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Please help us welcome Indian Crest Pediatrics to our neighborhood! They're conveniently located right next to our Arvada location inside suite 100.

Welcome to the Pediatric Dental Group of Colorado.

We provide specialized dentistry for children and adolescents in a "child-friendly" environment. As pediatric dentists, we focus on preventive care to help each child maintain a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. We serve infants, children, teens and children with special healthcare needs in Arvada, Evergreen, Frisco, Lafayette, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, CO.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • David Strange
    DDS, MS

    Dr. David Strange has lived in Colorado since 1977. He attended grade school and high school on the 'west' side of town and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

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  • Justin Cathers
    DDS

    Dr. Justin Cathers is a native of Colorado. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Cathers began his dental training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. 

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  • Ashley Underwood
    DMD, MS

    Dr. Ashley Underwood is a native of Colorado, growing up on the Front Range (Colorado Springs and Centennial). She attended the University of San Diego, where she captained the school's women's lacrosse team and earned her bachelor's degree in Communications. 

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  • Malcolm Strange
    DDS, MSD

    Malcolm Strange, DDS, MSD, moved his family from Texas to Colorado in 1977. He and his wife, Judy, raised two sons in Colorado. They have been active in their community and church for 35 years. 

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  • Ann Hoang
    DMD

    Dr. Ann Hoang was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She attended the University of Florida and was accepted into the Honors Combined BS/DMD program where in 7 years she received both her bachelors degree in Nutrition and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

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  • Nikki Darbani
    DDS

    Dr. Nikki Darbani was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2009, she moved to Gainesville, Florida better known as “The Swamp” to attend the University of Florida for undergrad, go Gators! 

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  • Paul Regan
    DMD

    Dr. Regan has been setting the highest standards of excellence in orthodontics for over 20 years! A graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

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  • Craig Shellhart
    DDS

    Dr. Craig Shellhart is an “almost native” of Colorado, having been born in Lawrence, Kansas, then moving here when he was 3 months old. He grew up enjoying the many opportunities of the Colorado outdoors and continues to love living in Colorado.

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  • Robert Craig
    DDS, MS

    Dr. Craig was born in Garden City, Kansas. He is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka. After a brief tour in the U.S. Navy as a dental technician, Dr. Craig attended dental school at the University of Missouri/Kansas City.

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Testimonials

What Our Patients Say About Us

  • "Literally the cutest. My 21 month old had the best time playing in the lobby before hand and the dr was quick and efficient in checking his teeth. Will look forward to returning!"
    Olivia Andruss
  • "My family has had such a positive experience here! The office staff are always so nice and friendly, and we love Dr. Ashley. She is attentive and kind and great with kids!"
    Allie Reitz
  • "We have been bringing my son here for about 3 years and they have always been so amazing. He's a high anxiety kiddo and they are great with him."
    Chris Brownlee

Featured Articles

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  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign® is great for adults and teenagers. What is Invisalign®? Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your ...

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  • Veneers

    Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, ...

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  • Fillings

    Frequently asked questions: dental fillings Are dental amalgams safe? Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amalgam? Is it true that dental amalgams have been banned in other countries? Is there a filling material that matches tooth color? If my tooth doesn't hurt and my filling is still in ...

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  • Sealants

    Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these ...

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  • Overview

    Pain can occur in any number of places in your mouth: teeth, gums, roots, the palate, tongue and jaw. Cavities are a common culprit causing pain. Untreated cavities can impact nerves because of infections of the tooth and gums. Impacted and abscessed teeth and sore jaws from teeth grinding are other ...

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Patient

    Patient Rights You have a right to choose your own dentist and schedule an appointment in a timely manner. You have a right to know the education and training of your dentist and the dental care team. You have a right to arrange to see the dentist every time you receive dental treatment, ...

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  • Toothaches

    Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving ...

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  • Introduction

    Does mercury in the silver fillings in your mouth pose any long-term health risks? Does fluoride, in spite of everything we've been told since childhood, actually cause more harm than good? What does the latest research reveal about tobacco use on your overall oral health? This section is dedicated ...

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  • Oral Piercing

    Oral piercings (usually in the tongue or around the lips) have quickly become a popular trend in today’s society.  With this popular trend, it is important to realize that sometimes even precautions taken during the installation of the piercing jewelry are not enough to stave off harmful, long-term ...

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  • Medications

    Some dental procedures, such as tooth extractions and oral surgery, may call for our office to prescribe medications before or after a procedure. These medications are used to prevent or fight an infection, or to relieve any post-operative discomfort and pain. For these reasons, it is extremely important ...

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Primary Location

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed