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KIDS DENTAL, VISION &
ORTHODONTIC CARE ALL IN ONE PLACE

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Welcome to Academy Kids Dental, Vision and Orthodontics in Colorado Springs, CO!



Pediatric dental care providers at our South Academy location in Colorado Springs. There are four women wearing black coverings and are happy and waving.
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Kid's Dentist and Vision Care

Welcome South Colorado Springs Families!

Welcome to Academy Kids Dental, Vision & Orthodontics on South Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs, where we are committed to providing exceptional care for children in our community. Our team of dentists, orthodontists, and optometrists are dedicated to ensuring that your child remains healthy and happy throughout their growth and development.

We pride ourselves on offering all the necessary services for your child's dental, orthodontic, and vision needs, under one roof. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for children, which is why we have created a warm and inviting atmosphere with bright colors, fun characters, and a friendly staff.

MULTIPLE SERVICES FOR

ALL YOUR KIDS IN ONE VISIT!



DENTAL

VISION

ORTHODONTICS

OFFICE INFO

2436 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80916

719-391-2336

  • Monday - 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday - 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Thursday - 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Saturday - 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 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. Yasufumi Yamazaki

Dental

Dr. Yasufumi Yamazaki

Dental

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Advanced Automotive Design
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
Why did you become a dentist?
I wanted to provide benevolent care to communities.
Interesting Facts

I have a french bulldog.

Dr. Christopher Frankmore

Dental

Dr. Christopher Frankmore

Dental

Education

I went to college here in Colorado Springs at UCCS. I studied chemistry. I went to dental school in Los Angeles at USC.

Why did you become a dentist?
I worked in a dental office here in Colorado Springs when I was in college and I fell in love with it. Loved interacting with patients and helping people get out of pain.
Interesting Facts

I am a huge Denver Nuggets fan. I have been a huge fan since I was a kid and am very happy to see how far they have come. I also enjoy hiking and biking, so I love being able to escape to the mountains.

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. 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. Elizabeth Lyon

Vision

Dr. Elizabeth Lyon

Vision

Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience - Trinity University
  • Doctor of Optometry - Midwestern University College of Optometry
  • Residency - Southern College of Optometry (vision therapy and neuro optometric rehabilitation)
Why did you become a optometrist?
I was always drawn to the medical field. When I was in undergrad I shadowed several different medical professionals and decided optometry was the best fit for me. I have found the perfect work-life balance with optometry. I decided to focus on pediatrics because I love helping kids and I find the link between vision and learning very interesting. If you give a child sight or help them develop the skills they need to succeed in school it opens so many doors in their future.
Interesting Facts

I grew up in Colorado Springs and moved back after completing my residency. My husband is also an optometrist and we met in optometry school. We have a dog and two cats which we treat like children. We love to hike and have summited many of the peaks in the Colorado Springs skyline. This year we are starting our first garden! We are growing tomatoes, peppers, and a few other vegetables.

Dr. Sanda Win

Vision

Dr. Sanda Win

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - Bryn Mawr College
  • Doctor of Optometry - Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Why did you become a optometrist?
I volunteered at a local eye clinic in Accra, Ghana during my third year of college. I worked in various rural villages where people have no access to vision care and when I saw their expressions when they were finally able to see with glasses - that was the moment I knew I wanted to work with eyes. Being able to provide that instant gratification was an amazing feeling.
Interesting Facts

I was born and raised in Myanmar and came to the United States when I was 13 years old. I lived in New Jersey/Pennsylvania until 3 years ago when my husband and I decided to move to Colorado. We enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling with our toddler. Most of the time we are busy just trying to keep them entertained.

Dr. Mark Musicaro

Orthodontics

Dr. Mark Musicaro

Orthodontics

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology - Univeristy of Nevada Reno
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine - University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Master of Science in Dentistry - Jacksonville University
  • Orthodontic Certificate - Jacksonville University
  • Orthodontic Residency - Jacksonville University
  • Four Years of Active Duty - US Army
Why did you become a orthodontist?
My grandfather was a dentist with the US Army, from an early age he and my father encouraged me to go into the dental field. However, it was my personal experience with my childhood orthodontist that ultimately made me want to become an orthodontist. I was amazed at what a big difference they could make in my and other kids lives by helping to give them the confidence of a great smile.
Interesting Facts

Outside of work, I am married with two young children who keep me active. When I'm not chasing the kids around, I am an avid runner who also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and exploring Colorado. When not enjoying the outdoors, I enjoy spending time with local friends and family.

The dentist and assistant were AMAZING! They made sure my daughter knew exactly what they were doing/using in her mouth and explained in a way she would understand for an 8 year old.

Bernice P.

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