Our Team

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Erin Carpenter, D.D.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry


Welcome to Carpenter Pediatric Dentistry! Choosing a pediatric dentist and setting your child on the path to a lifetime of excellent oral health is one of the most important decisions you make as a parent, and I’m excited to share my passion for children’s dental care with you and your child. As a mother myself, I understand the importance of trust between you, your child, and your caregiver. With that in mind, know that my goal as a pediatric dentist is to build and sustain the health of your child. I treat my patients as I would my own children, and I look forward to building a trusting, positive relationship with you and your family.

I grew up in Kansas and knew during my own experience with braces and visiting our family’s pediatric dentist that I would pursue dentistry as a career.  I received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and stayed on at Carolina for my post-graduate education at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors in 2001 and continued to build on my education through the experience of a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Colorado Health Science Center, Sands House Clinic, in Denver.

During my GPR, I received training and significant experience in intravenous conscious sedation, dental trauma, and hospital dentistry. After earning my GPR certificate, I went on to complete a two-year pediatric dental residency at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver. During this residency, I continued to gain in-depth experience in oral conscious sedation, trauma and treatment of special needs children.

Since completing my residencies, I’ve worked exclusively (and happily!) as a pediatric dentist, earned my Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, gained and maintained certifications in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support, regularly attend courses and seminars and stay actively engaged with colleagues and peers in an ongoing pursuit of education and the cutting edge of pediatric dental health. I also married a fellow Carolina alumnus, Chris, and 3 wonderful very energetic boys Jacob , Charlie and Henry.  Chris and I enjoy cooking, running long distance relay races, dancing, attending Broadway shows, going on family adventures, and most importantly – Carolina basketball. GO HEELS!

I’m joined by my wonderful staff in our commitment to making your child’s visit special, fun, and safe! We pride ourselves in building positive and enduring relationships with our patients and their families and promoting a lifetime of good oral health. We can’t wait to share our experience and excitement for your child’s healthy smile!

Dr. Erin’s Commitment to Education

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD certified)
  • Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Certified in Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)
  • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SWSPD)
  • Member of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD)
  • Member of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

    Dr. Kristin Christiansen

    Associate Pediatric Dentist


    I’m a Colorado native and my passion for pediatric dentistry began at a young age.  Shadowing my own awesome pediatric dentists inspired me to follow in their footsteps.  I worked at a public health center as a dental hygienist before receiving my doctorate of dental surgery at The University of Colorado, School of dental medicine.  While completing my pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado I earned the nickname “Spanish speaking Elsa” and was also appointed “Chief Resident”.  When not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 year old golden-doodle Molly.  I believe that my profession has the unique ability to positively shape your child’s future outlook on oral health so they become non-fearful as adults.  I use humor and empathy to engage with your child to create the best experience possible.

    Dr. Kristin’s Commitment to Education

    • Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD Eligible)
    • Certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry
    • Certified in Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)
    • Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • Member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
    • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
    • Member of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SWSPD)
    • Member of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD)
    • Member of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

      Meet the Staff

      Jenny

      Office Manager


       Jenny is our front office administrator who joined the team in 2010, and with 14 years’ experience in the dental field she had done it all from x-rays, cleanings, fillings to insurance claims and scheduling. As a wife and mother to 2 kids, one of which is on the Autism spectrum, her true passion is serving our special needs community. She loves making sure our special needs families are welcomed, valued and well cared for! 


        Michelle

        Front Office Administrator


        Michelle is one of our front office administrators. Previously she worked for many years in a medical practice in both front and back office positions. She originally hails from Michigan and has loved living in Colorado for the last 11 years. Before joining our team in May of 2015, she was a full time stay-at- home mom. She has four teenage daughters. When not in the office, you can find her at either a dance, lacrosse, volleyball, or music event! 


          Stefanie

          Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


          Stefanie has been a valuable member of our team since March of 2014!  If you have met you , you can tell she loves her job and working with kids because she is a big kid herself! Outside of the office , she enjoys spending time with her two boys and loving husband. Stefanie completed her Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Certificate in July of 2015!


            Jessica

            Expanded Functions Dental Assistant


            Jessica joined our office in May of 2014! She has been a hard working dependable member of our team and is so patient  and kind and you can tell she loves working with kids! Outside of the office she loves to spend time with her friends and family and going to the movies!! Jessica completed her extra training to become an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant in July  of 2015. 


              Kaitlyn

              Dental Assistant


              Kaitlyn just recently graduated from dental assisting school and is loving every minute of working with the kiddos.  Outside of the office she loves to go hiking and traveling abroad. Her favorite place that she has visited is the Dominican Republic.


                Vy

                Dental Assistant


                Vy is a Colorado Native with two sons! Vy has been a dental assistant for 8 years.   She loves meeting new people and is great at making people laugh. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.


                  Wendy

                  Front Desk Administrator


                  Wendy has joined our front desk team and welcomes our patients with a warm smile! She is a Colorado Native and moved to Aurora 2 years ago from Arvada. She has two sons , one of which is in dental school and she enjoys serving others, hiking , reading and decorating!


                    Jordan

                    Dental Assistant


                    Jordan is not only a Colorado native but she grew up right here in Southeast Aurora! She is the second oldest of five girls which has given her great compromising and team work skills. Jordan and her husband have been married for two years and have two beautiful daughters , Carlee and Hayden!  Her dental passion is teaching kids about their oral health and watching them grow happy healthy smiles!


                      Crystal

                      Dental Assistant


                      Crystal loves to work with children and  be a part of their dental oral hygiene. Her calm and peaceful demeanor is great to help keep our kids comfortable during their appointments! Outside of the office she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends and giving back to the community, as well as being outdoors in the beautiful Colorado air trying new things!


                         

                         

                         

                        Our Address

                        Carpenter Pediatric Dentistry
                        25521 East Smoky Hill Road,
                        Suite 210
                        Aurora, CO, 80016

                        tel: (303) 617-5437

                        email: info@cpedo.com

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