Our Team

About Our Office

Colorado Dental Group is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our team of dental experts includes regular and cosmetic dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons.

Colorado Dental Group was a winner of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s BBB Excellence in Customer Service Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Dr. Kelly Clarkson, DDS

Dr Kelly ClarksonDr. Kelly Clarkson is originally from Johnston, Iowa. She received her undergraduate degree at Hope College in Michigan. She attended the University of Iowa-College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduating she entered the US Air Force where she completed a one-year Advanced Degree in General Dentistry (AEGD). She then worked in private practice in San Antonio for 3 years before settling in Colorado Springs. Dr. Clarkson joined Colorado Dental Group in June 2015 and is looking forward to providing patients with the highest level of personalized and comfortable dental care available. It is her goal to tailor every treatment plan to fit each patient’s individual needs.

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Dr. Scott Frederick, DDS, General & Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Scott Frederick

Dr. Scott N. Frederick attended Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He subsequently went on to dental school at The University of Southern California. While in dental school, he took trips to Costa Rica and Belize with the Ayuda Dentistry Clinic, a volunteer organization that provides free dental services to underserviced populations. Also while at USC, he was on the IV sedation and the Emergency Response Team working underneath Dr. Stanley Malamed. He served as President of the Chi Chapter, Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. Upon graduating, Dr. Frederick received the Tom Asfkin Fakour Leadership Award, The Distinguished Service Award from Delta Sigma Delta, the Dental Materials Academy Award, and the Fixed Prosthodontics Award from USC.

After graduation from dental school, Dr. Frederick served as an active duty officer with the U.S. Army where he reached the rank of captain. He was selected as a US Army ambassador to the Canadian Army, where he graduated from a 1 month Prosthodontic Course. During his time of active duty, he served for one year in Eastern Afghanistan as the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) 1st Brigade Combat Team Dentist. He also graduated from US Army Air Assault School. He was a three-time Army Commendation Medal recipient.

Dr. Frederick has been with Colorado Dental Group since 2011. He currently serves as Clinical Director of Peak Dental Services. He is a member of the AGD, ADA, CDA, MDDS, and Colorado Springs Dental Society.

Dr. Frederick is married to Dr. Anna G Frederick. Together they have a daughter, Zoe, a chocolate lab named Elphaba, and another rescue dog named Stella. In his spare time, Dr. Frederick like to play tennis, go curling, go fly fishing and go skiing and snowboarding with the family. He also enjoys volunteering as a coach for U5 girls soccer for the Colorado Springs Pride Soccer Club.

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Dr. Scott Whitney, DDS

Dr. Michael Kofford, Orthodontist

Dr Michael Kofford

Dr. Kofford is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Colorado. He is a retired Army Officer who was awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award. He practiced as a general dentist with the 10th Special Forces from 2006 to 2008. He owns Apple Orthodontix in Colorado Springs and All Smiles Orthodontics also in Colorado Springs. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and American Dental Association. Dr. Kofford has been married to Zipporah for over eight  years. They have two sons and one daughter.

Dr. Chris Hahn, Endodontist

Dr. Chris Hahn

Education and Associations:

Certificate of Endodontics, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS), University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry General Practice Residency, Naval Hospital Great Lakes Masters Degree, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Experience:

  • Private Practice as Endodontic Specialty
  • Faculty Emergency Clinic, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
  • Dental Officer, United States Navy
  • Great Lakes Dental Command
  • USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN71)-Bosnia, Iraq
  • Naval Hospital Great Lakes

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Dr. Mike Zachar, DMD – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Dr Mike Zachar

Education:

Dr. Zachar obtained his bachelor’s degree in science at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He then continued his education at the University of Iowa; obtaining his doctor of dental surgery degree.
During his dental education Dr. Zachar received the Academy of General Dentistry, student of the year award, the Duane Schmidt practice management award, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry award.

Following dental school training:

Dr. Zachar Completed a 1 year AEGD residency at Sheppard, AFB and obtained his specialty training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center. He has been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In residency he completed rotations in Anesthesia, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Surgery among many other surgical specialties. Dr. Zachar was also trained extensively in dental extractions, dental and facial implants, trauma, orthognathic surgery as well as cosmetic facial surgery.

Specialty Courses and Positions Held:

Dr. Zachar is an Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructor. Dr. Zachar has attended numerous specialty courses throughout the United States to continue to improve his skills. Dr. Zachar is currently active duty in the United States Air Force and serves as the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Training Director at the United States Air Force Academy.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Zachar is a Board Certified (a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He holds hospital privileges at all four Colorado Springs hospitals: Penrose-St. Francis, Penrose, Memorial Central, and Memorial North.

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Dr. Mike Huber, DDS, MS – Periodontist

Dr Mike Huber

Education

  • University of Oklahoma, 1985 Chemistry BS
  • University of Missouri Kansas City, 1990 DDS
  • University of Iowa, 1993 Periodontic certificate; Masters of Science

Experience

  • General Dentist – United States Air Force Fairchild AFB, WA, 1990-1993
  • General Dentist – Army National Guard 294th Iowa City, IA, 1993-1997
  • Periodontist – Lone Tree, CO – 1996-present
  • Periodontist – Colorado Springs, CO 2012-present
  • Air Force Achievement Medal – 1993
  • Chief Resident – University of Iowa – 1995-1996
  • C Mahon Fraleigh Award (Outstanding Resident) – U of Iowa – 1996

Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Denver Implant Study Club
  • Columbine Periodontal Study Club
  • Cherry Hills Community Church

Dr. Huber enjoys coaching his sons’ sports teams, which includes football, baseball and wrestling. He is married with three sons.

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Christine, Dental Hygienist

ChristineChristine is a graduate of Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois and has been practicing dental hygiene since 1980. Since 2000, she has worked as a civilian hygienist with the Air Force where she was adjunct faculty with the University of Health Science Center-San Antonio coordinating the base externship program for the civilian dental hygiene students; as well as serving as Preventive Dentistry Program Director for the Air Force in San Antonio and the Air Force Academy.

Christine has been with the Colorado Dental Group since July, 2011.

Alecia, Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

alesiaAlecia received her education and training in North Carolina. She is certified in infection control, radiology, and chair-side. She has been a member of our team since summer of 2012.

Gina, Registered Dental Hygienist

Gina

Nikky, Office Manager

Nikky Nikky is originally from Miami, Florida and has her expanded duties certification from the University of Nova Dental School. She has been in the dental field for 25 years and has managed dental offices for over 15 years.

Casey, Registered Dental Hygienist

CaseyCasey recently relocated to Colorado Springs. She has years of experience and patient care is her first concern. Casey’s upbeat and positive attitude is enjoyed by all, and her patient care is awesome. We feel very fortunate to have Casey as a valued part of our Team. Casey enjoys spending time with her son while not at work.