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. Review our wide range of excellent dental services here. We are proud members of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Dr. Laya prides herself on providing ethical, gentle, and compassionate dentistry to each of her patients. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metro Denver Dental Society. Dr. Laya earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the New York University College of Dentistry, and completed a General Practice Residency at New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn. She earned her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. When Dr. Laya isn't helping patients with their oral health, she loves the arts and adventuring outdoors with her family!
Laura is passionate about helping patients positively transform their relationships with dentistry through compassionate, kind, and gentle experiences. She also loves providing a wonderful and caring workplace for the talented professionals on our team. With an extensive background in dental technology, she understands the importance of modern advancements and their impact on your dental experience. Laura serves as a director on the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce Board and enjoys being active in community service. In her free time, she loves yoga, concerts, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two doggies!
Courtney shines when it comes to providing patients with a wonderful, professional experience. Her attention to detail and commitment to each patient is one of the aspects that make our practice so incredible. Outside of the office, Courtney and her husband Jeremy love spending time with their two furbabies.
Meet our Insurance Coordinator, Jenny! 💜 Despite Jenny's sugar-sweet and calm demeanor, she has earned the nickname 'insurance ninja' in our office! She works swiftly and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to confirming and maximizing your hard earned insurance benefits. When she's not in the office, Jenny is an avid hockey fan and loves spending time with her dog, Buddy!
Kelly is a positive and kind spirit focused on providing gentle dental care to every patient. Her intelligence, kindness, and gentle demeanor has been instrumental in shaping our practice since we opened our doors in September 2018. 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.
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.
Destiney's kind heart and passion for providing patients with excellent and kind dental experiences shine through at every appointment. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family and sweet doggies. Destiney is bilingual with English and Spanish!
Ashley's talents for making our team and patients smile is second to none. Her gentle and kind chairside manner impresses patients day in and day out. She earned her undergrad degree at Indiana University before completing the hygiene program at Johnson County Community College. She is a die-hard KS Chiefs fan, and loves speaking time with her husband Matt and their three dogs, Hoosier, Eleven, and Goose.
Erika is an incredibly kind and talented dental professional focused on ensuring you have a wonderful experience in our office. She earned her bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry from UNC Greeley before gaining her dental assisting certificate from the American School of Dental Assisting. She is passionate about helping patients feel comfortable and happy in the dental chair. Outside of the office, Erika loves staying active with skiing, paddle boarding, hiking, being with her family, and caring for her several beautiful doggies! Erika is bilingual with English and Spanish.
Melissa is an Oregon-native who loves providing patients with a comfortable and gentle approach to dental health. She enjoys helping even the most anxious dental patients enjoy their visit. Outside of the office, Melissa loves hiking and fishing with her family!