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’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:
- 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!
Dawn Glaspey - Office Manager
Dawn, a native of Colorado, began her career in the dental field over 25 years ago as a dental assistant. For the past 20 years, she has been working closely with patients in the role of office manager and prides herself on making each patient feel welcome throughout their visit. She uses her extensive knowledge of insurance to assist our patients with their treatment needs while maximizing their insurance benefits.
“Being attentive and available to our patients is a priority for me. I love connecting with the patients and value the relationships that develop over the years.”
When she’s not working, Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also loves boating, camping, hiking and anything else that allows her to be outside in the beautiful Colorado weather.
Jodie Frates - Dental Hygienist
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 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 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 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.
• 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.