INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM? We are looking for a registered dental hygienist to join our fantastic team! Position for 3-4 days/wk. Competitive pay and benefits. Give us a call at 970.349.5880 or email to learn more!
I decided I was going to be a dentist when I was 7 years old because I had amazing experiences both at my dentist’s and my orthodontist’s offices and I wanted to be like them!
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 spend 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. Since joining the Crested Butte Community I have become more passionate about creating an exceptional experience for a special part of our community…the kids! This is why I have pursued an education in orthodontics, learned a ton about sleep disordered breathing in children and learned what makes for a great experience at the dentist for kids! Of course, I will always love serving and connecting with my adult patients as well!
Constantly learning and growing are a huge part of my values and I’m fortunate that dentistry is an ever-evolving profession. I was lucky to have a progressive mentor through dental school and was able to begin my career at his practice in Boulder. That is where I was first introduced to Cerec (same-day crown) technology as well as laser dentistry. I immediately learned as much as I could about Cerec and was asked to join the CerecDoctors.com Mentor group in 2012 and Visiting Faculty in 2016. I also completed the rigorous Arun Garg implant training and have enjoyed bringing a high-tech, digital workflow for implant placement to the office.
My primary goal has always been to improve the patient experience and for me that means listening to patient concerns, educating them on prevention and treatment, and creating an efficient and comfortable appointment. With the Cerec, 3D Xrays, and Laser technology, I am able to make your appointment personalized, comfortable and easy.
More recently, I have become passionate about breathing and sleep and understanding how it is the underlying issue for many health problems. I suffer from moderate sleep apnea and through the Spencer Study Club and ASAP pathways have studied how best to help myself and also my patients.
I am excited to have down roots in the Gunnison Valley community. My first visit to Crested Butte was when I was 15 years old and visiting a friend at Western State College. I immediately felt how special this place is and almost cannot believe that the dream of living here has become a reality. I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and attended University of Wisconsin Madison for undergrad. Afterward, I went to Boston University where I graduated Cum Laude from dental school (and met Chelsea). Chelsea and I are so fortunate to raise our children here and serve such a wonderful community of people.
In April 2023, I moved to Crested Butte with my wife, Shelby, and our two dogs, Gizmo and Fitzgerald. I am excited to have been welcomed by the Crested Butte Dental team! I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and continued my education at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. I graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015. Boomer Sooner! Following graduation I pursued additional training in clinical oral surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. My focus was on surgical procedures such as surgical extractions, wisdom teeth extraction, bone grafts, sinus lifts, implants, implant supported fixed and removable dentures, and tori removal, in addition to various general dentistry procedures.
In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. I love to travel and to be active while enjoying all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. If sports are happening anywhere, I love to be involved, whether watching or participation!
I have been lucky enough to practice orthodontics for the past 17 years. My wife and I started visiting the Crested Butte and Gunnison area during our daughter’s college career. We fell in love with the area and look forward to making Crested Butte our home. I attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN for college then went to Virginia Commonwealth University for Dental School. I graduated Summa Cum Laude then attended the University of Iowa for my masters in orthodontics. I have been board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics since 2006.
I have always stayed up to date on the latest advances in the field of orthodontics. I love working with both children and adults to improve the aesthetics and function of their smiles. Every case is different and I have a passion for making the patient experience easy and providing excellent results. I feel lucky to practice with Dr. Chelsea and Dr. Dave at Crested Butte Dental.
My true passion in both my personal and professional life is to help others. Fortunately, my profession as a Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist allows me to fulfill this passion in many ways. My goal is to provide the highest quality dental care possible.
I’m always eager to learn the latest and greatest and new advancements in the dental world. Learning is so much fun, I love it and the opportunities it provides. I feel so privileged to be working in an office where comprehensive dental care and whole body connections are a priority. As a Myofunctional Therapist (restores oral function by addressing the muscles in the head, neck and facial region), I have the knowledge and ability to help people establish proper oral posture and correct swallowing patterns while eliminating negative oral habits that can greatly impact one’s life. This includes the growth and development of facial structures, breathing, allergies, sleep, GI issues, facial and jaw pain, among so many other issues. I have studied under both www.aomtinfo.org and http://www.myomentor.com and will always continue evolving my education so that I can best help others. I’m extremely honored to be working with Drs. Dave and Chelsea Stangl and I’m excited to have both autonomy and support to continue my professional growth.
I’m so fortunate that I planted my roots in the Gunnison valley over 24 years ago. I have seen this valley grow in so many ways and I’m lucky to call Crested Butte my community and home. My husband Rusty and I are thankful that we are able to raise our two children in a place that we cherish and love.
I am very excited and lucky to have joined the Crested Butte Dental team. I have always loved working with and connecting to people of all ages and making them feel comfortable. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and former elementary and early childhood teacher. I grew up in St. Louis, MO and then attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where I obtained a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. After graduating, I moved to Steamboat Springs for several years and met my husband, Rick. We then lived in Santa Fe, NM and Asheville, NC for a number of years before (finally) making our way back to Colorado (our mutual first love) after I graduated with my Associate’s in Dental Hygiene.
Cracker Barrel and Dollar Tree are my guilty pleasures, our dog Finn is the most entertaining monster, I have a large birthmark on my leg that my parents lovingly named “Freddy Krueger” when I was a small child, and I truly think my body could take in an infinite amount of pizza and brownies.
Hello! I am the Operations Manager for Crested Butte Dental. I have lived in Crested Butte for 26 amazing years! I met my husband here and feel so fortunate to be raising our 2 boys in this incredible community.
I am passionate about making sure patients are getting the best care and experience possible. I love being a part of this highly knowledgeable, caring, and community oriented Crested Butte Dental team. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Hi! I started my career as a dental assistant in 2012 and have enjoyed becoming an integral part of the patient experience. My favorite part of being on this team is everyone’s commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients. I’m passionate about sleep disordered breathing in children and love implementing our continuing education to better the health of our community.
Originally I’m from Anchorage, Alaska, where I spent my childhood on the ice. I played Division I Women’s Hockey at St. Cloud State University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. I’ve lived in Crested Butte since 2010 with my husband Scott, our son Beau, and two dogs. We are stoked to be raising our son in this glorious place.