AboutCanyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Marc Thomas and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 303-841-7900 and experience why our patients think Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is the best dentist in Parker.

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Dr. Marc D. Thomas, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Marc D. Thomas is a native of Idaho and began his education by earning a degree in zoology with a minor in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He then went on to study dentistry at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, where he graduated magna cum laude. After earning his DDS degree, Dr. Thomas worked in Texas for 2 years and then relocated to New Haven, Connecticut to complete a pediatric dental residency at the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine, where he received specialized training in dentistry for children and adolescents. He has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Colorado since 2012.

Dr. Thomas has authored and co-authored a number of professional dental publications. He has been the recipient of numerous scholarships, recognition, and awards including becoming a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and being recognized by his peers as one of the top dentists in Colorado by 5280 Magazine.

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Colorado Dental Association and the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. His involvement in these organizations allows him to stay in touch with current dentistry techniques and technology, so that he may better meet the needs of his patients. Dr. Thomas has also volunteered with the Colorado Mission of Mercy, performing free dental work for under-served dental patients.

Dr. Thomas understands that dental treatment can cause anxiety for children and their parents. His goal is to provide patients with compassionate dental treatment through effective communication with children and parents regarding dental treatment. By performing gentle treatment in a positive environment, your children will look forward to returning to the dental office. Dr. Thomas is dedicated to pairing empathetic dental treatment with advanced technology to provide excellent pediatric dental care.

Dr. Thomas is happily married and he and his beautiful wife have four young daughters. In his spare time, Dr. Thomas loves spending time with his family, hiking, reading, running marathons, sculpting, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.


Office Manager

Kari began her dental career over two decades ago as a dental assistant and has excelled in many roles in the dental profession working as a front office team member, Office Manager, and Practice Administrator. After returning to school and earning a degree in Business Management, she reached her career goal of helping practices as a Dental Consultant. However, she realized she missed the personal interactions with parents and patients of working in an office.

Kari is very excited to be part of the outstanding, quality focused team at Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry. In her spare time, Kari is enjoys riding her horse and camping in the mountains as well as competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting events all over Colorado and neighboring states.


Front Office Coordinator

Audrey joined our practice in 2019 as Front Office Coordinator. With over 13 years as a dental assistant, she is able to answer parent’s and patient’s treatment questions as well as explain dental insurance benefits. Audrey’s personal commitment to quality patient care is always in line with our practice philosophy and allows her to enjoy the great working environment at CRPD.

When not at work, Audrey enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, riding horses, camping and hiking or just relaxing with a good book.


Dental Assistant

With an upbeat personality and optimistic outlook Julie is a wonderful asset to our office! As a Certified Dental Assistant she performs a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Julie often works chair-side with Dr. Thomas to examine and treat patients. Julie’s primary goal is to make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair while providing the best treatment. A native of California, Julie recently moved to Colorado in December 2016 and shortly after joined Dr. Thomas and his team.

Julie loves the friendly atmosphere and dedication that Dr. Thomas provides to the patients and staff. As a mother, Julie enjoys the laughter and playfulness of children, which has made this job a perfect fit! When she isn’t at the dental office she spends time with her family, son, and fiancé. She loves to go shopping, travel, explore the great outdoors, and attend car races and shows.


Dental Assistant

Abbie is an enthusiastic dental assistant who loves working with children. She grew up in Parker and attends college in Utah. She is in school now to become a dental hygienist. She has a deep knowledge of dentistry has grown up around the profession. She loves working with children!

When Abbie is not at work she enjoys boating and watching Formula 1 Racing. She enjoys hiking and has traveled across the world, often providing dental service in other countries.

Mikayla Huskey

Dental Assistant

Kayla is a new member of our practice and enjoys working with children. She grew up in Highlands Ranch and now lives in Parker. She has an extensive background in the medical field and has enjoyed working in the dental field.

On her off-time Kayla enjoys spending time with her dogs. She loves spending time on the water including boating, tubing, paddle-boarding etc.


Dental Assistant

Aleigha recently received her certificate in dental assisting. She is a native of Parker and loves working with children. She is dedicated to helping children improve their oral health and enjoys helping kids learn good lifelong dental habits.

In her free time Aleigha loves to hang out with her cat Rupert and taking care of her plants. She also loves to spend time with her boyfriend exploring Colorado, building computers and cars.