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AT KISSING CAMELS FAMILY DENTISTRY

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 loves the customization of good 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. 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” is originally from central Illinois and is so happy to now call Colorado her home. She has four rescue animals and loves the outdoors including hiking and fishing. Dr. J has been helping out at Kissing Camels Family Dentistry since day one, but now we have her full time for all your dental and esthetic needs. She not only excels in her dental work, but she also does dermal fillers and botox.

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.

meet OUR AMAZING dental care team

AT KISSING CAMELS FAMILY DENTISTRY

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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Megan

Hygienist

Megan is a Colorado native but has traveled around a lot. She started out in dentistry as a volunteer dental assistant on Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter Susie, going hiking, antiquing, and doing house projects.

Taresha

Taresha

Hygienist

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.

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Lisa

Hygienist

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.

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Jen

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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Amelia

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.

Miranda

Miranda

Dental Assistant

Miranda loves being in the dental field and enjoys making her patients happy. In her spare time she loves being with her family, going camping, and watching Sunday football games.

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Taylor

Patient Care Coordinator

Taylor was born in California, but raised in Colorado for the majority of her life where she considers the mountains to be her home. She loves having the opportunity to work in the medical field. Outside of work, Taylor loves to be on constant adventures with either her dog

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Kimberly

Registered Dental Assistant

Kimberly has been a Registered Dental Assistant since 2012 and loves working in the dental field! She is originally from Texas and moved to Colorado in 2014. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and son, traveling, camping, going to concerts and hiking with her dogs Yeti and Maverick.

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Katie

Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator

Katie was born and raised in small town Iowa and moved to Colorado Springs in 2021. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in business marketing. In her free time she likes to hike, cook spicy foods, spend time with her friends, and thrift shop.

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Pete

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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Henley

Chief Happiness Officer

Beautiful baby girl, Henley Jeanine Boals, arrived 8 weeks early. She was born on Sunday, October 24th 2021 at 4:19 pm • 3 lbs 8 oz • 16 in long. You may see her from time to time in the office bringing joy to all with her adorable coos and smiles.

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Mila

Mila is a Catahoula Leopard/Aussie mix. She was found on the street in Tennessee. Dr. Boals 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

Rey is a Catahoula Leopard/Hound mix. She was born in Louisiana and then Dr. Boals 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.

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"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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