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Our Colorado Springs dentist team is caring and kind, and everyone who walks through the door is greeted as a friend. We enjoy each other’s company while we work and we love what we do, so the atmosphere in our office always feels warm and friendly. Check out our patient reviews. If you’re looking for a Colorado Springs dentist where you’ll feel welcomed and comfortable, our team would love to meet you! 



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Dr. Cody Boals

Dr. Boals is originally from Orangetown, Illinois. He loves the customization of exceptional dentistry and the fact that every smile is different, bringing new challenges to each day. When he’s not at the office, you can find him hiking, fly fishing, and spending time with his family and their four rescue animals. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Boals are a husband and wife team. They have a daughter named Henley together and have recently added a new associate, Dr. Paul Effinger to the practice. If you’re looking for a friendly Colorado Springs dentist, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Boals!

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Dr. Alexa Johnson

Dr. Johnson or “Dr. J”, as her team calls her, is originally from central Illinois and is so happy to now call Colorado her home. Dr. Boals and Dr. Johnson met in dental school in Chicago, they have been a husband and wife team ever since! She has four rescue animals and loves the outdoors including hiking and fishing. Dr. J had her first daughter, Henley, in October of 2021. Henley is now the honorary Chief Happiness Officer of the office! Dr. J not only excels in her dental work, but she also does dermal fillers and botox for esthetics and pain management. Dr.Johnson also loves to give patients a straighter smile with clear aligners. She loves coming to work because of the amazing team we have here at Kissing Camels as well as the wonderful patients!

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Dr. Rowan Kubeluis

Dr. Kubeluis recently moved from Rockville, Maryland where she was working in private practice. Dr. K studied dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and afterward spent one year furthering her education completing a General Practice Residency through Brown University. In her free time, Dr. K loves to spend time exploring the outdoors with her 2 rescue dogs. She also loves Orange Theory and you can catch her in Stetson Hills taking classes throughout the week. She looks forward to developing deep patient relationships with everyone and providing the best treatment possible.

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Dr. Paul Effinger

Dr. Paul Effinger fell in love with dentistry at an early age. His father owned and operated a dental lab in Southern Indiana, where Dr. Effinger began working at 11 years old. He grew up knowing that the dental prosthetics his father crafted were meant to help people regain their smiles and confidence, and he made it his mission to continue that tradition as a dentist. He then earned his Doctorate from the Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine in Chicago. He spent time working at two busy, corporate-run Colorado dental practices honing his craft, building his reputation, and discovering who he wanted to be as a dentist.

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Registered Dental Hygenist

Lisa has worked in dentistry for over 12 years. As a dental hygienist she takes pride in providing excellent patient care by keeping her patients informed and prioritizing patient comfort. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends, collect plants, travel, and try out new and exciting foods, she considers herself a foodie at heart.



Registered Dental Hygenist

Taresha grew up on a ranch in Wyoming and completed her education for Dental Hygiene in Sheridan, WY. Taresha loves her profession and enjoys hiking with her dog in her spare time.



Registered Dental Hygenist

Meet Jordan, a registered dental hygienist here at Kissing Camels Family Dentistry. Graduating from a dental hygiene program in Utah in 2017, Jordan has dedicated herself to enhancing smiles and boosting confidence. Beyond her passion for oral care, she is a nature enthusiast who finds joy in hiking, biking, and snowboarding. When she's not caring for smiles, you can find her cherishing moments with her two dogs enjoying the great outdoors.



Registered Dental Hygenist

Jenna has been immersed in the dental field since 2013 and transitioned to dental hygiene in 2019. Celebrating a decade of marriage, Jenna's commitment extends not only to her profession but also to her family. Beyond the dental office, she finds joy in culinary adventures, quilt-making, and exploring new destinations with her husband. Originally from Illinois, Jenna embraced a new chapter in her life by relocating to Colorado in 2022, blending her Midwestern roots with the scenic landscapes Colorado Springs.



Registered Dental Hygenist

Vanessa was born and raised in Colorado. She married her highschool sweetheart and has been in dentistry for 7 years. Outside of work she loves being outdoors: hiking, snowboarding, camping and traveling.

