Julia T. Kasper, DDS
Originally a Florida girl, Dr. Julia T. Kasper lived in Australia and California before settling in the mountains of Colorado in 2008 where she was drawn to active lifestyle in the outdoors. When she’s not seeing patients, you may find Dr. Kasper road biking, hiking, or skiing the mountains around her home in Evergreen. She is married to Cri, our Executive Director at Colorado Family Dentistry, and they have two sons, Caydan and Emmett.
Dr. Kasper earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2008. Prior to attending dental school, she graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Kasper continued her education in dentistry with the International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion (IPSO), and she continues to work with the IPSO. She is also active in several study groups in the disciplines of periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery, and implantology.
Dr. Kasper is proud to work with the fantastic team at our dental office in Lakewood. She enjoys getting to know each patient, and she loves it when patients tell her that they look forward to coming to our office. Dr. Kasper focuses on understanding each patient’s situation and conditions to treat them individually and uniquely. She is committed to patient education, helping our patients understand our dental treatments and the need for dental care.
Dr. Aaron Kubicek, DDS
As a pilot, a ham radio operator and a dentist, you’re likely to get a shorter answer if you ask what Dr. Kubicek doesn’t do. Dr. Kubicek is passionate about his patient’s experience, comfort, and the quality of dentistry he provides and though he was named a 5280 Top Dentist the last two years running, he doesn’t let it go to his head and approaches his work with a good sense of humor. Born near Chicago, IL where he was raised until moving to Las Vegas, NV for high school, Dr. Kubicek went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in biology from UNLV. Continuing his education, Dr. Kubicek attended dental school at Oregon Health Sciences University and earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree in 1998 after being awarded the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. Continuing his education even further Dr. Kubicek later graduated from the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Education.
In the Air Force, Dr. Kubicek proved that you can’t keep a good man down (on the ground) and he earned his private pilot license and achieved an instrument rating. Traveling for years on military assignment with his family they had the opportunity to experience much of what our country has to offer but it was on a visit to Colorado that they realized there was no better place to raise their two small children. Dr. Kubicek believes in working hard and playing hard so when he’s not in a white coat he enjoys his family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, attempting golf, and you might just catch him on the airwaves “haming it up” under the call sign AD7ZP.
Cri Boratenski – Executive Director
Cri Boratenski is a serial entrepreneur and world record holder. Before starting Colorado Family Dentistry with his wife, Dr. Kasper, Cri owned and operated businesses in mobile technology, pest control, tourism, transportation, and advertising. He spent most of his college career studying business in the frozen north at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cri brings his technology background to Colorado Family Dentistry to create a paperless and highly efficient office with an expanded set of avenues for doctor-patient communications. When he’s not glued to a computer, Cri can be found mountain biking, climbing, or skiing the Colorado Mountains. He’s also a big fan of woodworking and mechanics, so he spends most of his nights tinkering. Cri is married to Dr. Kasper, and they have two sons, Caydan and Emmett.
Tiffany S. – Registered Dental Hygienist
A Colorado native, Tiffany grew up on the western slope of Colorado and as a child going to the dentist wasn’t always a pleasant experience. Once she became a teenager, Tiffany found a dentist that she connected with who taught her that dentistry didn’t have to be scary. Her new mentor transformed her perception of dentistry and became the catalyst for her career where she seeks to build trust by understanding and connecting with her patients.
Tiffany played softball while in college and received her degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. After college Tiffany continued to coach softball and today enjoys tennis, hunting and fishing and just and spending time in the outdoors with family.
Vanessa W. – Registered Dental Hygienist
Vanessa is a very unique person with a very deep character. Every time you meet her you may just learn something new and interesting about her. Vanessa grew up right here, in the foothills of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 2005, with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Vanessa and her husband currently have no children or pets, but they look forward to having both in the future. She loves searching out unique places for new foods and sites to visit around town and on road trips. Vanessa loves people and loves improving the oral health of her patients as well as making them feel empowered to improve their health on their own or through collaborative problem-solving.
Tiffany N. – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Tiffany, our Lead Expanded Duties Dental Assistant, has the longest title in the office and she earns it. Watching Tiffany at work is a bit like watching a honey bee as she moves from room to room ensuring that each patient is comfortable and happy from start to finish and keeping our hive functioning as a cohesive unit. Don’t let that young face fool you, Tiffany has been working as a dental assistant for over 20 years, and has seen a lot of aspects of dentistry. She loves the way our office flows together, with each team member working hard for a common goal. Tiffany is married and has two children, Reece and Dylan. In her spare time, she loves doing anything outside, including camping, gardening, riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, and watching her son, Dylan, play football.
Anita T. – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Anita is an expanded duties dental assistant with over 20 years of experience in creating healthy smiles. Able to improvise, adapt and overcome when the going gets tough; having Anita on your team is a bit like have a Swiss army knife in your pocket; you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re going to be prepared for it. Originally from Texas, Anita moved to Colorado in the 80’s and says she’ll never leave. She loves having all four seasons and makes good use of them, hiking, walking, camping, riding dirt bikes and snowmobiling with her family throughout the year. Anita loves being able to transform someone’s smile and seeing the happiness that it brings when a patient is able to achieve their optimal health.
Jeanette H. – Scheduling Coordinator
Between managing the schedule, handling insurance benefits and fulfilling the all-important role of “office mom” Jeanette has her hands full but you wouldn’t know it from her calm and warm demeanor. Much of her cool under pressure stems from over 30 years of experience in the dental field working in endodontic and general dentistry offices on both business and clinical teams. As scheduler extraordinaire, Jeanette works hard to ensure that patients are able to get in as quickly as possible at times which are convenient to them. Jeanette strives to be flexible to help wherever needed with patients and our team to ensure that each patient has a smooth, enjoyable visit.
Jeanette moved to Colorado from San Antonio, Texas in 2001. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 33 years, and they have three awesome sons and eight beautiful grandchildren and counting. In her free time, Jeanette enjoys hiking, biking, boating, and bumping along off-road trails in her jeep.
Kat K. – Health Care Coordinator
Originally from Oregon, Kat moved to Colorado to continue enjoying the outdoors in a sunnier climate. Prior to working with Colorado Family Dentistry Kat worked as a dental assistant in general dentistry and oral surgery practices which gave her a strong clinical understanding. Today, Kat uses that understanding to take complex treatment plans written by the doctors and communicate and customize the treatment to the needs of her patients. No one would dispute that her job is challenging, but Kat finds great joy in the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Kat still maintains her status as a huge Ducks fan and when she’s not working you might find her attending concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, gardening or backpacking in the mountains of Colorado.
Elyssa S. – Receptionist
Elyssa is the friendly voice that you will most likely hear when you call our office and her warm personality makes our front office a welcoming place to be. Elyssa has worked as a dental assistant and prior to working with Colorado Family Dentistry worked as a technician designing dental implant abutments in a milling facility. Elyssa enjoys spending time with her lovely daughter, Chloe and singing Karaoke.