Meet The Team

Dr. Carter is a compassionate, experienced dentist who will partner with you to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile! For two decades, Dr. Carter has served patients with quality dental care, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, dentures, and children’s dentistry. Dr. Carter’s team focuses on building personal relationships with patients and their families, while providing lasting dental work that looks and feels great. With quality care, we have developed a loyal patient base.

Dr. Carter Smiles Team

Dr. Colleen Carter, DDS

Dr. Colleen Carter

Dr. Carter earned her Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from the University of Colorado in 1983, and then continued her education to earn a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the same university in 1989. She completed advanced residencies in dental implants, sleep apnea, and general dentistry. Dr. Carter is licensed to practice in the state of Colorado and maintains memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Sleep Dentistry, American Dental Association, and other professional organizations. She enjoys biking and hiking at the Cherry Creek Reservoir, gardening, and cooking for friends and family, as well as being a big Iowa Hawks and CU Buffs fan. Dr. Carter is the proud mother of three children. Dr. Carter’s purpose is to preserve and restore patients’ optimal oral health by applying her intelligence, experience, and skill, while also using the most up-to-date and trusted dental therapies. She wants to build winning relationships with her patients.

Dr. Carter is an accredited member of the prestigious American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry.

Denise Tatum

Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Denise Tatum: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Denise has worked with Dr. Carter for over 20 out of her 27 years in the dental profession. She was raised in Aurora and still has family in the area. Denise enjoys getting to know all her patients personally. In her free time, she likes reading, arts and crafts, baking, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Dana O’Neal

Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana O’Neal: Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana has been a dental hygienist for 17 years, since graduating with a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from Colorado University School of Dentistry. She has been with Dr. Carter’s practice for 10 years and refers to the team as a “fine-oiled machine.” In addition to loving the people she works with, Dana is focused on giving our patients the best dental experience possible when they arrive in the office. Away from the office, she enjoys Bible study, singing, and reading. Dana is married with four children.

Alicia

Receptionist

Alicia

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