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Cherokee Trail Dental Care has proudly stood behind many of Aurora’s healthiest smiles since 2006. Our dentists are seasoned pros, eager to meet you. Call us today to ask about our affordable services or schedule an appointment online. 

Cherokee Trails Dental Care, P.C.
*Every other Saturday practice will be open 7am-2pm.  Please contact practice for further information.

John M. Justus
DDS - Dentist

Kyle R. O'Donnell
DDS - Dentist

Scott Novak
DMD - Dentist

Tara Huntsman
DDS - Dentist

Irina A. Lovinescu
DMD - Orthodontist

$79 Exam, X-Rays, and Oral Cancer Screening

Learn more about this limited-time, new patient offer.

Valid for new patients only. May not be combined with Dental HMO, PPO, government reimbursements,other discounts or promotions.  The single largest discount will be applied. $237 value. See practice for details. Valid for appointments completed on or before 12/31/2016.

Services We Offer

A full-service experience for the entire family.
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General Dentistry

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


Emergency Care

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.

  • Acrylic Partials
  • Cast Metal Partials
  • Flexible Partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf


Cosmetic Dentistry

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


Dental Implants

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

How do I pay? Do you take my insurance?

With more major insurance plans accepted and a variety of financing options, we strive to get each patient the care they need. Click below to look for your provider or learn about our payment options.

Dentists in the DentalWorks network accept most major insurance plans – significantly more than most area dentists. Below are just some of the plans that are accepted. Each affiliated practice is a little different, so contact the practice nearest you for a complete list.

  • 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
  • DeltaCare
  • 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

Pay your way.
At DentalWorks, we accept about any form of payment you can think of (and probably a few you can't).

Cash, Credit, or Check:

Affiliated practices accept most major cards, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.


The CareCredit credit card is an alternative to consumer credit cards, cash, or checks. With a CareCredit card you can make convenient monthly payments  instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. CareCredit helps makes it easier for cardholders to pay for the care they need. For more information visit


Genesis is a financing solution that provides a second chance to customers with less-than-perfect credit histories, enabling more patients to receive the treatment they deserve.

US Bank® Payment Portal:

DentalWorks affiliated practices offer a convenient online bill pay portal, powered by US Bank®.

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Meet Our Dentists

John M. Justus, DDS

> Biography

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.

Kyle R. O'Donnell, DDS

> Biography

Dr. Kyle O’Donnell is a general dentist serving the greater Denver area since 2013, maintaining excellence in oral health. Dr. O’Donnell believes a beautiful and healthy smile is the best indicator of self-confidence and overall general health. He believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their smile if they choose to do so. Dr. O’Donnell earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Portland in Oregon. This was immediately followed by a Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 2012. A Doctorate of Dental Surgery requires four years of intensive study with clinical and academic concentrations. Dr. O’Donnell is a member of the American Dental Association, Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, Colorado Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Additionally Dr. O’Donnell is a faculty member of Spear Education, a consortium of dentists committed to learning the latest techniques and procedures and provide the highest level of care. In his free time Dr. O’Donnell like to travel, hike, cook, bike and ski.

Scott Novak, DMD

> Biography

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 Huntsman, DDS

> Biography

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.

Irina A. Lovinescu, DMD

> Biography

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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