About Owens Dental
Here at Owens Dental, we believe in providing high quality, life-changing dentistry with honesty and integrity. We genuinely care for the well-being of each person in our patient family and always treat patients as we would like to be treated.
What does this mean for our patients?
We are focused on you. We make it a priority to get to know each patient personally so we can provide the best care tailored to each patient’s unique situation. We strive to help patients feel comfortable and at home by offering blankets, pillows, water bottles and even iPods with headphones so that patients can relax during their dental visit.
Meet Dr. Packer
People often say that Dr. Packer is the most kind and gentle dentist they’ve ever had. He’s full of compassion and loves building friendships with his patients. A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Packer holds his dental work to extremely high standards. He went on to complete a general practice residency at the University of Colorado where he focused on advanced procedures including dental implants and wisdom tooth surgery.
Meet Dr. Owens
Dr. Tim Owens has been a dentist in Fort Collins since 2006 and is passionate about dentistry and creating a wonderful dental experience for all of his patients. He graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004, where he was nominated to be a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Dental Honors Society. Immediately following his graduation, Dr. Owens spent a year completing a residency in general dentistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Meet our staff
Shailene joined our team in August of 2020. She has been in the dental field since 2015 after graduating from the Institute of Business and Medical Careers with a perfect 4.0. She is passionate about installing confidence in others and says her patients’ smiles are a sign of her success.
Shailene is originally from Loveland and enjoys being outdoors with her family. She loves hiking, cooking, and reading with her daughter.
Abbie joined our team in July of 2019. She recently graduated from the Dental Assisting school at Front Range Community College. Abbie loves learning all aspects of the dental field. She enjoys getting to know our patients and providing them with the highest care possible.
Abbie is originally from Colorado Springs and loves living in Fort Collins. She loves spending her free time outdoors running, playing tennis, hiking and biking!
Business Office Coordinator
Tammy joined our team in August of 2020. She has worked in the dental industry for many years in general dentistry and orthodontics. She brings a great deal of experience with dental insurance, treatment coordination and coordinating patient care.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Tori joined our team in May 2019. She has been in the dental field since 2014, first working as a dental assistant. She completed hygiene school at LCCC and graduated with her degree in Dental Hygiene in March of 2019. She loves teaching proper home care techniques and educating patients about dental hygiene. She is passionate about being the best hygienist she can be and about educating patients on proper oral hygiene and home care techniques.
Tori is originally from Oregon, but loves living in Northern Colorado. She enjoys hiking, paddleboarding on Horsetooth Reservoir and spending time with her sisters and new little nephew!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Audra joined our team in April 2019. She has been a Dental Hygienist since 2015 and is passionate about helping patients improve oral health. She loves teaching proper home care techniques and educating patients about dental hygiene. She enjoys meeting and helping our patients and working with such a fun team at Owens Dental.
Audra is originally from New York, but loves living in Northern Colorado. She and her boyfriend love spending their free time enjoying all that Northern Colorado has to offer!
Sterilization Tech and Office Coordinator
Elyse joined our team in December of 2020. She graduated from CSU in December of 2020 and jumped right in to help! She is currently applying to dental school and is enjoying gaining some experience in the field.
Patient Care Coordinator
Brenda joined the team in August of 2017. While new to Dr. Owens’ office, she brings many years of dental office experience with her! She loves working in the dental field and making patients smile. Her favorite part of working in dentistry is the personal relationships she makes with our patient family and working with such a great team.
When she’s not working, Brenda enjoys her family (her two-legged and four-legged children :). She also enjoys cooking, home decorating, camping, gardening and being in the outdoors!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Megan joined our team in September of 2016. She graduated from William Rainey Harper College with her degree in Dental Hygiene in the Spring of 2016. Megan brings with her years of dental office experience as well as years of experience as a highly-rated hygienist. She has undergone extensive training in hygiene and is passionate about being the best hygienist she can be. She enjoys working with a team who is as dedicated as she is to helping our patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.
