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At Cherokee Trail Dental Care, we’ve made it easy for you and your family to experience the way dental should work since 2006. With affordable rates and unrivaled expertise, Scott A. Novak, DMD, Tara R. Huntsman-Bruggeman, DDS, John M. Justus, DDS, Michelle Rowe, DDS, Irina A. Lovinescu, DMD - Orthodontist, and their friendly staff provide the quality care both you and your smile deserve.

Services We Offer

From cleanings and exams to dental implants, dental veneers, and even orthodontic braces, Cherokee Trail Dental Care can bring out the best in your smile.

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • Nitrous
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals
  • Sedation dentistry

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf

Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be.

Custom dentures look and feel natural, so the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom-designed to match your appearance as well as your bite, they’re protected by exceptionally long warranties. With so many sensibly priced styles, shades, and materials from which to choose, you’re sure to find a solution that fits your budget as comfortably as your dentures will fit you.

More Info: Custom Dentures.pdf

Don’t let a few missing teeth ruin your day – or your smile.

Custom-crafted dental partials can easily fill in any gaps and get your smile back to looking its best.

  • Cast metal dental partials
  • Flexible dental partials
  • Acrylic dental partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf

Orthodontic braces and dental services are available.

If your teeth are out of line, our orthodontists can help straighten them out. They can correct misalignments to give children and adults alike the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

  • Clear aligners
  • Traditional orthodontics

More Info: Orthodontics.pdf

During the course of their lives, three out of four people will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease.

In fact, it’s so common that it’s the leading cause of 70% of adult tooth loss. Periodontists can perform a comprehensive examination of your gums and provide treatment to help prevent, reverse, or offset the damaging effects of this disease.

More Info: Periodontics.pdf

One of the newest solutions to the age-old problem of missing teeth, dental implants are durable enough to last a lifetime.

They are placed into the bone, then restored to replace lost teeth or retain loose dentures.

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Multiple tooth replacement

More Info: Dental Implants.pdf

Insurance & Payment Options

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

For your convenience, Cherokee Trail Dental Care accepts most dental insurance plans.

We are a preferred provider with many dental insurance plans. Below is a list of insurance companies whose plans we participate in:


  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • Comp Healthcare Options
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • GEHA Lincoln Dental Connect
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maverest
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Total Dental Administrators
  • Traditional Insurance
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint
  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • Comp Healthcare Options
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • GEHA Lincoln Dental Connect
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maverest
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Total Dental Administrators
  • Traditional Insurance
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

In addition to accepting more dental insurance plans, Cherokee Trail Dental Care will actually file your dental health care claims for you, so you won’t have to bother with all that annoying paperwork. Plus, you don’t have to pay the full amount at the time of your dental services, either – in most cases, just your estimated deductible or co-payment.

Choose the Way You Want to Pay

At Cherokee Trail Dental Care, a point is made to exceed your expectations, not your budget. With quality care at affordable rates, everyone in your family can get the dental care they need and deserve. So when you walk out the door, you’ll leave with a great big smile, not a great big bill.

And while giving you lots of payment choices is important, there’s one choice you should never have to make: deciding between the dental care you need and the dental care you can afford. So the staff at Cherokee Trail Dental Care sits down with you to figure out which payment option and plan make sense for you for the dental services you need.

To make things even easier for you, Cherokee Trail Dental Care offers plenty of ways to pay, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.

And Cherokee Trail Dental Care now offers an even more convenient way to make payments through Online Bill Pay.

Other financing options accepted at Cherokee Trail Dental Care include:

  • CareCreditSM- CareCredit is an alternative option to consumer credit cards, cash or checks. With CareCredit you can pay over time instead of a lump sum prior to treatment.
  • Genesis - Financing solutions for near and non-prime credit consumers, enabling more patients to purchase the treatment they deserve.

Contact the practice staff for more information.

Meet Our Staff

Michelle Ann Rowe, DDS

Michelle Ann Rowe, D.D.S. earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at Creighton University in 2006. She went on to complete her Degree of Dental Surgery at Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2010. Dr. Rowe has demonstrated her devotion to dentistry through her many hours of public health dentistry volunteerism. In her free time, Dr. Rowe enjoys whitewater rafting, dancing, and making crafts with her children.

Scott Ashley Novak, DMD

Dr. Scott Novak earned his dental degree at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2004. Dr. Novak has demonstrated commitment to the profession through the many hours of continuing education he has attended. He stays active in his community through volunteering with his kids' school activities and sports. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife, daughter, and son).

Tara Rene Huntsman-Bruggeman, DDS

Dr. Tara Huntsman (Bruggeman) received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, where she was recognized for excellence in clinical and restorative dentistry amongst her peers. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Huntsman is committed to providing gentle, quality dental care to her patients, integrating the latest technology and procedures. With a long history of educators in her family, Dr. Huntsman is a strong advocate for early childhood education and prevention. She has spent a great deal of time serving dental missions to children in underprivileged areas of South Texas and enjoys giving back to the community. Dr. Huntsman has also participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters and ACCESS mentoring programs. She was also chosen as a representative to Japanese dental students and traveled to Japan to lecture on the techniques and dental education in the United States. In her time away from the office, Dr. Huntsman enjoys spending time with her husband and baby boy, Jackson, in the outdoors, cooking, and serving in her church.

John M. Justus, DDS

Dr. John M. Justus received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1979. He completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery internship at St. John’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981. Dr. Justus has limited his practice to providing basic oral surgery procedures for the Colorado area DentalWorks practices.

Irina A. Lovinescu, DMD

Dr. Irina Lovinescu obtained her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to complete her orthodontic residency and earned a Masters of Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Lovinescu is also a graduate of the Roth Functional Technique course and Bill Arnett’s Orthodontics and Jaw Surgical Course. Dr. Lovinescu has a diverse range of clinical experience, a strong work ethic, and the ability to listen and learn. Dr. Lovinescu enjoys spending time rock climbing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, and exploring Colorado. The state’s tradition of cultural events, performing arts, and art festivals ensures that there is always a positive learning experience to share with family, friends and patients.

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