Dr. Kendell Buxton – Dentist
Dr. Buxton is originally from a small town in Cache Valley of northern Utah. Cache Valley is home to Utah State University, where Dr. Buxton began his undergraduate studies in 1998. Part way through his education he set aside two years to perform church-related service in South Korea. Upon his return and completion of his coursework at USU, he moved to the Midwest where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2008. Since that time he has worked in several outstanding private practices in Ohio, New Mexico, and now Colorado. He chose Fort Collins as his final destination because of its many similarities with his hometown, the family-friendly environment, the active lifestyle, and the beautiful surroundings.
Dr. Buxton loves dentistry and enjoys the ongoing education it demands. He does his best to stay up-to-date on the latest information and technology from each branch of the dental profession. He believes dentistry can be comfortable for even the most timid patients and does his best to show that no matter what type of treatment he is providing.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Buxton’s primary focus is spending time with his wife, their six children, and their miniature dachshund. They enjoy the outdoors, road trips, movies, cheering on their favorite sports teams, and playing tennis together.
Melissa – Front Desk
Melissa has worked in the dental profession for over 13 years. Much of that time was as a receptionist in an oral surgery office in Wisconsin. Melissa thoroughly enjoys helping patients, treating them with kindness and greeting them with a smile the moment they come into the office.
Melissa and her husband Aaron moved to Colorado from Minnesota 4 years ago. The first two years being in Colorado she took a break from the dental profession and worked at a doggy daycare. They have been married for 18 years and they have 3 dogs – Mocha, Marley and Morgan. In her free time she enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband and dogs.
Jennifer – Dental Hygienist
Jen was born and raised in Illinois, but came westward to Colorado in 1999. She has been a dental hygienist since 1994. When she’s not helping patients maintain a healthy mouth you can find her antiquing or working outside in her flower gardens.
Sandy – Dental Hygienist
Heather – Dental Assistant
Heather joined Buxton Family Dental in November 2016. Along with her sense of humor she brings 30 years of dental knowledge to the practice. Her passion for dentistry allows her to assist patients to obtain perfect smiles and healthy mouths, and to make sure each dental visit is pleasant and comfortable.
Heather has been married to her high school sweetheart for 30 years, has two “adult” children, and a 4-year-old fur baby. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, but does not object to curling up on the couch and watching a good movie.
Laramie – Dental Assistant