCARTHUR DENTISTRY

2535 S. Lewis Way, Suite 207 303-935-9448 mcarthurdentistry.com

James P. Phillips

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

Brian J. Polidori

COLORADO PREMIER DENTAL

6565 W. Jewell Ave., Suite 1-A 303-935-3465 coloradopremierdental.com

Thomas H. Pott

WHITE ROCK FAMILY DENTAL

12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite B-160 303-237-0307 thomaspott.com

Marin Rosenvold ELSKA DENTAL

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 303-D 303-988-6115 elskadental.com

Emily Saunders

WHITE ROCK FAMILY DENTAL

12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite B-160 303-237-0307 whiterockfamilydental.com

Jessica Stevens

STEVENS FAMILY DENTAL

3190 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 300 303-867-3701 stevensfamilydental.com

David L. Swanson ASSOCIATED DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 170 303-232-2929

Sylvia I. Talavera DENTAL AVERA

541 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 101 303-346-1118 rysnerdental.com COLORADO SMILE DESIGN

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Dawn Wehking

WHITE ROCK FAMILY DENTAL

12600 W. Colfax Ave., Suite B-160 303-238-6880 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

Thomas Herrera

ALL ABOUT KIDS DENTAL

2020 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 9 303-431-1221

Curtis D. Johnsen

2349 Wadsworth Blvd. 303-232-5555 doctorjohnsen.com

1692 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 105 303-233-2361

Michael E. Unser

20TH AVENUE DENTISTRY

7575 W. 20th Ave., Suite A-1 303-238-1400 20thavenuedentistry.com

Christina VerSchave BELMAR SMILES

325 S. Teller St., Suite 290 303-935-3574 belmarsmiles.com

Marcus J. Walker

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Unit D-325 303-989-8551

Dann F. Whalen

ASSOCIATED DENTAL PROFESSIONALS

8015 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 170 303-232-2929

255 West S. Boulder Road 303-665-5586 keenesmiles.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2021 LITTLETON Stephen D. Barker

SOUTHBRIDGE DENTISTRY

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com

Chad M. Belongea

SOUTHWEST PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS

6931 S. Pierce St., Suite 101 303-978-1104 swpdo.com

Claire-Marie Bender

WINDERMERE FAMILY DENTISTRY

2100 W. Littleton Blvd., Unit A 303-798-4571 windermerefamilydentistry.com

Dave Bevans

Jeffrey B. Grout

Mollie E. Richardson

Jenna Nicholson

Alan Gurman

8 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 101 303-730-1222 groutfamilydentistry.com

2630 W. Belleview Ave., Suite 260 720-524-3854 riversidedental-co.com

819 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com

9351 Grant St., Suite 550 303-428-6367 alpinedentalcenter.net

Richard L. Harvey

Brian J. Svoboda

Michael E. Shore

Brian Hutchison

12999 W. Bowles Drive 303-625-7997 summitfamilydentistry.com

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com

Robert D. Hendry

David R. Tomasetti

GROUT FAMILY DENTISTRY

SUMMIT FAMILY DENTISTRY

HENDRY DENTISTRY

9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 407 303-933-4117 hendrydental.com

Hang Hoang

CLEMENT PARK DENTAL CARE

RIVERSIDE DENTAL

SOUTHBRIDGE DENTISTRY

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 100 303-798-2822

Bradley Weekes

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 100 303-798-1454

Jason L. Blanchard

Donald G. Hobbs

LONE TREE Adam D. Almeida

6691 W. Ken Caryl Ave. 303-979-4994 columbinedental.com

8683 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200 303-858-9000 almeidadental.com

Alison Hoover

Sandra C. Ambida

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 202 303-798-4967 southbridgedentistry.com

9695 S. Yosemite St., Suite 225 303-790-8338 ambidadental.com

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

Allison H. Brown

HIGH FOREST DENTAL

8246 W. Bowles Ave., Suite S 303-932-0200 highforestdental.com

Victor H. Burdick Jr.

LITTLETON RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 720 303-794-4424 burdickdentistry.com

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

Taylor Cook

KIP DENTAL AND ORTHODONTICS

5021 S. Jellison Way, Unit C 720-608-5557 kipdental.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

David Daugherty

ASPEN VIEW DENTAL

5104 S. Field St., Suite A 303-935-3737 aspenviewdental.com

Tricia Doukas

SERENITY DENTAL

26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 760 303-857-5006 serenitydentallittleton.com

David Flack

FLACK FAMILY DENTISTRY

5035 S. Kipling Parkway, Suite B-2 303-933-3111 familydentistrylittleton.com

Alan C. Goral

KEN CARYL DENTAL CENTER

10789 Bradford Road, Suite 100 303-933-2273 kencarylsmiles.com

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COLUMBINE DENTAL

SOUTHBRIDGE DENTISTRY

Bruce H. Johnson

ALMEIDA & BELL DENTAL

AMBIDA FAMILY DENTISTRY

Christopher J. Baer

BAER DENTAL DESIGNS

7641 Shaffer Parkway 303-989-0577 brucehjohnsondds.com

9695 S. Yosemite St., Suite 327 303-557-6453 baerdental.com

Stephanie S. Karlin

Paul W. Bell

DAKOTA RIDGE DENTAL

ALMEIDA & BELL DENTAL

13402 W. Coal Mine Ave., Suite 270 303-933-2420 dakotaridgedental.com

8683 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 200 303-858-9000 almeidadental.com

Susan Kutis

Kelly R. Freeman

10354 W. Chatfield Ave., Suite 100 720-924-4849 bluesagedental.com

10455 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 101 303-790-0234 lone-treefamilydentistry.com

Darlyne M. Loper

Jeanice E. Jones

BLUE SAGE DENTAL

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

Marvin W. Meyer Jr. COLUMBINE DENTAL

335 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-666-4260 demandforce.com

Tom Zyvoloski

STUDIO Z DENTAL

820 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com

COMFORT DENTAL

8420 W. Coal Mine Ave. 303-904-2273 comfortdental.com

8500 W. Bowles Ave., Suite 305 303-972-2988 dentalworks.com

BLANCHARD & RICHARDSON FAMILY DENTISTRY

STUDIO Z DENTAL

LONE TREE FAMILY DENTISTRY

MILE HIGH SMILES & ESTHETICS

10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 102 303-790-4300 milehighsmilesandesthetics.com

Eugene Liu

WILLOW CREEK DENTAL

9400 Station St., Suite 175 303-779-2797 willowcreekdds.com

Joseph P. O’Leary

ALPINE DENTAL CENTER

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

PARKER John J. Ahern

Brian R. Kelly

11949 Lioness Way, Suite 300 303-797-6453 ridgegatedental.com

3984 E. 120th Ave. 303-479-4857 thedentalcenter.us

John R. Brockman

Carrie Mauterer

11949 Lioness Way, Suite 200 303-799-4333 brockmanfamilydentistry.com

3955 E. 120th Ave., Suite B 303-255-4855 appletreesmile.com

Angela S. Evanson

Lance E. Smith

Christopher M. Green

12297 Pennsylvania St., Suite 1 303-920-4199 thorncreekcosmeticdentistry.com

RIDGEGATE DENTAL

BROCKMAN FAMILY DENTISTRY

17167 Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 202 720-409-0008 evansondds.com GREEN DENTAL CARE

19551 Hess Road, Suite 100 720-845-5252 dentistparker.com

Beckie Harman

HARMAN FAMILY DENTAL CENTER

19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite A 303-841-2144 harmanfamilydentalcenter.com

Greg Harman

HARMAN FAMILY DENTAL CENTER

19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite A 303-841-2144 harmanfamilydentalcenter.com

Andrei Ionescu

GREEN DENTAL CARE

19551 Hess Road, Suite 100 720-845-5252 dentistparker.com

Brian Richter

TWIN ASPEN DENTAL CENTER

19572 Stroh Road 303-841-7466 twinaspendentalcenter.com

THE DENTAL CENTER AT THORNTON PLAZA

APPLETREE DENTAL

THORNCREEK COSMETIC & FAMILY DENTISTRY

Mark P. Smith

THE DENTAL CENTER AT THORNTON PLAZA

3984 E. 120th Ave. 303-951-4797 thedentalcenter.us

Lori M. Trembath

TREMBATH DENTISTRY

12774 Colorado Blvd., Suite 171 303-457-3046 trembathdentistry.com

Travis Whiteley

HIGHPOINTE DENTAL

9760 Grant St., Suite 100 720-583-1425 highpointedental.com

WESTMINSTER Alexander P. Acevedo SEDONA DENTAL

13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com

Joanne L. Bancroft J. B. DENTAL

MEADOWS DENTAL GROUP

Holly B. Sletten

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

8501 Turnpike Drive, Suite 200 720-410-5460 jbdentist.com

Angela M. Osborn

Robert F. Utberg

Scott Bennett

Scott Peppler

17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway, Suite 102 303-841-5313 utbergdental.com

5130 W. 80th Ave., Suite 202 303-429-3549 bennettdentalgroup.com

7430 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 100 303-558-6042 parkmeadowsdentalgroup.com

SUPERIOR Michael L. Bailey

7280 Bradburn Blvd. 303-429-6222 bertagnollidental.com

10106 W. San Juan Way, Suite 120 303-795-6444 oldroyddmd.com

LOUISVILLE Zade Faraj

1697 E. Coalton Road, Suite B 303-494-9400 superiordentalgroup.com

John O. Bertagnolli

Erik Palmberg

818 W. South Boulder Road 303-802-4313 studiozdental.com

THORNTON Jessica Barron

6691 W. Ken Caryl Ave. 303-979-4994 columbinedental.com

Christopher R. Morris

7720 S. Broadway, Suite 430 303-835-6956 drchristophermorris.com

Ellias M. Najjar

BELLEVIEW DENTAL ASSOCIATES

10184 W. Belleview Ave., Suite 220 303-932-1077 belleviewdental.com

Todd S. Oldroyd

7430 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 100 303-558-6042 parkmeadowsdentalgroup.com 9105 Kimmer Drive 303-799-9993 osborndental.com

MEADOWS DENTAL GROUP

OLDROYD FAMILY DENTISTRY

2 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 170 303-741-4600 yourdrycreekdentist.com

Jason P. Rand

KEN CARYL DENTAL CENTER

10789 Bradford Road, Suite 100 303-933-2273 kencarylsmiles.com

Brian L. Richardson

BLANCHARD & RICHARDSON FAMILY DENTISTRY

8089 S. Lincoln St., Suite 102 303-794-9271 mylittletondentist.com

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STUDIO Z DENTAL

Michael A. Israelson

LOUISVILLE FAMILY DENTAL

168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 190 303-666-4499 louisvillefamilydds.com

Carrie Leypoldt

LOUISVILLE FAMILY DENTAL

168 Centennial Parkway, Suite 190 303-666-4499 louisvillefamilydds.com

UTBERG FAMILY DENTISTRY

BENNETT DENTAL GROUP

Joe D. Bertagnolli

BERTAGNOLLI DENTAL

SUPERIOR DENTAL GROUP

BERTAGNOLLI DENTAL

7280 Bradburn Blvd. 303-429-6222 bertagnollidental.com

BARRON FAMILY DENTAL

Ryan G. Cable

Erica Derby

12031 Tejon St. 303-974-4732 milehighdentalcenters.com

10305 Washington St. 303-284-6463 barronfamilydental.com APPLETREE DENTAL

2800 E. 136th Ave. 720-872-2892 appletreesmile.com

MILE HIGH DENTAL & IMPLANT CENTERS

Jack W. Choi

SEDONA DENTAL

13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com


TOP DENTISTS 2021

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Brian Fangman

Thomas S. Michalik

Sara Weinstein

5600 W. 44th Ave., Suite 100 720-328-4990 altitudeofs.com

10120 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite 100 303-768-8570 advancedoms.com

