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. Let us know how we can best serve you and give us a call at 303-623-4444. 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.

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.

Jessica - Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica has been with our team since the Fall of 2020. She is kind, compassionate and caring and loves helping her patients achieve better health. Jess is originally from Indiana but has been practicing dental hygiene in Kentucky for the last few years prior to moving to Colorado. In her spare time, Jess loves to be outdoors. She also enjoys playing the guitar and singing, quoting movies, good food and spending time with friends and family.

Julissa - Patient Care Coordinator

Julissa graduated from Front Range Community College and has been with our office since Fall 2020. She has 3 brothers whom she is very close with. Julissa is new to the dental field and is learning new things every day and she loves it! She also loves getting to know our patients and making them smile with the work our team does. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with family and friends, watching sports and her brother's basketball games.