About Our Office
Dr. Jennifer L. Murphy – Cosmetic & General Dentist
Dr. Jennifer Murphy graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2006 from The Ohio State University. Prior to dental school she attended The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and also started four years on the volleyball team.
She is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Murphy enjoys working with patients to improve their oral health and subsequently their overall health.
Dr. Murphy moved to the Colorado Springs area in 2017 from Avon, OH. She and her husband were married in 2015 at the Garden of the Gods. She enjoys traveling, running, and yoga, and is a registered yoga teacher. Dr. Murphy likes to take advantage of all that the area has to offer with her husband Mark and rescue dog Madison.
Dr. Trent Listello – Oral Surgeon
Dr. Listello was born and raised in central Washington state. He attended Eastern Washington University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a pre-dental option. He received his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 2000. Following graduation from dental school, he completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
From 2001-2005, Dr. Listello served as a general dentist at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and Travis AFB in California. In the summer of 2005, he began an Air Force sponsored Oral & Maxillofacial surgery residency at Travis AFB, California, where he was trained in multiple surgical trainings including dental extractions, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, ENT, plastic surgery, general surgery, and trauma services. Dr. Listello graduated in 2009 with a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Since that time, he has served as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and is currently acting as Chief of Oral Surgery at the US Air Force Academy.
Dr. Pearl Lai – Periodontist
Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. It was there she discovered her passion for dentistry and subsequently went on to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Prior to her periodontics residency at Mayo Clinic, she practiced as a dentist in the Denver-metro area. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lai gained extensive experience in implant placement, osseous and soft tissue grafting. As a practicing periodontist Pearl enjoys her relationships with her patients and her colleagues as much as the care she provides. On her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and snowboarding.
“I look forward to meeting new people and fostering long term relationships. I find that dentistry and periodontics provides the perfect opportunity. It is very gratifying when I can help a person to achieve their optimum health.” –Dr. Lai
Dr. Paul Hamersky – Orthodontist
Dr. Paul Hamersky is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in chemical engineering, his DDS, and an MS in Orthodontics all while in Lincoln. He has practiced in and around the Denver area for over 25 years and has helped thousands of patients navigate the world of orthodontics. Paul is also an active practitioner of Invisalign and is experienced in helping patients deal with the challenges of sleep apnea.
Dr. Hamersky has been married to his wife for over 35 years and they have 3 grown children. He is an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan – regularly attending Husker football games – and regularly enjoys playing golf.
Mikalen – Office Manager
Mikalen is a native of Colorado growing up in Greeley Colorado and eventually moving further south to Colorado Springs. Mikalen graduated from the EDDA program at Front Range Community College in 2000. After over 17 years in dentistry she still finds a passion for helping educate patients in regards to their overall oral health. When Mikalen is not managing the team at Castle Pines Dental Group she enjoys keeping busy by playing in a volleyball league and attending her blended families 9 children’s sporting events and school functions!
Emily – Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Parker Colorado, Emily is a native to our beautiful state. Since 2015 she has enjoyed working with patients to motivate them to strive to achieve and maintain their best oral health. She also finds passion in expanding her knowledge with every unique case ranging from oral surgery to cosmetic dentistry, her love for the field just keeps growing! Outside of work, she likes to find adventure in the Colorado Rockies with friends and family.
Julie – Dental Hygienist
A Colorado resident since 2002, Julie Clarke has built a reputation for building trustworthy, well-researched advice to her patients and is passionate about providing the highest standard of care in the dental industry. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is building long-lasting relationships with many patients and being chosen to be their preventative care provider. Julie has her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, from the University of New Mexico. When she is not at work, she is having an adventure with her husband, Bill, and her children, Katelyn and Evan. Julie is proud to be a dental hygienist and looks forward to the opportunity to build new relationships.