Mountain Ridge Dentistry

Family-owned, patient focused dentistry in Berthoud, CO.

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Gentle Berthoud dentist! Mountain Ridge Dentistry provides beautiful, ethical, and exceptional dental care in a charming atmosphere. Our family-owned practice values your happiness and dental health above all else.


Our team members pass rigorous screening processes to ensure they align with our mission of providing gentle and ethical dental care.


Dr. Austin DePorter | Dentist

Dr. DePorter believes in providing ethical and exceptional dental care, while utilizing the latest in dental technology for your ease and comfort. He prides himself on helping you understand all of your options, so you can confidently make informed treatment decisions.

Dr. Austin DePorter graduated from Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Larimer County Dental Society, and Weld Country Dental Society. Before attending dental school, he earned his undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. After practicing dentistry in Moline, IL, for several years, he moved to Colorado with his wife, Laura, in the spring of 2016.

In his free time, Dr. DePorter enjoys spending time outdoors, playing video games, hiking, and all things nerdy.

Business Manager

Laura DePorter

Laura believes improving your oral health should be a gratifying and rewarding experience. With an extensive background in dental technology, she understands the importance of modern advancements and their impact on your dental experience. Laura graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, with a degree in Communications and Business. In her free time, she loves yoga, cooking, hiking, concerts, and chatting on the phone with her mom.

Insurance Coordinator

Jenny Simmons

Jenny is passionate about providing patients with a premier dental experience, and she is our in-house 'insurance ninja'! Jenny works hard daily to ensure your insurance benefits are maximized and confirmed before each appointment. When she's not in the office, Jenny enjoys spending time with her dog (Buddy), attending hockey games, and providing massage therapy (she is a Licensed Massage Therapist!).

Dental Hygienist

Kelly Taylor

Kelly is a positive and kind spirit focused on providing gentle dental care to every patient. She graduated Utah State University with an Applied Science degree, and was awarded for her excellence when she earned her Dental Hygiene degree from Colorado Northwestern Community College. When Kelly isn’t in the office working to make our community healthier, she loves being active outdoors with her husband, Ben, and their two dogs.

Dental Hygienist

Ashley Ham

Ashley is a Texas native who is enthusiastic about providing excellent oral hygiene care to each of her patients. She earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Howard College, and enjoys keeping her education sharp with the latest trends in dentistry. In her free time, Ashley loves enjoying college football, reading, movies, and outdoor sports.

Dental Hygienist

Theresa Strother

Theresa is passionate about providing excellent, compassionate, and thorough dental care for each patient. She is a Colorado native originally from the Western Slope, and earned her Associated of Science in Dental Hygiene from Colorado Northwestern Community College. In her free time, Theresa loves hiking, gardening, enjoying our local breweries, and boating with her husband, Craig.

EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant)

Lily Varela

Lily loves helping patients achieve healthy smiles. She initially attended Front Range Community College for an accounting degree, but her service-oriented and compassionate nature quickly led her to a dental assisting degree in 2012. When this Colorado-native is not serving Mountain Ridge Dentistry patients, she loves hiking, dancing, and being outdoors with her Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees.

EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant)

Brittni Pelfrense

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Patient Focused, Family Owned