Meet The Doctor

Dr. Marc D. Thomas, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

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.

Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

About Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is a Parker based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

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 303-390-5183 and experience why our patients think Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry is the best dentist in Parker.

Meet The Team


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

Missy joined our practice in 2014 and has since become an invaluable part of the team. She brings many years of customer service to her position and always has a welcoming smile! Our patients appreciate the time Missy takes coordinating their appointments and explaining insurance benefits.

Missy grew up in Rupert, Idaho, where she met her husband of 17 years, Jeremy. They recently moved to Colorado, now calling Elbert home. As a family they enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, wake boarding and attending her sons’ sporting events.

Hanifah "Coco"

Certified Dental Assistant

CoCo moved to the United States 10 years ago from her hometown of Hannover, Germany. Being family oriented, she moved to Colorado 7 years ago to be closer to aunts, uncles and her cousins. She volunteered as a dental assistant while in Germany and discovered her passion for helping people. She enjoys the variety each day brings while working with our young patients. Even though she already speaks 5 languages, CoCo enjoys learning new languages and spending her free time with family.


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

Hello, my name is Aspen! I love Disney and traveling with my fiancé. Before dental assisting I was a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for 4 years before I decided I didn’t want to go to nursing school. I am originally from Utah, but moved to Colorado in July 2016 and decided I wanted to be a dental assistant. I am "Mom" to a beautiful yellow lab with blue eyes named Layla and I am currently going to school to become a dental hygienist. I enjoy working with children!