Hakala Family Dentistry

Meet the Team at Hakala Family Dentistry

Our Mission Statement

Hakala Family Dentistry is an established family practice committed to ethical, quality care for our patients. Our goal is to create an environment of comfort and trust to help our patients choose the treatment that best suits their needs.

Did you know?

Hakala Family Dentistry was started in 1962 by Dr. Joe Hakala, Dr. Kate Hakala’s father. He and his wife, Jane, have been married for 54 years and have 6 children and 6 grandchildren.  Dr. Joe has been a woodcarver longer than he has been a dentist and has carved all of the figurines and hummingbirds in our waiting room.  That’s why the logo for Hakala Family Dentistry is a hummingbird!

Dr. Kate is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and Metro Denver Dental Society.

Dr. Kate Hakala

Dr. Kate Hakala is the oldest of 6 children. She graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 1982. After 3 years in private practice as a hygienist, she returned to CU and graduated with her D.D.S., cum laude, in 1989.

She now teaches at the dental school 1 morning a week, in addition to 4 days a week in private practice. She was appointed to the Colorado State Dental Board by Governor Owens and served on the board for 6 years.  She and her husband, Dirk, have been married for over 30 years and have 2 children. Dr. Kate is a member of the American Dental Association and American Association of Women Dentists.

Dr. Kate was named one of Colorado’s Top Dentists by 5280 Magazine 9 years in a row!

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I felt welcome and comfortable

I had a dental emergency and called 15 minutes before they were getting ready to leave and they stayed to treat me. Dr. Kate was wonderful! I don't have insurance but was in a ton of pain and they didn't charge out the wazoo for the start of my root canal. Dr. Kate noticed how much pain I was in and numbed me a little more so I'd be more comfortable for the rest of the night. I don't remember the hygienist's name but she was also just as nice and comforting. The dentist can cause me a lot of anxiety especially when I'm by myself but I didn't have any issues there.

I felt welcome and comfortable and I felt they were concerned about my pain and were gonna do whatever they could to help me. 

Dr. Kate also said she'd do some of the root canal procedure at no extra cost to me if I go back there to have the surgery (I have to have some bone removed). Needless to say I will be calling this afternoon to set up the next appointment to finish my root canal with Dr. Kate. I also really hope they accept my insurance once I get it in October as I'd love to have them be my family dentist. This dentist was amazing I have no complaints whatsoever.

- Charley B.

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