2535 S. Lewis Way, Suite 203 303-727-8595 coregionalos.com

NORTHPARK DENTAL GROUP

ARVADA Gregory K. Ingalls

Michael A. Hale

Thomas L. Stone

3701 S. Clarkson St., Suite 300 303-806-8600 cosurgicalarts.com

Jamie Marquez

8025 Club Crest Drive 303-431-0033 coregionalos.com

2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 301 720-699-1485 coloradooralsurgery.com

Stanley L. Jeranko

STANDLEY SHORES DENTAL GROUP

10071 N. Wadsworth Parkway, Suite 100 303-800-7511 ssdgsmiles.com

Jonathan M. Lewis

10359 N. Federal Blvd., Suite 110 303-466-2300 northparkdentalgroup.com ARROW DENTAL

14697 Delaware St., Suite 260-B 720-328-3750 arrowdentalsmiles.com

Katy McClure

NORTHPARK DENTAL GROUP

10359 N. Federal Blvd., Suite 110 303-466-2300 northparkdentalgroup.com

Kathleen M. Murphy JEPSEN, MURPHY & ASSOCIATES DENTAL

2921 W. 120th Ave., Suite 210 303-452-4556 jepsenmurphyandassociates.com

Alexander Park SEDONA DENTAL

COLORADO REGIONAL ORAL SURGERY

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

13533 Huron St., Suite 100 303-452-3982 sedonadentalgroup.com

6240 S. Main St., Suite 255 720-870-1451 elevatedomfs.com

Nelson C. Sanders

Ashraf W. Sedhom

7350 Lowell Blvd. 303-390-1659 drnelsonsanders.com

Jeffrey A. Stang

STANDLEY SHORES DENTAL GROUP

10071 N. Wadsworth Parkway Suite 100 303-800-7511 ssdgsmiles.com

Kirsten L. West-Bennett BENNETT DENTAL GROUP

5130 W. 80th Ave., Suite 202 303-429-3549 bennettdentalgroup.com

Eric Winter

BRADBURN VILLAGE DENTISTRY

11961 Bradburn Blvd., Suite 200 303-466-3222 bradburnvillagedentistry.com

WHEAT RIDGE Erin Cettie

APPLEWOOD DENTAL

12495 W. 32nd Ave., Suite 2 303-237-2707 applewooddentalwheatridge.com

Daniel Christiansen

DENTAL CARE OF WHEAT RIDGE

7900 W. 44th Ave., Suite 105 303-422-5817 dentalcareofwheatridge.com

Tina Le Christiansen

DENTAL CARE OF WHEAT RIDGE

7900 W. 44th Ave., Suite 105 303-422-5817 dentalcareofwheatridge.com

Tiffany Manzo

APPLEWOOD DENTAL

12495 W. 32nd Ave., Suite 2 303-237-2707 applewooddentalwheatridge.com

Lauren K. Peterson HÄLSA DENTAL

10050 W. 41st Ave., Suite 101 303-940-0125 halsadental.com

Ashwini Shivashankarapa KIDS CHOICE DENTAL

5375 W. 38th Ave. 303-476-6292 mykidschoicedental.com

ORAL SURGERY CENTER

11246 E. Mississippi Ave. 303-344-0810 oralsurgerycenter.com

BOULDER Benjamin Foley

FOLEY & LE ORAL, MAXILLOFACIAL, AND DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY

1420 28th St., Suite 100 303-444-2255 foleyoralsurgery.com

Daniel B. Foley

FOLEY & LE ORAL, MAXILLOFACIAL, AND DENTAL IMPLANT SURGERY

1440 28th St., Suite 100 303-444-2255 foleyoralsurgery.com

Terry Nedbalski

BOULDER ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANTS

3450 Penrose Place, Suite 120 303-447-9735 boulderoralsurgery.com

Victor Raposo

ALPINE VALLEY ORAL SURGERY

3400 Penrose Place, Suite 106 303-604-9393 boulderdentalimplantcenter.com

BRIGHTON Jeffrey W. Stearns

PLATTE VALLEY ORAL SURGERY

27 S. 18th Ave. 303-997-0223 drjstearns.com

CENTENNIAL Steven D. Barney

5280 ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANTS

6979 S. Holly Circle, Suite 105 720-638-3888 5280-os.com

ALTITUDE ORAL AND FACIAL SURGERY

COLORADO ORAL SURGERY

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

ADVANCED ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

COLORADO SURGICAL ARTS

EVERGREEN Jonathon S. Jundt

EVERGREEN ORAL SURGERY

28000 Meadow Drive, Suite 110 720-990-5500 evergreenoms.com

S. Matthew Schacht

DENVER ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

130 Rampart Way, Suite 100 303-341-7151 omsdenver.com

TOMASETTI & MCLAIN ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

DENVER METRO OMS

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

8221 E. Northfield Blvd. 720-634-3434 moderndentistryofnorthfield.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH Meena Bhatti

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

HIGHLANDS RANCH ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY

300 Plaza Drive, Suite 175 720-996-0210 hrsurgery.com

Ryan D. Hambleton

HIGHLANDS RANCH ORAL & FACIAL SURGERY

ENGLEWOOD Steven B. Aragon

300 Plaza Drive, Suite 175 720-996-0210 hrsurgery.com

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com

Jeremy K. Miner

DRY CREEK ORAL SURGERY

ORAL SURGERY OF THE ROCKIES

Lauren E. Basile

8671 S. Quebec St., Suite 100 303-791-3232 oralsurgeryoftherockies.com

3701 S. Clarkson St., Suite 300 303-806-8600 cosurgicalarts.com

E. Marc Weideman

COLORADO SURGICAL ARTS

Daniel D. Escalante

DRY CREEK ORAL SURGERY

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com

Jeremy R. Jannuzzi

DRY CREEK ORAL SURGERY

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

Bryce Williams

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100 303-773-8228 drycreekoralsurgery.com

1771 Cherokee Trail 720-588-2505 coalcreekoms.com

14000 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite 320 303-493-1933 tannyhill.com

James R. Lessig

LAKEWOOD Haeman Noori

WILLIAMS DENTAL IMPLANT AND ORAL SURGERY

DENVER Matthew K. Alleman

COLORADO ORAL SURGERY

400 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 450

ADVANCED ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

10120 E. Dry Creek Road, Suite 100 303-768-8570 advancedoms.com

26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 740 303-224-0500 drjohncarroll.com

Kevin M. Patterson

Anne L. Stearns

MODERN DENTISTRY OF NORTHFIELD

COLORADO ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

4500 Cherry Creek South Drive Suite 410 303-321-0333 dmoms.com

GOLDEN Paul C. Madlock

6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 202 303-758-6850 nelson-rollert-wells.com

John A. Carroll

6179 S. Balsam Way, Suite 100 303-933-8282 implantandoralsurgery.com

DENVER METRO OMS

Michael K. Rollert

NELSON, ROLLERT & WELLS ASSOCIATES IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

RED ROCKS ORAL SURGERY

9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 603 303-932-7458 redrocksoralsurgery.com

Daniel E. Esposito

4500 Cherry Creek South Drive Suite 410 303-321-0333 dmoms.com

1699 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite J 720-292-1413 perfectteeth.com

LITTLETON David R. Bundy

GLENDALE M. Juliana DiPasquale

PERFECT TEETH

Adam Olsen

COLORADO REGIONAL ORAL SURGERY

PEAK ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER

2290 Kipling St., Suite 2 303-232-5637 peakoms.com

IMPLANT AND ORAL SURGERY CENTER

Richard L. McLain

7889 S. Lincoln Court, Suite 201 303-798-4553 tmoms.net

LONE TREE Joseph M. Catalano

CATALANO ORAL SURGERY AND IMPLANTOLOGY

10103 Ridgegate Parkway, Suite 214 303-768-8222 catalanooralsurgery.com

PARKER R. Beryl Hunter

9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 200 303-840-7400 drbhunter.com

Julia R. Plevnia

DRY CREEK ORAL SURGERY

19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite B-4 303-840-2300 drycreekoralsurgery.com

THORNTON Michael A. Burnham

BURNHAM ORAL SURGERY

300 E. 128th Ave. 303-451-6767 denverimplants.com

WESTMINSTER Douglas S. Hong

NORTH DENVER ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

12213 Pecos St., Suite 100 303-255-0500 northdenveroms.com

WHEAT RIDGE Natalie J. Schafer

WHEAT RIDGE ORAL SURGERY

7760 W. 38th Ave., Suite 102 303-421-4010 wheatridgeoralsurgery.com

ORTHODONTICS ARVADA David Mershon

ALL ABOUT BRACES

6390 Gardenia St., Suite 200 303-421-2616 aabraces.com

Jason A. Messingham

MESSINGHAM ORTHODONTICS

7991 Vance Drive, Suite B 303-456-5339 messinghamortho.com

303-744-1369 coloradooralsurgery.com

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TOP DENTISTS 2021 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

CENTENNIAL 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

Kirk J. Nielson

ENG ORTHODONTICS

DENVER Ginny Baker

5280 ORTHODONTICS

4326 E. Eighth Ave. 303-377-5280 5280orthodontics.com

Lia D. Baros

ORTHODONTICS IN THE HIGHLANDS

4390 N. Sheridan Blvd. 303-433-7500 orthointhehighlands.com

BIETY ORTHODONTICS

Brian Bohman

BOHMAN ORTHODONTICS

13605 Xavier Lane, Suite D 720-887-8357 bohmanortho.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

SPEAKS ORTHODONTICS

Brian Trommeter

TROMMETER ORTHODONTICS

8354 Northfield Blvd., Suite 2730 720-420-4320 trommeterortho.com

LAFAYETTE Brian C. Leypoldt

Gregory Dietmeier

DIETMEIER ORTHODONTICS

6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 201 303-758-3114 dietmeierortho.com

Nicole E. Eberle

EBERLE ORTHODONTICS

HELM ORTHODONTICS

4809 Argonne St., Suite 240 303-371-0371 helmortho.com

Anil J. Idiculla

I-ORTHODONTICS

1400 Glenarm Place, Suite 200-B 303-662-9000 i-ortho.com

Gina Kessler

TOWN CENTER DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS

7479 E. 29th Ave. 720-677-0169 tcdodenver.com

Joanna Z. Levin

LEVIN ORTHODONTICS

125 Rampart Way, Suite 301 303-366-9090 levinorthodenver.com

1840 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 303-988-0844 bobakortho.com

Stephen L. Carter

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite D-310 303-986-7846 carterortho.us

3601 S. Clarkson St., Suite 430 303-789-9257 duran4braces.com

Michael R. Duryea

ORTHODONTICS EXCLUSIVELY

615 Mitchel Way, Suite 106 303-772-7722 patilortho.com

BENSON ORTHODONTICS

BOBAK ORTHODONTICS

ENGLEWOOD Jack E. Duran

7200 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 203 303-692-9610 drbellon.com

BELLON ORTHODONTICS

LAFAYETTE FAMILY ORTHODONTICS

CARTER ORTHODONTICS

ERIE Rajesh R. Patil

PATIL ORTHODONTICS

EVERGREEN John M. DuRussel

EVERGREEN ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS

30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite 100 303-674-1122 evergreensmiledocs.com

Paul D. Regan

EVERGREEN ORTHODONTIC SPECIALISTS

30960 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite 100 303-674-1122 evergreensmiledocs.com

