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Academy Kids Dental and Vision Colorado Springs

N. Academy Blvd in Citadel Crossing

883 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, USA 719-442-0071

Dental and Vision

  • Monday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Friday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Saturday - Closed

  • Sunday - Closed

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MEDICAID ACCEPTED

Insurance, we've got you covered.

Our mission is to expand care access so that every child has a chance to thrive. We welcome Medicaid and most insurance plans.

Dental Plans Accepted

  • Colorado Medicaid
  • Health First Colorado
  • CHP+
  • Tri-Care
  • United Concordia

Vision Plans Accepted

  • Colorado Medicaid
  • Denver Health

Such a great place, very friendly staff, and clean office! They took the time to answer questions, very kind and sweet to the kids. We're definitely coming back and would refer to everyone!

Amanda N.

Happy Mom

Become a Hero!

We don't just hire for jobs, we kickstart careers. If you are looking to start a rewarding career helping those in underserved communities, you are the perfect fit for our team.

Our Superheroes!

Providing high-quality compassionate care is no secret mission. Here are the superheroes that will lead you on your family's dental, vision, and orthodontic adventure.

Dr. Michael Pharris

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science - Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med - Colorado State University
  • Doctorate - Pacific University College of Optometry

Dr. Michael Pharris

(Dr. Michael)

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science - Colorado State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med - Colorado State University
  • Doctorate - Pacific University College of Optometry
Why did you become a optometrist?
I became an optometrist because I've always had an interest in helping others. I also did not have any form of eye care as a child. My first eye exam was at age 14, thinking that blurry distance vision was normal for a teenager. I then understood what a difference an eye doctor can make in one's life. My vision became worse every year and I needed access to eye care, glasses, and contact lenses. There were not many answers for a struggling teen and college kid who could not afford the care I needed. I was driven to finish school and become an eye doctor so i can help those in need, like myself.
Interesting Facts

I've been married for 25 years to Roxann, we have 4 children, 3 boys, one girl. We own a dog, Winston. I was born in Southern California and I have two younger sisters. We all live in Colorado Springs, along with my mom. I enjoy all things music and all sports. Tennis & Guitar are my favorite.

Dr. Maryhen Arrieta

Dental

Education
  • Graduated as a Dentist - Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Practiced dentistry in Venezuela for almost 4 years
  • Doctor of Science - Colorado University

Dr. Maryhen Arrieta

(Dr. Mary)

Dental

Education
  • Graduated as a Dentist - Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Practiced dentistry in Venezuela for almost 4 years
  • Doctor of Science - Colorado University
Why did you become a dentist?
I became a dentist because I love helping people have a healthy smile and I love to work with children. I wanted to be a dentist since I was a little child. I always enjoyed my dental visits and used to tell my dentist that I would one day be like her, and now it's for real!
Interesting Facts

I was born in Florida, but raised in Venezuela. I have been married for almost 20 years and have seven children, six boys and one girl. We have very little quiet time, but we thoroughly enjoy our active family.

Dr. Carolina Chappelin

Dental

Education
  • Dental Degree - Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas Venezuela
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of California Los Angeles

Dr. Carolina Chappelin

(Dr. Carolina)

Dental

Education
  • Dental Degree - Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas Venezuela
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - University of California Los Angeles
Why did you become a dentist?
I had the nicest dentist when I was a kid. I remember going with my mom and while she was getting work done, my dentist would let me play with her instruments. To me it was the best job in the world. I was about 8 years old but since then I told myself I wanted to become a dentist, and that's exactly what I did.
Interesting Facts

I am from Caracas, Venezuela. I am married to my husband, Gabriel, and have 2 boys, Daniel and Gabriel. We moved to Colorado Springs in 2012 and we love it here! We enjoy snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the summer!

Dr. Margaret "Molly" Dixon

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology - Gonzaga University
  • Doctor of Optometry - Pacific University College of Optometry

Dr. Margaret "Molly" Dixon

(Dr. Molly or Dr. Dixon)

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology - Gonzaga University
  • Doctor of Optometry - Pacific University College of Optometry
Why did you become a optometrist?
I wanted to become an optometrist because very little things on my end can make a big difference in someone's life! Whether it's a pair of glasses or contact lenses to help them see and function better at school or if something is going on with the health of their eye, vision leads the body and is the most important and precious sense. Not to mention, I've had the privilege of meeting fascinating patients: A holocaust survivor, a World War 2 Veteran, an Olympic athlete, and a famous politician.
Interesting Facts

I have two very spoiled cats, Harriet and Bernard. I love playing hockey and cheering for the Avalanche. I love to cook and eat new food. During COVID-19 quarantine, I picked up running as a hobby and am training for a marathon.

High Quality, Compassionate Care

It's What We Do Best!

It's our mission to ensure that every child and family has access to affordable high-quality, compassionate care. Our kid-friendly offices, high-quality staff, flexible scheduling, and a variety of insurance options make us the perfect fit for your family.

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