Welcome to Stapleton Dental

We put fun (yes, fun!) front and center while providing dental care for your whole family.

We are a progressive dental practice focusing on preventive care and specializing in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, serving Stapleton, Lowry, Aurora, and Park Hill communities. Stapleton Dental is a state-of-the-art practice with a small town feel. Our goal is to make you and your family feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair.

Our focus on customer satisfaction has earned us a spot on 5280 Magazine's "Top Dentists" lists of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and now, 2019!

MAKING IT convenient FOR YOU

We are now located in the new Stanley Marketplace

AURORA, CO 80010
What our patients are saying
A well-trained, cheerful staff and now a new office that is quite novel--literally!
– Alicia M. (Patient since 2011)
I love this office. They've really made an effort to get to know me and my family, and are great with small children. By far the best service/experience I've received from a dentist!
– Ann Frances D.   (Patient since 2016)
Outside of the great location and killer office digs, I find Stapleton Dental to be responsive, available and easy to work with.
– Danielle A.   (Patient since 2015)
Simply put - they do everything right. Customer service, quality of care, scheduling, location, atmosphere. 10 out of 10 on every front. Best dental experience I've ever had. Period.
– Justin A.   (Patient since 2016)
If I had to pick my perfect dentist this would be it. Everyone is so friendly and personable. I see them every 6 months and they remember stories I told from the last visit. I wouldn't change a thing. Also, now they serve beer down stairs. :)
– Andrew P.   (Patient since 2016)
Dr. Dougherty is great for the whole family. My 6 year old was anxious about her dentist appointment, but left smiling, and ready to return again.
– Maisy S.   (Patient since 2017)
Dr. Carrie and team are a joy to come see. They are friendly knowledgeable they make you feel like part of a family! There is never a surprise with your dental care it's always talked about before hand.
– Jeanette H.   (Patient since 2008)
From the moment you are greeted at the door, you can tell this place is different. It is the people that make it so. They are so skilled, professional, nice, and caring. No pain with my procedures. Why didn't I go here for all these years?
– Hollis W.   (Patient since 2015)
Dr. Carrie Dougherty, DMD

Doctor Carrie Dougherty is a different kind of dentist. Her gentle approach, excellent clinical skills and her commitment to patient education will make you and your family feel comfortable and at ease in the dental chair.

A Colorado State University graduate with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. Dougherty went on to attend Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Desiring more expertise in general dentistry, Dr. Dougherty returned to Colorado 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. They have three boys, Jack, Cael, and Liam.

Abby Hilliard

I have been with Stapleton Dental since 2011 and have loved every minute of it. I started in the dental field in 1998, just by happenstance, and did not imagine it would be my career! To calm fears and answer questions is the most rewarding part of my job. There’s nothing like the satisfied look on a patient's face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger and better smile. Outside of the office, my family is my #1 hobby and priority. My husband and I have two great boys who keep us busy with all of their sports and activities.


Hey! I'm Kristin and I'm one of the lovely dental hygienists at Stapleton Dental! I love working at Stapleton Dental because of my awesome patients, our fun new location, and my wonderful work sisters. I enjoy dentistry because I get to meet lots of different people and I like educating people. In my spare time I like going back to Seattle to visit my family, going to brunch, doing things outdoors, naps, and kitchen dance parties!


Hello! My name is Amy and I am one of the outgoing dental hygienists at Stapleton Dental. My thorough yet gentle approach to your dental health has always been top priority to me and I truly enjoy building long-lasting relationships with my patients. I absolutely love my work family and the amazing environment I get to be in everyday. I can honestly say I have found my forever dental office at Stapleton Dental and I hope we can make you feel the same way! I am a true Colorado native, raised in Palmer Lake. I love all things outdoors including camping, hiking, and most recently, white water rafting!


Hi I'm Ivona and I am an EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant). I got into dentistry because of my love of art. Making pretty teeth and changing people's smiles is what I enjoy most about my job. The best thing about being a part of the Stapleton dental family is that at the end of the day we are not just co-workers we are friends having fun while doing what we love. When I'm out of my scrubs I'm always on the go with my hubby and three kids. I enjoy baking as well as my endless art projects and I can never say no to a good book or a concert!

Our services

Whether you just need a cleaning or you want a brand new smile, Stapleton Dental will provide you with outstanding dental treatment.

With a gentle approach and a sincere desire to assist our patients in reaching a state of overall health, Dr. Dougherty and her staff offer you and your family the best treatment and experience possible.


The best way to avoid the expense and hassle of dental problems is with regular check-ups and professional cleanings.


A beautiful, bright, healthy smile is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance and self-confidence.


95% of patients experience tooth decay at some point in their lives. We have several options for repairing decayed teeth.