Bryan E. Williams

WILLIAMS ORTHODONTICS

32045 Castle Court, Suite 102 303-670-5878 williamsorthodontics.net

Derek Straffon 303 SMILES

8745 E. Orchard Road, Suite 513 303-758-3414 straffonorthodontics.com

ALIGN ORTHODONTICS

1068 S. 88th St., Suite B 303-666-0800 alignorthodontics.com

Thomas J. Melcher

MELCHER ORTHODONTICS

19700 E. Parker Square Drive,Suite C 303-841-5500 parkerorthodontics.com

Theresa Shaver

Mark D. Gregston

2020 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 18-A 303-462-1462 aabraces.com

16830 Northgate Drive, Suite 100 303-758-2366 crossroads-ortho.com

ALL ABOUT BRACES

LITTLETON Galen T. Callender

9200 W. Cross Drive, Suite 250 303-973-7771 galencallender.com

Darrell L. Havener Jr. HIGHLANDS RANCH ORTHODONTICS

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

Kurt Niepraschk

NIEPRASCHK ORTHODONTICS

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

Trent Nestman

Richard G. Elliott

Shari L. Wolsky

537 W. Highlands Ranch Parkway, Suite 105 303-791-4411 elliottortho.com

721 Southpark Drive, Unit B 303-795-2591 wolskyorthodontics.com

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Laurence J. Colletti

Jeffrey L. Collins

KULKARNI ORTHODONTICS

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

ELLIOTT ORTHODONTICS

CARAWAY ORTHODONTICS

1760 Centennial Drive 303-665-7333 carawayortho.com

2535 S. Lewis Way, Suite 106 303-238-1338 kulkarniortho.com

9385 S. Colorado Blvd. 303-791-6646 aabraces.com

NESTMAN ORTHODONTICS 2206 KEARNEY ST.

LOUISVILLE Damen M. Caraway

Lina Kulkarni Politano

4380 S. Syracuse St., Suite 501 303-694-4330 foundations-orthodontics.com

COLORADO ORTHODONTICS

TOTAL ORTHODONTICS

10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 300 303-779-0565 total-orthodontics.com

10371 Parkglenn Way, Suite 260, 720-638-6114 littlerockieskidsdental.com

HIGHLANDS RANCH James Bloom

FOUNDATIONS ORTHODONTICS

Kevin Theroux

255 Union Blvd., Suite 430 303-988-2780 lortho.com

Gary M. Holt

IRITANI ORTHODONTICS

WILLOW CREEK ORTHODONTICS

9400 Station St., Suite 175 720-649-0410 willowcreekortho.com

PARKER Cathy A. Carnes

LAKEWOOD ORTHODONTICS

5972 S. Holly St. 303-850-9253 villageorthodontics.com

8200 E. Belleview Ave., Suite 420-E 303-773-6969 denverorthopedo.com

Amanda J. Shaffner-Vanderstelt

Dafne Ellis

13131 W. Alameda Parkway 303-987-0500 duryeasmiles.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE Jeffrey W. Haskins

Mark Y. Iritani

TOTAL ORTHODONTICS

10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 300 303-779-0565 total-orthodontics.com

315 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 111 303-666-9717 outstandingsmiles.com

1420 W. Canal Court, Suite 200 303-791-2021 highlandsranchorthodontics.com

VILLAGE ORTHODONTICS

LONE TREE Brooks Barefoot

DURYEA ORTHODONTICS

Renee Moran

720-735-9800 nestmanortho.com

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ADVANCED ORTHODONTIC CARE

Michael D. Bellon

Nathan Helm

925 Main St., Suite D 303-469-4191 bietyorthodontics.com

Robert T. Rudman

BRANDON LINN ORTHODONTICS

LAKEWOOD Voytek Bobak

9094 E. Mineral Ave., Suite 220 303-799-7733 sc-ortho.com

David G. Sabott

BROOMFIELD Christopher M. Biety

6660 Timberline Road, Suite 260 303-688-9617 blortho.com

OWENS ORTHODONTICS

3141 N. Irving St., Suite 201 720-513-3743 speaksorthodontics.com

SLOSS & CARPENTER ORTHODONTICS

55 Madison St., Suite 280 303-320-0307 smilesbyeberle.com

TRINITY ORTHODONTICS

Brandon Linn

1780 S. Bellaire St., Suite 345 303-744-1701 owensorthodontics.com

Erin A. Sloss

195 Telluride St., Suite 6 303-498-0351 engortho.com

503 S. Fourth Ave. 720-685-0153 trinityorthodontics.com

Justin Owens

1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106 720-699-8855 lafayettefamilyorthodontics.com

Jan Yamashiro

BRIGHTON Albert Eng

9305 Dorchester St., Suite 103 303-470-9488 karlinorthodontics.com

Clifton C. Speaks

3200 E. Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 420 303-722-1202 bensonortho.com

YAMASHIRO ORTHODONTICS

2250 S. Monaco Parkway 303-476-6233 aabraces.com

KARLIN ORTHODONTICS

16756 E. Smoky Hill Road 303-248-7200 aobraces.com

Gary P. Benson

1717 Folsom St. 303-443-3774 orthodontistinboulder.com

Tyler S. Karlin

ALL ABOUT BRACES

4500 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 850 303-331-0222 cherrycreeksmiles.com

ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS

WONG ORTHODONTICS

3400 Penrose Place, Suite 203 303-444-6680 drwongortho.com

Hilary Nieberg-Baskin

Scott W. Ohmart

OHMART ORTHODONTICS

WOLSKY ORTHODONTICS

LITTLE ROCKIES KIDS DENTAL

PARKER ORTHODONTICS

CROSSROADS ORTHODONTICS

Brent Hoggan

HOGGAN ORTHODONTICS

10219 S. Parkglenn Way, Suite 101 303-840-8505 hogganortho.com

Theodore 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 St., Suite E 303-452-0077 aabraces.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


TOP DENTISTS 2021 Shon J. Peterson

PETERSON ORTHODONTICS

11265 Decatur St., Suite 400 303-452-4656 petersonortho.com

Ronald E. Unterseher

UNTERSEHER ORTHODONTICS

10359 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

Lashica Young

WEST METRO PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

15530 W. 64th Ave., Suite H 303-422-3746 westmetrokidsdental.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 saddlerockpediatricdentistry.com

Christopher Patterson

EPIC DENTISTRY FOR KIDS

390 S. Potomac Way, Suite A 720-679-8142 epicdentistryforkids.com

BOULDER Michael Jones

ASSOCIATES IN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

3400 Penrose Place, Suite 107 303-443-8250 boulderpediatricdentistry.com

Ian M. Kott

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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

CENTENNIAL Ines Quintanilla

WEST METRO PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

7180 E. Orchard Road, Suite 301 303-422-3746 westmetrokidsdental.com

DENVER 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

Jose R. Franco

CLINICA FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES

1701 W. 72nd Ave. 303-650-4460 clinica.org

Rebecca Goldberg

A 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

GLENDALE Lisa Carlson-Marks

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF CHERRY CREEK

4500 Cherry Creek South Drive Suite 840 303-377-1148 childrensdentistryco.com

Meredith Harris

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF CHERRY CREEK

4500 Cherry Creek South Drive Suite 840 303-377-1148 childrensdentistryco.com

GREENWOOD VILLAGE Patra Watana

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

HIGHLANDS RANCH Jonathan D. Sierk

SIERK CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

6660 Timberline Road, Suite 240 303-865-4066 sierkchildrensdentistry.com

Jennifer L. Thompson

BLUE SKY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

4809 Argonne St., Suite 230 303-371-4485 greenvalleykids.com

9330 S. University Blvd., Suite 210 303-771-8300 blueskypediatricdentistry.com

John M. Rubenstrunk

Kathleen Waguespack

SOUTHMOOR PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com

Nancy T. Simons

SIMONS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

COLORADO KIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

9358 Dorchester St., Suite 106 303-791-4400 ckpd.com

Nick W. Miner

Craig Owens

10450 Park Meadows Drive, Suite 308 303-793-0899 lonetreepediatricdentistry.com

11960 Lioness Way, Suite 170 303-601-5280 5280pediatricdentistry.com

LONE TREE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

LOUISVILLE Belinda Campbell

YOUNG DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

325 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com

Jill A. Decker

325 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com

Nicole C. McNear

YOUNG DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

325 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com

PARKER Ashley Barefoot

SWEETPEA CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 100 303-841-9009 sweetpeadentistry.com

Marcie A. Flack

Kathryn K. Kaelin

6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com

COLORADO CHILDREN’S DENTAL CENTER

KAELIN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Beth L. Nielsen

Jesse Witkoff

COLORADO TONGUE TIE

LITTLETON Courtney R. College

ENGLEWOOD Roger Castro

10146 W. San Juan Way, Suite 220 303-979-9500 kids2collegedds.com

KIDS MILE HIGH PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 300 303-779-5306 kidsmilehigh.com

A. Patrick Smithwick III KIDS MILE HIGH PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

908 Nob Hill Road, Suite 300 303-670-5437 allkidsjungle.com

SWEETPEA CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

9870 Mangano Lane, Suite 100 303-841-9009 sweetpeadentistry.com

DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

Jayme Michalson

KIDS OFF BROADWAY

R. Scott Pankratz

ALL KIDS DENTAL

PEDIATRIC DENTAL GROUP OF COLORADO

404 E. Mineral Ave. 303-798-4400 drgoodsmiles.com

ERIE Namrata G. Hardy

EVERGREEN Kyle A. Klepacki

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

5150 W. 80th Ave. 303-427-1951 ddschild.com

Autumn Hurd

721 Southpark Drive, Unit A 303-347-1000 kidsoffbroadway.com

3200 Village Vista Drive, Suite 110 720-250-9136 hardypedoortho.com

Sean R. Whalen

KIDS TO COLLEGE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

125 Inverness Drive East, Suite 300 303-779-5306 kidsmilehigh.com

HARDY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS

CORNERSTONE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

3555 W. Lutheran Parkway, Suite 310 303-467-8888 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

LITTLE ROCKIES KIDS DENTAL

3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Suite B-104 303-984-9700 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

4704 Harlan St., Suite 350 720-507-0077 coloradotonguetie.com

RIDGEVIEW PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

14697 Delaware St., Suite 210 303-650-0310 ridgeviewkids.com

Julie N. LeBlanc

TENNYSON PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

PEDIATRIC DENTAL GROUP OF COLORADO

Cara L. Mudd

WHEAT RIDGE Malcolm Strange

10371 Parkglenn Way, Suite 260, 720-638-6114 littlerockieskidsdental.com

4383 Tennyson St., Suite 1-F 303-423-4383 denverkidsdentist.com

CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY

5150 W. 80th Ave. 303-427-1951 ddschild.com

19700 E. Parker Square Drive, Suite 2 303-731-5407 kids-dental.com

LAKEWOOD Justin W. Cathers

Kelsey D. Snavely

WESTMINSTER Nelle V. Barr

11961 Bradburn Blvd., Suite 300 303-280-5437 cornerstonekidsdentist.com

David M. Strange Jr.

