Mountain West Smiles
Our team is dedicated to making your dental experience the best possible. At Mountain West Smiles, we treat our patients like family.
Please take a moment to get to know our team. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental office and providing you with exceptional care.
Meet Our Team
Ken Cory, DMD
Dr. Cory was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Cory lived in Oregon working with underserved patients. Dr. Cory has lived in Montrose, CO since 2008. Dr. Cory is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. Cory enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his sons and his two labs. He is an avid skier, fisherman and loves exploring the local mountains and trails on his adventure motorcycle.
Dr. Cory is committed to continuing education and averages 100 hours a year of advanced training in implants, dentures, same day crowns, cosmetics, six-month braces and many other areas of dentistry. Dr. Cory is skilled in dental implant placement and is a member of the International College of Implantologists which advances the study of dental implant surgery and restoration.
Dr. Cory's main goal is for you to have the smile you deserve. Dr. Cory takes great pride in his work and will always treat you like family.
Katelyn - Hygiene Coordinator
Katelyn is our hygiene coordinator and front desk receptionist. She will be the first person to greet you at our office and will help you schedule your hygiene appointments. Katelyn loves being involved with dentistry and her soft and gentle personality will put you at ease when you arrive for your appointments.
Katelyn is from right here in Montrose, CO. She and her husband are happy to be raising twin baby boys. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful mountains of Colorado, hunting and fishing.
Crystal - Financial Coordinator
Crystal was born and raised in Montrose. Crystal is the first smiling face you will see when you visit our office. Her bubbly personality will put you at ease when you arrive for your appointment.
Crystal will help you schedule your appointments and answer any questions you may have. Crystal also acts as our billing specialist and can help address any concerns you may have about insurance claims or outstanding balances.
Crystal enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, gardening and spending lots of time with her beautiful kids.
Mel , RDH - Dental Hygienist
Mel is originally from Colorado Springs and is excited to be living in beautiful Montrose, CO. She graduated with her RDH from CNCC in Rangely with highest honors where she served as her class president.
Mel hopes her patients feel their dental experience is comfortable, educational, and interactive. She likes explaining what she does throughout the appointment so patients know what to expect and can apply this knowledge to their daily care routine. Mel believes optimal oral health is a team effort. You can look forward to a very gentle and thorough hygiene experience with Mel.
Mel enjoys spending her free time exploring the mountains of the western slope. She loves hiking, snowboarding, camping and reading.
Kristi , RDH - Dental Hygienist
Kristi was born and raised in the Montrose area. She received her education at Colorado Northwest Community College in Rangely, CO.
Kristi enjoys developing individualized home care plans for her patients so they can maintain their dental health. She has a very calming personality that puts her patients at ease during their dental visits.
Kristi is happily married with a young daughter. She loves being a Mom and spending her time with her family in the great outdoors.
Meghan - Dental Assistant
Meghan is a Montrose native who is looking to make western Colorado her home for life.
As our dental assistant, Meghan helps patients feel at ease with her warm and friendly smile and cheerful personality. Meghan loves educating patients on the treatment that they need. She is always eager to help the team and is a great asset to our practice.
Meghan loves sports. Her favorite team is the Broncos and she knows almost everything there is to know about them. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fly fishing and of course watching football with her family.