Dental Staff

Dentist in Lakewood, CO

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Tariq Sawaqed

Dr. Tariq Sawaqed is a graduate of the University of Colorado, School of Dental Medicine, where he received training in all aspects of general dentistry. 

Through a combination of state of the art technology, sensible treatment plans and genuine devotion to the unique needs of each patient, Dr. Sawaqed preserves healthy teeth and gums, alleviates oral discomfort and improves the appearance of smiles on a daily basis. He is innovative and inquisitive, yet very conservative when it comes to treating patients. His goal is to provide the most appropriate care with evidence-based dentistry. He is always available to follow up with the dental care he provides so that no patient will be left alone after receiving treatments. Dr. Sawaqed is dedicated to lifelong learning through continuing education courses. 

Dr. Sawaqed had attended the last 5 meetings of the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention,  he had taken postgraduate education courses in a wide range of topics including orthodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry.

When he isn’t learning about new treatment options for restoring and preventing worn teeth, he enjoys spending his spare time with his Wife Yara and their son Andrew.


Robin ( Office Manager )

Robin has been in dentistry for 20 + years.  She received her certificate for dental assisting in 1985.  She has worked in all areas of the dental office.  She enjoys getting to know the patients and tries to make coming to the dental office an enjoyable experience.   

Robin is a native to Colorado; she enjoys spending time with her family, taking care of her yard and their zoo.


Debra P. (  Registered Dental Hygienist )

Debra graduated from West Liberty State College, WV with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  As a hygienist for many years, she excels in efficient and quality care.  Debra truly enjoys meeting patients, building relationships, and striving for their optimum dental health.  Her goal with each patient is to be as thorough as possible with their treatment, while offering suggestions to improve or maintain their best oral hygiene efforts. 

Debra and her family moved to the Denver area 2 years ago and love it here.  They enjoy, hiking, skiing, and traveling.  She also loves to sing and cook.

Tiffany ( Dental Assistant )

HI!!  I’m Tiffany, Doctors Assistant.

I have been a dental assistant for over 6 years.  I have been at this office for the last 5 years.  I received my training at a dental office in Casper, Wyoming.

When I moved to Denver I did expanded dental training, at Pima Medical Institute where I received my Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Certificate.  

As a transplant from Michigan, I love Colorado, the weather is fantastic.

I live in the mountains, and love being outdoors.  I am a figure skater, and teach small children at the local ice rink on weekends.

Working with Dr Tariq, and the staff, is a fulfilling, fun job.

Debbie ( Dental Assistant )

Debbie is a native Coloradan that has been doing dentistry for the past seven (7) years.

 In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends




JoVonna ( Front Office )

JoVonna has been a chairside and hygiene assistant for the past five (5) years.  I am the smiling face you see when you walk into our practice.

She is a native of Colorado, enjoys walks with her husband and dogs.