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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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