Our Practice

Dr. Karlin and our her dental team are thrilled to provide dental care for the whole family. At Dakota Ridge Dental, we are committed to providing you with the care you need to reach a healthy, radiant smile. Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Dr Karlin

Stephanie S. Karlin DDS

Having grown up in Arizona, Dr. Karlin loves the four seasons of Colorado. She is married with two beautiful daughters. Dr. Karlin earned her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado in 2004 and continued her education at the University of Texas, Houston where she completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry. She returned to Colorado and has been in private practice for the last 10 years. Her love for dentistry is evident in her calm, friendly nature and excellent skill. Dr. Karlin is highly qualified to provide you with the best, most up-to-date technology in dental care.


Professional Affiliations:

American Dental Association
Colorado Dental Association
Metro Denver Dental Society
Colorado Prosthodontic Society

Meet Our Staff

  • Kelsie – Office Manager
    Office Manager

    Kelsie graduated with a master’s degree in health care management from Metropolitan State University in May 2019. Prior to working with Dakota Ridge Dental, she worked in healthcare for seven years. She knew she wanted to work with others to make a difference in their overall health. She recently made the switch from healthcare to dentistry and enjoys working in the field because the focus is entirely on the patient. She is delighted to work at Dakota Ridge Dental because she feels that the office genuinely cares about their patients and the team is passionate about what they do.

    When not working or studying, she enjoys outside activities. As a Colorado native, she loves being outside every chance she can. Some of her favorite outdoor activities are camping with her husband, daughters and three dogs; hiking; snowshoeing; dirt biking; and fishing. Outside of Colorado, she enjoys traveling to other countries and states, where she likes scuba diving and exploring the different cultures.

  • Deb
    Dental Hygienist

    Deb is one of our state of Colorado registered dental hygienists, receiving her certification in 2011. She has lived in our state for over 30 years, originally from midwest St. Louis, Missouri. Deb received her Bachelor of Science degree at Metropolitan State University and her associate degree at the Community College of Denver. She began her dental career in 2005 as an orthodontic assistant. She also has experience in pediatric dental care.

    Deb is married and is a proud mom of two teens. She enjoys dog walking on her days off. Her family continues to enjoy every aspect of the outdoors in our state. You might see her skiing, hiking or lake fishing with the family. Deb is very excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Dakota Ridge Dental.

  • Jen
    Dental Hygienist

    Jen is originally from Nebraska and has been a registered dental hygienist for over eighteen years. After graduating from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with her Bachelor of Arts degree and receiving her Associate's degree in dental hygiene, she decided to move to Denver. She is thrilled to be part of such an amazing team here at Dakota Ridge Dental. She looks forward to making appointments comfortable and stress-free and ultimately providing exceptional care and service to all her patients.

    Jen enjoys skiing, running, yoga, reading, and anything involving music and dance. She loves to travel as well as spend quality time with friends and family.

  • Karen
    Dental Hygienist

    Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Colorado and has been a registered dental hygienist for over 18 years. Her patient care skills and experience include providing dental hygiene care and education within general dentistry and periodontal (gum, implant, and surgical) specialty offices. She recently completed her certification in the field of orofacial myology, which includes helping child and adult patients with everything from airway, snoring and sleep apnea issues to stroke recovery. She’s excited to be an important contributor to the amazing team and patients here at Dakota Ridge Dental!

    Originally from the small town of Ririe, Idaho, Karen moved to Colorado to pursue her education at the University of Colorado and has been here ever since. Outside of work, you can find Karen enjoying time in the mountains with family and friends hiking, skiing, biking and snowshoeing, as well as in town attending the theater or curled up at home with a good book and her English Bulldog, Maggie. Be sure to ask Karen about Maggie’s skateboarding and sledding skills!

  • Olivia
    Dental Hygienist

    Olivia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She has worked in many offices throughout the Denver Area but joined the team here at Dakota Ridge Dental in 2017. Olivia enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide high-quality care. She likes to take the time to educate and encourage her patients to maintain good oral hygiene and health.

    In her spare time Olivia enjoys spending time with family, two dogs and friends, going to orange theory, reading, and crafting.

  • Jessi
    Dental Hygienist

    Jessi grew up in Los Angeles, CA and now calls Colorado home. A fun little fact that drove her toward a career in oral healthcare is that she was born with her two front teeth! After high school, she obtained her certification as an EDDA (expanded duty dental assistant). She continued that path for about seven years before realizing that she wanted to take the next step and further her education to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from CNCC with an associate’s in science. She feels privileged to be a part of the team at Dakota ridge Dental, striving for our patients to have the most enjoyable experience and ensuring you receive the best care. As Your hygienist, she seeks to be your biggest supporter in your quest for excellent oral health. Outside of work, Jessi enjoys her time traveling as well as being with her family, husband and her Corgi, Gizmo.

  • Mariah
    Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

    Mariah is originally from Salina, Kansas. In 2013, she graduated from Salina Technical College for dental assisting. She received her expanded duties dental assisting certificate in 2014. After moving to Colorado in 2015 she soon joined the Dakota Ridge Dental team. Mariah enjoys interacting with patients and making a difference with their smiles. She is inspired when patients leave our office knowing they’ve had an amazing experience.

    Mariah is proud to be the mom of two little ones, her son Declan and daughter Isabella. Outside of work she enjoys doing arts and crafts, and spending quality time with her children and friends, especially in the outdoors. Mariah also describes herself as a true foodie and loves trying new dishes.

  • Samone
    Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

    Samone is a Colorado native and graduated from Warren Techs Dental Assistant program in 2017. She then went on to receive er EDDA certification in 2020. She strives to give patients the best experience and create trust while providing excellent dental care. In her spare time she enjoys fashion, being outdoors, music and traveling.

  • Jazmyn
    Dental Assistant

    Jazmyn started her internship in March and graduated in May of 2019 with her dental assisting certificate. She is now going to school to become a dental hygienist while gaining experience as a dental assistant.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

  • Alexis
    Insurance Coordinator

    Alexis is a Colorado native and has been in the dental and medical field for the last 6 years. She enjoys working with insurance companies and helping each patient get the most out of their dental benefits. Before working at Dakota Ridge Dental, Alexis worked as a medical assistant for 2 years. She is currently working on finishing her bachelor's degree in applied sciences and interpersonal communication. Her favorite thing about Dakota Ridge Dental is the family-like environment of the staff and the teamwork the office has. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys hiking and paddle boarding with her dogs, reading, spending time with her family, and drag racing with her husband at different race tracks around the country.

  • Tanya
    Patient Care Coordinator

    Tanya has been in customer service for over5 years. She started her career working with children as an early childhood educator. She has always had a passion for helping others. As the COVID 19 pandemic brought her teaching career to a halt, Tanya found herself searching for something she could find the same love in doing. Dakota ide Dental has become her work home. As a patient care coordinator Tanya enjoys getting the opportunity to meet each patient with a smile up on arrival and helping them understand and navigate insurance and scheduling.

Our Location

13402 W. Coal Mine Ave., Ste. 270 Littleton, CO 80127

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

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