Meet the Doctors at Colorado Orthodontics

Colorado Orthodontists serve four locations in the Colorado area. All of our doctors are trained specialists in multiple top programs and fields. Read on to meet the doctors.

Dr. Hilary Nieberg Baskin

For more than 20 years, Dr. Baskin has been fulfilling her dental calling. She strives to help patients of all ages with every orthodontic need. With an impressive roster of education and experience, Dr. Baskin brings a unique perspective to her work. 

Education

  • Undergraduate degree completed at Colorado College
  • Dental School Education acquired at University of Nebraska
  • General Practice Residency completed at the Denver VA Medical Center
  • Orthodontic Certificate obtained at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York’s Montefiore Medical Center

Experience

Dr. Baskin has completed impressive orthodontic x-ray analysis research. After publication, this research was honored with a Davidson Award - a nomination commonly given to a dental graduate student who exemplifies proficiency and thoroughness in clinical proceedings, as well as concern for the welfare of patients. She founded All About Braces in 2007. 

Memberships

Dr. Baskin stays up-to-date on all orthodontics news and advances because of her numerous memberships to professional orthodontics organizations. These include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The World Federation of Orthodontists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists

Dr. David Mershon

A Colorado native, Dr. Mershon has both the education and experience that makes him a premier local orthodontist. He prides himself on fixing any issue you may have and is extremely passionate about his work in the dental field. 

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree in Biology with a Chemistry Minor from Loyola University
  • Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Sciences from Marquette University’s School of Dentistry
  • Completion of Orthodontic Program from Marquette University

Experience

Dr. Mershon has spoken in many lectures to students of all ages in both public schools and private universities. He excels at treating patients with disabilities and sensory issues and has expertise in the fabrication of crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants. 

Memberships

Dr. Mershon’s participation in various professional organizations allows him to stay current in the world of orthodontics. His many memberships include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The World Federation of Orthodontists
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists

Dr. Krystal Baumgartner

 

Originally from North Dakota, Dr. Baumgartner is now passionate about helping Denver residents with all their orthodontic needs. She is a recent graduate and likes to stay up-to-date on new orthodontist advancements. When she’s not in the office, you can find her enjoying great Colorado outdoors.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Completed Orthodontic Residency Certificate and Master of Science at Saint Louis University

Experience

Dr. Baumgartner has extensive training in many state-of-the-art orthodontist techniques. These include:

  • Soft-tissue lasers
  • Mini-screw implants
  • Cone-beam CT
  • Indirect bonding techniques
  • Invisalign®

Because of her extensive training, education, and study, she has been featured in national publications that represent the American Association of Orthodontists

 

Memberships

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society 

Dr. Shane Hoelz

 

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Hoelz has practiced in New York City and Colorado. During his time at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, he was a member of the Nordic Ski Team and became an Academic All-American athlete. When he’s not in the office, you can find him hitting the slopes.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree in Chemistry and Human Biology from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, graduated summa cum laude
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Orthodontics from Rutgers University 

Experience

Dr. Hoelz has proven his excellence in his field by becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. 

 

Memberships

  • The American Association of Orthodontics
  • The Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists

 

Dr. James Bloom

 

After practicing in Florida and New York for years, Dr. Bloom now resides in Denver. His family is very important to him, and so are his patients. He enjoys exploring more of Colorado when he is not working.

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biophysics from Brigham Young University 
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland 
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Experience

Dr. Bloom has completed special training at Maimonides Medical Center and is skilled in many areas of expertise. He received an award from the American Association of Orthodontists for his 3D-printing orthodontist research. 

 

Dr. Theresa Shaver

 

Dr. Shaver is an orthodontist dedicated to making her patients smile. A practicing Denver orthodontist since 1995, she has extensive expertise in helping patients with any need. When she’s not at the office, she loves enjoying the Colorado outdoors with her dog and children. 

 

Experience

Dr. Shaver works with many organizations, helping to sponsor everything from local events to fundraisers. She is passionate about her work in the Denver community. Additionally, she works with the non-profit Colorado Orthodontic Foundation to bring low-cost dental care to children. 

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