Dr. Cara Mudd – Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

A native of Colorado, Dr. Cara Mudd received her bachelor’s degree and D.D.S. from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. After three years as a general dentist in Colorado, she was Dental Director in a rural community health clinic that treated uninsured and low-income children in Washington State. Dr. Mudd then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington, where she also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Mudd is Board Certified, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

As a mother of two young boys, Dr. Mudd recognizes that every child has individual needs, and she takes pride in the compassionate, personalized care that she delivers to every child. In their spare time, Dr. Mudd and her family enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, biking and watching movies.

Q & A With Dr. Cara Mudd

A: Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry was a very easy decision.  I had worked for several years in General Dentistry and while I enjoyed it, I found that treating children was highly rewarding. I was proud to be accepted for the Pediatric Dentistry residency program at the University of Washington and have enjoyed every moment of having my own practice back home here in Colorado. Now I get to see kids all day!
A: Having two little boys is a lot of fun, but it can be demanding too. I have a better appreciation now that even the best plans sometimes don’t get realized. And when a mother of a toddler confesses that sometimes teeth just don’t get brushed twice a day, I get it. We all do the best we can.
A: I would love to hear that they had fun at the dentist! I hope parents will say that he or she felt confident that their child was receiving the best possible care, and I want the child to be excited to come back!

Dr. Clay Ziegler – Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Clay grew up in the small town of Selma, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College then graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2007. She relocated to Denver, Colorado and completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Denver Health Hospital. For the following five years, Dr. Clay practiced general dentistry for Denver Health. Working alongside a pediatric dentist, Dr. Clay realized her passion was in pediatric dentistry so she returned to her home state of Alabama to complete a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry. During her time in Alabama, she served as the Chief Resident of the Pediatric Dentistry Program, an honor bestowed upon her by the faculty. Dr. Clay earned her Board Certification in 2017.

Dr. Clay and her husband have a wonderful young son and a dog named Charles Woodson Ziegler, better known as “Woody.” Dr. Clay enjoys reading, writing, traveling, music, cooking, yoga, and skiing.

Q & A With Dr. Clay Ziegler

While practicing as a general dentist I worked with a lot of kids. It finally dawned on me how much fun it was to work with kids! They remind you not to take life too seriously.
I love watching the kids grow and evolve. They come in as tiny tots who are often a bit apprehensive, and before you know it they are seniors in high school, ready to go out and do great things in the world!
I would love to hear them say what a great time that had coming to visit me, and they can’t wait until their next visit!

Dr. Stormi Winter – Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist

Born and raised in rural Montana, Dr. Stormi Winter received her bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Montana State University followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Although she fell in love with Colorado, she could not pass up the opportunity to complete her two-year post-doctoral residency at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!), where she obtained both her Master of Science and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. During her two years of training in Ohio at a level-one trauma center and serving as Chief Resident, she gained extensive experience in managing emergency trauma, restorative dentistry, behavior guidance, orthodontics, preventative dentistry, atraumatic restorative techniques, and treatment of patients with special healthcare needs, as well as providing care utilizing nitrous oxide, moderate sedation, and general anesthesia.

In her free time Dr. Winter enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, scuba diving, trying new cuisine, camping, and boating. And yes, her name is real! She enjoys all of her hobbies alongside her loving husband, Nick Winter, a Denver native.

Q & A With Dr. Stormi Winter

A: In the years before I applied to dental school, I worked for a program in my home state of Montana that coordinated pediatric dentists to travel to rural elementary schools to provide exams and preventative services to geographically isolated and underserved children. I was astonished to learn how many children do not have access to healthcare or specialists for many different reasons. It was during that time that I became passionate about providing care for children as well as advocating locally and nationally to break down the barriers to access quality healthcare that many families face.
I love interacting with kids, because they keep you on your toes! You never know what they are going to say and it allows us to have fun all day long at work. It is so enjoyable to watch them grow and I feel so proud learning about their accomplishments both inside and outside of the office. I love learning about each child’s unique qualities and personalizing their care to maximize their strengths.
I would love to hear that they enjoyed their visit and that somehow our team had a positive impact on their child’s life, no matter how small. I would love to hear that the child had fun and that the parents felt confident that they received the highest quality of care!