Welcome To Avon Dental

A Healthy Smile Begins Here

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Committed To Our Community

At Avon Dental, we provide the full scope of dental services with the highest quality of care. We are committed to giving our patients outstanding results and uncompromising care.

Our experienced dentists perform oral and maxillofacial procedures on patients of all ages. We provide pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, tooth replacement, Invisalign® treatment, and more. In order to make your appointment painless and comfortable, our dentists have additional training in the safe administration of sedation options. Every regulation is fulfilled at our office, and our dentists use cutting-edge methods to make sure every surgery is as quick and safe as possible.

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Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Summer Kassmel

Dr. Kassmel is committed to treating each patient as an individual and helping people achieve their goals for a healthy and beautiful smile. She is the state’s only GP Platinum Plus Level Invisalign® Provider and has over 500 hours of continuing education hours. She has practiced in Eagle, Colorado since 2004 and enjoys the small town atmosphere and community.

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Dr. David Drescher

Dr. Drescher enjoys every element of general dentistry and is excellent at ensuring that his patients are at ease, comfortable, and informed. And he works tediously to make sure that every member of your family has a fantastic experience.

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Dr. Melanie Albers

Dr. Albers has extensive training in pediatric dentistry and nitrous sedation. She has attended over 400 hours of continuing education courses, including endodontics and the restoration of implants. Dr. Albers always enjoys seeing her patients and giving them back the form and function they may have lost due to wear, broken, or missing teeth.

Dr. Mallory Mayeda

Dr. Mayeda’s favorite part of dentistry is developing quality relationships with her patients and collaborating with them to create their best treatment plans and oral health goals.

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Dr. Dominic Milano

Dr. Milano’s philosophy of care is to treat every patient as if they were his own family. He ensures all his patients are informed about their dental care and strives to provide the most comfortable and precise care possible.

Meet The Team

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Debbie Dodson

Practice Director

Debbie has been in the dental field for 25 years. She was a Registered Dental Hygienist for 10 years, before moving to the administrative side of the dental team. She has taken extensive courses in dental insurance utilization and customized treatment planning. She has received certification in Dentrix and SoftDent. Her knowledge of dental insurance and her true desire to help each patient maximize their benefits make Debbie an invaluable member of Castle Peak Dental’s team.

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Amy Meryhew

Registered Dental Hygienist

Amy is exceptional at educating patients on whole health and wellness, which includes customized plans for each patient’s oral health. She has extensive training in periodontal disease and utilizing diode lasers to improve healing. Amy maintains her continuing education by attending over 30 hours of coursework every year. She has been in hygiene for over 20 years and maintains her passion for helping people attain oral health and the beautiful smile they deserve!

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Kylee Montoya

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kylee was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. She obtained her bachelor's degree in health and exercise science at Colorado State University which is where she also met her husband Ben. She then got her license in Dental hygiene at Community College of Denver and moved back to the valley to begin practicing. She has been working in the dental field since 2013 and has gone through extensive training in periodontal disease and utilizing diode lasers to improve healing.

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Julie Parker

Treatment Coordinator, Universal Trainer

Julie started her career as a dental assistant. She then graduated with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. She moved to the administrative side of the field where she can shine to the patients without being in their mouths. Julie enjoys seeing her patients and hopes to bring a smile to each individual who comes into the office.

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Melissa Rodriquez

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Rodriquez has been a local of the Eagle Valley since 1994. She graduated from Eagle Valley High School in 2010. Melissa has worked as a Front Office Supervisor at the Best Western Eagle Lodge & Suites and now use that skill set to facilitate business operations for Vail Valley Dental Assisting School, DA Schools Delivered, Castle Peak Dental, and Avon Dental.

Melissa and her husband, Juan, love spending their summers being adventurous with their two kids, Austin who is five, and Laylah who is one. One of their favorite things to do at the lake is pack a picnic and jump on the paddleboards. Melissa is excited to be a part of the team and grow within the company.

