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Danny Abboud, DDS  /   Dentist   

  

Dr. Danny Abboud is a graduate of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, where he received first-rate training in all aspects of general dentistry. 

Through a combination of state of the art technology, sensible treatment plans and genuine devotion to the unique needs of each patient, Dr. Abboud preserves healthy teeth and gums, alleviates oral discomfort and improves the appearance of smiles on a daily basis. He has applied his unique blend of artistic and technical skills to produce durable and aesthetic results in thousands of patients. A young dentist with a grasp of the most innovative, minimally invasive new procedures, Dr. Abboud is dedicated to lifelong learning through continuing education courses.

Dr. Abboud practiced in Santa Fe, New Mexico for about 3 years before moving to Boulder.

Dr. Danny Abboud is licensed by the Dental Board of Colorado and is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Osseointegration and Colorado Dental Association. Dr. Abboud is adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, Restorative Department.

 

 

 

Dentist,     Carolyn Kupka, DMD    

  

Boulder cosmetic dentist Dr. Carolyn Kupka has successfully practiced the art of dentistry, serving Boulder, Denver-area patients, for over 30 years. She established her dental practice in Boulder following graduation from the University of Kentucky Dental School, Lexington, KY, in 1977. In keeping with her commitment to excellence, Dr. Kupka is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) -- a premier postgraduate training facility for Neuromuscular and Cosmetic Dentistry. LVI’s state-of-the-art clinical courses include hands-on patient treatment, not just observation.

Dr. Kupka continues to stay current in dental innovations through ongoing coursework at LVI, ICCMO, IACA, AACD, AGD, DOCS and local dental courses. Dr. Kupka adamantly believes the future of health and dentistry can only be found through extensive research, study and experience; she is extremely committed to ongoing education for both herself and the Team. “You don’t know what you don’t know” as Dr. Bill Dickerson, founder and CEO of LVI, often quips. So learn what you don’t know!! And implement it for the well-being of our patients. Dr. Kupka lives near the foothills of Boulder where she raises and enjoys American Quarter Horses, bred for performance in reining and working cow horse. Although she has no cows, for several years you could find bison in the front pasture. Dr. Kupka shares the household with felines Arnie and Frankie, adopted from the Boulder County Humane Society. Like many residents of Colorado, Dr. Kupka is an outdoor enthusiast, often combining her love of the outdoors, horses and friends while riding in the beauty of the Colorado mountains. She has shown performance horses in reining with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) as well as the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA). Her "career" in working cow horse (NRCHA) was shortlived but exciting. With a breeding program, many of her foals have become national champions. Other interests include travel, reading, photography, scuba diving, movies and music.

Over the years, community service has played an ongoing role with time spent volunteering at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center and the Boulder County Dental Aid Association where she also served on the Board. She has consistently supported the auctions and activities of such groups as the Boulder County Humane Society, Boulder County Safehouse and Community Action Program, church programs for Guatemalan Dental Aid and Russian Aid Society, Zonta, the YWCA, the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO, as well as donations of riding horses to a local children’s home.

Dr. Kupka has mentored many dental interns in the office, several of whom went on to CU Dental School, Hygiene and Dental Assisting Schools. Dr. Kupka participated in the Daily Camera Care Givers Makeover, treating the dental needs of the featured women  with great results and appreciative winners.

Professional Association Memberships Dental Associations: American Dental Association (ADA) Colorado Dental Association Boulder County Dental Association (BCDA) Las Vegas Institute (LVI) Alumni International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA) Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) DOCS Education and Sedation (DOCS)

Community Associations:

Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Various Professional Women’s Groups Sporting Groups: American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Lifetime Member, National Reining Horse Association(NRHA), National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), Scuba Diving Association (D.A.N.)

 

Gregory Herzberg  /   Dentist 

  

Dr. Gregory Herzberg grew up in upstate New York and received his bachelors degree at the University of Vermont.  Before Dr. Herzberg began his dental training at the University at Buffalo, NY School of Dental Medicine he assisted in his father's dental practice and worked in a dental laboratory. While in dental school he excelled in both clinical and didactic coursework, and completed a minor in periodontology.  Dr. Herzberg travelled to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to provide free dental services to the local population without access to care. After dental school, he furthered his education at the University of Colorado's year long General Practice Residency program.  During his residency, Dr. Herzberg gained extensive knowledge and experience in dental implants, oral surgery and wisdom teeth removals.

He is excited to join the team at Boulder Dental Center and continue  his dental education.  Outside of the office, Dr. Herzberg enjoys all the Rocky Mountains have to offer, which may include hiking, skiing, or alpine touring the back country.  He also enjoys visiting family and friends in France and spends time practicing his French.

Dr. Herzberg is licensed by the Dental Board of Colorado and is a member of the American Dental Association , the Colorado Dental Association and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Association.

