About Us

At Durango Kids Pediatric Dentistry, our team work to provide the best dental care for your child.  We hope your experience is fun, enlightening, and comfortable. Our staff are highly trained in behavior management, special needs, and sedation dentistry to facilitate a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Together, we will build a positive and healthy relationship with your dentist and your smile!

Meet Dr. Angela Pinkerton, DMD

Dr. Angela Pinkerton was raised in small town Kentucky and started her career in dentistry after graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2000 by serving in the United States Navy.  As a naval officer, she cared for active duty and family members in Norfolk Virginia, mainland Japan, Soeul Korea, and Okinawa.  She also received an Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2001 and completed her residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University and Riley Whitcomb Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis in 2004 during her time in the service.

With three children and a yearning to be rooted in a community, Dr. Pinkerton separated from the military.  Having the ability to choose anywhere in the United States to live, she chose Durango to be her family's new home.  Beautiful mountains, historic value, a river to kayak, and amazing community members in Durango are hard to resist!

Dr. Pinkerton associated with Dr. Larry Suazo and Dr. Doug Holmes under Animas Pediatric Dental Group and in 2012, she purchased the Durango office from the parent company to establish Durango Kids Pediatric Dentistry.

Like most Durangotangs, Dr. Pinkerton enjoys four seasons of outdoor activities; whether it is skiing at Purgatory, music festivals in Telluride, art galleries in town, or floating the Animas River.  She is very active in the Colorado Dental Association and was the San Juan Basin Dental Society President for 3 years.

Meet Nancy, our Office Manager


I have been in the dental field for 35 years 15 years as a dental assistant and 20 years in dental practice management. My husband Kenny and I relocated to Durango from Grand Junction Co, about 7 years ago. We love it here! We enjoy the outdoors boating fishing and camping. On Sundays you can find us attending the Durango Cowboy Church. We have three children and three grandchildren that reside in Colorado, Utah and Texas we love to visit them when we can. I have been employed at Durango Kids for the past three plus years and have enjoyed every minute.

Meet Amanda, our Lead Dental Assistant


Amanda was raised in Durango and has been a dental assistant for over 17 years with experience in Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, and Pediatric Dentistry.  She has been with Durango Kids for 7 years.  Amanda has two children and they enjoy spending their free time outdoor adventuring. 

Meet Tessa, our Administration Assistant


Instantly, I fell in love with Durango when I attended Fort Lewis College.  I’m drawn to the beautiful hiking trails and enjoying the river on a hot sunny day.  Work is my passion, but I also love to goof around and dance, although I have no rhythm.  I’m excited to build my life in Durango and grow in my career at Durango Kids!  

Meet Caitlin, our Dental Assistant


I was born and raised here in Durango, Colorado. I’ve been a resident my whole life and love being here in the mountains. I graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2017 and have been working here at Durango Kids since July 2018. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fishing, and playing the piano, and in winter I love to go snowboarding.

Meet Karlina, our Administrative Assistant


I grew up in the small European country of Slovenia. I was always a curious child, interested in many different things and cultures. My curiosity led me to China, so I obtained a Master's degree in Sinology (Chinese language and Culture) as well as a Master's in Sociology of Culture. But my curiosity also brought me to Durango, where I met my husband. Now, I have lived here for two years, and I really enjoy several outdoorsy activities, such as skiing, climbing and camping. I am always open to trying something new and meeting new people. I'm happy to be a part of Durango Kids Pediatric Dentistry for all of these reasons.  

Meet Mandy, our Dental Assistant


Mandy was born and raised in Durango and has two small children of her own. Mandy has a dental background working with kids. When she’s not chasing away sugar bugs she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and fishing.

Meet Kortnee, our Dental Assistant


Born and raised in beautiful Colorado, Kortnee moved to Durango two years ago with her handsome 3 year old son.  She loves the outdoors; camping boating, and bike rides with her boy.  She has a background in insurance and customer service and excited to enter dentistry!