Dr. Krystal Baumgartner was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and is our Thornton orthodontist. She moved to Denver where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2009.
Dr. Krystal decided to do a one-year general practice residency in hospital dentistry in Nashville. Knowing that she wanted to specialize in orthodontics, she was more than excited to be accepted into the orthodontic residency program at Saint Louis University, where she earned an orthodontic certificate and Master of Science in 2012. Dr. Krystal chose to return to Denver upon completion of her residency and feels very fortunate to have found a great orthodontic practice to begin her career.
She received progressive training at Saint Louis University and gained skills in the latest advances in orthodontics, including soft-tissue lasers, mini-screw implants, cone-beam CT, indirect bonding techniques, and Invisalign®. As a recent graduate, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for orthodontics with her new colleagues and patients.
She is a member of many professional organizations, such as the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metropolitan Denver Dental Society and has appeared in nation publications representing the AAO.
Spending time with family and friends is the most important thing to Dr. Krystal. She loves traveling and is always looking for new opportunities to go to visit. A large reason she is so excited to live in Denver is because of all the places to go running and work out, indoors and outdoors.