Dr. Holly Baller

Pediatric Orthodontics

Dr. Holly loves:

Anything pink, the gym

Holly wishes dogs could talk! Her favorite things are running around the Rocky Mountains with her husband and two boys.

Dr. Holly Baller grew up in upstate NY but is proud to call Colorado her home for the past 16 years. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with distinct honors from the University of Colorado, Dr. Baller continued her studies at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Holly believes that teeth and overall health go hand in hand. Teaching kiddos healthy habits that they can sustain for a lifetime contributes to their overall health. Dr. Holly is passionate about preventative orthodontics and correcting oral habits at an early age to avoid problems in the future. Dr. Holly is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.  She strives to continuously learn about the newest advancements in the field through continuing education courses.

Dr. Kent Lauson


Dr. Kent Enjoys:

Avid reading, playing tennis and riding bikes

Dr. Lauson’s distinguished career as a specialist in orthodontics has spanned over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a DDS degree. He then completed his orthodontic residency at St. Louis University Medical Center and has been in private practice in Metro Denver ever since. During this time, he helped develop the techniques for completing orthodontic treatment resulting in full beautiful smiles without the removal of any permanent teeth, surgery or other invasive procedures.

Dr. Lauson, an author of numerous articles and the book “Straight Talk about Crooked Teeth“ has lectured at many national dental and orthodontic meetings is currently listed in “Guide to America’s Top Dentists”. He has the distinction, among many, of being “Best Dentist in Aurora” chosen by it’s citizens. He is well known for getting excellent results in complex orthodontic cases. He is a member of over a dozen professional organizations including the American Association of Orthodontists and is on the advisory board of the Journal of Oral Hygiene and Health.

Nichole Griek

Director of Myofunctional Therapy

Nichole Loves:

Creating culinary adventures and collecting passport stamps

Nichole is inspired by Colorado’s farm to table movement and Philosophy. She is scared to death of antique portraits and Excel spreadsheets.

As a massage therapist evolving to a  myofunctional therapist Nichole has been working in the healthcare field for almost 20 years.  Her main goals are delivering exceptional patient care and focusing on continuing education along side Myofunctional Research Company.  Through constant connection with revolutionary dentists and orthodontists, research and case studies she is able to apply her expertise to help her patients stay motivated and successful. She is also a member of  Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals and the American Orthodontic Association.

Dakota Patten

Administrative Assistant

Dakota is Obsessed With:

Shopping and anything floral

She can’t ever have enough lipstick and brunch.

Dakota wants to live in a world where beauty is easily found in all things, kindness isn’t rare and there’s a beach around every corner.  As a front desk ninja, it’s her mission to keep you and your kiddos smiling.  She keeps scheduling, billing, rewards program and social media running like a well oiled machine.  With years of working with children, it’s easy for her to interact with our young patients and educate them on how to improve their overall health.