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Brittany Lopez

Dental Assistant, Invisalign Lead Assistant

Brittany is a local to the Vail Valley and has been a team member with Avon Dental since 2014. She graduated from Battle Mountain High School in 2008 and from Intellitec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs, as a certified dental assistant in 2010. She has extensive training in Invisalign clear aligner therapy, Trios scanning, as well as many continuing education hours to further her expertise in the field of dentistry. Brittany enjoys building relationships with the team and patients at Avon Dental and is exceptional at assisting in pediatric procedures.

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Delsey Lopez

Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator

Delsey has lived in Colorado for 19 years and absolutely loves it here. Delsey graduated from Eagle Valley High School and attended Colorado Mountain College where she received her certificate as a CNA. When Delsey began working for Dr.David she realized how much she really enjoyed her job. She’s a really friendly individual and loves people overall. She enjoys working with others just as much as she enjoys her job. She has two beautiful children, Jordan and Sophia with her high school sweetheart whom she has been married to for 2 years. Family means everything to her! When she is not at work, she’s out exploring the world with her beautiful family.

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Krista Butters

Scheduling and Treatment Coordinator

Krista grew up in Eagle, CO after her family moved to the area from Albuquerque, NM, where she was born. From there she moved to Colorado Springs to attend UCCS, where she graduated with a B.S. in Communications. After college, she found herself back in the mountains pursuing a career in management.

Krista and her husband Jason have 3 children, Teagan, Kinsley, and Cooper, as well as their Aussiedoodle, Tucker. As a family they enjoy camping, skiing, snowboarding, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Krista, though new to the dental field, has a passion for helping our patients feel comfortable and at ease to ensure they have the best dental experience. She is excited to be a part of our team and looks forward to serving our patients.

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Xiomara Herrera

Dental Assistant

Xiomara is a Colorado native born and raised in the Vail Valley area. She graduated in 2015 from Battle Mountain High School and attended The Salon Professional Academy where she received her diploma in Cosmetology. She has 3 sisters and 3 nieces and amazing parents - she loves her family! She also owns a white husky with which she spends most of her time. She recently started attending Dental Assisting School at Castle Peak Dental and is looking forward to her new career in dentistry.

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Zoey Holcomb

Dental Assistant

Zoey is from Olathe, Kansas, and became a certified dog groomer in 2017. Five years later she and her husband bought their first house in Eagle, ready for a new adventure. Being growth-minded is a very important core value in Zoey's life, she loves learning new skills and helping her team succeed. Zoey is currently training to become a dental assistant and cannot wait to help bring a smile to her neighbor's faces. When she's not working, you can find her outdoors and traveling. Zoey has been to 10 countries and cannot wait to see them all.

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Christine Kojak

Dental Assistant

Christine has recently relocated to Colorado from Texas, where she lived the majority of her life. She has held a few different careers including a firefighter (specializing in wildland and extrication), an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) first responder, and more recently an educator. Christine earned her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and spent fifteen years in the educational field. Recently, the family move to Colorado has led to a new exciting career opportunity in the field of Dentistry. Christine has always enjoyed visiting the dentist and hopes to help patients feel relaxed and enjoy their visits too.

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Carlos Granados Cruz

Dental Assistant

Carlos is originally from Mexico. As a dental assistant, he helps the doctors and his co-workers to provide the best dental health service possible. His favorite hobbies include swimming, hiking with his pets, and cooking. He looks forward to serving the patients at Avon Dental.

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Sarah Love

Insurance and Billing Coordinator

Sarah moved here from Texas with her husband, Cagan to be closer to her family. They have two boys, Lincoln and Griffin. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies include arts and crafts, camping, and floating the river with her family.

She began her career in dentistry several years before as a dental assistant, and since has moved to the administrative side of the field. She has received countless hours of continuing education training in improving the customer service experience as well as extensive training in dental insurance and utilization. Sarah is excited to be part of the team at Avon Dental!

