Stapleton Dental will make you smile at Stanley Marketplace

 In Stanley Market Place

By: Lori Moriarty

Not many people are excited about going to the dentist. But after getting to know Dr. Carrie Dougherty, I feel a lot better about it. And what a pleasure to tell you all about her.

I asked Dr. Dougherty what drew her to be a part of the Stanley Marketplace?

“I love the vision of Stanley Marketplace. I love the idea of a smart, vibrant, mixed usage marketplace that incorporates health/wellness and retail. I am excited about the idea of being a part of something bigger in the community and being involved with the growth in this part of Aurora. I read about your idea of collaboration between businesses to support a “charity of the month” — fantastic.

It was with great purpose that my husband and I did not choose to live in suburbia. And now I would love to move my thriving practice into a space that embraces change and forward thinking in order to feel that level of satisfaction and growth in my professional life that I already have in my personal life.”

What is something you love about living in Colorado?

“I grew up in Ft. Collins and love, LOVE Colorado. I love that it is possible to go skiing in the morning and be back in sunny, 85 degree Stapleton, at a pool, in the afternoon.”

When will your location at Stanley Marketplace open?

“January or February, 2016”

A different kind of dentist

I looked at Carrie’s website and you should too. Clearly, she is a different kind of dentist. Her Meet the Doctor page expands on her gentle approach, excellent clinical skills and her commitment to patient education. Getting a little technical they describe the many services and their use of the latest dental procedures including digital x-rays, tooth-colored fillings, chair-side tooth whitening, all-ceramic crowns and veneers, and the restoration of dental implants. While you are in the office you can listen to music or watch TV or a movie on a mounted monitor. I say distraction is a good thing.



From Stapleton Dental, “Welcome to Stapleton Dental where we provide general dentistry for the whole family! We are a progressive dental practice in Denver, Colorado focusing on preventive care and specializing in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.”



Dr. Dougherty is a Colorado State University graduate with a degree in biochemistry, she then went on to attend Boston University School of Dental Medicine. She furthered her education and completed a rigorous General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center.

Dr. Dougherty is a Colorado native and she and her family live right here in Stapleton. Her husband, Sean, is a software engineer and works for Ello. They have three boys, Jack, Cael and Liam. All the great pictures here are from Stapleton Dental’s website.


I had one more question for Dr. Carrie Dougherty. Is there anything specific you want your future customers to know?

“I am currently practicing dentistry in the 3055 Roslyn building. The culture of my practice is a small group (there are 6 of us) who put community and focus on fun (yes, fun! at the dental office) front and center. We play our music a notch or two louder than one would expect at the dental office (no soft rock here), greet our patients by name and know most of their families. Patients often tell us that coming here is like catching up with friends which is the biggest compliment I have received.

I love this community and I love helping people! I think that I am more than just people’s dentist. I am a friend and a Stapleton Mom (I have 3 boys!). I am a part of the school community in Stapleton as well. I will be bringing a friendly dental office to an under served area in Aurora as well as continue what I am building in Stapleton.”

Stanley Marketplace is going to be the home of many fun, unique and local businesses. Each one of them has their own story and they will impact the community in different ways. Keep checking back as we feature these local enterprises. These interviews and information is being brought to you by Lending Maven Mortgage another proud Stapleton business.

Tricia Houston


Tricia Houston

Owner, Lending Maven Mortgage

Colorado native and Stapleton resident










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