Megan grew up in McHenry, Illinois and while she enjoys visiting family there, she loves living in Fort Collins and is happy to call Northern Colorado her new home. In her free time she enjoys being outside hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding. She also enjoys reading, and spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Sarah joined our team in May of 2013. She previously worked for a medical nonprofit in Denver, CO. She graduated from Westmont College with a BA in 2009 and is taking classes at CSU Global towards an MBA. Sarah is passionate about utilizing technology to improve patient care and has also enjoyed learning about the many and changing aspects of the dental world. She loves working with the team here at Owens Dental as well as getting to know each of our wonderful patients and helping them in any way she can.
Sarah is originally from Morrison, CO, but loves living in Fort Collins! In her free time she enjoys trail running, backpacking, skiing, playing piano, reading, gardening and spending time with her husband and GSP, Dale.
Patient Care Coordinator and Dental Assistant
Leah first joined our team in May of 2011. She graduated from the ADA Accredited Dental Assisting Program at Front Range Community College in 2011, and completed her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant training in Spring of 2012. She loves taking new courses and continually learning new information to further her knowledge. She enjoys all the wonderful patients she gets to meet and takes pride in providing them with the best care possible.
Leah was born and raised here in Fort Collins, and in her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Maddie joined our team in January of 2020. She has been working in the dental field since 2016 and graduated from dental hygiene school in 2019. Maddie is passionate about dental hygiene and educating patients on proper home care methods. She enjoys getting to know our patients and providing them with the highest care possible.
Maddie is originally from Mead, Colorado and recently moved back to the state! She enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with her friends and family.
Julia joined our team in November of 2019. While she was recently certified as a Dental Assistant, she has been working in the dental field for a long time as a Dentist in Ukraine. She looks forward to eventually pursuing a DDS degree here in the United States and enjoys being a part of the dental field in the meantime.
Julia loves living in Fort Collins and working at Owens Dental! She loves spending time with her amazing daughter as well as her sister, nieces and nephews.
From the relaxing patient waiting area to the 3D imaging and the fully-equipped sedation operatory, we designed the new office around patient comfort, convenience and providing excellent dental care.
It’s the little things that make all the difference and we’ve built our office so each and every experience here is relaxing and comfortable. Please enjoy these photos below and we look forward to giving you an in-person tour when you arrive for your appointment.
Technology we use
Our office is constantly updating and staying up-to-date with technology so that we can provide you with the best possible service. Some of our newer technological investments are listed below, along with the benefit that they provide to you, the patient. Advancements in technology not only allow us to provide you with more ideal treatment, but they also help Dr. Owens and his team can detect and diagnose any issues before they become a problem.
3D Imaging: Cone Beam CT Scan
At Owens Dental, we make it a priority to invest in the latest technology so that we can provide the best care possible. We are very excited to announce our latest addition: a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine called the Vatech Pax Duo. This state-of-the-art machine is considered to be safe and emits significantly less radiation that a traditional “CT” scan. This allows us to take extra-oral 3-dimensional images! These clear images show both hard and soft tissues so Dr. Owens can see your teeth, jaws, nerves, airway and sinus cavities. This new technology enhances Dr. Owens’ diagnostic and treatment capabilities as it allows him to see abnormalities as well as underlying or potential issues. We are most excited to have this technology to aid with dental implant placement, full-mouth restorations, oral surgery and root canal therapy (endodontics).
Digital X-rays are the most important technology that Dr. Owens uses to view and determine your oral health. Using state-of-the-art technology, digital X-rays allow us to get a clear, detailed picture of your teeth, bones, and joints. Digital X-rays are low-radiation, high quality, and instantaneous.
Using an intraoral camera, we are able to easily and comfortably take images of your teeth and your mouth. The intraoral camera is a small video camera on a wand that we guide over and around your teeth to non-invasively capture images. These images are displayed on a screen in each operatory so that Dr. Owens can show you exactly what is going on in your mouth. A unique feature of the intraoral camera is the auto fluorescence technology which gives the ability to detect a cavity at different stages of its development thus allowing Dr. Owens to determine the most adequate treatment.
Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler
The Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaler has been proven as the most effective approach to achieving a thorough cleaning while maintaining oral comfort. The high vibrational energy crushes and removes debris in the mouth, disrupting bacterial cells and biofilm. The therapeutic washing and flushing of the periodontal pocket and root surface removes deposits effectively and promotes overall gum health.