Meet Dr. Avant
Dr. Avant has been chosen by his peers for "Top Dentists" in 5280 magazine from 2008 through 2012.
Dr. Daniel Avant has been creating beautiful smiles for more than 20 years. He earned his dental credentials from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and received a master’s degree in orthodontics from the Indiana School of Dentistry.
Dr. Avant completed additional training in Functional Occlusion for Orthodontics at the Roth-Williams Center in Burlingame, California. He holds professional memberships in several organizations, including the Colorado Springs Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and is a member of the Southern Colorado Cleft Palate Team.
Dr. Avant has completed the Roth-Williams course on Functional Occlusion, which emphasizes more than just straight teeth. The emphasis is on creating a bite where the teeth are working in harmony with the jaw joints and muscles. We focus on the details of tooth positions as well as the details of the bite relationship.
We place attachments on all of the teeth (including second molars), not just the ones that you can see upon smiling. We mount the study models of each patient's teeth on an instrument called an articulator. This is a joint measurement that shows the exact bite relationship and allows for extremely accurate treatment planning.
Meet our Staff
Our staff is highly trained and is able to perform advanced orthodontic care.
Alamosa OfficeAdministrative Assistant - Brenda
Brenda has worked with Dr. Avant for over 15 years and has been in orthodontics for over 20 years.Chairside Assistants - Sheila, Ashley and Cassie
Sheila, Ashley and Cassie have worked with Dr. Avant for over 10 years and have been in orthodontics for about 20 years.
Colorado Springs OfficeAdministrative Assistants - Diane and Aysha
Diane has worked with Dr. Avant for over 6 years and has been in Orthodontics for over 20 years. Aysha recently joined our team. Aysha works as both Administrative and Chairside Assistant.Chairside Assistants - Petra and Michelle
Petra and Michelle have worked with Dr. Avant for over 10 years and have been in orthodontics for over 15 years.