Dr. Mershon was born and raised in Colorado. He attended both Arvada West and Arvada high schools. Upon graduation from high school he relocated to New Orleans to attend Loyola University where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. After earning these degrees he returned to his beloved state of Colorado where he began working in the dental field. He worked at Colorado’s largest full service dental laboratory where he quickly learned vital skills such crown, bridge, denture and implant fabrication. Growing up the son of a carpenter meant that he was taught very early on how to fix just about anything and this skill was proving to be extremely valuable in the dental laboratory. During his time, he realized the dental field was a true passion of his. To further his dental experience before applying to dental school he also began working as an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Hilary Baskin. After being accepted in Marquette University’s school of dentistry, Dave moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for his post graduate, doctoral education. After earning his doctorate in Dental Surgery and Sciences he was then accepted into Marquette University’s Orthodontic program. He eagerly moved back to Denver, Colorado after completion of the Orthodontic program and again began working with Dr. Hilary Baskin in 2007.
Dr. Mershon holds memberships in many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, World Federation of Orthodontists, Colorado Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Mershon also enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of orthodontics, so he has lectured to dental students, high school students and children in the public schools. He has also been interviewed for numerous newspaper articles such as Colorado Parent Magazine as a dental expert. He also has a passion for treating patients with developmental disabilities and sensory issues.
As a father of three young children, Dr. Mershon spends most of his out of office time changing diapers, helping with homework, playing hide and seek and wrestling. Dr. Mershon is married to his everything, Becky. Dr. Mershon enjoys basketball, golf, football, camping and hiking and is particularly fond of any professional team from the Denver area!