David G. Crabtree, DDS
I truly have been blessed to find a profession that I love and that I am very passionate about. I not only get to work with truly fantastic people, but every day I see people from every walk of life. From the youngest child to the older patient deep into retirement and everyone in-between, I love and enjoy talking to our patients and learning about each other’s lives. I feel like every day I get to make new friends that I hope will last for many years to come. I grew up in the little town of Roy, UT, which is about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. After graduation from dental school, we moved to Montana and I joined a large group practice. While we had a great experience there, we always knew we would end up in Colorado. When the practice came available, we jumped at the chance to make Colorado Springs our home. I married my high school sweetheart 18 years ago, and we now have 6 wonderful kids, Tyler, Alyssa, Haylee, Addyson, Blayke, and Brinley. It is an understatement to say that our life is crazy. From soccer to school and everything in-between, it seems as though we just go, go, go. We love the outdoors and are excited to ‘explore’ all that Colorado has to offer. My family and I are excited for the opportunity to make new friends, see new things, and have a great time here in Colorado.
Education and Continuing Education
After attending The University of Utah, I received my doctorate degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. As with any profession, graduation is never where the studies and learning stops. In order to make sure that each patient receives the best possible treatment, I am constantly seeking ways to improve my skills. Continuing education is a very important part of my practice. I have received additional training in implants, cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. I am currently attending advanced training in implants at the Misch Implant Institute. We strive to offer the most advanced technology and seek to provide the best care possible.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Working with and maintaining strong relationships with other members of my profession is easily as important as taking formal continuing education classes. Those in any profession function best as a team. Each professional encounters unique challenges. Together, we keep one another informed of clinical experience and research through writings, discussions, and meeting one on one regarding the latest discoveries, best practices, and most recent technology. I am committed to making sure each new patient I encounter receives the benefits of this collective knowledge. My professional memberships include:
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Colorado Dental Association
- Colorado Springs Dental Society
- Academy of Oseointegration
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals has years of experience in the dental field, and keep up their certifications and skills through continuing education and advanced training to provide our patients with quality care. Our patients are the focus of everything we do, and we work hard to make sure that they are comfortable and happy when they visit Crabtree Dental Center. We welcome you to call us today at 719-599-7453 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about dental care in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We look forward to meeting you!
Tracy – Front Office Lead/ Office Manager
Tracy is a native of Colorado. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years now. She started dental assisting in California, where she earned her Registered Dental Assisting License from San Francisco State University in 1994. She has been a dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant. She took 4 years off to do accounting. Tracy will be able to answer any of your questions or concerns in the office. You will see her running around the office doing any repairs, or running meetings or helping you while others are busy.
Stacey – Front Desk Treatment Coordinator
Stacey is originally from Illinois. She has been in the dental field for 3 years. She is very active outside and has a very fun personality. She cares about her patients and will be available to help with any treatment or financial concerns. She will go above and beyond to help you achieve your beautiful smile that you deserve and want!
Amy – Director of First Impressions
Amy is our Front Desk Representative. She will be the first one you meet. She has come to our office with a background of Orthodontics. She loves the outdoors and is very adventurous. She will be getting married soon to her best friend. She is really easy to talk to and loves people.
Diane – Dental Hygienist Lead
Diane is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, with degrees in both dental assisting and dental hygiene. She has been in the dental field over 27 years. She loves her career and can’t wait to meet you and help with anything you need.
Myrtle – Dental Hygienist
Myrtle was born and raised in Liverpool England. She has lived in the US for 30 years, 20 of those years were here in Colorado Springs. She has two boys her oldest is married and her youngest is still at home. Myrtle enjoys the outdoors and you will find her running the Sana Fe trail. A graduate of Pueblo Community College she has practiced dental hygiene for 17 years. She is easy to talk to and can answer any questions you may have.
Camie – Dental Hygienist
Camie is our newest Hygientist. She is very helpful and can we are so blessed to have her in our office to keep you smiling.
Trina – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant – Back Office Lead
Trina Is one of our Expanded Duties Dental Assistants. She is a native of Colorado, and she is a huge Broncos fan! She has been a dental assistant for 20+ years. She earned her Expanded Duties certification from the University of Denver. She enjoys family activities with her husband and three children. She is so much fun to be around and loves dentistry!
Aricka – Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (“Smile Specialist”)
Aricka is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistants. She is a native of Colorado as well. She is also crossed trained to help both the Front Office and the Back Office with your dental needs. We have a great team here and able to help you with anything you need.
Chereanna – Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant
Chereanna is the newest to our office. She is so very helpful and will guide you in the correct direction. We have a great team here and able to help you with anything you need.