Welcome Dr. Chris Barrett, DDS
Hello from everyone at Aspen Dental!
We hope this letter finds all of you, our patient family, doing well and ready for a change from our snowy weather to a beautiful spring.
Spring is definitely bringing some exciting changes to our group. As many of you are already aware, Dr. Rossow joined the Aspen Dental Team last year and took ownership of the practice in July of 2015. For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to meet Dr. Rossow, we are confident that you will find him to be professional, honest, caring and fully capable of exceeding your dental needs.
Dr. Rossow is from Okoboji, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2004 and received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. After his practice residency, Dr. Rossow served in the United States Navy. He is a Director of the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, Chairman of the Wartburg College West Advisory Board and serves on the Wartburg College Presidents National Advisory Council. We were certainly lucky to find such a fine doctor and a genuinely kind person.
Since July of last year, Dr. Rossow has been conducting an extensive search to find another doctor to join the Aspen Dental Team. After nearly a year of interviewing for a perfect match in dental experience, education and knowledge, he found Dr. Chris Barrett. Dr. Barrett graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2011. He gained post-graduate experience through the General Practice Residency Program at University of Iowa Hospitals and the Iowa City VA Hospital. He transitioned into private practice in Iowa and Colorado, before joining Dr. Rossow, Dr. Nishimura and the entire Aspen Dental Team. Dr. Barrett has an amazing chairside manner and focuses not only on exceptional dentistry, but creating heartfelt relationships with his patients. We are so fortunate to have him on our team.
With the addition of Dr. Rossow and Dr. Barrett, Dr. Nishimura now feels the timing is right to move into the next chapter of his life. After 35 years of dedicated service to the field of dentistry and to you, his patient family, he is now looking forward to retirement. Dr. Nishimura will always be part of the Aspen Dental Team in spirit, but please join us in wishing him a beautiful and well-earned retirement.
Dr. Nishimura was careful to create a plan that gave him an opportunity to begin a new journey, but a plan that also ensured that all of his patients would be able to continue to call Aspen Dental their home for dental care. Dr. Rossow, Dr. Barrett and their combined skill-set and advanced education ensure that the highest quality of dental care will be offered to each and every patient. All existing patient records are maintained at our office, we will continue to offer patient friendly hours that include evenings and Saturdays and of course, we know you will be thrilled to see the same smiling faces of our incredible staff during your next visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Your Aspen Dental Team