Dr. Dale was born and raised on the beautiful islands of Hawaii and was first introduced to the field of dentistry at the age of 16 while working as a dental assistant in her family dentist’s office. During her years working as a dental assistant, this dentist provided mentorship to Dr. Dale by allowing her to observe and learn about the different types of dental procedures. Providing relief to patients in pain and observing the special relationships that had developed between the dentist and his patients filled her with the desire to make a difference in patients’ lives in that way. His passion for dentistry really made an impression on her and encouraged her to pursue a career as a dentist.
At the age of 17, she attended Seattle University and in 2007 earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Upon completion, she went on to attend the University of Colorado at Denver School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2011. During dental school, Dr. Dale provided dental treatment to underserved populations at public health clinics across Colorado.
As a first year dental student, she commissioned into the United States Air Force. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Dale completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. During that time she gained proficiency in all areas of dentistry and completed over 200 hours of continuing education. Dr. Dale also volunteered at the local preschool to provide oral hygiene instructions and dental education. She then served for three years in the Air Force as a general dentist at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana where she also provided general dentistry and specialty care to service members. She volunteered to provide oral cancer screenings and exams to veterans as part of an annual retiree appreciation event. She values the four years spent in the military and is honored to have been given the opportunity to have served this country in a direct way.
Dr. Dale and her husband Joshua decided that it was time to leave the military after recently welcoming their first child, Hannah. They are looking forward to skiing and hiking with their little one in the Colorado mountains again.
In this new season, Dr. Dale is looking forward to joining Dr. Loper and her exceptional staff to continue to provide the excellent service and care that their patients receive. Dr. Dale is dedicated to honest, quality care with attentiveness to the specific needs of each patient and is committed to making the patient’s dental experience both enjoyable and comfortable.