Meet the Team
Daniel Clader, DDS
Dr. Dan Clader is a Colorado native who moved to Montrose in the fall of 1983 five weeks after he married his wife Karla. He received his dental degree in December 1982 from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch at Houston. Dan and Karla have two grown daughters. Emily is married to Kyle – they live with their amazing sons, Arthur and Alden, in Bend, Oregon. Hannah is in Raleigh, NC furthering her hours as a commercial pilot.
Dr. Clader is committed to providing the highest quality dentistry available. Offering modern advances in dental technology is critical. He continually expands his education and has been fortunate to learn from some of the best clinical dentists around the world.
Jenn believes she found her calling upon accepting a chair side seat across from Dr. Dan. She is a lifelong learner, thriving on new challenges. She loves the interaction that allows her to get to know our patients, and walk alongside them toward optimal dental health. She keeps our inventory organized and "never empty." She is a meticulous dental assistant and has a keen understanding of all the different dental treatments. She loves dental surgery – especially helping with dental implants!
Kayrell is our master scheduler – she helps keep the schedule just right so we can run on time – very important to us and much appreciated by our patients. She is super organized, keeps the office running smoothly, and helps patients with insurance and financial questions. She also wears a dental assistant hat whenever needed. She is taking online classes to complete a bachelor’s degree in Business with a special interest in accounting.
Karla is a Colorado native, growing up in Pueblo before attending Adams State College, then the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she received her degree as a Physician Assistant. After she and Dan married and moved to Montrose in 1983, she practiced as a pediatric Physician Assistant for many years. She enjoys all things outdoors and loves mountain biking, hiking and camping, snowshoeing, and being on the summit of a mountain. Karla and Dan have two amazing daughters, Hannah and Emily (married to Kyle), and two even more amazing grandsons, Arthur and Alden!
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Cosmetic dentistry is one of the best ways to change your appearance, your overall sense of well being, and your self confidence. People lead their interactions with their smiles, and the way smiles can be changed with Cosmetic Dentistry can be simply amazing. From implants to replace missing teeth, to porcelain veneers to change the shape and color of teeth, modern dentistry offers many ways to create positive, dramatic, natural looking changes.
Dental implants are a way to replace missing teeth and secure or replace dentures. They are extremely predictable and can amazingly improve chewing ability. Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, or up to all of someone's teeth. They can eliminate the need for conventional bridges and in some patients, can eliminate the need for removable dentures.
Many people have extreme anxiety about dental appointments. Sedation dentistry can be a good option if you fit into that group. It is safe, time-tested, and works in such a way that you have little or no memory of your dental appointment. People that choose sedation dentistry as a path to good dental health love it.