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Kids Dental, Vision & Orthodontics Colorado Springs

S. Academy Blvd. & Astrozon

2436 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916, USA 719-391-2336

Dental Hours

  • 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 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM

  • Sunday - Closed

Vision Hours

  • Monday - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Tuesday - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Wednesday - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Thursday - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Saturday - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Sunday - Closed

Ortho Hours

  • Monday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Tuesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Thursday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Friday - 8:00 AM - 5:00 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

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.

Grateful Mom

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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. 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

Dr. Mark Musicaro

(Dr. Mark)

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.

Dr. Alexandria Starr-Pitts

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology- Purdue University
  • Doctor of Optometry - American University of Puerto Rico

Dr. Alexandria Starr-Pitts

(Dr. Starr)

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology- Purdue University
  • Doctor of Optometry - American University of Puerto Rico
Why did you become a optometrist?
When I was 10 years old my parents took me to my first eye examination. I had been complaining for a while that I couldn't see far away, but me being dramatic, it took them a while to actually take me in. When I walked out of the optometry office with my first pair of glasses, I felt like my entire world had changed for the better. The world was so vibrant and crisp! In that moment, I decided I wanted to be an optometrist. As I got older, my career choice never changed and my parents encouraged it because as a woman in healthcare, it was a great career to raise a family and have a good work-life balance. I am so pleased to this day with my decision- I have found my true passion in pediatric optometry.
Interesting Facts

I am a huge Michael Jordan fan and also have a slight obsession with shoes. Being an athlete, I talk to a lot of patients about sports, especially basketball and football. I have a massive glasses collection so I always notice stylish glasses on patients and/or their parents. I love going up to the front to help kiddos choose their frames - it is so fun for me! My husband recently got out of the army, so I also talk to our military patients about the different places I have lived. I just had my first child, a daughter, so I can finally relate to parents in that aspect as well.

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)

Dr. Elizabeth Lyon

(Dr. 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. Trisha Fournier

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Doctor of Optometry - Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestrn University
  • Family Practice Residency Program - University of Houston

Dr. Trisha Fournier

(Dr. Trish)

Vision

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Doctor of Optometry - Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestrn University
  • Family Practice Residency Program - University of Houston
Why did you become a optometrist?
After years of wearing glasses as a young child, my interest in optometry began to blossom. I shadowed several providers and ultimately worked for one of my childhood optometrists. Being immersed in the field, I truly enjoyed the excitement of eye care but more importantly helping people maintain the gift of sight. As an adult my appreciation for the field has only grown and I truly understand the value and importance of vision for overall success and happiness.
Interesting Facts

My hobbies include traveling, hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with my dog Sheldon. Sheldon is quite mischievous and I never know what type of adventures we will have when we're together!

Dr. Yasufumi Yamazaki

Dental

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Advanced Automotive Design
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Yasufumi Yamazaki

(Dr. Yasu)

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. 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. DeAnna Drake

Dental

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology - Union College
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - Loma Linda University
  • General Practice Residency - University of Minnesota

Dr. DeAnna Drake

(Dr. Drake)

Dental

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology - Union College
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - Loma Linda University
  • General Practice Residency - University of Minnesota
Why did you become a dentist?
It's a versatile career that allows me to make a difference in the health of those in my community.
Interesting Facts

I love all things Disney and even studied for the dental boards at the parks. I enjoy planning celebrations and I just recently picked up kayaking.

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