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!
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 “2017 Best of the Best” by Montrose Press for the following:
- Best Dentist
- Best Dental Office
- Best Custom Dentures and Denture Care
Dr. Dan Drakulich
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 2 children, Easton and Elle. 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.
Certified Dental Assistant
Hello I’m Shelley the Certified Dental Assistant with an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification at Montrose Family Dental.
I am a Colorado native, happily married with two grown children and two grandchildren. My husband and I are active in many service organizations in the community, including being the Western Slope trustees for the Concerns of Police Survivors. I enjoy sewing, especially quilting, reading and just having fun with my family.
I am proud to be part of such a knowledgeable team so dedicated to providing our patients with up to date and comprehensive dental care. I appreciate that we consistently participate in continuing education classes to keep up with the most current and effective techniques. I really care about all of our patients and try to make them as comfortable as possible during their visits with us.
Dr. Drakulich’s Note:
“Shelley is our lead assistant and has an incredible passion for what she does. She has seen numerous changes and advances in dentistry and her experience is an enormous asset for me, our team and especially the patients of our practice. Shelley truly is the “rock” of our dental team.”
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.”
Front Office Administrative Assistant
Hi, my name is Peggy and I am the Front Office Administrative Assistant at MFD. As a general rule, I am the first person you will encounter when you contact our office or arrive for an appointment. My position involves scheduling, insurance claims and benefits, and creating financial arrangements as needed.
I relocated to this beautiful area and have loved getting better acquainted with the activities available outdoors! I enjoy snow skiing, hiking, gardening, cooking and anything horse-related.
I continue to be impressed by the caliber of the dental care provided by Dr. Drakulich and his team. I look forward to meeting our valued patients and ensuring they are cared for in the best way possible.
Dr. Drakulich’s Note:
“Peggy’s background and education in Health Care Administration is an asset to our practice. She is eager to make the patients feel welcome and help them to have a great all around dental experience. Whether that is helping new patients enter the practice or assisting current patients with their care, she is willing to go the extra mile!”
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!”
Hi, I’m Ashlynn and I am the Hygiene Assistant at our office.
My role on the team is to assist our Registered Hygienist with your routine cleanings. We work together to maximize patient comfort with precise and thorough cleanings.
When I’m not at work I am usually riding and working on my roping skills. I also enjoy hunting and dogs. I am currently a student at CMU as well, where I enjoy challenging myself and expanding my knowledge.
At MFD I look forward to coming to work each day. I love getting to know the patients, maintaining relationships with them and helping Hollee perform cleanings at each visit. I truly love my job and everything about it!
Dr. Drakulich’s Note:
“We are really excited to have Ashylnn as part of our team. She is the other part of “Team Hygiene” and will be taking care of you along with Hollee during your hygiene visits. While Ashylnn is newer to the field of dentistry, her desire to learn is amazing and she catches on to new things quickly. She is mature beyond her years and keeps patients relaxed talking with them during cleanings. I’m looking forward to continuing to help facilitate and watch her grow, she has great potential!”