SOUTHMOOR PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

JUNIOR SMILES

9645 Washington St., Suite 100 303-455-3313 kidsdentalsmile.com

David D. Schleicher

9256 S. Jordan Road 303-627-8300 ccdcsmiles.com

300 Exempla Circle, Suite 460 720-890-9494 pediatricdentalgroupco.com

CANYON RIDGE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

LITTLE ROCKIES KIDS DENTAL

10371 Parkglenn Way, Suite 260, 720-638-6114 littlerockieskidsdental.com

1140 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 102 303-604-9500 foothillspediatricdentistry.com

Scott D. Smith

Marc D. Thomas

THORNTON T. Jay Robinson

YOUNG DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

Bradley R. Smith

PEDIATRIC DENTAL GROUP OF COLORADO

11960 Lioness Way, Suite 170 303-601-5280 5280pediatricdentistry.com

Keaton N. Howe

C. Marc Jones

6850 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 100 303-758-6057 southmoorkids.com

5280 PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

YOUNG DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

325 West S. Boulder Road, Suite 4 303-604-0710 youngdentistryforchildren.com

LAFAYETTE David T. Ramirez

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY REBECCA GOLDBERG 2 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021

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What sets you apart or makes you top in your field?

Dr. Rebecca and her team emphasize the importance of establishing long-term relationships with patients and contributing to the local community through public service. She has specialized training in cutting-edge laser technology which allows her to remove “cavity causing sugar bugs” without the use of needles or shots.

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How did you get your start? What is your “story”?

During dental school, Dr. Rebecca regularly volunteered in special needs clinics and led dental missions to Uganda. These experiences motivated her to pursue specialty training in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University-Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital. After graduating in 2012, Dr. Rebecca became board certified and has been practicing in Colorado ever since.

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Why are you passionate about what you do?

We are lucky to do what we love. Our office is all about having a good time while creating healthy, beautiful smiles. Our educated and compassionate team has built a warm, welcoming, and fun environment with wonderful patients that become part of our family.

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Our 6 fabulous orthodontists care for our community. We give back by donating to schools, community organizations, and serving patients who fall between the cracks. Our practice makes the world a better place one smile at a time!

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We opened our 4 offices to serve the children of our community. We now see the whole family. We have valued our patients over the past 15 years. We are open 6 days a week until 7pm. The goal is to focus on your whole family. We accept all insurances including Medicaid and CHP.

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DR. SUSAN KUTIS 5 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021 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

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How long have you been practicing?

I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. My first introduction was as a dental assistant for the Northwestern Dental School faculty practice. After attending University of Illinois School of Dentistry and completing my training at the University of Colorado, I had the great honor of becoming the director of the CU residency program. As a result, I have been a life-long learner and educator.

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What are your goals?

Recently, I have devoted my time to organized dentistry where I am the Chair of the Colorado Dental Association Foundation Board (the charitable arm of the CDA) and a Secretary and a Board Member for the Metro Denver Dental Society. As a full time single parent of a little girl, I want to inspire other girls and women to follow their dreams and advocate for gender equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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I have been in private practice in Denver for 25 years focusing my practice on wisdom teeth removal, extractions, implants, evaluating lesions and expose and bond procedures. My patients know that they will receive the best care possible and be treated as family. As a parent of 4, I know how vital it is to see that your children are in the best hands when it comes to medical/dental care. I treat every child that comes into my office as if they were my own. I take the time to explain in detail before and during procedures what I am doing, how and why. I offer in-office Nitrous and IV Sedation and take pride in starting all the IV’s myself, and not lending that task to my assistants, though they are qualified. I make sure the process is comfortable every step of the way, starting with administering local anesthetic slowly and gently, all the way to customized post op care. I want the full experience to be easy and positive for every patient, but especially for the kiddos!

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DR. GARY HOLT 5 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021 D.D.S. from University of Maryland, Baltimore Orthodontics Certificate from University of Missouri, Kansas City

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What sets you apart in your field?

Dr. Holt provides an awesome orthodontic experience through two main methods: clear communication and clinical excellence. Holt and his team provide progress reports, invite parents into the treatment area, and give good information all along the way.

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What are you best known for?

Dr. Holt’s office is best known for being a friendly and welcoming environment that is FUN. Dr. Holt strives to create a positive relationship with every patient. Holt and his team are extremely passionate about transforming each patient’s smile.

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How long have you been practicing?

Dr. Steven Nelson’s father, Rich, opened the Hampden office practice in 1968. With a combined 60 years in practice, Doctors Steven Nelson, Michael Rollert, and Zachary Wells offer a wealth of experience in treating not only children, but the rest of the family as well.

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What sets you apart and makes you top in your field?

The doctors in our practice offer a variety of anesthetic options to reduce anxiety and provide a safe, positive, surgical experience for all ages.

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At Southmoor Pediatric Dentistry, we get to know your child and you, and offer one-on-one attention during every appointment. Your child will always see the doctor, and parents are always involved in appointments. Together we can create a lifetime of beautiful smiles for your child.

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STAMM DENTAL WELLNESS HEATHER STAMM, DDS 2 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021

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What sets you apart in your field?

In 2018—after practicing for 15 years—Dr. Heather Stamm welcomed her sister, Dr. Chrissy Stamm-Christian, who is a chiropractor and orofacial myofunctional therapist. Driven by the needs and requests of their patients, they have designed an extraordinary approach that provides an integrative, whole-body experience.

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What makes you most proud?

Helping kids be the best version of themselves. We do this by closely looking at breathing, sleeping, nutrition, growth, and development. Most people don’t know that this is all tied together. We provide an easy solution for parents to help their kids reach their fullest!

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SUNRISE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY ELIZABETH CRESPI, DMD 5 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021

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What sets you apart or makes you top in your field?

At Sunrise, we strive to create a safe (and fun!) first dental experience for every patient. My passion for kids and a conservational approach to dentistry are the foundation for my patient care philosophy. Check out our 5-star reviews on our website!

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How did you get your start? What is your “story”?

My father is also a pediatric dentist and trains new residents at a teaching hospital. Growing up, I worked every summer in my father’s dental office and volunteered at the hospital. I am passionate about giving back and am a board member for the Colorado nonprofit KIND.

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WILLIAMS DENTAL IMPLANT & ORAL SURGERY DR. BRYCE WILLIAMS 4 Colorado Parent Top Dentist 2021

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Is there a particular message you want our readers to know? I lost several front teeth in a traumatic accident as a child that prevented my adult teeth from developing. I had to wear a partial denture until I was 18. I met an oral surgeon who offerred me something that was relatively new at the time, dental implants. The day that I had dental implants placed, it changed my life.

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What principles, strategies, models or methods do you use? I use a gentle, caring, compassionate approach to each patient. Finding out the correct problem by listening carefully to the patient, and then coming up with an evidence-based plan to help speed recovery and resolve the problem.

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PEAR BLOSSOM FARMS The sweetest of the three, the Plum Butter from Pear Blossom Farms has a thin, jelly-like consistency. The vibrant purple hue will pique any picky eater’s interest, and the explosion of sweetness upon the first taste will seal the deal. The tangy flavors of plum are forthright, but a mix of spices offer a balanced experience. Try the spread on homemade biscuits or sourdough toast. pearblossomfarms.com

ELA FAMILY FARMS With more than 55 varieties of fruit trees grown on Ela Family Farms, the property produces some of the freshest fruit butters around. Our favorite was the Pear Butter, which only contains one ingredient: organic pears. The pears used are harvested at optimal ripeness before being sliced and slowly simmered. The result? A deliciously succulent topping to use on pancakes, toast, or flatbreads. elafamilyfarms.com

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Locally made fruit butters to indulge in this season.

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you guessed it, fruit butters. These delightfully sweet spreads can be used in a variety of recipes, which offers an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Have your kids come up with fun, tasty ways to use the topping, then take a vote on whose concoction turned out best. We tested a handful of fruit butters that are made right here in Colorado. Here’s what we loved the most.

· Slather it over toast or bagels · Top shortbread or sugar cookies · Use it in bread, muffin, or biscuit recipes · Stir it into oatmeal, yogurt, or soup · Enjoy with cheese and crackers · Add it as a topping to waffles, pie, pizza, burgers, or sandwiches · Sweeten up pork, ham, or chicken by using it as a glaze · Add it as a spread option on a charcuterie board

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Fun & Activities

Foxy Fall Leaves

Autumn creates the perfect excuse to go outside and find little bits of nature to craft with. This project combines beautifully colored leaves and black and white markers. Simply take your kids exploring, collect some foliage, and draw a variety of delightful fox faces. By Sofie Collin

YOU WILL NEED: · Maple leaves · Flower press (heavy books will also work) · Permanent, fine-tip black markers · White chalk marker, (used for blackboard)

DIRECTIONS: Before coloring, press the leaves in a flower press or between heavy books. Make sure all the leaves you’re using are completely dry. To avoid any tears, help your child hold their leaf down with your fingers, or tape the leaf to your surface, and then encourage them to color gently.

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Learn & Grow

When Grandparents Step In

Learn how some Colorado grandparents are becoming parents again, and what they need to succeed.

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Elizabeth Walden* of Northern Colorado is single and doesn’t have family nearby. She had to give up her career and travels to care for her 12- and 14-year-old grandsons, who’ve been with her now for 12 years; it was the difficult and right thing to do, she says. For a while things were okay; the boys were in sports and doing well in school, and the family took advantage of Colorado’s various activities. Then the pandemic’s isolation triggered her kids’ post traumatic stress disorder and compounded the negative effects of their ADHD, leaving them anxious and depressed. Walden’s search for mental health support came up short. The Grand Family Coalition is a wealth of information, according to Walden, but she’s still disappointed with the lack of visibility grandparents in her situation have, and the few sources of specific funding (for example scholarships for kid’s extracurricular activities) coming their way. “[We could use] just something to say, somebody Annette Hertz and out there really cares—send some DoorDash or her family with their take the kids for an hour,” Walden says. “Just to rescue dogs. acknowledge that I'm doing this difficult job.” At 50 years old, Hertz is on the younger end of her grandparenting support groups. She’s grateful for her advantages (income from work, energy to keep up), but grieves the loss of being just a grandparent. Her Christian faith helps her accept daily challenges. She’s grateful also for therapy, psychology, and neurology analysis which helped her learn about By Anna Sutterer childhood trauma, responses, and ways to make healthier bonds. eptember 12 is National Grandparents found both practical and emotional support. The eldest in her care every so often calls Hertz Day, a time to celebrate all the G-Mas, When Hertz didn’t know how to do her grand‘Mom,’ because according to him, she’s “earned the Mawmaws, G-Pas, and PawPaws. They’re daughter’s curly hair, a fellow grandma walked her title.” She took time off from her veterinary practice huggers, confidants, chauffeurs, advocates, and through the use of oils and various styles. When fear last year and became their teacher. Hertz and her sometimes legal guardians. crept in that any misstep could rip the kids away from husband helped the kids set routines and get involved Annette Hertz of Thornton is one of the estimat- her, others were there to let her know they’d been in activities. They foster and rescue dogs for the ed 36,459 grandparents responsible for their grand- there, too. love of the animals, but also to help their kids with children in Colorado, according to a grandfamilies. “There's been times in the last four years that I just emotional processing. org report. She’s the adoptive mother to four of her wanted to throw in the towel and say, ‘Am I doing the Some days, they take off the parenting hats and grandchildren, ages 5 to 10. right thing?’ And they're the ones that help pull you have a ‘Yes Day,’ modeled after the movie of the “The kids now call us ‘Meme Mom and Papa through,” Hertz says. same name. Dad,’” she says; the names reflect the dual roles she According to Gail Engel, founder of the Grand Fami“We’re grandma and grandpa on that day, we get to and her husband play. ly Coalition, folks in her group need more support than spoil them rotten, with certain limitations,” Hertz says. There are many reasons grandparents take up the is given to the general senior citizen population. “Those are fun days.” job of parenting again, and many routes to get there, “We are not saints, we are just family,” Engel says. all with varying levels of state engagement, benefits, “We do not have incomes set aside in the event our and challenges. For Hertz, it involved a four-year children fail, become addicted or mentally ill. We are NEED GRAND PARENTING SUPPORT? process with Child Protective Services (CPS) and mortified that child welfare will find us unfit. We are Grand Family Coalition hosts monthly peer her daughter, who struggles with mental illness. At too proud to ask for assistance because when you ask support groups in Ft. Collins and Loveland one point, there were 36 people enmeshed in the for help they don't know how to help.” (currently virtual) and kinship family nights family’s various cases and several communication The Grand Family Coalition provides social (childcare available). Their annual Grand Parents difficulties. The court finalized the adoptions in May activities for youth and guardians, meals at some Day Picnic is set for September 11 at Boyd Lake 2021. The weight lifted for a moment, but Hertz’ events, and (pre-COVID-19) a mentorship program State Park, in Loveland. grandfamilycoalition.org long term goal to move away from the city was cut through Colorado State University’s Social Work Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, off; the little ones needed to stay put. She was also school. They also link to various assistance programs, through Colorado State University, provides a aiding her aging mother. and advocate for more. Engel notes there is limited list of grandfamily support organizations around Hertz turned to members of her church, plus funding specific to grandfamilies, and not enough the state. grg.colostate.edu/support-groups.php support groups including the Grand Family volunteers or respite care options that are traumaCoalition, based out of Loveland. She’s learned more informed or able to deal with behavioral and about the tangled child services system, and has special needs. *Not her actual name.


