Mirage Dental Doctors and Staff

Dr. Michael Moroni

Dr MoroniDr. Moroni was raised in Northern California. He attended California State University at Hayward where he received his B.S. in Biology. In 1997, he graduated with his doctorate in dentistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his dental residency at the world famous Cleveland Clinic with emphasis in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s patients. In 1999, he moved to Colorado where he opened his private practice.

Dr. Moroni is a leader in the field of CAD/CAM Dentistry, which is the art of digital impressions to fabricate a same-day crown, veneer, or onlay. Unique in his field, Dr. Moroni is one of the only dental practitioners in the country that utilizes both the CEREC and PlanScan CAD/CAM systems presently at Mirage Dental. Dr. Moroni is a Beta Tester for the PlanScan, utilizing his expertise to make intelligent recommendations to the developers, so that the experience for the patient is improved. This state-of-the-art technology places Dr. Moroni as one of the top CAD/CAM dentists in the United States. Dr. Moroni is committed to quality care and has taken over 200 hours of continuing education yearly with emphasis in cosmetic and CAD/CAM dentistry.

Dr. Moroni enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and three daughters, Gabrielle, Isabella, and Allie.

Dr. Moroni belongs to many professional affiliations. Some of his professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society

Dr. Stephen Knox

Dr. Knox - Mirage Dental AssociatesDr. Knox grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a family of five children.  
He attended Oklahoma State University where graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in physiology and a minor in Spanish. 

In 2009, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry with honors.

After graduating dental school, Dr. Knox returned to his hometown where he spent seven years doing family dentistry.  He brought his family to beautiful Colorado because they love to spend their time together outdoors.

In his free time, Dr. Knox enjoys spending time with his wife Jeni, and his three boys, Riley, Ryker, and Rogan. Together they enjoy hiking, skiing, and biking.

When Dr. Knox is not with his family, he enjoys piloting recreational aircraft.

He is a member of the National Dental Honor Society, the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society.

Dr. Mark Bentele

Dr Bentele - Mirage Dental AssociatesDr. Bentele grew up in Macon, Missouri and was a National Merit Scholar at the University of Missouri - Columbia (MIZZOU) majoring in Biology. In 1986, Dr. Bentele received his DDS from the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry. He then graduated from an Air Force hospital based General Practice Residency gaining additional expertise in all dental specialty areas but particularly in oral surgery, general anesthesia/sedation and periodontics. After practicing a full spectrum of general dentistry in the Air Force for 10 years he was accepted to a 3-year orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and received his Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science (Go Bucks!). This included experience at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders. He completed a published thesis on orthodontic treatment need.

Dr. Bentele then practiced as an orthodontist at RAF Lakenheath in England where he was the head of a 3-orthodontist practice and a member of cleft palate and craniofacial deformities teams. Dr. Bentele then became the Chief of Orthodontics at the US Air Force Academy where he was a member of a dental implant team, the craniofacial deformities board and a faculty member for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program. His treatment experience includes over 200 orthognathic surgery patients - patients with significant growth or facial deformities. His military experiences included serving as the commander of the Air Force's version of a MASH unit during Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired from the AF as a Colonel in 2007.

Dr. Bentele is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Springs Dental Society, the American Association of Orthodontists, serves as a delegate to the Colorado Dental Association, and he is the Orthodontist for the cleft team at Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Dr. Michale Lueck

Dr. Lueck - Mirage Dental AssociatesDr. Lueck was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He decided in 3rd grade that he wanted to be a dentist. Prior to, and throughout college, Dr. Lueck worked as an assistant to an Oral Surgeon. He received a double degree Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Biology and Exercise Physiology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, Dr. Lueck commissioned in 2008 with the United States Air Force. He received the Air force Health Professions Scholarship and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Following dental school, Dr. Lueck was selected to attend an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. While there, he received advanced training in intravenous sedation with special emphasis on surgical dental procedures. Following residency, Dr. Lueck served with the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Dr. Lueck and his wife, Lara, spend most of their free time wrangling their two young sons, Michael and Jack, as well as their stubborn English bulldog, Charlotte, and her Corgi-mutt companion, Bella.

Dr. Lueck is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Kevin Goles

Dr. GolesDr. Goles is originally from Carson City, Nevada and finished his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada–Reno with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.D.S. from the #1 dental school in the U.S.* at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). He then graduated as the Top Resident in a General Dentistry residency (AEGD) through the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Washington where he became proficient in specialty dental procedures.

Dr. Goles co-founded an expanding homeless veterans clinic in Northern Michigan, which has been recognized with several national awards including the prestigious Bud Tarrson Leadership Award by the American Dental Association. Dr. Goles is still proudly serving our country in the U.S. Army as a Captain.

Dr. Goles fills his free time exploring Colorado’s great outdoors with his wife and their two rescue dogs. He also enjoys competing in endurance triathlons, trail running, and golfing.

His professional affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society

*according to the QS World University Rankings

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