Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. We are specially trained for the unique dental health needs of children. Beyond the dental degree, our professional education includes completing a two-year residency program at a children’s hospital. This advanced specialization includes training in growth and development, child psychology, oral-facial trauma management, treatment of patients with special needs and medically compromising conditions, and treatment utilizing conscious sedation and general anesthesia.

Our Doctor

Autumn Hurd, D.D.S.

Dr. Autumn Hurd & Family

Dr. Autumn Hurd earned a D.D.S. with distinction and honors in pediatric dentistry from the University of Oklahoma. At OU, she was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society whose exclusive membership is selected based upon excellence in academics and character. Dr. Hurd completed her pediatric specialty residency at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, one of the nation’s top 5 hospitals for children.

Dr. Hurd is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Hurd is the immediate past president of the Colorado Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry has recently elected Dr. Hurd as a consultant. In this position, Dr. Hurd will evaluate pediatric dentists to achieve the distinction of board certified pediatric dentist.

Dr. Hurd is married to her high school sweetheart, J.J. Hurd. They have three children and a german shorthaired pointer. Dr. Hurd enjoys time with family as well as yoga, camping, hiking, snowboarding and wakeboarding. Dr. Hurd has a strong commitment to philanthropy, providing service to the community through organizations such as KIND (Kids In Need of Dentistry) and Give Kids A Smile.

Our Staff

Our staff has chosen to work with children because they love kids! All of our staff is highly trained and certified to deliver pediatric dental care. Our staff takes pride in making your child’s experience the best possible experience. With a commitment to superior patient care, our staff devotes themselves to comforting, educating, and inspiring each young patient. At Dentistry for Children, your family will be cared for by our family!

Our Philosophy

Our focus is on developing young patients with excellent oral health and habits as well as positive attitudes toward dental care. We emphasize prevention and early care. We recommend a child’s first dental visit at 12 months of age with check-ups every 6 months thereafter. We want children to require as little treatment as possible, but when that care is needed, we want them to experience as little anxiety as possible. We provide a child-friendly staff and environment with an age-appropriate approach. In addition, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), sedation, and general anesthesia for treatment.