In preparation for Dr. Crespi's maternity leave, we have arranged office coverage with some AWESOME pediatric dentists from the Denver Metro area – and get this – they are brothers! Please read their bios below to learn more about Dr. D and Dr. Craig. They have both completed specialty in pediatric dentistry, just like Dr. Crespi, and have an office in Lone Tree. Dr. Crespi is hopeful she will be back seeing patients by mid-June. Thanks for being patient with us during this special time for Dr. Crespi!
Dr. Derek Owens
Dr. Derek Owens, Dr. D, was born and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. D attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Biology. After his four years at Georgetown, he attended The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. D became interested in pediatric dentistry while working as a dental assistant in pediatric dental offices in the Lone Tree area. After dental school, Dr. D was selected as one of four dentists out of hundreds of applicants to complete a 2 year residency program at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
During residency, Dr. D gained specialized clinical, emergency, and hospital training to work with kids. In addition to employing the techniques he learned in residency, Dr. D loves using his sense of humor and gentle touch to make every visit fun for your child. In his free time, Dr. D enjoys playing ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding, golfing, and cooking. He also loves sports and is a huge fan of all Colorado Sports teams and the Georgetown Hoyas basketball team.
Dr. Craig Owens
Dr. Craig Owens, Dr. Craig, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was born and raised in Colorado. He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He completed his advanced training in pediatric dentistry through NYU-Lutheran Medical Center where he gained specialized skills to treat and manage children, including sedation and hospital training.
Dr. Craig became interested in working with children when he volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Denver during his summers in high school. This interest was further developed when Dr. Craig worked as a pediatric dental assistant on his educational breaks throughout his undergraduate and post-graduate training. He grew up playing ice hockey and still plays and coaches in his spare time. Dr. Craig and his wife, Marissa, live in Denver where they enjoy skiing, snowboarding, golfing, getting involved with various charitable organizations and, are avid fans of all professional Denver sports teams.
Dr. Craig is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the Metro Denver Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.