 

 

Michael Garaffa  /   Dentist

  

Dr. Michael Garaffa was born and raised in southern Connecticut, where he attended the University of Connecticut to study Biological sciences. Following his undergraduate degree he then attended the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2012.  Following graduation, he completed a year of advanced dental training at the University of Colorado Hospital General Practice Residency. During his residency he received additional training in advanced prosthodontics, surgery and implantology. Dr. Garaffa is licensed by the Dental Board of Colorado and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Association and is committed to continuing his education. In 2011, he participated in a five-day dental service trip and provided oral health care to indigent children and adults in Tobati, Paraguay. In his free time he enjoys taking advantage of everything that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer including snowboarding, fly fishing and golf. 

 

 


 

Leah  /  Office Manager

I have been in the dental field since 1992 managing practices.  I take pride in making each patient visit easy and as comfortable as possible.  I have several years of continuing education within the dental field, focusing on customer service, insurance, treatment planning, scheduling and financial needs of patients. This has helped me to provide the most effective and accurate information to our patients. I am a proud mother of two children.  In my free time I enjoy photography, reading, hiking, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel welcome in our practice!!

 

Bitsy  /  Hygienist

Bitsy has been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Dental  Hygiene School. Prior to moving to Boulder in1972, she lived and worked in Switzerland. Her family includes two wonderfull CU graduates. Her interests are running, hiking, reading, history and travel. She provides excellent service in all facets of dental hygiene.

Sharon  /  Hygienist

Sharon has been practicing dental hygiene for over 30 years. She graduated from Palm Beach Dental Hygiene School. Sharon moved to Colorado 6 years ago and joined  our practice. She enjoys treating patients of all ages to keep happy and healthy smiles for Boulder.

 

Kim  /  Dental Assistant                   

Kim  helps Dr. Abboud in all aspects of chair-side clinical dentistry (instrument set-up and sterilization, impressions, X-rays, and appointments). She has been working with him for over 3 years.

Kim has a friendly and enthusiastic personality and prides herself on her ability to relate well to patients. She puts them at ease during a stressful time. She truly enjoys helping the dentist, his patients and working in the field of dentistry.

 

Cynthia  /  Dental Assistant

Cynthia became a dental assistant after attending the American School of Dental Assisting. Cynthia loves working at Boulder Dental Center and being a dental assistant. Cynthia likes dental assisting as she enjoys helping people obtain beautiful smiles. Cynthia has lived in Colorado for 10 years.  She loves living in Colorado and especially likes the beautiful seasons.  In her free time, Cynthia likes to spend time with her family enjoying community activities. 

 

 Chelsea  /  Hygienist

Chelsea graduated from Dental Hygiene school from Chippewa Valley Technical College in her home state of Wisconsin. Chelsea has been a life long lover of the dental office. Chelsea fell in love with the mountains of Colorado last summer and discovered all that Boulder has to offer.   Chelsea enjoys educating patient about gum disease, and gereral oral health. She specifically love to educate on the specifics of appropriate prevention techniques such as good teeth brushingIn her spare time, Chelsea likes to camp, hike, travel and spend time outside. Chelsea loves football and is a big Packers fan.

 

Tara  /  Dental Assistant

Tara has been part of The Boulder Dental Center since 2010. Tara choose a career in dental assisting as she has always wanted to help others.  Tara's priority as a dental assistant is to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable when receiving treatment.Tara was born and raised in New Mexico, and after spending ten years in the Midwest, finally has made it back to the Rocky Mountains.  In her free time, Tara enjoys triathlons, fly fishing, gardening and everything else Colorado has to offer.

 Souda  /  Dental Assistant

Souda has been a dental assistant for 14 years working for multiple general dentists. Souda received her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant certificate in 2002 through TH Pickens in Aurora, CO. Souda enjoys helping patients feel comfortable in the dental office and loves working in the dental field.  

  


 

 

 Heath  /   Registered Dental Hygenist

 Heath graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s in Speech Communication in 2006 and worked in customer service.  After having an inspirational conversation with his aunt, a Hygienist, he applied to the Dental Hygiene program at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  He is very excited to be working with Dr. Kupka and Dr. Garaffa and continuing to grow his knowledge base.Heath was born and raised in Boulder. As a kid he participated in high school sports and the Boulder County 4-H program where he was President of the Cloverleaf Riders and Captain of the Drill Team.  He continues to enjoy the Colorado back country where he trail rides, ski’s, hikes, and camps. 

 

Miriah /  Office Manager

Miriah has been in the dental field since 2003. Miriah is a certified dental assistant and has worked as a surgical assistant as well. Miriah loves her role as office manager and truly enjoys ensuring patients have a great experience at the office. Miriah was born and raised in Hygiene, Colorado. Her interests include 4-wheeling, camping and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Nick, step-son Robbie and two Yorkshire Terriers Dudley and Cooper. 

 

Carey  /  Expanded Function Dental Assistant             

I have been working with Dr. Kupka since 1990 and feel fortunate to be part of such an excellent team. I became a certified dental assistant in 1989 and attended CU Health and Science Center for my expanded duties dental assisting training in 1990. I also have received extensive training and education at Las Vegas Institute along side Dr. Kupka. My favorite aspect of my job is helping create beautiful, healthy smiles and the confidence and happiness it brings to peoples lives.

I was born in Boulder and have lived in Colorado all my life. My interests include boating, water and snow skiing, hiking and snowmobiling. I enjoy spending time with my two children, Zach and Taylor.





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