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Allison Puppe

Insurance Coordinator

Allison grew up on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska and enjoyed a childhood of fishing, boating, hiking and camping with her family. She attended the University of Alaska Anchorage to complete her general credits then headed to Fargo, North Dakota with her sisters, to attend North Dakota State University. She graduated with a BS Degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Human Resources and after graduation headed back to the Mountains but in Colorado this time! After a couple of years in Colorado Springs she moved to the Vail Valley in 2004 and her and her husband Brian have made Eagle their home. They have two boys, August and Benjamin and as a family enjoy all of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. Allison is new to the Dental Field but is excited to be able to offer her Insurance knowledge to Avon Dental!

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Jillian Jugert

Administrative Assistant

Jillian has been in the dentistry field for over 5 years where she has a successful track record with marketing and administrative work. She is excited to be on the team and make an impact with Vail Valley Dental Assisting School, DA Schools Delivered, Avon Dental, and Castle Peak Dental.

Jillian is from Colorado and enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, tap dancing, singing, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.

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Amanda Heersink

Administrative Assistant

Amanda is a Colorado native and enjoys helping people in any capacity that they need. She attended the University of Colorado and received a BA in Communications, with a focus on Public Relations. She enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews as well as taking care of her 15-year-old miniature Dachshund, Roxy. She is new to the dental field and is excited to bring her more than 10 years of customer support experience to the team.

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Victoria Lindsey

Executive Assistant

Victoria has provided high-level support to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses since 2012 and has proven successful in a variety of industries. She assists Dr. Kassmel in numerous ventures and looks forward to growing alongside Castle Peak Dental, Avon Dental, Vail Valley Dental Assisting School, DA Schools Delivered in their quest to provide a “WOW” experience to every patient, doctor, and student. Victoria obtained her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Colorado - Boulder and spent time studying abroad in both New Zealand and France. A Front Range local for over ten years, she lives in beautiful Longmont with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys being active with hiking, triathlons, skiing, yoga, and weightlifting, and is also an avid baker, live music aficionado, and travel lover.

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Sarah Daniels

Administrative Assistant

Sarah Daniels is a Colorado girl born and raised. She grew up in a small town in Eastern Colorado and then moved to Colorado Springs to attend the dental assisting program at PPCC. She worked for 8 years as an Expanded Functions dental assistant and absolutely loved it. About a year ago, she decided to switch from clinical to the administrative side of dental. She has a passion for both dentistry and patient care. She is about to graduate from CSU Pueblo with her BAS in Health Administration and couldn’t be more excited to use her new education with such a great practice. She spends most of her free time chasing around her 3 young kiddos, Eve, Sadie and Dax. She enjoys spending time at the reservoir, reading and traveling to new places.

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New Technology With a Gentle Touch

We utilize leading-edge dental technology as part of our commitment to providing an exceptional level of dentistry. These tools allow us to detect issues earlier, diagnose, and treat more dental issues faster while keeping your comfort priority one at all times. You can trust you’re getting only the latest dental technology and treatments when you visit our office.

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Digital X-Rays

Our digital X-rays emit less radiation, take images faster without any need for processing, and allow us to optimize the images so we can provide a more precise diagnosis.

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Intraoral Camera

This innovative handheld camera allows us to examine your mouth in greater detail. We use this diagnostic tool to zoom in closely on specific teeth, providing a high-quality image of your teeth. The images are displayed on a screen for you and our dentist to review, giving you a better understanding of your diagnosis and treatment.

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iTero Digital Scanner

Our office uses digital scanners to create a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth. The resulting 3D surface model is the virtual, time efficient, and safe alternative to traditional plaster models.

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Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Known as CBCT, this advanced imaging technique uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam. The cone beam rotates around your head to create a highly detailed 3D image of your mouth to help us accurately design your treatment plan.

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The CEREC system takes the normal, multi-visit traditional dental crown procedure and cuts it down. You’ll receive your permanent, natural-looking restoration faster than ever!


Avon Dental

50 Buck Creek Rd.
Suite 305
Avon, CO 81620
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Monday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed



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