Dr. Crystal Umphlett has had a passion for dentistry for as long as she can remember. It was her own need for dental work at a young age that inspired her to become a general dentist. She was able to see first hand the effect a great dentist can have on one’s self-confidence and she aspired at a young age to be that dentist for others. As your dentist, Dr. Umphlett strives to form meaningful relationships while providing quality care in a comfortable atmosphere. She is committed to staying up to date with the industry’s top techniques by attending regular continuing education courses and collaborating with local specialists in order to provide the best care to her patients.
Dr. Umphlett received her undergraduate studies from the University of Wyoming and went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It was there she met her future husband, Dr. Dylan Arens. While Dylan was completing his studies, Crystal returned to her hometown of Cody, WY where she practiced for three years. Once Dylan graduated with his DDS, they relocated to Santa Fe, NM where they enjoyed practicing dentistry together.
In 2019 Dr. Umphlett made the move to Colorado Springs, where she and Dylan have enjoyed making Colorado their home. Being raised in Wyoming, she has always enjoyed the outdoors. Some of her favorite hobbies include snowboarding, camping, and hiking with her mini doodle, Murphy! She also enjoys watching sports and visiting her favorite local brewery, the Local Relic.
“As a dentist, I know I can wake up happy every morning, because helping people is what I love to do.”
Growing up in Nebraska, Dr. Arens gained an interest in the medical field very early in life. In high school, this interest quickly narrowed to Dentistry. He didn’t miss a beat and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry at the age of 25. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Arens moved to Santa Fe, NM where he worked as a general dentist. During his time in Santa Fe, Dr. Arens attended many continuing education courses around the country where he received training in many areas of Dentistry, including sedation and dental implants. Dr. Arens has made it his mission to continue furthering his skills to provide the most advanced treatments in dentistry.
In Dental School, Dr. Arens met his fiancé, Dr. Crystal Umphlett. Being from Cody, WY, Crystal quickly converted Dylan from a flat-lander to a mountain lover. After spending a couple years in Santa Fe, they both decided to move closer to their home states of Nebraska and Wyoming, and settled near Monument. Now on the Front Range, when the Doctors are not in the office, you can find them doing what they love to do; hiking, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and paddleboarding.
As a member of Four Seasons Dental, Dr. Arens finds much pleasure being involved with the community and helping all patients with their oral health needs!
Meet the Team
Andrea – Practice Manager
Ashley – Front Desk
Maribel – EDDA
Ethan- Dental Assistant
Perlita – EDDA