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Pizza Places For Families Find the right ’za spot for your family whether you seek buttery crust, fun toppings, or a delectable dessert pie.

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Need a break from chef duties and a win with the kids? The unifying dish many families turn to is pizza. At its most basic form, the bread, sauce, and cheese checks all the boxes for a less, say, refined or adventurous palate. But what are the places that level up the experience for the whole family? Colorado Parent did some carb loading in pursuit of quality taste, menu selection, and atmosphere. Read on to find your next go-to spot.

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Pizza: Crush Pizza + Tap.

Crush Pizza + Tap’s Lemon Ricotta on Sicilian crust.


Most Unique Flavors:

The Lemon Ricotta pizza is a permanent feature, and just one of the many specialties, on Crush Pizza + Tap’s extensive menu. Go with the award-winning Sicilian crust on this one—you won’t regret it once you bite into the thick rectangle of buttery, crunchy bread. The rest is a smooth and lightly sweet blend of mellow cheese, fresh basil, garlic, and lemon zest. Other tempting picks include a pie piled “Mile High” with meats and Hot Mess featuring sopressata with pickled peppers, goat cheese, and honey. Highland, Denver. crushpizzatap.com HONORABLE MENTION: Blue Pan Pizza’s 44 toppings (regular, specialty, and premium) are available for customers to concoct their own pizza masterpiece; they’re also employed to make delicious combinations like the 3-1-3 (ricotta, salami, and sweet piquante peppers). Order on their special caramelized Detroit style crust, or a Chicago cracker or New York thin crust. West Highland and Congress Park, Denver. bluepandenver.com

Best for Crust-lovers:

Blue Pan's 3-1-3 pizza on the Detroit style crust.

Green pizza: Heather Gaumer. Pizza with honey: Beau Jo's. Background: Flavio Coelho/Getty images.

The twisted “mountain pie” crust at Beau Jo’s towers over the rest. Once you’re finished noshing on the lower portion of a slice, there’s still a hefty log of dough left. The best way to enjoy this bonus bready treat? A drizzle of honey from the bottle on the table. Order the mountain pie crust in Honey White or Agave Wheat; other crust styles include a medium “prairie pie.” Gluten-free and cauliflower crusts are available in 10-inch prairie pie style. Follow Beau Jo’s on social media for occasional family deals. Idaho Springs, Evergreen, Arvada, Longmont, Fort Collins, and Steamboat Springs. beaujos.com HONORABLE MENTION: The crust at Walter's 303 is buttery, has medium fluff, and a slight crisp, all of which make the final bits of bread just as satisfying as the whole slice. Uptown, Bow Mar, Lowry, Colorado Springs. walters303.com

PERFECT PAIR SALADS These fresh tosses will help you get some green into the meal, and love doing it. Hops&Pie’s Roasted Pear: mixed greens, toasted pine nuts, roasted pears, red onion, goat cheese, raspberry vinaigrette Piccolo’s South Western Cobb: mixed greens, grilled chicken, black beans, black olives, roasted corn, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, hard boiled eggs, cheddar jack cheese, chili-lime dressing Brooklyn’s Finest’s Spinach Salad: spinach, craisins, candied walnuts, red onions, feta cheese, Italian dressing

Beau Jo's mountain pie crust allows for more toppings and is great drizzled with honey.

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Mici Handcrafted Italian.

Kids get to pull on Mici's pizza dough while waiting for their meal.

Pizza for a Cause Pay for your pie knowing the dollars you spend support a good cause. These restaurants build community care into their models. Sexy Pizza: Order from a selection of “philanthro-pies” and Sexy Pizza will donate a portion of the proceeds to community partners including Project VOYCE, a youthdriven leadership and advocacy training program, and the Harm Reduction Action Center, for reducing the harms associated with drug use. The Denver-based joint also takes care of its employees with health and dental coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan match, and paid time off. Mici Handcrafted Italian: Each year, Mici donates more than $70,000 of value to local schools and children’s organizations through dining for dollars fundraisers, in-kind donations and sponsorships, and catering discounts for large orders including fundraisers and school lunches. Crush Pizza + Tap: Denver is expensive, so Crush found a way for the community to support their kitchen staff. A three percent “living wage” addition to each bill goes directly to workers to equalize employee wages and ease the stress of the ever-rising cost of living in the city.

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Best Interactivity:

The Mici Handcrafted Italian M.O. is to keep families—especially kids—entertained through their dining experience. From entrance to exit, there are interactive features, including a window into the kitchen and a shiny gelato display. Dough balls are delivered to the table so kids can stretch and form an edible creation while they wait for their meals. By the end of dinner, the staff will have baked the dough art and served it up warm. If the plan is pizza at home, Mici has the little ones covered with their pizza kits for takeout and delivery. These include raw ingredients for a 10-inch cheese pie, instructions for baking, and an activity sheet. Congress Park and Central Park, Denver; Parker, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Colorado Springs. miciitalian.com HONORABLE MENTION: Order a “Make Your Own Pizza” from Blue Pan’s Kid’s Menu. Staff delivers dough on a mini pizza peel plus sauce, cheese, and one topping ($8). West Highland and Congress Park, Denver. bluepandenver.com

Best Allergy/Special-Diet Friendly:

Ask for the “secret” menu at Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza to find a handful of vegan choices. The melted cheese is just fine but the main show is the toppings. The Rocket features a variety of veggies and a healthy drizzle of sweet and sticky balsamic vinegar. Don’t skip on the extra sprinkle of crumbly vegan Parmesan cheese, which provides a

bit more flavor and welcome texture. Gluten-free crust is available to all who need or desire the option. Denver and Englewood. marcoscfp.com HONORABLE MENTION: Esters offers gluten-free bread from Canyon Bakehouse in Johnstown and pizza crusts from Sweet Escape Bakery in Longmont, plus various gluten-free and vegan menu items. Swap the cheese on any pizza with Peaceful Rebel vegan mozzarella (also from Denver). Park Hill and Virginia Village, Denver. estersdenver.com

Best Family Dine-in Experience:

Enter Deli Italia through a one-aisle market and ponder what grocery souvenir you or the kids might want to go home with: A package of lady fingers? Imported cookies from Italy? House made alfredo sauce? The dining menu brings all the market’s ingredients to life with a dozen sub sandwiches and hand tossed pizzas each (don’t sleep on the flavorful salads, either). Each pie’s delicate crust is slightly puffed and lightly crunchy and buttery; the cornmeal underneath adds some texture and a little flavor. Though the menu changes periodically, if you get the chance, try the Specktacular—a fresh tasting pizza with smoky cured ham, garlic, three types of cheeses, and spinach. Any of the extra toppings—premium meats and cheeses you’d expect from a nice deli—are worth a taste; they’re pricey but unique. The restaurant has a full bar and a casual atmosphere; it can serve as a relaxed date night spot, but doesn’t give off a “just adults” vibe. Lakewood. deliitaliapizzeria.com


HONORABLE MENTION: Homegrown Tap & Dough’s vibe is a step above fast-casual. Ski lift seats and a full service bar give it a special gloss. The wood-fired pizza has a fairly thin crust with medium crunch, plus fresh and locally sourced ingredients, and the whole menu, including the Kids Korner, has several other options in case someone’s had enough pizza. Arvada and Washington Park, Denver. tapanddough.com

Best Dessert Pizza:

Technically, this one’s a calzone. But ample filling and a fluffy bread vessel make Frontroom Pizza’s dessert calzones a winner. Choose from three options: hot fudge (very rich!), apple pie (how’d they get so many slices in there?), and seasonal—this summer’s flavor was cherry pie. All are about the size of two iPhone 12 Pros stacked, and come with a scoop of refreshing vanilla ice cream. After a few pizza slices and a trip to the salad bar, you’re going to want to split these sweet treats with your favorite family member. Lakewood. frontroompizza.com HONORABLE MENTION: Marco’s CoalFired Pizza serves up a decadent Nutella pie. The crust is ultra thin and encases the gooey good stuff. Eight small slices are plenty to share between two or three people (unless you’re ready for a toothache), and the kids will love the dusting of powdered sugar on top. Englewood and Five Points, Denver. marcoscfp.com

Frontroom Pizza stuffs its apple pie calzone with fresh slices and tops it with caramel.

Kaos: Heather Gaumer. Dessert: Frontroom Pizza.

Best Date Night:

Kids Eat Free Nights

On the quaint South Pearl Street, Kaos Pizzeria serves up crave-worthy wood-fired pizzas with a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a romantic night in the lush garden patio. The extensive wine and beer list is sure to please parents on a kid-free outing. Kaos’ pizza crust is made with imported Italian flour, baked to a mix of a crisp and chewy base for toppings, which range from the expected—pepperoni, green pepper, pineapple—to the elevated—goat cheese, pulled pork, arugula. All are Colorado-sourced whenever possible to support the garden-to-plate foundation of the menu. Gluten free crust and dairy free cheese cater to special diets. Keep in mind that there are no reservations on Fridays and Saturdays; plan accordingly. Platt Park, Denver. kaospizzeria.com HONORABLE MENTION: Cart-Driver’s date night package at the Highland location takes the guesswork out of the evening. For $65, it comes with a farm greens salad, bread and butter, a simple Daisy pizza (like a margherita pizza, with upgrades available), a bottle of wine, and chocolate cremeaux. Highland and Five Points, Denver. cart-driver.com

Pizza night isn’t reserved for Fridays; not when there’s free deals like these during the week. Mici Handcrafted Italian: Mondays after 4pm with an adult purchase. Dine-in only. Esters: Monday nights at Oneida Park; Tuesday nights at Neighborhood Pub on South Holly. Frontroom Pizza: Tuesdays 5 p.m. to close, with a large pizza or adult entree purchase.

This Victorian house and garden patio is home to Kaos Pizzeria's delicious and elegant fare.

Oblio’s Pizzeria: Sunday nights, order a 12-inch, two-plus topping pizza and get one free kids’ pizza, or get two free kids’ pizzas with a 16-inch, two-plus topping pizza.

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Calendar SEPTEMBER

Our Picks For Little Ones

TALES FOR TOTS ONGOING See page 52

For Kiddos

CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL September 4-6 See page 49

Opener: Colorado Dragon Boa.

