About Montrose Family Dental

Montrose Family Dental has been providing quality-driven dental care in Montrose, CO since 2002. Our dental team has over 65 years of combined experience. We take pride in our community involvement and mission to not just create a better dental practice but better community. Our goal is to create a dental home that is comforting, caring and able to accomplish all your dental health goals. By providing routine maintenance, beautiful cosmetic dentistry, corrective treatment options such as Invisalign® and emergency care we are here for all your dental health needs. We offer same-day appointments and are well equipped to handle dental emergencies. If you are experiencing a dental emergency call us now or click here for more information. Learn more about our team and how we create the ideal patient experience with you in mind!

Our Team

One of our greatest assets at Montrose Family Dental is our experienced and friendly team including Dr Daniel K Drakulich. As dental professionals we take pride in the additional training and countless hours of advanced education we have completed and continue to pursue. We know that this is important not only to keep up with the latest advances in technical dentistry, but also to facilitate patient comfort through excellent communication.

We feel that a truly beneficial relationship can only be formed with open two-way communication. We strive to learn how each patient likes to give and receive important information to achieve healthy outcomes. This attention to detail allows a comfortable dental experience for all patients.

Our dedicated and motivated team has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. We are eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care so please contact us with any questions!

Awarded “Best of the Best” 4 Years in a Row by Montrose Daily Press for the following:

(2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020)

  • Best Dentist
  • Best Dental Office
  • Best Custom Dentures and Denture Care

Dr. Dan Drakulich

Dentist

Dr. Daniel K. Drakulich was born in the midwest and raised in Washington State. After attending undergraduate school at Eastern Washington University, he returned to the mid-west for his dental degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Drakulich was awarded a Health Professional Scholarship through the US Army while attending Marquette. Upon graduation in 1999, Dr. Dan served for three years in the US Army at various duty stations. His first year in the Army, he participated in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. This included additional training in all the dental specialties. After completing service to his country he came to Colorado and took over Montrose Family Dental Center in 2002 where he continues to pursue his passion for advanced dentistry.

In 2011 he married Mary, from Castle Rock, Colorado who moved to the Western Slope making Montrose her home. They now have 3 children, Easton, Elle and Grey. Dr. Dan has his private pilot license and is an avid outdoorsman. A few things he enjoys are: hiking, archery hunting, flying, camping, fly-fishing and skiing. Dr. Dan takes time to give back to his community through donations and volunteering. Some of the organizations he volunteers with are the Civil Air Patrol, Boys Fly-Fishing and Faith, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Relay for Life, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Since his graduation from Marquette Dr. Dan has made continuing education a top priority. He believes that maintaining skills, improving his techniques and expanding his knowledge are necessary for his patients to achieve their best results. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, Western Colorado Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Equilibration Society and LD Pankey Alumni Association. His commitment to continuing education was honored during the summer of 2009 when he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Drakulich has spent countless hours, and continues to do so in local study clubs and studying at the renowned Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida where he has completed all fundamental courses and additional aesthetic training.

Please contact Montrose Family Dental for an appointment or even just for a meet and greet with Dr. Dan.

Tracy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Tracy and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with Montrose Family Dental.

I am originally from Ellensburg, Washington, where I studied and practiced dental hygiene for 14 years. Over the last two years, my family and I often traveled to Montrose for vacations and quickly realized this was home. My husband, three kids and I love camping, fishing, motorcycling, and hiking. On any given weekend you can find us enjoying the outdoors. We are excited to be living in such an incredibly beautiful state.

I am honored to be a part of Montrose Family Dental. The team is not only kind, but also committed to giving the best care possible to each and every patient. My patients are the reason I love being a hygienist. I enjoy getting to know each of them and giving them the care they need and deserve.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

“Tracy comes to our office with a great level of experience and has fit right in providing excellent patient care. She has done a wonderful job working into the flow of our office and learning our protocols. This can be a challenge coming from another office, but I feel Tracy’s attitude and professionalism have made the transition very smooth. Early on I could tell Tracy was a skilled and efficient clinician and a wonderful fit for our team. I’m sure when you meet Tracy you will know immediately that she will take excellent care of you and your family!”

Hollee

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Hollee and I am Dr. Dan’s Registered Dental Hygienist.

My career began in Tucson, AZ but after several visits to Colorado and falling in love with Montrose my family and I decided to leave the desert and settle here in 2013. It has been a wonderful decision! My husband and 2 boys love the outdoors and the endless opportunities to explore new things. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, bicycling, volleyball and softball.

What I love about practicing hygiene with Dr. Dan and the team is that I am able to combine my passion for serving patients with cleanings and provide instruction that helps improve their dental health. It is wonderful to work with a team so dedicated to patients overall well being.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

“Hollee is our Registered Dental Hygienist and joined our team from Arizona, where she received her hygiene training and education. Hollee is passionate about dental hygiene and it really shows. Patients continually comment how thorough Hollee is! I consider our hygiene department to be a very strong and integral part of our team. Hollee is part of “Team Hygiene” and will help ensure your foundation for your teeth is both happy and healthy!”

