Our Team

Meet the Doctor

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.

    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!


                   

                   

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                  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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