Michael Moroni, DDS
Dr. 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 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
Adam Vega, DDS
Dr. Vega was born into a loving and hardworking family with two sisters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From an early age he has always shown an interest in solving problems and helping others, having built and worked on everything from roller skates and forts to sprinkler systems and computers for his family and friends. He has followed a varied path – while attending Colorado State University – Pueblo, where he received a B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry. After graduating in 2011, he worked as both an insurance agent and personal fitness coach. 2017 was a big year for Dr. Vega; he graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and married his classmate, Dr. Amanda Tompkins. As it turns out, although they only first met while in dental school, Adam and Amanda grew up less than a mile apart for most of their lives and shared several mutual friendships – things have a funny way of working out.
As Colorado natives, Adam and Amanda love all there is to do and explore in this beautiful state from a night out in Denver, to kayaking an isolated lake or a hike through the mountains. In his spare time, Dr. Vega enjoys woodworking and designing furniture and fishing, although he would like it better if it were called “catching.” He is also taking online and night classes to get his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
Dr. Vega lives in Castle Rock with Amanda and their two chihuahua dachshunds, Finnegan and Molly. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Colorado Dental Association.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at Mirage Dental Associates loves welcome patients to our office! We are passionate about helping you keep your smile healthy and go above and beyond to make your experience in our office as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Call us today at 720-733-3440 to make your appointment with our dentist in Castle Rock, Colorado! We are excited to meet you!
Brandy Kissinger – Dental Hygienist
Hi! My name is Brandy and I have been a dental hygienist with Mirage Dental since 2016. I have been in the dental field for 20 years and have been a hygienist for 15 years! I attended the University of Nebraska and then Central Community College to finish my dental hygiene degree. Both my husband and I grew up in a small town in Nebraska and are farm kids! I love college sports and the Broncos! Go big red! I have two daughters who play a lot of soccer and a stepson who is serving in the Air Force. I also have an amazing French bulldog. I enjoy the outdoors, working out and listening to live music! And I love living in Castle Rock!
Stacy Pepple – Dental Hygienist
Stacy has been a hygienist on the Mirage Dental team since 2005 and she has loved watching the practice thrive and grow over the years. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. Her passion is patient education that promotes dental and overall health while building individual relationships to help best meet each patient’s needs. Growing up in Castle Rock, Stacy knew moving to the Midwest for dental hygiene school would only be temporary, as she has always called Colorado home. She now lives in Sedalia with her husband and two active kids. In her spare time, she loves watching her son play football and basketball and her daughter dance and tumble. As a family, they enjoy spending time in the outdoors, cherish quiet evening around the dinner table and staying active in their church community. Family has always been important to Stacy, and she counts being a part of the Mirage Dental family as one of her many blessings in life.
Danielle Reynolds – Dental Hygienist
Danielle has been with Mirage Dental Associates since 2014 and practicing dental hygiene since 2013. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, she served in the Navy as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Aircraft Handler where she worked on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier during two deployments. After her time in the military, she returned to her home state of Pennsylvania where she graduated with her degree in dental hygiene. She loves educating patients on their oral health and focusing on each patient’s individual needs. In her spare time, Danielle loves spending time outside hiking, camping, and traveling to new places with her husband and daughter, Robin. Danielle’s favorite aspects of working at our practice is the fun atmosphere and supportive team!
Cara York – Dental Assistant
Cara has been with our team since 2013. She loves helping to restore smile after smile. Cara’s family is her anchor, and in autumn of 2017 she and her husband were blessed with a baby boy. They hope to further extend their family in coming years. Cara enjoys being outdoors with her family, hiking, ATV-ing, boating and playing on the lake.
Carmen Rose – Dental Assistant
Carmen has been with the Mirage team since 2015. She became a certified dental assistant at Pima Medical Institute in Colorado Springs in 2006. Carmen loves being part of our awesome team and uses her fantastic people skills and ability to multitask to help care for our patients. She enjoys being outdoors, whether in a park, a splash pad or just relaxing in the back yard. Carmen is a busy grandparent to two amazing grandchildren.
Megan joined Mirage Dental Associates in 2018. She loves learning more about teeth and dental care every day. Outside of the office, she enjoys working out and traveling the world.
Abby Larson – Patient Coordinator and Marketing
I have been with Mirage Dental since 2014. I love living in Colorado with my husband, my son Beau and two fur hunks, Arlo and Atlas. Between the topography and the endless supply of fun things to do, we are lucky to call this place home. Mirage is such a great environment, between the team working so well together and the amazing rapport we have with our patients. There is no other place I would rather be for my work landscape!
Favorite quote: “When the tide of life are against you, and the waves upset your boat, don’t shed a tear to what you fear, just lie on your back and float!”
Emily Love – Patient Coordinator
Emily has been with our team since 2013. She enjoys the friendship and teamwork at our office and loves working our team and patients. Emily and her husband Robert have one son, Coleman. Outside of the office, she loves to hike and be outside.
Kailee Miller – Patient Coordinator
Kailee has been with the Mirage Dental Associates team since 2014. She is currently attending college to earn her Bachelor’s degree. Kailee has two great parents and two younger sisters. She enjoys MMA training at the gym, competing with her horses and anything outdoors.
I am originally from California but I grew up in Northern Nevada. My husband and I moved to Colorado in 2017 when we were stationed here by the U.S. Army. We absolutely love it out here, and enjoy exploring and hiking with our dog, Benny. Mirage has been a wonderful addition to our new experience here, and it’s various that they truly care about their staff and their patients.