Team Member SmilingDr. Mark Ehrhardt

Dr. Mark Ehrhardt received his dental degree from Ohio State University.

Dedicated to lifelong education in all specialties of dentistry, he continues to further his knowledge through memberships in the:

  • American Dental Association® (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • Colorado Prosthodontics Society (CPS)
  • Rocky Mountain Study Club
  • 5280 Study Club

Dr. Ehrhardt has been recognized as one of Colorado’s Top Dentists by 5280 since 2010.

Dr. Ehrhardt and his team bring with them the latest and greatest techniques and technology, all to make dental care better and safer for you.


Meet Our Team


Our team here at The Art of Smiles is knowledgeable, talented and diligent with staying up to date with the latest dental technologies. We speak Spanish, English and American Sign Language (ASL) for your convenience. Call our office today at 303-659-1825 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Ehrhardt and learn more about dental care in Brighton, Colorado.


Team Member SmilingSonia Menindez – Office Administrator
Sonia was born and raised in Colorado. Sonia joined Dr. Ehrhardt’s team in 2001 and handles accounts receivable, marketing, technology support and patient care (interpreting, insurance, scheduling, and financials) and in 2008 earned her Associate’s Degree in IT. To keep up with the many changes in the dental field, Sonia along with her team attend many continuing education courses throughout the year. Sonia enjoys the great team she works with; Dr. Ehrhardt, the dental team and the wonderful patients she gets to see every day. Outside of the office, you will always find her with her wonderful, loving husband and two children.


Team Member SmilingOlivia Macdowell – Receptionist
Olivia was born and raised in Colorado and is a die-hard Bronco fan. She joined Dr. Ehrhardt’s team in May 2017. Although new to the dental world, Olivia has caught on quick and handles all scheduling, reminder calls, and makes your visit as comfortable as possible with her friendly and caring personality. She loves to learn and is excited to participate in continuing education classes so she can better serve our patients and the team. In addition, Olivia also has an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science. One of Olivia’s goals is to try to always bring a smile to everyone she meets. Outside of work, Olivia loves to spend time with her son, pup and family. She enjoys going hiking, camping, snowmobiling and pretty much anything outdoors. She is a country girl at heart.


Team Member SmilingChristy Teter, RDH-Hygienist
Christy was raised in Wiggins, CO and graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Colorado Northwestern Community College in 2000. She is licensed and certified in the delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide administration, placement of subgingival antibiotics, soft tissue laser therapy, and CPR. She stays current with Continuing Education classes and enjoys educating and motivating her patients to better care for their oral and overall health. In 2015, Christy and her husband decided to relocate their family to the Hudson area in order to be closer to family. After working in Thornton for over 19yrs, Christy joined The Art of Smiles team in September, 2019. Outside of work she enjoys volleyball, camping at the lake with family and friends, and spending time with her wonderful husband, son and daughter.


Team Member SmilingDevon Payne, RDH – Hygienist
Devon was born and raised in Castle Rock, CO. She has worked in the dental field for the past 9 years both internationally and domestically in General Practice, Oral Surgery and Pediatrics. She graduated from Community College of Denver Dental Hygiene Program. She is certified and licensed in the delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, soft tissue lasers, placement of subgingival antibiotics and CPR. She is committed to continuing education and staying current of new technology and therapies within the industry. She is passionate about educating her patients, allowing them to make informed choices in their overall health. Outside of work she enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Team Member SmilingLori Torgerson, RDH – Hygienist
Lori was born and raised in Broomfield, CO. She graduated from Pueblo Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1992. Ready to get back to country living, she, her husband, and their 4 children relocated to Brighton, CO in 2012. Lori’s many years of experience along with her enjoyment of continuing education courses has enable her to excel at many aspects in the Dental Hygiene Field. She is certified and licensed in CPR, Nitrous Oxide, Soft Tissue Laser, and the delivery of local Anesthesia and Sub-gingival Antibiotics. Her goal is to be a co-therapist with her patient’s to achieve the highest standard of dental care. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, showing horses, and mountain camping.


Team Member SmilingTina Ceretto, EDDA – Dental Assistant
Tina, a Colorado native, has been in the dentistry field for 12 years. She received her Expanded Duties Dental Assistant certificate from Pima Medical Institute in 2003, and joined Dr. Ehrhardt’s team in 2008. She especially loves the education of young patients and their families. She attends many continuing education courses with her teammates. She enjoys making her patients and coworkers smile. She proclaims to be our “Super Star”. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have three children.


Team Member SmilingSandra Garcia, EDDA – Dental Assistant
Sandra, a Brighton native has been with Dr. Ehrhardt since 1993. Sandra attended Colorado College of Medical and Dental Assistants in Denver and continues to stay up-to-date on continuing education. In 2016, she attended Pima Medical Institute for certification of Expanded Duties Dental Assisting. Sandra is an exceptional assistant with that she cherishes the relationships she develops with our patients; she is dedicated to her work and enjoys helping patients cope with anxiety. Sandra is blessed with 2 children and 4 grandchildren and in September, 2015 her family grew….She married her best friend who she met July of 2013 and have been inseparable since. Also joining her family are her husband and 3 stepchildren.