Kylee

Hygiene Assistant

Hi, my name is Kylee and I am the Hygiene Assistant here at MFD. I work with Hollee, our Registered Hygienist, to provide exceptional care throughout routine cleanings.

I am a Colorado Native that grew up here in Montrose County. After graduating high school I worked retail for a year and a half before having the opportunity to begin my career as a dental assistant. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, practicing photography, and spending time with my three dogs.

I am extremely proud to be a part of the MFD team. My coworkers make me look forward to work every day and I love being able to provide exceptional care for all of our patients.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

“Kylee is the key to Team Hygiene! Kylee interacts with and treats patients, but beyond that she makes everything flow in the treatment area of our office. She wears many many hats while at work and always keeps us on track. Her desire and willingness to learn has been an incredible asset. While becoming incredibly proficient at her job, she remains humble and hungry to learn and do more. I’m super excited to see where she goes within our office and the dental field!”

Courtney

Dental Assistant /Patient Coordinator

My name is Courtney and I am the Patient Coordinator and Dental Assistant at our office. I work in both the front office and also chair side assist Dr. Dan.

I am happily married and my husband and I enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. While we don’t have children yet we have enough animals to keep us busy! I enjoy horseback riding, camping, fishing, archery and barrel racing.

What I enjoy most at our office is patient care and on-boarding new patients into the practice. Also, all of my team members are such hard workers, I feel blessed to be one of them! I have been able to grow both personally and professionally in my time here and I look forward to each new experience.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

“Courtney is an enormous asset to the overall function of the practice. I can’t tell you how many times a day I hear “Wow Dr. Dan, that Courtney is SO nice”. She has a knack for making patients feel very comfortable while providing excellent care. Courtney’s role in the office is ever-expanding. I am so proud of her transition from Hygiene Assistant to New Patient Coordinator/Dental Assistant, she is dependable and hardworking and I have loved watching her expand her talents, she is the perfect friendly face to coordinate new patients while making established patients feel at ease.”

Shayne

Dental Assistant

Hi there, I’m Shayne and I am a lead Dental Assistant at Montrose Family Dental.

I was born and raised right here in Montrose, CO. After graduating high school I attended classes to become a certified EMT. I then joined the MFD family and fell in love with the world of dentistry. In my time off I enjoy being outdoors, rock crawling, spending time with my family, and traveling.

I am very proud to be a part of a team that strives to provide our patients with comfortable and confident care. I look forward each and every day to learning more about all of my patients, and providing the best care possible. I am blessed to be brought into the MFD family, and I look forward to new experiences and continually furthering my education in the dental health field.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:
“Shayne joined our team as a hygiene assistant in 2019. The dental profession lit a spark in her and she has learned so much in a short time. Shayne has become our lead dental assistant and continues to learn and grow in that position. As you can tell from her bio, she loves to learn and challenge herself with new endeavours. I feel her love for dentistry and providing outstanding patient care are evident in all aspects of her job.”

Nicole

Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is Nicole and I am the front office Administrative Assistant for MFD. I am usually the voice you will hear scheduling and the face you will see greeting you in the office! I have worked in the dental field for several years and really enjoy being a part of this amazing team!

My husband and I got married in 2002 and have two wonderful children. Our son recently graduated Marine boot camp and our daughter is going to be a senior at Montrose High School. We love doing all things outdoors.

I have loved getting to know this great group of team members and all of our fantastic patients. I am definitely feeling blessed to be a part of this team that is so dedicated to the best patient care available.

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

“Nicole has been a great addition to our team! She is quick with a laugh and smile, always doing her best to make patient experiences in our office positive. Nicole brings knowledge of the dental field with her and has done a great job learning the ins and outs of a general dental practice. She is always willing to help and I trust will make your interactions with the front office smooth and enjoyable.”

Christa

Administrative Assistant

Hi! My name is Christa, and I am one of the Administrative Assistants at Montrose Family Dental. I work with Nicole to keep the front office covered!

Originally from Arkansas, I moved here to Colorado with my husband in January of 2021. It’s been a big change, but totally worth it. Colorado is simply a different type of beauty – it’s awe-inspiring! I love the wide-open valleys, fenced in with mountains and hills. It makes for great trail riding – one of my favorite hobbies. I start, train, and show horses in western events in my free time, but I love getting to hit the trails as well. If I’m stuck indoors, you’ll find me sewing, crocheting, or eating way too many sugary foods that would be frowned upon by Dr. Dan!

Being part of the team here at Montrose Family Dental has been such a blessing. Everyone is so like-minded when it comes to patient care and attention to details. It’s been a great experience getting to learn new skills from the best practice around!

Dr. Drakulich’s Note:

““I think I just lost the ‘sweetest phone voice in the office’ title”…..Courtney. That’s how you will know if you reach Christa on the phone! Christa is doing a great job of learning our office protocols. She is always happy and incredibly helpful handling any patient concerns. As she continues to grow and learn within our practice, she proves to be an incredible asset to our patients and other team members. Starting without any dental experience, Christa is learning more everyday! I’m happy to have her as part of our team!”

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