8015 W Almeda Ave. Suite 115, Lakewood, CO 80226


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Dr. Bernard Slota completed his both his undergraduate and his dental studies at Marquette University, graduating in 1977 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He has been named one of American’s Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has practiced in the Lakewood area for 36 years, spending the first 32 years in downtown Denver before moving to his current location. He continues his dental education and training regularly through daily journals and monthly meetings, and has received advanced training in implant dentistry. He also completed a mini residency in 2014-2015.

Dr. Slota is a member of the following professional organizations:

His treatment philosophy is a conservative, non-surgical approach for long-term comfort and overall health.


Denver Smiles is a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, material and procedures, and whose primary focus is on comfortable, health-centered dentistry. At our community-focused practice, your comfort and satisfaction come first. Our friendly team works hard to make sure that each patient gets the dental care they need in Lakewood, Colorado. We care about cultivating good relationships with our patients. On our team, we have a bilingual dental hygienist, Marina, who is fluent in Russian and English. Let us know how we can best serve you and give us a call at 303-872-0039. Our team looks forward to meeting with you!

Heather – Office Manager

Heather has been with our team since 2014. She has a degree in public health from the University of Colorado-Denver, and enjoys making life-long friends with her patients and transforming smiles and lives. Heather helps with insurance and treatment planning as well as smile makeovers. Heather is the youngest of three siblings and has five nieces and nephews. Outside of our office she loves to travel, hike, explore new mountain towns and spend time with friends and family.

Marina – Registered Dental Hygienist

Marina has been with our team since February 2017. She is a former Russian dentist, and has a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from UNM. She enjoys working with a doctor who has a great scope of expertise and always places the patients first, and works hard to find the key to each patients’ success so that they can enjoy uncompromised oral health. Marina has two children, a son, Gosha, and a daughter, Arina. Her hobbies include knitting, crafting, cooking and being out in nature.

Nyah – Dental Assistant

Nyah joined our team in 2018. She graduated from Emily Griffith Technical College in summer of 2018 with her dental assisting certification. She enjoys meeting new people and being able to build relationships with them. Nyah also loves seeing the results of treatment and our patients’ reactions to their new smiles. Nyah is the youngest of three siblings, and is very close with her brother and sister. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her family, going to the gym, and going on random adventures with her boyfriend. She also has three dogs that she loves to play with.

Rhonda – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Rhonda grew up in dentistry and has been in the field for over 30 years. She appreciates the science and aesthetics behind dentistry and loves making people smile! Outside of the office, she enjoys being outdoors and hiking, and she has one beautiful daughter.