For Tweens

LABOR DAY BASE BALL September 6 See page 48

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Celebrate the contributions of Colorado's Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities at the Dragon Boat fest.

For Teens

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

Join Colorado’s annual celebration of Asian and Asian American heritage with the biggest Dragon Boat Festival in the U.S. Hundreds of volunteers make the event possible, complete with more than 150 performers and vendors, available to thousands of attendees at one scenic park. Free entry, vendor prices vary. Sloan's Lake Park, Denver.

32ND ANNUAL DENVER ART MUSEUM FRIENDSHIP POWWOW September 12 See page 50

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High Holidays with Judaism Your Way See Sept. 6. VIRTUAL Book Queeries: Lies We Tell Ourselves 4:30-

5:30pm. Explore queer representation in teen fiction. Teens across the gender and sexuality spectrum are welcome to attend and engage in fun, respectful dialogue and activities. For this meetup, the group will discuss Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. Allies welcome. Grades 6-12. calendar.boulderlibrary.org

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Colorado Springs Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

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There are loads of colorful sights, tasty bites, and fun activities at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Sept. 4-6.

3 FRIDAY

Blackpackers at Camp Shadybrook Sept. 3, 9am-Sept.

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5, 6pm. Blackpackers provides gear, outdoor excursions, and education for free (or subsidized) to people who are underrepresented in the outdoor industry. They invite families to sleepaway camp complete with archery, axe-throwing, a ropes course, poetry, yoga, and personal cabins. Register online. Camp Shady Brook YMCA, Deckers. coblackpackers.com

Olde Town Telescope Night

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8:30-10:30pm. Meet in Olde Town Arvada to take a peek at the night skies. The event will be canceled if there is inclement weather. All ages. Olde Town Square, Arvada. majesticviewnc.org

4 SATURDAY

A Paris Street Market Sept. 4, 8am-2pm (Aspen Grove); Sept. 18, 9am-3pm (Park Meadows). Attend an open-air, vintage, antique, and artisan market complete with home goods, clothing, and delicious food. Find the market outside the Aspen Grove shopping center and Park Meadows mall. Free entry, vendor prices vary. Littleton and Lone Tree locations. aparisstreetmarket.com

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High Holidays with Judaism Your Way Sept. 6 and 7

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(Rosh Hashanah); Sept. 15 and 16 (Yom Kippur); see online for details. Enjoy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, reunited under the open tent. The schedule will include in-person and live streamed events. All are welcome. Register online. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, Denver. judaismyourway.org

Forever Family Ride 9am. Enjoy a scenic motorcycle ride route, food and drink, live music, giveaways, and a live auction. The Realities for Children Forever Family Ride helps local children who are at-risk and waiting for a forever family of their own. Age 21 and up. Registration required for riders and passengers. $40 rider, $20 passenger. Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, Loveland. realitiesforchildren.com

Labor Day Base Ball 10am-5pm. Cheer on the Camp Creek Cloud Busters (the Rock Ledge Ranch home team) in a vintage 1880s style baseball match. Game rules: no spittin’, no swearin’, no gloves. “Cranks” (the spectators) can influence the umpire’s call in their team’s favor. Bring small bills for cold old-fashioned sodas, peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jacks. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Free entry. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs. rockledgeranch.com

Sept. 8-12. Times vary by day. Bring your large reusable shopping bags to this sale full of gently used clothes, accessories, and toys for kids of all ages. $5 Sept. 8, free Sept. 9-12. Colorado Springs Event Center, Colorado Springs. coloradosprings.jbfsale.com

Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale Sept. 8-12, times vary, 10am-4pm. Peruse exhibits of dolls and miniature models, on sale for the public, throughout the weekend. Dealers and artists from around the nation will provide supplies and accessories to build, finish, and furnish miniature creations. Colorado artists will show their latest works for inspiration. In a special Kids’ Workshop, ages 6-16 may register to make a Teddy Bear Picnic scene. Find a full schedule and tickets online. $8 adult, $4 youth age 3-12 for sales room admission; workshop prices $45-$135. DoubleTree by Hilton DTC, Greenwood Village. dmmdt.org

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Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale See Sept. 8. VIRTUAL Parent University: Understanding Anxiety and Depression 9:30-10:30am. Join Alex

HOT TIP There’s nothing like kicking a ball across the field on a crisp fall day. Get out there; it’s National Youth Soccer Month! Find ideas and materials to use for your celebration at usyouthsoccer.org, or take in a Colorado Rapids game, they play at home four times this month. coloradorapids.com

Cherry Creek Arts Fest:Rob Horner.

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Fruit wash: Majestic View Nature Center.

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Yannaconne from the Colorado Depression Center in this workshop to learn how to identify signs and symptoms associated with anxiety and depressive disorders. Find new approaches and tools in understanding mental health conditions, and learn skills and treatment to support a loved one. For parents of middle school students. Register online. aspenacademy.org

Raptor Day Noon-4pm. Enjoy a live

Used Book Sale at the Streets of SouthGlenn

Children’s Museum of Denver 48th Birthday Bash 6pm. Get

Sept. 9-11, 10am-7pm; Sept. 12, 11am-5pm. Shop thousands of gently-loved books, media, and collectibles for all ages. The Friends of Arapahoe Libraries raises funds to support library programs and services. Book prices vary (Thu-Sat), $8 per bag (Sun). The Streets at SouthGlenn, Centennial. arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com

ready to “Unleash the Power of Play” with an evening of cocktails and tasty bites, auctions, and dancing. All proceeds directly benefit the Museum’s educational programs, exhibits, access initiatives and general operations. Age 21 and up. Find tickets online. $175. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

VIRTUAL Red Cross: Stay Safe in Emergencies Sept. 9,

5-6pm; Sept. 20, 4:30-5:30pm. Children will learn preparedness and safety skills for emergency situations, taught by the Red Cross. Ages 5-12. Register online. arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com

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Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale See Sept. 8. Used Book Sale at the Streets of SouthGlenn See Sept. 9. Nature Playdate

raptor experience from Raptor Education Foundation. Various learning stations throughout the Gardens share the natural history of several species, plus the importance of raptors to ecological diversity. REF staff will discuss topics including predator/prey relationships and habitat preservation. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

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Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale See Sept. 8. Used Book Sale at the Streets of SouthGlenn See Sept. 9. Bumps & Babies Community Baby Shower 9am-noon. Expectant families are invited to make connections and find answers from leading maternity professionals. Enjoy food, educational opportunities, and giveaways plus door prizes at this community baby shower. $5 per family in advance, $10 at the door. Sky Ridge Medical Center, Lone Tree. bumpsandbabies2021admission. eventbrite.com

plants found on and around this historic ranch property and how Native Americans used them in their daily lives. Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree. schweigerranch.org

1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market Sept. 11 and 12, 10am-4pm. Return to the early days of the West with immersive activities for the whole family. Trained historic interpreters share day-to-day skills from the 1840s, such as horse and mule packing, fire-starting, beadwork, moccasin-making, and arrow-making. Authentic Spanish Colonial artists demonstrate and sell their creations, including retablos, santos, jewelry, metalwork, and furniture. Additional activities include demonstrations with birds of prey, provided by Hawkquest; storytelling, and live music. $5, free age 12 and under. The Fort Restaurant, Morrison. tesoroculturalcenter.org

The Family Center Fiesta 2-6pm. Sip margaritas, dance, and celebrate the impact The Family Center makes in the community. Tickets include entrance to the party, two drink tickets, fiesta appetizers, live music, and the opportunity to bid on auction items. Age 21 and up. $45. Casa Margaritas, Fort Collins. thefamilycenterfc.org

Black Iris Cirque Sept. 11, 7:30pm; Sept. 12, 2pm. Artists from Circus Foundry join in acrobatic, aerial, juggling, hula hoop, silks, Chinese pole, and bullwhip acts accompanied by singers from Black Iris Collective, covering artists like Billie Eilish, Lourde, Radiohead, and Shawn Mendes. Age 10 and up. $39 and up. The PACE Center, Parker. parkerarts.org

Festival & Fair

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival Sept. 4 and 5, 10am-7pm; Sept. 6, 10am-5pm. Close out the summer event season with this festival featuring rides and attractions for kids, the Great Zucchini Race, artisan vendors, live performances at the Bandshell, and a food court and beer garden. Central Park, Boulder. bceproductions.com Cherry Creek Arts Festival Sept. 4 and 5, 10am-8pm; Sept. 6, 10am-6pm. Meander through tons of art exhibitor booths, dance to live music at the main stage, savor snack and treats at Culinary Avenue, and create art with the whole family at Artivity Avenue. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver. cherrycreekartsfestival.org Colorado State Fair Aug. 27Sept. 6. Mon-Thur, noon-11pm; Fri-Sun, 10am-11pm; Labor Day, 10am-11pm. Enjoy rodeos, a horse show, concerts, food vendors, and more. All ages. Find a full schedule and tickets online. Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo. coloradostatefair.com Denver Arts Festival Sept. 18, 10am-6pm; Sept. 19, 10am-5pm. Walk through rows of local and select national artists’ booths featuring fine arts and crafts. Parking is free. Please leave dogs at home. DAF Conservatory Green, Denver. denverartsfestival.com

Four Mile Free Day

The New American Arts Festival Sept. 11-18, event times vary. Celebrate diversity in the Colorado art scene; enjoy 51 performances of musicals, dance, theater, spoken word, drag, magic, and fashion. Grab a bite of various cuisines from food trucks. Learn from wellness workshops. Limited seating in person. Live streaming available. All ages. Vintage Theatre Productions, Aurora. roshnidenver.wixsite.com

10am-4pm. Travel back to 1859 for free. Enjoy historic demonstrations, a tour of the Four Mile House Museum, and meet farm animals. House Museum tours accommodate up to 10 guests and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Four Mile Historic Park. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Summerfest Sept. 4 and 5, 10am-5pm. Enjoy a two-day arts and music festival featuring more than 50 art vendors, a beer garden, and a children’s area with arts and crafts. Buchanan Recreation Park, Evergreen. evergreen.org

10-11:30am. Connect with your little ones in the Nature Explore Space at Majestic View Nature Center. Try new activities or simply play in nature with wood cookies, forts, and more. Outdoors only, so dress for the weather. Ages 2-12. Adults must also register and supervision is required. Majestic View Nature Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Schweiger Ranch Nature Walk: Native American Plant Uses 9:30-11am. Discover the various

Play and learn with nature’s bountiful offerings during Nature Playdate, Sept. 10.

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1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market See Sept. 11. Black Iris Cirque See Sept. 11. Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale See Sept. 11. Used Book Sale at the Streets of SouthGlenn See Sept. 9.

Special Families

Battle of the Bats Softball Tournament 8am-6pm. Join Special Olympics Colorado in the first ever community-wide softball tournament to raise funds for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Colorado. This event is open to the public, including corporate groups, to gather teams for the competitive or recreational division. Special Olympics Colorado athletes will serve as volunteers, fans in the stands, and sideline reporters. All participants will play three games and will receive a complimentary event t-shirt. Age 18 and up. Free registration, $625 minimum team fundraising goal. Clement Park, Littleton. specialolympicsco.org Sibling Clubhouse Through Oct. 2, 4-5pm. First Saturdays. Hang out with other kids who have siblings with autism and understand the dynamic. Participants should be old enough to have a meaningful conversation about being a sibling of someone with autism. Email connect@autismcommunitystore.com, or see the Autism Community Store Facebook page for event link. Autism Community Store, Aurora. autismcommunitystore.com VIRTUAL Youth Support

Group Through Dec. 11. Ongoing, second Saturdays, segundo sábados; 11am-noon. Learn, meet, and have fun with like minded people ages 13-27. By Grupo Vida, an organization for families with special needs. Register online. Reuniones amenas de una hora con jóvenes de tu edad. Aprende, descubre y disfruta. Por Grupo Vida, una organización para familias con necesidades especiales. Registro en línea. elgrupovida.org

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32nd Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow 11am-5pm. Come together

Friendship Powwow: Christina Jackson.

