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Pediatric Dental Care & Vision Care

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Welcome to Academy Kids pediatric dental care and vision care of Colorado Springs. We are a dedicated team of children’s dentists and optometrists whose goal is to provide high quality, compassionate care for kids in central Colorado Springs. Academy Kids Dental and Vision offices are specially designed with fun colors and playful characters to help your child feel excited about their dental or vision appointment. Our staff is friendly and helpful and will make you and your child feel welcomed at every visit.

MULTIPLE SERVICES FOR

ALL YOUR KIDS IN ONE VISIT!



DENTAL

VISION

OFFICE INFO

883 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

719-442-0071

  • Monday - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed
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MEDICAID &

MOST INSURANCES

ACCEPTED

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

Our Featured Providers

Dr. Maryhen Arrieta

Dental

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
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. Matt Stevens

Dental

Dr. Matt Stevens

Dental

Education

I went to BYU for my undergraduate degree, Bachelors in Philosophy. Then I moved to Chapel Hill where I completed a DDS degree at UNC.

Why did you become a dentist?
Being a dentist is the perfect blend of several things for me. I love seeing patients and helping fix a problem. I also love working on and meeting new people. And I really love having time to be with my family. The life of a a dentist provides it all for me.
Interesting Facts

I have been married to my best friend Lizzy for 20 years. We have four kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. We call several states home including Utah North Carolina, Oregon, and now Colorado. I also lived in Argentina for 2 years and love the Spanish language and anyone who speaks Spanish.
I consider ice cream and gelato to be my most important hobby.

Dr. Kacy Kurio

Dental

Dr. Kacy Kurio

Dental

Education

I attended the University of Hawaii where I earned a Bachelor's degree in biology. From there, I completed my dental studies at the University of Michigan with a DDS.

Why did you become a dentist?
I like to help people.
Interesting Facts

I was born and raised in Hawaii and I have two cats.

Dr. Dylan Dinn

Dental

Dr. Dylan Dinn

Dental

Education

Undergraduate: Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a BS in Chemistry

Dental: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery

Why did you become a dentist?
I came into the dental field originally as an assistant, and was impressed with the positive environment of dentistry. I was really great at working with patients and my hands, and knew I could do more. I decided to start making my way through undergraduate school, while still working as an assistant. I love being able to help people and put them at ease. I feel like dentistry is a mixture of science, socializing, and art. These are things I love, and growing up I was always doing things with my hands such as drawing, painting, cooking, and various sports. Working as a dentist allows me to continue working with my hands while applying science, physiology, and compassion towards people.
Interesting Facts

2 dogs: Lily and Bear, they are very precious to me and I have had them 10 years

1 cat: Fitzwilliam, found as a stray during dental school

Likes baking cookies/cakes

Played co-ed softball during dental school, and full contact women's football during undergrad

Grew up in south Texas, with heavy hispanic culture upbringing, and my grandmother is from Mexico

Have had to eat gluten free past 6 years, so am well versed in food allergy frustrations

Dr. Awais Mufti

Dental

Dr. Awais Mufti

Dental

Education

Indiana University Bloomington - B.S. degree in Neuroscience

Indiana University School of Dentistry - DDS

Why did you become a dentist?
I wanted to tie together my desire to help people and find a job that kept me on my feet all into one field; that is when I began exploring dentistry. Dentistry is an art form that can positively impact peoples lives. I wanted to be an artist that could make a difference in the world.
Interesting Facts

I grew up in Wilkes Barre, PA, a small town but a very active community. I grew up playing card games like pokemon and yugioh as well as any sport I could get my hands on from diving to soccer. My favorite sports team is the Chicago Bulls because I grew up watching Derrick Rose. I have a cat named Astro who is an orange ball of energy.

Dr. William Veazey

Dental

Dr. William Veazey

Dental

Education

My undergraduate education was done at Pacific University . I earned a BS in Biology and Spanish.

Optometry school was done at IAUPR .

Why did you become a dentist?
When I had my first eye exam I saw the optometrist changing the dials on the phoropter and thought it looked like fun. It seemed like a profession that would allow me to help the public along with having a familly. The gift of sight is something a lot of us take for granted and I enjoy helping people maintain their vision.
Interesting Facts

My immediate family grew up in Oregon although our parents are both from northern NM. As an undergraduate student I studied abroad in Ecuador for a semester and also lived in Puerto Rico for four years. I am blessed to have 3 children. On my days off I enjoy taking my sisters rescue dog for walks or exploring the mountains of New Mexico with my kids.

Dr. Michael Pharris

Vision

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
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 the age of 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. Michaelee Turner

Vision

Dr. Michaelee Turner

Vision

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Optometry

- Doctorate of Optometry

University of Missouri Columbia

- Graduate Certificate of Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health

- Bachelor’s of Health Science

- Minor in Spanish

- Minor in Human Development and Family Studies

Why did you become a optometrist?
When I was younger I would always play both doctor and teacher. I went to college to study science and human development in hopes of becoming a pediatric nurse or physician. It wasn’t until one summer on a Student Athlete Service Trip in Haiti that I knew I wanted to become an optometrist. As we were serving in local schools, we were informed that there was a shortage of optometrists visiting the villages. Young students were not returning to school because they were struggling to learn and advance appropriately, and with the limited resources and teachers in the setting, they could not obtain the help and attention they needed. Many of the other volunteers and doctors saw this correlation and realized that children were being labeled with “learning disabilities”, when their true battle was poor vision. I have always been passionate about education, and believe it is every child’s right to be given an education that will allow them to make their dreams a reality, and support themselves through life. It was on that trip that I knew I didn’t want lack of vision services to ever be the barrier a child’s education in a world where optometry and vision science are so solidified and advanced. I love treating my patient’s knowing I helping them succeed and grow, and seeing their interest spark as I teach them about the eye and vision is the cherry on top!
Interesting Facts

I grew up in Kansas City, MO and love the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals!

I did gymnastics in college and was a floor specialist! Although I did play seven other sports growing up.

Dr. Corina Martinez

Vision

Dr. Corina Martinez

Vision

Education

I went to the University of the Incarnate Word for a BS in Vision Science and then I went to the Rosenberg school of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word for my Doctor of Optometry degree.

Why did you become a optometrist?
Growing up I had always wanted to be a doctor, I just didn’t know which kind. When I got to high school I started exploring more about different careers in the medical field and I found optometry. I decided to shadow an optometrist for a little while to see what they do on a daily basis and what the job entails. I began to take a large interest in the world of Optometry after that experience and enjoyed the patient interactions.
Interesting Facts

I grew up in a really small border town named Zapata, Texas. Although, I use to play volleyball, run track and cross country growing up I currently do weightlifting as a hobby. I also enjoy hiking, watching Netflix or any other streaming service for hours on end and playing with my two dogs, Siggy and Isla.

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.

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