Plum Creek Academy

In February Dr.Amy recently spent some time with special needs students at Plum Creek Academy. For the second year our office has partnered with them for Give Kids A Smile. Their students receive job training packing dental bags and we distribute them to kids in need! We love this partnership which benefits so many in our area!

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Arrowwood Elementary

In February Cathy and Monique  volunteered at Arrowwood Elementary educating 5th and 6th graders about their teeth and how to care for their teeth as a part of the ADA Give Kids a Smile.

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Eldorado Elementary

Love the Thank You's from the classes we visited at Eldorado Elementary for Children's Dental Health month. We volunteered as an office to do interactive stations for the kindergartner's to teach them about their teeth! 

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The Unforgettable Journey

Families juggle an endless list of activities and commitments, and the pace isn’t likely to slow as the years go. Keeping the dental health, growth, and development of kids on track takes an ongoing commitment for busy parents. When it comes to straightening teeth, knowing the right time for treatment can be trickier than it seems. Learn more about the simple key to helping kids grow into a perfect smile.

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The River Within

Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods.  But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease.  Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.

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Introducing Christian, Our Newest Team Member

We are excited to introduce our newest team member Christian. Christian moved from California to Colorado 14 years ago. She has been in the dental field over 15 years, starting with Certified Dental Assisting (CDA), to becoming an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), to graduating Dental Hygiene school and becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).

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Goodbye Cavities?

Every year, Over 175 million teeth are filled in the U.S. to repair damage from cavities. A blend of bacteria, sugar, and immune factors create a complex process that affects the quality of life in every age group.  Did you know that researchers are uncovering innovative methods that could make traditional fillings a practice of the past?  Here’s a look at what’s ahead!

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7 Signs Your Smile Needs Help

Did you know that the simple act of smiling could add up to 7 years to your life? That’s what the results from one study suggest! A healthy, confident smile is a valuable asset worth protecting. Don’t overlook these clues that hint your smile needs a little attention.

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HIGHLANDS RANCH HERALD

Copeland Family Dental Owner, Dr. Heath Copeland, was featured in the November 16th issue of the Highlands Ranch Herald. Get to know your doctor better with this interesting look at Dr. Copeland's Military and Dental career and even a little of his personal life.

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Oral Bacteria: We Are Not Alone

You probably know that your mouth is home to one of the largest populations of bacteria in your body. While they’re an independent bunch, you can dramatically influence their effect on your health. It starts with understanding how the key bacterial players operate and your role in altering their destructive tendencies.

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Colorado Mission of Mercy

Do you recognize the assistant in blue scrubs working in this video? It is our very own superstar team member Monique. She is volunteering her time at COMOM - Colorado Mission of Mercy 2 day free dental clinic. Way to go Mo! 

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The Ice Chewing Dilemma

Your teeth and the surrounding jaw muscles present a powerhouse capable of crushing even the hardest foods to pieces. But sometimes we use our teeth in ways that push them to the limit and lead to unnecessary problems and treatment. Learn about one habit that may accelerate the breakdown of your teeth and how to read the symptoms your teeth share with you.

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What’s Behind Bad Breath?

When you wake up in the morning, no one expects your breath to smell very good. With a few good hygiene habits, your breath is usually ready for the day. But if you’re struggling with bad breath, or you suspect it might be a problem, Dr. Amy and Dr. heath have a few tips to kick this social issue to the curb. Learn more here about the real causes and how to keep your breath fresh every day.

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Welcome Nina

Please Welcome Nina Engstrom! Nina moved here from Wisconsin just about 20 years ago. She has worked in the dental field for over 18 years now, starting in a front office position, next hygiene assisting, then getting her assisting/EDDA certification. Her insatiable appetite to continue to learn and passion to help people led her to make the switch to becoming a dental hygienist and has just over 10 years practicing dental hygiene. She is an empathetic compassionate caregiv...er who looks forward to building long relationships with you and your families.

Nina is married and has two young active boys that keep her busy!! She loves the outdoors-hiking, snowboarding, running, spending time with her family and friends and practicing yoga in her free time. Many of you already know Nina as she has been with the practice longer than the Copelands-she filled in for Dr. Countryman for many years! We are so excited to have her here in the office fulltime!

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