Meet The Team

 Winter Dental ~ About Our Amazing Dental Staff

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.

Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Dr. Stuart Winter, DMD

Arvada Dentist

Hello, my name is Stuart Winter. I was raised in Arvada and attended Arvada West High School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Colorado then went on to earn my dental degree from Oral Roberts University.  I love spending time with my wife Sarah and our adult children,  Amy, Allie and Nick.  In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and boating. 

Dr. Justin Smutz, DDS

Arvada Dentist

Hello, my name is Justin Smutz.  I am a native to the Arvada area and naturally very enthusiastic and take pride in practicing in my home town.  I graduated from Pomona High School and from there I completed a bachelor's degree in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado.  While attending CU I was fortunate to meet  my very talented, compassionate and loving wife Sara.  With the support of my wife, I continued my education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine where I received my dental degree and graduated with honors.  During dental school we had our first son, Caden. We have since expanded our family with the addition of our daughter Andersen.  From the moment our children entered our lives they have enriched each day with boundless energy and infinite smiles.  I love spending time with my family and taking advantage of the outdoors by going for daily walks, long hikes and trips to the mountains.


Office Manager

I'm Vicki and I have worked for Winter Dental since graduating from Pima Medical in 2004.  I have lived in Arvada for 35 years.  I am married to a Colorado native, Mark, and have 2 wonderful children.  In my spare time,  I enjoy sewing and reading.


Front Office

Hi, my name is Julianne and I've been with Winter Dental since 2015. I am a Colorado native and grew up in the Westminster/Arvada area.  In my spare time I enjoy quality time with my family, friends and puppy Sophia.  I also enjoy exploring everything Colorado has to offer from downtown to the mountains.



Hi, my name is Karen.  I am a registered dental hygienist. I grew up in Wheatridge, Colorado. I graduated from Amarillo College.  I have been with Winter Dental since August 2007.  It is great to be a part of such a talented team.  I enjoy forming lasting relationships with our patients.  I cherish family time with my three sons and five grandchildren.  I love mountain drives, walking trails and disc golf.



My name is Debby and I am a registered Dental Hygienist. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of South Dakota.  I have lived in the Arvada area since 1979.  I have worked for Dr. Stuart since 2002.  I have enjoyed working with two generations of Winter family dentists.  I cherish spending time with my husband, Tom, and our family and friends.  I enjoy hiking, sightseeing, photographing wildlife, or just relaxing by a stream in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.  I also love to travel.





Hi!  My name is Carolyn. Right after growing up in a small town in SW Iowa and graduating from the University of Iowa, I followed my dream and moved to Colorado.  Shortly after moving here, I met my Colorado native husband and we started our life of adventure.  We and our 3 adult kids and their families take advantage of all Colorado has to offer.  We hike, backpack, cycle, ski and thrive in the Colorado backcountry.  When home in Arvada, we love to spend time with our family and friends and try to keep up with our new lab Nelley.  I love being a dental hygienist at Winter Dental.  It's great to get to know each patient and their entire family.  Our goal of helping our patients achieve their best and healthiest smiles, goes along with our knowledge that a healthy mouth is crucial to overall health.  I'm proud to work with a dental tem who truly wants the best for every person who trusts us with their dental health.


Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Nora, and I have worked with Dr. Stuart for 26 years.  After graduating from Wheat Ridge High School, I knew I wanted to work in the dental field, so I went to school to become a dental assistant.  I am a people person and I liked the idea of being able to help people.  I was born and raised here in Arvada.  I am proud to be able to call myself a native of Colorado.  I am married to my wonderful, hard-working husband, Phil.  He and I raised four awesome children together, their ages range from 17 to 33.  Our oldest two children are making sure we are not bored by blessing us with 6 grandchildren.  We have three granddaughters and three grandsons, and I absolutely love being a grandma!  As for spare time we enjoy getting outdoors and up to the hills.  Camping is one of our favorite pastimes.  If we are not camping, my husband and I like to travel a little further, we like to go snorkeling and sit on the beach relaxing.  It is so amazing to see new places and meet new people.


Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Robin and I have been with Winter Dental since 2012.  I have been a dental assistant since 2000. I am from Estes Park and have lived in the Denver Metro area since 1997.  I enjoy spending time with my husband and our four children camping, riding ATV's and boating.


Dental Assistant

My name is Cathy and I moved to Colorado in 2010 from New York.  I have a wonderful son whom is married and they have blest me with three grandbabies.  I love being a Grandma! I have been a dental assistant for many years and can say that it is a honor and privilege to work and be a part of an awesome office. I love the outdoors and on most days off, you will find me doing hikes, bike riding and walking. I love to kayak, paddle board, snow shoe and zip line.  My motto is life is too short; Live, Laugh and Love.


Financial Manager

Hello, my name is Sarah. I help in the front office and I am the financial manager at Winter Dental.  I am fortunate to be married to Dr. Winter for 32 years.  We have three grown children (Amy, Allie, and Nick) who all attended our alma mater the University of Colorado. (Go Buffalos!)  I grew up in beautiful Arvada and I could not imagine living anywhere else.  In my time away from the office, I love spending time with our family and training our Labrador Retriever, Rita,  I also enjoy traveling, scuba diving, boating, skiing, camping, knitting, and cooking.  We are so blessed to work with a wonderful team and give our patients the excellent care they deserve.


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