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(970) 306-0549     

4592 Streamside Circle East
Vail, CO 81657

About Our Doctor

I graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with majors in American Studies and German. It was during my senior year at Colby that I realized that as a dentist I could combine my love of working with my hands, science, and learning with my desire to help people with their health. I would also be continuing the family legacy as both my parents were dentists.

I graduated from the University Of Colorado School Of Dentistry in 1988 and then participated in its Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program. I continued my training with a General Practice Residency (GPR) Program with the Veterans Administration in Palo Alto, California prior to returning home to Vail, Colorado. In September 1990 I started my dental practice in East Vail, joining my father who had been serving the Vail Valley since 1975 as an orthodontist. He passed on to me his love of caring for people, helping patients have healthy beautiful smiles, and a passion for continually increasing my knowledge.

Since moving back to Vail, I have completed the core curriculum and Dawson Masters at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fl. I have attended numerous classes at The Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida. I have completed the Systemic and Nutritional Dentistry course with The Institute for Nutritional Dentistry.

Professional memberships include the American Dental Association (ADA), Colorado Dental Association (CDA), and Western Colorado Dental Society.

I participate in 2 study clubs, one with 2 local female dentists and the other, which meets biannually in Montrose, consists of dentists who attended the Pankey Institute.

I live in Vail with my husband, Karl Edgerton, whose sister went to dental school with me, and we have 2 lovely daughters who love to ski and play volleyball. I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing with our dog, Mousse, and also love biking up Vail Pass to get in shape for the Children’s Hospital Courage Classic Ride and skiing.

The past 2 summers my daughters and I have enjoyed volunteering at the Sacred Heart and Soul Animal Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We hope to make it a tradition.

Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, located in Vail, CO, is a Dentist who services patients from Vail, Edwards, Avon, Minturn, Eagle, Silverthorne, and Frisco, Colorado areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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Dr. Dorothy Distelhorst, Vail Colorado dentist, specializes in gum disease treatment, dental implants, and laser gum surgery.

4592 Streamside Circle East

Vail CO 81657

Phone: 970-306-0549
Fax: 970-479-7903