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and celebrate the diverse Indigenous community here on the Front Range. This year’s event will take place at the Denver Indian Center. Enjoy the singing, dancing, and fry bread. Free entry. Denver Indian Center, Denver. denverartmuseum.org

Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion Trio Concert 6-7:15pm. Enjoy a creekside concert featuring Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion Trio. They perform a passionate, rhythmic, and lyrical mix of original music that combines Flamenco, Latin, and World music influences. No tickets or reservations. Patrons are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets. All ages. Boulder Public Library, Boulder. calendar.boulderlibrary.org

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High Holidays with Judaism Your Way See Sept. 6.

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High Holidays with Judaism Your Way See Sept. 6. Douglas County Just Between Friends Sale Sept 16-19. 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. $5 Sept. 16, free Sept. 17-19. Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Center, Castle Rock. douglascounty.jbfsale.com

Wine Walk 5-8pm. Stroll the Southlands center and enjoy tastings of wines and beer from several booths. Entertainment and sidewalk sales round out the experience. A portion of the ticket price benefits the Aurora Family YMCA. Age 21 and up. $15. Southlands Shopping Center, Aurora. shopsouthlands.com

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A Paris Street Market See Sept. 4. G.O. Time (Get Outdoors) 9-10am. Participate in

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Join community members in honoring the many Native tribes and nations that call Colorado home, Sept. 12. organized outdoor nature activities at Majestic View Nature Center. Ages 4-9. Register online. Majestic View Nature Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Pollinator BioBlitz Challenge 9am-noon. Record the Monarch butterflies and other pollinators you see, along with their habitats, to gather conservation data and protect pollinators in the community. No experience necessary. All ages. Majestic View Nature Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Bee Boulder Family Festival 10am-2pm. Enjoy educational activities, live music featuring Jeff & Paige, face painting, prizes, and more during this day of celebration for the worker bees of the natural world. This is one of many community-wide events taking place around Boulder during Pollinator Appreciation Month. All ages. Glenn Huntington Bandshell, Boulder. calendar.boulderlibrary.org

2021 Colorado Springs Plane Pull 10am-3pm. Flex your tug-of-war strength in this event where teams will pull a 25,000-pound PBYCatalina plane twenty feet across the tarmac, competing for the fastest time. Each team’s fundraising benefits Special Olympics Colorado. Spectators can enjoy activities, food, drinks, vendors, and games. Free registration, donations and fundraising. National Museum of WWII Aviation, Colorado Springs. specialolympicsco.org

Create a Business Plan Workshop 10:15am-2pm. Work your way through creating a business plan. No need to even have an idea, Young Americans Bank will help with that. Participants will learn why entrepreneurship is important, come up with an idea, and do market research, strategy, and financial analysis. Ages 6-21. Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank‚ Denver. yacenter.org

Schweiger Ranch Open Day 1-5pm. Visit the historic property and explore the ranch with a self-guided tour. Face masks are required and the house is closed to the public. Schweiger Ranch, Lone Tree. schweigerranch.org

Cake Master Live: Demo with Duff 7:30pm. Learn about Ace of Cakes and Charm City Cakes’ Chef Duff Goldman’s life and work as a classicallytrained pastry chef turned internationallyrecognized cake decorator. Then, watch as he performs a live demo showcasing signature designs and recipes, using mallets, metal cutters, Gorilla Glue, and power drills. $54 and up. The PACE Center, Parker. parkerarts.org

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Red Cross: Stay Safe in Emergencies See Sept. 9.

21 TUESDAY

VIRTUAL Parenting Strategies: Coping with Change

4-5pm. Just in time for the new school


Mini picnic: Denver Museum Of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys.

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year, connect with an early childhood behavior expert, Jen Kniffin-Turner, a mental health consultant and therapist in private practice. Learn how to deal with typical, and not-so-typical, behaviors including temper tantrums, defiance, developmental concerns, sensory behaviors, and trauma processing. For parents and caregivers of children ages 0-8. Register online. arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com

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Family Discovery Series: Hunk-Ta-BunkTa Music with Katherine Dines 10am. Bring the family to a performance by award-winning performer, Katherine Dines, who engages audiences of all ages with dance, stories, zany props, sign language, and global instruments Find tickets online. $10. The Schoolhouse, Parker. parkerarts.org VIRTUAL Book Explorers & Family Stories: Illustrating Your Story, with Museo de las Americas 10-11am in English,

11am-noon en Español. Students will learn about different family traditions and create their own illustrated family stories, guided by Carmen Lomas Garza, known for her colorful and detailed illustrations of her own memorable family traditions. Bring something to write with and write on. Ages 5-12. Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre las diferentes tradiciones familiares y crearán sus propias historias familiares ilustradas. Carmen Lomas Garza, conocida por sus coloridas y detalladas ilustraciones de experiencias memorables con su familia y sus tradiciones, la guiará. Lleve un kit de exploradores de libros o algo para escribir y sobre lo que escribir. De 5-12 años. denverlibrary.org

Rock Ledge Ranch Powwow 10am-5pm. Celebrate the rich American Indian heritage of the Pikes Peak region with members of many tribes. The event includes exhibition dances, contests, drums and singers, food, arts and crafts, and

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.

Aurora History Museum Tue-Fri, 9am-4pm (closed noon-1pm); Sat, 11am-4pm. 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora. 303-739-6660. auroragov. org/things_to_do/aurora_history_museum

Downtown Aquarium Sun-Thurs, 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm. $23.50 ages 12-64, $22.50 seniors, $17.50 ages 3-11, free age 2 and under. 700 Water St., Denver. 303-561-4450. downtownaquarium.com

Butterfly Pavilion Daily, 9am-6pm. $13 adult, $11 seniors, $9 ages 2-12, free under age 2 and members. 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 303-469-5441. butterflies.org

Four Mile Historic Park Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm. $5 adult; $4 seniors, military; $3 ages 7-17, free age 6 and under and members. 715 S. Forest St. Denver. 720-865-0800. fourmilepark.org

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus Wed-Sun, 8:30am-4pm. Two, 3½-hour play sessions each day. $15 ages 2-59, $13 ages 1 and 60+, $1 Explorer Pass, free under age 1 and members. 2121 Children's Museum Dr., Denver. 303-433-7444. mychildsmuseum.org

History Colorado Center Daily, 10am-5pm; Thu, 10am-8pm. $14 adult, $12 seniors, $10 ages 16-22 with student ID, $8 ages 5-15, free age 4 and under and members. 1200 Broadway, Denver. 303-447-8679. historycolorado.org/history-colorado-center

Denver Art Museum Daily, 10am-5pm; $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 seniors, military, and college student, free age 18 and under. 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver. 720-913-0130. denverartmuseum.org Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms Daily, 9am-4pm. $10 adults; $7 seniors, military, students, and ages 3-12; free age 2 and under and members. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. 720-865-3500. botanicgardens.org Denver Botanic Gardens York Street Thu-Sun, Tue; 9am-8pm; Mon, Wed; 9am-3pm. $15 adult, $11.50 seniors and military, $11 ages 3-15 and student, free age 2 and under. Mordecai Children’s Garden is open. 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3500. botanicgardens.org Denver Firefighters Museum Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm. $9 adult; $8 seniors, military, firefighters, and students; $7 ages 3-12; free age 2 and under and members. 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver. 303-8921436. denverfirefightersmuseum.org Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys Fri-Sat, 10am-4:30pm; Sun, 1-4pm. $5 adult, $4 child (4-16) and seniors, free age 3 and under and members. 830 Kipling St., Lakewood. 303-322-1053. dmmdt.org Denver Museum of Nature & Science Daily, 9am-5pm, open until 9 p.m. on Fridays. $18.95$19.95 adult, $15.95-$16.95 seniors, $13.95-$14.95 ages 3-18, free age 2 and under and members. 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. 303-370-6000. dmns.org Denver Zoo Daily; 8:30am open for members, 10am open to the public; closing hours vary by day. $20 adult, seniors; $14 child ages 3-11; free age 2 and under and members. 2300 Steele St., Denver. 720-337-1400. denverzoo.org

Little ones will love the Kids’ Workshop at the Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale, Sept. 8-12.

Littleton Museum Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm. 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton. 303-795-3950. littletongov.org/museum Longmont Museum Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Thu, 9am-9pm; Sun, 1-5pm. $8 adults; $5 students, seniors; free age 3 and under and members. 400 Quail Rd., Longmont. 303-651-8374. longmontcolorado.gov/ departments/departments-e-m/museum Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center Fri, noon-4pm; Sat and Sun, 11am-4pm. 910 Colorow Road Golden. 720-497-7600. jeffco.us/1281/Lookout-Mountain-Preserve-andNature-Cen Majestic View Nature Center Tue-Sat, 10am-3pm. 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. 720-898-7405. majesticviewnaturecenter.arvada.org Museum of Boulder Sun and Mon, Thu-Sat, 9am-5pm; Wed, 9am-8pm. $10 adult; $8 seniors, youth, students; free children under 5 and members. 2205 Broadway, Boulder. 303-449-3464. museumofboulder.org Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Grounds open daily sunrisesunset. The Visitor Center is open Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm. 6550 Gateway Rd., Commerce City. 303-289-0930. fws.gov/refuge/rocky_mountain_arsenal University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (closed) Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $16.95 ages 17-64; $12.95 seniors, military; $9.95 ages 4-16, free age 3 and under and members. 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver. 303-360-5360. wingsmuseum.org WOW! Children’s Museum Tue-Sat, 9am-4:30pm (closed noon-1pm). $5 adult, $10 child (age 1-11), free under age 1 and members. 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette. 303-604-2424. wowchildrensmuseum.org Reserved Tickets Required

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education. Please leave dogs at home. Free entry, vendor prices vary. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs. rockledgeranch.com

Ongoing Events SEASONAL OFFERINGS

Civic Center EATS Tue-Thu,

Vintage Baseball Game

11am-7pm. Enjoy local food truck treats at Denver’s Civic Center for lunch or dinner three days a week. Truck schedules and menus, as well as an option to pre-order, are online. Vendor prices vary. Civic Center Park, Denver. cceatsmenu.com

Noon-3pm. Enjoy an old fashioned baseball game in the picturesque and historic setting of Walker Ranch Homestead. The Walker Ranchers, local recruits, will play the Star Base Ball Club of Colorado. Listen for the players’ nicknames and a bell ringing as players reach home plate. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating, and a picnic with drinking water for your household. All ages. Walker Ranch Homestead, Boulder. bouldercounty.org VIRTUAL Teen Virtual

Summit: Climate Justice Activist and Teen Author Alexandria Villaseñor 4:30-6pm. Create community by joining the conversation with teen author Alexandria Villaseñor and local teen leaders. Learn about Alexandria's essay called “A Letter to Adults.” Hear about the work Alexandria is doing for climate justice, and leave inspired to take action. Grades 6-12. Register online. calendar.boulderlibrary.org

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VIRTUAL Bilingual Stories: Heroic Children in Folktales

4:30-5:30pm. In many folktales, children are heroes who save the day, outsmart

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Fiddler on the Roof Sept. 18Oct. 10. Fri and Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 2:30pm. The iconic musical