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Lead Dental Assistant

Jen is a hard worker and takes great pride in all that she does. Jen moved to Colorado in 2017 from Belvidere, IL with her husband and 2 children, Luis and Jaliya. She is a huge Chicago Bears fan! In her free time, she enjoys photography, and spending time with her children and dog Desmond.

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Registered Dental Assistant

Amelia was born and raised in Alaska and moved to Colorado in 2019 with her sister. In her spare time Amelia enjoys baking and sharing them with the office. She also enjoys reading and watching sports and practicing MMA. Amelia has a dog named Deno living in Alaska with her parents.

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Dental Assistant

Jackie has worked in dentistry for the past five years, she is experienced in front office as well as clinical dentistry. Her hobbies include ballet, hiking, and spending time with her husband outdoors. Together, they live in the mountains with their two mini pigs, goats, and chickens.

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Dental Assistant

Maliwan is one of our newest additions to our team! This is Maliwan’s first year in the dental field! In her free time she likes to hangout with friends and family, go on drives, go to the gym, go to concerts, and is always trying new things! Maliwan was born in Virginia and moved to Colorado Springs with her family shortly after she was born!



Dental Assistant

Sandra, a dedicated dental assistant since 2016, honed her skills through education at PIMA. A proud mother of two little girls, Sandra's passion extends beyond the dental field to her cherished family. Originally from Mexico, Sandra's upbringing has instilled in her a deep appreciation for family bonds. Her love for spending quality time with her loved ones shines through in her commitment to both her profession and her role as a caring mother.

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Dental Assistant

Nancy was born and raised in a small town along the Western Slope, and recently moved to Colorado Springs. During her free time, she loves to spend time with friends & family, loves looking for a new adventure, and is always ready for a good book.

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Dental Practice Optimizer

Pete is a Colorado native. Being in dentistry since 2009, it has allowed Pete time to master all aspects of running a successful, patient centric clinic. During his free time, Pete likes to take in all that Colorado has to offer from all of its great outdoors to trying the latest restaurants with his family and friends.

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Treatment and Insurance Coordinator

Julie was born in Wisconsin and spent most of her dental career in California. She enjoys the dental field, especially when patient's lives are transformed by a beautiful smile. In her free time she likes to travel with her husband and dogs.



Patient Care Coordinator

Elena was born in Northern California and moved to Colorado Springs with her family shortly after. Elena graduated from Pima Medical Institute for Dental and has 13 years of experience in the dental industry! She enjoys hiking, gambling, and going to concerts in her free time!

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Chief Happiness Officer

Henley Jeanine Boals is Dr. Boals and Dr. Johnson’s beautiful daughter. You may see her from time to time in the office bringing joy to all with her smile and laughter. She loves her dogs and cats at home and enjoys reading and playing outside.

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Mila is a Catahoula Leopard/Aussie mix. She was found on the street in Tennessee. Dr. Boals and Dr. Johnson adopted Mila in Illinois. She is a sweet girl who loves to talk. With the softest fur, if you ever see here, make sure to give her a pet! Mila loves hiking/fishing with her family and rolling in the snow.

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Rey is a Catahoula Leopard/Hound mix. She was born in Louisiana and then Dr. Boals and Dr. Johnson adopted her in Colorado Springs. She is a wild pup who loves snuggling! Rey loves playing with her sister Mila, as well as going on hiking/fishing adventures.



Your comfort is one of our top priorities. We believe that quality dentistry includes your experience in the lobby and operatory. From your first visit to your post-op care, our Colorado Springs dental team is warm and accommodating. Our dental office is equipped with amenities that will make your visit relaxing and enjoyable.



"I recently got some extensive work done, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Dr. Boals, Dr. J, and the entire staff made the whole process painless and carefree. I cannot thank them enough!"
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Matt B.
Colorado Springs, CO
"With all the bad experiences I had in the past, I was apprehensive. They are all very friendly and caring. I will be going back to them to get a smile I deserve. It was a wonderful office visit."
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Claudine S.
Colorado Springs, CO
"Dr. Boals and his staff are excellent! I had been looking for a new Dentistry practice to have in place for long-term. This place met all my criteria. Very modern, high-tech, friendly, and informative. The appointment reminders are timely!"
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