Family Dentist Serving Monument, CO & The Tri-Lake Region
Our Monument Family Dentistry staff strives to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care in Monument and the surrounding areas. Our vision is to use the latest technology in order to provide the best dental care for our patients.
We provide a wide array of dental services including same day crowns, composite fillings, implants, composite fillings, and much more. Our staff will take the time to get to know each patient and their dental health goals. Dr. Burtwistle will ensure that your family will have the benefits of the best and latest technology, providing the most comfortable dental treatment available.
Meet Our Team
Brad Burtwistle, DDS, RN
Originally from Northeastern Nebraska, Dr. Burtwistle and his family have lived in the Monument area since 1998 and love being a part of this wonderful community. He began his medical career as a Paramedic, then became a Registered Nurse, serving as a Charge Nurse at Penrose Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Centers. After serving as Director of Nursing at Audubon Surgery Center at St. Francis, Dr. Burtwistle went on to further his career and become a Dentist. Because of his previous medical experience, Dr. Burtwistle fully understands the systemic relationship between the mouth and the body, therefore Dr. Burtwistle naturally treats each patient as a whole, not just as a set of teeth.
In 2009, Dr. Burtwistle attended Dental School at the University of Colorado Denver, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and purchased Monument Family Dentistry in 2014.
Dr. Burtwistle has 2 daughters. His wife Julia is a retired Air Force Officer and has worked as a Business Consultant for over 15 years. In 2014, she also founded and is the Executive Director of a Non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for a childhood disease that affects their family.
Jill: Patient Coordinator
Jill is a Colorado native, living right here in Monument. Jill joined the Monument Family Dentistry team in 2014, she is the first person you see as you arrive for appointments and the last person as you leave. Jill is happy to help patients with an array of questions pertaining to scheduling and insurance benefits. She is always smiling and happy to help. Jill has experience working with both patients and students in doctor’s offices and universities. Jill holds a degree in Organization Management from Colorado Christian University. Outside work, she is married, has 3 children, one in college and two in high school. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her family.
Julie: Treatment Coordinator / Registered Dental Hygienist
Julie has been in dentistry for over 30 years, first as an Orthodontic Assistant, then continuing her education in Dental Hygiene, receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1992 from the University of Colorado in Denver. Julie joined Monument Family Dentistry and has worked with Dr. Burtwistle since July 2013. While Julie continues to provide the practice hygiene services her primary role is as a treatment coordinator and patient advocate. Patients appreciate Julie’s time, knowledge and experience while discussing their options. Her smile and genuine care and concern shines through and patients adore her.
Julie and her husband, Ken, have lived in the Monument area since 1998 and enjoy their time together doing home improvement projects and taking scenic road trips. Julie also enjoys teaching scrap-booking and sharing her passion of paper-crafting with others in her direct sales business.
Brenda: Registered Dental Hygienist
Brenda has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 23 years after earning her Hygiene degree from Pueblo Community College.
She is also a DEXIS Certified Instructor and has been teaching the software and digital radiography utilized by dental practices for the past 16 years. Brenda’s enthusiastic personality and laughter is contagious and her patients really enjoy her approach to life’s adventures.
When Brenda is not racing around the countryside, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon and their two children (Trevor, who is currently serving in the Air Force and Bailey, who is attending college at UCCS). In her spare time, Brenda enjoys riding her Harley Motorcycle.
Bailey: Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! I am Bailey and I have been a practicing registered dental hygienist for seven years. My family and I moved to the Monument area in 2015. I graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in Education. Teaching is a passion of mine, and dental hygiene allows me to do this every day with my patients.
I serve on the Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board and I am an active member of the Seattle Study Club, a prestigious dental study group. I can never do enough continuing education and love that working at Monument Family Dentistry gives me the opportunity to use state of the art equipment.
Candice: Registered Dental Hygienist
Candice’s journey into dentistry started in 1991 at Montana State University school of Technology, there she earned a certificate in dental assisting. In 1993 she moved to Colorado and joined a dental practice in Woodland Park. In 1995 she earned her Expanded Functions certificate. In 2000, her passion for dentistry brought her into the world of Dental Hygiene. She is a graduate of Colorado Northwestern Community College. As a Registered Dental Hygienist, she has advanced laser training with WCLI, World Clinical Laser Institute. She is also a member of AAOSH, American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health. Candice has great interest and compassion in helping to bring awareness to patients in their overall health, always educating her patients about the connection of mouth to body. She loves to help people have a better understanding of their oral health care as it relates to the body so they might live a longer, healthier life.
When she’s not helping patients, she enjoys exploring life with travels, spending time with her husband and hiking with her black lab, Kimber.
Jenny: Registered Dental Hygienist
Jenny has been in dentistry since she was 19 years old. She loves the beautiful state of Colorado and has lived here for 28 years. Jenny began her journey in dentistry as a dental assistant. After receiving her certificate from Pikes Peak Community College in dental assisting, she worked part time for a general dentist and an orthodontic practice. Both of these offices were very supportive in helping Jenny pursue her goal of becoming a dental hygienist. Jenny graduated in 2004 from Pueblo Community College with an Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Jenny says, “I feel fortunate to work in an office where I am constantly encouraged to continue growing as a professional. I like to have fun with my patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible in a dental setting. I am married to an amazing man who inspires me all the time. I am a very proud mother of twin boys, they are my world. I also enjoy helping my husband manage a flooring and property restoration business. I love to camp, ski, and take advantage of any scenic adventure that Colorado has to offer! ”
Kara: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Kara has been in dentistry for nearly 18 years and truly loves the platform which has allowed her to serve, educate and care for patients. She loves the ongoing growth and education provided at Monument Family Dentistry which has allowed her to perform and deliver the highest quality of care.
2 years ago, she moved from Washington State and was hopeful of finding a forever practice to continue her career in dentistry. She feels so fortunate to have found Dr. Burtwistle and the team at Monument Family Dentistry for the warm family feel and shared commitment for excellence.
When she is not caring for patients and their teeth, she leads a very active lifestyle and is committed to her health, longevity and relationships. She enjoys traveling, cooking, working out, and being outside in nature. Kara and her husband Nate have two black labs, Jamo and Nala, that we love dearly and spend lots of time out exploring Colorado Springs and beyond.
Kayla Bay: Expanded Duties Dental Assistant
Kayla has been a dental assistant for 5 years. She furthered her education 3 years ago by earning her Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Certificate. She enjoys how rewarding the position is and strives to make patients comfortable throughout their dental appointment. She believes being a part of Monument Family Dentistry has been a true blessing and is grateful to continue her career with such an amazing team.
When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time volunteering at local rodeos, taking her horse to sort cattle and view the wonderful scenery that Colorado has to offer. She has a wonderful boyfriend who supports her to be be the best she can be.
Holly Alter: Dental Assistant, Hygiene Assistant and Front Office
Holly started her Dental Assistant career in 2014 in Colorado Springs. She’s worked in Pediatrics and General Dentistry Offices. She loves taking X-rays, helping patients feel comfortable in the dental office, and seeing their bright smiles knowing they are happy with their teeth. When she’s not in the office, she spends time with her three kids and cat Gloria. She loves hiking, fishing, movies and is passionate about music.
For more information about our dental services, or to schedule an appointment, contact Monument Family Dentistry at 719-481-4949. We look forward to becoming your family’s dentist for years to come!