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The great game of baseball is thrown way back in time at this vintage sporting event in Boulder, Sept. 26. adults, and even trick monsters. Hear stories from Latin America told in Spanish and English, presented by storyteller, podcaster, and author Carolina Quiroga. Young children and parents. arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com

Earmuff Magic for Grandparents’ Month 5:30-7pm. Celebrate Grandparents’ Month by creating ear muffs that represent warmth and comfort. Learn how to identify your product’s target market and make a marketing plan accordingly. Ages 8-14. $10. Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank, Denver. yacenter.org

tells the story of milkman Tevye and his daughters whose lives are overshadowed by the rise of antisemitism in early 20th century. All ages. $30 adult, $26 seniors age 62 and up, $20 student age 21 and under. Center Stage, Evergreen. ovationwest.org Hundred Days Sept. 7-Oct. 10. ThuSat, 7:30pm; Sun, 2pm. What would you do if you only had 100 days left to live? That’s the question this folk-punk musical seeks to answer. A couple remember the story of how they fell in love, unleashing a musical dreamscape about embracing uncertainty and taking a leap. $30-$40 adult; $28 senior, student; $15 age 12 and under. Aurora Fox Arts Center, Aurora. aurorafoxartscenter.org

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26; Sat and Sun, 9am-5pm. Fans of Thomas, the No. 1 engine, are invited to a welcome party for the famed train. Hop on board and enjoy handsfree activities plus live entertainment, a scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, and sing-alongs. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended, space is limited. All ages welcome. $23 ages 2 and older, free under 2. coloradorailroadmuseum.org NATURE PROGRAMS AND CLASSES

Drop-in Discoveries Ongoing. Third Tue, 10-11am. Experience nature’s surprises with hands-on programming featuring a range of nature topics. All ages. Majestic View Nature Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Nature Rhythms Through Sept. 11. Second Sat, 7-8pm. Listen to and experience a hands-on sound bath in the gardens at sunset. All ages. $8. Majestic View Nature Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51. CLASSES, CLUBS, AND PROGRAMS VIRTUAL Academic Writing Help Sessions

Sept. 1-29. Wed, 3:30-5pm. Need help with a school assignment or a particular type of writing? Drop in to an academic writing help sessions on Wednesday afternoons to get help from a Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor. Ages 8-18. lighthousewriters.org

Backcountry Outdoor Movies Sept. 3-4, 8:30pm. Spread out under the night sky and in front of a giant screen to enjoy the family-friendly films Moana or The Goonies. Grab some grub from rotating food trucks. Find tickets online. Proceeds benefit the Backcountry Conservation and

VIRTUAL First Friday Youth Phoenix Rising Workshop Ongoing. First Fri,

6-6:30. Hear from youth poets who are part of the Art from Ashes programs. Participants ages 12-24 can sign up and get paid to perform on the organization’s Instagram Live (@afaphoenix). artfromashes.org

Go Club for Kids & Teens Sept. 3-25. Sept. 5-26. Sun, 2-5:30pm. Learn to play the ancient board game known as Go. Developed 4,000 years ago in China, the rules are simple and can be taught in a few minutes, but it can take a lifetime to master the game. Go boards are provided and take-home sets made of cardboard are available for free. Age 5 and up. Boulder Public Library, Boulder. calendar.boulderlibrary.org

Kids Art Nite Sept. 3 and 18 (grades 1-5), 6-8pm; Sept. 11 and 25 (grades pre-K-K), 4-6pm. Leave your kiddos at the studio for an art experience while you enjoy a relaxing evening out. Reservation required. $35. artSPARK Creative Studio, Littleton. artsparkcreative.com

Pee Wee Art Through Dec. 8. Wed, 4:30-5:30pm. Parents, introduce your preschooler(s) to the arts and assist with their creative process. At each program, your little artist will be introduced to a new art medium and technique: drawing, painting, sculpture and more. They’ll come home with their own works of art. $25. Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village. greenwoodvillage.com VIRTUAL Queer and Trans Youth Group Ongoing.

Thu, 4:30pm. Drop in to a social support group for LGBTQ youth ages 12-18. Contact Jenna, Out Boulder’s Youth Program Manager, at jhowerton@outboulder.org. bocoyouthevents.org

Tales for Tots Ongoing. Second and fourth Tue, 9am. Join in on

Vintage Baseball: Boulder County.

Alice in Wonderland Aug. 14-Sept. 5 (Su Teatro Cultural Arts Center); Sept. 630 (streaming); Sept. 29 (Phamaly's Big Night). Phamaly Theatre Company, Denver’s disabilityaffirmative theatre, presents an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, written by David Jacobi, featuring an original music soundtrack by Denver’s experimental music group, Wheelchair Sports Camp. $30-$40 in person, see website for virtual ticket pricing. Various locations in Denver and online. phamaly.org

Day Out With Thomas. Sept. 11-

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city. History Colorado Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Memory Mirror Ongoing. Daily, 10am-5pm. Step into this immersive installation and explore your relationship with memory through animation, dioramas, and interactive storytelling. Designed to evoke the memory of a relative’s living room, Memory Mirror will transform the museum’s Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den. Included with admission: $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 seniors, military, and college student, free age 18 and under. Denver Art Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze Through Sept. 19.

Teen musicians benefit from access to equipment and local professionals at Youth On Record’s Open Lab. storytime complete with finger plays and a self-guided tour of the Denver Firefighters Museum. Ages 2-5. Free with admission. Denver Firefighters Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Youth On Record Open Lab Ongoing. Fri, 3:30-5:30pm; Sat, 11:30am-2:30pm. Interested in creating music, learning about the business/marketing side, hearing from guest speakers, and being part of a community of like-minded individuals? Participate in music seminars and workshops for youth, led by local professionals. Ages 14-20. Register online. Youth on Record, Denver, youthonrecord.org MUSEUM MEANDERINGS

Recording music: Youth On Record.

Americas COVID-19 Memorial Sept. 3-25. Tue-Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. Museo de las Americas will host a free, in-person exhibition highlighting artworks from commissioned artists and the public. This is an artist-driven project to acknowledge and express the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas. $8 general admission; $5 students, seniors, military; free age 12 and under and members. Museo de las Americas, Denver. museo.org

Aurora Parks Explored Through Oct. 31. Tue-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sat, 11am-4pm. Aurora’s 100 parks offer an oasis for recreation, relaxation, and play. At this exhibition, visitors learn about and explore the city parks in a new way. Aurora History Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Birdly Virtual Reality Experience Ongoing; Daily, 9am-5pm; Fri, 9am-9pm. Hop on the Birdly simulation flyer with head-mounted VR display to get a pterodactyl's-eye view of a prehistoric landscape. Riders will experience multi-sensory elements such as headwind simulation, 3D audio, and visual impact. Guests must have a 48-inch wingspan to fly, face coverings must be worn, and guests using wheelchairs must transfer to ride. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Borderlands of Southern Colorado Ongoing. History Colorado’s exhibit centers Chicano, Indigenous, and Mestizo perspectives on the shifting geopolitical history of southern Colorado. It’s rich in oral histories and first-person accounts, and will be a core, ongoing exhibition. History Colorado Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artifacts from 2020 Through Sept. 17. Explore the relationships between simultaneous events—from world wars, to movements for civil rights, to pandemics—in Boulder’s past and present. The exhibit includes art gathered from the community that encapsulates and evokes the events of 2020. Museum of Boulder. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Five Points Plus: Neighborhood Memory Project Through Nov. 1. Daily, 10am-5pm. Take in the collective memory of an important Denver neighborhood: Five Points. Enjoy a mural by artist Adri Norris, artifacts from Five Points eras, a sound installation featuring community storytellers, photos, and a soundtrack by KUVO radio. History Colorado Center. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Makerspace: Build! Ongoing; Daily, 10am-5pm. People of all ages can explore history-based questions through creative, hands-on opportunities in the History Colorado Center’s makerspace. Develop a better understanding of Denver’s built environment through designing and creating your own cardboard building and add it to an imagined, communal

Daily, 9am-5pm. Guests can create, manipulate, and experience patterns as they explore the ways nature organizes itself and inspires human designs such as the Parthenon in Greece and Denver’s iconic “Big Blue Bear.” Identify patterns in music, art, architecture, and even your own body. $9 adult, $7 seniors, youth ages 3-18; plus general admission. Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Oracles of the Pink Universe Through Sept. 12. Daily, 10am-5pm. Explore the interplay between magical realism and history through the works of South African contemporary artist Simphiwe Ndzube. A genre first conceptualized in Latin America, magical realism infuses reality with elements of the fantastical. Ndzube’s pieces include vibrant paintings and sculptures, some of which transform from two dimensional to three dimensional works of art. $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 seniors, military, and college student, free age 18 and under. Denver Art Museum. See Where the Kids Are, page 51.

Van Gogh Alive Through Sept. 26. Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu; 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm. Surround yourself with Van Gogh’s masterpieces through lights, sounds, and smells accompanying oversized artworks. $35 and up. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, Denver. denvercenter.org

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Corn Maze: Anderson Farms.

Amazing Fall Fun

Have a ball this harvest time picking pumpkins and racing through corn.

Activities abound at the Anderson Farms festival, including a massive corn maze, pumpkin patch, rides, and concessions, plus Terror in the Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt after dark.

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elebrate the new season by taking the family to one of the fall festivals popping up across the Front Range.

CORN MAZE AT CHATFIELD FARMS Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. Take on the big bee-themed maze at the Littleton location of Denver Botanic Gardens, or send a little one through the kiddie size maze. Try a barrel train ride, or a pirate ship-themed escape room. Picnic tables are available on a first-come first-served basis; bring your own food or purchase from vendors onsite. The pumpkin patch is accessible during the Pumpkin Festival October 8-10. Halloween masks and costumes are not permitted. $13 adult member; $15 adult; $13 student, senior, military, youth ages 3 to 15; $10 child member; free age 2 and under. Additional fees for the escape room. Denver Botanic

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Gardens at Chatfield Farms, Littleton. botanicgardens.org LONE CREEK FARMS FALL FESTIVAL Sept. 24 through Oct. 31. Hours of fun await with the numerous attractions dotting these festival grounds. Pan for gold in a creek after taking a hay wagon ride, find your way out of a large corn maze, race on pedal karts, and jump on a giant inflated pumpkin. Refresh your energy with lemonade, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts made on site. $19.95, $16.95 seniors and military, free age 3 and under. Entry includes most activities. Lone Creek Farms, Franktown. lonecreekfarms.com

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U-PICK-EM PUMPKINS Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. Enjoy your pumpkin picking tradition at this 120-acre patch. Grab cornstalks, crisp straw bales, goofy gourds and bright Indian corn to keep the pumpkin company. Then, take a tour through the corn and hay bale mazes and visit the farm animals. See online for details and safety updates. Free admission, pumpkin and vendor prices vary. Rock Creek Farm, Broomfield. rockcreekfarm.com ANDERSON FARMS FALL FESTIVAL September 22 through October 31. Reserve a private campfire station as your home base for snacking on s'mores and concessions, then venture out to conquer the 25-acre corn maze, pick up a squash or gourd, or ride the pedal karts. Terror in the

Corn and Zombie Paintball Hunt are available after dark. $15 age 4 and up (Mon to Thu), $23 weekend; free age 3 and under. Anderson Farms, Erie. andersonfarms.com OSBORN FARM PUMPKIN PATCH Sept. 25 through Oct. 31. This family-run farm offers heaps of pumpkins, gourds, corn, and straw bales, all available for picking and purchasing. Hay rides are offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs are allowed (on-leash). Parking and admission are free, but produce prices vary. Osborn Farm, Loveland. osbornfarm.com Watch for more corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and fall festivals at coloradoparent.com


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