Buxton Family Dental
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Our Services
Our goal is to provide you with a wide-range of preventive, restorative, and services that fit the needs of family members of all ages.

We know that every patient is unique, so we will work closely with you to develop personalized treatment plans that fit all your needs including your lifestyle, timeline, and budget!
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Our Team

Buxton Family Dental

At Buxton Family Dental, our outstanding dental team treats you as we would wish to be treated – with kindness, integrity, and respect for your individual needs. Our goal is to deliver the highest standard of dental care in a comforting environment with professionals who care about your well-being and put your needs first.

Our team has decades of experience, which allows us to provide you with the highest standard of comprehensive care. We are all lifelong learners who stay current with the advances in dentistry to bring you state-of-the-art care with a friendly, upbeat approach.

Please take a moment to get to know our exceptional team, then give us a call to schedule an appointment so we can discuss your needs.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Kendell Buxton

Dr. Kendell Buxton

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.

Dr. Buxton chose Fort Collins as his final destination because of its many similarities to 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 works hard to stay up to date on the latest information and technology from each branch of the dental profession. Dr. Buxton 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 on 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 four years ago. Their first two years in Colorado, she took a break from the dental profession and worked at a doggy daycare. They have been married for 18 years and have three dogs – Mocha, Marley, and Morgan. In her free time, Melissa 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. Heather is a skilled assistant who is certified in x-ray, expanded functions, and CPR.

Heather's passion for dentistry allows her to assist patients in obtaining perfect smiles and healthy mouths and 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 four-year-old fur baby. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities hiking, skiing, and riding dirt bikes, but doesn’t object to curling up on the couch and watching a good movie.

Laramie - Dental Assistant


Laramie attended the American School of Dental Assisting and joined our practice in February 2017. Like many people, Laramie wasn’t a fan of seeing the dentist, which motivated her to choose a career in dentistry. She loves to make others feel comfortable and watch them leave the office with a happy, healthy smile. Laramie also enjoys working with a great staff in an environment where there is never a dull moment!

Laramie grew up in Grayson, Kentucky where she developed a passion for the outdoors and hunting, hiking, and camping.When she’s not outside, you can find her spending time with her family, relaxing at home with a movie, or being artsy with a paintbrush.




Lindsay recently moved to Colorado and joined Buxton Family Dental in June 2017. She is a native of Harrisburg, NE and graduated from Mohave Community College in 2010.

Lindsay enjoys meeting new people and learning about their unique life experiences. She also finds it very rewarding to educate our patients and show them that managing their oral health can have a positive effect on their whole mental outlook.

Lindsay loves spending time with her husband and two kid hiking, camping, and going to the lake.