Dr. Chelsea Stangl
I decided I was going to be a dentist when I was 7 years old. I’m not sure exactly why, but I started orthodontics in first grade and my orthodontist was awesome. Also, my aunt was the office manager at my general dentist’s office so I loved going in there because I always got an extra toy out of the treasure chest!
As I got a little older, I realized it wasn’t all rainbow rubber bands and treasure chests that made the dentists in my life so great; it was that they were passionate about helping people. After attending the University of Southern California for college I went east to Boston University School of Dental Medicine where I graduated Cum Laude (and met Dave). Once I was in dental school it became clear being a general dentist was what I was meant to do. Connecting with patients is the best part of my job. I’m fortunate that helping a phobic patient work through their fears or giving someone the smile they have dreamed of or simply getting someone out of pain is my job! That does not get old.
Continuing education is extremely important to all of us at Crested Butte Family Dental. We spends hundreds of hours each year individually or as a team learning as much as we can to best serve our patients. Dental school does a decent job of giving you the basics, but continuing education is where you learn the treatments and technology that you can become passionate about. We have the leading technology and have spent numerous hours learning how best to use it to our patients' advantage. I have suffered from TMJ-related pain, sensitivity and headaches for years. That is the reason I am dedicated to learning as much about relieving patients' TMJ pain in the most simple and effective way, and why I have pursued certification in Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR).
Dave and I are fortunate to be joining this amazing community and we are looking forward to getting to know you and your families.