Berthoud Dentist at 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. 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. 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.


Dr. Laya Bahrani

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!

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. Her passion for community involvement has allowed her to join the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce as a Board Member. 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, Party Planning Committee

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, Infection Control Manager, Party Planning Committee

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.

Lead 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. Lily is also fluent in Spanish!

EDDA (Expanded Duties Dental Assistant)

Destiney Rojas

Destiney is passionate about providing patients with excellent and kind dental experiences. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and dogs. Destiney is also fluent in Spanish!

Patient Focused, Family Owned