• TOP NOTCH care! I couldn’t ask for a better dentist. Dr. Taylor is so gentle, considerate and knowledgeable. She checked in after hours and went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. I have never been one of those people who loved going to the dentist, but now I truly do!
    - Maggie B.
  • Central Park Dental provides the best care anywhere! Dr. Taylor and her staff are kind, gentle, thorough, informative, and efficient. She has provided me with excellent dental care for many years.
    Dan D.
  • I would highly recommend Dr. Taylor as your dental choice. Her thorough diagnostic skills, top-notch expertise and reassuring manner left me feeling comfortable and confident in my dental choice. She presents herself as highly professional and genuinely caring about you and your dental health.
    - Don T.
  • I have followed Dr. Taylor to her new practice in Stapleton and could not be more pleased with Central Park Dental. Dr. Taylor has a light touch and I trust her advice on all things teeth! Her staff is thorough, kind and efficient. Never have I felt in more capable hands when it comes to dentistry as I do with Dr. Taylor. I look forward to being her patient for years to come.
    Katie F.

Meet Our Team

Central Park Dental

From our highly skilled and compassionate dentist to the very first smile that greets you when you walk in the door, our team is what really sets us apart. You will know that you are valued and a priority at every visit. We love getting to know our patients and developing long-term relationships. Watching your family grow and playing a part in your health is what makes our job so special.

Take a moment to get to know us by reading our biographies below. We look forward to getting to know you.

 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Karlyn Taylor

Dr. Karlyn Taylor

Dr. Karlyn Taylor’s focus is to provide top quality dental care to her patients. By offering comprehensive treatment options, she provides a gentle touch to patients of all ages and comfort levels. Her expertise in sedation dentistry and dental implants, as well as her continuing education courses in lasers, new dental materials and peer study groups, keeps her up to date with cutting edge dentistry options. 

Dr. Taylor earned her undergraduate degree from Tulane University, graduating Cum Laude before achieving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle, where she graduated third in her class. Dr. Taylor then moved back to her hometown of Denver where she completed a two year residency and implant fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, earning the Resident of the Year Award. Prior to joining Central Park Dental, Dr. Taylor spent seven years practicing at Belmar Park Dental Care in Lakewood, Colorado.

Dr. Taylor and her family have lived in Stapleton since 2008 and are active members in the community. As a parent of two young boys, Dr. Taylor understands and enjoys treating kids of all ages.

Continuing education and the pursuit of knowledge is a priority for Dr. Taylor. She has also achieved additional certifications and training in:

  • Invisalign
  • CEREC (CAD/CAM)
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Laser certification

Dr. Taylor holds active memberships in:

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Faculty Club Member of Spear Education

Dr. Taylor and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve a comfortable, beautiful smile that gives you confidence!

Willis Robbins - Office Manager

 Willis Robbins

Willis attended the University of Washington in Seattle to achieve a bachelor’s degree before heading to Armbrust Real Estate School. He achieved a Culinary Degree from the Cook St. School, an EMT certification from Colorado Mountain College, and is also a certified Level-3 ski instructor.

Willis enjoys making people happy about getting the care they need to maintain a healthy smile.

In his spare time, you can find him traveling, skiing, hiking, climbing, adventuring, cooking, but most of all – enjoying every moment raising his daughter.

Jodie Frates - Dental Hygienist

 Jodie Frates

Jodie is from a small town called Brule in Nebraska and attended the University of Colorado School of Dentistry to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999.

“I love interacting with patients! I love being able to provide the highest quality of care, education, and information to my patients to keep them as healthy as possible. Getting to know my patients on a personal level is an added bonus.”

In her spare time, you will find Jodie enjoying the outdoors! Jodie and her husband love camping and fishing. Time with friends and family bring her joy and happiness, as well as gardening and cooking. She also has a passion for travel!

 

Debbie Wade - Dental Hygienist

 Debbie Wade

Debbie is from Clemmons, North Carolina and while she is new to Colorado she has been a hygienist for over 20 years! Debbie attended Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown NC. Some of Debbie's favorite Colorado hobbies include snowshoeing, biking, hiking and exploring all that the Denver area has to offer.

"Seeing patients mouths return to a state of health, knowing that I have made a difference in helping them understand the correlation of healthy mouth and healthy body!"

Vincent Rael - Dental Assistant

 Vincent Rael

Vincent is a Denver native and attended Red Rocks Community College to earn his associate’s degree. He holds certifications in CPR, CEREC, and L-PRF and is a winner in the 9News Health Fair Award. Vincent also volunteers on Comfort Dental Care Day for Redeemer Lutheran Church.

“I love being able to help patients gain the confidence to smile again and to help them overcome their fears of dentistry.”

When Vincent is relaxing, you can find him hiking, longboarding, taking road trips to new places, enjoying time with friends, and trying new foods.

Cathy Emmelkamp - Insurance Manager

 Cathy Emmelkamp

Cathy was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, but moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado in 1990. She attended Crestwood Career Academy to gain her certification in dental assisting. She then attended Orange Coast College for her associate’s degree before rounding out her education at the University of Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management.

Awards include:

•    Douglas County Department of Human Services
•    Appreciation Award -Arapahoe District Cub Scout Day Camp Appreciation Award 

I love helping people successfully manage their insurance benefits and helping them to enjoy a positive dental experience.

In her free time, you can find her spending time with her family, going to the mountains, hiking, biking, reading, crafting, and traveling.