Dr. A Patrick Smithwick III, or Dr. Paddy as the patients call him, is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and reached attending status at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. After graduating from Hobart College, Dr. Paddy was trained at the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery (fun fact: it was the first dental school in the nation) where he placed in the top five percent on the National Dental Board Exam.
He continued his specialty training in pediatric dentistry for an additional two years at New York University and the world-renowned Bellevue Hospital where he was trained in growth and development, orthodontics, hospital dentistry, sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Paddy also trained at the RFK Center for the treatment of children with developmental disabilities and the Hassenfeld Center of Hematology and Oncology. While in New York, he was an integral part of the cranial facial/cleft lip and palate team at the NYU Medical Center. Phew! That was a lot of schooling!
Dr. Roger Castro, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Roger Castro is a pediatric dentist who helps kiddos maintain healthy smiles in Denver and the surrounding area. He attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. That’s where he made friends with his classmate Dr. Paddy! When he finished dental school, he headed to New York City and completed his residency in general dentistry at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center.
It wasn’t long before Dr. Castro realized how much he enjoyed working with kids, so he returned to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for a postdoctoral program in pediatric dentistry and even served as Chief Resident. Now, he treats children of all ages, including those with special needs. He absolutely loves his job and is dedicated to creating a fun, positive dental experience for kids and parents alike.
Dr. Justin Owens, Orthodontist
Dr. Justin Owens is an orthodontist who helps transform kids’ and teen’s smiles. He attended the University of Colorado School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. After practicing as a general dentist for four years, he headed back to the University of Colorado and became a certified specialist in orthodontics, graduating near the top of his class.
Now, the Denver resident, dad and smile extraordinaire, offers personalized orthodontic care to kids and teens with a dedication to balancing function, health and aesthetics. He firmly believes in open communication and strives to make the teeth-straightening process enjoyable for patients and their families.
Dr. Meredith Ghivizzani, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Meredith Ghivizzani recently moved to Denver with her fiancé to join the Kids Mile High Team! She has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Houston, Texas for the past few years, but was looking to be closer to family and the mountains.
Dr. Meredith is originally from Gainesville, Florida and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies, Go Gators! She then earned a Master’s of Science from the University of South Florida and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.